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My NYC Ron Paul Experience

Thanks to artistsforRP for a video of Ron Paul's at Webster Hall:
http://youtu.be/kK5SaQSPy_A

What an awesome time in NYC yesterday. I just had to share it with all of you, it being my experience around Ron Paul.

First I took the train into the city from Metro Park, NJ. Left about 9:15 got into the city at about 10am. Walked from Penn Station down to McNally Jackson and got there just about 11:00. Only a few scattered RP supporters not sure where he was going to be signing. After hearing one fellow ask we were directed downstairs. Me and my girlfriend were the third group in line (about 6 people in front of us).

We waited till just after one, talking to a few nearby people, one being the creator of www.liberty-candidates.org

As Ron came in from a side door he greeted everyone with a smile and the people in the first line got a great handshake. We began and quickly rushed through because of his busy schedule that day. However I did get to say that it was an honor to meet him and thanked him and wished him good luck. (I have a few pictures I will upload later and add to this post.)

Now on to Webster Hall...Later that night I had arrived at Webster hall around 7:00 to find only a couple people waiting. By 8 they had to form 4 lines to keep the people from crowding around the corner of the building. We were like the 10th people in the door after filling out some lame form for the NY Republican committee(some neo-con was there too). We quickly moved to the front with out new friends, a DP member, and a Ron Paul Forums member, where we got right in front of the stage. Couldn't get any closer to Ron.

The First person to speak was a libertarian-republican councilman (the only one in NY he touted and the announcer for the night). Then came the Neo-Con republican leader from NY (not much enthusiasm for this guy, not one mention of ending the wars of course).

Followed by Peter Schiff!! Who was excellent and received great energy from the crowd. Even with his drink in his hand spilling it slightly as he spoke. Very funny as well.

Ron was running late so he did not come on until about 10:30 so Peter spoke until 5 minutes before he came on. Which was kind of late since a lot of us had been spending all day killing time in the city walking around. He spoke for about 20 minutes and got many cheers and a couple End the Fed chants.

Lastly, the new friend and fellow DP member, got his booked signed right after he spoke, and gave out a couple hand shakes to him, myself and I think one other person.

All in all it was awe inspiring to be so close to such a amazing guy. I will never forget this experience and hope you all get to share one just like it if you have not already.

Have to create a youtube account. Tried to embed the vids from facebook but doesn't work. Will upload 2 mins of Peter's speech tomorrow.



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Sounds like a fun day in NYC

Not to brag or anything but I've met and spoken to Ron Paul in length 4 times already ;)

Hey!

Hey bro! Uploading the Schiff video now! Will be on Youtube shortly!

Awesome dude!

Awesome dude!

Commerce with all nations, alliance with none, should be our motto. - T. Jefferson rЭVO˩ution

"Everyone wants to live at the expense of the state. They forget that the state wants to live at the expense of everyone.” - BASTIAT

Thanks for sharing that!

I'm driving 2.5 hrs (w/ my 8-yr-old) on Thursday to see him for the first time at the University of Nevada (Reno). Can't Wait! And what a week to be able to see/meet him! I just wish I could make it there early enough for the book signing. I also just saw on facebook that one on my friends (that I shared RP with) will be attending too!

Happy days...

... are here again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Plano TX

Hey fellow New Yorkers

I couldn't make it last night, but maaaan I wanted to. I saw RP when he came in 2008 and me and my friends got our pictures taken with him. Was awesome. I wanted to go tonight to see people I've only read comments from for the last few years here on the Daily Paul. So, if any Ron Paul people ever wanna hang in NYC, lemme know.

The condition upon which God hath given liberty to man is eternal vigilance; which condition if he break, servitude is at once the consequence of his crime and the punishment of his guilt

Here is his speech in NYC - AWESOME

this crowd was electric .... great speech as always!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kK5SaQSPy_A

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Thanks artists, I loved the crowd spirit;

the r3VOLution is alive and well.

Awesome!

Thanks for sharing.

Indeed an awesome speech..the

Indeed an awesome speech..the rocking video drove me nuts, but the words were fire! Thanks.

awesome

Thanks for the link. I couldnt make it last night, but I wanted to. At least I live in NYC, so he'll be back soon- now that he's running!

Hell yeah

The condition upon which God hath given liberty to man is eternal vigilance; which condition if he break, servitude is at once the consequence of his crime and the punishment of his guilt

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Thank you artists!! That was incredible - the NY crowd was so

raucous and alive! So different from the Midwest crowds - you NY'ers really have it goin' on!

Debbie

I got part of Schiff's I'll

I got part of Schiff's I'll try to upload too. Not a youtube member lol

Commerce with all nations, alliance with none, should be our motto. - T. Jefferson rЭVO˩ution

"Everyone wants to live at the expense of the state. They forget that the state wants to live at the expense of everyone.” - BASTIAT

I'd love to see it!

btw, thanks for sharing your experience.

FYI, Schiff is coming to Temple University, Philly as a keynote speaker. The event is open to all and FREE!!!

Just realized

I only got about 2 mins of it sadly. The camera wasn't the best. It's mine a my girls anniversary so I'll create a youtube account tomorrow maybe and put them on there.

Commerce with all nations, alliance with none, should be our motto. - T. Jefferson rЭVO˩ution

"Everyone wants to live at the expense of the state. They forget that the state wants to live at the expense of everyone.” - BASTIAT

It was great meeting you too!

It was great meeting you too! I was so happy because after 4 years I finally got a picture with Dr. Paul and it actually came out great!

What a wonderful day. Let the rEVOLution continue!!

Let the rEVOLution continue!!

And you KNOW that's right...

Bettie Davis says it best:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XypVcv77WBU#t=0m12s

Onward

Let's Rock*))

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Thanks for your posting...

Great story. I wish I could have been there. I know the excitement from getting to meet with Ron Paul.

I'm going to change my profile pic to one of me shaking hands with the man. I wish everyone on DP would if they have one and then Jon could create a page that shows all of us meeting the man himself! Just an idea...

Big bump

I will send your post to my friend Gigi Bowman - the one you met.

Thanks for posting.

LL on Twitter: http://twitter.com/LibertyPoet
sometimes LL can suck & sometimes LL rocks!
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Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

Thanks LL. It was great

Thanks LL. It was great meeting her, she gave me her card but I knew her site already so I passed it on to someone that hadn't before.

Commerce with all nations, alliance with none, should be our motto. - T. Jefferson rЭVO˩ution

"Everyone wants to live at the expense of the state. They forget that the state wants to live at the expense of everyone.” - BASTIAT

Big hug

song for you:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFfwR0dJzUw&feature=related

LL on Twitter: http://twitter.com/LibertyPoet
sometimes LL can suck & sometimes LL rocks!
http://www.dailypaul.com/203008/south-carolina-battle-of-cow...
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

Damn, not available for my

Damn, not available for my country!? what is that? lol. Looks like censorship lol.

Commerce with all nations, alliance with none, should be our motto. - T. Jefferson rЭVO˩ution

"Everyone wants to live at the expense of the state. They forget that the state wants to live at the expense of everyone.” - BASTIAT

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Bump

thanks for sharing!

He's the man.

And thank you for the awesome

And thank you for the awesome front page position!

Commerce with all nations, alliance with none, should be our motto. - T. Jefferson rЭVO˩ution

"Everyone wants to live at the expense of the state. They forget that the state wants to live at the expense of everyone.” - BASTIAT

thanks for posting

Appreciate reading your comments. Glad you got to see him and cheer him on.

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