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Friday, December 14, 2007

  Ron Paul Blimp Rises

I spent most of my time shooting video, but did take this still of the blimp from a long distance away. The morning was chilly, and although the sun threatened to come out of the clouds, it never did. About 3 dozen supporters and at least three newsfolk showed up to cheer the effort on, including a lady on a horse, carrying an American flag.

The blimp had a nice launch, a bit later than 8AM, circling half the field as it turned and headed for South Carolina.

A very raw video of the Blimp's launch (takeoff is about 4 minutes in) is here. It's formatted for optimal display on the linux based nokia n800 or n810 tablet with mplayer, but should display on anything. I was going to upload it to youtube, but that seems to mangle videos shot at this resolution.

I'll put more stuff on this blog entry as it gets uploaded. The Ron Paul Blimp site and blog has updates and better pictures on the way...

For more of my coverage of the campaign, Boston Tea Party, etc, click on or bookmark this.

Oh, yea, the Tea Party now has 30,837 pledges as of 9:26 am EST...

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