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CalebHayes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-12-07 03:42 PM
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Where was Ron Paul in 2004?
He could have made a real contrast then, and his message would have gotten to more people. Sure he wouldn't have had half a shot at wining the nomination, but he doesn't now either.
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wyldwolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-12-07 03:43 PM
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1. at a Klan meeting, maybe?
Edited on Mon Nov-12-07 03:43 PM by wyldwolf
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-12-07 03:44 PM
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2. Same place he is now--in the pocket of BIG OIL and BIG GAS.
Made a difference? He makes a difference all right--he cons people who don't bother to check his record.

If you hate kids, hate the elderly, and don't think we need ANY environmental laws at all, and think private OIL and GAS should have the run of our national parks, Ron Paul is your guy!!!

Jesus.

I'd vote for RU PAUL before I'd vote for Ron Paul.
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CalebHayes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-12-07 03:47 PM
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4. I don't like Ron Paul or support him in anyway but ....
It would have been nice to see George Bush spend a little money on the primary in 2004.
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-12-07 04:05 PM
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6. I think the goal of Ron Paul in the race is to pull off some Dems in those
states where you don't have to declare a party affiliation--grab some of the Democratic voters who ONLY hear the NO WAR BS, and grab the independents who might vote for a Dem, so that it appears that there are more GOP voters in certain areas and perhaps fool the Dems into spending more money in places where they don't really need to....

Ron Paul is definitely running "with direction." He gets his dough from Big Oil.
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CalebHayes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-12-07 04:20 PM
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7. No - He gets his money from IDIOTS who believe in crazy shit like ....
dropping all gov programs and agencies.
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-12-07 04:53 PM
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8. Here are his top contributors--it IS a varied lot, lots of WAR types, ironically
RON PAUL (R)
Top Contributors
Google Inc $22,250
US Army $21,018
US Navy $14,105
Microsoft Corp $12,863
Huffines Communities $11,850
US Air Force $10,950
Cisco Systems $8,900
Verizon Communications $8,351
Ford Motor Co $7,650
General Dynamics $7,100
US Postal Service $6,961
Andres Properties $6,900
Welcom Products $6,750
US Dept of Defense $5,900
Apple Inc $5,560
General Motors $5,451
Deutsche Bank AG $5,400
Verax Chemical $5,244
Raytheon Co $4,964
Robbins Design Services $4,819

The organizations themselves did not donate , rather the money came from the organization's PAC, its individual members or employees or owners, and those individuals' immediate families. Organization totals include subsidiaries and affiliates.


http://www.opensecrets.org/pres08/contrib.asp?id=N00005...

RON PAUL (R)
Top Industries
1
Retired
$514,758

2
Computers/Internet
$214,394

3
Misc Business
$190,608

4
Health Professionals
$179,550

5
Real Estate
$122,756

6
Misc Finance
$113,063

7
Securities & Investment
$89,054

8
Lawyers/Law Firms
$82,609

9
Education
$81,483

10
Business Services
$77,455

11
Other
$75,206

12
Civil Servants/Public Officials
$61,096

13
Printing & Publishing
$56,455

14
Construction Services
$55,910

15
Misc Manufacturing & Distributing
$46,409

16
TV/Movies/Music
$44,045

17
Insurance
$34,821

18
General Contractors
$34,620

19
Oil & Gas
$34,102

20
Automotive
$30,662


http://www.opensecrets.org/pres08/indus.asp?id=N0000590...

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onehandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-12-07 03:46 PM
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3. Eating babies that weren't pulling their weight while reading Ayn Rand. nt.
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hisownpetard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-12-07 03:51 PM
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5. He was out on the town with his cousin, Ru.
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ConfidentialStatus Donating Member (245 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-12-07 04:54 PM
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9. Yeah where was he?
What has he done lately? Besides talking like a crazy man. He's so old news but he finds a way to being in the forefront. Maybe I'm the delusional one.
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karynnj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-12-07 04:59 PM
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10. There was no Republican race - he opted not to challenge Bush
The contrast between him and Senator Kerry would be as great as the contrast between him and any 2008 Democrat.
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