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 12:31 AM
IS San Bruno a heavily Democratic city, Martin ??? I knew it leaned that way but wasn't sure how far it leaned. As for the signs, perhaps someone is supportive of an alternative to the present choice of candidates. LOL
Marty Allen August 07, 2012 at 12:37 AM
Most Ron Paul supporters have been voting democratic for years either that or independent.
Martin Ricard (Editor) August 07, 2012 at 12:37 AM
According to the city, yes. But that is based on 1999 figures. The newest figures haven't been made available yet (not to my knowledge). The political affiliations are actually listed on the city's website: http://www.sanbruno.ca.gov/city_elections.html.
Marty Allen August 07, 2012 at 12:38 AM
And Ron Paul has not hung up his gloves at all... he is being blacked out by corporate owned media... HE IS STILL A CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENT.
sharon waranius August 07, 2012 at 01:38 AM
Who will be the first mainstream media personality to pick up the ball for Ron Paul? Who is willing to risk his job for doing what he/she knows is right? Anyone got the guts? So far, all I see and read are media types butchering Ron Paul's words and intentions. Ron Paul is staying within a budget and is utilizing the 'process' of electing a president, in a smart way...if the RNC and GOP would stop slamming doors in his face. I want to know, what the heck is the media and GOP so worried about? Why are they afraid? What is it that Ron Paul knows the 'others' don't want us to know? Whoever is elected will be facing unprecidented challenges. Mitt Romney needs to step down now, the people need to elect Ron Paul, and let him get down to the business of saving America...if it's not too late. Go Ron Paul President 2012.
shaka August 07, 2012 at 01:44 AM
"presidential candidate ended his campaign a few months ago." WOW im a Canadian and i know he has not ended his camapign, how can a reporter from the usa not even know the facts?? lmao
Bucksnort August 07, 2012 at 02:18 AM
No one notices them because they just blend in with all the other trash littering our roadways.
Colram August 07, 2012 at 02:21 AM
Well said, Sharon!!
Lance August 07, 2012 at 03:03 AM
Who's behind the Ron Paul signs?!? Ummm people who support Ron Paul. Next question. Who's behind this atrocious article???
Little Joe... August 07, 2012 at 05:46 AM
Maybe Californians are concerned that we are 16 Billions behind in the book? Maybe our so called Representatives are robbing us? Maybe they borrowed too much, spent too much and inflating too much? Maybe our representatives are bunch of crooks? Maybe the Doctor has sensible answer for the cancer? Maybe Mr. Einstein himself is correct, when he implied: We cannot be doing the same thing and expect different results? God help us, God help a man of patriotism and Peace! RP2012
Enjoin new August 07, 2012 at 06:47 AM
I put up Ron Paul signs. Just not those ones. Also I had to re reg as a republican to vote for Ron. But I haven't ever voted for any other republican. Please get your facts strait before you "report the news".
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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