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CBS News: Will 2012 be the year for Ron Paul thanks to his online following?

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504943_162-20062798-10391715.html

(CBS/What's Trending) - I guess you could say that Ron Paul was a man ahead of his time. The just-announced potential candidate for the GOP presidential ballot had a die-hard, grassroots following that spread his conservative-libertarian viewpoints like viral wildfire across the interwebs -- back in 2008.

Unfortunately, there wasn't a big enough online movement to fuel Paul's race to the White House, and he failed in his original bid. In the first Iowa caucus, he came in fourth out of all the GOP candidates at a paltry ten percent.

That was then, this is 2012.

With the Tea Party movement prevalent online, and his followers more experienced at using social media to promote their causes, it seems that the Ron Paul army is ready with the tools they need to support their man all the way to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

In fact, his following is so adept at using the Internet to help gain traction for their candidate that they were able to raise $1 million in just 24 hours.

The candidate is no stranger when it comes to the online fundraiser: He famously raised $6 million in one day during his 2008 campaign. But, judging from the fact that he was able to raise $1 million before he officially announced his 2012 candidacy, it's a great start -- and there's definitely room to grow. It also helps that the money raised was pegged to the South Carolina debate last week, and that state is going to be one of the first battlegrounds that Paul will have to win in order to secure the GOP nomination.

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Wow! They actually called him

Wow! They actually called him a favored candidate! Times they are a changing.

NO...

He will win due to his UNIVERSIAL following.

F%#K these leading posts...and this site has LOTS of them of late. Hard to say that DP is an asset or a liability for Ron now. Just a shame thats all...

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What this commentary and

What this commentary and others have failed to mention is the avid following of Ron Paul supporters is NOT just the "obnoxious" staunch few they would have you believe but a growing support of awakening across America and internationally. His ideas are catching fire and the intense negativity coming from the media towards him is predictable and boring. I feared that MSM would give him patronizing attention until the annointed ones are declared,(if Obama hasn't already invoked war measures act for some fabricated war or other) then, of course all the media frenzy will divert fullswing to their candidacy. HOWEVER, I think they now realize and fear Ron Paul is not just a man, but a movement of ideas, that will not be ignored.

In this article they say he didn't have a big internet following

I guess CBS didn't watch the Jerry Day videos

This is un f'n believable. So

This is un f'n believable. So much favorable coverage it makes me teary eyed. Michael N. you were right: It is Ron Paul's time AND HE KNOWS IT.

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bump

for an amazing day : )

My GOSH, LL, this is not only

My GOSH, LL, this is not only a fantastic article, but the music video somehow blew me away! I swear it was for people much younger than I, and I could not understand most of it, and it STILL gave me goosebumps! JUST WOW!

tell you the truth

when I posted the article and then listened to the video they provided I said to myself -- finally they are on our side we now have a chance to win this.

That touching song/video I posted as a seperate posting
here:
http://www.dailypaul.com/164600/what-if-ron-paul-was-preside...

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Agreed--Front Page Material

so I put it there

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Thank you Bobby

seeing this on the front page this morning makes my day.
Thank you.
This sweet coffee is to you & your sweetness!

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Thanks Double-L. One day we

Thanks Double-L. One day we will have to meet some where for coffee

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looking forward to the day

have you ever been to Canada?

...me and a friend we have an idea to get Ron Paul to Toronto.
Huge American expat community here so he would be able to get some funds for the campaign.

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Never been that far north;

Never been that far north; Minnesota is the farthest I've been.

One day

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sweet Lord

Come on people --
This is one of the best articles on Ron Paul ever - needs a bump.
I have 1 minute left online...

sorry for the self-bump.

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HUMMMMMM

How sweet it is!!!

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