Another great letter from Ron Paul

Here is another message from Dr. Paul.

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August 3, 2007

What a great time we had in San Antonio last weekend.  An enthusiastic
bunch of Texans thronged the Alamo for a rally, and then there was a
fundraising dinner at an historic museum.  More than a thousand people
attended one or the other.

San Antonio is a military town.  Indeed, I served there myself in the
Air Force, and lots of soldiers and airmen came up to offer their
support. Some were Iraq veterans, some were headed there, and all supported
getting us out.

As I told the crowd, with our non-interventionist foreign policy, there
would be 3,600 young Americans still alive, and 25,000 more not badly
wounded.  It got the biggest response of the evening.

Then a 14-year-old girl told me she was helping the campaign so her
daddy, a soldier, would not have to go to Iraq.  I told her there are many
thousands of us working to that exact end, to keep him and all the
others safe.  What an outrage that we are accused of not supporting the
troops. What a scam when the warmongers claim to be pro-soldier.

Lots of military people turned out to be aware that our campaign got
more donations from soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines than any
other. Funny, that made a big impression in Congress too.  Many of my
colleagues were amazed and encouraged that you can be against this
unconstitutional and disastrous war, and get military support.

This weekend I meet with family, high-school classmates, and local
friends and supporters in Pittsburgh
(http://www.ronpaul2008.com/events/pittsburgh-area-rally/).  We are
really looking forward to it!

Then it’s a full week in Iowa.  On Sunday, there’s the ABC debate
(http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/story?id=3437758&page=1), and next
weekend is the Ames straw poll.  Other campaigns seem to be pulling back, to
try to lower expectations.  We are stepping things up, with more
staff, another office, and a significant TV and radio buy.  This all costs a
lot of money, of course, as does our continuing work in New Hampshire,
South Carolina, Arizona, and other states.

But I have been thrilled by the support among Iowa Republicans for our
issues—on the war, on pro-life, on fiscal conservatism.  This is
fertile territory for us.  Now we just have to work harder than our
opponents at recruiting supporters, organizing them, and getting them to the
straw poll.

Some media have hinted that a good showing by our campaign would be a
bombshell.  I don’t make predictions, but I am cautiously optimistic
about our chances.  However, I very much need your help.

We got a lot of good publicity earlier about our prudence in spending.
Indeed, I treat every donation with care, since it comes from a good
American who shares our hope for the future, and who had to work hard to
earn that money.

But all that publicity about our non-spendthrift ways had a
“blowback” effect—if you will excuse the expression.  It made some people
feel the campaign did not need support, right at the very time we
especially need it.

Stand with me in Iowa. I very much need your support.  Please, send the
most generous donation (https://www.ronpaul2008.com/donate/) you can,
as soon as you can.

Sincerely,

Ron

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