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Ron Paul Highlights in Jacksonville GOP / CNN Debate - 1/26/12

As always, thanks to Joe Plummer for the video capture & upload Ron Paul in the debate:


Full debate links - thanks Kingu

http://youtu.be/4Shd0S6gaLs - Part 1
http://youtu.be/cBLuTxcyris - Part 2
http://youtu.be/sUWA1ET9bBQ - Part 3
http://youtu.be/tWGpndAG1_w - Part 4
http://youtu.be/uX21K5l58jQ - Part 5
http://youtu.be/kVPwSYcBiDg - Part 6
http://youtu.be/zJDcZsCKO1E - Part 7
http://youtu.be/qT6AAC6NrkE - Part 8

January 26, 2012 - Republican Party of Florida CNN Debate

Dr. Ron Paul will participate in the Florida Debate sponsored by the Republican Party of Florida and CNN, held at the University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida on Thursday, January 26th at 8:00 p.m. Eastern.

Live stream at CNN.com. Check back here for the highlights.


For those in the area, there will be a sign wave at the Kernan Blvd entrance to UNF & The 9A Entrance to UNF from 5:30pm - 7:30pm, followed by a Debate Watching Party at the BlackFinn American Grille at 7:30 in Jacksonville.

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the Paul/Romney dynamic

is an interesting one...there is almost this weird feeling of a team forming, provided Romney continues to soak up what Dr. Paul says.

The only thing that could prevent Romney from admitting being converted to Dr. Paul is that he would be considered a big flip flopper with it and cost him a lot of his support. So I think if Romney got the nomination, I think it would be then, that an alliance with Paul and Romney would form and he would express his change of heart.

Or...he could full out admit it in a debate, which would go a long ways to show he's serious in order to admit it in front of an audience like that. It would be a huge victory for us and maybe his supporters will just soak it up like the sheeple they are. I do see the wheels turning though!

Lastly, I wish Dr. Paul would answer the healthcare questions with his personal experience with healthcare having not accepted government medicare.

Any sort of alliance with Romney would go Romney's way.

And is doomed to failure....
Since he is a fraud.

As Romney is not out for anyone, except himself.

Learn the real nature of Romney. Any sleight of hand tricks he plays are by design. With an anti-christ like "motif", he could potentially water down Ron Paul's message until it was nothing but a mirage.

Through his sheer evil ways, he would co-opt it. If given an inch at all, that would be his only desire.

Romney represents the worst of society, I implore the masses to watch him like a hawk. He will never change his spots.

Here in jax

My husband started cnn chant lol it was amazing, but he let down about a hundred suporters who were told he was stopping by a local restruant. Kinda sad realy wanted to see him.

Jacksonville, FL

Why He Could Not Visit With Us After Debate

I spoke to him in the hall right after the debate and asked if he would be going to the restaurant. He said that they could not stop because they had to be in Maine in the morning for a 10:00 am stop. I think he said that they had to leave "tonight," Thursday night. (I was so taken aback by actually speaking with him that my memory may not serve me well!)

I still went to the party anyway and learned from local campaign that a bad storm affected the flight plans too.

He was sooo nice. I need to sleep (I can't!) but will report back tomorrow regarding the debate.

Ron Paul - "I had a day dream

Ron Paul - "I had a day dream of going to the moon once" People ask why he doesn't rank on these goofballs. He does, but in his own humble subtle way.

Gingrich is sadly mistaken...

Gingrich is sadly mistaken if he thinks he can win over Ron Paul supporters. Even Romney called out Gingrich tonight for his shapeshifting ways. This appeal to Ron Paul supporters is just more of the same from him. He had no answer to Dr. Paul's debunking of his balanced budget claim. Ron Paul supporters are sticky for good reason.


I haven't commented on any of these debates this primary yet, because I don't want to just say RP was amazing to blow smoke up our own asses. This time I really do believe was one of his best to date. He killed all his answers and got me so fired up. If I could have wished for anything it would just be on why he can beat Obama if he would just come out and say "Look at the facts in polls and the elections so far. I get more votes from Independents and democrats than anyone else here by a long shot. Those are the people we are going to need to win. All the ones that voted for obama last time."

Im sure it will be way too much to hope for to actually get some coverage for any of his answers tomorrow though. Still Great Job!

"blow smoke up our own asses."


We never do that;-D

Agree though, RP did very well! I do not say that for Solar Rectum illumination purposes.

Does anyone else find it easier to appreciate the message he is conveying in full context with the highlight reel?
Of course you would expect that to a degree but damn the replay really smokes it.

Could be very useful for door to door.

"You are a den of vipers and thieves."

I mean to rout you out!

-Just because you are among us, does not make you with us

-The door is wide open, anything can slither in

"I agree with Congressman Paul"

We heard that a lot tonight! Rick's not with the program, he's playing the hardliner candidate.

Newt's interesting. He's two-faced, or nine-faced, can't trust him as far as you can throw him; but I think he really can't help blurting out "the truth" sometimes because it's on the tip of his tongue, and the truth is, he knows he's a poseur and that Ron Paul IS THE MAN. Even though Ron has bashed Newt pretty hard, deservedly, Newt knows Ron's right on foreign policy, on taxes, on monetary policy, on everything.

Take back the GOP and Restore America Now.


Ron was on fire tonight! I agree, perhaps his best night yet!

We cannot solve todays problems using the mindset that created them. - Albert Einstein

I agree

I keep saying that after each new debate. He is starting to get more time also. Monday night he got 10 minutes total tonight he got about 19 minutes. That crowd outside had to fire him up, I know it had me fired up.

"Give me liberty or give me death" Patrick Henry

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These debates

Have been very good for Dr Paul. He has honed his skills and I think he is ready to take on Olbombya.

Watch RPs facial expressions from 16:00 to 16:08

Best to first listen to the newt comment to which he's reacting.

You got to love that one!!

"You are a den of vipers and thieves."

I mean to rout you out!

-Just because you are among us, does not make you with us

-The door is wide open, anything can slither in

a nearly perfect debate for dr. paul

i thought all his responses were brilliant.


He nailed it.

He nailed it.

was laughing my arse off when the Doc retorted back

"I'd ask him what he's calling about!"

Only our Doc would say the most astoundingly honest thing!

plus WTF is up with everyone kissing Doc's ass tonight??

think they're hearing our message?

or perhaps the amount of sheer R3VOL presence in and outside the auditorium scared Nut Grinch & Wrongney silly.

either way, he did AWESOME tonight! both 1st impression, and on repeat viewing!

Predictions in due Time...

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul


... a little off topic here ... but just wait to see Jon Stewart's tonight's show on Gingrich vs. Paul on Moon bases ... is the video up yet!!!

Please enjoy, "RON PAUL And All That Jazz"
Central Pa, Lycoming County, Williamsport

Anyone who doesn't think that was RP's

most solid debate performance yet, is crazy.

He was very calm, cool, and collective....and funny!

Another poll

Mitts is beating Paul on this poll. Turn it around!:


Just voted.

Ron Paul waaaaay ahead. No one even close anymore.

“It is the food which you furnish to your mind that determines the whole character of your life.”
―Emmet Fox

Not anymore

Ron Paul 71% Mitt Romney 23%

Out of

206 votes, Paul has 191 of them...

O.P.O.G.G. - Fighting the attempted devolution of the rEVOLution
Ron Paul 2012...and beyond

not now

Gingritch 1.23%
Romney 4.12%
Santorum 0.82%
Ron Paul 93.83%

243 total votes

"Give me liberty or give me death" Patrick Henry

God Damn

Ok seriously I'm sorry but if Ron would just rehearse some great speeches (which I know he could) we would have this in the bag!! Im tired of this. He just goes off the top of his head and stutters. He doesn't appear presidential. Obviously if hes going off the top of his head it means hes telling the truth but really if he would just prepare some great answers we would have this thing!

ron paul 2012

I Think Some of You Misunderstood

I personally don't care if he is a good speaker. I'm just saying he would do alot better with other voters if he was

ron paul 2012

Man, hit the blunt, and go eat some captain crunch

we got this.

"A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself within" W. Durant

Understand what you're talking about.

He doesn't have a slow commanding voice, he has a Screech like voice.

But, I will give Ron credit that this debate was MUCH better performance. He took his most popular lines and used them.

I understand what you are saying but...

I think the reason RP resonates with so many voters is that he is honest and direct. The minute you start preparing cookie cutter answers you will stop thinking and start repeating brainless answers and excuses just like all the other drone candidates.

Also RP assumes that the audience is actually listening and using their brains. Just saying..

He doesn't have a presidential voice?

I actually can't stand that "slow speak" that the best politicians seem to use. His words rise above any errors in his speaking voice.


Watch Richard Branson speak. It's similar to Ron Paul. Excited, fumbles a bit to find the proper word. That's part of honest talk when there's so much detail to discuss.