UPDATE: As of December 22nd, 2012 (12/22/2011) Ron Paul seems “poised” to capture Iowa in new poll from (12/12 Poll) Also, suddenly everybody is accusing Ron Paul of racism that can be addressed here and also here concerning Jules Manson and the Tea Party. /end update
“Today it seems too easy that our Government and our congresses are willing to give up our liberty for security. I have a fundamental belief that we can have security and liberty without sacrificing our Bill Of Rights.” – Ron Paul from CNN Foreign Policy debate.
From his campaigns pamphlet; below is a list of actions Ron Paul wishes to accomplish if elected:
- Phase out the IRS,
- End the Income Tax,
- Bring all Troops Home,
- Stop Foreign Aide,
- End the War on Drugs,
- Repeal Patriot Act,
- End Foreign Wars,
- Return spending to 2006 levels,
- Take a yearly pay of $39,000 (equivalent to the average American wage)
Watch his new campaign ad here
Lynn Chong, former chair of the Belknap County Democratic Committee, has publicly endorsed Ron Paul, saying, “I have found other kindred souls.” Belknap County has been trending Republican for several election cycles with George W. Bush carrying a 12% margin in the 2004 elections. She indicates that she has left the Democratic Party and changed her voter registration to “undeclared” so that she may participate in New Hampshire’s primary.
“He is the only one saying no more war,” said Chong, who spent two days in Washington participating in the OWS protests. She states that there were a number of others at the event supporting Ron Paul, wearing buttons and waving signs for their candidate.
From Tea Party leaders to Democratic Chairmen Ron Paul is taking endorsements from the people who matter most: Those on the ground. While it is important and a benchmark to wave endorsements from sitting members of Congress or have popular Senators fly in for an event, true grassroots initiatives confer heavily with their local leaders. Similar to a fiefdom, abstractly, Ron Paul is receiving those endorsements from those encamped and entrenched on the political battle field.
Democrats.org, website for the DNC (Democratic National Committee), released a front-page attack on Ron Paul labeling him a “fringe” candidate. Political analyst Tom Woods explains, “Fringe is a word the main stream media uses to demonize and pronounce crazy. The DNC is trying to scare partisan Democrats back to the party line. Also, for those who receive their bulk of information from partisan outlets to begin with.” He points out that, “Someone who disagrees both with Hillary Clinton and Mitt Romney, two titans of politics, is obviously crazy. He is not picking a partisan stance. This is hard for many Americans to accept.”
FOX News quoting an 11/22 Poll from Iowa shows Ron Paul leading the field with 25%. Most polls do not take into consideration disenfranchised Democrats or Independents whom will ultimately push him over the top, says the Blue Republican page. “Thousands if not hundreds of thousands are registering Republican (from Democrat or Independent) just so they can partake in his nomination.”
The Blue Republican movement is in favor of all those who must register Republican for a day in order to vote for Ron Paul, respectively, in their states closed Primary. Ralph Drees from the Blue Republican Facebook page expresses his views, “I used to support Dennis Kucinich, and we have many Kucinich supporters helping. Iowa and New Hampshire are good states for this. Even if they only support in the Primary, they won’t support Obama. They will stay home first, just like Ron Paul supporters would. Roughly half of the Kucinich supporters I talk to are going Red for a day.”
Teddy Gorospe, also a Blue Republican, expresses that “The most common objection I get from my most liberal friends who are politically active is that he wants to end so many federal departments and he would have voted against the Civil Rights Act of 1964.”
Ron Paul clarified on Hardball with Chris Matthews, “This gimmick, Chris, it’s off the wall when you say I’m for property rights and States rights therefore I’m a racist. That’s just outlandish.”
With the Iowa caucuses six weeks away, early key primary States will help shape the outcome for the continued primary season not just for Ron Paul yet any of the GOP candidates wishing to challenge Obama in the 2012 elections.