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Ron Paul Announces 7 Stop South Carolina Whistle Stop Tour, Friday 1/20/2012

Friday, January 20, 2012 All Times Eastern.

10:00 a.m.
Southern Republican Leadership Conference
College of Charleston TD Arena
301 Meeting St.
Charleston, South Carolina.

11:15 a.m.
Charleston Whistle Stop
Charleston International Airport
Atlantic Aviation
6060 South Aviation Road
North Charleston, SC 29406

12:30 p.m.
Myrtle Beach Whistle Stop
North Myrtle Beach Grand Strand Airport, Ramp 66
2800 Terminal Street
North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

1:30 p.m.
Florence Whistle Stop
Florence Regional Airport
Florence Aviation
500 S. McCall Blvd
Florence, SC 29506

3:15 p.m.
Aiken Whistle Stop
Bobby’s BBQ, Horse Creek Banquet Hall
1897 Jefferson Davis Highway
Warrenville, SC 29851

4:45 p.m.
Greenville/Spartanburg Whistle Stop
Greenville Jet Center
Greenville Downtown Airport
1 Aviation Lane # 1,
Greenville, SC 29607-6129

9:00 p.m.
Columbia Rally
800 Gervais Street
Columbia, SC 29201-3126

More: http://www.ronpaul2012.co...

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In Greenville Dr. Paul drew upwards of around 500, at 4:45pm...

We drove up from Athens, GA to the Greenville, SC stop to see Dr. Paul. It was a big turnout. Upwards to maybe even 500 at peak by my count, and I've quick count estimated a few venues in my day.

Very excited and passionate crowd, and given the specific end of work day/work week time, a fantastic turnout - in the pouring rain, no less!

He's to hoping it pours down rain all day tomorrow in SC and the lazy neocon supporters of Mittens and Newters figure "ah, we got it in the bag, I'll just stay home".

OT Weather Summary for SE US (Possibly Voters in SC)

As I warned folks living east of the Mississippi River a couple of DAYS ago even BEFORE the NWS raised the threat, be wary of very severe weather including both snow and tornadoes through this Sunday. Eventually this colder air mass will make it's way into South Carolina and lead to the possibility of damaging lightning and tornadoes. Depending on the speed of the approaching front, voters in SC might escape the brunt of the storms on Saturday. Hopefully, it'll all die out with a whimper, but I wouldn't bet my life on it. Stay turned to the weather. You just might get more than your wish for pouring rain ... Let's hope not.

Good on y'all! Thanks for

Good on y'all! Thanks for that note... I could not get off work in time, bummed me out!
TE in Greenville SC

Campaign knows what it's doing

Map these stops.

Then compare to the population distribution in South Carolina:


Almost everyone in the state is within an easy drive of seeing Paul today!

Crowd sizes today?

Anybody know how big the crowds are today at the RP whistlestops? I know the Forum was dead this morning but how about the two or three others he's done since then?

Aiken Whistle Stop Report

The place was standing room only by the time Dr. Paul got there (300-500 people?). He arrived precisely at 3:15, gave a very articulate speech (which was well received) and stayed for about 15 minutes to work the enthusiastic crowd. The demographics were mixed from young to old. No age group stood out. Ron Paul's energy levels seemed just fine. I'll be voting for him within the hour.

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!!!

On c-span


Any video?

Any video or live feeds on these events? thanks

Oh, my goodness...

Seven venues in one day, after a tiring debate last night


I figured $25 per event, which makes it $175, but if you are stretched throw in a tenth of that and in large numbers we could end the day with a wonderful gift of appreciation. Let's go for it!

Thank you!

Thank you for your generous donation!

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Plano TX

Paul's going to be accompanied by 3 S.C. senators:

Lee Bright, Tom Davis, and Verdin!!! Pretty awesome.

"If you want something you've never had before, you have to do something you've never done before." Debra Medina




Tight schedule, even flying, they have to be jamming.
Hit the afterburners!

Was that the same leadership conference that Cain was...

...at yesterday? The one with the empty seats? I guarantee you that it won't be empty today! We should compare the audiences!

A Nice Lunch & An Evening Break

LoL ...

Keep Ron and his family in your prayers, everyone. This man is an American treasure. Hopefully, the people of SC will respond favorably to Ron's message now that Newt's character has been challenged by ONE of his ex-wives, Romney evades the question of his taxes by delaying any decision to release PAST filings until April, and Santorum allegedly wants a FEDERAL right-to-work law, but not a STATE law. Except for Ron, these goons are hypocrites and cons if not outright liars like Newt.

Looks like he's taking an exercise break

between #6 and #7.

New Hampshire and Ecuador.

Like a BAWS.


How does he do this!

I'll be at the Charleston, SC airport stop and later at the Columbia Rally! See you there.

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This man is like the energizer bunny! Fer cryin' out loud, I'm more than 10 years younger than him, and he just puts me to shame with his energy and vitality, not to mention his intellect and ability to deal with adversity. I'm humbled.


humbled as well