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Michigan debate: Paul supporters dominated the event + R.P. speech @ debate party

The day for many of us started out early, and rainy. We had so many supporters from around the state coming in by bus or carpooling, that we had to set up 2 debate viewing parties within a few blocks apart near the campus. We hit all the freeway overpasses, on ramps, intersections, entrances to the campus with signs and handed out fliers to students and attendees of the event.

Then came time to get together to welcome Dr. Paul, there were pictures and video taken of a half mile long line of supporters with signs and enthusiasm there to greet Dr. Paul...and all the other candidates who all had to be brought in on the same route to be dropped off. No other supporters of candidates were around and later we heard that other candidates were approaching Dr. Paul to compliment him on the level of support that he has.

I had the honor of being present in the debate and was thrilled to greet Dr. Paul on stage after the debate along with Michigan congressman Justin Amash, who endorsed him earlier this year.

Dr. Paul proceeded to one of the viewing parties where all supporters gathered to hear him address us for a few moments before boarding his plane onto New Hampshire. I was told when he landed in Michigan that he was not in the best of moods, but quickly snapped out of it after seeing the outpouring of support and total dominance of our presence all over the event area.

Remember, we energize him, he needs us in ever city and event he participates in, lets keep it going gang!

Special thanks to Adam, our state coordinator, the state team, Dave and Vince....and Christee, our event organizer as well as all who helped and showed up.

Here are some photos, thanks to Dave Lamarand for his always professional work.

Videos from "sneakysteve" thanks man


This is a portion of a state wide letter we just recieved from our state coordinator, Adam DeAngeli

Michigan for Ron Paul 2012
Dear Michigan Patriots,

I don't know how to describe what a fantastic job you did last night, welcoming Dr. Paul to the Michigan Republican Debate.

But his advance and events team, his closest staff that follow him at every event, described it very well to me.

Categorically, they said it was the best reception Dr. Paul had received before any debate. He was absolutely ecstatic to see the massive row of people—well over 200 people—line up over a quarter mile as he arrived at the debate entrance, then running behind him all the way to the building, where the line became a massive crowd of supporters.

It fired him up for a great debate performance. (link to video of debate highlights)

And it stood in total contrast to with the other candidates, who had nobody.

Ron Paul signs of all sizes decorated the campus and the surrounding areas everywhere you looked, yet there wasn't a single sign for any other candidate--anywhere.

Backstage sources report even Romney himself was talking about it. The other candidates had to drive by the same giant crowd and wonder why nobody was doing the same for them!

You have to wonder if that was the reason Ron Paul was on Rick Perry's mind during the debate. (If you didn't see the debate, Perry stumbled over himself trying to compete with Dr. Paul's courageous stance to eliminate worthless federal departments, couldn't name three he would cut, and sheepishly turned to Dr. Paul for his line.) (Video)

And our campaign's pollster, who was riding in the vehicle behind Dr. Paul's, dropped his jaw when he saw us out there. (He's new to Ron Paul Revolution, ha.)

And of course there was the jam-packed events at Buddy's Pizza and the Red Ox Tavern for the debate-watching parties. Click here to see some great photos (and please send me links to your own photos and videos of the events!)

I had a rare opportunity to speak with Dr. Paul before the debate, to brief him on current events in Michigan that might have come up. He didn't seem too excited to be at the start of an arduous segment of the campaign—a debate tonight, flying to New Hampshire immediately afterward for two days of campaigning, followed by a flight to South Carolina for yet another debate.

I'd say we cheered him up, all right.

As he drove back to the airport, he talked constantly about how great his supporters were in Michigan and how he'd need to be back soon. He mentioned to his staff, who didn't know, that it was when he was at the University Michigan in 2007 where the crowd's chant, "End the Fed," gave him the idea for the title of his book (it's actually mentioned in the book, right at the beginning.)

Last update:
here is his speech


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Loved the videos. Thanks. You

Loved the videos. Thanks. You guys rock!

Y'all are both crazy and awesome all at the same time!

Keep it up, Michigan!!!

Great local coverage of the event - Rochester Hills Patch -

Supporters Rally Behind 'Honest' Ron Paul at Debate Watch Party:

The sporadic cheers of Ron Paul supporters that rang throughout the Red Ox Tavern during the Republican debate Wednesday were nothing compared to the overwhelming applause, whistles and chants of "President Paul" that ensued when Paul himself arrived later that night.

“It is a real delight – I know we haven't been in Michigan much, there seems to be a lot of enthusiasm," Paul said. "We are facing some major, major problems ... the true answer is found in liberty and limited government."

Prior to the debate, hundreds of Paul supporters lined the entrance to Oakland University in Rochester to greet their candidate and those who didn’t have tickets to watch the debate on campus flooded the Red Ox Tavern and nearby Buddy’s Pizza.

It was standing room only at the Red Ox in Auburn Hills, with supporters adding their own cheers, taunts and general commentary throughout the debate.

Read More and view the video and photos

Guess who is winning the "Who Do You Think Won the Republican Presidential Debate" poll.


Let's keep the momentum going!

State by state!

Way to go y'all!

I love this post and the pictures! Awesome job Michigan!!

Energizing: From Dr. Paul to us, from us to Dr. Paul

Gotta love it....great post indeed. These first-hand accounts from each other ALSO energize us!

Awesome y'all!!

I can't wait to see how much more we've grown here in South Carolina this weekend!! Send some of those Michigan vibes this-a-way! :)

Freedom is not: doing everything you want to.
Freedom is: not having to do what you don't want to do.
~ Joyce Meyer

Love posts like

these.... Thank you.

thanks S^3!


You all are awesome, and I hope that majority that attended

Frequent the DP (As I am sure they do). Great job all, awe inspiring work and commitment! I would have loved to have been there, but in the South where many are only 2 generations out of the woods, the status quo reigns supreme. Keep up the great work, and thanks for taking the time, the people will make the difference in the end.

Always remember:
"It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds." ~ Samuel Adams
If they hate us for our freedom, they must LOVE us now....

Stay IRATE, remain TIRELESS, an


Sounds like a successful day, congrats and thanks.

It is better to look dumb and not be, than to look smart and not be.

Way to go Michigan! Would

Way to go Michigan! Would love pictures.

Here are some photos I took last night!

I just made a quick blog for these photos, hope you enjoy!


You are my motivation.

Great stuff Mich. You guys got me so fired up for making Ron feel better that I am going to hand out flyers at school and im gunna make it to our local meet up to make calls. Thank you Freedom Fighters


You can view pictures here:

I'm working on getting the video edited.

'Once you become knowledgeable you have an obligation to do something about it!' — Ron Paul


"Mises Saves" lol

"Mises Saves" lol

I think it is great lol

I think it is great lol

Awesome Job!!!This was great

Awesome Job!!!
This was great to hear. I'm in Charlotte and Ron Paul will be in Spartanburg, SC this Saturday which is only about an hour and a half drive. I'll be there cheering him on. Let's give him another $3M money bomb Friday and our support Saturday! The media tries to tear him down and we need to let him know we believe in the message and him!

Thank you for coming from Charlotte to Spartanburg

can't wait to see all of y'all!!! :)

Freedom is not: doing everything you want to.
Freedom is: not having to do what you don't want to do.
~ Joyce Meyer

That really

is heart warming

Nice work David

I know how hard you, Adam, Tony and crew work to bring the base together. I am proud of you guys!

For Freedom!
The World is my country, all mankind is my brethren, to do good is my religion.

Way to go Michigan!

Way to go Michigan!



"Air is the very substance of our freedom, the substance of superhuman joy....aerial joy is freedom."--Gaston Bachelard--

yay love this positive news

yay love this positive news :)

Great work!!


Any YouTube yet??

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thank you so much for sharing

excited to see pics/videos - saw some other comments here (earlier threads) about people gearing up to go the event along with some buses. Go Michigan!


Thanks for this uplifting report.

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nice, uplifting read! I'd love to see that video of that 1/2- mile long line of Ron Paul supporters.

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