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“I Think Ron Paul Just Won Iowa!” Rachel Maddow April 23, 2012


Ron Paul wins Iowa! Ron Paul wins Minnesota! What other states will Ron Paul win after the dust settles?

The Ron Paul delegate strategy:
http://www.dailypaul.com/228193/tell-the-truth-youve-doubted

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Like Iowa, more dirty tricks in Maine to insure Romney inevitability. Paul refuses to concede.

In an effort to insure a Romney nomination, it appears he and the republican establishment have resorted to more cheating and dirty tricks.

Last night the Ron Paul campaign sent an email to supporters regarding the caucus results from Maine. Below is a portion of the comments by Paul’s campaign manager John Tate.

“Ron Paul will win the most delegates out of Maine tonight.

In fact, he will probably even win the ‘beauty contest’ straw poll the media has already called for Mitt Romney – even before all the votes have been tallied.

In Washington County – where Ron Paul was incredibly strong – the caucus was delayed until next week just so the votes wouldn’t be reported by the national media today.

Occupy Wall Street thinks this is as horrible as horrible can get.

Read more: http://www.bluestatepress.com/politics5/news_024.htm

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Ron Paul Campaign Celebrates Great Victory at Iowa Caucus

Here are comments from Ron Paul’s 2012 National Campaign Chairman Jesse Benton:

“The Ron Paul campaign is celebrating a great victory tonight.

“There were three tickets out of Iowa, and Ron Paul earned one of them.

“One of the three tickets, the one belonging to Rick Santorum, is a dead-end due to Santorum’s weak fundraising and lack of national campaign organization.

“This is now a two way race between establishment candidate Mitt Romney and the candidate for real change, Ron Paul.

“Ron Paul has a top notch national organization, tremendous fundraising prowess, and unequaled enthusiasm among his volunteers and supporters.

“Dr. Paul has taken the first step towards earning the delegates it will take to be the GOP nominee and is the only candidate not named Mitt Romney with the ability to do so.

“Ron Paul is now off to New Hampshire, South Carolina, Louisiana, Nevada, Maine, North Dakota, Washington, Colorado, and beyond.

“See you on the campaign trail.”

Read more: http://www.ronpaul2012.com/2012/01/04/ron-paul

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Eight Occupy Wall Street protesters arrested at Iowa Democratic Party headquarters, they were there to demand that President Obama veto NDAA and the omnibus spending bill

Eight people affiliated with Occupy Des Moines were arrested this afternoon at the Iowa Democratic Party headquarters in Des Moines.

The eight, whose hands were zip-tied behind their backs, were placed in a police wagon and transported to the Des Moines police station, where they were cited and released.

Each was to be charged with criminal trespassing, which is a misdemeanor. They did not resist arrest and were escorted out of the headquarters at 5661 Fleur Drive without incident.

Twelve people had walked into the headquarters late this morning. They were there to demand that President Obama veto the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and the omnibus spending bill. Police told the protesters that they could either leave the headquarters or be arrested.

By 2:15 p.m., all protesters had left the building.

Norm Sterzenbach, executive director of the Iowa Democratic Party, said the protesters are continuing to deliver the same message they were brought earlier today to the Obama campaign office north of downtown Des Moines.

Demonstrators had been at Obama’s campaign headquarters much of the weekend. However, the office was closed and protesters were not able to talk personally with anyone about their concerns. Demonstrators decided to move the Obama campaign office occupation at approximately 11 to the Democratic party headquarters.

“They don’t want to be hear to listen to us, we decided to go to the state headquarters and make them listen to us,” Occupy Wall Street member Daniel Bragg said.

Read more: http://caucuses.desmoinesregister.com/2011/12/19/occupy

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Ron Paul Leads in Iowa

Newt Gingrich’s campaign is rapidly imploding, and Ron Paul has now taken the lead in Iowa. He’s at 23% to 20% for Mitt Romney, 14% for Gingrich, 10% each for Rick Santorum, Michele Bachmann, and Rick Perry, 4% for Jon Huntsman, and 2% for Gary Johnson.

Gingrich has now seen a big drop in his Iowa standing two weeks in a row. His share of the vote has gone from 27% to 22% to 14%. And there’s been a large drop in his personal favorability numbers as well from +31 (62/31) to +12 (52/40) to now -1 (46/47). Negative ads over the last few weeks have really chipped away at Gingrich’s image as being a strong conservative- now only 36% of voters believe that he has ‘strong principles,’ while 43% think he does not.

Paul’s ascendancy is a sign that perhaps campaigns do matter at least a little, in a year where there has been a lot of discussion about whether they still do in Iowa. 22% of voters think he’s run the best campaign in the state compared to only 8% for Gingrich and 5% for Romney. The only other candidate to hit double digits on that question is Bachmann at 19%. Paul also leads Romney 26-5 (with Gingrich at 13%) with the 22% of voters who say it’s ‘very important’ that a candidate spends a lot of time in Iowa. Finally Paul leads Romney 29-19 among the 26% of likely voters who have seen one of the candidates in person.

Read more: http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/main/2011/12/paul-leads

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POLL BOMBSHELL: Ron Paul Close To A Win In Iowa

Ron Paul Close To A Win In Iowa
Occupy Wall Street doesn’t back one candidate.  But, it’s my website, and I can do whatever I want. I back Ron Paul and so do most of the members of Occupy that I know.  Big time.  There is no other candidate that even comes close.

I’ve known about Ron Paul since 2007 since he last ran for President.  He didn’t have a chance to win when he ran for President then, but actually has, kind of a chance, no really, seriously.

He’s got the vote from the crazies over at the Tea Party, and that’s helping a lot.  Truth is, I wouldn’t care if the Nazis and Westboro Baptist Church backed him as long as he got elected.

But wait, you don’t like Ron Paul?  Maybe you just don’t know him well enough. Check out these links first, then make your own decision.

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Texas Rep. Ron Paul has surged to second place in a new Iowa poll of likely Republican caucus goers, just one percent behind former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, the current front-runner.

Ron Paul in Iowa
Texas Rep. Ron Paul has surged to second place in a new Iowa poll of likely Republican caucus goers, just one percent behind former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, the current front-runner.

Paul has consistently placed in the top tier of Republican presidential candidates in recent Iowa polls. With Iowans heading to vote in only three weeks, Gingrich holds a razor-thin 22–21 lead.

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2011/12/13/in-iowa-paul-closes

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All Of Ron Paul’s Responses At The ABC Iowa GOP Debate

Occupy Wall Street doesn’t back one candidate, though if it did I would have to say Ron Paul is about as good as it gets. Here are all his responses from the recent Iowa GOP debate.

Here’s the whole debate: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PDsooQs9uY

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Mitt Romney wagers 10,000 dollars on a bet with Rick Perry on national television. That’s 1/3 of the average Iowan’s yearly income.

Well, Mitt Romney is gone from the race…

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