Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Ron Excluded Again!

Ron Paul Iowa RejectReposted with permission of author CW Fisher @ The Apologist.
Why is Iowa shutting out Ron Paul from a forum on tax reform among Republican candidates?

As Dr. Paul would say, "That's a good question."

Is it illogical to assume that one of the nation's foremost scholars on the subject would be included in such an important debate?

Who the hell wants to hear what Mitt Romney, Sam Brownback, Mike Huckabee, Tommy Thompson and Tom Tancredo have to say about it?

Besides their mothers.

Ron sent me a letter yesterday, which I've included in full, below. Read it, and if you think it stinks, bitch about it to the jerks in charge.

Ron Paul Excluded in Iowa

June 19, 2007

Iowans for Tax Relief and Iowa Christian Alliance will host a presidential candidates forum on Saturday, June 30th in Des Moines. Republican presidential candidates Mitt Romney, Sam Brownback, Jim Gilmore, Mike Huckabee, Tommy Thompson, and Tom Tancredo will participate.

Ron Paul, however, will not participate. Why? Because he wasn’t invited.

We heard about this forum from numerous supporters in Iowa who asked why Dr. Paul was not going to participate. Those supporters assumed that Dr. Paul was invited.

The campaign office had not received an invitation so we called this morning; thinking we might have misplaced the invitation or simply overlooked it. Lew Moore, our campaign manager, called Mr. Edward Failor, an officer of Iowans for Tax Relief, to ask about it. To our shock, Mr. Failor told us Dr. Paul was not invited; he was not going to be invited; and he would not be allowed to participate. And when asked why, Mr. Failor refused to explain. The call ended.

Lew then called Mr. Steve Sheffler, president of the Iowa Christian Alliance, to talk with him. Mr. Sheffler did not answer so Lew left a message. He has yet to respond.

Why are the Iowans for Tax Relief and the Iowa Christian Alliance excluding the one Republican candidate who scored at the top of every online poll taken after the MSNBC, Fox News, and CNN debates? Why are they denying Iowans the opportunity to hear from the Republican presidential candidate whose popularity is growing by the day?

We couldn’t get answers to these questions from Messrs. Failor and Sheffler. Maybe you’ll have better luck. Their contact information is below.

It's ironic that on the same day we learned the Iowans for Tax Relief and the Iowa Christian Alliance excluded Dr. Paul from their candidates forum, we received a call from ABC News confirming Dr. Paul’s participation in its nationally broadcast August 5th debate to be held in Des Moines.

Kent Snyder, Chairman
Ron Paul 2008

Contact Information

Edward Failor
Iowans for Tax Relief
2610 Park Avenue
Muscatine, Iowa 52761
Phone: 563-288-3600 or 877-913-3600
Fax: 563-264-2413

Steve Sheffler, President
Iowa Christian Alliance
939 Office Park Road, Suite 115
West Des Moines, Iowa 50265
Phone: 515-225-1515
Fax: 515-225-1826

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Let's not alienate the members of these organizations or the sponsors of the event.

We can say, "You will have a better forum if you include Ron Paul." Or, "Did you know that the forum committee did not invite Ron Paul?"

It's their club. They can do what they want.

If officers do not do what the members want, they will likely be kicked out. If the clubs are not helping out Iowans, the clubs will shrink.

If enough folks in Iowa demand an "evening session" to the debate in a nearby facility, then maybe (if time) that can happen. This is a service to members of those clubs and Iowans in general, a positive thing, not a confrontation.