Ron Paul is returning to the site where former Spartanburg GOP chairman Rick Beltram challenged him during the 2008 campaign.
Paul is the only veteran in this years presidential election cycle and it’s only appropriate that he hosts a Veterans Rally on November 12th at the Summit Pointe Conference and Events Center beginning at 11am.
The release is below:
As a U.S. Air Force veteran, I experienced life in our armed forces firsthand, and I have worked hard over the years to help many of our veterans finally receive the medals and awards they deserve from their service to our country.
I’m proud to have received more contributions from members of the military than all the other Republican candidates for President – COMBINED!
In fact, the top three organizations that employ my supporters are the U.S. Army, the U.S. Navy, and the U.S. Air Force.
And if elected President, you can rest assured I’ll never put our troops in harm’s way without a clear mission to succeed and without giving them the tools they need to get the job done as quickly as possible.
Instead of nation-building and policing the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan, I’ll concentrate on securing our own borders.
At my Veterans Rally in Spartanburg, you’ll have the opportunity to hear firsthand about my plan to secure America if elected Commander-in-Chief of our Armed Forces.
The Veterans Rally begins at 11am and takes place at the Summit Pointe Conference and Events Center, located at 805 Spartan Boulevard in Spartanburg.
You can get directions HERE.
I hope you’ll join me on Saturday in Spartanburg for a rally in honor of our nation’s veterans.
The Palmetto Freedom Forum will be held on September 5th, 2011 at 3pm in Columbia, SC. Details from the announcement are below.
In 2010, Americans sent a new crop of conservatives to Washington to shake up the status quo and demand a smaller government that pays its bills, instead of passing debt to our children and grandchildren. We must continue this progress in 2012 by sending a true conservative to the White House.
One way to help identify the best Republican candidate for president is by participating in the Palmetto Freedom Forum, sponsored by the American Principles Project. The Palmetto Freedom Forum is a one-of-a-kind event that will take place in Columbia, South Carolina at 3 p.m. on September 5, 2011.
U.S. Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC), Congressman Steve King (R-IA), and constitutional expert Dr. Robert George will interview each of the candidates individually and ask them questions that are on the minds of conservatives around the country. Several of the top candidates, including Michele Bachmann, Herman Cain, Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, and Rick Perry have already confirmed their participation.
Here’s how you can participate:
- Attend in person by signing up to win tickets. Winners will be selected at 9 a.m. on Thursday, August 25, 2011, so sign up today.
- Submit a question for the candidates by emailing it firstname.lastname@example.org
- Follow the event on Facebook so you get the latest forum news and know where to watch it live.
This won’t be a mainstream media debate filled with “gotcha” questions and 5-second sound bites. Instead, it’s an opportunity for the candidates to outline their positions on the key issues and to respond to real questions.
This forum is part of the process of determing which candidate has what it takes to be a courageous, competent, and conservative president. We hope you will participate in this important pre-primary election event.
It is well believed that Ron Paul is prepping up for another run for President. News flash right?
But according to recent fundraising emails from the campaign, it does not appear that South Carolina plays into his plans very much. He has stated plans in Iowa, New Hampshire, Mississippi, Florida, New York (TV appearances) and Nevada.
I mean, why would he waste his resources on South Carolina republicans. Generally speaking, most republicans (not all) elected in this state are more concerned with social conservative issues and have no issues with government power grabs. Although many claim to be fiscal conservatives and less government, actions by the state legislature trend other wise.
Not only that, you can see how well he was received during the last election cycle. They were more amused by Giuliani questioning Paul for his non-interventionist policies than rational reasoning, a GOP leader attempted to ban him from attending local events and he garnered only 5% of the vote in the primary.
South Carolina has chosen the eventual republican nominee for president since 1980, so it seems foolish to bypass it. Either way, this strategy move is interesting.
What do you think about Paul’s potential campaign strategy?
We were going to give Jeffrey a break for a little while and focus on our main issue, Bob Inglis, but this landed on our laps today and we feel the 4th Congressional District should know.
A commenter on a previous post brought this question “Who Did Jeffrey Support in 2008?”
Thanks to a private ballot, we will never know who Jeffrey truly pulled the lever for in 2008. But thanks to media outlets across the country, we know who all she claims to have supported.
For the last year, we have heard Jeffrey talk about her close relationship with Ron Paul. The way she has talked about him and her relationship would lead one to believe she was a fervent supporter. She has worked feverishly to gain the Campaign for Liberty support and has used this relationship to help solidify her status as the Tea Party candidate.
On March 5th, 2010 she claimed she supported Congressman Duncan Hunter in the 2008 Presidential Primary in the News Radio WORD debates. At 43:00 minutes into the debate, Bob McLain asks the telling question and at 44:50, Jeffrey responds. You can see her response here.
And the kicker is……
Today, we discover and article from April 24, 2007 in the Rocky Mountain Times, out of Denver, Colorado. What did Jeffrey have to say to Mike Littwin of the Rocky Mountain Times besides being “inbred like all South Carolinians”?
Read the excerpt below:
But Christina Jeffrey has found her candidate. She’s serious enough about Giuliani that she’s standing in the Dorman High School gym, pulling the tape from the back of “Rudy” posters and stacking them for the next event.
I’m trying to understand her devotion, other than the fact that she does freelance work for a public relations company employed by Giuliani.
She’s a South Carolina conservative who can trace her roots here to the 1600s. “We’re inbred like all South Carolinians,” she said, pulling away another piece of tape. “I did my duty by marrying an Iowan to improve the gene pool.”
She has five children. And her most important issue, she says, is abortion. And Giuliani’s stance is: He says he personally hates abortion, which is the default position for most pro-choice candidates.
“I want the United States of America to win the war against the terrorists,” Jeffrey said, explaining her support of Giuliani. “I think abortion is the No. 1 issue facing the people of America, but it’s not the No. 1 issue that a president can influence.”
Of course, Giuliani has problems other than abortion for social conservatives, and I’m not including the multi-marriage issue. When I point this out to Jeffrey, she points to a white-haired man in a suit. She says he’s a “famous” social conservative in the state who used to work on Wall Street when Giuliani was mayor.
“He tells me you have to march in the Gay Pride parade if you want to be elected in New York,” she said. “And it’s hard to get elected there if you’re pro-life.
“He says that Giuliani is not really pro-choice. He insists he’s not. I know Giuliani is a Catholic who was raised Catholic. Even if he is pro-choice, if he’s really pro-choice, at least he understands the argument.”
I tell her it’s all on the record. I can show her Giuliani saying government should pay for abortions for poor women. It’s as easy to find as YouTube. Isn’t she guilty, I ask, of wishful thinking?
“We want to win here in South Carolina,” she said. “We know math. We know how to add.”
She stops and laughs.
“I’m as capable of wishful thinking as anybody.”
Problems that don’t pass
Now I begin to understand. Obviously, many people now drawn to Giuliani – people like Jeffrey – don’t agree with him on basic issues. But it isn’t that they don’t know what he believes. It’s that they don’t want to know what he believes.
I know, I know, I know. Tell us what you think…..
PoliticalNetTV has picked up on this story and has provided their insight on the situation.
At midnight on February 5th, 2010, polling closed for our SC 4th Congressional District Poll. It was open for a week and we had a variety of responses and general comments on the race.
We did our best to market the poll via Twitter and Facebook and other means to help promote each of the candidates fairly. You can see screen shots below.
I would love to say that internet polling was accurate. If that were the case Ron Paul would have been President. Given the amount of traffic we received compared to the number of votes, I would hope this was a fair indication of the people in the 4th Congressional District.
Without further delay, here are the results…
36% – Jim Lee
18% – Trey Gowdy
18% – Bob Inglis
18% – Christina Jeffrey
07% – David Thomas
My biggest surprise is the indecisiveness for the potential runoff candidate. With Gowdy, Inglis, and Jeffrey all tied for 2nd, this may be the largest battle. Between these three candidates, you see the outside Ron Paul supporters backing Jeffrey who has been threatening to censor individuals recently on Facebook and a potential split between the establishment candidates of Inglis and Gowdy.
This is a race I have been looking forward to seeing play out and it will only get more interesting the closer we get to June. What do you think about these results?