How Much Do You Know About Ron Paul (R-TX)?
It’s an interesting thing to us around here that the candidate that seems to be getting the most attention from The People (you know – as in “We The People”) has been virtually ignored or downright excluded from discussions, debates, “serious news coverage,” etc. Now – we’re not here to suggest anything “funny” is going on (oh yes we are) but, like we said – it’s “interesting.”
We’re not going to tell you who to vote for – our readers are among the smartest on the ‘net and can decide for yourselves – but we think you should be given ALL the information – something apparently ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, and Fox don’t agree with.
The fact of the matter is that “THEY” have decided that Ron Paul can’t win – and so you don’t get the opportunity to hear about him. Oddly enough, we hear plenty about John McCain – and yet Dr. Paul has raised more money than McCain. We think you owe it to yourselves to at least check him out and see if he shares your views on the issues – the same thing we want you to do with the “major” candidates.
Read the article below – and then Google “Ron Paul.” You’ll get an education. Also take a look at an article on a non-political site – we’re not the only ones talking!
Paul’s Active Service Member Donations Get Noticed
Rep. Ron Paul (Texas), the anti-Iraq war candidate for the Republican presidential nomination and darling of the Internet, said his colleagues have taken notice that he has raised more money from active service members than any other GOP White House hopeful.
“Lots of military people turned out to be aware that our campaign got more donations from soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines than any other,” said Paul in a statement on his website. “Funny, that made a big impression in Congress too. Many of my colleagues were amazed and encouraged that you can be against this unconstitutional and disastrous war, and get military support.”
While campaign spokesman Jesse Benton did not name names, he said that “two southern Republicans” recently approached Paul. They noted that his success in getting money from members of the active military is “turning some heads.”
Paul said it is “an outrage that we are accused of not supporting the troops” and called it a “scam when the warmongers claim to be pro-soldier.”
Despite his popularity on the Internet and a surprisingly strong second quarter fund-raising effort, which saw his campaign haul in $2.4 million, Paul is universally considered as a long shot candidate for the nomination.
However, he told supporters that he is “cautiously optimistic” about next week’s Iowa straw poll.
Paul also noted that he has received some good press about being frugal with his campaign contributions.
“I treat every donation with care, since it comes from a good American who shares our hope for the future, and who had to work hard to earn that money,” Paul said.
Benton added that the prudence in spending is a sign of what is to come.
“The way he runs his campaign is a microcosm of how he would run the country,” said Benton of his boss. He added that Paul would spend money where it needs to be spent but would otherwise be careful not to waste a penny.