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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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Sorry "ronpaulfan420"

I think Ron Paul was great tonight and in all but one debate I think he looked presidential and sounded presidential. Are there better speakers? Of course. You have one for president, then you have Romney, and Gingrich and Santorum. I don't want another good talker for president. I want a good walker.

Get Up There

And do it yourself if it's so damn easy, bub. But oh, wait, you didn't see the current crisis coming in 19FRIGGIN71 and get into politics to save us from this crap, now did you?

Give me a break, Mister Armchair Quarterback

'Live for yourself, there's no one else more worth living for,
Begging hands and bleeding hearts
Will only cry out for more...'

romney might be starting to wake up to dr. paul's message a bit

watch the above video, and notice the different in the facial expressions of both romney and santorum when dr. paul is speaking. romney, who 4 years ago always laughed at dr. paul, now looks like he is very interested in what dr. paul says. at least that's what his facial expression suggests. contrast that with the pissed off arrogant condescending expression on santorum's face when dr. paul is speaking. i could be wrong, but i think as romney is losing his status as frontrunner to gingrich, he is a bit more humble and is actually looking to dr. paul to know how he should stand on some issues. i could be wrong. maybe it's just an act, but just something interesting i noticed.


Romney, U need to Know

What type of person he really is! Listen to http://rss.infowars.com/20120126_Thu_Alex.mp3
An interview w/ Prof. Francis Boyle starting at about 2:12 of the podcast Romney was trained @ 2:27, then, Romney @ Harvard Business school enrolled in their JBMBA (pirate school), goes to work @ Boston Consulting Group...then recruited by Baine..Now a Super Pirate...whew. Time in podcast 2:40.
I know Alex Jones is whacky..but also brilliant (Aquarius), this interview provides a lot of info!
Loved the debate, asked Castro why he called, Are you inviting me to try a new bike riding path, while we discuss the trade markets, I hope so.

Naaahhh...Romney just has his

lucky underwear on backwards.

"Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is argument of tyrants. It is the creed of slaves." William Pitt in the House of Commons November 18, 1783
"I know major allies who fund them" Gen. Dempsey referring to ISIS

Glad you mentioned it.

I have noticed for some time that Governor Romney seems to have respect for Congressman Paul. There could be a VP slot in the works. For Romney, that is.

I've been definitely thinking similarly

the last few debates...I think if Romney snagged the nomination, RP will definitely have a spot with Romney and hold a lot of influence in governance and accountability. Romney definitely soaks in every word Dr. Paul says. I think between Dr. Paul's private medical practice, Romney's private sector experience, and Dr. Paul's economics background they could potentially make a great team if some differences are settled between them.

I will say tonight made me realize how much the debate is turning in RP's favor. The tune from other candidates even months ago is completely different now. RP is changing history no matter what happens.

and who's to say that romney

and who's to say that romney won't change his positions once he's educated by the good doctor? i know it's hard to trust romney given his background, but he seems to be coming around. seems to be.

Yeah he seems to be

I see the wheels turning in his head...

If they formed a team in the end too, Ron Paul will be that accountability for him to do what's right and always advise him of his opinion and the constitutional matters at hand so that we could trust him. If the situation came up and the good doc consented to it all, I would trust Dr. Paul and by default, trust Romney, haha.

and either way, if Dr. Paul got the nomination or Romney, I still feel like there is this team forming between the two and there will be a VP spot for the other. Mainly, Romney has to change on foreign policy...it's the biggest threat to our economy and they just dont see that yet.

RP has been doing his homework, and it shows!

RP's highlights were a pleasure to watch, in a past debate when asked what the would like to improve RP answered he needed to improve his debating style, I think he has been doing his homework!

RP tonight was just INSPIRING.


great job

I'll say this was a brilliant performance, such a striking difference from 5 years back. A lot of gravitas on this man's words and ideas, but he still managed to stay light and fun.

P.S Hats off to Joe Plummer for the video upload! Thank you!

He that would make his own liberty secure, must guard even his enemy from oppression.
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Ron Paul had his BEST debate, ever! I was so happy to see the people of Florida WITH HIM on this! After all of the b/s re: Paul can't take anything in FlA, it seems he just might.

Wow, he took down L'il Ricky and NewtRomney, all at once. He was ON tonight. He was HOT, and this Texan is as proud as can be!
Go, Ron Paul, GO! Cubanas y Cubanos; VOTA A Ron Paul, un BUENO Amigo de los Cubanos! Gracias!

We had SOME proof, but RNC does not care about Rules n Laws- they just break and then change 'em to suit whomever (not PAUL).

I'll take a stab at translating for the non-spanish folk

I think the above means, "Cuban women and Cuban men, vote for Ron Paul, a good friend of the Cubans! Thank you!"

Am I right?

SANTORUM at 4:30

This guy is really a big bully. And where does he think will get the money? You've embarrassed yourself long enough.

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

you know just when my human empathy

merges as he talks about him losing his son, raising a special needs child, his wife's book having an impact, then reality sets back in: everyone's precious, unless your last name's Santorum.

his perpetual motto is 'kill! kill! kill!'

then I remember why I take so much joy in calling this insecure lunatic pussy "Frothy."

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

"terrorism terrorism terrorism terrorism" says santorum

just once, i'd like to see satorum try to answer a question without bring up terrorism and interventionism.


Bully L'il Ricky

Oh, yes; he was a bully- he IS a bully, and when he "responded" to what Ron Paul had said, he just talked circles around whom? HIMSELF. Hilarious!

We had SOME proof, but RNC does not care about Rules n Laws- they just break and then change 'em to suit whomever (not PAUL).

48 vote deficit

in abc.go.com or whatever poll there

'Live for yourself, there's no one else more worth living for,
Begging hands and bleeding hearts
Will only cry out for more...'

All right!

Thanks Joe, and thanks Daily Paul! Loved the highlights. Now I understand the many positive comments about RP's performance tonight.

Personally, I really liked his comments on relations with Cuba. He got two shots at it, and was great both times. I think the other candidates have badly misread this issue. They think it is still 1961 or whatever, and that taking a hard line toward Castro will win them the support of Florida's Cuban community. But things have changed dramatically, even among Florida's Cubans, in Ron Paul's direction. Love it!

That would be a GREAT line for Dr. Paul to use next time:

"Apparently everyone else on this stage still thinks it's 1962!",
followed by great laughter and applause!

Gingrich as friend to RP

I don't know what the official Ron Paul position on this is, but I just have to say that it makes my skin crawl to watch Gingrich giving cudos to Dr. Paul, since I feel it is all politically calculated to hone in on his supporters.

"Having watched Dr. Paul in the campaign, I can say he is up to the challenge!" (or words to that effect)

"Dr. Paul is right on that"

etc. Am I out of line with that, or do you get me?

I will never forget “I think

I will never forget “I think Ron Paul’s views are totally outside the mainstream of virtually every decent American.”
Suck up all you want Newt.

it's a bit creepy, but it's not a bad thing.

i also DON'T believe gingrich is the least bit sincere, but it can't hurt that he is at least pretending to have some respect for dr. paul and his ideas.


Yeah, I get you. The Grinch is a PHONY, and he will say WHATEVER

he needs to in order to win.

Maybe Newt's cudos don't bother Dr. Paul, but then, Dr. Paul is a a much better person than you or I, LOL!

I don't think Dr. Paul would mind this

as his career goal is to change the mainstream. Our goal #1 is to get him elected. Goal #2 is to change the discourse of American politics. He is very successful on #2, we need to keep working on #1.

Tu ne cede malis.

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job well done

Dr. Paul won that debate, all bias aside. My 11 year old daughter even recognized some of the disingenuous from the other 3 characters, as well as the unfair treatment by the moderator and the consistent "I agree with Ron Paul" stuff. I felt like Dr. Paul was great tonight, despite what some of our own naysayers have to say. He does awfully well considering the obstacles he is up against. The others have media/establishment backing and intellectually dishonest cowards propelling them forward with dupes who have no desire to learn about the role of government and anything beyond soundbites. I see no reason for anyone to be any less excited for our man tonight. I'm also incredibly proud and in awe of many of you who have fought so vociferously thus far, you've already done more for humanity than you'll ever know, keep up the great energy, this thing is going great.

funny ..................NOT

Ok so now the CNN hoosiers have a new adjective for Paul , he is funny. The MSM is still not going to take paul serious no matter how much tv airtime he gets. They used words like GRANDFATHERLY and FUNNY to describe his debate opinion. These establishment TV pundits need to wake up and realize Republicans have changed and we don't agree with everything that the MSM and other Foreign Special Interests try to push upon us AMERICANS.


Wake up America , RON PAUL 2012 , its do or die time !!!

"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

ONLINE POLLS: Who Won the 1/26/11 CNN Florida GOP Debate?

ONLINE POLLS: Who Won the 1/26/11 CNN Florida GOP Debate?
O'Reilly: Newt Gingrich 45%
Drudge Report Ron Paul 35%
Soda Head:???
ABC News: Mitt Romney 55%
World Today's News: Ron Paul  71%.
Your Political News Group: Ron Paul 68%
The Swash: Ron Paul 96% 
We Polls:???
News Day: Mitt Romney 42% (Which candidate is going to win the GOP presidential nomination?)
Red Dog Report: Ron Paul 56%

"The Price Of Freedom Is Eternal Vigilance."
Thomas Jefferson

Mitts winning on this

Mitts winning on this poll.