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Who's Behind the Ron Paul Signs?

The Republican presidential candidate stopped campaigning a few months ago. So why are his campaign signs still standing in San Bruno, a heavily Democratic city?

If you've driven through the on-ramps to Interstate 280 and Interstate Highway 380 over the last few weeks, you may have noticed some signs that look out of place.

Not the freeways signs, of course. 

If you've ever glanced off to the side, you'll see a Ron Paul for President sign. Two to be exact—one at I-280 and the other at I-380.

No one knows who put up the signs.

Matthew Heath, the Northern California state coordinator for Paul's campaign, said he didn't know anyone who had put up any new signs in all of California after the June primary, when Mitt Romney won the Republican presidential nomination with ease.

Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, a three-time presidential candidate, came in a distant second place with 9 percent of the vote.

However, the Ron Paul signs in San Bruno have yet to come down—or no one has bothered to take them down—even though the Texas congressman has essentially ended his campaign for president.

It's almost as if the signs are still standing in defiance of the popular vote just like Paul's views often stand in opposition to popular beliefs and even those of his fellow Republicans.

"It just shows the level of support," Heath said in pondering a reason for why the signs are still up.

The question still remains, though: Are there Paul supporters here in San Bruno? And, if so, will they ever make themselves known?

After all, California is a majority blue state and half of the voters in San Mateo County are Democrats. In San Bruno, Democrats outnumber Republicans by more than two to one. Here, there are also 78 Libertarians, like Paul, but that's according to 1999 figures, the latest information available.

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watchfultaxpayer August 07, 2012 at 07:12 AM
I think Martin made a valid observation, but not because the majority of this city may or may not be of the democratic persuasion. Particularly if the information the city carries on its website is 13 years old. Who on earth is being paid to update that website ??? There's been two census since 1999. That information surely is considered outdated. Shame on the city employee who has failed to update it. A lot of social changes have occurred in that period of time. I, for one, changed parties and am no longer counted in that alledged majority. I chose the party 'decline to state party' although I wanted to write in the 'who is representing me party.' I didn't leave the Democratic party. They left me. I am not poor enough to vote Democrat nor rich enough to vote Republican. I'm just a working Amercan who pays taxes from the group of people both parties have either forgotten or blatantly ignore,.As for the Ron Paul signs,I don't think any candidates should be allowed to plaster their signs all over everything in sight and then leave them up for months on end after they win or lose.I have never been persuaded to vote for someone because they had a sign posted somewhere.
Dan August 07, 2012 at 02:56 PM
If the media were to remove the covers then all of the lobbyist supported companies and profit makers off war would go belly up! Come on don't you want our wealth to go out to other countries, fund the corporate media (GE), and continue to bail out the economy (Sorry I mean banks - who are suffering from bad markets and people not spending more than they have). Not to mention lets control our population by sending our kids off to fight and die in useless battles - while supporting our big war machine corporations! I hold higher respect for our soldiers than any politician out there - how they in turn trust and respect our government decisions is beyond me. Ron Paul is the only candidate that has respect for our soldiers, and that is obvious in the military's support for him. Come on the 'too big to fail' have to stay big otherwise they may actually fail! Donate today to 'our' country's demise - simply vote for anyone other than Ron Paul to continue these obviously successful policies!
Bite Koch August 07, 2012 at 11:24 PM
Those signs are on public property, which is illegal, and should be immediately removed by the police. The fact that ron paul's followers are willing to break the law tells me all I need to know about him and his minions!
Bite Koch August 07, 2012 at 11:25 PM
You are criminal!
Sara Glascock September 23, 2012 at 08:03 PM
I still have my Ron Paul sticker on my car. I don't intend to take it off until after a "Don't Blame Me, I Voted for Ron Paul" sticker becomes applicable. By they way, these signs are usually on public property.

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