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Military Supports Ron Paul (whackjob or revolutionary saviour?)

Ron Paul Receives Most Military Donations

Arlington, Virginia — The Houston Chronicle is reporting that Republican presidential contender Ron Paul has received more campaign contributions from current and past military personnel than any other candidate. The Chronicle’s financial record analysis indicates that the Texan congressman has received $63,440 in donations from military affiliates in January through September.

Following Paul is Democrat Barack Obama, who, like Dr. Paul, is critical of the war in Iraq, and has received $53,968 in military contributions.Congressman Paul is no stranger to military support. Former president Ronald Reagan once said “Ron Paul is one of the outstanding leaders fighting for a stronger national defense. As a former Air Force officer, he knows well the needs of our armed forces, and he always puts them first. We need to keep him fighting for our country!” Dr. Paul ron-paul-button.jpgserved as an Air Force flight surgeon in the 1960s, and one third of his military financial support comes from the Air Force.

Another third of his military contributions come from the Army, and a quarter stem from the Navy; the rest come from the Marines and other military branches.“Dr. Paul has the soundest position in the war in Iraq, and that is reflected in his overwhelming military support,” said Paul campaign spokesman Jesse Benton. “His military experience, patriotism, and sound analysis of the war resonate strongly with other military personnel who believe in his message of freedom, peace, and prosperity.” The Houston Chronicle released their report this morning.

COMMENT: How does a man who pledges to not just immediately bring troops back from Iraq but from every single overseas base resonate with our military men and women? Do they understand our constitution better than the rest of us perhaps or are they being naive? Ron Paul – whackjob or America’s saviour?

 

 

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October 23, 2007 - Posted by | Freeptard | , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. America’s savior, if America permits itself to be saved.

    It does not surprise me that he gets the largest support of any candidate from military sources. After all, these people signed up because they wanted to defend America — not because they wanted to lay down their lives to impose democracy on a people which clearly lacks the desire and tolerance required to make it work.

    Comment by Rich Paul | October 23, 2007


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