RE: [RLC-Action] Ron Paul $100
MessageAre we looking at the same website?? Go to www.RonPaulExplore.com, go to the "Contribute" page, and right at the top of the online contribution form is an option entitled "Downloadable Donation Form Here". The downloadable donation form gives the s-mail address I gave below. True, it's different than the address on the home page, but I don't think that's particularly unusual. If anything, it demonstrates that the campaign has a multi-office organization.
Jeff Palmer - jap@...
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From: RLC-Action@yahoogroups.com [mailto:RLC-Action@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of DGHarrison
Sent: Sunday, March 11, 2007 4:22 PM
Subject: Re: [RLC-Action] Ron Paul $100
jap@... wrote: The s-mail address *is* on the website:
Ron Paul 2008
Presidential Exploratory Committee
837 W. Plantation Dr. • Clute, TX 77531
Okay. I see it on the home page, but I was given a link to the contribute page to send money via the Internet, and that page didn't provide a snail mail address. Usually, there is a format that allows you to fill in the blanks and then either click "send" or "print" for a hard copy to mail to the snail mail address. When I tried to fill out the form so I could use it to send a check instead of a credit card account number, the form wouldn't let me continue. It requires a credit account number, and again, I'm not sending credit card information but wish to send a check. I know I am not the only one who refuses to send anything but checks. Some folks won't even send a check, but would rather further protect their financial data by sending only money orders.
When I clicked on "contact," I didn't find any addresses of any sort. There was a narrow slot at the bottom of the contribute page, but nothing was there. Now that I've gone back to that contribute page, I clicked on the down arrow to get to the data, but it didn't appear, so I clicked on the up arrow, and the data came in one line at a time from the bottom up. Maybe it's just my computer, but I'll bet others have this trouble as well. That page is poorly formatted. You'd think that someone with as much savvy as a long-term Congressman would get a gifted webmaster, especially since everyone is saying Ron Paul's campaign will necessarily be a grassroots Internet venture.
Finally, the address you provide above is different from the address on the home page. I hope you understand that this little bit of non conformity raises red flags in my mind as well as the minds of others.
837 W. Plantation Drive, Clute, TX 77531
850 N. Randolph Street, Suite 122, Arlington, VA 22203 (from the Ron Paul Exploratory website)
This "campaign" has got to get its poop in a pile and stop dicking around. People are spinning their wheels and burning out tires for a candidate they believe in, but this candidate is getting off to a crawl instead of hitting the ground running. The longer this exploration continues, the more fuel will burn up before the green flag drops. I'm afraind this "campaign" will lose supporters just because it looks like a non starter.
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- Until a week or so ago I was a registered independent. I changed my party affiliation to Republican for one reason and one reason only: so I would be able to vote for Ron Paul if in the Republican Primary next year. He is the only Republican in years for whom I have even considered voting. I joined RLC for the same reason.If Ron Paul could never win a city council race, how is it that he managed to win several terms in the US House of Representatives?----- Original Message ----
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Sent: Sunday, March 11, 2007 10:22:07 PM
Subject: [RLC-Action] RE: Ron Paul $100Not to offend anyone, but my observations, as someone whohas been involved in campaigns in the past, is that the Ron
Paul for President campaign as it's currently constructedcould not even win a race for City Council.They don't reply to phone calls, they don't reply to e-mails,their website is in shambles, they have no volunteercoordination structure, they don't communicate with theirsupporters, they don't put out releases to the press, andthey don't get any media attention for their candidate.WHAT DO THEY DO?As most of you know, I stopped supporting Ron Paul'spresidential bid. I'm not interested in campaignign to lose.I used to do that while in the LP. I left the LP to campaignto *win*.Gary, I will not donate an ounce of time or money to thiscampaign. IT IS A WASTE OF EVERYONE'S TIME andthere is a helluva lot of other things we could be doing topromote libertarian ideals. (Defending Senator Sununu'sSenate seat, in my view, should be among the RLC's toppriorities.)Regards,AaronIn a message dated 3/11/2007 3:23:01 PM Central
Daylight Time, DGHarrison@USFamily .net wrote:
This "campaign" has got to get its poop in a pile and stop
dicking around. People are spinning their wheels and
burning out tires for a candidate they believe in, but this
candidate is getting off to a crawl instead of hitting the
ground running. The longer this exploration continues,
the more fuel will burn up before the green flag drops.
I'm afraind this "campaign" will lose supporters just
because it looks like a non starter.
"And I want every one of you ... 100 senators to look in that
camera, and you tell your people back home what you think.
Dont hide anymore. That is the essence of our responsibility.
And if were not willing to do it, were not worthy to be seated
right here. We fail our country. If we dont debate this we are
not worthy of our country. We fail our country."
- Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-NE) urging an open debate on Iraq policy.