Dr. Paul was campaigning in New Hampshire with his wife Carol and their family when a $1,000,000 goal was reached. As the time drew near, they watched on a laptop as the counter reached the $1 million mark. They, along with staff, supporters and volunteers throughout the country celebrated this extraordinary accomplishment. This was over $1,000,000 raised in seven days for the Ron Paul 2008 presidential campaign.
Ronald Paul is a Republican from Texas, a physician, and a candidate for U.S. president, 2008. He has represented Texas’s 14th congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives since 1997, and its 22nd district, 1976 – 1977 and 1979 – 1985. Paul also placed third in the 1988 presidential election as the Libertarian Party nominee, while remaining a registered Republican. After graduation from Duke University School of Medicine and residency in obstetrics and gynecology, he was drafted and served as a flight surgeon during the Vietnam War.
Paul supports free trade, hard money, sharply lower taxes, reduced government, and non-interventionist foreign policy. He voted against the Iraq War Resolution and the Patriot Act. Paul states he has never voted in Congress to raise taxes or to approve an unbalanced budget. He has called for the total abolition of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the federal income tax, as well as the Federal Reserve. He also opposes illegal immigration, gun control, and the existence of many federal agencies.
During his 2008 presidential campaign, Paul has generated strong support on the Internet and is among the top Republican Internet search terms as measured by Hitwise, Alexa, and Technorati. At YouTube, he leads the other presidential candidates, with over 29,000 subscribers. Supporters claim he is unfairly ignored by the media, and cite his victories in four out of five of the 2008 GOP debate sponsors own online and phone text polls to argue he deserves more recognition.
Can Ron Paul win? If he does, it will be in spite of the mainstream media, and against the wishes of the establishment Republicans, but signs are all over that people are doing the things they need to do to build a really good on-the-ground campaign; Ron Paul’s message plays well to those who hear it; and the more the establishment tries to keep him away, and the more the anti-establishment pushes back, the more notice he’ll get in the mainstream press. Ron Paul’s campaign is rolling and if it rolls fast enough, he could be well positioned to win the 2008 election.
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