Letter to Ron Paul supporters
Monday, January 14, 2008
Attention Ron Paul supporters:
January 14, 2008
It was the summer of 1787. The Constitutional Convention was about to take place in Philadelphia. And George Washington, the former commander-in-chief of the Continental Army was planning to stay at home in Mount Vernon. Only after hearing the compelling call of the people was he persuaded to make the trip.
And how could he not? Not only did Washington attend the convention, but he later accepted the calls to be our first president.
This was not a job that George Washington asked for. But the times called for a strong, wise person to lead our infant nation. And his pride in his country and his devotion to civic virtue left him no choice.
And now it is 2008. Politicians repeatedly ignore the Constitution and reject the principles of our founding fathers. We are a nation clamoring for leadership not from another politician, but from a statesman. We do not yearn for trivial soundbites and empty rhetoric, but for truth and wisdom and understanding.
Can there be any doubt that Ron Paul is who this country needs? A man of the utmost integrity and a man of humility. But most importantly, a man with the right ideas - of tolerance, of love, of freedom, and - of course - of the people.
Ron Paul is in the thick of this race. Almost 30,000 proud Americans already have cast their ballots for Ron Paul in both Iowa and New Hampshire:
1. Romney 103,755 30%
2. McCain 102,361 29%
3. Huckabee 66,876 19%
4. Paul 29,648 9%
5. Giuliani 24,151 7%
6. Thompson 18,712 5%
We must do everything - absolutely everything - that we can to win the Republican nomination for Ron Paul. And no one involved in any way with this campaign can afford to not give 100%. It's going to take all of us, working independently, but working together - from every staff member here in Arlington, to our Meetup organizers in Chattanooga and our donors in California.
Above all else, there are two critical things for you to focus on:
1. Canvass, Canvass, Canvass! We are trying to win a nationwide presidential election, but the revolution will be won one precinct at a time. This country is made up of approximately 180,000 precincts, so the most important thing that you can do is take ownership of your own area. Remember, winning a majority of delegates starts in your precinct.
Winning elections is not easy. But Ron Paul has an invaluable asset that no one else has - YOU. If you work as productively as possible within your precinct, we can get out the vote as effectively as possible on Election Day. This means that canvassing, above everything else, is top priority. Take charge in your area and become the leader of your precinct now: https://voters.ronpaul2008.com.
2. Donate. This campaign is financed through your contributions, and only through your contributions. Unlike other campaigns, special interests do not have influence here. Therefore, Ron Paul's ability to win this race is up to you. Winning on Super Tuesday requires television ads, direct mailers, phone banking, staff, radio ads, and local offices and organizations.
How much of this we can do depends on you. This is your campaign. Help Ron Paul by donating today: https://www.ronpaul2008.com/donate.
This contest is just getting started. It's up to all of us whether it finishes in a way that would make George Washington proud.
Ron Paul 2008