Ron Paul Freedom Trailer Stolen

December 27, 2007 by  
Filed under News

The South Carolina coordinator for the Ron Paul campaign contacted me yesterday to inform me that the Ron Paul Freedom Trailer had been stolen from the Columbia Headquarters during the holidays. The trailer was used to haul campaign signage across the state to different events and rallies.

Please provide information as to it’s whereabouts to the Columbia Police Department (803.754.0706).

Is Fred Thompson’s Campaign in Trouble?

December 21, 2007 by  
Filed under Opinion

We all know Ron Paul supporters will come out of the woodworks when it is time for a “money bomb.” When the revolutionaries conjure up a new idea, they don’t take any chances. Goals are set high. So high they even have a blimp now (That has to be a Presidential Campaign First).

I received a series of e-mails from the Thompson campaign in the last 24 hours. As every other campaign is doing, they are trying to get that last surge of money before the end of the quarter. Ron Paul isn’t hiding how much he has raised and that must be concerning to many other campaigns. Below you will find the e-mails I have received. The first one came in at 12pm on 12/20.

I need to ask a personal favor this morning. Yesterday, Fred taped a special message from “The Clear Conservative Choice: Hands Down” bus tour of Iowa. My favor is to ask you to go to www.Fred08.com to see his important message.

Frankly, we need your financial help. Our tour in Iowa is going great, and the momentum is on our side. Just this week, Fred was endorsed by the highly regarded Congressman Steve King of the 5th Congressional District of Iowa.

This is a crucial endorsement and Congressman King will be on the bus with Fred while touring his district. (Be sure to check out our updated accounts of the tour with great new video footage of events and commentary from Fred Fans at each stop at www.Fred08.com. You will really enjoy it!) Also, the tone of the press coverage of the campaign has turned very positive. The foremost political writer in Iowa, David Yepsen, wrote on Tuesday to keep an eye on Fred. He’s poised to make a big move.

Others have noted the energy Fred is showing on the stump and the aggressive attitude toward retail campaigning. The coverage has been remarkable. Now we need to increase our media buy–so we need your donation today.

I know it’s the Holiday Season, but what could be a better gift for America than a clear, conservative President?
A President we can be proud of?
Fred Thompson.

Go to our website–hear it from Fred himself, and see the reactions of supporters all across Iowa. Then make your $50, $75, or $100 contribution today.

Don’t delay.

Thanks for your support–and Happy Holidays to you.

I begin to question how strong their grassroots effort is though after the second e-mail. Oddly enough, they must have some server problems somewhere too. The time stamp on the email is 6pm on the 20th. It arrives in my inbox approximately 27 hours later.

Earlier today you received an e-mail from me asking you to watch Fred’s message from the bus in Iowa. Hundreds have responded, and in just about five hours we have raised over $50,000. Due to this wonderful response, I would like to challenge everyone who hasn’t contributed today to join in. Please, help us double that amount and raise over $100,000 online today!

Fred is counting on you!

Here’s what I need you to do: First, watch Fred’s message at www.Fred08.com. It was taped on the bus during “The Clear Conservative Choice: Hands Down!” tour yesterday. As you probably know, Fred is making his way to over 50 key cities and towns before the Iowa Caucuses.

Second, make a contribution. I know now is a tough time, right at Christmas, but it’s a critical time for Fred. He needs your help.

Third, I will report the results to Fred in the morning–I know he would really be fired up if we can make this goal. He is working hard every day, and your support will mean so much.

The Iowa Caucuses are only two weeks from today. We are running out of time.

Please watch the video, and contribute today.Thanks so much for your help

As you progress through the second e-mail, I realize that only hundreds of people donated to raise $50K. Their response is positive, but the goal they set doesn’t seem to optimistic, it’s only $100K. I have not received the actual results of this fund-raising effort yet.

After reading these communications, I am quite sure there is some concern in the house of Thompson. I am not a political expert by any means, but the lack of small donations displays a huge flaw in his grassroots organization. The “Consistent Conservative” that should be reaching the average American (who should have internet access) doesn’t appear to be gaining any ground. I also read a sense of urgency in these communications. Not sure that it is desperate yet.

We have seen a restructuring of his campaign methodology as well. Iowa wasn’t a big priority in the beginning and neither was New Hampshire. Fred was counting on South Carolina. Suddenly, he is spending an awful lot of time in Iowa and has completely cut out New Hampshire. He hasn’t been in South Carolina much recently either.

A common joke earlier in the primary season is “Where’s Fred?” I think that statement may not be quite a joke any more. I think the real question should be:

Is Fred Thompson’s campaign in trouble?

Tancredo Withdrawals from Campaign Trail

December 21, 2007 by  
Filed under News

Today, Congressman Tancredo announced his withdrawal from the Presidential Campaign.

Tom Tancredo has been the champion of illegal immigration since he entered the race in April. During his withdrawal speech, in my opinion he made a surprising endorsement…support Mitt Romney. Romney has been constantly criticized on his changing position on immigration (among other things) sine his departure as Governor of Massachusetts.

Tancredo did state that he felt the Romney was the candidate to carry on and enforce a tough illegal immigration policy. He also stated that McCain and Huckabee would not be loyal advocates of his cause. He stated my campaign has forced the issues at hand but he is not sure the are behind agreeing rhetorically.

According to resources and various sites, this endorsement surprised many Paul supporters.  It will be interesting to see what happens with the field thinning out.  Will Ron Paul be able to continue his rise to the top with fewer candidates?  Maybe he’ll get more air time in the debates.  We’ll see.

Hugh Cort – Check Out His Latest Ad

December 21, 2007 by  
Filed under News

We all thought that Congressman Tancredo’s recent television add was eerily similar to Lyndon Johnson’s Daisy advertisement. Well, Hugh Cort may have taken it a step further. Fear monger? War monger? I have heard him speak, I’m afraid of what would happen if he were elected as President.

Lyndon B. Johnson

Tom Tancredo

Hugh Cort

Will the Lakota Indians Suffer the Same Fate as the Confederacy?

December 20, 2007 by  
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On the 147th anniversary of South Carolina’s secession from the union, the Lakota Indian tribe formally withdrew from all treaties made with the United States to form their own nation.

Indian rights activist Russell Means said:

“We are no longer citizens of the United States of America and all those who live in the five-state area that encompasses our country are free to join us.”

Mr. Means further stated that:

“if you were to renounce your US Citizenship, you would be living there tax free.”

The article further claims that the United States has not upheld their end on 33 signed treaties.

Most of the articles I have read concerning the new secessionist movement believe that our federal government has over reached its powers. They believe that we should go back to the original framework of the constitution and start from scratch.

I am reminded of President Lincoln’s logic to enter the Civil War. Do you remember? It was to “Preserve the Union”. This leads me to wonder how President Bush will react to the actions of the Lakota Indian Tribe. Here are a few questions I have regarding the US reaction:

  • With this secession, should we expect to see the annihilation of the Lakota Indian Tribe?
  • Do the Lakota Indians have the capability to defend themselves from the US Military?
  • Will the government recognize there secession and accept the loss of land and tax money?

It is my understanding that secession is still constitutional based on the 10th ammendment of the Constitution. I guess this will provide the growing secessionist movement a sight into the complications they may face if and when they make there move to secede.

Compliments to FoxNews for the quotes.

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