Thursday, January 31, 2008

5 Million Dollar Boost

Dr. Paul is asking for a 5 Million Dollar boost ASAP to be able to have a good showing on Super Tuesday (February 5th).

Many of us are giving on February 1st in honor of Dr. Paul and his wife, Carol's 51st anniversary.

Please do what you can to help spread this message to the two dozen states that vote next Tuesday.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Know Before You Vote

One of the best voting guides I've seen:

And then there were four!

Giuliani has backed out of the race and has endorsed shocker there.

Huckabee is expected to drop out soon, but many commentators are saying he will not do it until after Super Tuesday to avoid his rival, Romney, getting his votes.

But the kicker is how all the news broadcasts keep repeating that it will soon be a two-man race.

Even now, after seven candidates have dropped out, after Ron Paul has broken record after record for fundraising and won nearly all straw polls, he still is getting ignored and labeled as the long shot?

Wasn't Giuliani given the title of front-runner not long ago? Maybe people should stop listening to the mainstream media for their political information. They obviously don't have their facts straight.

Ron Paul is one step closer to the national convention but remember, he can't do it without our continued support. And as much a we loathe the idea that campaigns revolve around money...well, until we can effectively change the game, we need to play by their rules.

The best thing we can do for Ron Paul now is to donate and donate regularly. It doesn't matter if all you can commit to is $20 a paycheck. That $20 (or whatever amount it is that you're comfortable with) is the best thing we can do to help propel him nationally.

Need something else to do? Encourage supporters in other states to canvass - it's a tried and true method that has shown to work. Also, if you hear a newscast or radio show that censors Ron Pul, call in or email and remind them he's not out of the race yet!

Our job in Nevada may be done for now but their is still a long way to go until we can breath easy.

Go Ron Paul!

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

HQ Update

Monday, January 28, 2008

Sunday, January 27, 2008

AL Republican Assembly Endorses Ron Paul

The Alabama Republican Assembly endorsed Ron Paul at their state convention today in Birmingham.

The endorsement required a 2/3rds majority of registered delegates. Ron Paul received the 2/3rds on the first ballot! Mike Huckabee came in second.

Convention chair Elaine Little noted that, with the crowded field, it was unusual that an endorsement would be won on the first ballot.

The group also held a straw poll that was open to the public. The winner of the straw poll was Ron Paul, with 81%.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Liberty Tax - Spread the Word

Well, here we are, about 12 days until Super Tuesday...

We just performed a medium moneybomb on the 21st of January and
produced 1.8 million dollars for the campaign.

Mitt Romney is buying the Presidency with his own money.
McCain just raised $7 Million over the last month.
Giuliani is broke.
Huckabee is broke.

McCain is surging in the polls and appears to be doing better in
the primaries.

We need to do something. If we sit and wait, we lose. If we
generate momentum we win.

We need to demoralize the other campaigns. We need to drive fear
into the hearts of the establishment and show that Ron Paul and his
supporters are fully committed are are ready to go the distance.

So here is the plan and we all need to participate:

On February 3rd (2 days before Super Tuesday) we will fund Ron
Pauls General Election. We will show our forward thinking and our
massive support for the freedom message. We need to attract the
previous Thompson voters, the previous Gravel voters, and now the
Kusinich voters to take a stand and not waiver.

The MoneyBomb(s) have been the most effective tool we have toward
showing support and driving a wedge into the minds of
the other campaigns. We are fighting a battle of ideologies, true
but on the ground, we are fighting a battle of wills.

Everyone wants to be on a winning team. This is why we must show
the other campaigns, and the undecided voters who is determined,
who has the loudest voice, who has the greatest backing, and who is
more determined to win.

On February 3rd. We need 20,000 (as many as possible) people to
donate $500 each. This mass donation event has been in stealth mode
so as not to attract the media who can then warp it to their
message. The intent is to "out of nowhere" produce a ridiculous
amount of support for Ron Paul. The "out of nowhere" is vital. is the website for the event.

This will take a small amount of work on your (our) part. If we
commit to at least 30 minutes of time each within the next two
days we can make this massive event happen.

Here is what is needed from each of us.

1. Set aside 30 minutes during the next two days to be in front of
your computer.

2. Start the clock on the half hour and proceed to visit as many
blogs, meetup group websites, message boards, comment sections as
possible. Visit politics oriented websites, conservative oriented
websites, Fred Thompson websites, Kucinich websites, Diggs,
MySpaces, Facebooks, etc.

3. Then send an email to a minimum of 10 other people. These people
should be friends of Ron Paul or emails gotten from freedom
movement websites. Could even be webmasters, or
addresses. Tell the folks you send an email to who you are and that
we are doing up a sneak moneybomb for Ron Paul. If they want to do
away with the IRS, now is the time to prove it. Paste the content
of this email to your own. - Bottom line is get the word out.

4. If you own a website, there are banners available on the site to use.

That is all that is required to pull in $10,000,000.00. (30 minutes

I have sent this email to 800 of you, so collectively 800 folks
spending 30 minutes to get the word out this weekend creates 24,000
hours spent advertising the event

Maybe you do not want to partake in the event, maybe you don't have
$500 dollars, this is completely understandable. Please help
donating 30 minutes toward spreading the word.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Paul Claims Boondoggle on the Bayou

ABC News' Z. Byron Wolf: Not too many people paid too much attention to the Louisiana Caucus on Wednesday. John McCain won and Ron Paul logged his second second place finish of the primarycaucus season after his showing at the Nevada caucus last Saturday.

For Paul, R-Tex., Louisiana is really more of a third place finish since finishing ahead of the winner, John McCain, was "uncommitted pro-life."

But the Paul campaign says they got second place and maybe should have gotten first.

In a statement this afternoon, they allege that Paul supporters were forced to file provisional ballots even when they were pre-registered as delegates for Paul and they accuse the Louisiana Republican party of changing the rules at the last minute.

Paul campaign statement:

The failure of the Louisiana GOP to properly determine who was and wasn't eligible to vote threw this entire process into disarray," said Ron Paul campaign manager Lew Moore. "The party needs to correct this mistake by counting all the votes immediately, and releasing the results."

Due to mistakes by the Louisiana GOP, hundreds of voters were forced to file provisional ballots, including nearly 500 that could change the outcome of the election. According to party officials, caucus locations relied on a voter list from November 1, 2007 despite the fact that under caucus rules, voters must have registered Republican by November 30, 2007.

In multiple instances, state-certified Ron Paul delegates that were on the ballot were forced to file a provisional ballot despite the fact they were pre-approved as delegates.

The Louisiana State GOP also changed the rules at the last minute to allow other candidates to file more delegates. At the time of the original January 10 deadline, Ron Paul had the largest number of delegates pledged to him. The party then changed the rules to give other candidates until January 12 to file more delegates.

It's a confusing process in Louisiana and a trip to the Louisiana Republican Party does not clear things up. They don't even assign numerical totals to show how big the gap between places one and two and three were. In fact, at the website, a statement from party chairman Roger Villere Jr. only says Paul "appear to have captured the next highest number of delegate positions."

But Villere did praise Paul's supporters for having dash.

"I applaud the supporters of Congressman Paul for their enthusiasm and superior organizational ability. Our Party needs the infusion of new activists who have both political skill and a passion for protecting the freedoms guaranteed to us by the Constitution," he said. "I left the caucus with a renewed commitment to promote our core Republican principles of limited government and individual freedom, thanks to the zeal displayed by Congressman Paul's Louisiana supporters," Villere says on the website.

According to the website, more than 10,000 Louisana Republicans met yesterday to elect delegates to their state convention. Those delegates, led by those currently lobbying for uncommitted, will ultimately award delegates to candidates for the Republican National Convention.

ABC News tried to speak to an official representative of the Louisiana Republican party, but the phone number listed on the website rings busy.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Message from Campaign (with newest Endorsements)

January 22, 2008

Yesterday, you raised over $1.85 million for Ron Paul. Congratulations, and thank you so much!

It's been a great few days to be a supporter of Ron Paul, and not only because of the successful fundraising day or our great second-place showing in Nevada.

On the endorsement front, Ron Paul has won the support of three significant public figures in the last two days.

Yesterday, former New Mexico Governor Gary "Veto" Johnson announced that he is supporting Dr. Paul for president. Governor Johnson is an icon to small-government conservatives and libertarians for his long-standing commitment to the principles of the Founders. You can read our press release here.

This morning, Ron Paul also received the glowing endorsement of Donald L. Luskin, a prominent financial commentator on CNBC and Chief Investment Officer for Trend Macrolytics LLC. You can read Don's editorial in National Review about why Ron Paul is right for America here.

Finally, Dr. Paul hosted a press conference this morning with well-known pro-life activist Norma McCorvey, better known as 'Jane Roe' from the infamous Supreme Court decision, Roe v. Wade.

Much more good news about the campaign is coming soon, and all of it is made possible by your support. Here are some ways that you can immediately help to keep building our momentum:

1. Become a Precinct Leader: We really need to fill spots for precinct leaders around the country. Outside of donating, this is the most critical thing you can do to get Dr. Paul elected. Help us by signing up in your area.

2. Spread the Word: We've created a great tool to help you get the word out to your friends about why Ron Paul should be our next president. Check it out here.

3. Donate: Keep in mind that we need financial contributions from our loyal supporters every day - and more so now than ever. Remember, there are an astounding 22 primaries and caucuses coming up on Super Tuesday. If you didn't get a chance to give yesterday, you still can help us compete in all of the upcoming primaries and caucuses by donating today:

Thanks again!

Jonathan Bydlak
Fundraising Director
Ron Paul 2008

P.S. For those of you who haven't heard, Mike Huckabee's campaign is broke and like Guilini is asking staff to go without pay. Don't let the same thing happen to Ron Paul. After all, where else would Mike Huckabee get all of his ideas? Contribute today!

And then there were five...

Fred Thompson Quits Presidential Race
Jan 22 03:31 PM US/Eastern

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) - Former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson quit the Republican presidential race on Tuesday, after a string of poor finishes in early primary and caucus states.

"Today, I have withdrawn my candidacy for president of the United States. I hope that my country and my party have benefited from our having made this effort," Thompson said in a statement.

Thompson's fate was sealed last Saturday in the South Carolina primary, when he finished third in a state that he had said he needed to win.

In the statement, Thompson did not say whether he would endorse any of his former rivals. He was one of a handful of members of Congress who supported Arizona Sen. John McCain in 2000 in his unsuccessful race against George W. Bush for the party nomination.

The actor-politician best known as the gruff district attorney on NBC's "Law & Order" placed third in Iowa and South Carolina, two states seemingly in line with his right-leaning pitch and laid-back style, and fared even worse in the four other states that have held contests thus far. Money already tight, he ran out of it altogether as the losses piled up.

Thompson departs the most wide open Republican race in half a century; three candidates each having won in the six states that have voted.

In Florida, McCain, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani are battling for the lead ahead of its Jan. 29 primary, while former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee evaluates his next steps amid money troubles of his own.

[This article, of course, makes no mention of Ron Paul's successful fundraising and his gaining success. But we all know who the frontrunners are! I'm taking bets on who is next to leave the race - Guiliani and Huckabee. I'm going with the Mayor!]

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Moving Forward!

The Nevada caucus is over and despite Dr. Paul impressive showing, he still isn't getting the media coverage he deserves.

We're not done yet!

Louisiana holds in caucus on January 22nd (it's primary on Feb 9) with Hawaii, Florida and California following closely behind.

How can you help?

First commit to donating, even a small amount, every payday between now and Super Tuesday (Feb 5th). You can follow this link to signup:

Then check back here soon to read some others ways to help out these earlier primary/caucus states! (Don't forget to sread the word about Ron Paul's PayDay!)

Monday, January 21, 2008

Please Read

My name is Vijay Boyapati, I'm Director of Operation Live Free or Die (

Some of you may remember me from the interview with Dr Paul at Google (skip to 42:31 in the interview - that's me).

I'm writing to you because we're at a turning point in Ron's campaign. In the short history of this Revolution we're in the best position we've ever been in. I don't mean to sound hyperbolic and nor am I exaggerating. Consider these facts:

- Two Republican Presidential candidates (Tancredo and Hunter) have dropped out of the race for want of both money and support. Along with Ron, Tancredo and Hunter were the only candidates truly strong on fixing illegal immigration. Illegal immigration is a huge issue for many voters, and Ron is now the only candidate left with a sterling record on the issue.

- Fred Thompson has had no successes in any states and finished a distant third in South Carolina where he needed a strong result. He has little money and no grassroots support. It's very likely that he'll drop out of the race in the near future.

- While both Huckabee and McCain have won some states, neither has established a clear lead. Neither has significant financial resources, and both will struggle to advertise in the super Tuesday states.

- Rudy Giuliani has chosen a very risky strategy of focusing his efforts on Florida, and has done abysmally in every other state. If he doesn't post a victory in Florida his campaign will essentially be dead.

All the while, Dr Paul has has built an enormous war-chest that will allow him to be among the very few candidates who can afford to advertise in a significant way in the huge super Tuesday states (California, Illinois, New York etc).

Further, only a small fraction of the total delegates necessary for the party nomination have been decided. The Republican race is still wide open. We still have a terrific opportunity to shock the media and the country with a strong showing.

This is not the time for despair. It is not the time for complacency. It not the time to abandon the American Revolution. Now is the time for our greatest effort in the glorious cause of human freedom.

So I ask each of you to help us deliver a third huge fund-raising day for Dr Paul on January 21st (this Monday) by promoting this effort as much as possible in your meetup group:

The money we raise will allow Dr Paul to dominate the air-waves in the days leading up to super-Tuesday.

I also ask that you participate in a march in your city and contact your local press to let them know this is part of a national movement. Even if you're only able to march with 5 or 10 fellow supporters, you should do so. Together we'll show that ours is a national movement. That freedom is not forgotten in our beloved Republic. And that we will not stop the fight until our Government acknowledges our urgent entreaty: we demand liberty and justice for all Americans.

Vijay Boyapati
Director of Operation Live Free or Die

[The Las Vegas MeetUp group is orchestrating a rally today at 3pm in front of the NYNY.]

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Watch Caucus Results

These sites are reporting the Nevada Caucus results and are updating as soon as the votes come in.

State Results:

County Results:

Something for all Ron Paul supporters to remember: Dr. Paul may not be coming in first but he has an overwhelming number of delegates; more than any other candidate. Finishing in the top three is great to ensure enthusiasm but delegates are the make-or-break.

Go Ron Paul!

Friday, January 18, 2008

McCain's Reckless "100 years in Iraq" Comment Endangers Americans

In response to John McCain's comment at a recent town hall event that he would be fine with keeping American troops in Iraq for 100 - or even 1 million years - Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul issued the following statement:

"John McCain's statement in favor of keeping troops in Iraq for 100 years
or longer puts him out of sync with the majority of Americans, who want our
troops to come home. Further, his comments recklessly put America at risk as
such a statement will likely serve as a recruiting tool for Bin Laden and Al
Qaeda, who appeal to radicals and incite violence against Americans by claiming
that the US desires to occupy the Middle East indefinitely.

It is time to act in the true national security interest of the United
States and begin withdrawal from Iraq and the rest of the Middle East
immediately. Americans will be far safer under a pro-America foreign policy that
seeks to end the dangerous idea that the US should be the policeman of the

Further, the financial costs of keeping troops in Iraq for a century would
be massive - in addition to the steep price in American lives. If John
McCain really wants such a long term presence, he needs to level with the
American people and tell them that his policy means we will not be able to
fulfill our obligations here at home."

According to quarterly FEC reports, Dr. Ron Paul is supported by more active duty and retired military retirees than any other candidate to be the next commander in chief. An investigation by the Houston Chronicle revealed that Congressman Paul received "more donations from current military and retired military than any other candidate."

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Meet Ron Paul TODAY!

Ron Paul will meet and greet local supporters at:

Peter Piper Pizza
560 South Decatur (next to Arizona Charlie's)
Las Vegas, NV

6:00pm - 6:45pm

The pizza place has been nice enough to allow us to meet Dr. Paul at their location for free so please help them out and make us look good by patronizing their establishment. Have fun, eat some pizza, meet Ron Paul and then ALL THOSE THAT ARE CENTRAL COMMITTEE MEMBERS can go next door to the meeting at Arizona Charlie's and support our candidate Robert Holloway for Chairman of the CCRCC!

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Caucus and Primary Results

Iowa: Ron Paul came in with 10% of the votes and 2 committed delegates. He ranked 5th place above Mayor Rudy Giuliani.

Wyoming: 2nd place! However he got zero delegates (that we know of). This is a great example of why you should become a delegate in NV! (Info on becoming a delegate in Clark County on this blog.)

New Hampshire: Ranked 5th place with 8% of the votes and an uncertain number of delegates. However, the Boston Globe is reporting a recount is to be done when several hundred people called the GOP and stated they voted for Ron Paul but their counties came back showing no votes for him. I'll update this recount info when I have substantiated details. (They are also recounting the Democratic side stating there are major discrepancies on both sides when it comes to machine counts vs hand counts, as well as missing votes completely.)


Our caucus is this Saturday, the 19th! You can go to to find your precinct location. Please be sure to show up for this as some info I received prior stated that only delegates could vote for Ron Paul, when in fact the preference poll is open to all attendees. We need you there! Better yet, we need you to become a delegate so we don't have a repeat of what happened in Wyoming.

Need quick info about canvasing or the caucus? Check out this page for Clark County residents:

Call the Clark County Ron Paul Headquarters at (702) 430-1407 for more info or to help the campaign in any way. Even a small amount of help is huge and much needed right now.

Dr. Paul coming to Nevada this week!

Ron Paul will be visiting Nevada beginning today, January 13th. His trip through the Silver State will begin in Pahrump. Dr. Paul will visit with Nye County Republicans at the Bob Ruud Community Center in Pahrump, Nevada. The Community Center is located at 150 North Highway 160. The event will begin at 7 pm and end at 8:30 pm.

Dr. Paul will then head north to Reno for media events on the morning of Monday, January 14th. He will meet with supporters and undecided voters at a local restaurant. Then he will head south to Carson City to hold a rally at Comma Coffee at 312 South Carson Street. The media and the general public are invited to attend.

The next stop for the Texas Congressman will be in Las Vegas on Tuesday the 15th. He will meet with various media outlets in the morning. At 12:30 pm, Dr. Paul will attend the Third Tuesday Coalition Luncheon hosted by the Nevada Policy Research Institute, which will be attended by Clark County Republicans.

Later in the afternoon, Dr. Paul will meet with Nevada voters concerned about border security as well as some citizens' group leaders concerned about border security from Nevada and other western states at the Memphis Championship Barbecue in Las Vegas.

For additional details about Dr. Paul's trip to Nevada, please contact Jennifer Terhune, Ron Paul 2008 Nevada Communications Coordinator, in Reno at 775-741-9163 or Jeff Greenspan, Ron Paul 2008 Regional Campaign Coordinator, in Las Vegas at 602-690-4288.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

A Great Resource

This is a great resource for introducing freinds and family to Ron Paul's message:

It's a bit long but is truly eye-opening, informative and really fantastic! Despite the length I couldn't peel myself away from it.

Huckabee Not the Best for Homeschoolers

Mary Pride, the publisher of Practical Homeschooling, recently published an article worth the time to read. I find it important to know our competition to be able to intelligibly stand up for our candidate, Ron Paul.

Read her article here: Huckabee Not the Best for Homeschoolers

Follow the link on the bottom of the article (or here) for a very good candidate comparison.

Monday, January 7, 2008

Send Your Endorsement!

Message from Shana Kluck, National Coordinator of Homeschoolers for Ron Paul:

Let's show the world how many homeschoolers support Dr. Paul!

The campaign is going to add a "Homeschoolers Endorse Ron Paul" page to
their site. It would be great if every single one of you would send me a
short endorsement statement about why you, as a homeschooler, choose to support
Ron Paul. Include a short bio- names, state, how long you've homeschooled,
etc. If you know other homeschooling supporters that are not on this list,
please forward this info to them.

Please send your endorsement to [my email] with "Endorse" in the subject
line. I'm collecting them all and sending them to Jonathan Bydlak in a
single email. He's overwhelmed with the number of emails coming in from
other sources and we felt that this would make it easier for him.

Thank you!

Important Info on the Issues

Here are some links to Ron Paul's stance on the important issues that matter most to homeschoolers:

Parents must have control of education

Congratulating Home Educators and Homeschooled Students

Statement of Faith

[I thought this had posted several weeks ago but apparently did not. Sorry for the delay n the resources!]

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Write the HSLDA!

The HSLDA (Home School Legal Defense Association) has openly endorsed Mike Huckabee for the 2008 Presidential Election. I'm not going to mud-sling and i'm sure Huckabee always has the best intentions, but as Ron Paul says "The reality, though, is that parents - not "well-meaning" politicians - know what options are best for their kids' education."

Write the HSLDA about the beautiful glory that is Ron Paul!

Send your respectful thoughts to:

William A. Estrada

Director of Federal Relations

One Patrick Henry Circle

Purcellville, VA 20132

Phone: (540) 338-5600

Fax: (540) 338-8606

E-mail: or if that doesn't work,

For a sample letter visit the campaign website here.

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Put On Your Walking Shoes!

Ron Paul volunteers around Clark County are organizing a canvassing blitz and need your help! Canvassing is the tried and true way to reach voters and impact Clark County for Ron Paul. Canvassing entails knocking on the doors of your Republican neighbors and asking them for your (or someone else's) help in becoming a delegate.

I recently canvassed my precinct and was pleasantly surprised at the response. Even those who are not Ron Paul supporters are still friendly. And aside from those who have committed to supporting Ron Paul, I met some great neighbors!

If you have yet to walk your precinct, there are volunteers who can help tackle the job. Can you help others in return? In groups a precinct can easily be canvassed in just a few hours, several precincts in a weekend.

I will be heading out to help others canvas next weekend, January 12 and 13. I, and others, are willing to help you canvas your precinct, or if you're finished, welcome you to help others canvas theirs. Don't be afraid to ask!

If you would like to participate in the canvassing blitz, please contact me (via my email on my blog profile) or email local campaign staff and canvassing guru, Ted Keithly at for more details.

Added bonus! Get some cardio and fresh air!