Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Iowa 2008 Campaign Slogan: Fuck Democracy

June 19, 2007

Ron Paul Excluded in Iowa

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 Scheffler, president of the Iowa Christian Alliance, to talk with him. Mr. Scheffler 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 Scheffler. 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, ChairmanRon Paul 2008

Contact Information

Edward FailorIowans for Tax Relief2610 Park AvenueMuscatine, Iowa 52761Phone: 563-288-3600 or 877-913-3600Fax: 563-264-2413E-mail: itr@taxrelief.orgWeb Site
Steve Scheffler, PresidentIowa Christian Alliance939 Office Park Road, Suite 115West Des Moines, Iowa 50265Phone: 515-225-1515Fax: 515-225-1826E-mail: slscheffler@iowachristian.comWeb Site

(BTW: Nobody has pushed for lower taxes and smaller federal government than Ron Paul. So much for the issues!)

Original article posted here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Alert the other Board members of this guys treachery!!!


Dean Kleckner
Honorary Chairman

David M. Stanley

Robert H. Solt
Vice Chairman

Cloyd E. Robinson
Vice Chairman

Jeffrey R. Boeyink

Edward D. Failor, Jr.
Executive Vice President

Edward D. Failor, Sr.
Senior Counsel

Peter E. Voorhees
Finance Chairman

Christopher W. Nichols
Information Services Director

Daniel G. Steele
Creative Services Director

Jamie D. Hopkins
Development Director

Kathleen M. Koberg
Public Relations Director

Board of Directors

Jeffrey A. Bean
Anthony T. Berardi
Jeffrey R. Boeyink
David G. Dickey
Edward D. Failor, Jr.
Edward D. Failor, Sr.
John G. Giblin
Hugh S. Greig
Dean Kleckner
James M. Kurtenbach
Scott D. Newhard
Dr. Donald P. Racheter
Cloyd E. Robinson
Robert H. Solt
David M. Stanley
Jean Leu Stanley
Jane Svoboda
Ray A. Taylor
Peter E. Voorhees
R. Scott Weiser
Herbert A. Wilson