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Ron Paul in Reno, NV 4/28/2011 - A Field Report

My wife and I drove from Chico, CA to Reno to meet Dr. Paul at the book signing and to hear him speak. He signed both of my books, shook my hand and my wife's hand, Jesse Benton took a picture of this too. I had a good time meeting him, my wife is a believer in him too.

It was amazing to hear Dr. Paul speak in front of the crowd in the auditorium- it was a packed house- all seats were taken and every 2-3 minute someone else would enter the room and stand in the back. The crowd was constantly fired up from what he said, maybe except that most of us are now more sceptical about nuclear power. It was amazing to see him speak without even looking down at any notes, for an hour and a half. Afterwards, he still shook hands with a few of the attendees.

I was amazed and this experience was confirmation how much pent-up energy our movement has. I talked to one guy in-line from Florida to see him.

Pictures below from link.



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Thank you e-mail just sent

to ed.pearce@kolotv.com for interviewing Ron Paul.

I was there for everything

and shot video of it all. My husband took over 400 photos. We'll get to posting as soon as we can. The breakfast Friday morning was awesome.

Cynthia Kennedy

yes you did. I also heard you mention the DP to all those..

waiting in line for the book signing.

Glad I can now put a face to your DP screename =)

Peace, Freedom and Prosperity. Not War, Welfare and Bankruptcy.


Awesome! I'm a student at

Awesome! I'm a student at CSU, Chico. When the time comes, we should team up with members of the community to push for Ron Paul 2012.

"The casualty of partisanship is objectivity."

You should join YAL at Chico State!

Young Americans for Liberty at UNR hosted Dr. Paul at this event, and getting involved in YAL is a great way to get active in the movement and identify new activists for any and all future liberty campaigns.

Facebook or email me and I'll give you the run down!



Sounds good. You've got mail.

Sounds good. You've got mail.

"The casualty of partisanship is objectivity."

I'm A 'Money Bomb' Guy...MONEY TALKS AND BS Walks

I feel for the establishment, because they will not be able to raise the kind of money Ron Paul can raise in 24 hrs.

We have the most enthusiastic people in America campaigning and supporting Ron Paul...Even Hillary Clinton concedes this truth. Former New York Mayor, Rudolph, 'Rudy' Julie Anne, said that "Ron Paul supporters are everywhere."

This Is gonna be a glorious 2012 campaign..

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This was pretty nice video

This was pretty nice video story on some of it..

Just a thought about your

Just a thought about your nuclear power concern... are you also skeptical about hydro-electric? Because a 9.0 earthquake destroying a dam would likely kill far, far more people than all of the victims (now and in the future) of the nuclear power plants in Japan.

I think it is important to learn from these events how to improve design, but I also think it is a mistake to let an event like this scare you too much. Bad laws are usually written while people are fearful following a frightening event.

@sreams, I understand where

@sreams, I understand where you are coming from about the hydro-electric dam example, but there is quite a difference when we are talking about depleted uranium destroying life on earth. Are you referring to flooding? I may be un-imformed here.


the reaction

the reaction to Dr. Paul's comment was the weakest the entire night when he said we should allow nuclear power w/o interference.... I didn't seriously know what to think and many others feel unsure. My point is that maybe he should distance himself from this issue. It's becoming more controversial than ever before. Someone from the campaign should seriously think about this. This is exactly where lefties cite government regulation instead of private ownership trying to maintain these things on a shoestring budget. That's my concern.

The japan incident makes me personally start to feel that these things are just too damned dangerous - no matter who runs it. Any catastrophe could end civilization within large areas of these things- and accidents will always happen. However, I will say that Nuclear power seems to be our best solution to actually meet demand. They are just dangerous and the reaction from the audience says they are unsettled about it.

My $.02

Peace, Freedom and Prosperity. Not War, Welfare and Bankruptcy.


I've noticed that in videos of his speeches when he speaks of it

the crowd doesn't applaud the same way. I'd say he should not make it part of his stump speech and should just address it if asked except that knowing Ron, he's trying to make us start to put it into perspective.

Integrity means having to say things that people don't want to hear & especially to say things that the regime doesnt want to hear -RonPaul

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Truly exciting to see him in person.

Money bombs for paying for his travel expense are thoroughly justified in my view.

Thanks for driving all the way to Reno and sharing the excitement, sambachico!


I felt so bad for Ron driving around in the freezing cold in a car trying to get to one small event after another. The man needs a Lear jet!

"Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is argument of tyrants. It is the creed of slaves." William Pitt in the House of Commons November 18, 1783
"I know major allies who fund them" Gen. Dempsey

there were many there with video camcorders

I have a few pictures to post - but I did not have a camcorder- should have.

Peace, Freedom and Prosperity. Not War, Welfare and Bankruptcy.


Washoe GOP makes peace with Ron Paul at breakfast today in Reno

"The Washoe County Republican Party presented U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, with a little gift Friday morning: The hidden “ballot box” from the Nevada Republican state convention in 2008."




eweTube or it didn't happen.

Just kidding. That's a great report. Was it a big auditorium?

It is weird that there is not

It is weird that there is not one video on youtube of the event