Daily Archives: August 13, 2011

Ron Paul Takes Very Close Second in Ames

AMES, IOWA – August 13, 2011 – News reports, as well as Ron Paul himself, indicated that the twelve-term Texas congressman was expected to do well in today’s straw poll in Ames.  Today’s second-place finish – by a razor-thin margin against local favorite Rep. Michele Bachmann – is a clear victory for Congressman Paul, who […]

Queensboro Bridge Electronic Road Sign Advertises Ron Paul

Source: http://gothamist.com An electronic sign at the entrance to the Queensboro Bridge…oh, okay, Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge in Queens serves two purposes: to notify motorists that bridge washing begins on Monday (FINALLY!) and to cheer on Ron Paul’s 2012 presidential campaign. The tipster who took these photos last night, Zachary Leven, tells us he finds […]

Ames: Mainstream Moves Toward Paul

Source: http://www.ronpaul2012.com Ron Paul just gave an outdoor address to one of the largest crowds of the day. Introduced by son Rand and with his family in the background, Paul hit on his themes of sound money, limited government and a saner foreign policy. Ron also noted that his surging popularity isn’t due to him […]

Ron Paul comes in from the fringe

Source: http://www.latimes.com By Seema Mehta, Los Angeles TimesAugust 13, 2011 The congressman and presidential hopeful, whose warnings on the economy brought eye rolls four years ago, now hears validation from other candidates. He could shake up the GOP contest.   Reporting from Cedar Rapids, Iowa— Laura Burkett, a conservative Republican from Coralville, Iowa, didn’t give […]

Rick Perry’s Crony Capitalism Problem

Source: http://online.wsj.com By CHARLES DAMERON The presidential candidate’s signature economic development initiative has raised questions among conservatives. Gov. Rick Perry’s presidential pitch goes something like this: During one of the worst recessions in American history, he’s kept his state “open for business.” In the last two years, Texas created over a quarter of a million […]