Ron Paul Becomes First To Implement iPhone Content

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  1. rockthecasbah macrumors 68020

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    As indicated by the title of this thread, Presidential hopeful Dr. Ron Paul (Congressman R-TX) has become the first to utilize iPhone content of all the candidates. I discovered this fact from an email I just received from his team:

    It seems pretty neat, when you visit the URL it directs you to faux iPhone display (though Apple nuts will notice the iPhone displays "Cingular" as the carrier and not "AT&T") and has links to different news articles or video via the YouTube application. It's nifty though I'm not sure the masses will flock for his support based on this, but anything to get the 10th term Congressman's message out can't hurt :)
     
  2. synth3tik macrumors 68040

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    Not a big fan of Ron Paul, but that is really cool to see.
     
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    The primaries can't end soon enough. The internet will finally be cleansed of all Ron Paul spam.
     
  4. OnceUGoMac macrumors 6502a

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    He has to get his message out somehow after the GOP blocked him from the debates.
     
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    I think it's great he's a Republican

    Way too many liberals on this board, any news about Republicans and Apple is wonderful
     
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    Too many conservative's in this world, so it's nice to have a safe haven.







    (just messin around with you)
     
  8. FreeState macrumors 68000

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    Weird, he does not vote like a Republican:

    "Brief Overview of Congressman Paul's Record:

    ...
    He has never voted for an unbalanced budget.
    ..
    He has never voted to raise congressional pay.
    He has never taken a government-paid junket.
    He has never voted to increase the power of the executive branch.

    He voted against the Patriot Act.
    He voted against regulating the Internet.
    He voted against the Iraq war.

    He does not participate in the lucrative congressional pension program. He returns a portion of his annual congressional office budget to the U.S. treasury every year.

    Congressman Paul introduces numerous pieces of substantive legislation each year, probably more than any single member of Congress."
     
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    They did? Didn't I see Paul at the last GOP "we love torture" fest, aka debate?
     
  10. OnceUGoMac macrumors 6502a

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    I thought he was excluded from the Iowa debate on June 30th?
     
  11. Cursor macrumors 6502

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    He was excluded from the Iowa debate, and it was found out that the guy who organized it was a McCain supporter. But he had his own rally outside the building and a ton of people showed up to give him their support.
     
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    He was at South Carolina and New Hampshire, but he had to fight to get invited. He does not share most republican ideals, such as "Enhanced Interrogation", aka TORTURE (c'mon people, do you think us citizens are idiots, and can't decipher your fancy words??). Hence, party organizers are trying to shut him out, so he can't get his message out.
     
  13. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    If he's that good and he doesn't share most Republican ideals, then why isn't he a Democrat or independent?
     
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    Didn't use to be. Law of averages I suppose. Given the current situation.

    Because he's a full on libertarian. Personal freedoms, but complete free market. He wants to get rid of most of the gov programs, even the stuff that works. Rather than attempt to fix anything, he'd rather just sell us off to the highest bidder.

    But other than that, he's a pretty good guy.
     
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    Because democrats are socialists, aka communists. Notice he votes against big spending and big government.

    Look, its real simple. If you want to be free, vote for Ron Paul. If you want to be a slave, aka employee, and get taxed into the grave, and march into one world government and total tyranny, vote for a democrat. Or Guliani, and the worst police state New York had ever seen. Except on a world scale, the worst police state you've ever seen. If you like being lied to and paying for torture camps and the deaths of innocent Iraqi's, go ahead, vote for an establishment shill.

    Are there any other candidates that have said "I want freedom"? No? So, then tyranny it is. People who are politically informed love Ron Paul.
     
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    Somebody drank the Koolaid!!!
     
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    Yeah, but it tastes so good! ;)
     
  18. stillwater macrumors regular

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    Uh, no. Socialists are socialists.

    Righties always try to paint anyone to the left of Ronald Reagan as far left.
     
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    I was looking for a hint of irony in your post similar to that displayed by solvs in the post preceding yours.

    Sadly, I couldn't find any.
     
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    And lefties always try to paint anyone right of Clinton as a freedom hating, torture loving, facist neo-conservative...:rolleyes:

    But on the subject of this thread, aside from a few quirks, I am liking Ron Paul more and more over the three stooges currently leading the polls. It's a damn shame that you can't raise money or get publicity if you don't conform entirely, or very closely, to the party line (this holds true for Democrats and Republicans)...
     
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    L.O.L.

    Haha.

    Oh man. That's funny, and sort of insulting to real socialists.
     
  22. XnavxeMiyyep macrumors 65816

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    Good for Ron Paul. I don't agree with a lot of his positions, but at least he's better than all the other Republicans.

    A similar candidate (with even less support) is Democrat Mike Gravel. He's a huge supporter of freedom, but not randomly eliminating every government program, and has good solutions to lots of problems.
     
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    Mike Gravel is for a one world government to combat "global warming". Oh no, the evil warming. We should pay the man a tax on every breath we take. And a tax for decomposing stuff. And for cloud cover. And, and and, but the kiddies…

    Gimme a break.

    It makes me sick how the television has you all trained to ask for your enslavement. "Oh, please mister dictator, save us from the terrorists. Tax us to pay for your black-op, A-symmetrical warfare. Tax us more to pay interest on the national debt instead of printing our own money interest free. Oh please keep lying to us, and make sure that Americans are two people instead of one."

    I don't think you all have what it takes to do research and become informed. I don't think you have the courage to admit to yourself that we are lied to. And I don't think you're brave enough to vote for Ron Paul, because they're all gonna laugh at you. Suck it up. Be a patriot not a parrot.

    Post not directed solely at XnavxeMiyyep

    You would think that as the first candidate with an iphone app, you would see that he has YOUR interests at heart.
     
  24. solvs macrumors 603

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    The modern day Dem is nothing like that. Nor are socialists and communists the same thing. There's an actual socialist in Congress. And even he would be thought of as quite moderate to the rest of the world. Maybe Kucinich, but even he's an outsider in his own party. And has about as much of a chance as Ron Paul, who I do like, but is as completely unrealistic.

    I'm assuming you meant to the right of Clinton, but no they don't. Besides Clinton being fairly moderate himself, it's only those who align themselves with the neocon right, which has moved ever so further to the right in the worst ways while ignoring the better parts (like being fiscal, personal responsibility, individual freedoms), who get that. If you're going to mad at anyone, get mad at those on the right who actually do love torture and seem to want to move us into fascism that are making the rest of you look bad. Instead of defending them, or attacks do nothing Dems, criticize them with the rest of us.

    And yeah, the Dems are do nothings. Besides healthcare, none of them actually even having a viable plan, and the obvious that we are going to have to raise taxes to pay for our burgeoning deficit caused by the right, I don't see anything that could even begin to be described as socialism or communism. Not that I align myself with them, but I can't stand the alternative, and none of the 3rd parties grab me if they even had a chance.

    That's just what I was thinking.
     
  25. XnavxeMiyyep macrumors 65816

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    So you actually think that combating global warming is part of a fascist attempt to control the world?

    Also, Gravel wants to eliminate the IRS and all taxes except the salestax, so calling him "big government" is not particularly accurate.

    Also, he is outspoken against the current war and helped protest against the Vietnam War as well, so I don't know what you're talking about with war.

    Some government services ARE actually useful, like public roads and the internet (the infrastructure of the internet is run by government), and while Ron Paul does use technology, he voted against Net Neutrality, simply because the Federal government is involved. Also, he's against separation of church and state.

    Don't get my wrong; I don't hate Ron Paul, but he's not the ultimate candidate that everyone thinks he is.
     

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