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Bryan
11-16-2007, 10:55 AM
Digg link: http://digg.com/2008_us_elections/Concerned_citizen_to_run_full_page_political_ad_in _USA_Today


The full page ad commissioned by Lawrence Lepard is complete and is set to appear in USA Today on Wednesday November 21st with a right hand placement in the first section- NEWS. The word is that USA Today was willing to do this ad because it was a grassroots effort, amazing.

The concept for the ad was originally developed by "max" here at RonPaulForums.com and tailored based on Lawrence's wishes from hundreds of comments from forum members in an open source ad development methodology.

Lawrence passes on his thanks for everyone who provided input but please hold your critical comments in this thread as it will do no good.

This is an amazing American story, please share it.

A PDF of the ad is available now and free for anyone to use. If you use this ad with changes be sure to remove Lawrence's and Linda's name.

The PDF is here (someone please rehost this):
http://www.sendspace.com/file/4sohtv

Without further ado:


http://mysite.verizon.net/nathanielyao/images/adfinaltoprw9.jpg
Lower half:
http://mysite.verizon.net/nathanielyao/images/adfinalbottomnc3.jpg

Backup copy of ad:
http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/251/ad5topbu4.jpg
http://img112.imageshack.us/img112/2301/ad5bottomri3.jpg

kylejack
11-16-2007, 11:18 AM
Thank goodness you fixed the special interest line! I was getting really worried.

Good job, Team!


http://www.therobert.org/rp/banners2/banner3_728_90.png

thePhilosopher
11-16-2007, 11:20 AM
http://www.therobert.org/rp/banners2/banner3_728_90.png

Great work!

TechnoGuyRob
11-16-2007, 11:20 AM
Hooray! :D

DID YOU COME HERE FROM DIGG?

DON'T KNOW WHO RON PAUL IS? Click here. (http://ronpaulishope.com)

HELP RON PAUL ON DEC 16TH! Click here. (http://teaparty07.com)

Marshall
11-16-2007, 11:21 AM
*rongasm*

Flirple
11-16-2007, 11:22 AM
Simply awesome.

Ozwest
11-16-2007, 11:22 AM
That is one fantastic effort! Thank you.

fcofer
11-16-2007, 11:22 AM
Excellent! I can't wait to buy my copy!

Mortikhi
11-16-2007, 11:23 AM
koooooooooo

I can re-host the pdf once I get home.

iloveronpaul
11-16-2007, 11:24 AM
That looks great! Nice work guys.

axiomata
11-16-2007, 11:24 AM
bump :)
What, did this thread almost fall off the first page without being noticed? ;)

About the ad itself: Perfect. And that is all that I need to say.

Lord Xar
11-16-2007, 11:24 AM
you misspelled 'President'.



j/k-
its an awesome asesome ad.

kylejack
11-16-2007, 11:25 AM
koooooooooo

I can re-host the pdf once I get home.

Yeah, same here. I can't access the port for cPanel to upload it from work.

Original_Intent
11-16-2007, 11:25 AM
It's perfect! I am going to buy several copies and be sure they get placed where they will get good circulation. I'll keep one in pristine condition for the history books!

LFOD
11-16-2007, 11:25 AM
Woohoo!! *rubbing hands together in anticipation*

nathanielyao
11-16-2007, 11:26 AM
Let me see if we can host it at the TeaParty07 site...

axiomata
11-16-2007, 11:27 AM
Any chance of an uncut full version pdf that can be printed and used as a flyer?

JMann
11-16-2007, 11:28 AM
You're a great Amer.... nevermind- You're a true patriot.

Bryan
11-16-2007, 11:29 AM
What, did this thread almost fall off the first page without being noticed? ;)

About the ad itself: Perfect. And that is all that I need to say.

I had it in a holding area while I got the digg story done. :)

Bryan
11-16-2007, 11:29 AM
you misspelled 'President'.



j/k-
its an awesome asesome ad.

LOL! You totally freaked me out! LOL :D

Drknows
11-16-2007, 11:30 AM
Nice work! Cant wait to buy me a copy of USA TODAY!!! :D

happyphilter
11-16-2007, 11:30 AM
Its simply amazing!

Whats even more amazing is that you tried to listen to everyones suggestions to improve the ad, than actually make the changes needed. I probably would have been crazy by now =p
This is going to be really good. THANK YOU

Bryan
11-16-2007, 11:30 AM
Any chance of an uncut full version pdf that can be printed and used as a flyer?

It's here for now- not sure how many downloads it can handle: :)
http://www.sendspace.com/file/4sohtv

Thomas Paine
11-16-2007, 11:34 AM
Looks awesome! Great job and many thanks to Mr. Lepard.

Ibgamer
11-16-2007, 11:34 AM
Awesome work man, this goes into the national paper correct?

Mark
11-16-2007, 11:34 AM
Digg link: http://digg.com/2008_us_elections/Concerned_citizen_to_run_full_page_political_ad_in _USA_Today

A PDF of the ad is available now and free for anyone to use. If you use this ad with changes be sure to remove Lawrence's and Linda's name.

The PDF is here (someone please rehost this):

http://www.sendspace.com/file/4sohtv


If everyone would please, use the original download link first until it expires.

Afterwords:

This link will download it to your computer as a .pdf file.

I just tested, and it opened directly in Adobe Reader, simply select "save a copy".

http://revmark.org/forumfiles/paul/USA_Today_final.pdf

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fletcher
11-16-2007, 11:34 AM
Great effort. Not a fan.

InTheoryTV
11-16-2007, 11:35 AM
Thank you! That goes for everyone involved. A truly grass root effort online, a like of I have never seen before.

I read the ad and printed myself a copy of it.

The day this runs, people with web sites need to blog about it and get the fact out, how this ad was made. Get the story picked up by other media... hey and maybe free advertisement.

I'm all smiles from ear to ear.

llepard
11-16-2007, 11:35 AM
you misspelled 'President'.

j/k-
its an awesome asesome ad.

My heart skipped three beats. Lord Xar, you da man.

Strength and Honor.

That is my new greeting for all RP supporters.

Mark
11-16-2007, 11:36 AM
It's here for now- not sure how many downloads it can handle: :)
http://www.sendspace.com/file/4sohtv
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I simply upload the file with, of course, no mods.. ;)

opens in Adobe, simply select: "save a copy"


http://revmark.org/forumfiles/paul/USA_Today_final.pdf


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llepard
11-16-2007, 11:37 AM
Awesome work man, this goes into the national paper correct?

Yes, NATIONAL Edition (not International we need to send it via PDF to foreign fans.) Circulation is 2.2 million or more.

It will be black and white.

It will be on the right hand side, or to the right of the fold.

It will be full page.

Muuuuuuwwwaaaaaahhhhaaaaa....... take that corporate bought candidates and mainstream media!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

hillertexas
11-16-2007, 11:38 AM
Congratulations To All Of Us!

llepard
11-16-2007, 11:42 AM
Congratulations To All Of Us!

Absolutely,

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.

For all the efforts, for all the kind words, for all the support.

We are powerful as a group. This advertisement was a true "open source" effort. It may be the first of its kind.

It is infinitely better than any one individual could ever draft.

And, it is all because of the members of this forum, everyone of whom I am indebted to. It is an honor to be affiliated with this candidate and this forum.

I do not need more thanks. ALL EFFORTS SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO PUTTING RP IN THE WHITE HOUSE.

I think we can do it. In brother Bluto's words.........let's do it!

hopeforamerica
11-16-2007, 11:42 AM
It's here for now- not sure how many downloads it can handle: :)
http://www.sendspace.com/file/4sohtv

Downloaded instantly for me!

scbissler
11-16-2007, 11:43 AM
Mr. Lepard, it is truly magnificent what you have done. Congratulations and thanks to you, and to all who have had a hand in this project.

MsDoodahs
11-16-2007, 11:44 AM
you misspelled 'President'.



j/k-
its an awesome asesome ad.


Dang I almost fainted when I read that, LX.

lol...

FreeTraveler
11-16-2007, 11:44 AM
Awesome! llepard, you are a true patriot in a sense that hasn't been seen in over 200 years!

Mark
11-16-2007, 11:46 AM
Mr. Lepard, it is truly magnificent what you have done. Congratulations and thanks to you, and to all who have had a hand in this project.

As the kids say... "Word" ... "Mad Props!!" .."Groovy"!

nathanielyao
11-16-2007, 11:46 AM
My heart skipped three beats. Lord Xar, you da man.

Strength and Honor.

That is my new greeting for all RP supporters.


you misspelled 'President'.



j/k-
its an awesome asesome ad.

:eek:

ROFL :D:D:D

Cap
11-16-2007, 11:46 AM
America will be great once more, because of people like you Lawrence!!!!

Keith
11-16-2007, 11:48 AM
Great job! I can't wait to buy my copy. I bet they have a circulation spike the day this thing hits.

Robben
11-16-2007, 11:50 AM
congrats and great job! I love it!

axiomata
11-16-2007, 11:50 AM
Digg link: http://digg.com/2008_us_elections/Co...d_in_USA_Today

A PDF of the ad is available now and free for anyone to use. If you use this ad with changes be sure to remove Lawrence's and Linda's name.

The PDF is here (someone please rehost this):

http://www.sendspace.com/file/4sohtv

I did a quick flyer edit removing lawrence and linda's name. I also had to removed the other text in the black part because I don't have the original psd file. It is just a jpg and you can check it out here: http://img229.imageshack.us/my.php?image=usatodayfinalflyereditpf2.jpg

smither
11-16-2007, 11:53 AM
http://thisdecember15th.org/node/13

Great Work!

robert4rp08
11-16-2007, 11:57 AM
fantabulous! can't wait to get my copy. appreciate the effort. it'll surely pay off!

max
11-16-2007, 11:59 AM
though its an altered and watered down shadow of the my original masterpiece than ran in NH....it's is still an awesome piece...

It's like a great athlete playing with an injury at 70% capacity.....not as powerful...but still better than the competition..

what folks failed to realize is that the original NH piece had already undergone intense fine tuning at this forum 2 months ago..

this second and third wave took away the punch and will cut in half the number of readers who read it from start to finish...and therefore the number of readers who get down to the Tea party section..

But it will still have a great impact.....It's too bad there's no way to quantify how much actual donations it will bring in....but I'd say from $500,000 - $1,000,000 beacuse of the Tea Party promo in the black box

I'd be curius to see the numbers at TeaParty website after the ad hits..

thank you Larry...your $100,000 investment will have a 500 %- 1000% cash return to the campaign....No wonder your company is doing so well!!

Mark
11-16-2007, 12:04 PM
.

web page with the ad that should display on a 17in screen without scrolling:


http://www.revmark.org/forumfiles/paul/af.htm


pdf download again:

http://revmark.org/forumfiles/paul/USA_Today_final.pdf







Great Work!

Also hosted at:



http://thisdecember15th.org/node/13


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weatherbill
11-16-2007, 12:08 PM
Awsome! I'm gonna buy a few copies

dsentell
11-16-2007, 12:10 PM
BRAVO!

A WONDERFUL JOB!

Thank you so much for all you do.

Can't wait to buy my copies!

InTheoryTV
11-16-2007, 12:12 PM
I just made a blog about this, to help get the word out about our efforts. Could mean free publicity of people realize how this was put together.

Here is a bit from my blog post:

On RonPaulForums.com on November the 13 the first draft of the Ad was posted in a thread that asked for input. There were a total of 5 of these thread made till today, November the 16th with much debate and suggestions. Each thread had a new design given, and was again debated and commented on by those at RonPaulForums.com. The ad was desgined by Linda Lagana, and the orginal concept was by Max @ RonPaulForums.com, but it was obvious those behind the the design were seriously listening to the thoughts of those that were checking out the threads.

Here are some stats on this Grass Roots Advertising Online Work Group:

5 threads.

57,715 views.

1277 replies.

3 days.

Priceless.

Read more at: InTheory.TV (http://www.intheory.tv/?p=138)

kevinblack
11-16-2007, 12:15 PM
Amazing, this is American history in the making. My honest admiration to Llepard for his generosity and statemanship in getting this done.

I wonder how many copies of USA today will sell on that day!

Visual
11-16-2007, 12:21 PM
Nice! Now I need to find a place to buy a USA today so I can see it in my hands...

jb4ronpaul
11-16-2007, 12:22 PM
can somone post the jpg here or post a link to a non hosting service, these links are blocked for me. thanks

InTheoryTV
11-16-2007, 12:22 PM
I understand your point Max, at least to the tone being changed. I happen to agree that the changes made it better, but hey I could be wrong.

I think it was an amazing that so many people worked together on it. Sounds like you don't.

But your assertion that this is like Frankenstein is off. Yes the monster was made of different little bits, but it was designed by one person. This was had input by many.

--------

The ad is ready to roll.

Now all you people get working more to help Ron Paul win. Get out and get working. Peace.

acmegeek
11-16-2007, 12:24 PM
Awesome effort! I'm really excited to see the ad in print!

Be sure to leave an open copy on the tables and benches in all the lobbies, waiting rooms, etc that you frequent...

Few people would object to an open newspaper left somewhere, especially a USA Today.

I think I'll go to a few coffee shops and buy something, buy a paper, and leave it on a table...

I'm also working on a RP business card, double-sided, full-color, full-bleed, along the lines of my design for the ad. I can get 5000 cards shipped for about $75. Send me a message if you are interested in getting some. I plan to distribute them like candy every place I can. leaving small stacks in as many businesses as I can. (with permission of course)

Again, awesome effort!!! Ron Paul will make it! We just need to stay focused, stay together and never forget that we are fighting for our freedom!!!

Energy
11-16-2007, 12:25 PM
It was a good learning experience for future projects.

unconsious767
11-16-2007, 12:29 PM
Ron Paul will order an immediate and orderly withdrawal of our troops...


Too much order!

torchbearer
11-16-2007, 12:29 PM
Awesome! llepard, you are a true patriot in a sense that hasn't been seen in over 200 years!

QFT.

Mark
11-16-2007, 12:29 PM
can somone post the jpg here or post a link to a non hosting service, these links are blocked for me. thanks
.

Is THIS blocked?

http://www.revmark.org/forumfiles/paul/af.htm

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jabbott0
11-16-2007, 12:29 PM
Great team effort, and kudos to both Lawrence and the USA Today for running the ad! Thanks for incorporating the changes from the last few days also.

nathanielyao
11-16-2007, 12:30 PM
QFT.

What's QFT?

Josh
11-16-2007, 12:32 PM
looks great!

thanks again

Mark
11-16-2007, 12:34 PM
.

The DIGG link is coming up as an error for me..

http://www.digg.com/2008_us_elections/Concerned_citizen_to_run_full_page_political_ad_in _USA_Today (http://www.digg.com/2008_us_elections/Concerned_citizen_to_run_full_page_political_ad_in %20_USA_Today)



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acmegeek
11-16-2007, 12:36 PM
try this, there was an extra space in the URL.

http://digg.com/2008_us_elections/Concerned_citizen_to_run_full_page_political_ad_in _USA_Today

abbgt1
11-16-2007, 12:37 PM
Nice work!!!

EvilTwinkie
11-16-2007, 12:38 PM
Printed out and hung on my brand new cubicle at work. Woohoo!

Mark
11-16-2007, 12:39 PM
try this, there was an extra space in the URL.

http://digg.com/2008_us_elections/Concerned_citizen_to_run_full_page_political_ad_in _USA_Today

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Thanks.. works now!

I'm about to bulletin (myspace) links ect..

http://digg.com/2008_us_elections/Concerned_citizen_to_run_full_page_political_ad_in _USA_Today

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itsnobody
11-16-2007, 12:39 PM
Great

uncle saddam
11-16-2007, 12:44 PM
I'm simply amazed!

Steve4RP
11-16-2007, 12:49 PM
Great work! Looking forward to buying a few copies...hhhmmm might make for good Christmas wrapping paper!

archemeedees
11-16-2007, 12:52 PM
Wow! You have my gratitude, Lawrence Lepard and all involved!

dsentell
11-16-2007, 12:52 PM
Great work! Looking forward to buying a few copies...hhhmmm might make for good Christmas wrapping paper!

LOL!

Truly NEAT idea! Perfect wrap for Uncle Mo, the Rudy supporter . . . . ;)

Now I have to buy LOTS of copies!

Bacon
11-16-2007, 12:54 PM
I can't wait! I'm going to be buying piles and piles of the USA Today on the 21st and hand em out with the advertisement on top

Lawrence you're the man!!

jb4ronpaul
11-16-2007, 12:56 PM
.

Is THIS blocked?

http://www.revmark.org/forumfiles/paul/af.htm

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no,thanks

ronpaulyourmom
11-16-2007, 12:57 PM
digg link doesnt work for me?

Pete Kay
11-16-2007, 12:59 PM
It is done. Now get some sleep Lawrence.

torchbearer
11-16-2007, 01:01 PM
What's QFT?

Quoted For Truth.

Mark
11-16-2007, 01:04 PM
I did a quick flyer edit removing lawrence and linda's name. I also had to removed the other text in the black part because I don't have the original psd file. It is just a jpg and you can check it out here: http://img229.imageshack.us/my.php?image=usatodayfinalflyereditpf2.jpg
.

I put up a web page with the image since imageshack tends to run out of downloads quickly with lots of views:

http://www.revmark.org/forumfiles/paul/en.htm

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Mark
11-16-2007, 01:05 PM
digg link doesnt work for me?

The link was fixed:

Try this:

http://digg.com/2008_us_elections/Concerned_citizen_to_run_full_page_political_ad_in _USA_Today

torchbearer
11-16-2007, 01:06 PM
Wasn't there a digg for this? I keep getting on error when i try to get to it.

Mark
11-16-2007, 01:13 PM
Wasn't there a digg for this? I keep getting on error when i try to get to it.

look at the post above yours

torchbearer
11-16-2007, 01:16 PM
I got in... we need to spread this link so we can make front page news!

torchbearer
11-16-2007, 01:19 PM
Posted it on my myspace bulletin.

troyd1
11-16-2007, 01:29 PM
A thing of beauty!

JMO
11-16-2007, 01:37 PM
Very nice. I think you did a great job.

Ninja Homer
11-16-2007, 01:46 PM
Yes, NATIONAL Edition (not International we need to send it via PDF to foreign fans.) Circulation is 2.2 million or more.

Circulation may normally be 2.2 million, but there's a full page Ron Paul ad in it, so I'm guessing it will be about 3.5 million that day. ;)

It's a thing of beauty, and will likely get some attention beyond the readers of USA Today.

Lawrence, I know you're humble and don't feel you need to be thanked, but really you do. This is an awesome contribution to not just the campaign, but to our lives, and our children's lives as well.

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! (from my wife, my son, and I)

I'm nominating Lawrence Lepard for the Supporter Spotlight. I suggest others do as well if they feel as I do.
http://www.ronpaul2008.com/supporter-spotlight/

jeffhansen
11-16-2007, 01:47 PM
:)

Elijah
11-16-2007, 01:53 PM
you misspelled 'President'.



j/k-
its an awesome asesome ad.

Good stuff!!


The ad rocks the house!!

Mark
11-16-2007, 01:58 PM
I'm nominating Lawrence Lepard for the Supporter Spotlight. I suggest others do as well if they feel as I do.
http://www.ronpaul2008.com/supporter-spotlight/


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I never saw that page before thanks..

hmm.. just send his name, pic, email addy ect?

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Mark
11-16-2007, 02:03 PM
It looks like the capitalization errors I have pointed out 3 times now are still there. :confused:

I scanned it very quickly.. didn't notice any off-hand..

would you post which errors you mentioned?

Man from La Mancha
11-16-2007, 02:17 PM
Nice ad. Leave some papers for the general public please:)


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FrankRep
11-16-2007, 02:56 PM
Link is broke,

New link:

http://www.digg.com/2008_us_elections/Concerned_citizen_to_run_full_page_political_ad_in _USA_Today

Ron Paul Fan
11-16-2007, 02:57 PM
This ad is causing a huge spike in the # of guests here because it's on DIGG! Great work llepard! Over 2,500 so far! Register guests! Register for freedom!

jacmicwag
11-16-2007, 02:59 PM
Great job everyone. From here on out I'll check my critiques at the door and run with this fabulous concept and an amazing grassroots effort. Let's do everything we can to get supplemental coverage since the sponsorship and development of this ad is a media event in and of itself. On that note, we have a friend at US News and World Reports who is very interested in our story.

Johnnybags
11-16-2007, 03:03 PM
Kudos, I cannot wait to see it. Maybe Blitzer will contact you, lol.

GHoeberX
11-16-2007, 03:03 PM
Brilliant work! Can't thank everybody who worked on this enough!

Benaiah
11-16-2007, 03:07 PM
Awesome ad! I can't wait to see it in the paper. Good job Ron Paul supporters!

devil21
11-16-2007, 03:09 PM
The forum just got a huge spike in visitors due to the Digg link. I can't wait to snatch up a few USA Today copies on the 21st!

SmartAlx
11-16-2007, 03:18 PM
Will it be in the Thanksgiving papers as well, or just the day before Thanksgiving?

Thanksgiving Day or the day after Thanksgiving would be a superb day to post a one time Ron Paul ad because a LOT of people look at the paper on Thanksgiving for those black friday specials. Plus everybody has a day off and they are more inclined to read the paper.

Still, even if it's the day before Thanksgiving, it's a great ad. It should make quite an impact.

katlizard
11-16-2007, 03:22 PM
Love that "rongasm"....made me laugh;). I am going to adopt that term, if you don't mind.

Love this ad as well. I too am glad that the error was corrected. I think the ad is eyecatching because of the founding father pictures pics at the top.

Love it!:)
-Katlizard

JohnCrabtree
11-16-2007, 03:25 PM
Its awesome that this ad will be published, millions will see it. What other campaign has supporters spenidng this time of money and time on them?

SgtBulldog
11-16-2007, 03:27 PM
Great job on the ad everyone.

Please keep things positive on this thread - we're getting a lot of views and we must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately.

speciallyblend
11-16-2007, 03:44 PM
This makes me proud to be a Ron Paul supporter ,thanks everyone ,especially that special ron paul supporter that made this happen;)

Chelle
11-16-2007, 04:02 PM
This was ABSOLUTELY the best Ad I have ever seen!!

You guys ROCK!

Goeran
11-16-2007, 04:04 PM
WOW!

Great job!

MIforRonPaul
11-16-2007, 04:06 PM
This looks great. Spread it around. The 1-877-RON-PAUL number is easier to remember and spreads Ron Paul's name around better. It's easier to remember than the other number too. The numeric version is 1-877-766-7285. This is an official campaign toll-free number and can be used to reach older folks who don't have internet, or who are hesitant to put their credit card info online. Go Ron Paul and thanks Mr. Lepard.

kylejack
11-16-2007, 04:07 PM
The ad looks pretty good on 11x17 paper if you guys are trying to print it out.

max
11-16-2007, 04:08 PM
I can't wait! I'm going to be buying piles and piles of the USA Today on the 21st and hand em out with the advertisement on top

Lawrence you're the man!!

save them for the regular readers...

if u hand them out to general public you'll hit a much lower percentage of voters...

lets not all horad these things...2-4 copies each is ok

Thom1776
11-16-2007, 04:23 PM
Hey great ad!

gunjin22
11-16-2007, 04:30 PM
Sweet!!!!!!!

RP4Pres2008
11-16-2007, 04:59 PM
Great ad!

Can't wait till this hits the paper.

Paulitician
11-16-2007, 05:02 PM
I'm going to print that baby using my home printer and hang on my wall, framed! Good job.

Duckman
11-16-2007, 05:04 PM
I think it is 100% awesome!

kaleidoscope eyes
11-16-2007, 05:17 PM
wow. fantastic stuff there. love, love, love it!:D

JoeH
11-16-2007, 05:23 PM
Looks like I'll be buying a copy of USA today... I wonder if USA today willnote the sharp increase in the purchase of it's papers that day? lol!

CurtisLow
11-16-2007, 05:49 PM
Good job to all those involved with making and paying for the ad!!!





The ad looks pretty good on 11x17 paper if you guys are trying to print it out.

Can it be shrunk down to 8.5 x 11 and still be readable?

TwiStEr
11-16-2007, 06:36 PM
I live in Germany, but I can actually get the USA today here bc I live in Berlin ... :) cant wait for Wednesday

James R
11-16-2007, 07:30 PM
I like the ad. I think it will be a great success.

llepard
11-16-2007, 08:06 PM
I live in Germany, but I can actually get the USA today here bc I live in Berlin ... :) cant wait for Wednesday

I don't want to disappoint you but I did not buy International, it costs even more. I am sorry, but needed to focus the money on US voters.

LWL

Indy Vidual
11-16-2007, 08:08 PM
I don't want to disappoint you but I did not buy International, it costs even more. I am sorry, but needed to focus the money on US voters.

LWL

Thank you very much :)

http://www.1life1time.com/images/mich.jpg

http://www.1life1time.com/images/time.jpg

samtechlan
11-16-2007, 09:21 PM
It is fantastic, another Grand Slam for the Paul movement.

empirenine
11-16-2007, 09:41 PM
I'm not sure if anyone else noticed, but we're on the front page of Digg right now.

That made my night!

Dequeant
11-16-2007, 10:18 PM
Very nice, i'm sure support will spike as well, not to mention the free media coverage that will be inevitable.

Llepard, thank you so much. Also, you should probably get a nice haircut and buy some fancy clothes, i'm more than positive a handful of news stations will want to interview you. You should probably get a pro-Ron Paul speech together to give for even more bang for your buck.

AlexK
11-16-2007, 11:08 PM
The second image is dead. Reupload.

skyorbit
11-16-2007, 11:14 PM
I'm still confused.

Shouldn't the phone number still be 877 Ron Paul? Now 877Ron2008?

Or is Ron2008 a valid number also?

Other then that, I don't care how the ad looks. Millions of People are going to read this. And that's wonderfull.

Tracy

Ethek
11-16-2007, 11:16 PM
I'm still confused.

Shouldn't the phone number still be 877 Ron Paul? Now 877Ron2008?

Or is Ron2008 a valid number also?

Other then that, I don't care how the ad looks. Millions of People are going to read this. And that's wonderfull.

Tracy

Both are valid numbers

libertarian4321
11-17-2007, 12:56 AM
I do not need more thanks. ALL EFFORTS SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO PUTTING RP IN THE WHITE HOUSE.

I think we can do it. In brother Bluto's words.........let's do it!

Lets all make sure we do something tomorrow (er, today, its after midnight) to help Ron Paul- attend one of the marches (Austin and other cities) if you can, donate a few bucks, slap another bumper sticker on your car, hand out some slim jims, put up some signs, etc.

user
11-17-2007, 01:10 AM
I do not need more thanks.

You may not need them, but you certainly deserve them! Thanks!

iamvoodoo
11-17-2007, 02:08 AM
Yes, we are on the front page of Digg, but as I type this in the early Saturday morning hours, the Digg page is dead!

Go figure, all the other topics on the front page work. I still managed to Digg it though.

joshdvm
11-17-2007, 05:31 AM
Just think, the paper with this ad in it will still be sitting on couches and coffee tables waiting to be seen by stuffed and bored guests all across the country on Thanksgiving Day. It'll no doubt make for some interesting conversation (amidst the usual family fights and kvetching).

rancher89
11-17-2007, 05:42 AM
I am in awe of the resourcefulness, willingness to give, creativity and unbounded enthusiasim of Dr. Paul's supportors. As we travel this week, a week of thanksgiving, let's spread the word, use every opportunity that presents itself and set good examples. We are the ones that will make it happen. We represent the message that Dr. Paul-Revere (:)) is shouting from the hilltops!!

Mark
11-17-2007, 07:46 AM
are the downloads ect working ok for everyone?

Bryan
11-17-2007, 08:08 AM
Yes, we are on the front page of Digg, but as I type this in the early Saturday morning hours, the Digg page is dead!

Go figure, all the other topics on the front page work. I still managed to Digg it though.

The digg page is there but we got pulled off from the front page - last night at 1AM Central we were in the #3 slot for the Top 10 of the day- this morning we're gone with no where near the 24 hours from submit time.

Given this fact, and the fact that digg wouldn't even let a submission be made to RonPaulForums.com (I had to submit to RonPaulForums.org and redirect it) it is clear that the digg system is horrible. :(

RonPaulRocksMyWorld
11-17-2007, 08:21 AM
Lawrence you are a great American. Enough said.

Man from La Mancha
11-17-2007, 08:26 AM
Lets hope some more of the better off Americans can follow this good example.




http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/9435/blackwsmallyh7.gif (teaparty07.com)..http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/8947/brighton7gs5.gif (teaparty07.com)..copy,paste,linked to teaparty07.com , either one, only 1 million people at $100

Dan Hall
11-17-2007, 11:51 AM
OUTSTANDING. This is a wonderful Ad. Semper Fi.

jpinkerton
11-17-2007, 02:22 PM
Can't wait!

llepard
11-17-2007, 03:22 PM
OUTSTANDING. This is a wonderful Ad. Semper Fi.

Thanks Bro. For the compliment and for your service.

Together we can all make a difference.

LWL

dirknb@hotmail.com
11-17-2007, 04:55 PM
Awesome.

torchbearer
11-17-2007, 05:09 PM
I love the love fest. I'm thinking we need a Hall of Heroes... we have so many.

Question_Authority
11-18-2007, 10:29 AM
I think someone who has contact with USA Today should tell them to print an extra 10,000 copies that day, at least.

I am concerned that tons of Ron Paul supporters will scoop up so many copies and it will keep others (who really need to see the message) from getting their copy at the end of the day when the newsstand is empty.

But...WOW. This is exciting!

vertesc
11-18-2007, 01:09 PM
Great ad - bad grammar in the digg article. :) Apparently the Founding Fathers warned us against a government that supports a candidate. Can someone add a comma in there, please?

kylejack
11-18-2007, 09:11 PM
I think someone who has contact with USA Today should tell them to print an extra 10,000 copies that day, at least.

I am concerned that tons of Ron Paul supporters will scoop up so many copies and it will keep others (who really need to see the message) from getting their copy at the end of the day when the newsstand is empty.

But...WOW. This is exciting!

10K? They sell 2 million papers!

Man from La Mancha
11-18-2007, 09:16 PM
Great ad - bad grammar in the digg article. :) Apparently the Founding Fathers warned us against a government that supports a candidate. Can someone add a comma in there, please?Totally amazing how you people catch the triviast grammer errors. It just like having a teacher. My mind just picks up whats being said and doesn't even notice that stuff:)



http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/9435/blackwsmallyh7.gif (teaparty07.com)..http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/8947/brighton7gs5.gif (teaparty07.com)..copy,paste,linked to teaparty07.com , either one, only 1 million people at $100


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KCIndy
11-19-2007, 12:42 AM
Question: Will "reprint" permission be granted on this ad? I would guess that there are many Ron Paul "meetup" groups across the country that could afford to re-run the ad in their local papers after it appears nationally on the 21st.

It's a fantastic, well-done advertisement. Reprinting it in local papers across the country might be the most effective way of getting Dr. Paul some name recognition!

thewhammy
11-19-2007, 04:55 AM
Has anyone looked into campaign finance law issues surrounding this ad?

I'm not trying to be a buzzkill, but I think Lawrence could be setting himself up for some trouble.

I'm about 90% that this type of an independent expenditure advocating a candidate would count against someone's $2,300 limit for that candidate. If so (and I'm guessing Lawrence spent more than that), he/we (mainly he) needs to be prepared for anyone blowback.

Before anyone jumps on me for raining on the parade, I'm not saying I agree with the law, and allow me to say I do like the ad. But if Fox Noise comes a-calling and wants to put Lawrence on the air and springs a trap on him by asking if he intends to challenge the FEC on this, he needs to be ready for that.

Personally, I think current campaign finance laws violate our First Amendment free speech rights. But as we all know, the law (and the folks in robes charged with interpreting the law) frequently ignore the Constitution.

So, I think we (again, mainly Lawrence) need to be ready for anything on this. If the media even mumbles anything about campaign finance, Lawrence can't allow himself to be flummoxed here. The other campaigns would love to paint RP supporters as troublemakers (or conspiracy theorists, bigots, etc...we've seen it already).

llepard
11-19-2007, 05:00 AM
Has anyone looked into campaign finance law issues surrounding this ad?

I'm not trying to be a buzzkill, but I think Lawrence could be setting himself up for some trouble.

I'm about 90% that this type of an independent expenditure advocating a candidate would count against someone's $2,300 limit for that candidate. If so (and I'm guessing Lawrence spent more than that), he/we (mainly he) needs to be prepared for anyone blowback.

Before anyone jumps on me for raining on the parade, I'm not saying I agree with the law, and allow me to say I do like the ad. But if Fox Noise comes a-calling and wants to put Lawrence on the air and springs a trap on him by asking if he intends to challenge the FEC on this, he needs to be ready for that.

Personally, I think current campaign finance laws violate our First Amendment free speech rights. But as we all know, the law (and the folks in robes charged with interpreting the law) frequently ignore the Constitution.

So, I think we (again, mainly Lawrence) need to be ready for anything on this. If the media even mumbles anything about campaign finance, Lawrence can't allow himself to be flummoxed here. The other campaigns would love to paint RP supporters as troublemakers (or conspiracy theorists, bigots, etc...we've seen it already).

Thanks to Mark on this forum for doing this research.

We are Ok on this. It is freedom of speech. Of course I have to file with the Federal Election Commission. (real free huh).

I also have to put my name and contact info. on the adv. and I cannot be affiliated with the Campaign. Which I am not.

Thanks for the concern thougn.

Man from La Mancha
11-19-2007, 05:00 AM
Has anyone looked into campaign finance law issues surrounding this ad?

I'm not trying to be a buzzkill, but I think Lawrence could be setting himself up for some trouble.

I'm about 90% that this type of an independent expenditure advocating a candidate would count against someone's $2,300 limit for that candidate. If so (and I'm guessing Lawrence spent more than that), he/we (mainly he) needs to be prepared for anyone blowback.

Before anyone jumps on me for raining on the parade, I'm not saying I agree with the law, and allow me to say I do like the ad. But if Fox Noise comes a-calling and wants to put Lawrence on the air and springs a trap on him by asking if he intends to challenge the FEC on this, he needs to be ready for that.

Personally, I think current campaign finance laws violate our First Amendment free speech rights. But as we all know, the law (and the folks in robes charged with interpreting the law) frequently ignore the Constitution.

So, I think we (again, mainly Lawrence) need to be ready for anything on this. If the media even mumbles anything about campaign finance, Lawrence can't allow himself to be flummoxed here. The other campaigns would love to paint RP supporters as troublemakers (or conspiracy theorists, bigots, etc...we've seen it already).Yes that has all been discussed on different threads.






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Charles Wilson
11-19-2007, 06:56 AM
Excellent!

JosephTheLibertarian
11-19-2007, 07:17 AM
I just hope that people don't get all confused on the dec. 16th bit. Is this ad instructing people to not donate now?

kylejack
11-19-2007, 07:20 AM
I just hope that people don't get all confused on the dec. 16th bit. Is this ad instructing people to not donate now?

The tea party is clearly referenced. It will be fine.

ronpaulhawaii
11-19-2007, 07:39 AM
Wow, almost 40,000 views... Is that a record?

Hats of to everyone who offered respectful, constructive opinion...

and a deep bow to llepard.

m

Bryan
11-19-2007, 07:42 AM
Wow, almost 40,000 views... Is that a record?

m

Yes- so says the forum stats- you can also sort threads by view count and post count. :) but that requires checking each forum.


Here are a few places the story has been picked up in one shape or form (some link here):

http://www.lewrockwell.com/blog/lewrw/archives/016876.html
http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?forum_id=2&thread_id=717935
http://www.vnnforum.com/showthread.php?t=61271
http://www.libertyforum.org/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=news_politics&Number=295893788&view=collapsed&sb=5&o=21&part=
http://www.libertymaven.com/2007/11/18/another-ron-paul-hero-to-run-full-page-ad-in-usa-today-nationally/
http://yearningtobreathefree.blogspot.com/2007/11/full-page-ron-paul-ad-in-usatoday.html
http://luker.org/2007/11/13/ron-paul-ad/
http://wesawthat.blogspot.com/2007/11/ron-paul-usa-today-advertisement.html
http://freedom4um.com/cgi-bin/readart.cgi?ArtNum=66385
http://ronpaul.meetup.com/93/boards/view/viewthread?thread=3815096
http://ronpaul.in/
http://www.whatreallyhappened.com/archives/cat_politicselectionscorruption.html
http://brits4ronpaul.blogspot.com/2007/11/amazing-advert-going-in-usa-today-paper.html
http://www.politicalgroove.com/usa-today-ad-t1078/index.html?t=1078
http://www.kffl.com/forums/showthread.php?t=217947
http://curezone.com/forums/fm.asp?i=1044367
http://www.paulunteer.com/?p=62

llepard
11-19-2007, 07:54 AM
Yes- so says the forum stats- you can also sort threads by view count and post count. :) but that requires checking each forum.


Here are a few places the story has been picked up in one shape or form (some link here):

http://www.lewrockwell.com/blog/lewrw/archives/016876.html
http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?forum_id=2&thread_id=717935
http://www.vnnforum.com/showthread.php?t=61271
http://www.libertyforum.org/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=news_politics&Number=295893788&view=collapsed&sb=5&o=21&part=
http://www.libertymaven.com/2007/11/18/another-ron-paul-hero-to-run-full-page-ad-in-usa-today-nationally/
http://yearningtobreathefree.blogspot.com/2007/11/full-page-ron-paul-ad-in-usatoday.html
http://luker.org/2007/11/13/ron-paul-ad/
http://wesawthat.blogspot.com/2007/11/ron-paul-usa-today-advertisement.html
http://freedom4um.com/cgi-bin/readart.cgi?ArtNum=66385
http://ronpaul.meetup.com/93/boards/view/viewthread?thread=3815096
http://ronpaul.in/
http://www.whatreallyhappened.com/archives/cat_politicselectionscorruption.html
http://brits4ronpaul.blogspot.com/2007/11/amazing-advert-going-in-usa-today-paper.html
http://www.politicalgroove.com/usa-today-ad-t1078/index.html?t=1078
http://www.kffl.com/forums/showthread.php?t=217947
http://curezone.com/forums/fm.asp?i=1044367
http://www.paulunteer.com/?p=62

Also it is at www.ronpaulnation.com. An excellent site.

LWL

torchbearer
11-19-2007, 08:32 AM
Also it is at www.ronpaulnation.com. An excellent site.

LWL

I know the guy over at wesawthat.blogspot.com
He gets my daily email report.... its good to see he is publishing some of the news.

therealjjj77
11-19-2007, 10:49 AM
Woot! =) I'm working hard in my own precinct. I'm looking forward to Ron Paul being in the White House. Let's win this!

Syren123
11-19-2007, 03:27 PM
Fantastic, and incredibly generous.
May your generosity come back to you many fold, Lawrence.

Battlecruiser
11-21-2007, 01:29 AM
Absolutely brilliant. Great job guys!

zaphod2016
11-21-2007, 03:22 AM
Howdy.

I love this ad, and I would like to run it in Florida Today, which is the local paper down here on the Space Cost. I can't afford USA today, but I can still reach a chunk of people down here in a swing state.

May I have your permission to duplicate this ad? May I have the original PSD files to edit the footer? Also, if I can't get a full-page ad, would it be acceptable if I edited it into a quarter-page or 1/8th page ad?

Advertising in smaller, local papers in cheaper than I thought. As a matter of fact, I suggest we all try and run a few ads from our local meet-up groups.

My thinking is this: most of the people who don't use the Internet are the ones still reading newspapers. This a great opportunity to reach new people- those not already familiar with the Ron Paul Internet phenomenon.

See also: http://zaphodforpresident.com/2007/11/20/ron-paul-call-to-action/ (100% ad-free).

If I am being presumptuous, please excuse me. I will be happy to design my own ad- however- I think this ad is GREAT.

If you are the creator(s) of this ad, please let me know what you think.

Viva le reEVOLtion!

Man from La Mancha
11-21-2007, 03:43 AM
http://img206.imageshack.us/img206/5209/rpad2dv9.jpg (http://youtube.com/watch?v=wIivoqLbeeg)

MsDoodahs
11-21-2007, 03:49 AM
It looks great!

Thanks, Man!

Man from La Mancha
11-21-2007, 03:58 AM
Howdy.

I love this ad, and I would like to run it in Florida Today, which is the local paper down here on the Space Cost. I can't afford USA today, but I can still reach a chunk of people down here in a swing state.

May I have your permission to duplicate this ad? May I have the original PSD files to edit the footer? Also, if I can't get a full-page ad, would it be acceptable if I edited it into a quarter-page or 1/8th page ad?

Advertising in smaller, local papers in cheaper than I thought. As a matter of fact, I suggest we all try and run a few ads from our local meet-up groups.

My thinking is this: most of the people who don't use the Internet are the ones still reading newspapers. This a great opportunity to reach new people- those not already familiar with the Ron Paul Internet phenomenon.

See also: http://zaphodforpresident.com/2007/11/20/ron-paul-call-to-action/ (100% ad-free).

If I am being presumptuous, please excuse me. I will be happy to design my own ad- however- I think this ad is GREAT.

If you are the creator(s) of this ad, please let me know what you think.

Viva le reEVOLtion!Really nice offer and welcome if no one answers please ask again, all stuff off these boards is free to use, no copyright. let me know how your doing. Thanks..

.

BeFranklin
11-21-2007, 04:13 AM
Up up and away. Check out the Ron Paul recipes too for giving out during Thanksgiving.

llepard
11-21-2007, 04:19 AM
Howdy.

I love this ad, and I would like to run it in Florida Today, which is the local paper down here on the Space Cost. I can't afford USA today, but I can still reach a chunk of people down here in a swing state.

May I have your permission to duplicate this ad? May I have the original PSD files to edit the footer? Also, if I can't get a full-page ad, would it be acceptable if I edited it into a quarter-page or 1/8th page ad?

Advertising in smaller, local papers in cheaper than I thought. As a matter of fact, I suggest we all try and run a few ads from our local meet-up groups.

My thinking is this: most of the people who don't use the Internet are the ones still reading newspapers. This a great opportunity to reach new people- those not already familiar with the Ron Paul Internet phenomenon.

See also: http://zaphodforpresident.com/2007/11/20/ron-paul-call-to-action/ (100% ad-free).

If I am being presumptuous, please excuse me. I will be happy to design my own ad- however- I think this ad is GREAT.

If you are the creator(s) of this ad, please let me know what you think.

Viva le reEVOLtion!

Absolutely. This was an "open source" campaign development advertisement. It belongs to all of us on this Forum.

Kind of the way America is supposed to belong to all of us as citizens.

Thank you for the great offer!!! Go for it. If there is anything we can do to help we will.

Send me a PM and I will hook you up with the designer. To comply with Federal Laws (FEC) you need to put your name on the adv. you need to have a contact point , and you need to put the disclaimer that it was not supported by a candidate or the candidate's committee.

If the cost is over $2,300 or you have given over $2,300 in this cycle you need to file a form.

Mark on this forum has the details on that.

Good luck and thank you for supporting this great cause! We all salute you!

Hey, The Freedom message is popular......who knew?

gilliganscorner
11-21-2007, 05:53 AM
Hello Larry,

Words cannot express my thanks to you and your family for doing this. This is truly inspiring and has restored my hope and knowledge that there are moral and ethical people out there that care about more than the pursuit of iPods, granite countertops, SUVs, and searching for the meaning of life at Disney.

I did a similar thing on Facebook (although not near the size and scope that you are doing) for the November 5th, 2007 event that just passed.

I cannot donate to Ron Paul's campaign. Why? I am Canadian. However, there is nothing to say that I cannot contribute to his campaign in other ways. So I paid out of pocket personally to run an ad on Facebook that targeted about 20 million Americans.

Canada needs Ron Paul. The world needs Ron Paul. His message will set the stage and light an example as to what freedom and liberty means. Canadians will sit up and take note (why do we need a Central bank - the Bank of Canada - and why do we need income tax - collected by the Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA?)), and finally begin to understand that inflation is a surreptitious and insidious tax.

If you are interested, you can click on this image to simulate what users on Facebook saw:

http://gilliganscorner.files.wordpress.com/2007/11/fb_flyer3.jpg (http://gilliganscorner.wordpress.com/2007/11/02/the-next-fb-flyer/)

Thank you Larry,
-Patrick

Zydeco
11-21-2007, 05:54 AM
Just got my copies -- BEAUTIFUL, LLEPARD!

zaphod2016
11-21-2007, 06:01 AM
Thank you for such prompt and encouraging replies. I will check this out further tonight after work. In the meantime, you bring up a good point- I've already maxed my personal donation limit. Am I allowed to buy an ad? Does that count as a "donation"?

This might sound insane, but how difficult is it to set up a PAC? Would the PAC be allowed to buy ads as "People for Ron Paul, LLC" or whatever? Would it hurt the campaign to purchase ads via PAC, even if all the members were just joe-shmoe members of local meet-up groups?

If anyone could point me in the right direction on this, I would appreciate it greatly.

P.S. Are these donations tax deductible? If not, why so many rules and regulations? How do the big guys do it?

P.P.S. I personally don't care if they are tax deductible or not. If Ron Paul wins, it becomes a moot point! Boo IRS! Yay Dr. Paul!

llepard
11-21-2007, 06:08 AM
Thank you for such prompt and encouraging replies. I will check this out further tonight after work. In the meantime, you bring up a good point- I've already maxed my personal donation limit. Am I allowed to buy an ad? Does that count as a "donation"?

This might sound insane, but how difficult is it to set up a PAC? Would the PAC be allowed to buy ads as "People for Ron Paul, LLC" or whatever? Would it hurt the campaign to purchase ads via PAC, even if all the members were just joe-shmoe members of local meet-up groups?

If anyone could point me in the right direction on this, I would appreciate it greatly.

P.S. Are these donations tax deductible? If not, why so many rules and regulations? How do the big guys do it?

P.P.S. I personally don't care if they are tax deductible or not. If Ron Paul wins, it becomes a moot point! Boo IRS! Yay Dr. Paul!

PM Lord Xar on this forum. He can tell you about how to set up a PAC.

If you do it personally you can avoid the PAC issue.

A couple of points, first, PAC donations are limited to $5,000 or $10,000 per person. Lord Xar will know the details.

My advice? Just pay for it and disclose it.

Good luck. LWL

Libertarian
11-21-2007, 06:18 AM
just heard on the news that today is officially the biggest travel day for Americans...EVER! (yes...the biggest in HISTORY!!) What great timing!

speciallyblend
11-21-2007, 06:22 AM
just our luck in the mtns,they havent delivered any usa todays at all. i'm not sure why ,since we havent got that much snow and i have seen them deliver theusa today thru blizzard,wondering if the delivery people for the mtns are rudy or romney fans,no one in central co mtn near eagle/summit or lake have received any papers. I called so we will see if they fix this major problem for the co mtns

user
11-21-2007, 06:38 AM
Thanks for helping out gilliganscorner. I hadn't heard about that Facebook ad.

Let's hope all of these ads build up support. The quicker the better.

gilliganscorner
11-21-2007, 06:43 AM
It was my privilege to help, user.

Never in my entire life have I ever been so passionate about a man and his message.

Dr. Paul cured me of my apathy.

Maria
11-21-2007, 06:44 AM
just heard on the news that today is officially the biggest travel day for Americans...EVER! (yes...the biggest in HISTORY!!) What great timing!

They hand this out in flight, right? I remember getting the USA today when I travel. I hope that's still the case. :D

allyinoh
11-21-2007, 06:47 AM
They hand this out in flight, right? I remember getting the USA today when I travel. I hope that's still the case. :D

I hope so! I plan on going and buying like 3 of them. My parents will buy some and so will my husband. :D

user
11-21-2007, 06:50 AM
I hope so! I plan on going and buying like 3 of them. My parents will buy some and so will my husband. :D
Don't forget to leave some for the people who haven't heard of RP yet. ;)

LibertyEagle
11-21-2007, 06:53 AM
http://gilliganscorner.files.wordpress.com/2007/11/fb_flyer3.jpg (http://gilliganscorner.wordpress.com/2007/11/02/the-next-fb-flyer/)

Thank you Larry,
-Patrick

Very inspiring, Patrick. Thanks.

JohnnyWrath
11-21-2007, 11:05 AM
I just got my copy of USA Today...it is beautiful. It's on 17A


I searched for, and found this site, primarily to join so I could thank the people who made this possible...thank you Mr Lepard especially, and thank you to this site and those who created the wonderful concept and graphic layout.

Man from La Mancha
11-21-2007, 11:39 AM
I just got my copy of USA Today...it is beautiful. It's on 17A


I searched for, and found this site, primarily to join so I could thank the people who made this possible...thank you Mr Lepard especially, and thank you to this site and those who created the wonderful concept and graphic layout.Welcome aboard, hope you get inspired and post.


.

gilliganscorner
11-21-2007, 12:20 PM
I wonder if Mainstream Media (MSM) will report that Larry forked over that kind of money to support his candidate.

Nope. Britney must have broken a fingernail ;)

Patriot
11-21-2007, 12:23 PM
I just saw the ad in USA Today. It looks great and is in a good spot. Section 2 Page 3.

llepard
11-21-2007, 12:26 PM
I wonder if Mainstream Media (MSM) will report that Larry forked over that kind of money to support his candidate.

Nope. Britney must have broken a fingernail ;)

LMAO.

Lots of other important stuff to cover.

devil21
11-21-2007, 12:39 PM
The ad looks great! So many people will be informed about Ron Paul today and tomorrow, it's not even funny.

MattV
11-21-2007, 12:58 PM
Looks good, should be more than worth it!

gilliganscorner
11-21-2007, 01:17 PM
Yawn...So let's see what happening in Mainstream Media today:

Headlines From CNN:


Larry King on walkoff: 'I have seen it all now'
Report: Dennis Quaid's babies given overdose
Extra airspace may ease travel woes
I-Reporters: Funny Turkey Day traditions
Homeless carpenter digs multiroom hole
Lawmaker pummels reporter on live TV
Taser doesn't faze charging rottweiler
Vote for your favorite CNN Hero
And the breaking news: Study: Babies can tell naughty playmates


Over to Yahoo News:


Make Wolfgang Puck’s perfect mashed potatoes
77% of Americans are uneasy about one thing (turns out it is "There is a widespread unease—shared by 77 percent—that the country has meandered off in the wrong direction." - they are right, but they think Dr. Phil will fix it.). You can take the poll here (http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/specials/interactives/wdc/yahoo_poll2/index.html?SITE=YAHOO&SECTION=HOME) You will be stunned the completely irrelevant questions it asks you..
Holiday travelers surprised to find few air delays
Shoppers turn to lower-price stores amid gas, credit woes
Study: Babies can decipher between nice, naughty playmates (this must be critical news as it is in CNN too)
Biggest bug ever


Wow. Just....wow. I often envision a Mainstream Media editor getting drunk at his desk wondering if it happens little by little or is their a singular point in time when he/she sold out. If you remember Bloom County, you'll remember this line:

Opus: "Boss, I wrote an article with the headline"
The Editor: "No, god please, no....I have my dignity...I still have a shred of morality..."
Opus: "Space Aliens land in Edna Hornby's Bathtub; Pour Stale Billy Beer over startled Widow!!!"
Editor (pauses then screams): "RUN THAT BABY!!!!"

It is true. The media's function is to bring the audience to the advertisor...

http://gilliganscorner.wordpress.com/

mtbomb
11-21-2007, 02:49 PM
Maybe we should organize a campaign independent effort to publish some of these in local Iowa and NH papers. Youtube video anyone?

mport1
11-21-2007, 03:15 PM
Done, already 2,850!

Mark
11-21-2007, 03:59 PM
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The ad, sized to fit a 17 inch monitor, can be found at the link below:

"LWL's Nov 21st USA Today ad"

http://revmark.org/forumfiles/paul/af.htm

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joenaab
11-21-2007, 04:16 PM
Excellent work, llepard. Parabens! (portuguese for "congratulations"). Voce é o maximo!! Tem um coração grande.

I see my two punctuation corrections were incorporated. I do have a voice! :D

BuddyRey
11-21-2007, 04:30 PM
BRILLIANT!!! Thank you so much, Mr. Lepard! You've done a phenomenal job!

JacobLyles
11-21-2007, 07:16 PM
Hey,

Could someone hook us up with all the necessary legal information for repeating this in a different area? Maybe you could post it in another thread and link to it here.

Thanks and congrats!

Mark
11-21-2007, 07:28 PM
Hey,

Could someone hook us up with all the necessary legal information for repeating this in a different area? Maybe you could post it in another thread and link to it here.

Thanks and congrats!
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** Info from the FEC site is below: **

The ad must be REPORTED to the FEC
and be created
COMPLETELY INDEPENDENT from the official Ron Paul Campaign

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FEC Rules and guidelines page:

http://www.fec.gov/pages/brochures/fecfeca.shtml


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Prohibited Contributions and Expenditures

The FECA places prohibitions on contributions and expenditures by certain individuals and organizations. The following are prohibited from making contributions or expenditures to influence federal elections:
Corporations;
Labor organizations;
Federal government contractors; and
Foreign nationals (http://www.fec.gov/pages/brochures/foreign.shtml).Furthermore, with respect to federal elections:
No one may make a contribution in another person's name.
No one may make a contribution in cash of more than $100.In addition to the above prohibitions on contributions and expenditures in federal election campaigns, the FECA also prohibits foreign nationals, national banks and other federally chartered corporations from making contributions or expenditures in connection with state and local elections.

'

Independent Expenditures (http://www.fec.gov/pages/brochures/indexp.shtml)

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Under federal election law, an individual or group (such as a PAC) may make unlimited "independent expenditures" in connection with federal elections.

An independent expenditure is an expenditure for a communication which expressly advocates the election or defeat of a clearly identified candidate and which is made independently from the candidate's campaign.



To be considered independent,

the communication may not be made with the cooperation, consultation or concert with,

or at the request or suggestion of,

any candidate or his/her authorized committees or a political party,
or any of their agents.


While there is no limit on how much anyone may spend on an independent expenditure,

the law does require persons making independent expenditures to report them and to disclose the sources of the funds they used.


The public can review these reports (http://www.fec.gov/finance/disclosure/imaging_info.shtml) at the FEC's Public Records Office.

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SpamBots Attack!!!
11-21-2007, 08:08 PM
This is wonderful, truly inspiring, Thank You so much Mr Lepard for your generosity and the design is perfect Miss Lagana

kill the banks
11-21-2007, 08:13 PM
Lawrence Lepard

salute to a hero

kill the banks

Brutus
11-21-2007, 08:28 PM
Super ad! Great timing!

Thanks very much.

AlexK
11-21-2007, 09:59 PM
Looking at the graph, so far there's no indication that the ad is bringing more pledges to teaparty07. Maybe it'll take a while to kick in. We'll see.

Mark
11-21-2007, 10:05 PM
Looking at the graph, so far there's no indication that the ad is bringing more pledges to teaparty07. Maybe it'll take a while to kick in. We'll see.

It's updated by hand..

not automatically when someone signs up..

So, you should see an increase next update..

AlexK
11-21-2007, 10:27 PM
^ The number of sign-ups was last updated at 11:17 PM, and there weren't more of them today than usual.

JohnnyWrath
11-21-2007, 10:45 PM
I believe the ad also had a very important purpose of reaching those who do not spend much time online. I don't think someone that never heard of him will instantly go online, after seeing the ad, to donate money...but perhaps they will start looking into what this "Ron Paul guy" is all about.

Millions of people saw this ad...it will have an effect for sure. People are busy getting ready for Thanksgiving tonight, or were traveling to where they are spending the holiday. Tons of people aren't even at home with their own computers...no way did this ad not have an effect....I can only imagine how many people that never heard of Ron now have seen this full page ad...now when they see the Ron Paul signs all over the country, they will know what he stands for and who he is.

Mark
11-21-2007, 10:54 PM
^ The number of sign-ups was last updated at 11:17 PM, and there weren't more of them today than usual.

hmm.. well you know, the ad just came out and it IS Thanksgiving,
and lots of people are too busy at the moment to run to the computer just to sign up.

Maybe.. just give it time..

The donations are on a steady increase still..

I'm sure lots more will start to roll in.

http://ronpaulgraphs.com/thumb_teaparty_members.png

axiomata
11-21-2007, 10:57 PM
So who wants to go dumpster diving tomorrow and slip the ads in the thanksgiving day papers? ;)

navi
11-21-2007, 11:10 PM
Can anyone take a picture of their newspaper? I wasn't able to pick one up today because I didn't see any when I went to the grocery store to buy Thanksgiving stuff. I'd really like to see how it looks in the paper. Thanks in advance.

Derek Johnson
11-21-2007, 11:15 PM
Llepard, holy S$%T!

and thanks!

romeshomey
11-22-2007, 12:18 AM
They hand this out in flight, right? I remember getting the USA today when I travel. I hope that's still the case. :D

Not only that, but almost every major hotel chain gives a copy of the USA to its guests and puts a copy in the lobby.

romeshomey
11-22-2007, 12:19 AM
Can anyone take a picture of their newspaper? I wasn't able to pick one up today because I didn't see any when I went to the grocery store to buy Thanksgiving stuff. I'd really like to see how it looks in the paper. Thanks in advance.

I can tomorrow.

undergroundrr
11-22-2007, 12:55 AM
Mr. Lepard,

I got my USA Today on the way home from work tonight. I am so jealous that I will never be able to ever do anything that cool. Thank you very, very much for your dedication.

rancher89
11-22-2007, 05:46 AM
Just in case you guys didn't read my other post about this...


We are on vacation on the eastern shore of VA and now in VA Beach today and through the weekend.

We tried to find a copy of the USA Today in numerous shops, stopping at CVS's, hotels, bookshops etc. No one had a copy, just leftovers from the day before. It wasn't until we went into the Hilton in VA BCH that we found out that the truck delivering the area's papers had had an accident. No USA today's for all of Hampton Roads area and up the eastern shore.

We called a friend down in Charlotte, NC and he got the last copy in a box and is holding on to it for us.

Can anyone independently confirm why these papers didn't get distributed??

wgadget
11-22-2007, 06:08 AM
You can buy them at McDonald's (outside) and at post offices where they have all the freebie magazines (also outside).

wgadget
11-22-2007, 06:10 AM
I believe the ad also had a very important purpose of reaching those who do not spend much time online. I don't think someone that never heard of him will instantly go online, after seeing the ad, to donate money...but perhaps they will start looking into what this "Ron Paul guy" is all about.

Millions of people saw this ad...it will have an effect for sure. People are busy getting ready for Thanksgiving tonight, or were traveling to where they are spending the holiday. Tons of people aren't even at home with their own computers...no way did this ad not have an effect....I can only imagine how many people that never heard of Ron now have seen this full page ad...now when they see the Ron Paul signs all over the country, they will know what he stands for and who he is.



This is all the more reason for us to get out there tomorrow (Black Friday) and give people the one-two punch....More RON PAUL! This guy is EVERYWHERE!!

The time is now.

tttar
11-22-2007, 07:39 AM
koooooooooo

I can re-host the pdf once I get home.

Hey man, your face looks very familiar, and we haven't even met.

Maybe you should change the pic before people get the idea that you're not really just a random man-on-the-street who happens to support RP?

The wrong people may notice and make fun of it - "I'm tellin' ya!" ;-)

paul_v
11-22-2007, 07:49 AM
Man I am so curious on how many more USA Today's were sold because of Ron Paul supporters...I couldn't find a copy yesterday so I missed out :(

Mark
11-22-2007, 07:53 AM
Can anyone take a picture of their newspaper? I wasn't able to pick one up today because I didn't see any when I went to the grocery store to buy Thanksgiving stuff. I'd really like to see how it looks in the paper. Thanks in advance.

Blue Sky did and Safety Joe posted:

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I made the sales go up by 2 also
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone
http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa187/Tatonka322/thanksgiving.jpg
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From: (http://www.msplinks.com/MDFodHRwOi8vcGhvdG9idWNrZXQuY29t)Blue♥Sky♥Sunshine [RON PAUL '08] (http://www.msplinks.com/MDFodHRwOi8vcHJvZmlsZS5teXNwYWNlLmNvbS9pbmRleC5jZm 0/ZnVzZWFjdGlvbj11c2VyLnZpZXdwcm9maWxlJmZyaWVuZGlkPT IxNzMxMzI2MyZNeVRva2VuPWUyMjEyMzg1LTQzOTAtNDM3OC04 MzNhLTcwNWQxY2FmMjZkOQ==)
Date: Nov 22, 2007 3:18 AM


RON PAUL - USA TODAY

I made USA Today sales go up by 2! Money well spent!

Wed/Thurs Edition Nov. 21, 2007

http://i13.tinypic.com/8aeg65x.jpg (http://www.msplinks.com/MDFodHRwOi8vdGlueXBpYy5jb20=)

USA Today Ad - Official Press Release

One Ron Paul Supporter Foots Bill For Full Page Ad in ‘USA Today’

Hopes well-timed and well-placed ad will wake America up

Boston MA – November 21, 2007 – Larry Lepard, a 50-year old investment manager, Harvard Business School MBA, and Ron Paul supporter, is bringing the concept of “grassroots” to a whole new level. After collaborating on design and copy with a spontaneously generated team of Paul supporters on ronpaulforums.com, Lepard invested approximately $85,000 of his own money to send a message to the voting public: “Ron Paul is the best hope America has to restore the Constitution and get our country back on track.”

The full page ad, due for publication on Nov. 21 in USA Today, is entitled “An Open Letter to the American People,” and reads as though it were penned by the Founding Fathers. In it, they admonish modern day citizenry for not heeding the founders’ original warnings. Each advisory is then followed by a forthcoming solution if Ron Paul is elected as President. Issues such as entangling foreign alliances, government corruption, excessive taxation and preserving national sovereignty are emphasized.

Lepard followed the political career of Congressman Ron Paul for over 20 years by subscribing to his newsletters, donating to his congressional races, and attending speeches at economic forums. “Over the years, I learned to admire both his positions and his integrity. He struck me as the ‘Mr. Smith Goes to Washington’ type,” says Lepard. When Dr. Paul announced his candidacy for President back in March of ’07, Lepard had already donated to Paul’s exploratory committee.

Lepard, husband and father of three, is gravely concerned about the prevailing pre-emptive war paradigm, as well as what he views as the loss of civil liberties as the US Constitution is continually decimated. “I view this expenditure as an investment in the future of this country and of my children. Right now, it is David vs. Goliath. This ad is my way of throwing a stone…very hard and very well aimed…at the forehead of overbearing government. We’ll see if it hits the target.”

Ron Paul is a 10-term Republican Congressman from the 14th District of Texas. Dubbed by many as the Champion of the Constitution, his campaign has recently shocked media pundits with unexpected fundraising feats. Most recently, grassroots efforts netted $4.2M in one 24 hour period this past November 5th, with $8.5M being raised so far this quarter. Paul is gaining in the polls and may have more money on hand than so-called “top-tier candidates” such as John McCain. The Ron Paul campaign had no involvement in the creation or funding of the USA Today advertisement.

# # #

Here's the impressive ad at http://thewriteagency.com/usatoday.pdf (http://www.msplinks.com/MDFodHRwOi8vdGhld3JpdGVhZ2VuY3kuY29tL3VzYXRvZGF5Ln BkZg==)

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Mark
11-22-2007, 07:59 AM
Just in case you guys didn't read my other post about this...


We are on vacation on the eastern shore of VA and now in VA Beach today and through the weekend.

We tried to find a copy of the USA Today in numerous shops, stopping at CVS's, hotels, bookshops etc. No one had a copy, just leftovers from the day before. It wasn't until we went into the Hilton in VA BCH that we found out that the truck delivering the area's papers had had an accident. No USA today's for all of Hampton Roads area and up the eastern shore.

We called a friend down in Charlotte, NC and he got the last copy in a box and is holding on to it for us.

Can anyone independently confirm why these papers didn't get distributed??

I posted an answer to your first post, it'd be easy to miss.

Did you ever contact the hotel again or a store nearby?

If you check with whichever establishments get the paper
in the area of the hotel,

they might be able to tell you if a main distribution truck crashed,
or just the local delivery van.

jmunjr
11-22-2007, 09:35 AM
Lol must be a conspiracy!!

tttar
11-22-2007, 12:29 PM
Man I am so curious on how many more USA Today's were sold because of Ron Paul supporters...I couldn't find a copy yesterday so I missed out :(

Don't know, but if you really want one, they're still out there. It was a 2-day edition. Otherwise, maybe get up at 4am tomorrow, wait for the paper guy at a gas station, and bum a return off of him.

navi
11-22-2007, 03:49 PM
Thanks!! It looks amazing!

JohnnyWrath
11-22-2007, 04:53 PM
After Thanksgiving dinner, I showed this ad to my fiances parents and a few other people...they took a copy home ( I grabbed 3 copies when I bought them, sorry, but I am showing them to people at least), and I just created 3 new Ron Paul fans from this ad....her mom read the ad, and said "I agree with everything on here".

They had never heard of Ron Paul, and I used this ad to show them who he was....they just left 5 minutes ago with the ad in hand...

Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

Man from La Mancha
11-22-2007, 05:29 PM
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I think I know what happened, it happens to me. I keep hitting preview post till I get what I want then I forget to hit submit reply and go on the the new posts and therefore it never registers. IMO. Isn't it a shame that USA Today didn't take our advice and increase their circulation 25%.

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sidcrowe
11-25-2007, 01:53 AM
"I am somewhat wishing Ron Paul never walked into my life. Apathetic ignorance is much more STRESS-FREE."

Ha ha:D

Yeah, I was aware of him for months, then about a week ago the YouTube videos got me like a fever and now it's like Ron Paul has always been here. I'm on the forum, at dailypaul, doin' searches and checkin' YouTube all the time and it's like PIZZA to me:p

And I'm fucking Canadian!

Ron looks different to me, now. It's like a kind of weird thing. Before, he looked like a normal guy to me, and now he looks like the President. I've never felt like this about anybody in politics, before...it's like...ah, I can't explain it:o

Man from La Mancha
11-25-2007, 02:05 AM
"I am somewhat wishing Ron Paul never walked into my life. Apathetic ignorance is much more STRESS-FREE."

Ha ha:D

Yeah, I was aware of him for months, then about a week ago the YouTube videos got me like a fever and now it's like Ron Paul has always been here. I'm on the forum, at dailypaul, doin' searches and checkin' YouTube all the time and it's like PIZZA to me:p

And I'm fucking Canadian!

Ron looks different to me, now. It's like a kind of weird thing. Before, he looked like a normal guy to me, and now he looks like the President. I've never felt like this about anybody in politics, before...it's like...ah, I can't explain it:oHA ha ha ha, LOL, Your an addict now, there is no cure but to sell Ron Paul to ever USA voter you meet and start some sort of advertising stunt in Canada for Ron.IMO:D

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gilliganscorner
11-26-2007, 06:18 AM
"I am somewhat wishing Ron Paul never walked into my life. Apathetic ignorance is much more STRESS-FREE."

Ha ha:D

Yeah, I was aware of him for months, then about a week ago the YouTube videos got me like a fever and now it's like Ron Paul has always been here. I'm on the forum, at dailypaul, doin' searches and checkin' YouTube all the time and it's like PIZZA to me:p

And I'm fucking Canadian!

Ron looks different to me, now. It's like a kind of weird thing. Before, he looked like a normal guy to me, and now he looks like the President. I've never felt like this about anybody in politics, before...it's like...ah, I can't explain it:o

I totally get it. I am Canadian too, sid! As I said before on this thread, I am so impassioned about Ron Paul, I even paid for a FaceBook advertisement to promote the November 5th event! You can see it here (http://gilliganscorner.wordpress.com/2007/11/02/the-next-fb-flyer/).

What we need to do, Sid, is to support Connie Fogal, leader of the Canadian Action Party. She is this closest thing we have to Ron Paul. I don't agree with everything she says, but at the very least, this party recognizes the problems that RP does. Their solutions might need some help though ;-)

Here she is talking about the NAU debacle: http://video.google.ca/videoplay?docid=-1355300745194023737

KirkOlson
11-26-2007, 06:31 AM
And I'm fucking Canadian!


Hey at least you're on the same continent. I'm showing the same symptoms as you and I'm on the other side of the fucking ocean!

I guess freedom matters to all of us.

Smidley
11-28-2007, 02:32 PM
I don't know if anyone has a better host, but here (http://www.sendspace.com/file/i7bywd) is a PDF I made to print this at home on three sheets of 8.5"x11". I intend to post it around my campus.

I've included the image files in case anyone needs to adjust their margins. Remember to print at 300 ppi if you're printing to PDF; Photoshop made this very easy.

I hope I have permission from the author to do this.

Mark
11-28-2007, 03:53 PM
I don't know if anyone has a better host, but here (http://www.sendspace.com/file/i7bywd) is a PDF I made to print this at home on three sheets of 8.5"x11". I intend to post it around my campus.

I've included the image files in case anyone needs to adjust their margins. Remember to print at 300 ppi if you're printing to PDF; Photoshop made this very easy.

I hope I have permission from the author to do this.

The author has given permission to use the ad, just make sure and remove his name and contact info ect out.

I just dl'd it, and will upload to one of my hosting accounts, and will report back when it's done with a link to it.

Mark
11-28-2007, 04:48 PM
The author has given permission to use the ad, just make sure and remove his name and contact info ect out.

I just dl'd it, and will upload to one of my hosting accounts, and will report back when it's done with a link to it.


Ok, it's up and ready for download at this link:


http://theneed.org/USA_Today_Ad_Printout.zip


click the link and it should offer the option to open it or save it.

Mark
11-28-2007, 08:41 PM
Is the download working well for everyone?

Mark
11-28-2007, 09:16 PM
bump to find the downloads ect

Bryan
11-28-2007, 09:23 PM
The author has given permission to use the ad, just make sure and remove his name and contact info ect out.

I just dl'd it, and will upload to one of my hosting accounts, and will report back when it's done with a link to it.

Only needed to remove his name if you make changes. :) But you can and should change it as needed by the law. :)