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I consider myself to be a Social Conservative, Christian Republican. I consider Jesus Christ to be my personal Lord and Savior. I do not feel that the best way to try to influence public policy is to try to make everyone else believe exactly the same thing.
When long serving Iowa Senator and former Presidential Candidate Tom Harkin announced he would not seek another term, the seat became a prime pickup opportunity for Republicans. When Congressman Steve King, a Republican who frequently suffers from foot-in-mouth disease declared he wasn’t running, I actually joined those on the establishment side who breathed a sigh of relief. King tends to be more of a loudmouth than an effective Conservative/Limited Government advocate.
Ron Paulmay have officially come in third tonight, but if the campaign’s caucus strategy went off as planned, then Paul may actually be the real winner of the first Republican voting contest.
That’s because Paul’s massive organizational push in Iowa focused on both winning votes, and also on making sure that Paul supporters stuck around after the vote to make sure they were selected as county delegates — the first step towards being elected as a delegate to the Republican National Convention. …………
by Kurt Wallace
Newt Gingrich on CNN with Wolf Blitzer was asked about the attack ads against him by both Mitt Romney and Ron Paul. This interview is very telling as Blitzer sets the stage for Newt to contradict himself by viciously attacking Ron Paul right after saying ‘No’ to Blitzer’s asking ‘are you going to attack the other candidates?’ Newt pushed some very obscured perceptions of Ron Paul on the Middle East, Newsletters and 9/11.
Liberty Pulse gives praise to Wolf Blitzer for actually asking Gingrich the same questions that he and many other MSM reporters have forced Ron Paul to answer recently.
The First question - pressing Newt on whether or not he would support a Ron Paul nominee which Gingrich vehemently said ‘No’. Then, Blizter pressed him if he would support Obama (which based on many positions Obama and Gingrich are inline wars, government intervention domestically) Gingrich then attacked Obama.
The Second question – Third Party? Yes, Wolf Blitzer actually asks establishment Neoconservative Gingrich if he would run as a 3rd Party Candidate if Ron Paul wins the nomination. Gingrich arrogantly said ‘Ron Paul won’t win’
The most telling part of this interview is how Newt Gingrich is a gentleman to Mitt Romney a fellow big government neoconservative hopeful and then his venomous angry and disdain for the true defender of Liberty and the champion of the US Constitution Ron Paul.
I will be there helping the Ron Paul Campaign as well as connecting with other conservative candidates and Independents running for office from around the country. It is a win-win, uniting and brainstorming with many liberty-candidates and activists to win big in the House and Senate, as well as local elections.
Wont you help? Whether you support Ron Paul, Newt or Mitt this is a unique opportunity to meet-up with like-minded people from around the country. I’ll report back what is truly happening ‘on the ground’ in Iowa since the media won’t. I have many Iowa insiders who are helping me get around and talk with several key insiders and the fringe. I will tour family-farms and attend town halls as well as going door-to-door helping campaign for others. We all need to help each other. This will also provide Colorado voters in my district opportunity to see first hand through my eyes what is happening and discuss this during my next trip around my district.
These are desperate but exciting times! I work hard for us! I am your eyes and ears on the battlefield (literally now) for 2012. You just can’t count on the media being fair and balanced. Please help us have a successful trip by donating what you can today!
If you know anything about Ron Paul’s economic views, it’s probably that he’s not a big fan of the Federal Reserve system, or that he loves the gold standard. But those are hardly the only noteworthy planks in his platform. The Republican congressman from Texas, who now looks to have a real chance of winning the Iowa caucuses in less than two weeks, also wants to abolish five Cabinet departments, drastically lower corporate taxes, and allow younger workers to opt out of the Social Security system.
Here are they key components of Paul’s economic plan, “Restore America,” released in October:
Spending: Paul proposes cutting $1 trillion from the federal budget during his first year in office, and balancing the budget by his third year. He would do this in part by eliminating five cabinet departments: Energy; Housing and Urban Development; Commerce; Interior; and Education. (Paul has not offered specifics on what would happen to some of the functions currently performed by the departments he wants to abolish–maintaining our nuclear weapons, administering our intellectual property system, and conducting the Census, for instance.)
He would also scrap the Transportation Security Administration, which is part of the Department of Homeland Security, eliminate corporate subsidies, end foreign aid, and return most other federal spending to 2006 levels.
A new poll from Public Policy Polling shows that Ron Paul has taken the lead in the Iowa caucus race, while Newt Gingrich’s support is fading fast. A different Gallup poll shows Gringrich still holding the lead, but slipping, while The New York Times Nate Silver of FiveThirtyEight has Paul in the lead as well.
Gingrich has seen his numbers in the PPP poll drop from 27 percent to 14 percent in just three weeks, while his favorability rating is now split at 46 percent for to 47 percent against, the worst of any candidate not named Jon Huntsman. That’s quite a fall for someone who looked to be running away with the state and taking charge on the national level.
Mitt Romney has also seen his numbers tick up slightly (to 20%), putting him just behind Paul (23%) for second place. The poll measured voters who are planning to vote in the Republican caucus…
Below is a good article from CNN reporter about Ron Paul in Iowa. What stuck him is something most Ron Paul Supporters know and of course Dr. Paul has been saying for years “Freedom is Popular”. Now the MSM is having to report the exciting story of the century as it really is that the Ron Paul Revolution is changing the world by bringing people together under principle not party and not special interests. This reporter calls it the ‘Unified Theory of Constitutionalism’ which is a fun accurate description.
(CNN) — The wild card in the Iowa caucus is Ron Paul, the libertarian congressman from Texas. As with all wild cards, his place in the top tier of candidates is itself unlikely and his ultimate effect on the Republican presidential nomination is unpredictable. But based on what I saw during my trip to Iowa earlier this month, no one should count Paul out.
His supporters are famously dedicated, and their numbers have only grown since his 2008 campaign. They are sometimes stereotyped as university students with a penchant for pot-legalization and political debate, but at a town hall in Marshalltown, Iowa, last Saturday morning, I saw a predominantly blue collar, middle-aged crowd listening raptly to Paul discuss his unified field theory of constitutionalism. Roughly 20 people from the crowd of 100 stuck around after the talk to organize for the caucus.
Organization matters in the Iowa caucus, and Paul’s volunteers are going to show up in force. One of the great questions of this campaign is whether retail politics is dead — after all, Rick Santorum is the only candidate who has visited all 99 counties in Iowa, and he’s been stuck in the mid-single digits for most of the campaign…