But the thing I don't understand is how does Ron Paul bring such huge crowds everywhere he speaks, receive regular donations from supporters, continue to top Google Trends for Internet activity, but doesn't win a state? Maybe you have some input.
But as the polls continue to contradict the crowds, more endorsements come in from leaders across Washington state. Aw, I am so proud of my home state's love for Ron Paul! The latest are from my county, Pierce, the state capital's county; Thurston County; and Stevens County, according to Businesswire.com.
First from Pierce County, Sergeant-at-Arms for the Republican Party, Mark Stewart endorsed Dr. Paul with these statements:
“Ron Paul has been promoting freedom and self-responsibility as the answers to America's challenges for decades now, and has had the courage to stand by that message even when it seemed the unpopular thing to do. While Congress was passing unconstitutional legislation and running up more and more debt he was there voting no, at times doing so alone."
Stewart went on to say, “There are so many reasons to support Ron Paul. He correctly predicted the housing bubble. He wants to spend our money protecting our borders, not the borders of Iraq or Afghanistan. He wants sound money and to protect those people who have become most dependent on the government for assistance. Only Ron Paul wants to bring our troops home, victorious, to their families.
“In short – unlike other candidates – Ron Paul wants to spread freedom and honesty, not gifts and regulations. That puts me soundly in Ron Paul's camp.”
Next from Thurston County, GOP State Committeeman Ezekiel Lyen said, “I support Dr. Paul because I think he is the only candidate that has a solution to our current economic problems. It is impossible to balance our budget spending a trillion dollars a year on involvements overseas. Our country spends almost as much as the rest of the world combined on the military.”
Finally from Steven's County comes Mike Munch, Treasurer for the Republican Party. Mr. Munch endorsed Ron Paul with these words: “I endorse Ron Paul and have done so for many years. He is the only Republican candidate that has never had to retract his positions or votes, which tells me he is who he says he is. Dr. Paul has been a true fiscal conservative since he entered public service. Ron Paul knows the Constitution and does not just pay it lip service. Every time he votes he checks what the Constitution says before he decides.”
Meanwhile back to Ron Paul's financial situation, the Texas Congressman has scored high considering he has the most money donated by the military and gets most of his support from regular folks. He has admitted he can't compete financially with those who receive millions from corporations, neocons, and the like.
But that's OK because Ron Paul walks his talk by never spending money he doesn't have -- you wouldn't catch him in the Oval Office making plans to print money out of thin air, so he doesn't do it on the campaign trail.
Paul's donations total $30.6 million all together for his presidential marathon to the White House.
Jesse Benton, Ron Paul's campaign chairman e-mailed the following message: "Naturally we're pleased that our growing support base continues to generously support Ron Paul, so in turn he can spread his message of constitutionally-limited government, sound money, and a foreign policy that keep America safe."
Paul's people report the information for January doesn't include his recent money bomb which has brought in $1.7 million.
Paul's got a January buddy in PayPal as the co-founder, Peter Thiel gave a generous lump sum of $1.7 million to the "Endorse Liberty" super PAC.
What do you think -- does Ron Paul have enough support and momentum to make it to the National Convention, despite not winning a state?
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