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nathanielyao
11-21-2007, 07:37 AM
Beautiful, just beautiful!


http://img206.imageshack.us/img206/5209/rpad2dv9.jpg (http://youtube.com/watch?v=wIivoqLbeeg)

Sandra
11-21-2007, 07:40 AM
Somebody submit a picture of the opened ad with you reading it! We don't have it yet.

user
11-21-2007, 07:42 AM
Somebody submit a picture of the opened ad with you reading it! We don't have it yet.
It was posted in one of these threads already, looked HUGE

StateofTrance
11-21-2007, 07:42 AM
^^ USA Today is distributed freely at LSU campus..I'm gonna go pick up one :D

seeker5
11-21-2007, 07:42 AM
Somebody submit a picture of the opened ad with you reading it! We don't have it yet.

Yes please, post pic! Some of us live in the middle of nowhere, in a state far from action so normal Walgreens and gas station do not carry USA Today. I'll have to go to a bookstore later today when they open to get a copy, so would love to see a pic in the meantime :)

Henry
11-21-2007, 07:47 AM
To keep an eye on the number of visitors and pledges today on,

http://www.teaparty07.com

It was at 81,566 total visitors on 11/19/07 & 18,481 pledges at 3:11 am EST 11/21/07

MRoCkEd
11-21-2007, 07:47 AM
gimme a pic

Sandra
11-21-2007, 07:48 AM
State of Trance, I live in Denham Springs. Are you familiar with any Ron Paul groups in Baton Rouge?

Falseflagop
11-21-2007, 07:49 AM
Awesome!!


And its the BIGGEST TRAVEL DAY plus it seems to say good for today and tomorrow seems like it will not be printed tomorrow!! 2 for 1 baby!


Alot of USA today's at the airports and travel highway rest areas!


I love iT!

allyinoh
11-21-2007, 07:49 AM
I haven't went out yet, just got up a little while ago, but I am so excited to go buy one. I really don't ever think I've bought a USA Today... First time for everything huh? Plus a little motivation. =)

TheRothbardian
11-21-2007, 07:49 AM
I love you Mr. Lepard!!

BrianH
11-21-2007, 07:50 AM
gimme a pic

Already been posted at:

http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?t=37965&page=16

page 16 of this thread

TheRothbardian
11-21-2007, 07:53 AM
http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd157/TheRothbardian/Photo27.jpg

user
11-21-2007, 07:53 AM
http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showpost.php?p=446290&postcount=160

goes directly to the pic

Heather in WI
11-21-2007, 07:53 AM
I have never bought a USA today before, but I will today. I wonder if they will have a huge increase in sales today because of all of us? Thank you Mr. Lepard. You are a true patriot and a great American!

user
11-21-2007, 07:54 AM
http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd157/TheRothbardian/Photo27.jpg
If I hadn't already seen it I would've thought they'd screwed it up!

Bruehound
11-21-2007, 07:55 AM
I plan on buying my copy thursday night so people who haven't heard of RP get first crack.

MRoCkEd
11-21-2007, 07:58 AM
great

StateofTrance
11-21-2007, 07:59 AM
State of Trance, I live in Denham Springs. Are you familiar with any Ron Paul groups in Baton Rouge?

You can check the Meetup group here : http://ronpaul.meetup.com/251/?gj=sj21

Ron LOL
11-21-2007, 08:16 AM
The machine I grabbed my copy out of was already almost empty at ~5:45am. Possibly just low circulation at that particular location.

It looks good! I just wish the graphic designer had seen my post on fixing the typesetting. :)

RTsquared
11-21-2007, 08:20 AM
I bought a copy this AM - first time in forever I've purchased USA Today.

The ad (thanks to the publishers for putting it on its own pullout page!) is now hanging on my cubicle wall for anyone who walks by to see (right next to the RP bumper sticker).

Thank you to everyone who made this happen!

Elementslayer
11-21-2007, 08:20 AM
Nucking Futs!! Awsome! I dont need to say how big this is for Ron.

IRO-bot
11-21-2007, 08:22 AM
http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/news_press_release,228578.shtml

BAM!

user
11-21-2007, 08:26 AM
http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/news_press_release,228578.shtml

BAM!
That is the press release, I don't think there's been any MSM coverage yet other than the US News blog post.

garrettwombat
11-21-2007, 08:26 AM
hey i wanna buy a newspaper, how much are they? 50 cents?

sunny
11-21-2007, 08:28 AM
http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd157/TheRothbardian/Photo27.jpg

ok why is the print backwards?

Ron LOL
11-21-2007, 08:29 AM
hey i wanna buy a newspaper, how much are they? 50 cents?

$0.75 here.

NinjaPirate
11-21-2007, 08:31 AM
I have my copy of USA Today sitting right next to me. The ad looks great! :D :D

JerzieJennie
11-21-2007, 08:41 AM
We have to leave some on the stands for the people who DONT know Ron Paul, dont forget :)

PatriotG
11-21-2007, 08:45 AM
I would like to request permission to post the ad on our site.

RTR (http://www.restoretherepublic.org)

Let me know via PM or in the forum if OK

Thanks

PatriotG

torchbearer
11-21-2007, 08:46 AM
Somebody submit a picture of the opened ad with you reading it! We don't have it yet.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2082/2052852658_3ee3631414_b.jpg

kylejack
11-21-2007, 08:46 AM
I would like to request permission to post the ad on our site.

RTR (http://www.restoretherepublic.org)

Let me know via PM or in the forum if OK

Thanks

PatriotG

No permission needed! It belongs to the whole forum. DO IT.

user
11-21-2007, 08:49 AM
I hate to sound negative but the first impression I get from glancing at the ad is that it's going to be one of those fake US Mint ads. Still this is a great achievement.

TechnoGuyRob
11-21-2007, 08:50 AM
Got my copy this morning. :D It looks awesome, but I can't take a picture, because I left it at Union Station. ;)

kylejack
11-21-2007, 08:51 AM
I hate to sound negative but the first impression I get from glancing at the ad is that it's going to be one of those fake US Mint ads. Still this is a great achievement.

There will be no criticizing of the ad on ad day! There was a time for input, and this is not that time!

terlinguatx
11-21-2007, 08:52 AM
Do they sell it at 7/11?

Dorfsmith
11-21-2007, 08:52 AM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2082/2052852658_3ee3631414_b.jpg

Beautiful. :cool:

Dorfsmith
11-21-2007, 08:53 AM
I'm sure it has been said before but for those of us who don't know...what is the US circulation of USA Today?

user
11-21-2007, 08:53 AM
There will be no criticizing of the ad on ad day! There was a time for input, and this is not that time!
Don't worry it's more of a joke than a criticism

user
11-21-2007, 08:54 AM
I'm sure it has been said before but for those of us who don't know...what is the US circulation of USA Today?
normally over 2.25 million, probably much more today because it's the busiest travel day of the year

Dorfsmith
11-21-2007, 08:55 AM
normally over 2.25 million, probably much more today because it's the busiest travel day of the year

Beautiful!

torchbearer
11-21-2007, 08:57 AM
I'm sure it has been said before but for those of us who don't know...what is the US circulation of USA Today?

2.3million

allyinoh
11-21-2007, 08:57 AM
Exciting!!! =) I'm getting ready to go out here shortly and cannot wait to get my copies... I have told just about everyone I know to go buy one or two.. possibly three. =)

jcbraithwaite7
11-21-2007, 09:01 AM
How about as a thank you to Mr. Lepard everyone goes over to Ronpaul2008.com and make a donation!!! What better thank you can you offer. Quit posting here and do it... even if it is $5-10.

Thanks Mr. Lepard!

grfgerger
11-21-2007, 09:03 AM
Thanks so much for doing this llepard.

llepard
11-21-2007, 09:04 AM
I would like to request permission to post the ad on our site.

RTR (http://www.restoretherepublic.org)

Let me know via PM or in the forum if OK

Thanks

PatriotG

It's open source, spread it far and wide.

PM me if you need more details or the PDF.

LWL

Cyclone177
11-21-2007, 09:08 AM
That Is Awesome!!! Great Job Llepard. I think this will be huge for the campaign, at the perfect time.

PatriotG
11-21-2007, 09:08 AM
Thanks llepard
we are putting it up shortly.

Beautiful ad!

PatriotG

jlink7
11-21-2007, 09:10 AM
Still haven't found a link to the ad that works from a GOV computer... anybody? Pretty much all wordpress blogs and flickr are restricted.

DrNoZone
11-21-2007, 09:11 AM
Just bought my copy of today's issue...WOW, what a beautiful sight to see!

torchbearer
11-21-2007, 09:14 AM
Still haven't found a link to the ad that works from a GOV computer... anybody? Pretty much all wordpress blogs and flickr are restricted.

i can email a pdf.

jrich4rpaul
11-21-2007, 09:15 AM
My college has free issues in the library. Hopefully people are picking this up.

I put a bulletin on my campus forum on MySpace, but that won't do too much good I think. If I didn't have the day off from school I'd go there and yell "READ USA TODAY!" in the library.

alien
11-21-2007, 09:17 AM
Here is to putting your money where your mouth is.

Anti Federalist
11-21-2007, 09:19 AM
Hey guys, I'd like a copy myself but...

It sort of defeats the purpose if we go out and buy them all up before anybody else sees it.

The ad didn't run to preach to the choir.

Wait till later in the day or tonight.

jrich4rpaul
11-21-2007, 09:20 AM
Hey guys, I'd like a copy myself but...

It sort of defeats the purpose if we go out and buy them all up before anybody else sees it.

The ad didn't run to preach to the choir.

Wait till later in the day or tonight.

+1. As soon as I got home I felt guilty for buying a copy so early.

Wait.

Apauled
11-21-2007, 09:25 AM
Thank you again Lepard. I am in the lumber business (Sturgis Lumber) Vero Beach, Fl. I have it posted on my front door for all to see. We are big Ron Paul people here and Mr. Sturgis a heavily involved in the Republican party, he loves RP as much as me. I had contacted the campaign back in July and invited Ron Paul to visit, I even have a letter from the campaign with their intent to visit, but then RP got extremely popular and things seem to have fizzeled. I did contact the ex-chair of the republican party here in Forida, who happens to be a customer and friend. She offered total support in helping getting him here and even offered the republican headquarters (which we happen to have here in Indian River County) as well as allowing me to put Ron Paul brochures and literature there, I have yet to do it though.

When I get my "next big chunk $", I am going to!

God Bless and thank you once again, Nelson

torchbearer
11-21-2007, 09:27 AM
+1. As soon as I got home I felt guilty for buying a copy so early.

Wait.

Go hand it out to someone...a free usa today for a friend.
Buy your copy thursday night before the vendors throw the extras away.

Wayne Hammond
11-21-2007, 09:39 AM
It's open source, spread it far and wide.

PM me if you need more details or the PDF.

LWL

Just wanted to say that I'm proud to be an American on a day like today. THANK GOD we have at least one pro-Constitution, pro-liberty wealthy businessman who will take action like this.

I have one question for you:

Got any wealthy friends you can bring over to the cause? :D

.

RonPaulNCR
11-21-2007, 09:40 AM
I love that the back of the page is an ad about gold! That just cements it for me!

Eric21ND
11-21-2007, 09:49 AM
^^
Yeah thats a kicker LOL

llepard
11-21-2007, 09:56 AM
Just wanted to say that I'm proud to be an American on a day like today. THANK GOD we have at least one pro-Constitution, pro-liberty wealthy businessman who will take action like this.

I have one question for you:

Got any wealthy friends you can bring over to the cause? :D

.

I am working on it.

Lot's of my HBS buddies are deep in the Wall Street game. Sound money to them would be like a cross to a vampire.

LWL

Matthew Zak
11-21-2007, 09:57 AM
I bought one today while I had some down time between school routes (I am a school bus driver) and after my morning run I left it at the station, in the lunch room, opened so that it reads, "Open letter to the American people".

A good 230 people shuffle through there every day, although today it's cut in half because one of the districts got the day off ahead of us.

Regardless, it's there.

llepard
11-21-2007, 09:58 AM
Go hand it out to someone...a free usa today for a friend.
Buy your copy thursday night before the vendors throw the extras away.

There ain't gonna be no stinkin extras....

Word will spread and this will be a sell out...

Extras? We don' t need no stinkin extras.

Wayne Hammond
11-21-2007, 10:04 AM
I am working on it.

Lot's of my HBS buddies are deep in the Wall Street game. Sound money to them would be like a cross to a vampire.

LWL

Well, here's hoping that it happens, anyway.

I think you're going to go down as the Robert Morris (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Morris_(merchant)) of this R[EVOL]UTION.

Yep, that's what I think.

.

Drknows
11-21-2007, 10:09 AM
There ain't gonna be no stinkin extras....

Word will spread and this will be a sell out...

Extras? We don' t need no stinkin extras.

We cant thank you enough! the AD looks beautiful man!

Henry
11-21-2007, 10:10 AM
There ain't gonna be no stinkin extras....

Word will spread and this will be a sell out...

Extras? We don' t need no stinkin extras.

Lawrence,

Do you by any chance happen to know the circulation record for the day before Thanksgiving for UST. Reason I'm asking, is if we break it maybe we can get some mileage fro the media.:)

llepard
11-21-2007, 10:22 AM
Lawrence,

Do you by any chance happen to know the circulation record for the day before Thanksgiving for UST. Reason I'm asking, is if we break it maybe we can get some mileage fro the media.:)

It's a great question. I don' t know the answer. I am swamped with emails of support and pretty busy.

Can someone take the time to call USA Today and find out the answer to this and then post it?

LWL

SgtBulldog
11-21-2007, 10:31 AM
Bought one early this morning and brought it to work. Got no shame - I opened it up to 17A, said to my co-workers, "hey, check out this ad!" and sparked a little discussion about Dr. Paul. I'd recommend doing something like this throughout today and tomorrow. Having one person read the ad is one thing, but getting lots of people to talk about it is even better!

FSP-Rebel
11-21-2007, 10:31 AM
Thanx for everything Mr. Lepard. I'm gonna try and steer my families investments to your firm coming up here.

robert4rp08
11-21-2007, 10:34 AM
Frigging awesome ad! It looks amazing. Bought 2 copies from the gas station this morning. Will buy out the rest at the end of the day. I love that it's on a single page too

280Z28
11-21-2007, 10:39 AM
I bought the whole stack at 7-11, taped a slim jim to the front of each, and put them all back on the rack. Told the station attendant, who's a former co-worker of my gf, that USA Today was paid for by a Ron Paul supporter today.

Anti Federalist
11-21-2007, 10:39 AM
I've already said it before, but I'll say it again:

Thanks LWL - You sir, are a Great American! (couldn't help myself :p )

theswedishchef
11-21-2007, 10:42 AM
Lawrence,

Do you by any chance happen to know the circulation record for the day before Thanksgiving for UST. Reason I'm asking, is if we break it maybe we can get some mileage fro the media.:)


Yes this is a good point, as with everything Money talks if the number of RP knights that buy the paper is big enough they might think "Hey this guy Ron Paul sells papers, maybe we should write more about him"

It might be that corporate media dont think like this, but if the news gets out there people running local smaller papers definatly will.

Ozwest
11-21-2007, 10:44 AM
I bought the whole stack at 7-11, taped a slim jim to the front of each, and put them all back on the rack. Told the station attendant, who's a former co-worker of my gf, that USA Today was paid for by a Ron Paul supporter today.

Nice work!

Mark Rushmore
11-21-2007, 10:45 AM
I bought the whole stack at 7-11, taped a slim jim to the front of each, and put them all back on the rack. Told the station attendant, who's a former co-worker of my gf, that USA Today was paid for by a Ron Paul supporter today.

Pretty great idea. Not only are they buying ads, they've bought ALL THE PAPERS AND MADE THEM FREE!?!

llepard
11-21-2007, 10:58 AM
Frigging awesome ad! It looks amazing. Bought 2 copies from the gas station this morning. Will buy out the rest at the end of the day. I love that it's on a single page too

If you can wait until the end of the day Thanksgiving. They do not publish tomorrow so this is a twofer.

This issue sells today and tomorrow. We are converted, we need new converts so don't buy too many for yourself unless you are going to give them to new prospects.

Just a suggestion.... I am a libertarian and resent being told what to do.

LWL

DealzOnWheelz
11-21-2007, 11:10 AM
I bought the whole stack at 7-11, taped a slim jim to the front of each, and put them all back on the rack. Told the station attendant, who's a former co-worker of my gf, that USA Today was paid for by a Ron Paul supporter today.

I'm going to have to steal this idea

MRoCkEd
11-21-2007, 11:21 AM
good ideas

Natalie
11-21-2007, 11:35 AM
Thanks Mr. Lepard! The ad looks great!

transistor
11-21-2007, 11:38 AM
That is so cool! I'm going to buy one today

kutibah
11-21-2007, 11:54 AM
I went to see how many there were, to my surprise, my local gas station, and grocery stores were all sold out. I just hope these were people who haven't heard of Ron Paul who bought them and not Ron Paul supporters.

Anyways, thanks for everything you've done! =)

Liberty Star
11-21-2007, 11:57 AM
It looks awsome.

Great job by all those who made it happen.

skinzterpswizfan
11-21-2007, 11:58 AM
I picked up a copy today at my grocery store. I plan on taking over to my grandparents' house tomorrow and setting it down somewhere because a ton of my extended family goes over there for Thanksgiving and most of them are Republicans.

Man from La Mancha
11-21-2007, 12:01 PM
http://i9.tinypic.com/836k6ms.jpg

alexlcameron
11-21-2007, 12:08 PM
Whew.. just got mine over lunch break.. the market only had three remaining.. looks fantastic I am passing it around the office..

Blowback
11-21-2007, 12:15 PM
Holy crap that is sick. I always get these at my hotel when I travel on business and have never seen anything about Paul in them.

yongrel
11-21-2007, 12:21 PM
Thank you llepard!!!

If you're not the newest featured supporter, I don't know who is.

Jaykzo
11-21-2007, 12:31 PM
This is extremely good exposure. The ad is very unoffensive as well, and will definitely get some well-deserved attention.

I honestly have to believe that there will be hundreds of thousands of people that are being exposed to Ron Paul today who were looking for him all along. This is nothing but good news.

PaulineDisciple
11-21-2007, 12:34 PM
When USA Today finds out how much money this add is making them in sales, they should run it every day!!

:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D

At least a smart owner would!

seeker5
11-21-2007, 01:43 PM
I got my copy, so happy! I wanted to buy another copy, but there was only one left so I left it for the non-ron paul person. I'll use my copy tommorow during Thanksgiving to show to the non-ron paul supporters in my family.