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October 17, 2007

Military supports Ron Paul

Filed under: politics,Ron Paul — iknowkeith @ 9:52 am


Is it a fluke that Ron Paul has received more military campaign contributions than any other Republican candidate? Or is it a significant signal that this guy has the answers?

On the thespinfactor.com:

It appears our military backs Ron Paul in the most important issue facing the United States: Terrorism and our foreign policy. For the second time in a row, Ron Paul receives more donations among Republicans. Data for Democrats is not yet available, but Ron Paul crushed Democrats in this statistic last quarter as well.Candidate [Air Force] [Army] [Navy] [Marines] [Coast Guard] [Other*] [Total]

Brownback [151] [0] [0] [0] [0] [250] [401]
Cox [0] [0] [0] [0] [0] [0] [0]
Guiliani [1,250] [750] [1,500] [1,000] [0] [0] [4,500]
Huckabee [2,050] [1,200] [2,850] [0] [250] [260] [6,610]
Hunter [0] [500] [0] [0] [0] [30] [530]
McCain [4,120] [7,972] [6,645] [1,721] [100] [800] [21,358]
Paul [7,450] [17,998.96] [7,227.76] [2,740] [800] [4,200] [40,416.72]
Romney [500] [3,410] [750] [800] [0] [250] [5,710]
Thompson [4,800] [5,825] [6,350] [800] [23] [2,600] [20,398]

Ron Paul: $40K
McCain: $21K
Thompson:20K

ronme-002cropped.jpgAlthough the military is only a small percentage of the American population, this is a significant group in that they tend to have a vested interest in U.S. foreign policy. Add their support to the everyone who pays taxes on tips and it begins to be a large number of supports. Here are millions voters who are less likely to be swayed by campaigning and more likely to vote on the issues that matter to them. And I suspect that is making other candidates nervous.

Take notice, corporate media! Support for Ron Paul is growing. It might not be reflected in random polls among people who are not taking time to learn the issues and know about Dr. Paul, but his support among people who know the issues first hand is extreme… and that is what choosing a candidate is all about.

Department of Defense statistics show the voting participation rate among uniformed service members was 79 percent in the 2004 presidential election (which is a significantly higher number than the general public rate of 64 percent). If this holds true for the next election, it will translate into approximately 1.9 million voters.

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31 Comments »

  1. I put Ron Paul for President stickers all over my truck. I never thought I would be so excited to have some guy’s name on my truck, but I am proud to show my support for Ron Paul. (I didn’t even bother voting last year)

    We need to get our country right side up, it’s listing dangerously and without a practical constitutionalist like Ron Paul our once-great USA will capsize.

    Some people say Ron Paul is nuts- I think that’s a sad sign of the times when common sense and rule of law seem crazy! We have all been incrementally conditioned to accept lies and half truths as facts. Look at the Main Stream Media propaganda. Turn off your TV’s and do some research. I stopped watching tv a couple months ago, I can see right thru the propaganda now.

    Comment by Paul Weber — October 17, 2007 @ 2:49 pm | Reply

  2. Ever wonder what might happen if the leading Republican candidate got elected? Google “Rudy’s Apocalypse” and watch the Talking Points Memo video. Spread the link, don’t let this happen. Vote Ron Paul! Donate at RonPaul2008.com

    Comment by mcthorogood — October 17, 2007 @ 5:38 pm | Reply

  3. [...] Republican candidate that is getting a significant amount of support from the troops is Ron Paul? Recent numbers show that Ron Paul has received more campaign contributions from troops than any other Republican [...]

    Pingback by Military says ‘Leave Iraq Immediately’ « Daily Liberty Research — October 17, 2007 @ 7:28 pm | Reply

  4. Twelve army captains who served in Iraq recently wrote a letter saying the best option is “leave Iraq immediately”

    http://nyletterpress.wordpress.com/2007/10/18/military-says-leave-iraq-immediately/

    The troops who have served over there know its a losing battle, Paul is the only Republican who is admitting it.

    Comment by nyletterpress — October 17, 2007 @ 7:37 pm | Reply

  5. It would be interesting to see more details on this poll.

    Comment by Eric Monse — October 17, 2007 @ 7:57 pm | Reply

  6. Learn what the candidates say for themselves, not what some blogger or personality has filtered as acceptable for you and you will see only one man is a American enough to lead this country. No surprise because that man is Ron Paul. With G.W. Bush talking about WWIII, every other Republican taking their cues from G.W. and the Democrats lacking a spine to keep the administration in check the choice is clear.

    Do we want leaders that stand for something? Yes that is why G.W. won twice. But now the American Republic has gotten even more selective, we want leaders that DO NOT FLIP FLOP, stand for the RIGHT things, and don’t sound like socialists or communists. Many of us our willing to change our party affiliation, put aside strong beliefs, and focus on the MOST important aspect…getting our country back on track. Not one Ron Paul supporter I have met agrees 1000% with all of his ideas, but ALL agree the ones he does hold are the most important ones so they are willing to concede on some things as long as the most important things are put in check. Ron Paul will straighten out our country again. Ron Paul will set our country upon the right foot path in history. That is what we need, not buzz words, agendas, big government, or anything else. We need justice. We need liberty. We need the Constitution. He will reinstate all of those.

    Comment by Dody — October 17, 2007 @ 8:33 pm | Reply

  7. I’m an Australian, a friend of mine sent me a youtube video of Ron Paul at a debate. It was the most refreshing thing i had seen in a long time. Finally someone who doesn’t believe that terrorists attack America because “American’s have freedom”. His logic is sound and his policies make so much sense. If i was American i would vote for him.

    Comment by The Stig — October 17, 2007 @ 9:08 pm | Reply

  8. It is very interesting and encouraging to see that the military is Ron Paul’s biggest financier. People of phony morality, such as Rush Limbaugh, will no doubt demonize Ron and those in the military who support him.

    Comment by Adam Geldersma — October 17, 2007 @ 9:45 pm | Reply

  9. Worry not, Stig. There are those of us in America who still believe in what we are supposed to stand for. Some claim that the voices of individuals have no power.

    But while Americans are not actively fighting their government, we are waging a war of the minds. Americans who are like me will do what it takes to bring our country back around. We have had enough of this inhumanity. It must, it will, stop.

    Comment by Adam Geldersma — October 17, 2007 @ 9:50 pm | Reply

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  11. I would of course agree with your post in many ways. Thanks for the good work on Ron Paul who is my reason for being involved in political debate at this point. I did not care before because there was only the lesser of 2 evils to vote for before. Now there is a candidate that does not require that I believe in untruth or hype but just the truth and were we can go from here based on our constitutional safeguards to liberty.

    Comment by libertyman — October 17, 2007 @ 11:42 pm | Reply

  12. The support for Ron Paul from the American military is massively significant.
    Like many people around the world, I disapprove strongly of US foreign policy, especially the use of force to impose US economic interests on other nations.
    Although I disapprove of the current US government, I am not “Anti-American”. Americans, to state the obvious, are individual human beings, who have been lied to by their leaders.
    Increasingly, people around the world are waking up to the fact that we are being conned by our governments and official media. They serve not the people, but a selfish, pathological elite. When we wake up we are often confused, hurt, disillusioned.
    Ron Paul has given us, the good people, who make up the majority of citizens in every nation, the opportunity to rally behind a positive message of truth, sincerity and goodness. Ron Paul and his supporters represent Godly values. The elite represent egoistical Luciferian and Satanic distortions and lies.
    I pray that US servicemen and women will recognize that they have been deceived by Bush, Cheney and the rest. They have been betrayed by most Republican and Democratic politicians (including Pelosi, Hillary Clinton etc.). They have been sold out by the Corporate Media and many cowardly patriots in the US who preach war, but don’t have the guts to pull on the uniform.
    Ron Paul stood against the tide of deception and many brave Americans have flocked to his banner. Through their efforts, they have stemmed the tide of the warmongering elite. Now we can join together and turn that tide.
    It takes more courage to speak up against evil than to blindly follow orders. I pray that Ron Paul will be successful and that the US military will play a role in stopping the evil that threatens chaos and death in ever more nations.
    My father-in-law is German. He remembers the generosity of the GIs who handed out candy in the bitter post-war years. I recognize the unimaginable courage of the men who landed in Normandy and fought their way through Iwo Jima. I also recognize the courage of the men and women who are serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. The difference being that these are unjust wars, fought for economic gain and not with the aim of liberation.
    I salute every serviceman and woman who has the courage and integrity to upport Ron Paul. You are so young. You have so much life ahead of you. Do the right thing and serve your country by campaigning for truth, liberty and the constitution.

    Comment by Anthony — October 18, 2007 @ 12:19 am | Reply

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  14. Is Ron Paul related to Rue Paul? I think the country needs to be told.

    Comment by kevmoore — October 18, 2007 @ 7:00 am | Reply

  15. woot!

    Comment by dashofpanache — October 18, 2007 @ 7:23 am | Reply

  16. Sheesh are you guys getting paid to talk so highly about a wacko like Ron Paul?

    Where are the statistics on those “military campaign contributions” Sounds like another made up statement. Oh yeah and Paul Weber, I think you must have put some of those bumper stickers over your eyes and ears, (don’t cover your code pink ones). You people are not understanding that the Islamofascists are against our freedoms in America.

    Rush Limbaugh has respect for our country and he has our best interests at heart and supports the military. Did you forget that there are also some real U.S. soldiers who don’t have Americas best interests at heart? Army Lt. Col. William H. Steele comes to mind and there are many more “Phony Soldiers” like him yet MoveOn.whore calls General Petraeus a traitor.

    Ron Paul is a wacko and speaks more like a Libertarian, bordering on Socialism, like some of you MoveOn.org people here, and with every word he utters, he just proves what I said.

    You people speak of inhumanity, and that you have had enough, but inhumanity to whom? To the US Citizens, that’s who. If we were not putting our stick (military)in the proverbial ant hill over seas, the islamofascist ants would be here attacking us instead of defending against our proverbial stick.

    Keep gathering your small group of followers and shills here, keep bashing President Bush and promoting the MoveOn.whore way of thinking, and the rest of the rational and intelligent voters won’t give you or Ron Paul a second thought.

    BTW I vote and pay taxes and I am a small business owner who believes in capitalism and NOT distribution of wealth….Go earn it like I did.

    Comment by Just A Voice — October 18, 2007 @ 9:18 am | Reply

  17. I meant Redistribution of wealth

    Comment by Just A Voice — October 18, 2007 @ 9:30 am | Reply

  18. It’s impressive the money campaign he is running… he has a lot of support. I hope he can atleast stir things up!

    Comment by Hi5 Codes — October 18, 2007 @ 9:41 am | Reply

  19. I wrote “RON PAUL” in shoe polish on my rear window and it’s not coming off

    Comment by Rimmel — October 18, 2007 @ 9:57 am | Reply

  20. Just A Voice,

    Ron Paul is the only real libertarian, sensible and intelligent republican running for president. All the others are running their campaigns off of ignorance and fear. You are obviously one of those idiots falling for their propaganda. Please die.

    Comment by Me — October 18, 2007 @ 12:48 pm | Reply

  21. Hey Rimmel do you live in Boise?

    I need to get some signs up.

    I travel a lot so some nights I stick Ron Paul lit on the cars in the hotel parking lot. Is that to much?

    Comment by MSG — October 18, 2007 @ 3:32 pm | Reply

  22. It’s a shame when you realize that a winner can’t win. I admire Ron, but, “just the facts, maam.” Nice Post, thanks.

    Comment by outeasy — October 18, 2007 @ 4:11 pm | Reply

  23. That’s the way to show your support for a looser candidate, Instead of facts or rational statements (typical of your type) you tell someone that disagrees with you to “Please Die” or you stick trash on their vehicles. Get back in your hippy wagon and crack a window because whatever you are smoking is making you delusional.

    Comment by Just A Voice — October 19, 2007 @ 3:57 am | Reply

  24. Just a Voice,

    Are you serious? Ron Paul is a socialist? Why?

    If Ron Paul is a socialist, Bush is a conservative.

    Comment by Brett Celinski — October 19, 2007 @ 4:05 pm | Reply

  25. I think that we can all admit that President Bush is not a conservative and he has never claimed to be, however when I said Ron Paul was bordering on socialism, I may have misstated my opinion, just because the Christian Socialist party in the Netherlands supports him does not make him a socialist, Maybe the following could be construed to make him a Marxist? “FITSNews – September 23, 2007 – A presidential long-shot is scoring big with white supremacist voters, although oddly enough it’s not their “official candidate.”

    Texas Congressman Ron Paul is receiving “all the pro-white support,” the American Nazi Party’s nominee for president said in an exclusive interview with FITSNews.

    From inside his campaign headquarters in Laurens, S.C. – an old movie theater converted into a Ku Klux Klan museum and National Socialist Movement meeting hall – John Taylor Bowles said he doesn’t understand why so many members of a white nationalist Web forum, Stormfront.org, are supporting Paul for president and not him.”

    Paul is weak, however, on foreign policy like liberals, and he really does sound like a loon when he spews his stupid opinions (He gets a lot of boos)

    “There have always been cheerful idiots in this country who believed that there would be no more war for us if everybody in America would only return into their homes and lock their front doors behind them.” FDR – December 24, 1943

    I guess what I am trying to say is that we need a real conservative in office, like Fred Thompson or Tom Tancredo, since Newt won’t run.

    Comment by Just A Voice — October 23, 2007 @ 9:27 am | Reply

  26. Just a voice you are being totally ridiculous.

    “I think that we can all admit that President Bush is not a conservative and he has never claimed to be”

    – Simply watch early videos concerning Bush’s supposed stance. He claimed to be very conservative and it went a long way towards his nomination.

    “Texas Congressman Ron Paul is receiving “all the pro-white support,” the American Nazi Party’s nominee for president said in an exclusive interview with FITSNews.”

    – fitsnews is obviously a hard right leaning publication with ample motive (like you) to discredit Dr Paul. To try and associate Ron with the white supremacists because one or two people gave him money is the real lunacy.

    Anybody with a shred of intelligence can see right through your transparent agenda. Personally I find it deplorable that you are out to smear a man of such obvious integrity. This will not help your misguided cause. In the end the only hatred being conveyed by anyone here is by you. You have forgotten what true Conservatism is.

    Fact is the Republicans have one chance. They can get behind Ron Paul or they can suffer at the hands of Hillary and more of the same BS we have endured for decades.

    Comment by Lance — October 28, 2007 @ 4:42 pm | Reply

  27. Just a Voice,
    I think you have misnamed yourself. You are not “Just a Voice” you are “Just an Echo”; an echo of the endless stream of propaganda that we have all been drowning in for the past few decades.

    Believing that people of the Islamic faith hate us because of our “freedoms” is like believing that people in Italy hate us because we eat pasta. It is ludicrous, and only shows that you have not thought past the virtual reality our political machine has constructed for you.

    Look past the fog, and see what is really happening around you. What percentage of your paycheck goes towards taxes (don’t overlook the indirect taxes)? What are you really “free” to do without government intervention and regulation? For as far back as you can remember, what has happened to the size and scope (and cost) of the Federal government; and in contrast, what has happened to the purchasing power of the dollar? What candidate even recognizes these problems, let alone proposes solutions to them?

    Now, I don’t want you to die, nor do I want you to be silent. I want you to be a voice – your voice – not the same voice we hear on Fox News, CNN, ABC, CBS, etc. The establishment speaks very well for itself, and they do not require your help. Wake up, see things for what they truly are, then speak loudly!

    Comment by ImpoverishedRich — November 4, 2007 @ 1:17 pm | Reply

  28. Wow, unfortunately I think Just a Voice represents a lot of brainwashed Republicans who have listened to Limbaugh and Fox News for far too long. You can’t even begin to compare Paul’s positions to being “socialist.” He is farther from socialism and wealth redistribution than the Republicans! This is like calling Thomas Jefferson a fascist. If you’re going to attack Ron Paul, then please at least attack him on his actual beliefs. Don’t make up things that he has nothing to do with and try to tie them to him. And turn off Fox News, it’s ruining your brain mate.

    Comment by Luke — November 11, 2007 @ 10:01 pm | Reply

  29. Michael Scheuer, former head of the the Osama bin Laden task force says:

    “I thought Mr. Paul captured it the other night exactly correctly. This war is dangerous to America because it’s based, not on gender equality, as Mr. Giuliani suggested, or any other kind of freedom, but simply because of what we do in the Islamic World – because “we’re over there,” basically, as Mr. Paul said in the debate.”

    America is waking up, we need to stop nation building, meddling in the internal affairs of other nations, and focus on protecting our civil liberties at home. People who continue to fall for what every other candidate is trying to shove down theirs throats is what’s helping us lose our liberties and our Republic.

    “But let it not be said that we did nothing. Let not those who love the power of the welfare/warfare state label the dissenters of authoritarianism as unpatriotic or uncaring. Patriotism is more closely linked to dissent than it is to conformity and a blind desire for safety and security. Understanding the magnificent rewards of a free society makes us unbashful in its promotion, fully realizing that maximum wealth is created and the greatest chance for peace comes from a society respectful of individual liberty.” Ron Paul

    Comment by Dana — December 13, 2007 @ 7:59 pm | Reply

  30. hey just a voice HOW BOUT YOU DIE!

    Comment by THE COON FROM SOUTH PARK — March 23, 2009 @ 7:49 pm | Reply

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