Ron Paul Supporters Blanket Jacksonville

A few weeks back the city of Jacksonville was blanketed with these strange “Ron Paul Revolution” banners. I would have taken photos, but my camera was broken at the time. It was quite a sight though, and got the Paul folks some local media coverage.

Now, a video has popped up on YouTube that shows members of the local Ron Paul Meet-Up Group painting and hanging them everywhere…

The full and unedited news coverage was a little less positive, particularly with the last person interviewed who claimed Paul was out in left field…

It probably would have been wiser for them to stick to “Ron Paul for President” signs and avoid the word “Revolution” as it doesn’t really appeal to Republican primary voters. And for people totally unfamiliar with Congressman Paul’s campaign it would avoid the confusion with a “cult” or any other non-political connotations that word has. Plus, highlighting the word “love” made it seem even stranger. A Republican-leaning friend of mine thought that maybe Paul was a hippie or something.

Still, they clearly got the job done of making Ron Paul a more familiar name in the Jacksonville area.

The danger with posting videos like this and taking credit for the project is that the effort involved hanging signs on quite a bit of public and private property. Not entirely legal, though I really don’t know what (if any) penalties would be involved if someone was caught.

22 Responses to “Ron Paul Supporters Blanket Jacksonville”

  1. Darcy G Richardson Says:

    Certainly almost every Republican in Jacksonville is familiar with the phrase, “The Reagan Revolution.” It’s actually pretty clever of the Ron Paul folks to be using that the same phrase.

  2. Darcy G Richardson Says:

    Sorry. The previous comment should have said, “that same phrase.”

  3. Austin Cassidy Says:

    A fair point, but I think it works better when it’s spoken rather than hung on hand-painted signs. And highlighting the word LOVE might have been a mistake as well. Just my 2 cents though.

  4. Eric Sundwall Says:

    It might not have gotten so viral without the revolution or love thing too.
    This type of campaign is dependent on untraditional grassroots methodology.
    Otherwise they blow through millions on consultants like Bob Shrum. Better to save the cash and let the troops do there thing. Ma & Pa GOP can’t be who they hope attract. It has to be broad and new that floats him an even chance at 4-12 % in Iowa or NH. They’re at a 10K an hour clip with this recent fundraiser for the end of the quarter. Somebody’s read Trippi’s book in the Paul Campaign . . .

    That being said, vote third party when it counts and you’re eligible to vote.

  5. Phil Says:

    Paul’s supporters have signs EVERYWHERE in the Pierce County, WA. People all around the area have been asking each other “Who’s this Ron Paul guy?”, so his name definatley is getting out there. Not very many people know what he stands for though.

    Any other big Paul grassroots sign placement reports from around the country?

  6. Derek Says:

    Good Jacksonville! Ron Paul is getting quite a lot of support in my home state Florida and guess what, I support him too! Phil, it’s nice to see that my other home state (birth state) Washington is getting steam in supporting Ron Paul. Could any of you imagine what would happen if he wins the FL primary?

  7. Trent Hill Says:

    Phil,

    Those signs have gone up in probably 400 cities nationwide.

  8. Buckwheat Says:

    Ron Paul’s campaign set a goal of $500,000 in online donations for the last 7 days of September (which are also the last 7 days of Q3).

    In 1 1/2 days they are at $310,000…their online forum is already saying they are going to hit the 500K mark by midnight tomorrow and then aim for a full mil.

    This is a revolution.

  9. Buckwheat Says:

    http://www.ronpaul2008.com/

    sorry, here’s the link.

  10. Fred C. Says:

    I don’t like the LOVE thing either. Someone at a rally I was at a while back pointed it out and raved about how clever it was – but didn’t explain why, and I figured it’d be a buzzkill to ask him. But I guess someone out there must like it.

  11. Robert Milnes Says:

    Meanwhile the real libertarians’ campaigns go into a holding pattern until he loses.

  12. Mitch C Says:

    This will indeed mean a drop in Libertarian votes and registration, however, after the election I would be that the Libertarian brand will gain credibility and voters. A long term benefit.

  13. Trent Hill Says:

    Milnes,

    REAL libertarians? I would guess that the majority OF libertarians decide whose is the most serious libertarian campaign. And the people have, most definetly, spoken.

  14. Richard in Austin Says:

    Got integrity?

    Q: What do all the American Presidents, Congressmen, Senators and other Federal employees have in common?

    A: They swore an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution.

    Q: How many Presidents, Congressmen, Senators and other Federal employees can you name who actually uphold and defend the Constitution?

    A: I can only name one – Ron Paul. If a piece of proposed legislation violates the Constitution, he votes against it. He has more honor and integrity than all the other Congressmen and Senators put together.

    All the other 2008 Presidential candidates are sock puppets for the oligarchy.

  15. Chris Moore Says:

    Meanwhile the real libertarians’ campaigns go into a holding pattern until he loses.

    I have never known a real libertarian to advocate the following:

    (1) a government cryogenics program
    (2) the meddeling in the internal affairs of other countries
    (3) a government-funded positive eugenics program for Native Americans
    (4) the addition of 26 new states with Afganistan and Canda being two of them
    (5) a government-funded positive eugenics program for African Americans
    (6) bribing African Americans (with government funds) to “go back” to Africa.

    These are all Mr. Milnes’s proposals, so I assume he was refering to Mr. Kubby and Dr. Phillies when he says “real libertarians”.

  16. Robert Milnes Says:

    Chris Moore, Those descriptions are your interpretation and rewording here, although I concede you are close to accurate. I have also advocated that libertarians & greens coordinate their vote so as to combine & maximize it instead of split it & hand most of it to the reps & dems. If the progressives were to win, it would be a tremendous opportunity for positive change after centuries of misguided policies. That would not be easy or consist of simpletonics. In fact my preference for Dr. Kwiatkowski is a concession to Paulies & the military types. According to her “Are You Really Ready for [a] Libertarian Vice President?” www.lewrockwell.com/kwiatkowski/kwiatkowski180.html after helping win the election, she would basically be a good libertarian & just go home & stay out of my way, which would be fine by me.

  17. Trent Hill Says:

    Robert,

    .....out of your way? Dear god, the grand delusions ARE affecting you.

  18. Robert Milnes Says:

    Trent, just going by what she wrote.

  19. Robert Milnes Says:

    Trent, & she is a Paulie. www.lewrockwell.com/kwiatkowski/kwiatkowski183.html Vote Ron Paul. Don’t worry. Be happy.

  20. Robert Milnes Says:

    Chris Moore, re: #s 2 & 4, Defense Secretary Gates just testified before Congress requesting an ADDITIONAL $190 billion for the wars in Iraq & Afghan. My proposal is to get our troops out of Iraq in 1 year & by various ways & in time make S. Afghan a state. Those billions would be much better spent & 2 wars resolved. You have a better idea?

  21. Travis Maddox Says:

    You guys just assume Ron Paul would run on the LP ticket if he did choose to go third party but I think his stance on many issues are closer to the CP. Which is possibly why his campaign is trying to recruit CP leadership in the states to head the campaign on the state level. Thats whats ahppening here in Missouri.

  22. Travis Maddox Says:

    You guys just assume Ron Paul would run on the LP ticket if he did choose to go third party but I think his stance on many issues are closer to the CP. Which is possibly why his campaign is trying to recruit CP leadership in the states to head the campaign on the state level. Thats whats happening here in Missouri.

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