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Blimp Media Coordinator
01-09-2008, 09:29 AM
(Has already been sent to all major media, feel free to distribute.)


Ron Paul Blimp Invites All Candidates for a Ride

SAVANNAH, GEORGIA, JANUARY 9, 2008 -- The Ron Paul Blimp has officially sent letters of invitation to all contending candidates for the office of President of the United States, offering them a ride in the Ron Paul Blimp.

This gesture was done as an act of goodwill during an often heated campaign, added blimp spokesperson Bryce Henderson, “we realized that not all of the candidates had a blimp so we wanted to invite them to ride in ours.”

For added convenience, the blimp will be attending the January 10th Republican debate in Myrtle Beach, SC where it will be accessible for any of the candidates to take for a spin. Because debates can be such stressful events this is a great opportunity for the candidates to relax and get away from the chaos of the campaign.

Presidential candidates that decide to join us are allowed one guest plus one security personnel. As no in-flight meals are served, they are also allowed to bring snacks and drinks. If time permits the candidates may also be given the rare opportunity of actually flying the blimp.

Candidates contacted by regular mail and email included Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Bill Richardson, Dennis Kucinich, John Edwards, John McCain, Mike Huckabee, Alan Keyes, Mitt Romney, Fred Thompson, Rudy Giuliani and Ron Paul.

The blimp measures 197 feet long and over 66 feet high making it one of the largest airships in the world. It travels at an average speed of 30 mph between 1-2,000 feet off the ground and can be seen from 2 miles away. Along with two pilots the blimp comes with a ground crew of 15-20 that travel with the blimp and assist with landing and takeoffs. The gondola seats 8 passengers, plus the pilots.

The blimp has been featured on numerous national and countless local news sources and is a great way for a candidate to attract additional attention to their campaign.

For candidate flights, we are also reserving a couple of seats on the blimp for a reporter and cameraperson.

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01-09-2008, 01:03 PM
Hahaha classic!

I hope Ron Paul gets on board and flies it!

01-09-2008, 05:44 PM
Wonderful press release! I hope Paul does it.

It would be great if one of the other candidates was good-natured enough to do it too. Huckabee's the only one who seems like he might actually take up the offer.

01-10-2008, 08:23 PM
lol if hillary did it there might be an "unfortunate" accident ;) :D

j/k of course. We'd love you to ride in our blimp hillary.

01-15-2008, 03:10 PM
I can't believe no one wanted to ride in the blimp. I thought Kucinich would do it at least ;)