Ron Paul Blimp

by: Matt Stoller

Fri Dec 07, 2007 at 09:27


Ron Paul supporter are hiring a blimp to fly from Washington, DC, to Boston, and then over New Hampshire.  And they are doing it through a for-profit media company, so it's not subject to campaign finance laws.  The website cycles through donor names publicly to give people credit for giving, which is radically transparent, and is backed by former FEC Commissioner Brad Smith, whose aim is to gut campaign finance laws by opening the loophole of funneling money through for-profit media companies.

Paul has by far the most innovative support network of any candidate this cycle.  They are techno-utopians, young guys, ardent libertarians,e tc. and they don't care about the fact that he has long ties to the white supremacist world.  In other words, it's everyone who was annoying in college.

Still, Ron Paul blimp is pretty damned creative, and it shows the hold that constitutional language can have in driving a populist message.

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Ron Paul Blimp | 9 comments
Ties to the white supremacist world (0.00 / 0)
I have seen references at Open Left to Ron Paul and white supremacy, and yet I can not find any trustworthy information about this online. I am not disputing your claim--but could you recommend a link or two to look at?

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try this (4.00 / 1)
post by Paul Rosenberg:

Is He Or Isn't He? Ron Paul, Racism And Straight Talk

It has plenty of links and quotes.

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Ambitious? (0.00 / 0)
But now it is time for the most ambitious project of all

Since when is hiring a blimp more ambitious than running for president?

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Everyone who was annoying in college (4.00 / 1)
That's just the perfect phrase that captures everything I loathe about Ron Paul supporters.  I wish I had thought of it.

If you want to close the campaign finance loophole of funneling money through for-profit media companies, you should get Democrats to do it better than Republicans so that there is bipartisan support against the practice.

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Ever hear of SkyPAC? (4.00 / 1)
They did skywriting over parts of Ohio in 2004 for Kerry. Somehow we lost Ohio anyway.

Ya gotta give the annoying Paulites a little credit, I wonder what they were smoking when they came up with this idea.


maybe they were thinking (0.00 / 0)
that Expats for Dean had a good idea
http://c.1asphost.co...
and that they should steal it.

John McCain is dishonest

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the number of independent projects (0.00 / 0)
is huge - here is a place for maxed-out supporters to keep giving to things like this blip thing: http://www.ronpaulgr...

It gets rid of the achieved ChipIns, of which there have been many. 

A lot of the RP meetups are encouraged to come up with projects and use ChipIn to fundraise for them. 

One dude is raising 5g to buy himself a professional DVD writing machine.  (which he'll no doubt keep after the race to mass-produce bootlegs of "V for Vendetta")

I'm pretty sure it's just blind faith and the fear of ass-kickings that is keeping someone from faking she's a Paultard and raising a ton of cash so that she can "spread the word" about the Ron Paul r3VOLution to Americans living on tiny Greek islands abroad, via a cruiseline ship which she'll use as her honeymoon mission to help Ron Paul.

John McCain is dishonest


Not *THAT* original (0.00 / 0)
The Dean people thought of this first.

John McCain <3 lobbyists

It Gets Windy Up There (0.00 / 0)
New Hampshire is a very windy place, especially in the winter as those storms come out of Canada & upstate New York.  If memory serves me, the ALL TIME highest recorded wind ever in North America was on top of Mount Washington.  I hope it isn't some 22 year old field organizer in charge of Air Ron Paul & docking the thing in NH!

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