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Ron Paul Highlights in NBC / Facebook NH Debate - 1/8/2012

Click here for Ron Paul Video Highlights from the ABC / WMUR New Hampshire Debate - 1/7/2012

Ron Paul highlight reel - big thanks to Joe Plummer for the video.


Full debate YouTube links - thanks to Kingu

http://youtu.be/8IKJQTB5Kv0 - Part 1 (missed first 5 min)
http://youtu.be/szeunbHqQDc - Part 2
http://youtu.be/ckzlRPkbvZw - Part 3
http://youtu.be/Qfq7mBZT4k4 - Part 4
http://youtu.be/LVujbSAh4Tk - Part 5

Replay going on now, per northstar's comment below

Sunday Morning:

January 8, 2012

The NBC News / Facebook / Union Leader New Hampshire Debate will be held at Chubb Theatre at the Capitol Center for the Arts, 44 South Main Street, Concord, NH on Sunday, January 8th at 9:00 a.m. Eastern.

This debate will air on the NBC network as a special edition of “Meet the Press” and will stream live on Facebook. It will also air on MSNBC and NECN.

MSNBC Live Stream: http://msnbc.msn.com/id/45703786#.TwmfyiNWppd

NBC Live Stream: http://tvpc.com/Channel.php?ChannelID=294

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I just watched the whole

I just watched the whole debate. Ron gave great answers but yet again, it seems like everyone else gets more time.

Again and again this plays out the same and after seeing it multiple times I'm not thinking it's my imagination.

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Pax Libertas. Semper Veritas. Semper Res Publica.

And Notice

All weekend they set up Ron Paul with Rick Santorum having the last word. Every time. Otherwise typical, Ron Paul gets a word right before a commercial break.
I'm PO'd that he stood up there for this bs spectacle and only spoke 6 minutes. Glad he complained that this is about character and not issues. I would have said Issues not "Personalities". Don't imply that your fellow candidates have character.
Oh well, every body knows the dice is loaded, so lets pray.

I railed against Ron Paul's

I railed against Ron Paul's performance last night at the other debate.

Tonight we was FREAKING ON FIRE!!

He needs to slow his thoughts more, but still ON FIRE.

THAT is the Ron Paul I know and love.


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He was good tonite...

...at bringing up the things that REALLY matter. I just hope the people can see it.

When they asked him about almost none of his bills being passed

He should have said something like "Well, if they did pass them we wouldn't be in this mess, now would we? You can’t blame me for other member’s lack of regard for the Constitution."

It is an enormous simplification to speak of the American mind. Every American has his own mind.

~Ludwig von Mises

He should list 4 or 5 bills that he introduced that didn't pass

that shows that they were legitimate bills that a corrupt Congress wouldn't support. He could simply site a few example of the "best of the best", which would make great sense to the average American, therefore, making the Congress look more corrupt for not supporting them. Once the general public sees that he has been working for all of us, and not for the insider corporate interests which the rest of his colleagues do, he will win even more people over!


Here is a list to start with which was posted by another Daily Paul member...Great work


"Liberty tastes sweetest to those who fight for it, and most bitter to those who work to deny it!"


Have to agree

It seems we bitch they dont give him enough time - but when they toss him a easy one - he refuses to hit it out of the park. Does the campaign realize that if Ron Paul had said something like "well yeh - you mean like the bill I sponsored to reform the corrupt retirement package that I refuse to take part in since I think it is immoral to steal from American's to fund my retirement" and then turn to Rick and ask "did you opt out of that one Rick - because that's what a real conservative does" - he would probably shoot to number one in the polls. That being said - I do not wish to question people who are experts at running campaigns since I dont know jack about it. Just venting.

Don't sell yourself short...good ideas come from all sources

So-called experts aren't always necessarily right just because we label them as such.

I have a cousin who is married to a guy who was bragging to me that because he was on the "City Council" he had a better understanding than I did of the inner workings of government. Then he proceeded to condescendingly lecture me on why my opinion was wrong, when I stated that "we fight wars for the sake of enriching those who control the big military/corporate interests in the world, and generally not for patriotic/safety reasons we are told to believe."

He gave me the standard Neo-con talking points he was taught to regurgitate. I followed that up by stating that "just because two guys decide to run for office against each other and one gets elected, doesn't mean by a long shot, that they are necessarily the most intelligent choices...they are just the two who decided to run!"
"And since there is no IQ test required first, this might explain why so much of our local, state and federal government is so corrupt and inefficient."

I continued by simply asking him "how he would feel if his own son had died fighting in a conflict which he was told was being done for patriotic and safety reasons, only to learn later that those who started the war had lied about the real reason all along...while never participating personally...even while they were making huge sums of money from it in the process."

He said "that isn't happening and is hypothetical." I then reminded him that most recently, "both the gulf war and Vietnam were admittedly proven to be based on lies and false flag operations."

He told me that I was "an idiot for thinking that the Muslims aren't out to get us."

At that point, I turned to my cousin and told her point blank that "I could get more logical responses from explaining this to a stick, than I could from trying to reason with the eminent and esteemed city councilman!" LOL

I know that sounded confrontational but I got caught in the heat of the moment. Regardless, these are generally the types who seem to be attracted to running for political positions, and unfortunately, this is the representation we deserve because of it!

I guess my point is that I don't have one anymore due to the long-winded response I just made - and this by no means implies that those in the campaign are inept and unqualified...LMAO.

Anyway, I welcome your ideas with the respect that they deserve!

"Liberty tastes sweetest to those who fight for it, and most bitter to those who work to deny it!"


I agree with your Santorum agenda.

That smirky Rick Santorum, whose ego is bigger than his skull, needs to be humiliated and humbled in a major way. He sure does think that he has the ultimate X-Factor. I noticed in a different video clip where he appears as a location and met with ongoing boo's as he tries to smile he way past the antagonists. You don't see THAT happening to Ron Paul. Aside from potential voting fraud, I blieve that the ONLY way by which Santorum "won" the Iowa Caucus is that he managed to convince church leaders to convince their various congregations to vote for that frothy douche. With all due respect to churches, it is very common for devoted church-goers to follow the advice of their chruch leaders to a T. I know, cuz I have seen it time and again. My view is not a fact. It is simple my personal theory.

Robby Lane

Notice On The Entitlement Question

That they cut him off as soon as he mentioned the entitlements to "the big boys": the military industrial complex and the banking system.

Meanwhile they tend to let the other candidates speak much longer without interruption, especially Romney.

"Bipartisan: both parties acting in concert to put both of their hands in your pocket."-Rothbard

The questions should be Dr.

The questions should be Dr. Paul what liberties have you removed from the people? What have you forced them to pay for with their tax dollars? Oh nothing, so why can't you get anything "done"?

I think Paul could find a way to turn that question around to be a positive.. it's all about context.

wow !

i just noticed that probably for the first time Dr. Paul is in the center of the pack !!
at least one of my little dreams has come true !
i hope more will come true too !

Dr.Ron Paul's 2002 Predictions

About "hundred vaccuums all over the place"...

Hey vacuums are Great! They clean up messes, and we got a lot of em!

NO MORE LIES. Ron Paul 2012.

good vid

Mods - please update the full debate link

it is in one link; isn't missing anything and it has a decent picture.

posted here:

It's time to be more direct.

Ron Paul's campaign has to go after Santorum. When he stated that all the things Ron Paul wants to do, he can't do. And all the things he shouldn't do, he will do right away was damaging.

Ron Paul has a great deal of success and he shouldn't be shy to announce his accomplishments to the world.

Ron Paul should say: Listen to me and listen to me very carefully...If you put this man in office, more American sons and daughters will die without cause. The debt will increase and people will have to work harder and longer for less. And your liberty and freedom, that we cherish so much, will be greatly reduced.

Ron Paul: I am no man's fool and I am telling you what will happen. We have one shot at this America. Be Bold!

Bugs in the machine's picture

The next time they bring up accomplishments...

Dr Paul's opponents seem to think his accomplishments in Congress display a weakness. What they display to me is his unwillingness to play their game. It displays his principles, that too few members of Congress stand for.

A simple response to this challenge that he has not been able to pass bills would go something like this:

"It is well known that I use the Constitition as a litmus test for any legislation I introduce or support. Given the state of affairs we are in, and that many times I am the lone voice of dessension in Congress, I think it speaks more about the poor choices our Congress makes than it does about my effectiveness. The last 2 elections have shown that Americans think that Congress should be paying more attention to these lonely voices of dissension."

By claiming there is no conspiracy, you prove to those who believe in the conspiracy that you are part of the conspiracy.

Really excellent response!

Really excellent response! Well done!


I see media now pushing Huntsman. Article on yahoo about his 11%. As predicted by infowars the establishment is going to use Huntsman in NH like they did Santorum in Iowa. Will he miraculously finish ahead of Dr.Paul? Has anyone in NH even heard of John Huntsman? WOW


Actually... I live in NH and I posted here a few days ago that there has been a bunch of media crap surrounding Huntsman. I mentioned he was endorsed by The Boston Globe - southern part of the state often is considered a "suburb of Massachusetts". A lot of media attention on him (considering where he stands). Get to hear all about his run in with a Goat (who now follows him around the state as a cheerleader... Lol). Google it.. Get to hear about his awesome daughters, etc. etc. Can't put a finger on it but something seems off. Wouldn't surprise me if they use Huntsman to shave off votes for Dr. Paul (voting machine nonsense). When it happened, they could point to all the buzz he got, how much traveling around the state he did, etc.. So that people wouldn't go wtf?!?! (as much as they should).

Paul and Huntsman nearly tied.....???

Drudge final NH poll Paul and Huntsman nearly tied! Man this is so obvious. I would be willing to bet everything I own that Huntsman will finish second. Complete manipulation. Maybe Carl Rove will report another missing truck and Huntsman and Romney can come to a gentlemen's agreement on how the votes would have went.

here's a concept geniouses(sanitorium)

for 70 years now(especially the past 20) our criminal congress has been reducing liberty and increasing corruption with the bills, etc that they pass which has brought us to the brink of the abyss...

and what did you say?

Ron Paul hasn't gotten anything done?

Ok? agreed. What's your point sanitorium??
Dr. Paul isnt responsible for the mess???
good point ricky!!!!

Jackson County Georgia

War is an instrument entirely inefficient toward redressing wrong; and multiplies, instead of indemnifying losses.
Thomas Jefferson

I thought the same thing...

I loved it when Rick was selling Ron Paul.

The more he attacks "the defender of liberty" the more his true colors are revealed. I wish this fool staying in the race until after Super Tuesday--it could only help us. He might win a few followers--but those people were never with us any way.

Keep it up Rick, we welcome you lame attacks.


Face time in debates

Just wondering if anyone has compared dr. Paul's number of minutes to all the other candidates over all the debates combined

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This is why we need Ron Paul !

Tin Pan

center stage

First time Dr Paul was in the middle! Loved it!

I noticed that, too. I hope

I noticed that, too. I hope and pray that he stays right there where he belongs.

Larry in North Carolina
The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men and women to not support Ron Paul!