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Doug Wead: Romney Threatened Ron Paul with PR A-Bomb



This is an excellent interview by Doug Wead conducted by members of!  I would encourage folks to watch and share!


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Ron Paul’s Senior 2012 Campaign Adviser Doug Wead gives WeAreChange an exclusive interview about the Ron Paul RNC delegate controversy, criticism of Jesse Benton, and the real reason Ron Paul didn’t attack Mitt Romney during the campaign.

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Bullets Planted in Luggage of Ron Paul Delegate at 2012 RNC

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I was waiting to board my plane home from the 2012 RNC when a fellow Ron Paul supporter approached me by the name of Jackie Gloor. Jackie claims bullets were planted in her luggage; listen to her incredible story.



There is no proof as to who did this but after this campaign season and actions taken at the RNC it should be apparent to all that “they” will stop at nothing.  Be ever vigilant!


Paul backers triumphant at Iowa GOP convention



By Jennifer Jacobs

Ron Paul backers triumphant at Iowa GOP convention

The Republican Party of Iowa’s state convention took place today at Hy-Vee Hall in downtown Des Moines. (David Purdy/The Des Moines Register)

Ron Paul loyalists were triumphant at the Iowa GOP convention today, overcoming an attempt to knock very well-organized members of the liberty movement off the national convention rolls.

“The movement has a huge responsibility when it goes to Tampa to show Iowa we’re a real movement and we’re not there to be ramble rousers,” said Dubuque Republican Dave Cushman, a liberty activist and new GOP state central committee member.

After a two-day tug-of-war marked by bouts of angry shouting, Iowa Republicans elected 25 delegates to send to the national convention in Florida in late August.

By far, the majority will be Paul backers – much to the disappointment of some Iowa Republicans who wanted to send a more mixed “unity” delegation to vote for all-but-certain nominee Mitt Romney.

Cushman said he doesn’t anticipate any attempt to nominate Paul as president instead of Romney – members of the liberty movement simply want to espouse the Paul message.

“The goal is not to embarrass the party,” he said. “The goal is to make the party stronger and broaden the base, and walk the Republican talk.”

Delegates at the state convention today voted 794 to 689 to approve the official, Paul-heavy at-large slate. And Friday night, 11 of the 12 district delegates elected are backed by the Paul movement.


Lawyers for Ron Paul Lawsuit (with audio)



Lawyers for Ron Paul make HUGE announcement! We are Uniting to Change the World with President Paul!

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There was a conference call Thursday evening @ 10pm EST. This call was recorded and I have the link below. Two major announcements were disclosed, one being a update on the lawsuit and the other one I’ll let you be surprised by listening.
Here is the link:…35553&cmd=apop

As stated on The Daily Paul

The lawyers for Ron Paul have announced theybare taking over the Ron Paul campaign and they will challenge every single voter fraud claim this Whole election.
Romney rigged this election, & they claim they have proof.
the delegates will all be UNBOUND!
We are NOT letting this Tyrannical takeover Happen!!
This announcement happened at 10 pm Thursday.
The lawyers are offering support to EVERY DELEGATE TO ENSURE THEIR RIGHT TO VOTE THEIR CONSCIENCE! no matter what candidate they support, we will help them vote for their true choice.

The official press release from the Ron Paul 2012 campaign:

Ron Paul Campaign Announces ‘Attorneys for Ron Paul’ Nationwide Coalition




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Ron Paul Will Win Nevada, and the GOP Wants to Stop Him



By Allan Stevo

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In a shockingly brazen power trip, the national GOP has sent a threatening letter to Nevada Republicans demanding that they show support for former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney at their state convention this weekend.

The Nevada Republican Convention is the highest legislative body of the state’s Republican Party and the desultory letter seeks to challenge that autonomy. In the letter, Republican National Committee Chief Counsel John R. Phillipe, Jr., introduces a new way of thinking that entitles former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney to, in essence, veto the election of delegates that he is unhappy with. The text of the letter can be read here.

The letter, dated May 2, was addressed to newly-elected Nevada GOP Chairman Michael McDonald and ended on a paternalistic tone in which it threatened to strip all of Nevada’s delegates: “I believe it is highly likely that any committee with jurisdiction over the matter would find improper any change to the election, selection, allocation, or binding of delegates thus jeopardizing the seating of Nevada’s entire delegation to the National Convention.”

This letter points to a possible bias against Texas Congressman Ron Paul among the national Republican leadership and comes on the heels of strong Paul finishes over the last two weeks in Louisiana, Minnesota, Alaska, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts.

Las Vegas-based journalist John Ralston commented.

“Clearly the RNC fears that mischief at the Sparks convention this weekend could result in Ron Paul delegates taking Mitt Romney slots and then not abiding by GOP rules to vote for the presumptive nominee in the first ballot in Tampa. So they are trying to force McDonald to ensure the actual Romney delegates fill 20 of the 28 national convention slots, thus removing any question of who they will vote for.”

Republican voters aren’t moved. An unnamed Republican voter commented Thursday: ”The beautiful thing about our party is that it’s decentralized. The county parties can do what they want and the state parties can do what they want. This guy’s dreaming if he thinks he has a prayer influencing any decent Republican. Ron Paul’s not my first choice, but if some DC lawyer thinks I’m [going to] side with him over a decent guy like Paul, he doesn’t know Republicans very well … Mind your own business, D.C.”

Such pressure tricks are unlikely to work in a state like Nevada where Ron Paul supporters were rebuffed at the state convention four years ago after winning congressional district votes for Nevada delegates. GOP officials went so far as to turn off the lights in a windowless room as a method of adjourning the state convention. Instead of going home and sulking, Paul supporters fought back. Four years later, the GOP old guard is still feeling the blowback from 2008 as Ron Paul supporters have succeeded in influencing the party at almost all levels of government and removing the old guard from party positions statewide.

The Nevada Republican Convention is scheduled May 4-5 in Sparks, Nevada.



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Ron Paul, Paul Krugman face off in economic debate



By Justin Sink

Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman faced off for a televised debated on fiscal policy Monday afternoon in a battle likely to appeal to policy wonks on both sides of the political spectrum.

The two staked out positions that predictably offered sharp contrasts, with Paul emphasizing his belief in “very small government” during the appearance on Bloomberg TV.

“I emphasize personal liberties. I don’t like a managed economy, whether it’s through central economic planning or monetary policy or even Congress doing it. It’s a completely different philosophy that markets are supposed to work, you know, in a natural way,” the Texas congressman said.

Krugman, meanwhile, described Paul as “living in the world that was 150 years ago.”

“History tells us that in fact a completely unmanaged economy is subject to extreme volatility, subject to extreme downturns. I know this legend that some people like that the Great Depression was somehow caused by the government or the Federal Reserve, but that’s not true. The reality is it was a market economy run amok, which happens repeatedly,” the Nobel Prize-winning economist said.

That prompted Paul to one-up Krugman, saying the columnist “wants to go back 1,000 years or 2,000 years just as the Romans and the Greeks and all other countries debased their currency.”

“What did the Romans do to their currency? The Byzantine Empire had a gold standard for a thousand years and they did quite well and they didn’t fight wars. But the Roman empire eventually destroyed their currency. They put in wage and price controls before they diluted the metals. They inflated. They thought wealth could come by fooling the people,” Paul said.

Krugman, offering a wiry smile, quipped that, “I’m not a defender of the economic policies of the Emperor Diocletion, let’s make that clear.”

While the two ideological foes broke little new ground, the conversation nevertheless provided a fairly substantive discussion for mid-afternoon cable news.

Paul also pledged to stay in the Republican presidential race until “all the votes are counted.”

“Just look at this last week. The news is very favorable to us. We could even end up winning Iowa, ironically enough. In Minnesota, we’re doing well, and Maine, Nevada and Missouri. We’re doing very, very well. Some of the states we could very well win or come up very much because the delegate process is completely different than these straw votes. We’re pleased … It’s another month or so until they count all the delegates and we find out where we stand,” Paul said.

The Texas congressman added that his support for presumptive nominee Mitt Romney “depends” on what his platform would end up being.

“If I disagree with every single thing in his platform, it’s going to be tough. If it’s 100 percent opposite on everything I have said on civil liberties, on war issues, on spending cuts, on monetary policy, you know, what can I do?” Paul said. “We have millions of people now supporting our campaign, and millions that haven’t been heard from because they’re independents and Democrats that are unhappy with Obama. To support somebody that might have 100 percent opposite views of mine would be difficult. Hopefully [Romney] sticks to his guns about not raising taxes.”

Ron Paul Scares GOP With Novel Strategy of Knowing Election Rules



Ron Paul, GOP, StrategyMitt Romney swept the East Coast primaries last night, leaving us with the crushing realization that we’re going to be stuck with seven months worth of retreaded jokes about Romney’s lack of human touch, like dogs stuck a top Mitt’s car. At this point, the last interesting subplot in the Republican primary involves the potential  influence America’s most intelligent and ideologically consistent lawn gnome, Ron Paul, may exert on the convention in Tampa.

Judging by his performance in Rhode Island and Pennsylvania, where he finished ahead of Newt Gingrich and is likely to garner several delegates, it will be some time before Paul is forced to return to his former profession of yelling at squirrels while handing out poorly mimeographed newsletters at the local park. Paul’s relative success — he’s generally improved on his 2008 performance — is a result of a novel strategy known as “study the fucking delegates selection rules and follow through after each caucus.”

Not everyone in the GOP is happy with the Paul campaign’s organizational strength. At a county caucus in Washington State, a Republican official tried to shut down a meeting after a Paul supporter had been elected to chair the gathering.

It’s such nefarious rule-learning and organization that will allow Paul to control the Minnesota delegation to the Republican National Convention…

Paul took home 20 of the 24 possible delegates and nearly all the alternative delegates Saturday during the Minnesota congressional district conventions….

Thirteen more at-large delegates will be chosen at the Minnesota state convention, but the delegation demographics there will be very similar to those in the congressional districts, and Paul appears poised to come away with even more delegates after the May 4 convention.

Similarly, Paul is on track to win a majority of Iowa’s delegates, despite coming in third place in the unofficial statewide tally. This means the Iowa Caucuses have now had three winners over the past few months, which begs the question — who do these indecisive Iowa voters think they are, Mitt Romney?

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Missouri GOP BUSTED AGAIN For Trying to Block Ron Paul From Winning!

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Missouri had a GOP convention 4/21/12 to select delegates for the national convention. Yet again, Missouri GOP leadership is trying to prevent the voice of the people from being heard.


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Ron Paul Delegate Strategy Working; Alaska GOP Tries to Block Paul Delegates from State Conventions



By Joe Wolverton, II

Despite the best efforts by the mainstream media to black out all news related to Ron Paul, word is leaking out that the Texas Congressman’s strategy to win delegates is succeeding.

First, the news from Missouri is very encouraging to those who recognize in Ron Paul the best hope for a President who will honor his oath of office to “preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States.”


On March 17, the Republican Party Caucus held in St. Charles County, Missouri, made national news after confrontations there resulted in two arrests and the failure of the group to award any delegates.


Last week, the county GOP tried again and this time the police were not involved, and delegates to the state and district conventions were elected and every one of the 147 delegates who will attend the two conventions will represent Ron Paul.


Paul’s Show Me State success comes despite the fact that former candidate Rick Santorum won the caucus vote in Missouri with 55 percent of the vote. Presumed nominee Mitt Romney finished second with 25 percent, and Ron Paul came in a distant third with only 12 percent of the vote.


Mike Carter, a candidate for Missouri Lieutenant Governor, was present at both caucus meetings and describes the very different atmosphere and outcome:


The March 17th venue wasn’t expecting such a huge turnout. It swirled with rumors of rampant establishment-candidate favoritism, rule bending and disagreements about decorum. Tensions were high and things got out of hand. When we reconvened on April 10, things were much improved. The event was very organized and successful; of course, Ron Paul won very handily.


The GOP in Missouri is clearly dealing with new and growing forces within the party; the Ron Paul effort is more committed and organized than any party has witnessed in recent history — even more so than Obama’s ’08 machine. Paul’s successes are steadily creeping up in several areas around the country, including Missouri, Minnesota, Colorado, Alaska, Maine, Texas and many more.


There is convincing evidence that Carter may be correct in his assessment of the actual delegate landscape in the Republican Party’s bid to take control of the White House from Barack Obama.
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