Ron Paul Snippets from Lew Rockwell’s Blog

Lew Rockwell had a bunch of good information this weekend on Dr. Paul’s campaign.  Make sure you visit his blog here, but here are some snippets from the weekend’s blogs.

  • From The Hill, Ron Paul already President…of the internet.
  • ‘Ron Paul Will Win in New Hampshire’

    Posted by Lew Rockwell at July 9, 2007 07:49 AM
    That was in effect the prediction of Joe Scarborough this morning on MSNBC, after he interviewed an eloquent, confident, and very presidential Ron. “Ron Paul will surprise everyone in New Hampshire” was what Joe said, but victory was what he meant.

  • Ron Paul Places #2 in Georgia GOP Straw Poll

    Posted by Eric A. Garris at July 7, 2007 10:35 AM

    Year after year, the Fourth of July gathering by the Cobb County (Georgia) GOP is one of the largest in the state. On Thursday, 247 cast votes in a presidential straw poll.

    Ron Paul placed second, after Fred Thompson, who had an organized presence at the event. This is an actual local Republican event, so the results are quite telling. Here is the vote breakdown.

    Fred Thompson: 30 percent
    Ron Paul: 17 percent
    Mitt Romney: 15 percent
    Mike Huckabee: 13 percent
    Newt Gingrich: 12 percent
    Rudy Giuliani: 10 percent
    John McCain, Tom Tancredo, Jim Gilmore: 1 percent

  • This morning Ron spoke on “How To Win Without Compromising.” Over 600 attended the talk which had 6 other events going simultaneously. In comparison, I passed by the main hall and saw about 30 people listening to James Dale Davidson speak.

    Ron’s speeches keep getting better. He has a way of explaining liberty that is more convincing and easy to understand than just about anyone else I know. He is so good at explaining the relationship of civil liberty, economic freedom, and war and peace.

    I don’t think I have ever heard Ron so optimistic. The reception his campaign has been getting is clearly infusing him and making him an even better candidate. And that optimism is infectious, turning cynical old-time libertarians into retivalized activists ready to do battle. More importantly, Ron’s campaign is organizing a new grass-roots movement among a whole new generation of activists.

  • Capitol Hill Blue Editor Apologizes

    Posted by Tex MacRae at July 7, 2007 04:23 PM
    I don’t know how many of you caught the spectacularly hateful hit piece on Ron Paul that Capitol Hill Blue ran yesterday, but it was a doozy. Here’s the last bit (only part I saved) on why they weren’t going to allow comments on their smearjob:

    (EDITORS NOTE: Because of the documented practice of Ron Paul’s campaign of spamming web sites to try and artificially inflate their already-discredited claims of widespread support and our own experience with the underhanded and unethical tactics of his supporters, we have suspended comments on this story. This web site does not serve as a shill for any political campaign and we will not allow it to be used by Paul’s small but loud legion of unethical supporters to spread misinformation or perpetuate their candidate’s record of deception and hate. As we do with all elected officials of candidates for public office, we will continue to report misdeeds of the Paul’s campaign and expose it for the sham that it is.)

    Yes, the article was even worse. I’ll try to find more of it, but that bit above is representative of the tone.(UPDATE: See here for the full text.)

    Apparently, there were several of these pieces and one was up today. Here’s where an anti-Pauler posted it on Digg, with the title “Ron Paul “Spammers” Catch the Attention of the FBI.”

    Ironically, the link now goes to this:

    Good grief!
    July 7, 2007 – 5:38pm.Wow, I take off a few days for the 4th of July holiday and all hell breaks loose.

    I took a break from editing Blue during the 4th of July week and it seems that a few articles were posted that were not what I would have done (or approved) and some felt were my work. A friend that I left in charge incorrectly assumed that my lack of support for a particular candidate meant he could declare open season on that candidate. He was wrong and I apologize for his misuse of this web site. The articles posted have been removed.

    Longtime readers of this site know I always sign anything that I write and if it doesn’t have my name on it, I didn’t write it. Just because I don’t like a particular candidate or their past or positions is no excuse to use this web site to declare war.

    A lot of volunteers put in a lot of time and effort helping keep Blue up and running and I sometimes have to step in and bring things back under control.

    I ask readers to remember that three people post comments under the heading of “editor” or use my login ID to edit articles and that when I post a comment, an article or a column I always sign my name to it. If it does not have my byline (“By Doug Thompson”) or my postscript at the end (“–Doug” or “–Doug Thompson”) at the end, I did not write it.

    Likewise, I do not close articles or columns to comment. Each columnist on this web site has the option of opening or closing his or her writing to comments but editors do not have the authority to close an existing article to comments. The fact that one did was a mistake that has been corrected and the readers of Capitol Hill Blue have my apologies that it happened.

    –Doug Thompson

    Too funny.

    UPDATE: A good post by Joe Gandelman of The Moderate Voice on the Capitol Hill Blue retraction: Capitol Hill Blue Retracts Controversial Negative Ron Paul Piece

    Also, Doug Thompson, owner/editor of CHB pours oil on troubled waters at the

  • Ron Paul today won the Coalition for New Hampshire Taxpayers straw poll at their annual picnic in Hopkinton, NH. He received 182 of 294 votes cast, or 65 percent. In second place was Rude Giuliani with 24 votes, or 8 percent.

    UPDATE: From Greg Surbey via Mark Stromberg: “Ron Paul’s son, Rand Paul, was there and gave a great speech that received the most applause out of anyone who spoke there today.”

  • Ron Paul vs. the Establishment

    Posted by Lew Rockwell at July 8, 2007 09:24 AM

    Writes Charles Burris: “The idea that became the Council on Foreign Relations was first proposed in Paris in 1919 at the Hotel Majestic. The word becoming flesh, so to speak, in New York City in 1921.

    “This cloaked entity, from its earliest days of Elihu Root, John W. Davis, the Dulles brothers and Walter Lippmann, became the pinnacle of the Establishment in America. The CFR has had one principal, all-consuming dogma in its institutional theology — to combat the scourge of ‘isolationism.’

    “With that in mind, read this very revealing article in the current edition of the Council’s publication, Foreign Affairs.

    “It is evident that Ron Paul and his increasingly popular idea of a non-interventionist foreign policy of strategic disengagement must be scaring the bejeezus out of these guys.

    “A non-interventionist foreign policy is based on hard realism, a prudential knowledge of the limitations of global power projection, and the pragmatic exercise of measured constitutional restraint. It is the polar opposite of the delusional unilateral utopianism of the neocons in the Bush regime (which this article rightly condemns), and of the muddle-headed internationalist ‘grand strategy’ of David Rockefeller and his Council on Foreign Relations echo chamber (which this article champions).”

  • Ron Paul on ABC’s “This Week”

    Posted by David Griffus at July 8, 2007 10:05 AM

    While I’m glad that Dr. Paul got a great opportunity to get some media exposure, I’m disgusted with the way that Snuffleupagus handled the end of the interview:

    GS: “What’s success for you in this campaign?”
    RP: “To win.”
    GS: “That’s not gonna happen.”
    RP: “Are you willing to bet every cent in your pocket?”
    GS: “Yes.”

    The unprofessionalism displayed by Snuffleupagus in this exchange is typical of the MSM attitude toward Dr. Paul’s campaign. I imagine they will be singing a different tune six months from now.

July 06, 2007

re: Fundraising

Posted by Nick Bradley at July 6, 2007 04:29 PM

While it’s nice to know that Ron Paul has more cash than McCain, it’s interesting to note that Romney would only have $3M cash-on-hand if it weren’t for the $9M in personal money he loaned himself.

  • So these guys are burning through cash like there’s no tomorrow, but Dr. Paul hasn’t spent hardly anything. You can’t manufacture support forever…


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