Ron Paul Betting Odds Could be Impacted by New Voting Rules

October 3, 2007

Ron Paul Betting Odds Could be Impacted by New Voting Rules

Ron Paul’s popularity bridges the gap between all groups. He is truly a bi-partisan politician. Republicans like him, Libertarians like him, Independents are supporting him as well as many Democrats who see his small government, anti-war stance as attractive.

Ron Paul is the first person in decades to have so many diverse groups support him. It is easy to see why: he believes in freedom and liberty for all. That includes the liberty to not have to go to war and the liberty to keep your entire paycheck. Only days ago he introduced the Tax Free Tips Act because by taxing tips, the IRS punishes workers for “doing a superior job.” People in this country are fed up with being lied to and stolen from. They want the war over with and they want it ended NOW.

Ron Paul is fast becoming the only candidate in either party to pledge to end the war. People in general are sick of having no power to do anything and the majority of Americans believe that things are going to get worse for them in the coming years, not better. But Ron Paul offers hope to change all of that. He is truly the only man for the people. What is so amazing that so many Democrats, Independents and Libertarians are planning on voting for him. For those of you that fall into that class, the established Republicans do not want you to do that and are changing rules as we speak to try to shut you out at the voting window.

Many states, in an effort to shut out Ron Paul are now closing their primaries. That means that only Republicans can vote in the Presidential primaries for a Republican candidate. Many states are doing this quickly and quietly and giving people very little time to learn about the new rules. For example, New Hampshire decided only a week ago that you will now have to change your party affiliation by October 12, 2007 or it will be too late to do so. New Hampshire also has a closed primary and only Republicans and possibly Independents will be allowed to vote for Ron Paul.

In New York, you must be registered as a Republican or you cannot vote for Ron Paul and again, you must make this decision by October 12, 2007 or it will be too late. In New York, however, Independents cannot vote for Ron Paul. Same with New Jersey and many states around the nation. I hesitate to give you a link to a site that has correct information about voting in all 50 states because I have yet to find one that does not have an error and besides, this information is changing daily, as Ron Paul gains momentum. The people in power are doing their best to shut out the multitude of voices that want to vote for Ron Paul. If you are a Ron Paul supporter, or even thinking about becoming a Ron Paul supporter, please become a registered Republican immediately so that no matter what your state does to change the rules out from under you, you will still be allowed to vote for this great man.

All of these arbitrary deadlines are designed to keep a candidate such as Ron Paul from gaining momentum and making a last minute push. Effectively, Ron Paul has until October 12, 2007 to get as many Democrats, and others to switch sides in key states like New York and New Hampshire, or they will not be able to vote for Ron Paul in the primaries. That means that the people in power have shortened the Ron Paul campaign to less than two weeks with the stroke of a pen! The Ron Paul campaign now has less than two weeks to teach people about his candidacy and his policies. As of this moment, in New Hampshire you may be registered as an Independent and still vote for Ron Paul. Not so in New York. In New York you must be a registered Republican by October 12, to vote for Ron Paul (Independents cannot vote in the primaries at all). However, for those of you in New Hampshire reading this, I wouldn’t trust that come election day the rules won’t have been changed on you again. To be safe, make sure your voter registration card says Republican.

So, all of you sitting on the fence folks, the fence is about to crumble beneath you and you will not have the ability to affect the election at all. The rules are changing all over the place for Independents. Now, if you are an Independent in New York or Arizona or New Jersey and many other states you will not be allowed to vote in any primary at all. You will only be able to sit on the sidelines and watch as other people decide for you who your choices are. So get busy! Hurry up and re-register.

In another effort to stem the rising tide of Ron Paul supporters California this week just announced that they too would close their Presidential Primary, again shutting out Independents. (Despite the fact that the voters of California voted on March 26, 1996 to be make it an open primary state). So, once again, unless you are a registered Republican you cannot vote for Ron Paul if you live in California. The only good news, is that as of this moment, the deadline to change your registration is January 21, 2008. However, I would not depend on that. If it looks like Ron Paul might win, they could move that date up too. So don’t put this off.

Arizona pulled a sneaky move on its voters. Arizona is an open primary state. That means that anyone can vote in any race – except, and here is the catch, in the Presidential Primary. How can they get away with that? Because, they don’t actually call the Presidential Primary a primary at all, it is now officially called a Presidential Preference Election. So, with that new name comes new rules. Arizona actually did this many years ago, but most of Arizona’s residents are unaware of this rule. As a result, many many people who want to vote for Ron Paul will be shut out because they think they can stay Independent orparty undeclaredand still get to vote. They will be rudely met by voting proctors who will turn them away at the door.

On top of all of this, many states are moving their primaries up earlier and earlier this year so that a come-from-behind candidate had better do his coming-from-behind in a sprint. Worse yet, if you call the official Secretary of State’s office to find out the voting rules, you are likely to get faulty information. In my tiny sampling of seven calls, five of the states gave out incorrect information that if relied upon, would result in that voter not being allowed to vote for Ron Paul. The best place to get correct information is from your state’s GOP. (But do not tell them who you are planning on voting for or they may make a mistake in the information. Beware of answers that begin with “I think…” that is almost always followed by a guess and often misinformation. Make them do the work and find out the real dates.) Here is one site that has some information, but please do not rely upon it as the rules may have changed by the time you read it. It will help you find links to places to change your registration.

It is appalling that states are allowed to change their voting rules at the last minute so most people will not hear of the change. It is more appalling that when calling an official state office you are given incorrect information. It is most appalling that millions of Ron Paul voters may not get to vote for their man because they didn’t know the rules were switched on them.

So, for all of you Ron Paul supporters out there: Switch now. Hurry. Sign up to be a Republican if you aren’t already, get that official voter registration card in hand so on primary election day no one can take away your right to vote! It doesn’t matter if right now your state is an open primary state, or they claim to allow Independents to vote, they may close it tomorrow as California just did and they may give you only three weeks to make the change as New Hampshire did. Don’t take the risk. Become Republican today. I know this is not fair. I know that the rules used to be different. I know, you may not want to be a Republican but still want to vote for Ron Paul. Please don’t let your pride and their trickery get in the way of you voting for the man you want.

And remember New Yorkers and folks from New Hampshire – You have less than two weeks left. HURRY! The deadline is October 12, October 12, October 12… make that your new mantra. Please tell all of your friends.

For you Democrats out there who wanted the war to stop only to find that your party seems content on this war lasting another decade or so, Ron Paul voted against the war in the first place and would vote to stop it the minute he took office, in January of 2009. Isn’t another 15 months enough time for this war to rage on and try to end with a “win.” I know you may not want to switch parties. But think of it this way, if you do switch, and Ron Paul loses, then that will be another Republican who abandons the party come general election day, so you can have a little taste of revenge for them making you switch parties to vote for this man. How do you know that Ron Paul won’t lie and keep this war going too? You can trust a man to behave in the future the way he has behaved in the past.

Protect your right to vote. Don’t let them steal the greatest man in history away from you before you have even learned about him. Check out the to find links to many ways to learn about Ron Paul. My favorites are the Ron Paul Library link and the You Tube videos.

And they call this a democracy? Ha!

Please send this article to all that you care about. Turn this into a freedom chain letter to spread truth across the country.—-

Jennifer Reynolds, Special Contributor to

Originally published October 2, 2007 9:15 pm ET


Ron Paul campaign throws down the gauntlet for 4Q fundraising!

October 2, 2007

Well, now the Ron Paul campaign has really done it.  They’ve challenged all supporters to help raise $12 million by Dec. 31st, the end of the 4th quarter.  They’re basically saying “ok, you helped raise $1 million in the last week of the 3rd quarter, now help us raise $1 million EVERY week of the 4th!”  Can you imagine what the media, the naysayers, and the other campaigns must be thinking?  If they imagine that it’s pure hubris, they have another thing coming.  We can do this, just like we met and exceeded the last two fundraising challenges set by the campaign. 

Go, Ron Paul!

IMPORTANT: New Hampshire deadline for switching party affiliation

September 30, 2007

Oct. 12 deadline to change party registration for primary

CONCORD, N.H. —Registered voters who want to change party affiliation before New Hampshire’s presidential primary have two weeks to do so.

Secretary of State William Gardner has set Oct. 12 as the last day to change affiliation. The voter checklist supervisors will meet that day to correct the voter list.

Gardner set the deadline last week when he moved up the filing period for candidates to run from Oct. 15 through Nov. 2.

New Hampshire allows same-day voter registration on election day, but people who want to switch affiliations must do so before the election. Independents can vote in either primary.

Halloween action idea: Ron Paul pumpkins!

September 30, 2007

I was inspired about this idea when I saw a huge pile of pumpkins for sale outside our local grocery store.  Wouldn’t it be cool to make some pumpkin carving stencils that say:

1. Ron Paul ’08
2. Ron Paul 4 Prez

Think how great these would look on your porches all lit up!  I think it’d be best to do all 3 and have them sitting grouped together so people get the entire message: name recognition, who he is and what he’s doing, and finally a website they can visit for more info.  And along with candy for the kids, you could give out Ron Paul DVD’s, audio CD’s and literature to the parents!  This would work well in conjunction with the idea over at

Thoughts?  I recommend we all suggest this as an activity for our Meetup groups in the coming weeks.

Fundraising message from Ron Paul

September 28, 2007

Message from Ron Paul (9/28/07)

Holy smokes!  I can’t keep track of our zooming fundraising total, but I am noting all those wonderful names!

Whenever I can, I go online to check the latest score.  What a boost!

It means that this Revolution has legs–very strong, very fast moving legs, and that the establishment, from the Fed to the tax police to the military-industrial complex, is right to worry.

Was $1 million too conservative a figure?  Make my day, impress the media, and set all our opponents back on their heels, by shooting past $1 million before Midnight on Sunday, September 30!  How high can we go?  $1.5 million?

Donate here. And from the bottom of my heart: Thank you!



Tax Free Tips bill outreach idea

September 28, 2007

I just hit upon a Ron Paul outreach idea that I believe would go over really, really well.

Basically, create a little handout package with information on the bill recently introduced by Ron Paul called the Tax Free Tips bill, and some info on RP; not sure exactly what to put in it, but that should be easy to figure out. It needs to be quick and easy, something you can hand out easily without too much overhead cost.

Then, you order up some $1 face value copper Ron Paul Liberty Dollars. These things are beautiful and attention getting.

Then, you go anywhere where tips are taken and you hand them the info with a $1 copper RP Liberty Dollar. This could be restaurants, salons, casinos, bars, taxi’s, whatever. Imagine what these people will think. They may only give the info alone a cursory glance, but who wouldn’t stop and admire a hefty copper coin with RP’s image on it? Not only that, but imagine how many other people might see the coin when these people get home and show others the interesting and unique tip they got that day.

And you needn’t limit it to places that you happen to be patronizing. You could hail taxi’s on the street and just say to the driver “here’s some info on Ron Paul’s Tax Free Tips bill, and his run for the presidency in 2008…and here’s a $1 tip for stopping and taking this information from me”. Who wouldn’t be happy to get a free tip?

What do you all think?? The cost would be minimal: $1 for the coin (with a little added in for shipping spread across the entire order) and another $.10 or so for the paper handouts.

Am I crazy, or does this sound like it’d be a great idea?

Now, it looks like they’re currently only taking pre-orders and the coins won’t actually ship until November, but even if that makes the bill information outdated, I think you could still do some great outreach by tipping with these coins.

Translating Ron Paul’s Internet Success into Real Votes

September 28, 2007

Translating Ron Paul’s Internet Success into Real Votes

Daniel Carpenter
September 2007 to Election Day
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The world has taken notice of Ron Paul’s stunning success on the internet, yet he still lags near the bottom of the pool of Republican presidential candidates. Why? And what can be done to change that?

The internet has already changed the world and its only natural that it changes old politics as well.

How can internet support be translated to real world votes? Simple (in theory) we only have to use the internet to convey the CORRECT MESSAGE. You might say “but we already do, we spread Ron Paul’s message of Liberty to every corner of the internet.” And you would be right, we do convey that message quite strongly but it is not the correct message for gaining “real” world support.

So what is the correct message? Well thats where you, every reader, can help. The message that we must spread to the four corners of the internet is one of ACTION (as opposed to Idea).

We MUST get real world bodies motivated to ACTION to vote for Ron Paul in the Primaries. He will NOT be on the final ballot without our help, and he has stated that he will NOT run as a third party candidate.

The calendar dates for each state’s Republican primary elections are still unknown. That can’t stop us. We do know that the first primaries will begin in January and February. We HAVE to start preparing humans to participate in these early elections in each of their home states, and we have to start NOW.

Your author is not the most educated on the inner workings of each state’s primary laws, however, I know that in many states these elections are open to anybody. In other states, I suspect, that you have to be a registered Republican. (please email if you can fact check me in this regard).

We have to get people prepared and convinced, that the presidential election for Ron Paul occurs earlier than November. It occurs in January and February on a state by state basis.

Let me repeat that for rhetorical purposes. Ron Paul’s Presidential Election is in January and February, not November.

If you have to be a registered Republican to vote in your state’s primary for Ron Paul, then for goodness sakes register as a Republican, now. Its a meaningless label now anyway for so many reasons, just do it.

Look up yout state’s Republican primary election rules be sure your ready.

Even if you have traditionally voted Democrat, that cannot stop you from voting in the Republican primary, either. In fact this is all the more reason.

I personally vote in both the Democrat and the Republican open primaries in my state during each presidential election. I feel it is my responsibility to do so, and I would like to convince you that it is your responsibility too.

Its a perfect theory. The primaries are big elections, but not as big as the November election. The “internetizens” have an advantage during Primary season, as a smaller portion of the voting population will participate in this round of voting, the Ron Paulites will show up en masse and have their WILL be KNOWN. We have the perfect chance to show the highest ever voting percentage for Ron Paul during this season.

The non-internet media will HAVE to respond and give Ron Paul’s idea of Liberty, and the Ron Paul movement a true voice from a podium of authority.

Ron Paul can win this thing if you and I, and the other “internetizens” believe in ourselves. There are some extremely serious grassroots organizers here in cyberspace and I hope to get this article into their hands and heads. These organizers have helped to skyrocket this phenomenon of supporting this philosopher king for President and can help organize these February Elections. You can do it.

We need more articles written up to motivate these early voters, and Youtube videos. I believe many college aged youth, who have become extremely serious about our state of affairs, are ready to come out and vote in record numbers. I also believe that these youthful supporters may have not ever voted in a Primary before, and only need some basic suggestion about getting out there and voting in it.

We can go on and on about Ron Paul’s wonderful vision for Liberty everyday until he loses and Queen Hillary (bush lite) takes the throne to extend our wars for another 8 years.. or we can carry our beer hand into the voting booth and color the little oval that says Ron Paul.

Your Choice.

Lets spread the correct message. The message of ACTION. The evidence that victory is possible is even shown on TV when Ron Paul wins every debate. In the virtual space Ron Paul is the leader. Next stop: the physical space.

The Ron Paul Revolution starts in January (otherwise it will be over by November). Lets all be ready for it ahead of time.

If you are upset about the state of our politics, and if you say you want change, and if you talk about liberty and freedom, then show your liberty to VOTE and BE HEARD. Get out there on Primary election day.

In 2008, we’ll give them the vote heard ’round the world. On your primary day, your single vote will be the most powerful single vote ever in modern United States history.

Please do your individual part to make that history possible. Keep this message alive and write your own article about this to spread the love.