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May 11, 2007

Congressman Ron Paul now has the most YouTube subscribers among the Republican candidates for president. During the last 24 hours, Congressman Paul passed Mitt Romney to take the #1 spot.

Paul: 1,961
Romney: 1,889
Giuliani: 1,276
McCain: 1,184
Hunter: 246
Huckabee: 146
Tancredo: 136
Brownback: 65
Gilmore: 26

[url=http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=RonPaul2008dotcom]Ron Paul 2008 YouTube Channel[/url]

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Looks like he has 2,691 subscribers now....

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The man makes a lot of sense.

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He needs to get behind Fred Thompson when he declares his candidacy.

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This was an interesting read:

[url=http://tinyurl.com/yqn622]Ron Paul's Goldwater Moment[/url]

I have to say [url=http://www.ronpaul2008.com]Ron Paul[/url] is my first choice.

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RKL, does Maine have presidential primaries. I thought Dan said we do not.

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We have caucuses. Republicans will be caucusing in February of '08. My goal is to organize he RLC well enough in the next six months that we can elect many Ron Paul delegates to the State convention - and the to the national convention.

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Stay Tuned...

It will be interesting to see if after failing to get the Republican nomination (despite his U-tube ratings, the party elite will see to it that he won't have a proverbial snowball's chance of being nominated in his own party) Paul might very well pull a "Lieberman" on the GOP and instead of going as an "independent" as Joe did, run with the Libertarian (as he did in 1988) or the Constitution Party in stead.

Dr. Paul has a lot better resume' and credentials than Ross Perot ever did, and the CP has been up and running for over 15 years as opposed to Perot's rather spontaneous appearance (and subsequent disappearance) on the political scene.

Given the massive walkout of Conservatives from the GOP over the past year or so, that could make the Republicrat party sweat a little. And well it should.

In '88 Paul was a virtual unknown - but if he keeps appearing in and nailing these national debates, he might not be such a stranger 20 years later.

The Republican party will continue to marginalize Dr. Ron Paul at their own peril, methinks.

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I have been trying to hold my tongue about this, since I am new, but I can't. Just have to make one point. I meet many older gentlemen who are so sorrowful because they used to be members of the Reform Party. They are so sorry they messed up the 2 party system that they help me a lot in my political activities.
I am all for reform in todays parties but I don't want a bunch of sorrowful people because some big government prez got voted in because the votes were split too far. (Or big government Governor, as happened this last election)

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Welcome, Sara. Don't hold your tongue! None of the rest of us do. I don't think it would matter much, since most of us type with our fingers. :)

[quote="Sara Pearce"]They are so sorry they messed up the 2 party system that they help me a lot in my political activities.
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I imagine the Federalists once felt the same way, but it seems to me that they were unaware that they engineered their own demise. those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.

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Any thoughts on the possibility that GOP establishment has plans in place to use tonight's candidate debate as a platform to seal the good Congressman's fate before he has a chance to generate any more positive attention?

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Virgil, I have an idea the establishment candidates will try.
Bud

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I would suspect that attacks will be made against McCain, Romney, and Guilianni as they are doing the best in the polls. I don't expect Dr. Paul or Tancredo will receive any unjust treatment.

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[quote="Sara Pearce"]I have been trying to hold my tongue about this, since I am new, but I can't. Just have to make one point. I meet many older gentlemen who are so sorrowful because they used to be members of the Reform Party. They are so sorry they messed up the 2 party system that they help me a lot in my political activities.
I am all for reform in todays parties but I don't want a bunch of sorrowful people because some big government prez got voted in because the votes were split too far. (Or big government Governor, as happened this last election)[/quote]

OK. But you do understand that a Big Gov't pres will be elected, no matter what you do. Right?

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Mark, have a little faith. Maybe people are so fed up with the status quo that Dr. Paul could have a chance...maybe if we work hard enough we can over come the obstacles that seem insurmountable.

The Bildiburgers haven't beat the middle class out yet.

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[quote="Virgil Kane"]Any thoughts on the possibility that GOP establishment has plans in place to use tonight's candidate debate as a platform to seal the good Congressman's fate before he has a chance to generate any more positive attention?[/quote]

The labeling and other commentary going on on the [url=http://www.asmainegoes.com/node/13086]"Ron Paul kills candidacy - 'We caused 9/11' " thread[/url],
as well as all over talk radio today is exactly what I was talking about.

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If you folks seriously think this guy has a chance - woa the Mother ship will be calling you too.

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well said marlin ,

[quote="Marlin94"]If you folks seriously think this guy has a chance - woa the Mother ship will be calling you too.[/quote]

i can honestly say that guy appears to be a few fries short of a happymeal ..................... :lol:

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Egads, you cretins. Don't quit your day jobs for talk radio careers. The airwaves are sufficiently filled with glib talking buffoons.

Of course, Paul won't make it.

Between chucklehead Republicans who freak out at any questioning of our foreign policy and the big-media maggots for Big Gov't who freak out when he talks about downsizing DC, he is doomed.

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Virgil, McCain and Romney were attacking each other. The only issue with Paul was of his own making.

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He isn't the most engaging speaker out there.

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Henry,
But as is evident on the other thread I cited, and from what I heard on talk radio today, what he said is being mischaracterized. I am just waiting for someone to equate him to Ward Churchill.
If you try to point out that what he said is being misrepresented, you get labelled as someone waiting for the mothership for thinking he has a chance of getting elected. [i][b]???[/b][/i] We were not talking about his chances of getting elected. We were talking about what he did and did not say last night in the debate. But the critics don't want to have that discussion. Instead it's moonbat-unelectable, moonbat-unelectable, etc., etc.

Also, I find it curious that for someone that is such a non-contender with no chance of getting the nomination, why so much negative publicity?? If he is such a non factor, why has Laura Ingraham spent this morning repeatedly reminding her listeners that this guy is an unelectable nonfactor? The media and talk radio do not spend the same amount of time and energy reassuring the people that any of the other 2nd or 3rd tier candidates are marginal irrelevencies. Undeniably, Ron Paul raised a lot of eyebrows and generated a lot of sincere, positive interest in his campaign after the California debate. Is it coincidence that in the very next debate, [i]one[/i] sentence out of [i]one [/i]answer he gave to [i]one[/i] question last night is being focused on and mischaracterized over and over again by "conservative" radio show hosts to reassure those that might have become interested in Ron Paul that he is a fringe moonbat? I'm just asking.

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It's enough to make me not care if the Dems make a push for the stupid Fairness Doctrine.

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Speaking of fairness, I'm also reminded of the [url=http://www.asmainegoes.com/node/9576]thread[/url] started by Average Joe about the conservative candidate who apparently believed the 9/11 attacks were a hoax.
The Editor changed the title of the thread from "Conservative" to "Republican Candidate" because he thought the title falsely implicated a conservative. (Although eventually, he conceded that whether she was a conservative or not was at least open to debate, he did not return the title to its original text.)
The reasoning for the change was that [i]"Thousands of people browsing this forum would've read your headline, not the entire thread, and taken it to heart. "[/i]
Well the title of lefty's [url=http://www.asmainegoes.com/node/13086]thread[/url] falsely attributes a highly controversial statement ("We caused 9/11") to Ron Paul that he did not make. I would think that thousands of people browsing this forum would read that headline, not the entire thread, and take it to heart. Isn't a republican candidate for President entitled to the same protection as is a (debateable) conservative candidate for state legislature in New Hampshire?

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I watch YOU TUBE. It's great entertainment in absurdity. I watch car crashes, not because I'm learning to drive, I'm learning what to avoid.

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[quote="Marlin94"]If you folks seriously think this guy has a chance - woa the Mother ship will be calling you too.[/quote]

I don't think Ron Paul has a snowballs chance in hell of being a republican prez candidate.

He would however be a strong third party candidate for an electorate that are tired of the same old diatribe from both parties, if we can get the electorate over the fact that voting is about ideas and Americas future direction and not about which socialists wins.

Now many of you will whine that we can't let Hillary get elected no matter if we have to vote for a socialist like Guilliani. I say who cares? If the choice is between a socialist Mayor from NY or a socialist Senator from NY, what am I going to lose.

Maybe unlike many of you, my friends are not dyed in the wool republicans. Most are independents or quasi-republicans and are so fed up with Bush and the former republican led congress that they will be voting democrat, even Hillary, unless an alternative is offered. They are not staying home either, they are totally disgusted with the past 7 years and then some with congress.

There will be no republican president come 2009. If you think there will be with what is presently pushed by the leadership, the mothership will be there to pick YOU up also.

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[quote="Beth O'Connor"]The Bildiburgers haven't beat the middle class out yet.[/quote]

By the grace of God. :)

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[quote]If he is such a non factor, why has Laura Ingraham spent this morning repeatedly reminding her listeners that this guy is an unelectable nonfactor?[/quote]

Because that is what she, and the other frothing idiots, on talk radio do. They say the same things over and over and over and then the morons here repeat it over and over and over. You should have heard this guy the other night go on about Katie Couric. I forget who it was, they all sound alike and goodness how they repeat themselves!

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[quote="Michelle Anderson"][quote="Beth O'Connor"]The Bildiburgers haven't beat the middle class out yet.[/quote]

By the grace of God. :)[/quote]
[i]OK, Beth! [/i]Glad to see I'm not the only one who watches this group. They are certainly working to eliminate the American middle class, but right now we're the only ones holding things together for the welfare economy. It would astound Americans to realize how many members of Congress as well as our business and media community belong to this group that makes plans for our continuing globalization. :evil:

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Snowball Quickly Melting....

[quote="Mike G"]
I don't think Ron Paul has a snowballs chance in hell of being a republican prez candidate.
....[/quote]

Not after what I heard him say in the last debate, he doesn't.

Pity; he made such a positive start in California.

Came out of the gate with probably the longest odds of any horse in the race and astounded everybody by the way he came up from way behind and in the opinion of many of the pundits passed most of the favored thoroughbreds, if not actually finishing slightly ahead of the pack in an incredible and totally unexpected upset.

Then Tuesday night, not only did he shoot himself in the foot, he shot both feet clean off with an 8-round burst from a .50 Browning Ma Deuce. And that's a self-inflicted wound that he won't soon recover, politically, from.

What I have to wonder is whether that gaffe was of his own invention, or if he was "encouraged" by someone in the GOP hierarchy to throw the fight; taking a dive in order to look like he was taking himself out , rather than having been marginalized (again) by his own party.

Like perhaps someone "made him a deal that he couldn't refuse".
Apparently that happens now and then down in Washington.

I sort of think that his appeal to the CP or any other "3rd Party" (although the Constitution Party IS the ONLY REAL Third Party, behind only the big box Republicrat and Demican Parties in terms of national Voter registration) just diminished considerably. We're a long enough shot as it is, frankly.

But don't despair; we have a few other irons in the fire in terms of potential Candidates.
And it won't be Michael Peroutka this time, I may assure you.

It sounds to me, Mike G., as if you really need to bring your friends who share your observations to the meeting in West Gardiner Saturday afternoon. I'm pretty sure that you will find it to be very interesting, at the very least.

Please see our recent thread;

[url=http://www.asmainegoes.com/node/13037]Guest speakers for the CP meeting May 19TH!!!!![/url]

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[quote]If he is such a non factor, why has Laura Ingraham spent this morning repeatedly reminding her listeners that this guy is an unelectable nonfactor?[/quote]

Did it occur to you that it's just plain fun ridiculing kooks?

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