Ron Paul 'Leap for Liberty'

Paul supporters try to win over undecided voters at skydiving party.

Michael Layon and friends will plummet from a helicopter as it hovers tonight over his home.

It's the "Leap for Liberty," and likely a New Hampshire Primary first. The skydiving show will greet Republican on his latest swing through the state.

"The Leap for Liberty event will be specifically tailored to address the questions and concerns of undecided voters and be a fundraising-free zone," Erica and Michael Layon of Derry described it.

Paul supporters are welcome, but they do not want to be just preaching to the faithful, Erica Layon said in a phone interview ahead of the event.

"There's a lot of people who are still undecided," she said. "It is still pretty open."

Recent polls indicate a fluid race for the Republican presidential nomination. A Fox News Poll out Sept. 28 found 13 percent did not know who they would support in the race. Two polls last week of likely Republican voters in New Hampshire – polls by American Research Group and Suffolk University/7News – pegged the undecided vote at 12 percent.

Undecided voters traditionally break late, of course.

To Erica Layon, that's because some candidates have evolving views and opinions. That's not the case with Doctor Paul, a Texas congressman, she said. She said that is one reason she likes Paul. She said he is one candidate who will not wave his finger in the air trying to figure out which way the political winds are blowing.

The Paul party starts at 6 tonight. The actual "Leap for Liberty," however, is contingent on the winds blowing right.

ForThePeople September 30, 2011 at 01:46 PM
Jan has it right. There hasn't been any economic system to date that has worked. What Ron Paul supported has already been tried. Does anyone remember the 1800s? The reasons why we have regulations at all is because left to themselves, businesses serve themselves. I think most people that support Ron Paul only heard the "legalize pot" argument. So, while I think it's nice and all that a bunch of potheads want legalization of their vice, I doubt their economic acumen. I liked his interview this week on The Daily Show, where he supported legalizing heroin. Literally and specifically. It's this kind of extremism that will prevent him from being elected, which is for the best because "it's all about me" with Ron Paul. I'm still waiting for these selfish cost cutters to relieve me of my property taxes. I don't have any kids, but I have to pay for someone else's kids to go to school. Isn't that against the philosophy of the tea party? Or is it only that services you use are legitimate? And this is why that philosophy fails also. If it is truly everyone for themselves, and nobody wants to help pay for anything unless it's something they use, then you don't have a society. You have tribes.
derek September 30, 2011 at 05:47 PM
gas prices go up, yet mobile is recording record high profits... taxes go up, yet we sell our bridges to foreign countries.. billions are spent on war, yet we americans have very limited soldiers on our homeland here to protect us if something were to seriously go wrong.... how does any of this makes sense??? there's all this talk about jobs, but what good are the jobs if they pay a minimum salary ?have you ever tried to support a family on a minimum wage? you can't. people don't want know where jobs that only makes the c e os rich. decent jobs like landscaping only pay 10 dollars an hour because the truck full of foreigners will do it for 5
derek September 30, 2011 at 05:51 PM
please excuse my punctuation I'm using voice recognition
Louis Nardozi September 30, 2011 at 11:01 PM
That's just silly. You think laws are written to protect YOU? YOU, with no money to lobby? YOU, who are limited in your ability to make campaign contributions? YOU, who don't have million dollar jobs to hand out when our fine elected officials retire? Legislation isn't even WRITTEN by our legislators anymore - it's written exclusively by lobbyists. DownsizeDC.org is trying to get legislation passed to limit that, you might give them a look see too. I think when you read about the 1800s you read only one type of book - the ones written to sell you on just such programs as you have unabashedly supported. Yet that was not the only thing happening in the 1800s. For instance, did you know there WAS no middle class until the higher wages the 1800s brought gave people the ability to save up and buy their own lands? It is part of the predictable tendency to think things long ago were the same as now, or different in only a few particulars. This is NOT the case, so when you go reading biographies, remember those are rich or famous people, NOT the average guy back then. The ability to own actual property, and an actual house which no one could take from you was a VERY big deal, though we take it for granted today.
ForThePeople October 01, 2011 at 01:12 AM
Clearly you know my reading list through your psychic powers. But seriously, how about the railroad companies? How about Rockefeller? Ron Paul would love these things, but to anyone with a knowledge of history, we know what happened with both of those. That's why we don't allow markets to be completely "free." It was only freedom for the guys at the top(remember, women's suffrage came later).


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