The following is the content of an email from Ron Paul, November 18, 2011.
We need to support his campaign and listen to what he has to say. Ron Paul makes more sense than you might imagine. When compared to the other Conservative candidates, he is the only one that makes sense.
Dear Fellow Conservative,
Republican voters aren’t fickle. They’re not just looking for another “flavor of the month.”
It’s just that as soon as voters start to learn more about my Republican opponents, they realize they don’t fit the bill!
Well, as a recent poll in Iowa showing me statistically tied for first place proved, and another in New Hampshire placing me clearly in second place showed, my unapologetic conservatism is winning the day.
Of course, this isn’t by accident or sheer luck. I’ve been campaigning hard in Iowa and New Hampshire for months.
And while I’ve never been given a fair shake by the national media, I’ve also understood that as people learn more about the records of my opponents – whether that’s Newt Gingrich or Herman Cain – it’s only a matter of time until they’re exposed as counterfeits.
That’s why my campaign’s strategy has always been to talk directly to good folks like you who truly care about the direction of our country and understand that you and I just can’t afford to continue “politics as usual.”
Unfortunately, as many voters are now finding out, “politics as usual” is really what every other “top-tier” Republican alternative to Mitt Romney besides me is all about.
For example, Herman Cain’s economic plan doesn’t cut spending or even pretend to. His answer is to simply ignore Washington, D.C.’s spending problem.
Instead, his “9-9-9″ plan raises taxes on 84% of the American people.
Herman Cain has also supported TARP and publicly rejected the idea of eliminating federal agencies. He even went on radio mocking those supporting an Audit of the Federal Reserve – asking them to call up the Fed’s PR Department if they wanted information!
Of course, not long afterward, we found out the Federal Reserve made available 16 TRILLION in American taxpayer dollars during the last economic crisis – many of it to banks overseas!
And this isn’t worth looking into?
Sadly, Newt Gingrich’s record could even be worse.
Whether it’s calling for a health insurance mandate like that of both ObamaCare and RomneyCare or supporting “Cap and Tax” and the $700 BILLION TARP bailout, even standing next to Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich is hardly a conservative champion.
Just consider the estimated $1.6 million he was paid by Freddie Mac to help keep the housing bubble expanding even while I was warning Congress that this would lead to disaster for the American economy.
Considering the times we’re facing, nominating another counterfeit is the last thing we need.
As voters are finding out – despite the best efforts of the national media – I am the candidate who has the conservative message not only to win the presidency but to turn our country around.
During my entire time in Congress, I’ve been warning about the dangers of Big Government, out-of-control spending, and runaway inflation.
And I’m the only candidate to predict the current economic mess we’re in right now.
In 2003, I predicted the Housing crisis and pushed to get the government out of the mortgage business.
In 2008, I fought TARP and the Fed when they laid waste to our economy, while others in this race applauded their disastrous Big Government intervention.
And unlike my opponents and most people in Congress, I am absolutely ready to enact real spending cuts, right now.
In fact, my Plan to Restore America cuts $1 trillion in federal spending during the first year of my presidency by eliminating five federal departments that I can actually name – Education, Energy, Commerce, Housing and Urban Development, and Interior.
As President, I’ll balance the budget by year three without cutting one penny from our veterans, one penny from our senior citizens, or one penny from our national defense.
That’s what sets me apart – my plan, my record of being right while others were wrong, and my unmatched and unwavering record of fighting for fiscal responsibility and constitutional principles.
In a nutshell, it’s my conservatism that’s winning the day.
Once people learn about my support for the Second Amendment and the Right to Life, and my unmatched record on spending in Congress, they realize I am the true conservative alternative to Mitt Romney.
And when they learn that I’m a man of faith, a military veteran – having served five years in the Air Force during the turbulent 1960s – and that I’ve received more money from our active duty troops than all my Republican opponents COMBINED, they realize I’m the Republican to take on and DEFEAT President Obama in 2012.
Unlike my opponents, I’m not running from my voting record.
I’m not running from my public statements. I’m not running from my predictions.
I’m running on them.
And I’m asking for your support.
These are troubling times for our country – times that call for conservative leadership.
Counterfeits won’t cut it.
As I run for President, I want to make sure our Party keeps its strong commitment to limited constitutional government and free market solutions.
The only way to do that is to nominate someone in 2012 who predicted the economic crisis long before it happened. Someone who has conviction and has fought against Big Government in Washington his entire career.
And if you are so moved, I’d appreciate it if you would consider contributing to my Presidential campaign, as well. I don’t have big corporations or special interests behind my campaign.
But I do have hundreds of thousands of individuals who care about getting our economy moving in the right direction again.
Together, you and I can Restore America Now.
P.S. Considering the trouble our country is facing, we can’t afford to nominate a counterfeit conservative.
Now, a recent article by CBS rightly notes, “New poll shows 4-way tie in Iowa as Ron Paul moves to top tier.” And another poll in New Hampshire shows me clearly in second place.
I’m in this race to win it, and today I’m asking for your support.
If you believe our Party must nominate a true conservative, I hope I can count on your generous support.
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