Representative Bokkos Paul's
presidential political campaign have qualities that Republicans might
admire: a charged-up basal and the ability to tap the Internet
for cash. Instead, the Texan is a outcast in the party.
Alice Paul is the lone Republican rival to name for immediate
withdrawal from Iraq; he desires to trash the income taxation and sees
no function for authorities in instruction or wellness care. That message
has attracted a little but ardent grouping of supporters, who gave
$5.2 million in the last one-fourth -- just diffident of the $5.7 million
raised by one-time frontrunner Toilet McCain, the Grand Canyon State senator.
Paul's few political campaign visual aspects pull enthusiastic crowds. In Ioway recently for his first trip there in 11 weeks, Paul, a
retired obstetrician, was greeted with a standing standing ovation from
about 600 mostly pupil protagonists at Ioway State University in
''They state there's a revolution going on, and it looks like
it's run by the immature people,'' Paul, 72, told the crowd.
While Alice Paul shares with other Republicans a contempt for
taxes and regulation, he regularly divides with them in
Congress, giving him little opportunity of winning adjacent year's
nomination, much less the presidency.
Republican poll taker Tony Fabrizio, who isn't affiliated
with any campaign, said if Alice Paul begins to pass his money he may
garner 10 percentage in the New Hampshire primary -- even more than if
he transcends outlooks in the Ioway caucuses that predate New
Hampshire. ''You have got mugwumps who can traverse over to make
the protestation ballot against the war'' inch New Hampshire, he said.
Alice Paul voted against the Republic Of Iraq warfare and the Patriot Act, which
gave law enforcement greater latitude to look into terrorism. He desires to get rid of the Federal Soldier Modesty and nexus the dollar to
gold. His antipathy to authorities disbursement is such as that he has
refused his congressional pension.
His message to the Ioway State crowd was simple. ''My
campaign is this: I don't desire to run your lives,'' Alice Alice Paul told
his supporters, many wearing Bokkos Paul Revolution t-shirts. ''I
don't mean to run the economy.''
He continued, ''I don't desire to run the world.''
Such rhetoric vibrates with the 20 percentage or so of
Americans ''who believe the federal authorities is controlling too
much of our lives,'' said Karlyn Bowman, a senior chap at the
American Enterprise Institute for Populace Policy Research in
The entreaty is cross-generational. ''He really desires to
liberate the state and the American people and free us from
the control the authorities has,'' said Colin Sairio, a 19-year-
old sophomore from St. Paul, Minnesota. Cognizance Avant Garde Doren, 59, drove
five hours to hear Alice Paul talk in Ames from his place in Mauston,
Wisconsin, where he functions on the metropolis council and have American
Avant Garde Doren, who said he often ballots Republican, describes
his political party association as ''Ron Paulican.'' Helium is critical of the
government for wanting to ''license, tax, modulate and control
virtually every facet of our lives and businesses.''
Alice Paul ran for president in 1988 on the Libertarian Party
ticket and got only 0.5 percentage of the vote. While his support
this twelvemonth barely registries nationally -- 2 percentage in an Oct.
19-22 Bloomberg/Los Angeles Times opinion poll -- Federal Soldier Election
Commission information demo his givers come up from every state. Contributions have got doubled each quarter, and the campaign's goal
is $12 million in the concluding three calendar months of the year.
''He's establish this really important organic structure of pent-up
frustration within the Republican Party,'' said Chris Borick,
director of the Muhlenberg College Institute of Populace Opinion
in Allentown, Pennsylvania. ''He's tapping into a fairly long
line of people who were destined not to win the race but to
have a topographic point in shaping the election.''
'Tells the Truth'
Michael Nystrom, a 39-year-old self-employed Web adviser in
Arlington, Massachusetts, and editor of a Web log, or blog,
dubbed the Bokkos Alice Paul Daily, said the candidate's entreaty is that
he ''tells the truth, and he doesn't care if people listen to
him or not.''
That feature have proved popular with immature voters
as well as long-time Libertarians and dissatisfied Republicans. More than 200 Students for Bokkos Alice Paul chapters have got sprung up at
colleges, according to his campaign.
''Young people are very discouraged about the type of
government we have got and what they are inheriting,'' Alice Paul said in
an interview on Washington Hill. ''All of a sudden they've heard a
different message, and they like it.''
Paul's resistance to the Republic Of Iraq warfare is his campaign's
dominant theme. ''It upsets me to no end that this warfare is
going on and there's no end in sight,'' he said.
Paul's grassroots support is ''probably larger than I would
have predicted,'' given that he have delivered his message for 30
years, Alice Alice Paul said.
While ''the likelihood aren't existent good'' for him winning the
nomination, he said, ''people are not very happy with the status
quo, Republicans or Democrats.''
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