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"Plastic Men" to Air Preceding CNN Debate October 18 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Michael Elliott   
Monday, 24 October 2011 15:10
Revolution PAC's Ron Paul ad targeting integrity-deficient rivals to make national TV debut.

Northbrook, IL - October 13, 2011

Revolution PAC has secured three 60-second national prime time spots to air its acclaimed ad "Plastic Men" in conjunction with next week's CNN Western Republican Presidential Debate. Featured by USA Today and The Wall Street Journal when it launched in mid-September and logging more than 100,000 YouTube views since that time, the video sharply differentiates limited government champion and fiscal hawk Congressman Ron Paul from his establishment-driven GOP rivals.

The CNN Western Republican Presidential Debate will be broadcast live from Las Vegas at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on October 18.

Revolution PAC expects the airing of "Plastic Men" to further diminish Rick Perry, who has plummeted in the polls and failed to impress in recent debates, as a viable option for conservative leaders. Perry's Texas executive order requiring HPV vaccinations, Mitt Romeny's Massachusetts health care mandate and the economic miscues of a host of Republican candidates are spotlighted in the ad.

"'Plastic Men' is an exercise in distinguishing Ron Paul's consistent, principled record from those of the GOP field's many pretenders," explains Revolution PAC Advisory Board member Gary Franchi. "Unabashed TARP supporters Mitt Romney and Herman Cain, for instance, stand in stark contrast to Ron Paul, who began warning of the housing collapse in 2001 and who has never voted for a bailout. The media consistently downplays Dr. Paul's prescience on this and other vital issues; Revolution PAC aims to correct any misperceptions."

Timing of the ad, Franchi continues, could not be better. "Cain was caught this week brazenly denying his criticism of Ron Paul's Audit the Fed push. Now that the investigation has proven fruitful, revealing $16 trillion in previously undisclosed loans by the Federal Reserve to foreign and domestic banks, Cain claims to support transparency."

The bottom line message of "Plastic Men" is clear, insists Franchi. "Regardless of slick packaging, political expediency will not win votes in 2012."

Rep. Paul's strong states' rights outlook engenders strong support for his campaign throughout the West. In September, Paul won the California GOP Straw Poll by a wide margin. In the 2008 GOP presidential primaries, he earned second place-finishes in Nevada, Montana, Idaho and New Mexico.

A recent Harris Poll showed Ron Paul prevailing over Barack Obama 51 percent to 49 percent in a general election race.

Revolution PAC is bolstering Ron Paul's consistent, constitutional message with targeted TV advertising campaigns complemented by billboards and radio ads in key primary states. Unlimited donations by individuals, businesses and organizations are being accepted by Revolution PAC to support that effort.

http://RevolutionPAC.com

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Ron Paul to Make Far-Reaching Visit to Iowa PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Drew Ivers   
Monday, 17 October 2011 14:58
Consequential visit includes outreach to core voters
LAKE JACKSON, Texas– 2012 Republican Presidential candidate Ron Paul will campaign in Iowa for two days.  
The visit will occur on Friday-Saturday, October 21st- 22ndand will encompass three postponed campaign stops previously meant for earlier in the month, as well as a series of new events.

“Perhaps it was for the better that the prior one-day visit was re-organized since its elements are inserted into what will be a memorable, far more comprehensive visit to the Hawkeye State,” said Ron Paul 2012 Presidential Campaign Iowa Chairman Drew Ivers.  

“Over the course of two days Ron Paul will reach out to media, manufacturing workers, voters at town hall meetings, college-age youth and persons of faith.  We expect this visit’s impact to exceed that of any past visit, save for the generous amount of time Dr. Paul spent in the run-up to his near-statistical tie at the Ames Straw Poll,” said Mr. Ivers.

Details of the events are as follows.  All times Central.

Friday, October 21, 2011
10:00 a.m.
Interviewed live in-studio w/ Jan Mickelson
WHO Radio - 1040am
2141 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, 50312

12:00 p.m.
Plant Tour & Meeting w/ American Wind Energy Association*
TPI Composites
2300 N 33rd Avenue E
Newton, IA 50208

3:00 p.m.
Davenport Town Hall Meeting
Figge Art Museum – John Deere Auditorium
225 West 2nd Street
Davenport, IA 52801

5:30 p.m.
Burlington Town Hall Meeting
Pzazz Convention and Event Center - Huckleberry Hall
3001 Winegard Drive
Burlington, IA 52601

8:00 p.m.
Speech
Ron Paul Celebrates Homecoming with Youth for Ron Paul
University of Iowa Memorial Union - Main Lounge
125 N. Madison Street
Iowa City, IA 52242

Saturday, October 22, 2011
10:00 a.m.  
Des Moines Town Hall
Embassy Suites on the River
101 E. Locust Street
Des Moines, IA 50309

5:00 p.m.  
Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition Presidential Candidate Forum
Iowa State Fairgrounds - Knapp Learning Center
3000 E. Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50317
This event is open to the public, but tickets are required and available online at ffciowa.com, or by calling (515)225-1515.


*Open to media; not a public event.

 
Ron Paul to Make Far-Reaching Visit to Iowa PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Drew Ivers   
Tuesday, 11 October 2011 13:58
Consequential visit includes outreach to core voters
LAKE JACKSON, Texas– 2012 Republican Presidential candidate Ron Paul will campaign in Iowa for two days.  
The visit will occur on Friday-Saturday, October 21st- 22ndand will encompass three postponed campaign stops previously meant for earlier in the month, as well as a series of new events.

“Perhaps it was for the better that the prior one-day visit was re-organized since its elements are inserted into what will be a memorable, far more comprehensive visit to the Hawkeye State,” said Ron Paul 2012 Presidential Campaign Iowa Chairman Drew Ivers.  

“Over the course of two days Ron Paul will reach out to media, manufacturing workers, voters at town hall meetings, college-age youth and persons of faith.  We expect this visit’s impact to exceed that of any past visit, save for the generous amount of time Dr. Paul spent in the run-up to his near-statistical tie at the Ames Straw Poll,” said Mr. Ivers.

Details of the events are as follows.  All times Central.

Friday, October 21, 2011
10:00 a.m.
Interviewed live in-studio w/ Jan Mickelson
WHO Radio - 1040am
2141 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, 50312

12:00 p.m.
Plant Tour & Meeting w/ American Wind Energy Association*
TPI Composites
2300 N 33rd Avenue E
Newton, IA 50208

3:00 p.m.
Davenport Town Hall Meeting
Figge Art Museum – John Deere Auditorium
225 West 2nd Street
Davenport, IA 52801

5:30 p.m.
Burlington Town Hall Meeting ***New Location***
Pzazz Convention and Event Center - Huckleberry Hall
3001 Winegard Drive
Burlington, IA 52601

8:00 p.m.
Speech
Ron Paul Celebrates Homecoming with Youth for Ron Paul
University of Iowa Memorial Union - Main Lounge
125 N. Madison Street
Iowa City, IA 52242

Saturday, October 22, 2011
10:00 a.m.  
Des Moines Town Hall
Embassy Suites on the River
101 E. Locust Street
Des Moines, IA 50309

5:00 p.m.  
Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition Presidential Candidate Forum
Iowa State Fairgrounds - Knapp Learning Center
3000 E. Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50317
This event is open to the public, but tickets are required and available online at ffciowa.com, or by calling (515)225-1515.


*Open to media; not a public event.


Authorized and paid for by Ron Paul 2012 PCC Inc. www.RonPaul2012.com

 
In Case You Missed It: Ron Paul and Ronald Reagan PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Drew Ivers   
Tuesday, 11 October 2011 13:45
Both were considered ‘unelectable’ and even ‘fringe’ LAKE JACKSON, Texas – The Ron Paul 2012 Presidential Campaign’s Iowa Chairman, Drew Ivers, recently authored an op-ed published in the influential Des Moines Register.  The piece compares Dr. Paul’s rise to that of Ronald Reagan in the late 1970s.  “Ron and Ron,” as it may, were both considered too far outside of the mainstream to garner the Republican nomination, let alone the cohesive coalition required for a general election victory.

From Outsider to the Leader of Movement
By Drew Ivers, Iowa Chairman of Ron Paul 2012 Campaign Committee

He had no trouble expressing his anti-Washington, anti-establishment feelings. And he maintained a strong grassroots following. His disdain for the overreaching hand of big government and all its regulatory tendencies provided an easy answer to complex questions: “minimum government authority.”

Ronald Reagan would go on to become the United States’ 40th president. And his “government is the problem” ideology is in step with one well-known Texas congressman currently running for president.

The Paul-Reagan comparison is one that’s easy for me to make. I was a college freshman in 1964 and a Barry Goldwater supporter. Later in 1980 I was part of the Reagan Revolution here in Iowa, serving on his campaign in northeast Iowa in the old 3rd Congressional District. In doing so I met with Reagan a few times and also had the pleasure of visiting with him and wife Nancy.

In addition to his presidency, Reagan has strong ties to Iowa having been a WHO Radio broadcaster. From conversations I’ve had with voters, the Reagan legacy still inspires them to seek candidates with Reagan-like appeal — anti-establishment reformers with big ideas, and none of the usual candidate dithering…

A link to the full article can be found here.


Authorized and paid for by Ron Paul 2012 PCC Inc. www.RonPaul2012.com

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Ron Paul to Celebrate Homecoming with an Event at the University of Iowa PDF Print E-mail
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Written by F. Breck   
Tuesday, 11 October 2011 13:41
‘Youth for Ron Paul’ to host its first ever event in the Midwest in key early state
LAKE JACKSON, Texas – 2012 Republican Presidential candidate Ron Paul will address University of Iowa supporters and community members at a special youth-oriented event held on the university’s campus.

The event, which is free and open to supporters of all ages, will be held at the University of Iowa Memorial Union in the Main Lounge on Friday, October 21st.  Doors will open to the public at 7:15 p.m.  To enter 15 minutes early, RSVP for the University of Iowa event featuring Dr. Paul at http://www.ronpaul2012.com/university-of-iowa-ron-paul-event/.

“No other candidate running for the GOP nomination generates support from students like Ron Paul does, and it is the youth vote that will help determine the 2012 election.  That’s why Ron Paul enjoys bringing his message directly to students.  Young people who want authentic change gravitate to his reliable message of peace, prosperity and individual liberty,” said Edward King, National Youth Coordinator for the Ron Paul 2012 Presidential Campaign. 

“Let me add that it is an honor to add to the festivities surrounding the University of Iowa’s homecoming celebration with Ron Paul’s campus visit,” said Mr. King.

Youth for Ron Paul (YFP), an initiative of the Ron Paul 2012 Presidential Campaign, launched on Wednesday, September 7th and since its inception more than 7,100 people signed up to join the campaign and get involved, forming more than 100 chapters.

The University of Iowa event is the third major YFP event, taking place two days after a planned visit to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.  Last month, Dr. Paul spoke to a crowd of more than 1,300 Louisiana State University students, supporters, and community members in Baton Rouge prior to the grand opening of his Louisiana campaign headquarters.

“Since the announcement of Youth for Ron Paul, we’ve seen tremendous interest and excitement from students across the nation.  It’s inspiring to be able to work with young people dedicated to their principles and Ron Paul's campaign,” said Ani DeGroot of Iowa.  

“President Obama successfully organized young people in 2008, but he has failed to deliver on his campaign promises.  Young people now understand Ron Paul is the only candidate running who will significantly change Washington’s failed policies at home and abroad,” said Ms. DeGroot, who is on a leave of absence from the University of Iowa so she can serve as the campaign’s Midwest Regional Director for Youth for Ron Paul.

To learn more and sign up for Youth for Ron Paul, please visit: www.youthforpaul.com and “like” the Facebook page found at: www.Facebook.com/youthforpaul.
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