Ron Paul Comes to San Diego – UPDATE

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W.C. Varones and Left Coast Rebel attended the Ron Paul event held yesterday at UCSD. W.C. has a great post on the event. Left Coast Rebel is promising one. From W.C. Varones’ blog:

He hit on all the topics you’d expect – the war on drugs, the debt and deficit, central planning, the TSA, big government destroying the economy, the Dirty Fed, global imperialism, etc. And of course the solution to all of this: restore the Constitution,

Here is some video from the event.

The U-T managed to get out a decent report of the event as well. Focusing on the local angle where a UCSD student was left in a DEA holding cell for five days without food or water.

“We know about the case of Daniel, one of the students here, of being arrested and thrown in a prison and forgotten — for five days — ending up in an intensive-care unit,” Paul said to loud boos. “And then it’s done in the name of being a compassionate conservative. That’s not compassion at all.”

Even though I am supporting Romney for President, I am much more in tune with the proposed policies of Ron Paul. He is a great American who has been fighting for liberty for quite a long time.

UPDATE

As promised, Left Coast Rebel also has a report on Dr. Paul’s visit.

  • Ron Paul is a rock star. He’s pushing 80 and he’s clearly a rock star.
  • Paul’s speech was strictly off-the-cuff. He didn’t read from a teleprompter nor did he even have notes that he worked from (that I could see). Instead, he started with an idea or topic and his speech flowed from there. His speaking style is a bit rough (jumping to different topics quickly, etc. but it’s fascinating to see how authentic his oratory chops are — very inspirational).
  • When was the last time ANY Republican motivated young people so? And that’s the essence of who Ron Paul his. He animates and motivates the youth in a positive way, a positive message that echoes America’s Founders; ideas that are timeless yet shockingly forgotten today. I got the feeling that many of the young people in attendance didn’t know what to expect and, for the first time, heard the message of LIBERTY.

Read the whole post with many more pictures like this at Left Coast Rebel.

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  1. “Even though I am supporting Romney for President, I am much more in tune with the proposed policies of Ron Paul.”

    I am always confounded when I try to understand this sort of logic.

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  3. I get that, B-Daddy so I’ll offer you this: Ron Paul: A 12-term Congressman (who retired and returned to private life and ran again) and who, as you discovered, has the demeanor to attract thousands of people to rallies (where his opponents attract hundreds)

    I met the man and his wife Friday afternoon (as well as his opponent and his wife, in 2006). All are lovely people but the Congressman Paul’s humility, enthusiasm about the issues, and willingness to “talk with me” about them contrasts tremendously with his opponent’s desire to “tell me” about them. His wife is an absolute class act as well.

    Paul dwarfs his opponents on experience, depth of knowledge about the issues, and demeanor.

    I suppose his opponents look better in a suit, on television, than he does.

  4. According to the Almanac of American Politics. Ron Raul was a GOP congressman from 1976 to 1984. In 1984 he ran for the US Senate, losing the Republican primary to Rep. Phil Gramm, 73% to 16%.

    In 1988, Mr. Paul was the Libertarian Party candidate for US President, receiving 432,000 votes, or 0.5% of the total.

    Paul made a congress comeback in 1996 against an ex-Democrat who switched to the GOP after the Gingrich landslide of 1994. Ron Paul has held onto that House seat since then.

  5. “In 1984 he ran for the US Senate, losing the Republican primary to Rep. Phil Gramm, 73% to 16%.”

    …who switched parties FOR that election. Gramm served as a Texas Congressman, from 1979-83 as a Democrat.

    “Paul made a congress comeback in 1996 against an ex-Democrat who switched to the GOP after the Gingrich landslide of 1994.”

    Indeed and Gingrich campaigned hard for the former Democrat and against Paul.

    Anybody seeing a pattern?

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