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Louisiana Caucus: Ron Paul Second with Delegates

Why isn’t anyone talking about the fact that Ron Paul did well in Louisiana??

Delegate candidates endorsed by US Senator John McCain (R-AZ) appear to have won more state convention delegate positions than any other presidential slate at the Louisiana Caucuses.

“I offer my congratulations Senator John McCain on his success in the Louisiana caucuses,” Villere said. “Senator McCain is an American hero and this is further evidence that he enjoys strong support in Louisiana and throughout the South,” he said.

Supporters of Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX) appear to have captured the next highest number of delegate positions.

“I applaud the supporters of Congressman Paul for their enthusiasm and superior organizational ability,” Villere said. “Our Party needs the infusion of new activists who have both political skill and a passion for protecting the freedoms guaranteed to us by the Constitution,” he said. “I left the caucus with a renewed commitment to promote our core Republican principles of limited government and individual freedom, thanks to the zeal displayed by Congressman Paul’s Louisiana supporters,” Villere said.

In addition to the uncommitted delegates and McCain and Paul supporters, Governor Mitt Romney appears to have won a handful of state convention delegates.
National Review Online


If Huckabee and Rudy (heh heh — lost another one to the Dr.) are short on cash – this could turn into a 3 man race. It may become a 2 man race if there is any truth to what they are saying about McCain’s finances also being in a bind.

The truth of the matter is that “President” Ron Paul could become a reality with the right circumstances. There is no doubt in my mind that the Dr. could win over any of the so-called “front runner” Democrats.

Donald Luskin (of Trend Macrolytics, LLC) also believes that if Ron Paul ran as an Independent “he could deny either major party candidate a mandate of a majority of the popular vote”. But he also states:

“Nut or not, Paul isn’t going away. His message is combining intense opposition to the war in Iraq with a strong agenda for free-market capitalism. So it’s drawing grass-roots support from both parties.
National Review Online: “The Paulonomics Factor”


Yep … Ron Paul has a better chance than Faux News wants people to know.

Despite efforts to ban Ron Paul, the Message is still getting out there. And it is becoming increasingly difficult for the Media to avoid speaking his name… even though Faux News is putting up a tremendous effort not to.

Also see: Ron Paul Continues to Gain Legitimacy

The only weapon that has had any success against Ron Paul is not letting his message be heard and when it begins to be heard, to drown it out with laughter, so as publications like the National Review begin to soberly analyze his views it is tough to see how there is any hope for the Romney’s of the world.
Shaun Booth, Ron Paul, Election 2008


It seems to me that this is a “Media War” that the Media is losing and Ron Paul is still “Right on the Money.” As Congress attempts to “tinker” with the economy Ron Paul wants to “fix” it by getting the government out of the way and allowing the market to adjust itself.

On Glenn Beck’s Radio Show (1/23), Glenn Beck brought this situation up in his interview with Dr. Paul:

GLENN: Okay. So now, you mentioned tax cuts. Congress, both sides of the aisle are talking now about $800 tax rebates to the poorest people in America. I don’t know about you, but I’ve never seen a job created by a guy who’s at the bottom of the ladder. This seems just like a plan to get people to spend which to me is what got us here in the first place.

PAUL: Yeah, you are right. And all you do is you encourage consumption and we’re overdoing consumption right now. It’s not a tax rebate if you send somebody a check for $800 for not paying taxes. That’s a welfare check.

GLENN: Thank you.

PAUL: And that money really doesn’t go to producing jobs. What you have to do is restore the savings and encourage capital investment. You have to eliminate taxes on capital gains and we have to do whatever we can, get rid of the taxes, the death tax and eliminate taxes on dividends and savings. All these things would encourage savings and then have a market rate for interest rates to give us the signal on whether we should be investing or saving or spending. But that doesn’t exist anymore and that’s why we have these perpetual bubbles. I think this bubble right now that has been kept together for quite a few years is a major problem and the unwinding of this problem is very critical. The biggest bubble’s in the dollar bubble and now the dollar is coming under attack. And what are they proposing? Excessive spending, you know, deficit spending which, where are they going to get the money? They don’t have any money in Washington. They either have to borrow from China or print it, which means there’s more inflation. Or the Federal Reserve comes in and said, like yesterday, drastically lowering interest rates? How do they lower interest rates? They print a lot more money. Yesterday when they announced that, the dollar immediately reversed itself and sharply went down and it’s the weakening of the dollar that is the crisis that we face because everybody suffers from that. You and I suffer because all of a sudden the dollar in that wallet buys 80 cents worth of goods instead of a dollar’s worth. So we all get poor and we have to stop that cycle.
See the rest of the article at: GlennBeck.com Interview with Ron Paul

As so many other supporters, Democrat, Republican and Independent alike, are shouting: Go Ron Paul!!

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January 25, 2008 - Posted by | Constitution, Credit, Economy, Fraud, Freedom & Liberty, Law, Media, Politics, Ron Paul, Taxation | , , , , , ,

10 Comments »

  1. […] Ice wrote an interesting post today on Louisiana Caucus: Ron Paul Second with DelegatesHere’s a quick excerptThe truth of the matter is that “President” Ron Paul could become a reality with the right circumstances. There is no doubt in my mind that the Dr. could win over any of the so-called “front runner” Democrats. … […]

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  2. […] Ice wrote an interesting post today on Louisiana Caucus: Ron Paul Second with DelegatesHere’s a quick excerptIn addition to the uncommitted delegates and McCain and Paul supporters, Governor Mitt Romney appears to have won a handful of state convention delegates. National Review Online. If Huckabee and Rudy (heh heh — lost another one to the … […]

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  3. I wish the Media would stop catering to special interest agendas and lift up a man for the people (Ron Paul) because he is out to help all Americans, not just the choice elite few. Big government has been controlled by this agenda far too long and it is tiring to make the US a serf nation.

    Consider the Amero (Google it if you don’t know what it is) and ask why the media hasn’t screamed information about this from the rooftops. What will you do without your national constitution? Also consider why the US Constitutional Amendments ^, 7, and 8 state the rights of US citizens and President Bush, in an executive order, saw fit to nullify these and also the rules set out in the Geneva Convention thus giving him the right to take you and do whatever he wants to you under the umbrella of “he MIGHT be linked to a terrorist group because he doesn’t like what I’m doing on foreign soil. (Goggle search: Bush Executive Order July 2007) Read the Section 1, 1st paragraph, the sentence that reads: “are not entitled to the protections that the Third Geneva Convention, this includes torture. And Ron Paul has stated that upon election intends to get this order nullified.

    Comment by PJ | January 25, 2008 | Reply

  4. Why is Goldman Sachs buying our election??? Do these candidates support our troops or not? Who do the troops support?

    Google Goldman Sachs.

    Top supporters of Ron Paul

    Google Inc
    US Army
    US Navy
    Microsoft Corp
    Huffines Communities
    US Air Force

    Top supporters of John McCain

    Blank Rome LLP
    Citigroup Inc
    Greenberg Traurig LLP
    Merrill Lynch
    Goldman Sachs
    Univision Communications
    IDT Corp
    Bank of New York Mellon

    Top Supporters of Barak Obama

    Goldman Sachs
    Lehman Brothers
    National Amusements Inc
    JP Morgan Chase & Co
    Sidley Austin LLP
    Exelon Corp
    Citigroup Inc
    Citadel Investment Group

    Top Supporters of Mitt Romney

    Goldman Sachs
    Merrill Lynch
    Marriott International
    Bain Capital
    Morgan Stanley
    Bain & Co
    The Villages
    Citigroup Inc

    Top Supporters of Hillary Clinton

    DLA Piper
    Goldman Sachs
    Morgan Stanley
    Citigroup Inc
    EMILY’s List
    National Amusements Inc
    JP Morgan Chase & Co

    Top Supporters of John Edwards

    Act Blue
    Fortress Investment Group
    Stearns, Weaver et al
    Lerach, Coughlin et al
    Goldman Sachs
    Whitten, Nelson et al

    Rudy is also financed by Goldman Sachs.

    http://www.opensecrets.org/pres08

    Comment by SupportTheTroops | January 25, 2008 | Reply

  5. Will You vote for Ron Paul as an independent candidate?NoYesCreate your own poll at poll spots

    Comment by fan | January 25, 2008 | Reply

  6. SupportTheTroops,

    I am trying to figure out why you believe those are “corporations” that are making those donations. A critical eye would show you that: “The organizations themselves did not donate, rather the money came from the organization’s PAC, its individual members or employees or owners, and those individuals’ immediate families.”

    Ron Paul’s books are wide open for anyone to see. He is the #1 choice by Military PERSONNEL (Individuals) and their families. Ron Paul has collected more money from service men than any other candidate … including John McCain.

    If you want more details about exactly who is supporting Ron Paul you can contact his campaign HQ and they will probably send you a list.

    The truth is that NO ONE is going to BUY Ron Paul.

    Comment by Ice | January 25, 2008 | Reply

  7. […] Ice wrote an interesting post today on Louisiana Caucus: Ron Paul Second with DelegatesHere’s a quick excerptDelegate candidates endorsed by US Senator John McCain (R-AZ) appear to have won more state convention delegate positions than any other presidential slate at the Louisiana Caucuses. “I offer my congratulations Senator John McCain on … […]

    Pingback by John Mccain » Louisiana Caucus: Ron Paul Second with Delegates | January 25, 2008 | Reply

  8. What are the names of the candidates (caucus) in Lafayette, LA? Do they have telephone numbers?

    I need to know before I go to the polls today.

    Comment by Bunny | February 9, 2008 | Reply

  9. How can I vote when I don’t know the names of the caucus candidates in Lafayette, Louisiana and how they can be reached?

    Can anyone help?

    We vote today, Feb. 9th!

    Comment by Susan Snow | February 9, 2008 | Reply

  10. Bunny and Susan,

    It is my hope that you found the information you were seeking and were able to cast your votes. Unfortunately I have not been able to attend to the blog for the last few days and was unable to get to your comments in time.

    Truly, I hope everything turned out okay.

    Ice

    Comment by Ice | February 11, 2008 | Reply


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