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I was so wrong

This is an apology to Dr Paul....I was involved in the frustrated and frantic attempt to try to advise Ron Paul on his debating skills. I've done some soul searching about this and realize I was wrong. I will never speak for others, only myself.

I realized that I discovered Ron Paul five years ago and he changed my life. I realized that some have known him longer and some recently. I also realized that Ron Paul has been fighting for us the majority of his life and he has been fighting most of that time alone. He has the strongest character and dedication of any individual I have seen in the 62 years seen of my life. Was it easy for him? NEVER. I can not imagine how he continued never swaying in his convictions with so many mocking him, ridiculing him and desperately trying to shut him up. First of all, I know that I would have given up a long time ago and I think if most of you do some soul searching, you will agree that you would have done the same.

I don't care how Dr Paul does in the debate tonight, he is who he is and that is why I regard him so highly and respect him so totally. He has been fighting fairly when the rest have not but as my son once told me "Get over it mom, life is not fair" In my mind It doesn't matter to me how Ron Paul does tonight because I will never waver in my belief and dedication to him. I am with him to the end and instead of watching the debate (he doesn't need to convince me of anything), I will be putting out my new Ron Paul signs all over my property, driving around with my brand new magnetic Ron Paul car decals and hanging my HUGE Ron Paul banner across the front of my house so that my neighbors get the message.

Remember, Ron Paul is not fighthing this war of Freedom and Prosperity for himself, he is fighting it for us, the American people, our future generations and ALL of Americans. When you get older you sometimes tend to get a little wiser and I realize the toll this is taking on him because he is up against so much. I know most of us are frantic because we know how much we have to lose as a country if he does not win but win or lose, we still have Ron Paul with us and each other to continue the battle. Ron Paul has given us the greatest gift that any individual could have been given...the love for Freedom and Liberty.

I am done with my selfish pity party that I have been engaging in all week and it's time for me to get busy.

Let him know that we are with him tonight, give him our strength and that no matter what, we will continue his battle with him, and for him, forever. God Speed Dr Paul!



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Yes thank you

for expressing what I have been feeling too. We have him...let him be who he is. He has changed my life. I have so much more respect for the principles this country was founded on, so much more respect for individual human rights. Once you get all that Ron Paul has to give you can never return.

Absolutely

But we have to get the rest there too to win. Don't forget that!

Absolutely

But we have to get the rest there too to win. Don't forget that!

Ron Paul plays differently

Everyone gets these urges while watching debates. We want Dr Paul to be as good in debates as he is when addressing supporters. We want him to repeat his best quotes in those 30-second rejoinders...

But we all know how difficult that is. To make matters worse he's competing with mantra-spewing, demagogic wannabes whose oratory skills have been a PREREQUISITE to their being there, and whose egos are as inflated as their empty words. No cause. No virtue. No spirit.

And yet,

extremely effective. He needs to learn from them as much as they've learned from him (by echoing his talking points). Seriously: why isn't he calling them out for that??? e.g. "Mr. Speaker, you never said anything about the Fed until I made it popular! And I was the only candidate on stage with the courage to challenge both parties on the undue influence of the Federal Reserve on our economy and disaster that resulted from it. Everyone else here is a reactionary and a panderer because they don't understand basic economics. I'm the only one with the courage to stand up to power, and as such the only one who can be expected to exercise it responsibly."

I'm Back!!

Banner's up! Sign's are out! Magnetic signs on my Explorer! (I have to get out and drive around before dark) T-shirt on! and Cookbook on my kitchen counter!! I am ready to Rock and Roll! I am SO PROUD to know all of my Ron Paul Brothers and Sisters! I wish I could meet all of you some day and maybe someday, I will! We are Front Page now so send Dr Paul, his beautiful wife!, his staff, Michael N. and anyone I have forgotten ALL OF OUR THOUGHTS AND ENCOURAGEMENT! FOR FREEDOM AND LIBERTY!

PRESIDENT RON PAUL 2012!!!

"Let it NOT be said that we did nothing!! Ron Paul

Bravo, NoFreedom! You are a courageous and

mature guy (gal?). We love RP for what he is: an honest, genuine, authentic, true hero of the revolution. That is why he inspires us and no other candidate can. That is why his supporters are the most dedicated, passionate, and positive.

I always send RP a mental hug and kiss before these debates (sorry, but I'm a girl and I get emotional!) and am with him all the way with every fiber of my being. Steadfast and true, all the way through. No one else will do!

LOL

Freedom loving Gal :o)

Your words made me think of Jesus Christ.

Hi there, NoFreedom!

Like you, I have battled for a long time with my own internal issues regarding Ron Paul's "stuttering delivery". I would become frustrated, thinking to myself, how will he possibly make a good impression on newbie's who are becoming acquainted with the candidates? I too was tempted to contact someone within the core of Ron Paul's campaign to plead for someone to help the Good Doctor improve his diction. But I have since "come around" and accepted the fact that, Ron Paul is who he is. Regardless of those times when he stutters and stammers, the man is chock-full of truth and integrity.
And now, allow me to address the meaning of my subject line. NoFreedom, you said:

"I can not imagine how he continued never swaying in his convictions with so many mocking him, ridiculing him and desperately trying to shut him up".

When I read those words, I thought of Jesus carrying that cross to Calvary Hill. Depending on your beliefs, it is said that God sent his Only Son to Save us. Well, on a human level, Ron Paul has taken on that role on behalf of the American People. Let me be clear, I am NOT comparing Ron Paul to Jesus Christ. Jesus was (in my opinion) greater than any man who will ever live.
But yes, Ron Paul has been enduring verbal beatings and mockings since taking his stand at the Republican Debates in 2007 as his fellow candidates sneered at him, laughed at him, and gouged at him relentlessly. Think about it: What kind of a man does it take to stand up to that, for so long???? And why did her come back for more, THIS YEAR???
Same reason! To restore our Rights, our Freedoms, our Liberties, and our U.S. Constitution! What a HERO! We must continue to support this man, for his sake, and ours.

Robby Lane

This is such a common pattern that it's no accident

It's something he has to improve on, period. We all love Ron. We just need him to work on his presentation.

Ron Paul supporters...

you are some of the best people I know. Thanks for having me!

"Criticizing Ron Paul for not passing bills in Congress is like criticizing a nun in a whore house for not turning tricks. He was there to stop the "whoring," not become one!" ~ Blake Buffington

Judge Andrew Napolitano my have the Charisma

that you are looking for.

Lets all start planing to draft him for 2016.

I'm in!

Treg

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Andrew Napolitano

will make a great AG in the Paul Administration; then a Judge on the Supreme Court.

"Jesus answered them: 'Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin. The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son remains forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.'" (John 8:34-36)

Attorney General? How about

Attorney General? How about VP, Then POTUS or Supreme Court Justice. Perhaps all three.

Larry in North Carolina
The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men and women to not support Ron Paul!

lesson learned, don't

lesson learned, don't concern yourself with things you can't change. Change yourself that's all you have control of!

You touched my heart!

Thank you for your wonderful post.

It makes me so proud to be a Ron Paul supporter. You don't find better company anywhere in this world.

Go RON! kick em in the Liberty Bells!

I'm not going to tell you how to debate, your the man, you have always been the man fighting for liberty! The truth hurts and cuts the imposters a little deeper every time you inconvenience them with it. It may be death by a thousand small cuts of truth, but never the less oppression is dying and you heal the wound with liberty every time you take the stage. Good luck Doc!

The bold effort the present bank had made to control the government ... are but premonitions of the fate that await the American people should they be deluded into a perpetuation of this institution or the establishment of another like it-Andrew Jackson

Dr. Ron Paul is the "ROCK of TRUTH"

He is the greatest statesman this country will ever have!

It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people that pay no price for being wrong.
Thomas Sowell

takes courage to admit . . .

when you are wrong. It takes courage to take 'agency' (personal liberty) into the personal arena.

it's hard to be awake; it's easier to dream--

Thank you

for saying this. It needed to be heard by this 47 year old who caught on 5 months ago. Thanks to all who kept his torch buring until we made it here. Now that I know I too will carry it forward.

A favor please

I have to get my signs out, my banner up, my new Revolution T-shirt on and Mrs Paul's cookbook out so I'll be offline for a little while. If you feel it is appropriate to do so, could someone please get this post to the campaign so that maybe Dr Paul could see how much we believe in him? I hate the thought that the only thing he may know is what was said the last few days. Up to you fellow Paulers (I don't want to posting "I'm sorry" again tomorrow lol), only if you think it's a good idea because I have no clue how to do it.

"Let it not be said that we did nothing" Ron Paul

I Think When He Stammers...

he's just searching for the right words. He's very careful not to say the wrong thing. I'd rather him stammer and then give a precise explanation than just shoot from the hip and end up making an arse of himself. I do sincerely believe he's improved quite a bit lately too. The definition he gave of conservatism in the last debate was beautiful.

Step back and look how much

Step back and look how much we have accomplished together. This movement was personified by Dr. Paul, but now it is up to us to continue. I am not betting my life on this presidential campaign. The country will not change because we have knocked on enough doors; it will change because the people will suddenly become aware of our situation and there is nothing you can do about the timing of that. Just keep plugging away and spread the message.

I am afraid that the angry people in the streets will not be the tea partiers, it will be people without jobs and no food to eat.

Thank you!

Great post! It's amazing how you all bring something different to the conversation for each of us to think about and incorporate it into our actions.

Welcome to the Revolution!

I've been a supporter since 2007 and, I too, had to go on the journey of discovering who Ron Paul really is. It's liberating to let go and just let Ron Paul be Ron Paul. As they say, this isn't his first rodeo.

I'm glad you brought this up.

I'm glad you brought this up. While I love our members and consider everyone here to be some of the kindest, warmest, and well intentioned people, some of the posts that criticize Ron Paul for his speaking performances and his attire are just downright mean! It is especially mean in light of the fact that we know Ron Paul and his family sometimes read the DP. He got the message already...it is apparent by his frequent references to doing a better job on the delivery of the message.

Sure, RP can be a tad shrill and stammers but I feel it highlights his heartfelt urgency and dedication to the issues he discusses. Some here won't be satisfied until he presents a well polished and glib performance like some of his evil opponents...they are GLIB. They have no substance but they are glib, the antithesis of Ron Paul.

Ron Paul, in my view, is the perfect messenger and his delivery works in mysterious ways. It got us all on board, right?

So true

What really broke my heart last night was what you said about when Ron Paul was asked about "What would he change if he could" or something to that effect and then I realized out of ALL the answers he could have chosen his choice was "I wish I was a better speaker and do a better job on delivering my message" He hit me so hard how humble and caring he is and how what we feel is so important to him that it brought tears to my eyes. That is one of the reasons for my posting this morning and I'm so glad you brought that up. He is so pure and truthful and so silently strong!

As far others and their frantic cry for him to change who he was, I WAS GUILTY as well and I feel that the vast majority of others got frantic about losing him as our President and hopefully they will realize the same as I. We can't take it back but we can show how we feel now. Thank you so much for posting

You are so right. Ron Paul

You are so right. Ron Paul has made amazing progress delivering his message. If the world can't accept it in its raw form...its a real shame but no fault of his. I know I could never be as brave as Ron Paul in the face of such opposition. I am not a bad public speaker but I would certainly struggle with those off the cuff gotcha questions he constantly fields. I have tried to answer the questions in my head as they are asked during the debate and my mind freezes! So, I am actually really impressed with how well he is able to kung fu fight through those crazy questions. Ron Paul is amazing!!

So many great posts!!

Please keep posting and sharing your thoughts! they are amazing and we learn from each other!!

Thank you

This should put us back to the more humble approach we need to be taking.

Thank you...
1,000 times thank you.

We have to remember that to change a neocon, they have to change their entire belief structure. They are worried if Iran gets a nuke and what would happen since "that guy is a crazy person!"

Just kindly keep sending them YouTube videos, and selling the message of liberty.

Remember that the most powerful words in sales are: "I JUST FOUND OUT"
Don't believe me? Call a friend right now say those words and hang up.
Bet you will never guess what would happen next. Lol