Zogby Analyst Says Ron Paul Strongest Contender to Beat Hillary

Zogby Analyst Says Ron Paul Strongest Contender to Beat Hillary
Texas Congressman’s popularity amongst Democrats, Independents outstrips Giuliani, Romney, Thompson, Paul is only chance of smashing Bush-Clinton power monopoly

Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet
November 23, 2007

Zogby’s Director of Communications and polling analyst Fritz Wenzel says that Congressman Ron Paul is the strongest of the Republican frontrunners to go up against Hillary Clinton, underlining the fact that the rest of the field are just ringers as the establishment prepares to install Clinton and prolong the Bush-Clinton power monopoly.

“Among Democrats, yes, he would be a much stronger candidate than any of the other three (Romney, Giuliani, Thompson)” Wenzel told the Alex Jones Show yesterday.

A new Zogby poll commissioned by Jones Productions found Ron Paul the GOP winner in a blind poll that included Democrats, Republicans and Independents nationwide.

“He is anti-war and the majority of Democrats are anti-war, he has some other ideas and policies and stances on issues more attractive to Democrats, particularly conservative Democrats,” said Wenzel.

“Even among independents, he is far and away a more attractive candidate,” he added.

As we have highlighted before , Ron Paul is the only Republican candidate who will not seek to lead the U.S. into a military confrontation with Iran, something that leading Democrats Obama, Clinton and Edwards have all vowed to keep “on the table.”

Ron Paul voted against the war in Iraq and the Patriot Act, both of which were supported by Hillary Clinton.

Every other Republican candidate besides Ron Paul stands no chance of coming out on top if they go up against Hillary Clinton for the 2008 presidency.

Wenzel agreed that Ron Paul’s momentum is something that outstrips all the other candidates and gives him a real chance of performing well.

“He’s right on schedule,” Wenzel said. “He’s making all the right moves, going in the right direction…at a time when other candidates are not moving.”

Wenzel based his analysis on recent nationwide polls that show Ron Paul could win in New Hampshire and find his support intensifying with room to gain.

“Here’s why his timing is almost perfect. He’s moving up…but it’s not so early that he’s going to get a big backlash,” Wenzel added.

“6 weeks to 8 weeks out before an election is about the time if you’re going to make a big move from the back to the front– that’s when you want to make it,” he concluded.


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Ron Paul Donation Site Heads To 20K

November 21, 2007

The latest Ron Paul donation site may soon go over the 20,000 pledge mark, shattering the total of the last big “Money Bomb,” which drew over 18,000 on November 5th. But does the timing present a problem? The presidential campaign of Jeffersonian conservative Ron Paul (R-Tex) itself sent out an e-mail yesterday pleading for donations sooner rather than later (see below).

Over at, some 200 supporters argue the pros and cons of the timing of the upcoming “Money Bomb.” Meanwhile, The Ron Paul campaign doubtless wishes to see the Dec 16th fund raiser become an enormous success, but is making the emphatic point that it needs as much funding now – as opposed to next month – as possible.

Certainly the upcoming donation day seems destined to be a success. It is conceivable that there is an equivilent group that has decided not to “sign up” but still intends to donate, so the actual total to be donated may be much more. The fund-raiser on November 5th gained the presidential campaign of Ron Paul (R-Tex) some $4.2 million – which indeed was more than double what was formally pledged.

The “Money Bomb” concept was worked out independently of the Ron Paul campaign. Supporters pledged to give $100 dollars on a certain date to support the Jeffersonian conservative, small-government effort that Ron Paul has been mounting.

The site can be seen here:

The memo from the Ron Paul campaign regarding the timing of donations reads, in part, as follows:


During the first few days of October, we announced our fundraising goal for the fourth quarter: $12 million raised by December 31.

But there’s more: we need to have spent it by then, too.

If we were to raise the entire $12 million in the last week of December, we would meet our fundraising goal for the quarter. But Ron Paul would stand little chance of winning the Republican nomination, because that money would have come in too late.

Time is of the essence. You see, we need to raise money well before we plan to spend it. That’s because most of the expenditures that we make need to be paid for weeks in advance. For example, we need to buy crucial airtime for the end of December right now.

The sooner we raise this money, the sooner that we can spread Dr. Paul’s message – our message – in the early primary states. Time truly is money.

Fact is, we only have about two weeks to raise money for the early primaries.

If you wait a month from now to donate, your money will only be spent after Iowa caucus-goers and New Hampshire primary voters have made up their minds.

We are rapidly running out of time. The Iowa caucus is just 44 days away. New Hampshire is in 49 days. With so much ground to make up, we can’t afford to waste a single day.

As a result, we are spending faster than the rate at which we are raising money. In October alone, we raised $2.8 million, but our campaign spent over $3.1 million.

We cannot afford to wait for bursts of press activity. What we need is sustained attention in the news. What better way to do this than by continuing to raise money at a rapid pace now? We need to keep our momentum going.

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Tommy Thompson’s Brother Said to Endorse Ron Paul
August 16, 2007, 10:55 am
Filed under: 2008 Election, Ron Paul, Tommy THompson

Tommy Thompson’s Brother Said to Endorse Ron Paul

Free Market News
August 15, 2007

Tommy Thompson – former governor of Wisconsin – just dropped out of the GOP presidential campaign, and now his big brother Ed Thompson is said to have endorsed GOP candidate Ron Paul (R-Tex).

Wikipedia had this to say about Ed Thompson:

“Ed Thompson (born December 25, 1944 in Elroy, Wisconsin) was the United States Libertarian Party candidate for Governor of Wisconsin in 2002 . He received 11% of the vote. He was elected mayor of Tomah, Wisconsin in April, 2000 with 58% of the vote. His older brother, Tommy Thompson, was previously Governor of Wisconsin and United States Secretary of Health and Human Services.”

“Ed’s endorsement will certainly help them in Wisconsin,” said one source close to the campaign. “He’s very well known there, along with his brother, and has great name recognition. The announcement may come as soon as today.” The Ron Paul campaign is also expecting some other significant endorsements in the near future, according to this source.

In addition to upcoming endorsements, the Ron Paul campaign is expecting good news from some upcoming straw polls. August is turning out to be a month of straw polling for the GOP presidential race, with polls taking place in Indiana, Illinois, Texas and Alabama among other states. Ron Paul has recently won some local straw polls, including one in Georgia.

Sources close to the campaign say that Ron Paul can expect to do well in Illinois, Alabama and perhaps Texas. Any state or region where the GOP is not charging a great deal for the opportunity to vote, or where the voting is not set up to “advantage the old guard,” Ron Paul is said to have a good chance of winning or placing fairly high.

As regards the recent straw poll in Iowa, Ron Paul’s fifth place finish was not only a victory, given how poorly the national polls continue to rank him, it was also a blow to the front runner Mitt Romney. GOP campaign sources say that while Romney admits to spending over $2 million in Iowa, the amount may have been even higher, especially when one adds in his media purchases – radio and television spots that ran continuously for the past month.

“He had maybe 500 employees working his tent alone on Saturday,” says one Iowa Straw Poll attendee. “And the scuttlebutt was that he purchased close to 10,000 tickets but only received 4,500 or so votes. That’s not a resounding show of support.” Ron Paul, on the other hand, is said to have spent only about $250,000 in Iowa, or less than 10 percent of Romney.

Tommy Thompson Drops Out of Presidential Race


Tommy Thompson Drops Out of Presidential Race
August 14, 2007, 1:40 pm
Filed under: 2008 Election, Iowa Straw Poll, Tommy THompson

Tommy Thompson Drops Out of Presidential Race

August 13, 2007


MILWAUKEE – Former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson is dropping out of the race for the Republican presidential nomination, a campaign official said Sunday.

His campaign released a statement saying the Republican is leaving the campaign trail several hours after WITI-TV in Milwaukee reported that Thompson told one of its reporters he was withdrawing.

The campaign statement said Thompson intends to take some time off before returning to the private sector and his non-profit work.

“I have no regrets about running,” Thompson said in a statement issued by his campaign Sunday night.

“I felt my record as governor of Wisconsin and secretary of Health and Human Services gave me the experience I needed to serve as president, but I respect the decision of the voters,” he said. “I am leaving the campaign trail today, but I will not leave the challenges of improving health care and welfare in America.”

Thompson made the announcement one day after finishing a disappointing sixth in the Republican Iowa straw poll won by former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.

Sunday, Romney defended his win, saying low turnout and the absence of some notable opponents shouldn’t diminish his victory.

Romney said the straw poll did just what it was designed to do: Let candidates demonstrate support that could propel them to victory in the state’s caucuses this winter.

He maintained that the decisions by former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and Sen. John McCain of Arizona to skip the event demonstrated his campaign’s strength.

“I think if they thought they could have won, they would have been here,” Romney said on “Fox News Sunday.” “If you can’t compete in the heartland, if you can’t compete in Iowa in August, how are you going to compete in January when the caucuses are held, and how are you going to compete in November of ’08?”

Romney scored 4,516 votes, 31.5 percent, to outpace former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee who had 2,587 votes, 18.1 percent. Kansas Sen. Sam Brownback was third with 2,192 votes, 15.3 percent.

Thompson received 1,039 votes, which put him behind Rep. Tom Tancredo of Colorado and Rep. Ron Paul of Texas.