Thursday, January 31, 2008

Ron Paul Unleashes Television Advertising Blitz In Alaska, Will Stage Tele-Townhall Conference Call With Alaskans On February 1st

Apparently Ron Paul is well aware that he is on the cusp of finally winning his first state - Alaska - during Super Tuesday on February 5th. It was just six weeks ago that Ron Paul won a KTUU "unscientific" poll that, because of KTUU's influence and quality control, is far more authoritative than the typical media "unscientific" poll. And now he's launched the coup de grace to seal the deal.

First, Ron Paul has unleashed a virtual television advertising blitz. I first noticed this on January 30th. I was listening to the state's leading television station, KTUU Channel 2 in Anchorage, during its news hour, when I heard the first Ron Paul commercial. I deliberately left the T.V. on, and during the next five hours, there were four more 30-second Ron Paul ads. And again today, there have already been two Ron Paul ads on KTUU between 5:00 P.M. and 6:30 P.M. There are at least two, and maybe as many as three different ads. Here's one of them:

And I just found another one:

This is not insignificant. Since KTUU is by far the dominant broadcast operation in the state, they command far higher prices for their air time. Ads that may cost $20 to $50 per minute on the other Anchorage stations can cost up to $500 per minute during prime time on KTUU.

And that's not all. According to the Anchorage Daily News' Alaska Politics blog, Ron Paul will be holding a "tele-town hall" telephone conference with Alaskan voters on Friday, February 1st. Paul will be taking live questions from Alaskan voters during the phone conference from 6:15 to 7:15 P.M. For more information on, and to participate in, the tele-town hall conference call with Paul, call the Ron Paul Alaska State Headquarters in Anchorage at (907)-868-4878 (Note: You will have to call, because as of post time, instructions have not been posted on the website).

However, the Ron Paul Alaska website contains links for all the Meetup groups in the state, as well as instructions for participating in the February 5th Republican Caucus. You can also visit the Alaska Republicans website for additional information. The Anchorage Meetup Group will be particularly active this weekend. And it will take dedication; in Anchorage, daytime highs are in the single digits, and in the Interior, -20F (so much for so-called "global warming". LOL!).

And finally, the main Ron Paul campaign site has released the results of a National Taxpayers Union (NTU) study. According to the NTU report released Tuesday, Ron Paul is the only remaining presidential candidate who proposes net spending cuts.

According to the report, Congressman Paul’s proposals would cut government spending by over $150 billion, a conservative estimate of the spending reductions Dr. Paul has proposed. The report concludes that the other remaining Republican candidates, Mitt Romney, John McCain and Mike Huckabee, have proposed spending increases of $19.5 billion, $6.9 billion and $54 billion respectively.

Your choice - you can have a one time rebate check with Bush's "stimulus" bandaid, or you can elect a President who will enact a real stimulus package enabling you to keep more of what you earn EVERY PAY PERIOD.

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