Let me start out saying, that this is not completely my letter, but was fwd to me from a friend. I've tweaked it a bit, but for the most part this is the work of a Georgia Tech graduate named: Eamon Causey. He wrote it so eloquently I have decide it is simpler to repost it.
Most of you know that I am a fan of Dr. Ron Paul. I believe he is the only candidate that represents a real change from the establishment politicians like Romney and Obama. After a 20%+ finish in both Iowa and New Hampshire, he is surging in the national polls and fast becoming the anti-establishment candidate to challenge Romney for the Republican nomination. In fact, just in the past week his polling numbers in South Carolina have gone from 9% to 20% and he has just started to campaign there. You might not know, but all of Ron Paul's campaign funding comes from grassroots activists like you and me, and not from the special interests - banks, lobbyists, wall street, etc. In fact, Ron Paul's three biggest donors right now are the US Army, US Navy, and US Airforce - he has received twice the money from active duty military personnel than all of the other Republican candidates combined! Meanwhile, Romney's biggest donors are Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse, and Morgan Stanley, the Wall Street special interests who all got bailed out during the financial crisis.
Many of you are concerned with the growing gap of prosperity between the rich and the poor. When Wall Street got its bailout the middle class paid for it, while the rich got richer. When the value of the dollar declines, which inevitable happens when you are 15 trillion in debt, do the rich get hurt or do the poor? A strong dollar, that once earned can be kept is the best way to rebuild the middle class.
As many of you are I too am concerned with the direction President Obama has taken America and I know that on all South Carolinians minds is who can beat Obama and restore America now. CNN, Foxnews, and many other news agencies would have you believe Mitt Romney is the only candidate that can beat Obama. Do you remember 2008? Obama swept the Independents and under 30 crowd and that is why he won. Look it up. There is only one candidate who beats Obama in this age group and that is Ron Paul. Mitt can’t beat Obama because he can’t win this group of Americans. If you are under 30, talk to your parents and grandparents about why you are voting for Ron Paul. If you are a parent or grandparent ask you child why they are voting for Ron Paul, there response may surprise you. SC Senator Tom Davis recently endorsed Ron Paul saying, ““I’m also endorsing him because unlike what the pundits have led you to believe, he is the candidate who gives the Republican Party the best chance to beat Barack Obama in November.””
Back to Eamon:
Today there is a money bomb for Ron Paul's campaign. I would urge of all you to look into Ron Paul's platform, watch his youtube videos, and research his plan to Restore America. If you agree as I do that he represents real change and a challenge to the status quo, then today is the day to donate - $10, $20, $50, $100 - whatever you can manage. I've put my money where my mouth is and gave $100 to the campaign today.
You can donate here: http://www.ronpaul2012.com/
p.s. - for those of you not as familiar with Ron Paul, here are some videos that will help explain his positions:
Ron Paul Movie (1 hour documentary about the beginning of the Revolution in 2007)
Jon Stewart on the Media Ignoring Ron Paul
You Like Ron Paul, Except Foreign Policy
Debate Highlights 1/7/12
Speech after New Hampshire
New Hampshire Town Hall (look at that crowd!)