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2/4/2008 05:00 AM EST
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aHacker
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aHacker   2/9/2008 6:58:37 PM
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This article includes three fatal errors that give me doubt about its remaining content. Error 1: "According to the most recent figures released by the Federal Election Commission" ---False. The article is dated Feb 4th, four days after the year-end reports were filed, and about the same day that those results were released. A writer should take care to accommodate lead times and changing realities as they apply to his work. This writer should have made a much greater effort to orient the reader to the actual timeframe of the data cited in the article. Error 2: "Paul has raised almost $8.3 million" ---Misleading, for the same reasons as above. The article is dated four months after the reporting period showing $8.4million. The writer finally gives a clue when he says later, in the next sentence, "through the end of the third quarter". Error 3: "GOP hopeful Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, a libertarian," ---Misleading, in that a lot of voters don't know that GOP means Grand Old Party, an egotistical self-reference to the Republican Party. Over-estimation of the reader's literacy is cause for a failing grade in literature class. Using an acronym without defining it, however common it may seem to the writer, is one way this happens. The only acceptable exceptions are actual government agencies who seldom use their full names but touch everyone (IRS), and intentional shorthand branding by megacorporations (IBM). Even using gov't agency acronymns is risky, as some that seem common to people in politics (FEC, BCRA, ATF) are meaningless to Joe Sixpack, who doesn't even realize that primaries and general elections in the same year are two phases of the same election cycle. So, spelling out "libertarian" and not spelling out "republican" pushes a positioning onto the candidate that isn't true within the context of the article. -0-

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BMN   2/5/2008 5:29:21 PM
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kckuhns is correct. In the article the author writes, "GOP hopeful Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, a libertarian, is attracting the most individual campaign contributions...". Ron Paul did run once as the Libertarian presidential candidate in 1988, but he is a ten-term congressman with the Republican party. In fact, he is more in tune with the traditional goals and aims of the Republican party than any other GOP candidate.

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kckuhns   2/5/2008 1:34:44 PM
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Just to clarify, Ron Paul is a Republican, running for president on the Republican ticket. The Libertarian Party has not selected their candidate.

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Lars1   2/5/2008 6:07:18 AM
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websmith   2/4/2008 11:08:24 PM
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Tech workers are a smarter than average bunch and are aware of how the Federal Reserve Bank pushed for quasi-deregulation in the telecommunications and then manipulated the economy with an excess money supply resulting in the poor investments that created the .com bubble and ended up putting many of them out of work. The tech industry has not even fully recovered from this yet and now the country is faced with the housing bubble collapse. They also understand the relationship between the owners of the FRB, the media, and education. They know that the media/FRB doesn't want Paul's truth to be heard and how this is manipulated. The latest is that they are claiming that Ron came in 3rd in Maine according to the poll they chose to reference when he clearly finished a strong 2nd in delegate preference. http://www.businesswire.com/portal/site/google/index.jsp?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20080204006265&newsLang=en

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drd6000   2/4/2008 9:54:24 PM
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Check the FEC again, my friend. Fourth quarter reports were added on January 31st. Ron Paul raised over $28 million in 2007, nearly $20 million of it in the fourth quarter. I'm sure his totals from tech companies are much higher now.

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