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We Are Change Confronts Mitt Romney

We Are Change Confronts Mitt Romney

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

 



NY Times: McCain had possible relations to Female Lobbyist

NY Times: McCain had possible relations to Female Lobbyist

NY Times

February 21, 2008

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Early in Senator John McCain’s first run for the White House eight years ago, waves of anxiety swept through his small circle of advisers.

A female lobbyist had been turning up with him at fund-raisers, in his offices and aboard a client’s corporate jet. Convinced the relationship had become romantic, some of his top advisers intervened to protect the candidate from himself — instructing staff members to block the woman’s access, privately warning her away and repeatedly confronting him, several people involved in the campaign said on the condition of anonymity.

When news organizations reported that McCain had written letters to government regulators on behalf of the lobbyist’s clients, the former campaign associates said, some aides feared for a time that attention would fall on her involvement.

McCain, 71, and the lobbyist, Vicki Iseman, 40, both say they never had a romantic relationship. But to his advisers, even the appearance of a close bond with a lobbyist whose clients often had business before the Senate committee McCain led threatened the story of redemption and rectitude that defined his political identity.

It had been just a decade since an official favor for a friend with regulatory problems had nearly ended McCain’s political career by ensnaring him in the Keating Five scandal. In the years that followed, he reinvented himself as the scourge of special interests, a crusader for stricter ethics and campaign finance rules, a man of honor chastened by a brush with shame.

But the concerns about McCain’s relationship with Iseman underscored an enduring paradox of his post-Keating career. Even as he has vowed to hold himself to the highest ethical standards, his confidence in his own integrity has sometimes seemed to blind him to potentially embarrassing conflicts of interest.

Read Full Article Here

 

McCain: I did not have sexual relations with that woman

Nick Juliano
Raw Story
February 21, 2008

‘Disappointed’ in NY Times piece; ‘It’s not true’

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Republican presidential candidate John McCain faced the explosion of a long-ticking timebomb Thursday morning when the New York Times revealed allegations of his questionable conduct with a woman who lobbied for the telecommunications industry.

In a 9 a.m. press conference, McCain denied the Times report, saying he was disappointed with the paper of record’s handling of the story.

“I’m very disappointed in The New York Times piece,” McCain said. “It’s not true.”

The Arizona Senator flatly denied that he had a romantic relationship with the lobbyist, Vicki Iseman, and he said campaign aides never warned him about speculation the two were having an affair nor intervened to keep her from campaign events.

While he said he was unaware whether aides discussed the alleged relationship amongst themselves, McCain said he never heard the concerns personally. He went on to pan the Times‘ sourcing of the article.

“I do notice with some interest that it’s, quote, ‘former aides,’ that this whole story is based on anonymous sources. … I’m very disappointed in that,” McCain said.

One former top campaign aide, John Weaver, did speak on the record to the Times and the Washington Post, which produced its own story on McCain and Iseman Thursday.

Weaver told the papers he met Iseman in person at Union Station in Washington, DC, to warn her to stay away from McCain. In his press conference Thursday, McCain said he had not spoken about the Times investigation with Weaver before it was published and he denied knowing about the Union Station meeting.

Right off the bat, McCain was asked about the most salacious implications of the Times article.

Q Senator, did you ever have any meeting with any of your staffers in which they would have intervened to ask you not to see Vicki Iseman or to be concerned about appearances of being too close to a lobbyist? SEN. MCCAIN: No. Q No meeting ever occurred? SEN. MCCAIN: No. Q No staffer was ever concerned about a possible romantic relationship? SEN. MCCAIN: If they were, they didn’t communicate that to me. Q Did you ever have such a relationship? SEN. MCCAIN: No.

McCain also acknowledged speaking to Times editor Bill Keller while the paper was reporting its story, but he said he never tried to dissuade him from publishing it.

“I called him up when the investigation was going on and I asked him basically what was happening and that we hoped that we could bring this to closure,” McCain said. “But it was a very brief conversation.”

At one point, Cindy McCain took to the microphone to share her own criticism of the paper.

“My children and I not only trust my husband but know that he would never do anything to not only disappoint our family, but [to] disappoint the people of America,” she said. “He’s a man of great character, and I’m very, very disappointed in The New York Times.”

http://youtube.com/watch?v=2ueSREqe3qc

FEC: John McCain’s campaign was effectively broke
http://www.openleft.com/showDiary.do?diaryId=4056

McCain Statement Repudiating NY Times Piece
http://www.electiongeek.com/blo..-repudiating-ny-times-piece/

Why Did The NYT Hold McCain-Lobbyist Story?
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/0..the-nyt-hold-mcca_n_87704.html

Employer of McCain linked lobbyist Vicki Iseman removes her bio from Web but doesn’t understand concept of Internet Archive
http://www.electiongeek.com/blog/20..io-pulled-from-web/

McCain and the Lobbyist – Is This Why Romney Only ‘Suspended’ His Campaign?
http://www.pensitoreview.com/20..-lobbyist-relationship/

Kristol: Fear is a pretty good argument for McCain
http://thinkprogress.org/2008/02/20/mccain-more-occupations/

McCain: I Could Send U.S. Troops ‘Anywhere’ For ‘A Long Period of Time’
http://thinkprogress.org/2008/02/20/mccain-more-occupations/

McCain’s Advisors Don’t Appear Too Close To Bush
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/../16%2BUdc/9dQPxJLHa2A

Bush 41 Endorses McCain
http://ap.google.com/article/A..Jn95tAD8UQQHM80

 



Ron Paul Wins Nevada GOP Caucus
February 19, 2008, 8:35 am
Filed under: 2008 Election, DEBT, GOP, John McCain, Mike Huckabee, Mitt Romney

Ron Paul Wins Nevada GOP Caucus

Connie Talk
February 17, 2008

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Ron Paul is winning the state of Nevada. With 1,750 of Nevada’s 1,789 precincts reporting, the results of which are available Nevada GOP’s website: Mitt Romney would have taken the state at 51%, but has since dropped out of the race, making Ron Paul’s 13% currently the winner. Ron Paul has 5,802 votes; 192 more than John McCain’s 5,610, and 5% more than Mike Huckabee’s 3,519.

Here is a list of reasons I’ve heard from both Republican voters and on-the-fence voters – from he doesn’t have enough support, to people aren’t interested in him, to people aren’t voting for him – followed up with facts. Au contraire, mon frère!

“He doesn’t have enough support.”
Ron Paul has 1,613 meetup groups in 1,191 cities.
Mike Huckabee has 508 meetup groups in 444 cities.
John McCain has 8 meetup groups in 8 cities.

“People aren’t interested in him.”
Ron Paul consistently (and substantially) outranked both of his GOP competitors – Mike Huckabee and John McCain – in Google searches in the last 12 months. Google is the 1 search engine in the world (though the link above just measures the U.S., for purposed of who may be qualified to vote).

“His campaign won’t have enough money.”
In the last quarter of 2007, Ron Paul beat his own fundraising record of $4.3 million in 24 hours, and made national history with the highest fundraising amount in one day in the U.S. presidential race, ever: $6 million in 24 hours.

“He can’t fix the economy.”
Whether or not you agree with his ideas on how to revive America’s economy, there is no question on the fact that Ron Paul is the only candidate of the Republican and Democratic parties left in the race whose campaign has $0 in debts to any company or individual. Look at the debts column. Paul leads by example when he preaches on not borrowing what we don’t have.

“He hasn’t won any states.”
Ron Paul took 1st place in Montana and Nevada, and 2nd place in Alaska, North Dakota, and Louisiana thusfar. Many of the primary and caucus results for the states that have voted already are incomplete or not yet available, and what many people are assuming is fact are just projections by the media.

“I don’t know enough about him.”
You watch too much television, then.

Alright, that last one was a joke…sort of.

2/18/08 UPDATE: 100% of the precincts have now reported. Ron Paul won at 14% of the vote (6,084); McCain was 2nd place at 13%; Huckabee at 8%. As of right now, the results page is stating “last updated” on January 19th at 7:00 pm; this must be a misprint, as the data reflected 97.8% of the vote being in yesterday (2/17/08), and then was updated before midnight to reflect 100%.

 



What Vietnam Veterans Think of John McCain

What Vietnam Veterans Think of John McCain
This is the “REAL” John McCain in living color seen belittling Delores Alfond, head of the National Alliance of POW/MIA whose brother went missing in action in Vietnam . . .

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFM1xqqTX_g

McCain: Sanctions, attacks await Iran

Press TV
February 8, 2008

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Republican presidential hopeful John McCain says the US and its European allies will adopt unilateral sanctions against Iran.

He stated that if the UN is not prepared to impose stronger political and economic sanctions, the United States and its European partners will take such measures.

He also said that a military solution should remain on the table as a last resort and that Iran is playing ‘a game it cannot win’.

“I intend to make it unmistakably clear to Iran that we will not permit a government that espouses the destruction of … Israel . . .and pledges undying enmity to the United States to possess weapons to advance their malevolent ambitions,” Suddeutschen Zeitung quoted the senator as saying.

The recently published US National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) has confirmed that Iran is not developing nuclear arms.

Iran says under the Non-proliferation Treaty (NPT) it is entitled to enrich uranium for peaceful purposes and that its nuclear activities are aimed at civilian purposes.

Campaign Donations: Rockefeller Backs Hillary; Kissinger Backs McCain
http://www.truthnews.us/?p=1906

McCain wants more EU troops for Afghanistan
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/ne..ws/2008/02/10/wafg110.xml

John McCain, To Get Signaled Support From President Bush
http://www.huffingtonpost.com..ets-implicit_n_85666.html

McCain Got $100,000 From Abramoff’s Old Firm
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/02/12/mcc..-_n_86245.html

Romney To Endorse McCain
http://www.reuters.com/article/politicsNews/idUSWBT00839720080214

Bill ‘PNAC’ Kristol is new McCain advisor
http://www.mcclatchydc.com/104/story/27096.html

Did The Republican Establishment Steal the WA Primary for McCain?
http://mparent7777-2.blogspot.com/2..hment-steal-wa-primary.html

If you read this article on John McCain’s official website you’ll notice he was pushing hard for war with Iraq 6 months before 9/11
http://mccain.senate.gov/publi..2&Region_id=&Issue_id=

McCain’s win in CA questioned
http://markcrispinmiller.blogspot.com/.-win-in-ca-questioned.html

 



Ron Paul – CPAC Speech

Ron Paul – CPAC Speech

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMtjgMTYE1Q

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SblfSHWHnM

Ron Paul blimp apparently slashed
http://www.readthehook.com/blog/in..ntly-slashed/

Ron Paul Decides Not To Run 3rd Party
http://www.roguegovernment.com/news.php?id=6554

‘We Are Acting Too Much Like Democrats,’ Paul Says
http://www.cnsnews.com/..rchive/200802/POL20080208a.html

Ron Paul Defends The Second Amendment
http://infowars.net/articles/february2008/080208gunban.htm

Paper: Ron Paul Supporters, We Were Wrong
http://www.montanakaimin.com..article/ron_paul_supporters_we_were_wrong/

Romney Leaves 36 Million in Debt, Ron Paul Has Zero Debt!
http://www.opensecrets.org/pres08/index.asp?cycle=2008

Ron Paul’s Name Crossed Out On New York Ballot Papers
http://prisonplanet.com/articles/february2008/070208_crossed.htm

Ron Paul Running Mate Short List Includes Judge Andrew Napolitano?
http://www.gambling911.com/Ron-.tano-020708.html

Congressman Paul Cosponsors Combat Veterans Debt Elimination Act
http://www.gather.com/viewArticle.js..nav=Groupspace

Ron Paul: McCain friends with Feingold, Kennedy
http://weblogs.baltimoresun.com/n..ron_paul_mccain_friends_with_f.html

How Romney’s Departure Equals Victory for Paul
http://www.nolanchart.com/article2553.html

 



Ron Paul Finishes Second in Maine Caucus

Ron Paul Beats McCain in Maine Caucus, Primed to Win Over 1/3 of State Delegates
In the race for delegates, Ron Paul appears to closely trail Romney for first place

Ron Paul 2008

February 4, 2008

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ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA – While most reports about this past weekend’s Maine Caucus focused on the purely symbolic presidential preference poll, in the meaningful race to secure delegates to the state convention Ron Paul is primed to finish second with likely 35 percent of the total delegates.

Delegates to the Republican National Convention in Minneapolis are elected by the state delegates. Internal results from 10 of 16 counties, including the largest cities of Portland, South Portland, Lewiston, Auburn, Augusta, Waterville, Bangor, and Brewer, show Ron Paul picking up 215 of 608 State Convention delegates so far reported, or 35%.

“Ron Paul’s strong second place finish in Maine, in which he beat John McCain, is proof that this race is far from over,” said Ron Paul campaign manager Lew Moore. “We’ll continue to battle for every delegate in this wide-open race for the Republican nomination.”

In the presidential preference poll, with 70 percent reporting, Ron Paul is in third place just two percentage points behind John McCain. However, the Maine preference poll is purely a beauty contest, and in the actual election of state delegates the so-called “frontrunner” McCain is far behind Ron Paul.

 

Ron Paul Second in Maine State Delegates with 35%
Romney has 52% of the vote while Paul has secured 35% of the state delegates who will allocate Maine’s 18 national delegates in May.

Gary Wood
Nolan Chart
February 4, 2008

The final State Caucus before Super Tuesday is projected to be won by Governor Mitt Romney based on 74% of the presidential preference poll votes in Mitt Romney has 52%. There’s a battle for second place, in popular votes, going on between Ron Paul and John McCain. As of 4:34est the Maine Republican Party website showed there were just 154 votes separating the two with over 25% of the caucus locations still to report in.

According to a press release by Jesse Benton, of the Ron Paul campaign, the Texas Congressman, with his message of liberty and freedom, has already picked up 215 of the total 608 Maine state delegates. This number could increase as results come in from the final 6 counties. 35% of the state delegates place him second behind Mitt Romney even though McCain has a slight lead in the popular vote. There is no way for John McCain to catch Ron Paul in state delegate count even if he holds on to his slim lead in polling simply based on cities and caucus locations already won by Ron Paul

Although many major newspapers are giving all 18 Maine National Delegates to Mitt Romney that is not the case. State delegates in Maine are non-binding. The actual allocation of the 18 national delegates will not be determined until May 2 when the Maine Republican Party State Convention is going to be held and the state delegates will then decide.

“Ron Paul’s strong second place finish in Maine, in which he beat John McCain, is proof that this race is far from over,” said Ron Paul campaign manager Lew Moore. “We’ll continue to battle for every delegate in this wide-open race for the Republican nomination.”

 

Paul Draws Big Denver Crowd

Denver Post

February 3, 2008

Longer Version: Click Here
http://youtube.com/watch?v=HlhjRReedkk

The alarm in the Colorado Convention Center employee’s voice was verging on panic.

“That room is packed so tight it’s not even funny,” he shouted into a radio Friday night as the Segway he was riding hummed and swerved down a wide carpeted hallway.

The crowd for Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul was so large it surprised his own organizers. They were forced to hurriedly open partitions to double the size of the ballroom space minutes before Paul’s scheduled appearance in the Four Seasons Ballroom. When that wasn’t enough hundreds of people stood rimming the hall that sits 1,536.

“I’m just totally dumbfounded,” Paul said as he began his speech before a raucous sign-waving crowd. “The enthusiasm seems to be growing. Freedom is popular.”

Many of his supporters boldly predicted he would win more delegates in the state then front runners Sen. John McCain and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney even though Paul has yet to win a majority in any state primary.

“He’s real strong in Colorado,” said Vince Holcomb, 45, a massage therapist from Centennial. “Ron Paul is a lot higher in the polls than the mainstream media publicize.”

Ron Paul Needs A Cash Infusion Today
http://infowars.net/articles/february2008/040208Infusion.htm

Ron Paul Very Likely to Win Washington State
http://www.gambling911.com/Ron-Paul-Washington-State-020408.html

Ron Paul Making it Big in Alaska
http://online.wsj.com/article_emai..4MDAyNDAwODQ0Wj.html</a

Ron Paul Rally in Minneapolis, Minnesota Draws 4,000
http://www.centredaily.com/business/story/379859.html

Ron Paul interviewed by Seattle News Media
http://www.ronpaulwarroom.com/?p=4716

Ron’s Speech about Economics in Seattle
http://www.ronpaulwarroom.com/?p=4711

Tech workers’ money is on Paul
http://www.eetimes.com/n..ml?articleID=206102068

 



Ron Paul Gets A VERY Close Third in Maine

Ron Paul Gets A VERY Close Third in Maine

Andrew Malcolm
LA Times
February 3, 2008

Former Gov. Mitt Romney convincingly won the Maine Republican caucus tonight with about 52% of the vote.

The current GOP front-runner, Arizona Sen. John McCain, is running a distant second with 22% and Rep. Ron Paul, the libertarian-minded longshot, is in a very close third with 19% of the vote. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is trailing badly with only 5%.

With nearly two-thirds of the votes counted, Maine Republican Party Vice Chairman Scott Kauffman said, “It is very sure that former Gov. Romney wins the contest.”

Although Maine does not carry the political clout of many other states, it could provide a helpful psychological boost going into nearly two dozen crucial Super Tuesday contests this week for Romney’s forces, who lost to McCain in Florida, New Hampshire and South Carolina. Nearly half the delegates necessary to win the Republican nomination will be chosen Tuesday.

In a statement tonight, Romney, who was campaigning today in the upper Midwest after attending the funeral of Gordon Hinckley, the president of the Mormon church, in Salt Lake City, said, “Today the people of Maine joined those from across the nation in casting their vote for conservative change in Washington.”

The actual number of Maine delegates he won in the non-binding caucuses will be determined at a state convention in May.

It was a disappointing night for Ron Paul. The campaign of the 72-year-old, 10-term congressman from Texas with the well-financed campaign had hoped to pull an upset in independent-minded Maine. And he did come close to embarrassing McCain for second place, which Paul also won in the Louisiana and Nevada caucuses.

Maine Democrats hold their statewide caucuses next weekend.

 

Ron Paul Sweeps Northern Maine Caucuses

Fort Fairfield Journal
February 3, 2008

Texas Congressman Dr. Ron Paul scored a stunning upset win over all three of his opponents in the Aroostook County Presidential Preference Survey during the weekend caucuses just concluded. It also would appear that Dr. Paul’s supporters won the lion’s share of the delegate seats to the Maine Republican Convention in early May from the county.

There were 3 undecided voters in Aroostook County with regard to the presidential preference. This vote is a non-binding survey merely intended to indicate Maine Republicans’ preference for President. Delegates were also selected for many towns to the Republican State Convention.

Aroostook County volunteer coordinator of the Ron Paul 2008 effort, and Vice-chairman of the county Republicans, Steve Martin of Amity, had this to say about the upset results. “I love Aroostook County people. They are the most independent-minded and deeply-considerate folks in Maine. It is clear that Dr. Paul’s message of reduced government, lower taxes, personal liberties and non-interference in the internal matters of other nations struck a cord here in Aroostook County. Dr. Paul’s opposition to a Northern Maine National Park coupled with his deep respect for private property and gun rights also played a part in sweeping all three caucus locations.”

The county Republicans will be meeting again for their regular monthly meetings at the Presque Isle Inn & Convention Center on Saturday morning, February 16th at 9:00 AM.

With all Aroostook towns reporting, the results were as follows for Aroostook’s 3 caucus locations:

Fort Kent:
Ron Paul 3
Mitt Romney 2
Mike Huckabee 2
John McCain 1

Houlton:
Ron Paul 16
Mitt Romney 11
Mike Huckabee 8
John McCain 4

Presque Isle:
Ron Paul 29
Mitt Romney 27
John McCain 17
Mike Huckabee 16

Aroostook County totals with percentages:

Ron Paul: 48 votes 34.5%
Mitt Romney 40 votes 28.8%
Mike Huckabee 26 votes 18.7%
John McCain 22 votes 15.8%
Undecided 3 votes 2.1%

 

Ron Paul scores 1st in Bergen County straw poll

John Holl
The Star-Ledger
February 3, 2008

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZEX0hYOZIg

Ron Paul, the conservative Texas congressman and long-shot presidential hopeful, pulled off a small and symbolic upset in Bergen County today by winning a straw poll leading up to Super Tuesday.

The vote, sponsored by the Bergen County Republican Organization, drew more than 100 people to Hackensack, and included a boisterous contingent of Paul supporters, many from outside Bergen County. They listened to four representatives for the four remaining GOP contenders before casting votes, giving Paul a 52-40 victory over Arizona Sen. John McCain.

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney placed third with 27 votes, while former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee got just one vote.

Sen. John Warner (R-Va.) spoke on behalf of McCain (R-Ariz.) and like others, invoked the memory of Ronald Reagan and wore a tie given to him by the former president embroidered with the words “democracy is not a spectator sport.”

He used that as a transition, saying McCain “is a man resolved to do first and foremost what is best for this country no matter the cost to him politically.”

State Sen. Joe Kyrillos (R-Monmouth) stumped for Romney and, echoing a feeling from many of the old Republican guard in the room, said it was time to focus on the two “serious” GOP candidates, McCain and Romney.

However it was the Paul supporters who yelled the loudest, waived the most signs and eventually cast the most ballots.

 

Colbert: Ron Paul is insane – thinks the Earth moves round the Sun!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKsC_0fMjr0

 

Ron Paul news story from KSDK St. Louis

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwvMSDpFA8Y

 

Ron Paul has a lot of friends

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ayi5LJwHWy0

Recent News:

Paul Needs 3.2 Million by February 5th for TV/Radio Ads
http://noworldsystem.com/2008/02/0..l-needs-84-million-for-tvradio-ads/

Paul touts importance of Alaska in Super Tuesday
http://newsminer.com/news/2008/..-importance-alaska-super-tuesday/

Ron Paul receive more donations from soldiers than McCain and Romney combined!
http://www.lewrockwell.com/blog/lewrw/archives/019097.html

Paul: Secretive Elite Control America
http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=41302&secti..3510203

Video: Ron Paul at Denver Convention Center
http://prisonplanet.com/articles/february2008/020208Denver.htm

NH Paul Supporter May Run For Congress
http://www.roguegovernment.com/news.php?id=6397

Paul: No federal funds for TTC
http://www.herald-coaster.com/articles/2008/01/31/news/top_story/topstory.txt

Rand Paul Atlanta
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHitwJtB4VQ

Ron Paul Speaks In Victoria, TX
http://prisonplanet.com/articles/february2008/030208Victoria.htm

Ron Paul Is Popular at the Super Bowl
http://sports.aol.com/fanhouse/2008/02/0..t-the-super-bowl/

Cop to Ron Paul supporter: ‘Well, you be careful. I wouldn’t want you to get shot’
Ron Paul’s Big Chance For Modest Splash
Ron Paul speaks on economics – Seattle
Ron Paul and How the Media Pick the Candidates
Paul would change fraudulent system
Dr. Ron Paul’s Freedom of Health-Care Plan
Paul supporters launch online petition: demand apology, banning of Cooper from future debates, and fair treatment
National Tax Payer’s Union Study Says Ron Paul Only Candidate Who Would Cut Spending
Ron Paul biggest GOP fundraiser last quarter
Aside from Ron Paul, all other candidates are liberals
Protect America From Protect America Act
Ron Paul’s Tax Adviser