Ron Paul and the night before Christmas

T’was the night before Christmas and all through the house,
Not a creature was stirring, ‘cept Ron Paul, the mouse.

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In case that Newt Gingrich decided to share.

The media was tucked away in their beds,
Convinced that Rick Perry was struggling with meds,
That Bachman and Huntsman would not matter much,
That Mitt Romney would win before they had lunch.

Suddenly outside their arose such a noise,
From Ankeny, Davenport, Ames and Des Moines.

I threw open the window to look out below,
The whole state of Iowa was buried in snow.

The yard signs were sprouting and spreading it’s true,
The color was clearly an ocean of blue.

No Bachman, no Perry, no Gingrich in sight,
Only the mouse, Ron Paul, ruled the night.

The Democrats now were alert and awake,
“Give us our Santa. Give or we’ll take.”

The business elites were running about,
Ordering the journalists to yell and to shout.

“No one can touch our Federal Reserve,
“We couldn’t print money, imagine the nerve?”

But January three came and it went,
And all of the money that Romney had spent,
And all of the words that the pundits had spun,
Could not stop the mouse, Ron Paul, who had won.

And so I remember his words on that day,
The wave of his hand, like Gandalf the Grey,
We heard him exclaim to one and to all,
“Merry Christmas, God Bless you and thanks from Ron Paul.”


Published by Doug Wead

Doug Wead is a New York Times bestselling author whose latest book, Game of Thorns, is about the Trump-Clinton 2016 election. He served as an adviser to two American presidents and was a special assistant to the president in the George H.W. Bush White House.

38 thoughts on “Ron Paul and the night before Christmas

      1. Actually Bill, I agree with Doug. Ron is mousy:

        Of or like a mouse.
        (of hair) Of a dull light brown color.
        mousey – timid – shy.


  1. Voters who want more war, more torture, more assassinations, more war-related deaths and wounded, more drone attacks that kill the innocent, more erosion of our civil liberties, more indefinite detention, more debt, more spending, more government, more taxes, more welfare, more graft, more greed and more of the same, Ron Paul is not their man.

    For those of us in whose hearts the fires of liberty burn brightly, we have found our liberator, Ron Paul, a man of unquestionable integrity, humble, self-effacing and wholly devoted to Constitutional government.

    (This post is dedicated to our friend, Tex2.)

    1. Voters who want to be put in peril by someone who has never led, is almost universally shunned, and is in favor of putting the USA in grave danger, Ron Paul is their man.

      For those of us who have common sense and don’t get caught up in the false promises and faulty logic of Ron Paul, we can actually continue our Constitutional government, however flawed it may be, instead of allowing others to wipe us off the face of the earth.

      (This post is dedicated to Albert Meyer and other idiots considering voting for Ron Paul. LOL)

      1. wow you are the idiot here, even other countries people are hoping for a Paul presidency, so they can have some peace. Jeez, you are uninformed.. pathetic. Why are you so surprized that we want the BS to end? It doesnt take an idiot to see who the real representative of the people is, so whats your problem?
        You are behind the times, sad.

      2. Do you have any PROOF other countries want Ron Paul to win? Typical Paulite comment, throw out the BS without any basis and see who believes you! LOL

  2. Doug, excellent job in responding to Megyn Kelly’s questions, especially on the Iran situation. I think you helped Paul win some converts with that interview alone.

  3. tex2 – Why so much passionate hatred toward a man who has spent 30 years fighting for your and my civil liberties ? Whom do you think should be our President and why? One last question – Do you like wars?


    1. I don’t hate RP, I hate some of his ideas. Any other Republican candidate would be better than RP, although I would support him against Barry. I do not like wars, but I was a volunteer officer in the U.S. Navy and was willing to die to protect our freedoms.

      1. You’re an idiot. You think I am the only one protecting our freedoms, and every single freedom is completely gone? REALLY? IDIOT. LOL

  4. Nice Doug! you were always good with words and packaging a product! You are one of the best! Let’s remember…. First it was Amway and all the money you made speaking and writing for Dex and the boys! You have really made it for yourself……throwing your fancy words and speeches around. Now making money off of Ron Paul! Packaging Ron Paul like you did Amway. I liked all the flags on tv tonight when Ron Paul was speaking….wonder where you got that idea? You are a real dog chasing the money as you always did! Have you shared your David & Goliah story with Ron Paul followers? We really thought you were the real deal……unfortunately we were fooled too!

    A former disgusted fan of yours from Ames Iowa…..remember the Iowa Gang?????? please leave these nice people from Iowa alone.

    1. I agree, a half truth is a full lie, something Doug specializes in order to personally profit. Please explain your Ames Iowa comment, thanks.

  5. We’re number 3, we’re number 3!

    How many of Republicans dropping out after Iowa will push their votes towards Ron Paul? Clue: It is a whole number less than 1. LOL

    It sure is quiet as a mouse around here, what gives? LOL

  6. A slight glitch in the plan Tex 2 aided by our media friends.

    We’ll take 2nd in NH

    This is Us V Barack O Romney long term.

    We know who’s side you’re on so please go some place you feel useful.

    1. If the media starts to cover RP’s antics in more detail, he will go down faster than the Titanic, just like he has done for the past couple of decades.

      RP will be lucky to get 4th or 5th in NH.

      The only good part about RP in the Republican campaign long term is he won’t have as much money or time to go Libertarian on us, plus he will be way behind Gary Johnson!

      I’m glad you know who’s side I’m on, but you’re probably wrong, just like you’re wrong about supporting RP! LOL

      By the way, what’s RP’s middle name, Ivan? LOL

  7. RP – I wanted to respond to tex2 but since he/she (regardless) didn’t have the balls to answer my question above and hence decided to ignore.

      1. haha tex2

        you just ooze out hate :D. You must live a very sad life.

        and now i will have to ready myself for your hateful attack. 😀

  8. The media crush on Santorum will now begin. It will either purify him or crush him. We shall see. Rather impressive win in Iowa though.

    1. Santorum doesn’t have nearly as much baggage as Newt does, plus Newt and others will be pummeling Romney at the same time Santorum is being put through the grinder.

  9. According to this story: I would consider Santorum coming within 8 votes of winning the plurality of votes as a WIN, because Iowa’s delegates are not bound by the vote and he got the publicity he needed to have a chance of being the Republican candidate. Of course, simplistic RP supporters aren’t interested in the facts, so go back to toking on the weed RP is in favor of legalizing.

  10. Vote YES :

    BAN *tex2* from this site IMMEDIATELY — Never allow IT to post here again! ALSO, DO NOT RESPOND TO ANY OF ITS TROLLING !

    Dear, Doug — this is your HOME page, and all of us posting here are your guests. Don’t know about your tolerance level, but mine ends when an unwelcome guest tries to set my home on fire, in order to chase out all the welcomed people I’ve invited!

    No normal exchange can be held here — since the #2 quickly fills in all REPLY slots….so no-one else can respond sequentially to what was stated before. This is its main goal (secondary is its spittings of hatred to all that’s good)!

    1. Crucify him…..crucify him….. LOL

      The Passion of the Christ is a good movie, but I don’t know if I want to watch it THAT many times in a row, so let’s take a break from this repetitious “program” and allow other readers to comment on the below serious and real issues that result in baggage for Ron Paul. Tell me what you think, let’s have open and honest discourse, and since I’m a First Amendment kind of guy, even the “list” above is welcome to chime in:

      Why Ron Paul would NOT be a good president:
      1. He is old, mousey, whiny, grumpy, skinny, etc. Do not underestimate the importance of these factors, as a very large number of voters are not familiar with the issues, and vote for vanity. Sad but true. It does no good to have good ideas when you don’t have the presidential image, and Ron has neither.
      2. He has been in Congress for 2 decades and doesn’t have a single bill to his name. We elected someone president with zero accomplishments in 2008, why would we want to do that again? How can you expect him to be able to lead the country when he can’t lead a single bill to fruition after 20 years?
      3. He even voted against his own bill to audit the Federal Reserve, because he didn’t get every single detail he wanted. He is so stubbornly rigid he simply takes his toys and goes home if he doesn’t get every little detail he wants.
      4. Many of his domestic policies are admirable, but how does he expect to implement them when he will have to work with Congress to get many of them turned into a reality? Will he simply hold his breath until Congress lets him get his way, because he has zero track record of using any other tactic to be successful?
      5. Most of his foreign policies are dangerous. If we pull out of foreign countries, the vacuum WILL be filled by Russia, China, etc. Once you lose your toehold, it is VERY difficult to expand military operations if the need arises. Think about how hard it would have been for the U.S. to fight Hitler if England had fallen. For example, if China decides they don’t want to allow free flow of oil, we would have no recourse, as it takes years, if not decades, to develop independent energy sources. He is simply naive to the point of being a traitor to his own country. Also, we need forward positioned military presence to fight the global war on terror. It isn’t being fought only in Iraq and Afghanistan, there are operations literally around the world preventing future 9/11 type attacks that simply cannot be fought by guarding our own borders, 9/11 should have taught us that. We must therefore disrupt the terrorist cells wherever they are, so they cannot organize, plan, recruit, train, equip, and attack again. To not do this would be suicidal.
      For the above and other reasons, Ron gets the pot smoking and “freedom at any cost” crowd, and that’s all he will ever get…LOL

    2. Here is another good one!


      send it!

      The #2 is a paid shill to troll and disrupt this forum with its spewing of hatred. So real Americans can’t converse here without IT hijacking all threads. That’s why this subhuman needs to be banned. One NEVER responds to IT — its existence is to be ignored.

  11. Vote to ban the #2 that pollutes this forum with its trolling.

    So far the vote to BAN it — ‘tex2′ — is:

    1) Surfisher
    2) Sharon Kuhn
    3) annebeck58
    4) christopher Deligate of Missouri
    5) donjusko
    6) sharksauce24
    7) sophiah8
    8) rmcnnlly
    9) BanTex2Al
    10) Wendy Jones
    11) Evan Godolphin
    12) Remmic Lewis
    13) Shane Mayfield
    14) jeffrey bohl

  12. “Former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson could pull as much as 6% of the vote in a hypothetical three-way match-up with Mitt Romney and President Obama. Johnson began the 2012 race running for the Republican nomination but has wound up carrying the libertarian banner and could gain ballot access in several states.”

    If the above transpires, it is a certainty that Mitt will not defeat BO (with his flip-flopping, he couldn’t defeat him anyway, now this would assure it).

    So he needs to withdraw now in favor of Ron Paul!

    Ron Paul WILL become President in 2012 — IF, Romney becomes a Patriot, and forgoes his ego, for the Good of the People!

    Mitt Romney could become one of the greatest Statesmen in US History! He’d be the Savior of our Nation — the one that generations to come would tell their children: “Look at this statue, this is Mitt Romney, he saved America”!

    Or, he can reduce himself to just a tiny footnote…what is amazing is that his fate rests in his own hands (a very rare occurrence throughout the history of the world)!

    All Romney has to do, is to take advantage of this rarest of historical moments, and make a SINGLE DECISION!!!

    Withdraw his candidacy IN FAVOR of Ron Paul, with the following grandiose and heart-wrenching patriotic speech (to save his political skin):

    “I, Mitt Romney, will sacrifice my political goals for the Good of the People. Now I understand that only Ron Paul that can save our Nation. I agree with all he stands for, therefore, I have deemed that our Nation’s salvation can only be accomplished when Ron Paul is elected as President of the United States of America. Without regret, but with joy, I do the most honorable and patriotic deed I can — I withdraw myself from this election, and give my full support to Ron Paul!”

    One honest person is needed to bring these logical conclusions to Romney’s PERSONAL ATTENTION (not the myopic sycophants surrounding him and stroking his ego by chanting wishful thinking as ‘fact’: “You gonna win Boss, you gonna win Boss….).

    Regardless how egotistical, arrogant and narcissistic Romney may be, some semblance of reasoning of what’s best for him, should still remain in his skull. The instinct for self preservation dictates that even the smallest of minds will chose the path that leads to safety, not the one leading to disaster.

    An honest realist needs to talk to Romney one-on-one — and explain the following to him, so Mitt can comprehend it:

    1) If you don’t win the nomination, than your political career is over (you’ll become just a tiny footnote in US History as a failure).

    2) If you win the nomination, and don’t defeat Obama — which is the most probable outcome (you’ll become just a tiny footnote in US History as an even LARGER failure).

    Therefore, Dear Mitt, whichever gamble you take from the above, may lead to total disaster for your political career (and probably will)!

    However, here is an action you can take, Dear Mitt, that guarantees you’ll become immortalized in the annals of US History — becoming the 21st Century Savior of America (surely this carrot of success will entice Romney’s egotism to go for it — over the probable political beatings he’d receive otherwise)!

    All one needs to do, to assure Mitt’s Historical Greatness of Sacrifice for the Good of the Nation, is to present the above to Romney’s eyes alone! I urge all able to do so, to place this document in front of him!

    Send this to Mitt Romney — as an Open Letter, e-mails, etc. — the more you send, the greater the chance he’ll get to read it!

  13. *Mitt Romney, American Parasite*

    (Mitt Grosny — Romney The Terrible (my prefered title))

    It explains how Bain Capital worked. They would buy SUCCESSFUL companies, with little down, borrowed huge amounts, saddling them with crushing debt, refused to continue equipment purchases or maintenance. Then they would pay themselves huge “management” fees.

    Some notable excerpts:

    “Romney is not a vulture capitalist, as Rick Perry says, since vultures eat dead carcasses,” notes Josh Kosman, who has written about the private equity business for 15 years. He’s “more of a parasitic capitalist, since he destroys profitable businesses.” (The host must be healthy enough to be force-fed all that debt, then slowly bled to death…until the parasites drain all the wealth for themselves).

    “When Bain was about to buy a company, its partners would hold a meeting. “He said that about half the time [they] would talk about cutting workers,” Kosman says. “They would never talk about adding workers. He said that job growth was never part of the plan.” That claim was buttressed by the Associated Press, which studied 45 companies bought by Bain during Romney’s first decade. It found that 4,000 workers lost their jobs. The real figure is likely thousands higher, since the analysis didn’t account for bankruptcies and factory and store closings.

    “The Armco plant closing involved more than the torching of 750 jobs, Morrow says. Contractors and suppliers collapsed. Workers’ children and widows lost health care and pension benefits. And while Bain received millions in tax breaks—paid for by the very people left holding the bag—Romney walked away millions richer.”

    A must read (long) article recommended to all!

    Share it!

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