Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Letters to the Editor for Ron Paul

Ok, so you've posted about Ron Paul on your blog or championed Ron Paul's positions in some comment section or in some online forum. You've written an e-mail to someone else or dugg an article or commented or submitted a digg.com article. That's great, from the looks of things Ron Paul is getting a lot of support from the Internet. And it looks like he's growing faster and faster at an exponential rate.

But the Internet can only account for so much. Ron Paul isn't running to be the president of the Internet, if he was he'd win hands down. We need to reach out to those who are still stuck in the old media. People who actually wait a day or a week to read the newspaper to find out what happened the day before, or the week before. According to newspaper sales, those people actually do still exist.

Do they have comment sections that you can post your opinions on? Do they have the technological advances that allow people who read an article to let others know about the real story, the real truth? In a way they do. Most newspapers have a letter to the editor. It's not quite as sophisticated as the way it's done on the Internet, and not quite as quick. But it's still available. We need to get Ron Paul's message out to every medium and this is the way you get it out to newspapers.

I have created a petition, we are over a third of the way there, that will get 100 people within a week or so to write a letter to the editor of their local paper. The petition ends August 1st. At that point 100 people will be sending a letter to the editor of their local newspaper. Imagine that, August 5 is that Sunday, the day of the debates, and then a week later the Iowa Ames straw poll.

Imagine in that Sunday's paper, all across the country, regular newspaper reading individuals reading something good about Ron Paul, sparking at least enough interest to watch the debates and see Ron Paul in action.

Not all 100 will get published, but even if half get into the paper it'll be significant. I've run across many stories about Ron Paul on google news that are letters to the editor of hometown papers. That google news page would be filled with our articles.

There's no time to waste though. The petition ends in about a week. Go to: http://www.pledgebank.com/RPletter2editor and sign up. We need as many people to sign up as possible so that the 33+ people who have already signed up will follow through with the pledge.

At the end I will post all letters here that participants want to share. Let's make this happen, we only have a week!

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Monday, July 9, 2007

Bet against Ron Paul

I think a lot of people have it wrong on George Stephanopolous's statement that he would bet everything he has against Ron Paul winning as stated here on ABC News.

If he were to bet everything he has against Ron Paul winning he would (according to sportsbook.com) have 7 to 1 odds of a Ron Paul win. If Ron Paul loses George would have 7 times the amount of money that he has right now. This will be useful with the other candidates because the worth of his dollar will go down with any other candidate and it will be continually hard to get ahead under any other president, so 7 times his money will be helpful. He could even use it to buy favor with the new leadership, which they are more open to than Ron Paul.

However, if Ron Paul does win...all he does is lose all of his money. No big deal in the grand scheme of things. His children will be able to grow up in the freedom that this country was founded on and many have said we have for a long time. He will make up for the loss because Ron Paul will work toward getting the dollar back to something that is worth something and ending the income tax will certainly kick his recovery into high gear quite hastily. Along with that and the economy taking off with a Ron Paul win, it's a sure bet to bet all of your fiat money on Ron Paul's loss.

So, basically Stephanopolous is showing that he is a great gambler. Willing to gamble away his assets in exchange for freedom, but hedging his bets in case he is stuck with one of the other candidates.

Though personally, I think the best bet is putting your money here.