August 20, 2008
Republican National Committee
310 First Street
Washington, D. C. 20003
Attn: Mike Duncan
Chairman, Republican National Committee
We, the undersigned, wish to convey our thoughts to you on the following matter.
Most of us feel that the presumptive Presidential Candidate, Senator John McCain, is a fine individual (some of us don't), but he can not and will not win the 2008 race for the Presidency of the United States of America for the following reasons:
- The Democratic candidate, Senator Barack Obama, currently has a much stronger following of young people and independents. In a head to head race with Senator John McCain and no third party contenders, Senator Barack Obama would easily win the Presidency. Some pundits are saying "in a landslide."
- Former GOP Representative Bob Barr has entered the race on the Libertarian ticket which will siphon votes away from Senator John McCain and the GOP. (The Nader effect) Traditionally, the Libertarian candidate gets 1% of the vote, however pundits are estimating that former GOP Representative Bob Barr will garner 5-8% or more. This is something the Libertarians are very excited about.
- Senator John McCain is a pro-war candidate. National polls show that 70% of American voters are against the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Therefore, a large number of the voting public will vote against Senator John McCain based on this fact.
- The Scott McClellan book might become a bigger issue for Senator John McCain due to his close ties with President George W. Bush.
- All indications are showing Senator John McCain violated his own McCain-Feingold Laws when pledging FEC money for securing a bank loan, and then ignored the laws and exceeded the spending caps.
- Senator John McCain and his lobbyist ties are causing the campaign to lose key staff and paint an image of Senator John McCain contrary to the image he has tried to broadcast in this race.
- Senator John McCain and his temper scares most Americans and opens up the potential that he could say or do something rash, further jeopardizing Americans and American interests.
- Senator John McCain admits he knows very little about economics. This comes at a time when our nation is on the verge of huge financial issues with growing debt, escalating oil prices, devaluation of the dollar, and huge trade deficits and ever expanding borrowing from China.
- etc., etc., etc.
Given light of these facts, it seems clear to us that Senator John McCain will not win the Presidency of the United States of America; and we are part of that swing vote that will NOT be voting for McCain, but would vote for a GOP candidate if the right candidate were presented.
The core GOP members who have pledged "Party Unity" and to vote for Senator John McCain (even though for the vast majority of them he was not their first choice in the early primaries) will vote for ANY candidate the GOP places before the American voter. So this number is a constant, however not enough of a number to beat Obama.
The one candidate in the GOP we feel can win the Presidency for the GOP is Representative Dr. Ron Paul from Texas. We feel that he can bring a Presidency win to the GOP in 2008 for the following reasons:
- Representative Dr. Ron Paul has / had a huge young voter following and would bring those independent voters back to the GOP and away from Senator Barack Obama.
- Representative Dr. Ron Paul would steal ALL the thunder from Bob Barr and the Libertarian Party, delivering that lost 5-8% back to the GOP.
- Representative Dr. Ron Paul would maintain the constant, core GOP voter. Those who want "Party Unity" and a GOP Presidency would unite behind Representative Dr. Ron Paul.
- Representative Dr. Ron Paul has garnered the MOST contributions from our military of any GOP contender. That alone speaks volumes.
The Scott McClellan book would have no effect on Representative Dr. Ron Paul due to his sterling image and reputation.
- According to GOP Senator Tom Coburn, he feels "Many Republicans are waiting for a consultant or party elder to come down from the mountain and, in Moses-like fashion, deliver an agenda and talking points on stone tablets. But the burning bush, so to speak, is delivering a blindingly simple message: Behave like Republicans." WSJ - 5/27/07 Page A21 "Republicans Are in Denial" - Representative Dr. Ron Paul is such a Republican with such a message.
- Representative Dr. Ron Paul can fill the coffers of the GOP, just look at his fund raising successes at the end of last year.
- Representative Dr. Ron Paul is a man of principle, the Constitution, and TRUE core Republican beliefs. He understands our economic issues and our international situations. If you have any questions about this, read his book, "The Revolution", a New York Times Best Seller.
- and so much more...
We feel it is our obligation as Americans to let you know our positions and reasons. You may ignore this letter and our signatures, or act upon them. The choice is yours. Win the Presidency in 2008 with Ron Paul, or lose with "Party Unity" and John McCain.
We, the undersigned, pledge to NOT vote for GOP candidate Senator John McCain. We declare that we WILL vote for GOP candidate Representative Dr. Ron Paul as President of the United States of America for the reasons expressed above.
|Signee||County||State||Zip||Registered as:||If McCain:||If Ron Paul:|
|Voter #1||Summit||CO||80424||Republican||Write-In||Ron Paul|
|Voter #2||Lake||CO||80461||Republican||Write-In||Ron Paul|
|Voter #3||Cobb||GA||30008||Republican||Barr||Ron Paul|
|Voter #4||Lake||CO||80461||Libertarian||Barr||Ron Paul|
|Voter #5||Fulton||GA||30022||Republican||Other||Ron Paul|
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