Paul Hopes Blimp Gives Him a Lift

GOP candidate launches political zeppelin next week
By Jane Yager,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 7, 2007 8:17 AM CST

(Newser) – The offbeat GOP presidential campaign of Texas Libertarian Ron Paul is soon to have a zany new form of publicity: a blimp. The blimp will launch next week in North Carolina and sail up the East Coast with banners in support of Ron Paul, Politico reports. Bearing slogans such as "Who is Ron Paul?" and "Google Ron Paul," the zeppelin will fly over  those staple villains of Paul's rhetoric, the IRS and Federal Reserve.

Staffers also plan to dumping tea into Boston Harbor on the anniversary of the Tea Party, before the blimp makes its way to New Hampshire in time for the January primary. "It could turn out that the blimp is the best thing that anyone’s done," said Paul's campaign chairman. Or not. (Read more Ron Paul stories.)

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