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Ron Paul Against New Hampshire Recount

Official Statement from Ron Paul On New Hampshire Recount

Ron Paul
Prison Planet
January 13, 2008

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After a careful investigation, I have decided against seeking a recount in New Hampshire. I am confident that not asking for a recount is the right decision.

I carefully considered the arguments for and against a recount before instructing my campaign staff not to pursue it. Without a firm belief that vote fraud had taken place, and without the possibility that a recount would have increased the chances for success of our campaign, a recount would have diverted campaign resources, time, and energy away from crucial battles elsewhere.

We have taken concerns about vote fraud seriously. In Iowa, campaign volunteers carefully monitored the caucuses. Campaign staff placed Paul supporters in every precinct to watch and verify the voting and count. We had supporters phone in results from their precincts to a campaign hotline while others ensured that those numbers were reflected on the official display board at the Polk County Convention Center. The numbers our caucus watchers reported agreed with the official tally, and both results also aligned with the campaign’s internal polling. In relatively pro-Paul counties, our sampling pegged support at 11.5%. This is consistent with an overall 10% finish for the entire state.

In New Hampshire, while I would have hoped for a better result than eight percent, I am convinced that vote fraud played no role in this result. Rumors of vote fraud were investigated, and in the end they proved to be the result of errors in early media reports that were not reflected in the official numbers. In one notable case, when a campaign staff member contacted an individual who had on the evening of January 8 claimed that his vote had not been counted, the person said that he had made a mistake and that the next morning the error in reporting on a newspaper website had been corrected both in the media and — most importantly — in the official tally.

Many have expressed concerns that those ballots counted by machine yielded a 2% lower total than those counted by hand. However, machine counted vote totals were more than 2% lower for both John McCain and Mike Huckabee. Hand counted votes were more likely to be cast in rural areas. Results almost always vary between urban and rural areas.

My campaign staff and I have analyzed the numbers in New Hampshire and I have reached the conclusion that it was the high turnout — not vote fraud or counting errors — that left us with eight percent of the vote. Our total vote count of over 18,000 votes was well within what we projected given the efforts of our extensive statewide get-out-the-vote program, giving me no reason to believe that vote fraud played any role in the results of the Granite State’s primary.

In both Iowa and New Hampshire there is much to be proud of. Taking both states together, I am honored that over 30,000 people cast their vote for me — more than either Rudy Giuliani or Fred Thompson. Unlike many other candidates’ efforts, our campaign for freedom is growing and our message is spreading.

Now is the time to redouble our efforts. Our resources must be spent on the upcoming primaries and caucuses, and on ensuring that, with your help, we organize every state yet to vote with our Precinct Leaders program.

We can’t win primaries and caucuses that have already happened — but we can win those yet to come. To become the Republican presidential nominee, a candidate must have 1,191 delegates. Iowa, Wyoming and New Hampshire determined only 32 delegates, so we have much opportunity remaining.

Today, I ask you to join me in focusing on the battles ahead as we continue our fight for liberty and our Constitution.

Sincerely,

Ron Paul

 

Olbermann On NH Recount

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLD0MzmRuYc

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Howard Stern endorses Ron Paul
January 9, 2008, 11:50 am
Filed under: 2008 Election, GOP, howard stern, Iowa, iowa caucus, Mike Huckabee, republican caucus, Ron Paul

Howard Stern endorses Ron Paul
Congressman gets profanity-laced atta-boy from Sirius shock jock

World Net Daily
January 7, 2008

Sirius satellite radio shock jock Howard Stern gave an enthusiastic thumbs-up to GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul on his program today, saying the maverick congressman is “fantastic.”

“I’ve got to tell you about this guy Ron Paul,” Stern said on his show. “This guy – he’s a Republican – and he says listen, when I become president, I’m taking us out of Iraq, I’m taking us out of everywhere in the world. …

“What good has it done us being in these f—ing Middle Eastern countries?”

Still paraphrasing Paul, Stern said: “I’m not an isolationist. I’m not afraid to use the military where it’s needed. But to sit in these extended f—ing wars, draining the economy – and if we stay or we leave, the same g–d— thing happens: nothing! So let’s leave.”

Continued the radio host: “People love this guy when he talks. He makes sense.”

Near the end of the clip posted on YouTube (caution: explicit language), Stern’s female co-host asked him: “But where are the votes?” Paul came in fifth in the Iowa Caucuses last week, garnering 10 percent of the Republican vote.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-B9mfV2tw3Y

Stern’s support for Paul is not surprising given his short-lived run for governor of New York in 1994 as a Libertarian. Paul first ran for president as a Libertarian in 1988 and holds many principles in common with the Libertarian Party.

After multiple controversies over his creative use of language on terrestrial radio, Stern began his Sirius program in 2006, unencumbered by Federal Communication Commission broadcast standards.

 



Vote Fraud Expert Warns Of New Hampshire Chicanery


Vote Fraud Expert Warns Of New Hampshire Chicanery
Key vulnerabilities of Diebold machine identified within ten minutes by programmer

Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet
January 8, 2008

“It’s not who votes that counts. It’s who counts the votes.” Joseph Stalin.

Vote fraud expert Bev Harris has warned that New Hampshire’s electronic voting machines are wide open to fraud and that even modestly skilled computer programmers were able to identify key vulnerabilities within ten minutes of assessing them as key Democrat and Republican primaries unfold today.

The contract for programming all of New Hampshire’s Diebold voting machines, which combined will count 81 per cent of the vote today, is owned by LHS Associates, which also holds the contracts for Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Vermont.

LHS is owned by John Silvestro, who has been at the center of a long-running public dispute in trying to deflect accusations made by hacker Harri Hursti that the machines can easily be rigged.

“The exact same make, model and version hacked in the Black Box Voting project in Leon County is used throughout New Hampshire, where about 45 percent of elections administrators hand count paper ballots at the polling place, with the remaining locations all using the Diebold version 1.94w optical scan machine,” writes Harris.

One area of disagreement between Hursti and Silvestro was the amount of expertise needed to exploit the Diebold 1.94w optical scan system. Silvestro claimed (in a strange contortion of reasoning) that he doesn’t hire very skilled programmers, implying that this makes New Hampshire elections more secure.

Hursti pointed out that hiring programmers with a lack of knowledge is generally not considered a security feature, and also that an average high schooler can learn to exploit the system in two days to two weeks.

In this You Tube video, Silvestro constantly interrupts Hursti’s testimony in front of the New Hampshire legislative.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PiiaBqwqkXs

After purchasing a Diebold 1.94w machine, a computer repair shop employee picked at random by Black Box Voting was able to zero in on the system’s vulnerable memory card within just ten minutes.

Harris points out that LHS is a private company that will count over four fifths of the New Hampshire vote with no oversight whatsoever.

LHS is not subject to public records requirements, as the government is, at least, not in New Hampshire. The control over memory card contents is absolute; when cards malfunction or get lost, LHS brings the replacements. Since LHS maintains the machines, repairs the machines, and replaces the machines — often on Election Day — when they malfunction, they have intimate access to the chips, sockets, ports, communications devices and other electronic components.

A recent CNN report featured on Lou Dobbs’ show highlights just how easy it is to hack a voting machine and change how votes are tallied with just rudimentary programming skills. Experts warn that it takes only a minute for an unsupervised machine to be inserted with a virus and hacked.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=261IlYmisyE

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9/11 Workers Confront Giuliani in New Hampshire
Ailing 9/11 Workers Confront Giuliani In New Hampshire

Sam Stein

The Huffington Post

January 6, 2007
Finishing a disappointing sixth in the Iowa caucus and staring down a similarly poor result in New Hampshire, Rudy Giuliani has yet another problem on his hand.
Before Saturday’s GOP debate, several members of the 9/11 recovery effort will be stationed outside the forum petitioning the former New York City Mayor to discuss the mishandled health safety issues following the 2001 terrorist attacks.

The protest coincides with and promotes a new short video by Robert Greenwald and Brave New Films, which uses the testimony of these 9/11 workers to detail the dangerous conditions and serious illnesses encountered at the recovery site.

Still today, many suffer from violent coughs, severe asthma, and pulmonary and mental health issues. Giuliani, the workers note, is not responsible for their sicknesses, but he did not sufficiently warn about the hazards at the site and, more importantly, has done next to nothing to help the thousands who are suffering from recovery-related ailments.

“The hypocrisy of running a campaign on a 9/11 agenda and you have these people still dying and becoming much sicker then they were a year or two years prior is really insulting,” Alex Sanchex, a janitorial worker, says in the film.

Greenwald told the Huffington Post: “These first responders are not blaming Rudy for being sick, they are asking why he has done nothing to help them since they got sick. They want to meet with him and ask what he is going to do to help them. They have tried to call and meet with him. Nothing. He who is Mr. 9.11 has abandoned the real heroes of 9/11.”

More than 2,000 New York City firefighters have been treated for serious respiratory problems following their work at the World Trade Center recovery site. Toxic dust from that area has been directly linked to sarcoidosis, a debilitating disease that FDNY members now develop at five times the rate they had previous to working around the toxins.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1P-VUTjM0Ko

Following the Democrats takeover of Congress in 2006, hearings were held to determine what went wrong in exposing these firefighters to such porous conditions. Much blame was laid at the feat of the then-EPA chief Christie Todd Whitman. Subsequently, several investigations have called into question the extent of Giuliani’s knowledge and handling of the hazardous 9/11 site.

According to the New York Times, in the aftermath of 9/11 Giuliani “seized control and largely limited the influence of experienced federal agencies” during the clean up effort, but “never meaningfully enforced federal requirements that those at the site wear respirators.” Moreover, the paper added, Guiliani “warned companies working on the pile that they would face penalties or be fired if work slowed.”

But what has drawn the ire of the recovery workers is not what Giuliani did in the immediate aftermath of the 9/11, but rather how he has seemingly forsaken their plight in favor of focusing on his business and political careers. Giuliani, Greenwald notes, has offered no assistance to other New York elected officials in efforts to lobby the federal government for funds for victim treatment. He won’t even meet with the victims themselves.

“The fact of ignoring those who sacrificed the most while he profits and profiteers from 9/11 is a scandal and is disgusting,” the filmmaker said.

The remarks echoed those made in the film by Mike McCormack, a USAF Auxiliary Civil Air Patrolman: “After he left office, you may have to turn in your key to the city. But I don’t believe turning in your moral compass and responsibility to people who trust you. That shouldn’t fall at the wayside.”

This is the third Giuliani movie made by Greenwald and Brave New Films. The first looked at Giuliani’s decision to put New York’s terrorist response center in the World Trace Center complex – a known and obvious terrorist target. The second focused on Giulaini’s failures to upgrade the faulty radios used by FDNY members on 9/11.

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NH GOP Withdraws Support From Fox News Debate

NH GOP Withdraws Support From Fox News Debate

Daily Paul
January 5, 2008

CONCORD – New Hampshire Republican Party Chairman Fergus Cullen releases the following statement regarding Sunday’s Republican forum on FOX:

“The first-in-the-nation New Hampshire primary serves a national purpose by giving all candidates an equal opportunity on a level playing field. Only in New Hampshire do lesser known, lesser funded underdogs have a fighting chance to establish themselves as national figures. Consistent with that tradition, we believe all recognized major candidates should have an equal opportunity to participate in pre-primary debates and forums.

This principle applies to tonight’s debates on ABC as well as Sunday’s planned forum on FOX. The New Hampshire Republican Party believes Congressmen Ron Paul and Duncan Hunter should be included in the FOX forum on Sunday evening. Our mutual efforts to resolve this difference have failed.

While we understand that FOX News continues to move forward it is with regret, the New Hampshire Republican Party hereby withdraws as a partner in this forum.”


New Hampshire GOP has quit as a co-sponsor of tomorrow night’s nationally televised Fox News Debate

Union Leader
January 5, 2008

The New Hampshire Republican Party has quit “with regret” as a co-sponsor of Sunday night’s nationally televised GOP forum on FOX News.

The 8 p.m. event at Saint Anselm College — the last debate before Tuesday’s primary — became controversial when FOX refused to include Ron Paul.

In a press release, state Republican Party chairman Fergus Cullen said on Saturday afternoon, “We believe all recognized major candidates should have an equal opportunity to participate in pre-primary debates and forums. This principle applies to tonight’s debates on ABC as well as Sunday’s planned forum on FOX. The New Hampshire Republican Party believes Congressmen Ron Paul and Duncan Hunter should be included in the FOX forum on Sunday evening. Our mutual efforts to resolve this difference have failed.”

FOX News issued a one-sentence statement this afternoon from its vice president of news, David Rhodes: “We look forward to presenting a substantive forum which will serve as the first program of its kind this election season.”

“The New Hampshire Republican Party did the right thing by pulling its sponsorship,” said Ron Paul 2008 spokesman Jesse Benton, who called FOX’s continued refusal to admit his candidate “unfair.”

Paul is included in tonight’s ABC/Facebook/WMUR debate among top Republican contenders, which begins at 7 p.m.

 

Paul Doubles Polling Numbers, Third In New Hampshire
Ron Paul has doubled his support in New Hampshire over the past 15 days, according to Rasmussen Reports.

Nolan Chart
December 5, 2008

A daily poll by Rasmussen is showing Ron Paul has doubled his share of the vote in New Hampshire, jumping from 7% up to 14% in just 15 days. Obviously, this is major news. The Rasmussen website was so jammed with Ron Paul supporters earlier today trying to get to it right now that no one can get through. That alone shows the power of the Ron Paul revolution. We’re not talking about a boycott or a bunch of angry activists. We’re just talking about tens of thousands of people trying to view a web page because news has spread like wildfire throughout the net that Ron Paul is now polling in third place in New Hampshire.

While the Rasmussen page remains under seige from all the demand, you can read the actual numbers at pollster.com.

Read Full Article Here

 

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NH Ron Paul Supporters Chant: “Let Him Debate!”

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NH GOP Threatens Fox News Over Ron Paul Ban

New Hampshire Republican Party Launches Active Campaign To Have Ron Paul Included In The Fox News Debate

Daily Paul
January 4, 2008

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYZulZ07uoY

Note: Not all these State Reps are actually supporting Dr. Paul, some are, some aren’t, and some other Rep supporters are not listed but I have contacted them so they can add their names too. They are for the kind of fairness we are used to in NH. – J

Fergus Cullen
New Hampshire Republican Party
January 3, 2008

Dear Fergus:
We, the undersigned present and past New Hampshire House Republican State Representatives, respectfully request that unless Fox News agrees within the next 24 hours to invite Ron Paul and Duncan Hunter to participate with the other candidates at their Forum on Jan 6, 2008 you:

1) Pull all Republican cooperation from the Fox Forum,

2) Ask the candidates included to back out, and

3) Go public with a formal press conference denouncing of the exclusionary anti-representational policies of Fox News

Sincerely,

Hon. Paul Ingbretson
Hon. Al Baldasaro
Hon. Howie Lund
Hon. DJ Bettencourt
Hon. Jason Bedrick
Hon. Moe Villeneuve
Hon. Dan Dumaine
Hon. Andrew Renzullo
Hon. Duncan Chaplin
Hon. Laurie Boyce
Hon. Paul Hopfgarten
Hon. Lynne Ober
Hon. Steve Hellwig
Hon. Paul Mirski
Hon. William O’Brien
Hon. Jordan Ulery
Hon. Pamela Manney
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Ron Paul: Fox News Is “Beyond A Joke”
Presidential candidate slams decision to exclude him from forum

Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet
January 4, 2008


Speaking to The Alex Jones Show today, presidential candidate Ron Paul commented on the controversy surrounding his exclusion from a Fox News January 6th presidential forum by encouraging supporters to keep up the pressure on the network to reverse their decision and slamming the network’s claim of being fair and balanced as “beyond a joke”.

“People are outraged and a lot of them are coming to our defense including the Republican Party up there so we haven’t heard the last word about that yet,” said Paul.

The Congressman identified the main reason for his exclusion as Fox News’ fear that he would express strong anti-war opinions, which they see as a “threat” when coming from the most conservative member of the house.

“They have to realize that what the numbers are and if it’s hurting them, if it’s not in their interests I think they’re in a bind, I don’t think they have any easy way out and they dug themselves into this situation so hopefully they wake up and realize that they have to come around to be much more fair and balanced, it’s gone beyond a joke for them to advertise they’re fair and balanced when they’re just the opposite,” said the Congressman.

Discussing the broader success of the campaign, Paul said, “Everybody’s upbeat and they wanna win but they are also very realistic to know what is the future regardless of what’s gonna happen….how can we keep working this, how can we keep our group together….I think we’ve really opened the eyes of a lot of people so there’s reason to be optimistic,” said Paul.

The Congressman added that the New World Order must be defeated not with weapons but with ideas and that the movement which he is now the figurehead for is much larger than he ever dreamed it would be.

“Most people thought that you’d have to be part of the establishment to get money and support but the supporters have proven that not only will they work hard and go out and do the legwork that is necessary but they’ll also send in the money and they’ll also be very creative,” added Paul.

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Ron Paul’s 10% In Iowa Shocks Establishment Media


Ron Paul’s 10% In Iowa Shocks Establishment Media
Even Fox News’ own talking heads think decision to exclude from presidential forum should be reversed

Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet

January 4, 2008

Ron Paul’s double digit support in Iowa has shocked establishment media figures who have long derided the Congressman as an insignificant candidate with just 2 or 3 per cent of the vote. Even Fox News’ own talking heads now agree that Paul should not be excluded from the upcoming presidential forum as campaign momentum builds.

Dr. Paul blew “national frontrunner” Rudy Giuliani out of the water, who got just 4% of the vote, and is handily placed behind McCain and Thompson heading into New Hampshire.

The Congressman’s strong showing has led to new calls for Fox News to reverse the decision to exclude him from the January 6th presidential forum, not from Ron Paul supporters but from Fox News’ own flagship hosts.

“Ten per cent is not insignificant – that’s a huge number,” said Fox’s Greta van Susteren, appearing with host Shep Smith last night. Smith noted that Paul had more than doubled Giuliani’s total.

“Should Fox News reconsider?” asked Smith, to which Susteren responded, “I’m not sure why he’s out of it (the forum).”

“Here you have a candidate that 10 per cent of the people caucused in his party really want him and it’s not like he’s an insignificant player,” she added.

“He didn’t just drop in yesterday to the process, he has been running for president for a long time, and certainly many of the issues he’s raised are rather provocative and certainly stimulate the debate, that’s not a bad thing – and why not pull up another chair?” Susteren concluded.

Watch it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qi_XBgzHxQs

CNN’s Wolf Blitzer and Larry King also noted Paul’s double digit finish during a discussion last night.

“Ron Paul I think is gonna be a factor in New Hampshire on the Republican side much more than he was in Iowa given all the Independents there so let’s not neglect Ron Paul when we’re talking about this,” remarked Blitzer.

Watch it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5UFKSPw550

 

Analyzing the Ron Paul Numbers in Iowa
There are a number of reasons to be encouraged by Ron Paul’s showing in Iowa.

Nolan Chart
January 4, 2008


The morning after Ron Paul’s stronger-than-expected 10% showing in Iowa was no surprise to Paul supporters (and probably disappointing to some), but it had to come as a bit of a surprise to most of the pollsters. Over the past week, most pollsters had Paul in the 5-8% range. So 10% pushes the limit on “margin of error” and suggests that Paul supporters have been right all along. His support is underrepresented in the polls.

Paul wasn’t the only candidate the pollsters were wrong about. Rudy Giuliani was consistently polling in mid-teen double-digits up until about a week ago, but he ended up at 4%. He had fallen to the 5-8% range within the past few days, but 4% has to be considered a monumental drop for him. Mike Huckabee’s poll numbers were consistently 5 points lower than what he actually got. The other candidates were pretty much in line with what the pollsters thought they would get.

It’s not a surprise that Huckabee picked up extra points the night of the caucus. People love to vote for the likely “winner,” which is probably where his extra 5% comes from, but the Giuliani and Paul numbers should give pollsters pause to reconsider. Essentially, it looks like Giuliani lost the lion’s share of his support to Paul and Huckabee.

CNN entrance polls are even more interesting when you look at them up close.

For instance (and not surprisingly) when asked to rate their feelings about the Bush administration, Paul supporters represented 54% of those said they were “angry” at Bush out of all “angry” voters. These represented only 5% of the overall totals, which is also not surprising given that most Republican activists are Bush supporters, but it’s very helpful in terms of understanding how much pull Paul could have among the overall electorate who tend to hold our current King George in relatively low esteem.

Paul was also the clear winner among Republican caucus goers who view themselves as being “independent” rather than identifying with the Republican party, with 29% of that group’s support (well ahead of Romney at 19%). Independents accounted for 13% of overall Republican caucus goers.

Paul’s support is stronger among lower-income Americans. He tied for third with John McCain with 14% of people making less than $50,000 a year, and scored a high of 18% (second place) among those making $15,000 to $30,000 annually.

He also finished a strong third among young Iowans. Voters in the 18-29 age range picked Paul 21% of the time, just one tick behind Romney who was in second place.

One thing I couldn’t find was any reference to what the results were among cell phone users. We may have to wait awhile before this information comes out, but it would be very interesting to see how much of Paul’s extra support came from voters who have cell phones but not land lines.

 

The Stages of Ron Paul
Ron Paul’s showing in Iowa is only a phase in a larger picture.

Nolan Chart

January 4, 2007

The Caucus held in Iowa last night is an important stage of the Ron Paul movement and cannot be discounted. Although the Mainstream media will ignore/discredit his numbers, they really do show positive hope for him. Here are 7 stages of his candidacy.

1- The first stage is when he announced he was running. this was about 9 months ago. He had few followers, (I was in this group) and was not taken seriously at all.

2- The second stage is the “few internet spammers” stage. This is when he was accused of having a few 16 year old kids in their moms basement as his supporters.

3- The Internet phenomenon. Online polls started picking up. The meetup groups started forming. It soon became apparent that he was a force online. This soon converted to the straw poll stage. Of course still not taken seriously.

4- The mass fundraising stage. Guy Fawkes says it all. The Boston Tea party showed the world that there is a real revolution going on… Still not taken seriously by MSM.

5- This is the stage we are in now. This is the stage where we find out if internet support can convert to real votes. It appears in Iowa, where Ron Paul did not campaign that much and has views unpopular for farmers had a very well outcome. This is the stage where the rubber meets the road so to speak.

6- The rising star stage. hopefully New Hampshire will propel him into the underdog gone mainstream status.

7- The Viable electable stage. He has the money already. He has a fervent base. He has proven he can bring people to the polls. He just needs the push to get here.

I say this to encourage. I cannot predict the future, but it seems like it could be well with him. Even when the MSM is gloom and doom, it is only spin, and might not be consistant with reality.

 

Ron Paul on Sean Hannity’s Radio Show

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQIlNVbttuM

 

Ron Paul on Larry King Unaired

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s08RJ2_o_MM

 

Situation Room discuss Ron Paul’s chances in Iowa

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xh1oKtMS-LE

 

Ron Paul on American Morning – (1/3/2008)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYXYnpM8OoU

Fifth-place finish fails to rattle Paul
http://www.desmoinesregister.com…EWS04&template=printart

Look on the Bright Side Ron Paul Supporters
http://www.gambling911.com/Ron-Paul-010408.html

Ron Paul Wrongly Listed as Democrat on CNN
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ks5Lti4x8E0

Paul wins GOP precinct in Ames
http://www.desmoinesregister.com..062/-1/SPORTS09

What We Really Learned From Iowa
http://www.nolanchart.com/article922.html

KMPH covers Ron Paul supporters Iowa Caucus party Fresno
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dd_NIkzMwoY

Paul Beats Giuliani
http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/…t-runner-in-iowa/

Obama, Edwards Plow Ahead of Hillary Clinton: Ron Paul Hits Double Digits in Iowa
http://www.gambling911.com/Obama-…-Ron-Paul-010308.html

Video: Ron Paul vs Mike Huckabee
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uk-T46soz8

Tucker – Ron Paul and interesting Huckabee discussion
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3zkc5xBKyU

Ron Paul Iowa Caucus Eve Rally
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQOA0x4kEoU

Ron Paul reminds Stephanopoulos of his bet
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKTQADyb5D0

Paul Top Pick In MySpace Poll
http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5iVGsKhnKk2EFpF-VAK6blSJzokpg

McCain Campaign Distraught By Ron Paul Strength
http://www.alternet.org/wire/72541

PHOTOS: Ron Paul Air Corps Flies High Over Iowa
http://prisonplanet.com/articl…008/030108_photos.htm