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Video: 4 South Carolina Senators Endorse Ron Paul at Press Conference

This is our video from the press conference at the South Carolina State Capitol building in Columbia on January 17th, when four state Senators strongly endorsed Congressman Ron Paul for president:


Compared to other primary events we've attended, this one had little major media coverage. We were surprised to see no video of this on the news, so we uploaded the entire event.

The fine gentlemen who endorsed Dr. Paul are:

Senator Tom Davis: http://senatortomdavis.com/
Senator Daniel B. Verdin: http://en.wikipedia.org/w...
Senator Lee Bright: http://www.leebrightsc.com/
Senator Kevin Bryant: http://kevinbryant.com/

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Theeasylifeofthe allknowning butseldom doig armchairQuarterback!

Don't get me wrong, I really feel that good constructive criticism is healthy and good, but I really think that a lot of these guys on here who are always highly critical of Ron Paul's performances in these debates need to get off their duffs and hit the pavement or run for some office in order to spread the message, instead of contributing by their highly critical play by play analysis from the couch. I really think it would sober them up in a hurry, and restore a lot of the respect and admiration for a guy who did his very best last night. And by the way it was amazing!! I actually handed out super brochures all day yesterday in the cold and I talking to tons of students on the side walk(by the way most of them sincerely thanked me for doing what I was doing)at BYU-Idaho. I did this for about six hours until one friendly officer and a university security officer can and protected and served me by scaring my two dogs half to death, telling me to put my hands where he could see them, then telling me to put my bag of brochures on the wet ground(he yelled put your bag on the ground), and then put my hands on the hood of his car as he frisked me for guns and knives, and then I was treated to a Nazi style game of inquisition!! Then They threatened me if they had ever one complaint, or if I stepped foot on there private side walk again that they've have me run out of town or thrown in jail. Mind you, I'm Mormon and I served a two year mission in Finland for this church!!! The reason that I was there talking to students was because one of my friends that goes to school there was threatened with being kicked out of school if he continued in his political activism after that university cancelled all political clubs. Mind you that the school newspaper the day I got thrown on the hood of the car for nothing had a section about the candidates and the GOP race!!! What really makes me mad is that on our churches official web site it says"the lord has stressed that we aught to be concerned and involved in promoting good government." I guess just not on there property ironically enough!! But after my experience the other day and many other ones like this, I always look at the cup half full when I see anyone giving it there best to fight for the "message of liberty" and I think more of these armchair quarterbacks on this site would too if they got out into the real fray from time to time!!!

Just sent them an email to

Just sent them an email to thank them.
If your every in Columbia SC, make sure to go to the capitol and see there 5 desks with don't tread on me flags on them :).

And yes there are 5, one of the group (Grooms) weirdly endorsed Santorum...

"Give me Liberty or give me death." Patrick Henry



media silence

media silence

Thank you!!

to these four senators for endorsing Dr Paul. Is indeed greatly appreciated. Kind Regards.


Look how strong and in control he looks. Very State-Of-The-Union. Probably his best video screen shot, as compared to the screen shot for the C-SPAN one that came out today...which looks like it was chosen by the Romney campaign.

Those willing to trade their freedom for temporary security deserve neither and will lose both.


Get this video out now!Ron Paul you have truly shown the love for this country and our constitution over and over again!You Sir are my President a true leader!God Bless You Sir!

excellent news; need to spread it around!

Agreed that there should have been more media. Did national media just opt to skip it?

We're up against a lot of resistance from the Establishment.

Great to have these 4 on board! If anybody doorbelling has a portable device this video could be played for folks. However, this is exactly the sort of event which honest media would cover....

What is begun in anger, ends in shame.

I'm just sitting in awe

I have NEVER seen Ron Paul like this. The quiet sense of power that is emanating. Those four senators are more than just on board with his campaign folks. They know perfectly well they are flanking the future commander in chief. Press gallery hushed, even reverent. RP looks like you don't even want to think of messing with him, speaking from a wellspring of fortitude and wisdom like Abraham coming off the mountain with 10 commandments. I believe this will come to be regarded as a pivotal moment.

Looks Promising. Ron Paul

Looks Promising. Ron Paul said something that made me think of one thing I would like to suggest for Ron Paul. He mentioned about removing burdens from states. This is a perfect time to give a couple examples of burdens that he would remove that would benefit SC.

This wouldn't change his message, but it would give something for people to relate in a more personal way to his message.

Four more

for the history books. I'm so proud of them! I will never forget their names.

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” - Mark Twain

It looks empty, where are the

It looks empty, where are the crowds, where are the Paul supporters, where's the applause, where's the MEDIA? This is great news, but if no one hears about it.......

Can these politicians help get the word out? Ads, interviews, press releases?

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Absolutely Presidential!

. . . with four well-spoken solid local leaders on the wing.

THIS is how it should be in ALL other states.



May I suggest for Mitt and Others to go behind Ron Paul to support the clear GOP Presidential candidate so we are assured to beat Obama.

"When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. When the government fears the people, there is liberty."

awesome thanks!

awesome thanks!

I see the local press was there.

Did the campaign even contact the national media about this press conference? I believe they would have covered this if they were invited. I was inside Mo Joe's diner in NH the morning Ron Paul arrived. We were sitting at one of about six tables inside that were occupied. There were over 100 national and even international media in there that wanted to speak to him. It turned into a mob scene because it was such a small place but I am sure there was plenty of space at the State capital.

Good News

just keeps on comin'! Now, I wonder how Gingrich's "free" love lifestyle is going to play in SC along with Romney's hedge on revealing his IRS filings until AFTER he's likely secured the GOP's nomination or at least Romney HOPES so. ;) The Gingrich revelations are pretty obviously timed to take the remaining wind out of Gingrich so the establishment's boy, Romney, can secure the GOP's nomination faster.

Now, we have FOUR state senators supporting Ron, a man of character, which any HONEST voter will be convicted to support.


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sweet more endorsements by

sweet more endorsements by the day!



Excellent Video!

Excellent Video!

Freedom, Prosperity and Peace

Ron Paul speaks also after

Ron Paul speaks also after the endorsements and answers media's questions.

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


Asap! This needs to go viral 4 SC!!

Front Page!

Front Page!

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



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



Freedom, Prosperity and Peace



Freedom, Prosperity and Peace



Freedom, Prosperity and Peace


Doesn't every state get only two senators?


Yes there 2 senators in the u.s. congress are DeMint and Graham.

But in the senate of South Carolina there are a lot more(state senators). Four of them are now backing Ron Paul.