View Full Version : Is it time to start a congressional PAC?

03-06-2008, 02:58 PM
I was reading "Tazan's" post The **official** campaign has failed... it time for new tactics (http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?t=125825) and I have to admit he makes a lot of sense. Actually many of his proposals are obvious and have been talked about. (The need to infiltrate the republican party....and the democrat party if I might ad. The need for voter education etc.)

The gist of what I THINK he is saying is that once you face the reality that we probably won't win the nomination, if you focus on the larger goal (winning back the country) and other tactics (electing Ron Paul like candidates to congress) we might yet snatch victory from the jaws of defeat.

With that in mind I'm wondering if the "Ron Paul candidates" issue is as focused as it needs to be? Yes there have been "moneybombs" set up, but I for one feel like a deer in the headlights. Which candidate should get my donation in order to have the maximum effect? I think a whole lot of people are in the same boat. Say if instead of having multiple moneybombs for various candidates we had MEGA bombs for a slate? A PAC if you will of Ron Paul endorsed candidates? I don't think it would be hard to raise 10 million in a few weeks. This could have a strong impact especially if we limited it to congressional and senate candidates. (Yes other races are important, but these are where you get the most bang for the buck IMO.)

Maybe we could retool the precinct captain system for congressional and senate races too. Since we're not trying to do this in all 50 states (as there are not RP endorsed candidates in all 50 states) the paltry 20,000 precinct captains we have now might be able to make an impact.

I think being able to see an off the charts "moneybomb graph" for a slate of congressional candidates might get people excited again. This doesn't have to be an either or process either.


John M. Drake

03-06-2008, 03:16 PM
RP has already set up the Liberty PAC for that very purpose

03-06-2008, 04:38 PM
Ok. So why aren't we having Liberty PAC moneybombs? Or did we have one and I missed it?

03-06-2008, 04:42 PM
Ok. So why aren't we having Liberty PAC moneybombs? Or did we have one and I missed it?


Originally Posted by yongrel http://www.ronpaulforums.com/gfx_RedWhiteBlue/buttons/viewpost.gif (http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?p=1328823#post1328823)
March 23 is the anniversary of Patrick Henry saying "give me liberty or give me death."

I think we should probably focus our resources on other candidates though. Murray Sabrin and Jim Forsythe come to mind.

Those two items tie together nicely when you consider that Dr. Paul has Liberty PAC, a political action committee dedicated to electing pro-Free Enterprise, pro-Liberty, and pro-Constitutional candidates to federal and state offices.

Why not aim the Liberty Bomb at Liberty PAC, and let Dr. Paul spread the wealth as he intends to do with this PAC?

This has additional benefits:

A) It shows that the Remnant is not going away, and should be a good scare for the NeoCons.
B) It lumps the power of the Remnant together, instead of spreading it across multiple candidates. This will maximize any publicity it happens to get.
C) By trusting Dr. Paul's judgement, we're assured the funds end up helping the type of candidates we want to help.
D) Since Dr. Paul has resources to analyze other candidates, the funds are likely to be better proportioned than if we all just picked somebody.

We funded the Presidental run. If it becomes obvious that we're going to fund an ongoing process, Dr. Paul's clout on the hill should grow substantially.