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Got this in an email a short time ago and I thought some of you may be interested in case you weren't signed up for the same list.

June 19, 2007

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 Sheffler, president of the Iowa Christian Alliance, to talk with him. Mr. Sheffler 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 Sheffler. 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, Chairman
Ron Paul 2008

Contact Information

Edward Failor
Iowans for Tax Relief
2610 Park Avenue
Muscatine, Iowa 52761
Phone: 563-288-3600 or 877-913-3600
Fax: 563-264-2413
E-mail: [email protected]

Steve Sheffler, President
Iowa Christian Alliance
939 Office Park Road, Suite 115
West Des Moines, Iowa 50265
Phone: 515-225-1515
Fax: 515-225-1826
E-mail: [email protected]
 

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Well, that's because he's actually a libertarian. If he keeps makin' the Republican's look bad, they could lose voters... and we can't have that, now can we.
 

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It might be because he's more for tax elimination rather than just relief. He makes the whole field look like robots.
 

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M249 said:
Well, that's because he's actually a libertarian. If he keeps makin' the Republican's look bad, they could lose voters... and we can't have that, now can we.
I'm sure Democrats and Republicans will lose votes to Paul (at least that's what I'm hoping) The democrats are more like socialists and the Repubs (some of them) are leaning a little bit further to the left. It's like the whole continuum shifted to the left and Ron Paul fell out of it and landed in the "makes sense" group. :lol:
 

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Mobster989 said:
It might be because he's more for tax elimination rather than just relief. He makes the whole field look like robots.
If you ask me, tax elimination is tax relief. :D
 

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ptsmith24 said:
M249 said:
Well, that's because he's actually a libertarian. If he keeps makin' the Republican's look bad, they could lose voters... and we can't have that, now can we.
I'm sure Democrats and Republicans will lose votes to Paul (at least that's what I'm hoping) The democrats are more like socialists and the Repubs (some of them) are leaning a little bit further to the left. It's like the whole continuum shifted to the left and Ron Paul fell out of it and landed in the "makes sense" group. :lol:
That's not fair. Anything makes sense when you aren't touting a party line. :)

Honestly, I think Dr. Paul is about as good a politician as I've seen. Not only does he make sense, but he seems to be an honest, moral individual.
 

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Another email

Jan Mickelson of WHO News Radio 1040 in Des Moines interviewed Ron Paul 2008 chairman Kent Snyder today about Ron Paul being excluded from the upcoming candidates forum sponsored by Iowans for Tax Relief and Iowa Christian Alliance. Ed Failor of Iowans for Tax Relief joined the interview later to explain why his group decided to keep Ron Paul out.

"Congressman Ron Paul isn't welcome at the Iowans for Tax Relief and Iowa Christian Alliance candidates forum. Oversight? Nope. Kent Snyder from Ron Paul's campaign and Ed Failor from ITR exchange words. Lotsa them." -- Wednesday, June 20, 2007, WHO News Radio 1040

Direct Download of MP3 File (interview starts at 1:01:16)
http://media.libsyn.com/media/mickelson/mickelson-2007-06-20.mp3

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http://blog.ronpaul2008.com/ron_paul_2008/2007/06/ron_paul_exclud.html
 
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