[url=]They hate Ron Paul--but they fear you[/url]
Sunday, February 26, 2012 8:47 AM
Are you going to let the mass media decide who rules this country?
Dear Michigan Patriots,
I arrived in Hudsonville late last night, exhausted from a wonderful campaign event with Dr. Paul and followed by a long drive on slippery roads.
But after reading the early media coverage of our tremendous event, my blood boiled.
On the key facts about what took place last night, coverage ranged from slim to nil.
Almost nobody reported on the hundreds turned away. Almost nobody reported on the theme of the event, with none even using the title, "Soldiers, airmen, and sailors for Ron Paul."
Disgracefully, articles in the Detroit News, AP, and Mlive.com completely omitted the stage presence of veterans, let alone that we had veterans from every war since World War II (we had two WWII veterans present).
Most articles didn't even mention Congressman Amash's rousing introduction of Dr. Paul!
And although he surely knew his face-- he did a story on him earlier that same day--the Associated Press's Tim Martin failed to note that winner of the Tea Party summit's Senate straw poll that day, Gary Glenn, appeared on stage with soldiers, airmen, and sailors for Ron Paul (Glenn is a Gulf War veteran).
In fact, AP's Tim Martin chose not to mention the veterans' presence at the rally at all.
What a sham.
Turnout was lowballed, as usual. NBC News' Mike McManaman wrote, "Close to a thousand people packed into the auditorium to hear Paul speak Satruday [sic] evening." We had two thousand people there.
Almost nobody noticed the 500 people turned away for lack of room. (Yet they never forget to include the lowest poll standings they can find to report on, can they? Never miss a chance to tell you how to think, do they?)
Of course, anyone who actually attended the event saw a wildly different picture than what the media reported. But, so it goes--par for the course for a mass media establishment that subjects Dr. Paul to what pastor Chuck Baldwin called "the most outlandish brand of humiliation and censorship ever seen in modern politics."
Well, now you see it firsthand. But remember: they censor him because they fear him... and you, who power this campaign.
At a recent tea party meeting I mentioned Dr. Paul's stunning fundraising figures from the military: always the most since 2007; as much as everyone else's combined in this campaign; double that this last quarter: in fourth-quarter 2011, Dr. Paul raised six times as much as all other Republicans combined from active duty troops, and three times as much as Barack Obama--double them both put together. Ron Paul's top three donor empoloyers are U.S. Army, Navy, and Air Force.
The tea partiers bristled that we weren't making use of this remarkable fact. But I did then, I did again at the summit today, and Tony (a veteran who introduced the other members of the group) made a point of it as well.
The fact is, not one media outlet reminded voters of this critical point that Tony and I keep emphasizing.
Today and tomorrow we will have four stunning events with Dr. Paul, each designed in its own way to showcase compelling facts proving that Ron Paul is the only candidate in the Republican field capable of defeating Barack Obama (and rightfully so.)
Don't expect the media to report a thing.
But guess what... they can attack him, but they are powerless to stop you from turning out the vote for Dr. Paul on Election Day.
So I hope will join me.
I hope you will join me in directing your well-placed anger and frustration with the major media toward a personal resolution: to do everything possible to turn out the vote on Election Day.
Step 1: Make a complete list of everyone in Michigan you know. Everyone you've EVER known.
Step 2: Call them on the phone. Ask them whether they are going to waste their vote on Tuesday on counterfeit conservatives Mitt Romney or Rick Santorum, or whether they will stand for freedom and prosperity and vote for the champion of liberty, Ron Paul.
Step 3: If they say they will vote for Ron Paul (or say so at any later stage), make sure they know that they can vote, and how. If you're on-line, you can visit michigan.gov/vote and look up their polling location. Polls are open 7am -8pm and you simply ask for a Republican ballot.
Step 4: If they are undecided, persuade them, on their own terms, to vote for Dr. Paul.
That's it. Do your best, and contact as many people as you can.
- Tip: LISTEN to them on reach them on THEIR issues, not yours
- Tip: Never argue with a voter, except on the one biggest issue, electability, where you must argue that Ron Paul is the only electable candidate.
- Any guff about needing to support Santorum v. Romney or vice versa, kindly remind them there isn't a dime's worth of difference between them and neither one has a remote shot of defeating Barack Obama.
Then, talk to people (do NOT just wave signs!) on the streets. And attempt to persuade them as well.
Do not just wave signs. They have no effect.
Talk to people. Two-way communication. Find out and overturn whatever reservations they have to vote for Dr. Paul.
If we can all do our best on Election Day, we will win Michigan for Ron Paul.
Thanks for all that you do for Liberty,
Adam de Angeli
Michigan Coordinator, Ron Paul 2012