Ron Paul Wins Conservative Leadership Straw Poll

digg_url = ‘http://www.rizzn.com/2007/10/ron-paul-wins-conservative-leadership.asp’; The Conservative Leadership Conference was this week – an event that came and past without me noticing. A lot of the political last week coverage seemed to revolve around the S-CHIP and Michelle Malkin, and that white noise drowned out a lot of what would be interesting news. Like what kind of news? Ron Paul won a straw poll at a conservative conference that it appears Mitt Romney spoke at. The list of speakers at this event reads like a who’s who of the Libertarian and conservative caucuses, so it’s not surprising that according to PoliticalDerby Ron Paul won with a commanding 32.8% of those voting. Speakers at the event included: Mitt Romney, Grover Norquist, Bill Redpath, Scott Cleland, Bob Barr, and Dick Armey. See this spreadsheet for full breakdown. /rizzn Want to be part of the Rizzn-ite army? Indoctrination instructions...

Guy McClendon on Ron Paul and the LP Dilemma

Guy McClendon from the Texas State Libertarian Committee had some interesting points on the dilemma American Libertarians face due to Ron Paul’s presidential run: The LP’s big problem is that our LP Nat’l Convention is in May 2008, and the Republican Convention is in ~Sept 2008. However on the plus side, there will have been enough primaries by then to give a great idea as to where he stands by May. The agony is that LP members need to decide much earlier than May 2008 whether to affiliate with the LP [our obvious preference], or vote for Dr. Paul in the Republican primary. For LP folks who tend to support Ron, their inclination is to do the latter. However, that’s a bad decision for several reasons. An additional 500 votes in the USA is most probably not going to impact the Republican primaries. It’s always great to have a Plan B. If all the constitutionalists in the LP vote in the Republican primary, there will be nothing but purists in the LP convention. The purists would very likely not vote for Dr. Paul simply because his immigration position is not 100% open borders. Duh … Instead, they would probably vote for some non-credible candidate like George Phillies, or maybe someone having a criminal record. If 500 constitutionalists instead go to the LP national convention, Dr. Paul would be assured to gain the LP nomination … and, would thereby be guaranteed a slot on the general election ballot … in all 50 states. So far as his chance to win the Republican nomination, it would be political suicide for Dr....

RizWords – Daily Politics and Tech – EP49

RizWords – Daily Politics and TechEpisode 49 – download now – subscribe now A member of the TechPodcast Network @ techpodcast.com. If it’s Tech, it’s here. Remember, if you’re listening on the podcast recording, you can call into the show live if you tune in through TalkShoe.com at 2:30 PM EST every weekday. If you like the podcast (and you haven’t already given us a rating), head over and do so, and don’t forget to sign up for the discussion list. Other Podcast Plugs: TalkGirls comes on Tuesday nights. Check out the TalkGirls Podcast … it’s good times! Cotolo Chronicles: Frank is a good friend of the show, and an associate of the late great Wolfman Jack. Check out his podcast. NewsReal: Good friend to Art and I – has one of the best hours of news podcast each week. You Are the Guest: Bill Grady turns the microphone on the internet’s most interesting people. Sponsors: Try GoToMeeting for 45 days! Visit www.GoToMeeting.com/podcast to start your free trial today. J. Douglas Barker – Voice-overs for you! www.romancingthetone.com Succumbing to the pressures of the media around us, Art and I spend the first half of the show talking about presidential politics and campaigning, and whether or not Ron Paul has a real shot at winning this thing. Mark says ‘maybe’ and Art says definitely not. Noteable Futurama quote from the conversation: On the TV, candidate Jack Johnson is debating candidate John Jackson Johnson: It’s time someone had the courage to stand up and say: I’m against those things that everybody hates! Jackson: Now, I respect my opponent. I think he’s...

Another Ron Paul Petition

I got this in the mail today: Dear fellow patriots, Please SIGN and then include the following news release in yourfuture email distributions and on other message boards if you cansee your way clear to doing so: Ron Paul Supporters Take Action Against Major Media Bias Dr. Ron Paul has done far better than anyone could have expected inthe early going for the Republican nomination for President of theUnited States. After the first Republican debates sponsored byMSNBC on May 3rd in San Diego, Dr. Paul was the clear winner in allof the various poll questions conducted by MSNBC on their ownwebsite. Then, on May 15th, he was a very close second (some claimhe finished 2nd and not 1st because of hijinx) in the debates inSouth Carolina. In the first instance, Dr. Paul was “rewarded” by MSNBC by droppingfrom 9th to 12th (dead last) shortly thereafter in their rankings ofthe Republicans most likely to win the nomination. There was alsonot a single mention on their network that Dr. Paul had been theconsensus and clearcut winner in all of their own polling data. In the post-debate show conducted by Fox News after their debate onMay 15th, the treatment of Dr. Paul was blatantly negative. One ofthe invited guests on the show actually said that “Dr. Paul isfinished,” moments before the results of the Fox News call-inpolling flashed on the screen showing that Dr. Paul had won theirdebate. Sean Hannity was also blatantly rude to Dr. Paul after thedebates. These are merely examples. The mainstream media’s treatment of Dr.Paul has been routinely negative and/or purposely inaccurate. Thecampaign supporters have begun a petition...

Two Interesting Technorati Things

Hey – check it out. Ron Paul is one of the most searched things on Technorati – this is a great sign for us Libertarians. Top Searches youtube sarkozy galilea montijo myspace ron paul paris hilton joost mario lopez authority shoppero Update: even better, check out this search trend graph.Posts that contain "ron Paul" per day for the last 30 days.Get your own...

MSNBC's Republican Presidential Debate

I watched the debate, and I must say I was impressed with the aptitude that the Republicans handled themselves. I suppose that after years and years of being exposed to Republican ineptitude, its refreshing to be exposed to the flip-side of it. Here’s the most interesting thing to come out of this debate; given the huge field of the early Republican lineup of candidates that prevented Paul from elaborating much more on what makes him so very different from the rest of the pack, and the scant 90 minutes afforded the public to know who they are, Paul did as well as he possibly could going from near last to FIRST place. This shake-up is very interesting. BEFORE the Republican “debates”: Giuliani 41% McCain 31% Romney 28% Huckabee 14% Thompson 11% Tancredo 10% Brownback 10% Paul 9% Hunter 7% Gilmore 4% AFTER the Republican “debate” at 9:28am the next morning: Paul 35% Romney 30% Giuliani 25% McCain 20% Huckabee 16% Tancredo 10% Brownback 9% Thompson 9% Hunter 8% Gilmore 7% Here’s where you can watch and judge for yourself: Part 01 of 10 of MSNBC’s first Republican Presiden… Part 02 of 10 of MSNBC’s first Republican Presiden… Part 03 of 10 of MSNBC’s first Republican Presiden… Part 04 of 10 of MSNBC’s first Republican Presiden… Part 05 of 10 of MSNBC’s first Republican Presiden… Part 06 of 10 of MSNBC’s first Republican Presiden… Part 07 of 10 of MSNBC’s first Republican Presiden… Part 08 of 10 of MSNBC’s first Republican Presiden… Part 09 of 10 of MSNBC’s first Republican Presiden… Part 10 of 10 of MSNBC’s first Republican...

Paul’s Pals Perturb Polls

Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, who has explored a presidential run, doesn’t register very high in the national polls featuring 2008 presidential candidates (1 percent, tops). But there’s one place that he simply rules: the Internet. Fans of the libertarian have stormed the Web — in ways both good and bad — to show their supportI’ve been talking about this for a while. read more | digg story Like I said, there’s an interesting cyberwar going on. Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, who has explored a presidential run, doesn’t register very high in the national polls featuring 2008 presidential candidates (1 percent, tops). But there’s one place that he simply rules: the Internet. Fans of the libertarian have stormed the Web — in ways both good and bad — to show their support. Over at TechPresident.com — a Web site that tracks candidates’ “friends” on the popular social networking site MySpace.com — Paul is tops for Republicans, with 3,107 “friends” (Mitt Romney is second with 1,785). But elsewhere, the voraciousness of Paul’s supporters has sparked the ire of others. The Web site 2008HorseRace.com, which features an ongoing poll for candidates, issued this notice on Feb. 23: “Ron Paul has been suspended for two weeks because of repeated use of mob intimidation tactics and multiple threats made by Ron Paul supporters against racetrack operators, racetrack officials and racetrack sponsors.” PajamasMedia.com removed Ron Paul from its presidential polls after it was discovered that someone had rigged the poll system in his favor. It has since implemented a rule that it will only include candidates polling at 1 percent or more in credible national...

Ron Paul Watch

http://blog.lewrockwell.com/ Ron Paul has accepted an invitation to participate in the first national presidential debate in New Hampshire on Wednesday, April 4. It will be hosted by Wolf Blitzer and will be carried on CNN TV, radio, and cnn.com from 7-9 p.m. EST. (Thanks to Johnny Kramer.) Politico.com and MSNBC have invited Ron Paul to join their first GOP presidental debate at the Reagan library on May 3rd. Ron’s race will not be ignored. Laughed at and otherwise attacked, perhaps, but NOT ignored. He will be invited to nearly all the debates if he announces his candidacy and will be including in polling and straw polls. I spoke with Ron the other night (at an RLC teleconference) and he was excited about having campaigners at the national YR convention in Hollywood and said he might try to get down here for that in July. I worked like crazy for Ron in 1988 and saw him ignored nationally, although Sean and I made sure he was not ignored in Gainesville, Fla. But he won’t be ignored this time. For one thing he will be in a major party primary and secondly he will be a Republican antiwar candidate, a fact the media will love. So far, the only antiwar GOPers exploring a run are Rep. Ron Paul and Sen. Chuck Hagel. IfChuck doesn’t run, Ron will own that issue. — Philip Blumel, www.rlcfl.org...