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Ron Paul is for real in Iowa. Seriously.
The Washington Post ^ | November 17, 2011 | Chris Cillizza

Posted on 11/17/2011 2:26:31 PM PST by Kurt Evans

Texas Rep. Ron Paul, long dismissed by the GOP establishment as a fringe candidate, has broadened his electoral appeal and emerged as a major player in the Jan. 3 Iowa caucuses, according to several recent polls and conversations with a handful of longtime Hawkeye political operatives...

In a Bloomberg News survey — conducted by renowned Iowa-based pollster Ann Selzer — Paul was in a four-way statistical tie for first along with businessman Herman Cain, former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich...

And, in a new Iowa State/Gazette/KCRG survey, Paul took 20 percent — behind only Cain at 25 percent...

Paul is using the relatively uncluttered airwaves to tell a story of himself as a consistent champion of fiscal responsibility in a field of candidates that have not always hewed so closely to that mantra.

One ad attacks the inconsistencies of Cain, Romney and Perry on fiscal matters — TARP, economic stimulus — before cutting to Paul; “I’ve been talking about these problems for a long long time...now we’re bankrupt and we have to decide which way we’re going to go,” he says.

And, it’s not just Paul’s television ads that have blanketed the state. Sixty seven percent of those tested in the Bloomberg poll said they had been contacted by the Paul campaign via email, direct mail, telephone or someone coming directly to their door over the last year — the highest percentage for any candidate...

“We have a strong ground game in the state that is reaching out at a faster pace than any other campaign,” argued Trygve Olson, a Paul adviser...

“We are picking up support among social conservatives in Iowa -- particularly ones who believe our country’s fiscal situation is in serious peril,” noted Olson...

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Iowa
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"The longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth: that God governs the affairs of man [Romans 8:28]. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice [Matthew 10:29], is it probable that an empire can rise without His aid? We have been assured in the Sacred Writings that except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it [Psalms 127:1]. I firmly believe this. I also believe that, without His concurring aid, we shall succeed in this political building no better than the builders of Babel [Genesis 11:1-9]."

—Benjamin Franklin, urging prayer at the Constitutional Convention

1 posted on 11/17/2011 2:26:33 PM PST by Kurt Evans
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To: Kurt Evans

Ron Paul on life and liberty:
http://www.youtube.com/ronpaul#p/u/2/MkAsLPrnJGc

Ron Paul’s fiscal consistency:
http://www.youtube.com/ronpaul#p/u/1/B7RaYbToq7Q

Ron Paul’s Christian foreign policy:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQ8avBNo6vk

Ron Paul’s defense of constitutional conservatism:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gfth22IuyXU

Ron Paul’s statement of faith:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2803496/posts


2 posted on 11/17/2011 2:27:22 PM PST by Kurt Evans (This message not approved by any candidate or candidate's committee.)
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To: Kurt Evans

Ron Paul is a mess. Blaims AMERICA for 9/11. If he wasn’t such a weirdo he might actually get 1%.


4 posted on 11/17/2011 2:29:13 PM PST by GRRRRR (He'll NEVER be my President, FUBO! Treason is the Reason! Impeach the Kenyan)
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To: Kurt Evans

Uh, huh. Freeping paultard spam monkies.


5 posted on 11/17/2011 2:29:30 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: Kurt Evans

Oh, I’m just gonna sit back and enjoy........


6 posted on 11/17/2011 2:31:31 PM PST by edpc (Wilby 2012)
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To: Kurt Evans

He’s fifth - or sixth? Way to go!


7 posted on 11/17/2011 2:32:01 PM PST by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: GRRRRR

Yeah but if it is between him and Romney I will pick the guy that blames America for everything that is wrong with the world before Romney


8 posted on 11/17/2011 2:32:59 PM PST by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric Cartman voice* 'I love you, guys')
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To: Jim Robinson

I’ve been rooting around in the open secrets website and its amazing how often he turns up as a sole republican recipient of traditional democrat campaign cash.

Makes me wonder if they don’t feed him cash to keep him running.


9 posted on 11/17/2011 2:33:46 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: Kurt Evans
If there is a God in heaven, and I know there is, RP will NEVER get near the Whitehouse except for the tour...
10 posted on 11/17/2011 2:34:21 PM PST by ejonesie22 (8/30/10, the day Truth won.)
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To: Kurt Evans

This is hugh.


11 posted on 11/17/2011 2:35:35 PM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: Kurt Evans
Ron Paul is very popular with the Occupy Wall Street crowd.

That's something, I guess.

12 posted on 11/17/2011 2:36:28 PM PST by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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Day 48 Of The FReepathon
Do You Know Why?

There are loyal posters that donate every FReepathon. Some donate several times during every 'thon. But others never donate. Why?

1 My enemies haven't been zotted.
2 The owner doesn't support my candidate.
3 FR won't "upgrade" to "Like" buttons and blinky crap.
4 Someone else will donate.
5 My friend was zotted.
6 I lost my job and have no income.

Only one of those is a legitimate reason.

Support It Or Lose It


13 posted on 11/17/2011 2:36:31 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Kurt Evans
Among those with no religious preference, Paul captured nearly 59 percent.

Paul is the candidate of the atheistic.

14 posted on 11/17/2011 2:37:13 PM PST by iowamark (Rick Perry says I'm heartless.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Be careful, Mr Robinson, lest Paul’s alien overlords suck you up into the Mothership.


15 posted on 11/17/2011 2:38:33 PM PST by Salamander (I'm Wounded, Old And Treacherous.)
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To: iowamark

Proof that Godless = brainless.


16 posted on 11/17/2011 2:39:43 PM PST by Salamander (I'm Wounded, Old And Treacherous.)
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To: edpc

17 posted on 11/17/2011 2:39:43 PM PST by cizinec ("Brother, your best friend ain't your Momma, it's the Field Artillery.")
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To: GRRRRR

“Blaims AMERICA for 9/11”

It’s called Blowback. I suggest you read the official CIA report on 9/11 and what events contributed to it.


18 posted on 11/17/2011 2:41:11 PM PST by Luther1917
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To: iowamark
Paul is the candidate of the “lives in mom's basement thinks Star Trek is a documentary doin’ bong hits say dude a lot eatin’ skittles” crowd...
19 posted on 11/17/2011 2:41:46 PM PST by ejonesie22 (8/30/10, the day Truth won.)
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To: Kurt Evans

Kurt, Ron may have some good ideas, but he doesn’t know how the world works, as evidenced by his “foreign policy”. We can not be nor have we ever been just within our borders. It is astounding that a former military man, such as Paul, can not see why we have bases around the world.

Ron Paul will never be the candidate, regardless of his numbers. But Ron will keep enriching himself by failed runs at the White House.


20 posted on 11/17/2011 2:42:43 PM PST by oneamericanvoice (Support freedom! Support the troops! Surrender is not an option!)
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To: Kurt Evans

He has my vote for the primary. He is the only one remotely speaking in terms of what needs to be done domestically and monetarily.


21 posted on 11/17/2011 2:42:43 PM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: Steve Van Doorn

If that is the case, then please do America a service and stay home. Do not vote.


22 posted on 11/17/2011 2:44:09 PM PST by oneamericanvoice (Support freedom! Support the troops! Surrender is not an option!)
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To: GRRRRR

He didnt blame America for 9/11. He simply pointed out what was reported in the 9/11 Commission Report if you had read it.


23 posted on 11/17/2011 2:45:29 PM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: Kurt Evans

Ron Paul on Dennis Kucinich:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJcnoDfFWhM


24 posted on 11/17/2011 2:46:14 PM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Kurt Evans

When it’s the WAPO, the only prayer they have is that somebody will believe them and that we will select a candidate that looks better in a straight jacket than on the ballot.


25 posted on 11/17/2011 2:46:41 PM PST by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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To: Jim Robinson
Uh, huh. Freeping paultard spam monkies.

For the record, I've been a Freeper since 2004. I've been campaigning for Ron since August.
26 posted on 11/17/2011 2:55:28 PM PST by Kurt Evans (This message not approved by any candidate or candidate's committee.)
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To: Kurt Evans

Still it’s surprising that only 20% of Republicans want to stop borrowing money from China to be world policeman and finance job-exporting trade deficits.


27 posted on 11/17/2011 2:57:08 PM PST by ex-snook ("above all things, truth beareth away the victory")
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To: GRRRRR
Agree with you on Ron Paul and the Paulistas are losers.
28 posted on 11/17/2011 3:00:51 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Kurt Evans

Ron Paul = Lyndon LaRouche.

Nationally he will never get over 5% of the vote where LR actually got 20% in 1949. But then again LaRouche was the better man.


29 posted on 11/17/2011 3:03:38 PM PST by traderrob6
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To: ejonesie22

Interesting that the younger 25-30 educated professional voters are looking at both Paul and Gingrich. I see people blow Paul off yet when I look at actions vs. words regarding the state of this country, Paul is the only one standing, in my eyes. Not saying I’d vote for him just yet. I just don’t see the reason for people to freak-out about him.


30 posted on 11/17/2011 3:10:33 PM PST by w4women ("All great change begins at the dinner table". Ronald Reagan)
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To: Kurt Evans

Ron Paul would lose resoundingly.


31 posted on 11/17/2011 3:12:21 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trisham

Ron Paul is certifiable.


32 posted on 11/17/2011 3:17:56 PM PST by beckybea (("Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway." John Wayne)
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To: Luther1917

Take a hike noob, if you even THINK that the USA was ‘asking’ for it or like your Preacher said, “chickens came home to roost” then you are in the wrong place.


33 posted on 11/17/2011 3:24:11 PM PST by GRRRRR (He'll NEVER be my President, FUBO! Treason is the Reason! Impeach the Kenyan)
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To: GlockThe Vote

I have that book on my shelf somewhere...couldn’t finish it because it was full of shiite blather.


34 posted on 11/17/2011 3:25:16 PM PST by GRRRRR (He'll NEVER be my President, FUBO! Treason is the Reason! Impeach the Kenyan)
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To: Kurt Evans

35 posted on 11/17/2011 3:26:16 PM PST by South40 (NO RINOS IN 2012!)
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To: Luther1917

retread spam monkey zot


36 posted on 11/17/2011 3:27:13 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: Jim Robinson; TheOldLady

37 posted on 11/17/2011 3:29:48 PM PST by South40 (NO RINOS IN 2012!)
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To: Luther1917; darkwing104; 50mm; Old Sarge; 230FMJ; A.Hun; abigailsmybaby; AFPhys; Aircop_2006; ...
It’s called Blowback.

It's called ZOT, Paultard!

To be added or removed form the Viking Kitty/ZOT Ping List, FReepmail Darkwing104 or 50mm.

38 posted on 11/17/2011 3:33:35 PM PST by 50mm (Trust nobody and you'll never be disappointed.)
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To: Jim Robinson
retread spam monkey zot

Woooohooo!

39 posted on 11/17/2011 3:33:36 PM PST by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: Luther1917
It’s called Blowback. I suggest you read the official CIA report on 9/11 and what events contributed to it.

So, you agree with Paul.

We "deserved" 9/11.

OK. Good to know. I can ignore you from here on.

40 posted on 11/17/2011 3:34:20 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: GlockThe Vote
Was this the same commission who had Jamie Gorelick of "The Gorelick Wall" and Fannie Mae fame as a member? The same commission that accepted testimony from Sandy Berger and ignored information on the project Able Danger?

Neither Paul or the 9/11 Commission have credibility in that arena.

41 posted on 11/17/2011 3:34:49 PM PST by edpc (Wilby 2012)
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To: Kurt Evans

unfortunate that he is picking up support from Reagan conservatives who should be spending their time doing more useful things.

They say they are defenders of the Constitution, but do they really follow the decisions of the court? Were they there in opposition the Kagan? Did they defend Alito against attacks during his nomination fight? Will they be there the next time a Souter or Meyers is put forward?

Will they really do a thing to stop Romney’s drive toward the nomination?


42 posted on 11/17/2011 3:35:04 PM PST by campaignPete R-CT (I will go back to New Hampshire to campaign.)
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To: w4women
I just don’t see the reason for people to freak-out about him.

Aside from the fact he can't discern a deadly enemy from a lilac bush...

43 posted on 11/17/2011 3:37:09 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: edpc

They reported what they did. Paul just repeated that.

I dont agree with him on everything - but GMAFB about Cain, Perry, Newt, etc. What a joke.


44 posted on 11/17/2011 3:37:26 PM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: ex-snook

Those Freepers are merely mini-me’s for Rush, Levin, and Vanity.

We are broke and cant afford this craziness anymore.


45 posted on 11/17/2011 3:38:24 PM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: okie01
OK. Good to know. I can ignore you from here on.

That'll be easy. That fresh roasted troll smell in here is ol' Luther. :-)

46 posted on 11/17/2011 3:38:31 PM PST by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: Kurt Evans

If not Cain, I’m voting for Paul in the primary. Flamers be damned.


47 posted on 11/17/2011 3:39:04 PM PST by stevio (God, guns, guts.)
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To: GlockThe Vote
We are broke and cant afford this craziness anymore.

But we can afford another 9/11...???

48 posted on 11/17/2011 3:39:26 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: GlockThe Vote
What a joke.

Paul's the biggest joke of them all. Just ahead of his devoted spam monkeys.

49 posted on 11/17/2011 3:40:18 PM PST by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: GlockThe Vote
What a joke.

Paul's the biggest joke of them all. Just ahead of his devoted spam monkeys.

50 posted on 11/17/2011 3:40:33 PM PST by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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