Election 2012

Ron Paul Campaign: Reports of Its Death Exaggerated

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The American Conservative's Phil Giraldi reported this morning–with no citation of names or numbers–that he's heard reports that "the Ron Paul campaign laid off most of its staff nationwide yesterday."

Paul campaign chair Jesse Benton responds to me this morning that what in fact happened was "We simply cut field staff in the states that already voted, which is par for the course"  and that implications of campaign death or serious retrenchment "are completely false."

More if specific facts warrant later, and for the detailed story of how Paul's career and campaign got to where they are, see my forthcoming book Ron Paul's Revolution.

Paul is still drawing crowds of more than 2,000 to college campuses, as his campaign reports from yesterday at the University of Kansas in Lawrence. For a long report on the state of the campaign this week, see my article from yesterday, "Ron Paul Revolution What Now?"

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  1. “He fired all the black people and homosexuals and his campaign is dead and he gorges upon the entrails of newborn children HURRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR.”

    Another one of these attempts, perhaps?

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      1. Only in you wet dreams. Really.

        1. See below
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    2. Almost got in trouble at work for cracking up laughing at this comment

  2. It seems to me that Giraldi subscribes to the school of journalism which practices writing what you wanted to happen as opposed to that which did happen.

    It comes from acting like the pols he covers who routinely answer the question that they wanted to have been asked as opposed to the one asked.

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    1. So 3 of Rather’s alts warrant a mention, and not me? Guess I need to stop spending so much of my time at work working.

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        1. Hi Rectal.

          1. Mark-ette oriented.

            1. My brother you are back. How’s the rectum? Sufficiently pale to allow you to retain the White Idiot title?

  4. Jesus Christ, in terms of actually winning, the Ron Paul campaign started out as a corpse. It’s just a corpse that Doherty thinks he can bring to life by constantly fucking it. Try fucking yourself, Doherty.

    1. You are truly mentally damaged, Max.

      1. Dimwits who fuck corpses are damaged, dimwit.

          1. Keep your sexual preferences to yourself, Max.

            By the way, your mom owes me twenty bucks for that blowjob she gave me last week.

  5. My tribal bandmate won’t posting on this thread! He’s having him rectum bleached. He wants to remain…..White Indian!

    Instead we will bring you Max masturbaiting furiously about Ron Paul and all those nasty nasty things he wants the septuagenarian candidate to do to him!

    Take it away Max.

    1. …rent free.

  6. Met a bunch of nice young Paulbots at the county convention today. They got three or four people elected to the district rules committee, district organization committee, and district platform committee. They didn’t get any on the credentials committee. So overall, the total haul was almost half the district committee slots from our county. Not too shabby.

    The also got about half a dozen major planks either added or deleted from the county platform, much to the chagrin of the establishment cronies running the convention. It was a joy to watch happen.

    I never figured there was a real chance for Paul to get the Republican nomination. But I think there are going to be major in roads made at the state and local party organizations. This has got to help the next Paul campaign.

    1. The next Paul campaign? The old fuck is 76, for Christ’s sake.

      1. I’d call you an ageist, Max, but liberals shitcan all the hate-speech rules when it suits The Cause.

        Three-fifty says you would never have called Robert Byrd an “old fuck”.

      2. The next Paul campaign is for Rand Paul.

        1. The idiot son? He will go as far as his father.

          1. >The idiot son?

            No, you’re the idiot, son. Rand Paul is a board-certified eye surgeon who defeated the Republican establishment and got elected to the Senate from Kentucky.

            >He will go as far as his father.

            Because of his father, hundreds of thousands of people now understand what our government is doing, and how little of it is legal. What the fuck have you ever accomplished?

            -jcr

    2. Never really figured Paul had a chance…..

      That’s good! The next four years are going to blow! So much for an Obama legacy.

      1. We’ll have FREE DUMB then!

        1. The last ten years of election cycles proves we’ve had “free dumb” for a while now.

          1. Free dumb? By my accounting, that shit is costing us trillions! 😉

    3. That’s actually tantalizing. Ron Paul won’t win the prez but that’s not the big story. The big story is his launching of a coordinated ‘march through the institutions’ by young libertarians he’s inspired.

  7. Beat me!

    1. So Fibertarian.

      1. Ah my brother, so brave! Brave…what a delightful turn of phrase.

        You’ve been a fool. For a long time, you’ve been advocating for a holistic sense of rewilding; changing culture, rather than simply focusing on primitive skills, and rewilding rather than resisting. Fortunately, a small, brave cadre of commenters have shown me the error of my ways, and how projects like the Fifth World, or Giuli’s Fabulous Forager, fundamentally betray primitivism. They’re absolutely right; this is nothing more than an excuse to cling to our old, civilized addictions. We can’t suffer that kind of impurity, and with that in mind, to try to rectify for my past wrongs, you’ve come up with some lists to give up others like myself, in the hopes that those brave souls who so helped me, might also be able to help them.

        So deep! So wise! So fat! With such fabulous taste in hair styles.

  8. This may well be the coolest thing I have ever seen. I like the sound of that man.

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  9. So, when is this going to be explained?

    https://docs.google.com/file/d/0ByJAC-sfXwumZzI2bVlON2VTMnFyYVZZSnpDYnNyQQ/edit?pli=1

    And no, it’s not spam, it’s mathematical smoking gun that shows votes were ‘flipped’ from Paul to Romney.

  10. At least Ron Paul isn’t an atheist!

    Sorry, sorry.

    1. But has Ron Paul ever thrown snowballs at an off-duty cop?

  11. Ron Paul Campaign: Reports of Its Death Exaggerated

    The Ron Paul Campaign is immortal. Ron Paul himself may pass away, but his campaign will go on and on and on. Ron Paul will be the first man in history to be elected president posthumously.

    1. There can be only one!

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  13. That was the scariest picture of Romney/Obama ever.

  14. Ron Paul will fight to the end because he believes that it is right. This concept is beyond 99+%of ordinary politicians.

    His supporters will break up into three groups

    1. The Libertarian party
    2. Romney will have to do
    3. Do something else for a while.

  15. He’s dead, Jim.

  16. United States Virgin Islands Republican caucuses, 2012
    Candidate Votes Percentage Unbound Delegates Delegates
    Ron Paul 112[3] 29.2% 1 1
    Mitt Romney 101 26.3% 6 7
    Rick Santorum 23 6.0% 0 0
    Newt Gingrich 18 4.7% 0 0
    Uncommitted 130 33.9% 2 1
    Unprojected delegates:[4] 0 0
    Total: 384 100% 9 9

  17. FREEDOM!

  18. THE VIRGIN ISLANDS HAVE SPOKEN!

  19. Actually I visited the Virgin Islands to campaign. Now they’re just “the Islands.”

  20. can someone do a write up on this http://www.lvrj.com/news/helle…..94615.html

    as potentially of a larger delegate battle that paul may be winning under the radar?

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