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Video: Ron Paul Highlights in Florida GOP Debate - 1/23/12

Thanks again to Joe Plummer for the video capture & upload:


The first Florida Republican Presidential Primary debate takes place tonight at 9:00pm ET in Tampa at the University of South Florida. The debate will be shown on NBC and streamed live at MSNBC.com.

Next debate Thursday night; Vote on Tuesday, Jan 31.

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after the debate

One thing I need to mention and see if anyone else noticed this:

After the NBC debate the whole first two rows seemed to ignore dr paul and his wife. No one was coming up and talking to him , the camera seemed to gravitate towards paul to show that no one was enthusiastic about him. Then the other wives congregated on the stage , Next I noticed that the other 3 candidates , Rick , Romney, Newty were rushed off the stage by the press and paul was left on the stage with his wife all alone. The camera showed paul trying to get down off the stage to join the other three, and a man stopped him and put his hand on his shoulder.

WHAT WAS THIS ALL ABOUT, did anyone else notice this ?
wathc for these kinds of things tonight after the debate is over.

thanks RON PAUL 2012!!!

"He's this eccentric Ghandi-Like figure that you cant touch with the normal bribes that people respond to."
the man Doug Wead on DR. RON PAUL

bias bias bias bias bias bias bias

Media bias once again reaering its ugly head usually blond haired!


watch this vid at the end of the video they are talking about a brokered convention scenario and the pundit says
"well the problem with a brokered convention scenario is, yet there is somebody who has won alot of delegates, and right now it is ron paul(smirks makes a sad face)"

Mika Brzezinski chimes in " oh dear, ok.. we got that"


we will let the vote riggers do that job.

"He's this eccentric Ghandi-Like figure that you cant touch with the normal bribes that people respond to."
the man Doug Wead on DR. RON PAUL

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What does Pelosi Know?

Newt as President?

Pelosi->Not going to happen!


Ron Paul - A Global Beacon of Light

It is understandable that people are frustrated by these farcical debates, but they are all necessary. Each debate and most other mainstream coverage alerts more Americans to the blatant propaganda lies and distortions in their attempt to control the outcome of the election. At the same time the propagandists leave an audit trail of their activities which will make it very easy for the American people to seek justice against them when the constitution is restored to its glory. The same is true of the primaries and caucuses so far and no doubt more evidence of electoral and voter fraud will emerge. Patience is indeed a virtue in the most import election process in human history.

Ron Paul is keeping cool and so he should. He cannot succeed long term if the propaganda machine is not taken down in parallel with the anti-American, warmongering establishment. Just leave them to it for now. You have the media rats, political snakes and FED ferrets all in a sack just itching to go on a feeding frenzy off each other. Let them do so.

As for future debates I think it is worth considering by the Ron Paul team that he should wait until it is down to him and Romney (probably) or Gingrich (possibly). When that situation comes about, he should consider declining invitations to debates. The propaganda machine will lose their power for the rest of the process, and by then the Ron Paul team could have put a well documented case together for why Ron Paul had declined. After all, it is a waste of time. A few major rallies and internet events could be planned instead of the debates.

The secret is out. What Dr Paul will be doing in 2021 after his second term as president:


I think he is playing it smart. He knows that the other pretenders Santorum and
Gingrich will eventually fade away. He has a great campaign team and he will be the anti-romney vote. Dont be surprised when Doc does well in Florida. In Paul we trust.

Mr. Rogers can't fight Chong Li

Dr. Paul, I know you're a sweet man, but this is BLOODSPORT!!
You are WAAAAAY to genial with your fellow republican. Don't say nice things about Gingrich. Don't allude that you might consider him acceptable nominee. YOU ARE GOING TO BE THE NOMINEE and the other guys on state are big government RINOs.

And please stop saying "We". You're so much better than those fools, don't lump yourself in with them. talk contrasts.

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

70.6% win

Ron Paul won my schools mock election today with 106 out of 150 votes! Obama was second with only 19, romney 12. the rest were below 5.

Thatis because the man is a

Thatis because the man is a legend. His 2002 and 2007 speaches are shocking and anyone who watches them are god smacked that someone was actually warning and caring about the future of America!! Dr no voted no when they try and take away your liberty while all the others sell your liberty and freedom to the highest bidder. Ron Paul is the real deal and has a 40 year record to prove it...

Well done

this is very very good Dr Paul. Aside from a few stutters your "polishing" is developing nicely. It's tiring and probably tests your patience, but it's paying-off.

when asked the question

will Ron support Newt if he wins the nomination why don't he just turn and ask Newt will you support me when i win the nomination? i hate to ask the question but doe's Ron really want to win?

Heh... he calls Brian

Heh... he calls Brian Williams "Bret" @ 7:06

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Dr. Paul is playing it smart

I think he's being nice to Newt because there's a good chance he can pick up Newt's delegates after he drops out

WTF is with his speaking time?

Why the hell did ron paul only get 13 mins to speak isn't there just 4 candidates left? Last time he was able to speak 25 mins at the south carolina debate because the audience made the moderators question Ron paul.

Vote fixing in South Carolina ?

21/20/2012 CNN Poll forecast
Romney 33%
Gindrich 23%
Santorum 16%
Paul 13%
1/23/2012 South Carolina Voting Result
Gindrich 40%
Romney 27%
Santorum 17%
Paul 13%
I know polls are just an indicator but in just 48 hrs a negative swing for romney of 6 % and a 17% positive swing for gindrich - gindrich declared the winner (even though the day before voting a gindrich speech rally had to be cancelled due to lack of public support. Something smells here (electronic voting machines used in SC)
See video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRPldELzZXA&feature=youtube_g...

1/23/2012 South Carolina's Attorney General, Alan Wilson has notified the U.S. Justice Department of potential voter fraud.
What do others think?

No need to fix votes when SC

No need to fix votes when SC voters are ignorant or brainwashed by propaganda (or both) when they get in the voting booth. You need look no further than Jon Stewart for the explanation of what happened when the Grinch stole SC.


There sure is vote fraud. I would guess that this country has had very few honest elections, especially since 'machines' started taking our votes. Remember the machines with levers? I bet they were tampered with, too.

The only way to really win, is to have a landslide victory that is too large to mess with. 'Cause if they did, it would cause riots all over the country. Unless, of course, that is the goal. Then comes marshall law and NDAA is put to use.


Well, I saw something

but by no means would I call it a debate. I saw a dog and pony show where Obamney and the salamander got virtually ALL of the air time, albeit they threw in Santorum for a few minutes, who simply plagiarized Dr. Paul, and Dr. Paul got almost no time at all.

Has anyone ever done a study to see if there's really a correlation between air time and number of votes? It's almost intuitive, but that's not very scientific.

At this point, I'm hoping for Obamney and the salamander to decimate each other and leave Dr. Paul to pick up the pieces - the actual election is still some months away, and there are still 47 states to go!

Freedom is my Worship Word!

Go Ron Paul

How good! He was wonderful. Thank you Joe Plummer. I don't really want to listen to the other guys unless they give RP a good setup for a teaching moment. RP did a great job of teaching people the basics and that is the most important job he can undertake. Interesting that the others didn't interupt him and he was actually allowed to speak. Thank you to all who were there in the audience making sure they couldn't ignore Ron Paul. I hope and pray everyone will get out and do it some more. I still haven't found a way to impact anyone outside. But, I like to hear the stories of your success. I also like to see your videos, they help encourage me and give me hope.

Stop all the whining and complaining!

RP does great! Sure, he sometimes rambles but that's because he is genuine and honest and passionate. He is NOT a slick, sanctimonious, practiced liar like the others. Which is why his support is so passionate and dedicated! What other candidate can say that?? Not one!

Let Ron Paul be Ron Paul and focus on his words, not his delivery. He gets his point across to anyone who is open-minded and cares to listen. We are building momentum and gaining ground - take heart and be positive! Geez, keep your eyes on the prize and stop nit-picking!

Actually his delivery is improving

Actually his delivery is improving. He stuttered a few times but they all did. They say a candidates delivery and presentation is molded and polished by the campaign trail and develops "Presidential-ness" by the end. lol For whatever that is worth.

Over the past month I can really notice the difference. Doug Wead must be down there in Clute putting Ron through it like Mick training Rocky for the big match.

I agree! He did really well.

I agree! He did really well. In the Fox debate I cringed a few times when he was speaking because he just couldn't get the good stuff out and I think he tried to say too much at once. This debate was good. He kept a good pace and had clear arguments.

Well done Dr.Paul!

'm not asking Ron Paul to be

'm not asking Ron Paul to be 'slick' or anything else.

I just want him to bust these clowns like he knows he can and be ASSERTIVE.

Because the rest of the country who AREN'T supporters ae looking at him as just the rambling 'old dude".

I don't want RP to be Mitt Romney but at least call these guys out and use the breadth of knowledge you have to do so.

RP has much more ammo, he's gotta use it.

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Pax Libertas. Semper Veritas. Semper Res Publica.

Constructive Criticism

Dr. Pauls debate performance is frustrating! If Dr. Paul is serious about winning the Republic Primary, he should discipline himself to the following rules:

1. During the debates, REMOVE the following words from his vocabulary: liberty, constitutionality, Federal Reserve, and "believe me". Those words make his arguments way too theoretical.
2. The basis of almost all his arguments should be "smaller government" (NOT to promote liberty or constitutionality.) Include in his vocabulary: veto power.
3. Distinguish himself from the others. He's the only candidate with the backbone to make bold moves that will reduce government.

He's never going to get this close to the presidency. It'll be a shame to let it go to waste for lack of discipline.

Are you suggesting a

Are you suggesting a libertarian not use the word 'liberty'?

yes i am

Yes. Dr. Paul only has 30sec-1 minute to make his point. Stop trying to tie argument to "liberty." It's strenuous. Keep it simple... present fact, analyse, and conclusion. Here are some examples:

to santorum: It's time to stop the fear mongering. We need a strong defense, but we don't need to allow the industrial military complex drain our national treasures. The money should be used to rebuild our homeland.

to romney: You have a stake in billions of dollars in personal and buisness investments. Do you really think that the American people are going to trust you with making monetary policy? Talk about conflicts of interest! The corruption in our monetary policy has been the underlying cause of the deep hole we're in today.

to gingrich: ... whatever.

"We have 'Control of the Commons'"

is the first thing that stands out for me after watching the Full Debate.

Mitt owns the World.

My second of three comments is that Paul not allowed to answer immigration question, and was not asked an alternate - just passed over.

TOO obvious.

Lastly, 'the omission'.

Not ONE word about THE FED.


Rights are like muscles; you must exercise them to keep them fit, or they will atrophy and die.

Gingrich clips 1 hour long


This is my first post. Please, excuse me if I didn't put it in the right place.

Strongest national defense candidate

Ron Paul is the STRONGEST candidate on national defence, here is why: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XH-z-F3mb94

Newt looked bad

I thought Romney hammered Newt on the lobbyist issue and it made Newt look really bad. He did not have the fire that he did when asked about his former wife saying he asked for an open marriage. But, later on, I turned on the radio and the pundits said Newt was on fire and clearly knocked a home run. Was I seeing a different debate?