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VIDEO: Dr. Paul ROCKS Bangor, Waterville, & Lewiston, Maine - 1/27


Ron Paul kicks off two-day tour of Maine in Bangor

By Eric Russell, BDN Staff
Jan. 27, 2012

BANGOR, Maine — Declaring the “freedom movement alive and well,” Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul kicked off a two-day statewide tour in Bangor on Friday with the hope of convincing enough delegates to support him at Maine’s caucuses, which begin next weekend.

Paul, the 76-year-old Congressman from Texas, is the only current GOP candidate who has yet to win a state’s primary or caucus, but he has been racking up delegates in many states.

“We came to where the action is. We came to get delegates. That’s the name of the game. That’s how you win an election,” he told a crowd of about 300 people packed inside the Union Street Brick Church in downtown Bangor...


Additional local news coverage, with video:


YT version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdXm62FW04k


BangorDailyNews video on YouTube, courtesy of kjordan3637:



The Doc also spoke at Waterville, ME & ME.Gov.LePage ASKED the Doc for an impromptu meet!



The Doc also traveled to Lewison, ME. ON THE SAME DAY! Did I mention the man is 76? 76! Yes, 76! Of course, y'all rabble-rousers knew that. But the Man never ceases to amaze me, in deep, deep snow, no less!


Ron Paul greeted by cheering crowd in Lewiston
By Mark LaFlamme, Staff Writer
Published on Friday, Jan 27, 2012 at 9:09 pm | Last updated on Friday, Jan 27, 2012 at 10:10 pm

LEWISTON — Urgent message to Rep. Ron Paul: You're going to need a bigger hall.

At the Ramada Inn on Friday night, it wasn't just standing-room only. It was shoulder to shoulder and elbow to elbow, and that was a full hour before the presidential hopeful had arrived.

"We may have to take that wall down," local conservative activist Paul Madore said a half-hour before Paul was due to speak. "And put up some chairs."

They did remove the wall, doubling the size of the room. Still, the space was crammed full as several hundred people showed up early and a few more trickled in late. And if anything was more striking than the size of the crowd, it was the diversity of it: Men and women well past the age of retirement stood next to kids not yet old enough to vote. There were men with beards and men who had shaved and put on suits. There were women in skirts and teenagers in jeans. Parents brought their kids to hear Paul speak and a few teenagers brought dates...

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His Lewiston appearance is the one with all the beef. Maybe there was beef in this one but it was edited out for time constraints.


"When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace."
Jimi Hendrix

Excellent job...thanks for the comprehensive Video...

Dr. Paul touched on all the issues that face each individual in America today and in the future. We hear Ron Paul today talking about the lost freedoms and liberty that we have allowed to happen to us and to our children and those in the future. He spoke about the gold and silver, and much to our surprise, we don't even know if the gold and silver exists anymore. Who has charge of keeping it in the USA? These are issues that only Dr. Paul is talking about and the people who listen are cheering Dr. Paul for telling them about all these things. Thank you so very much for the Mainers who are so supportive of Ron Paul.

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lol you beat me to it!

I was about to post that link and my laptop crashed, had to get some bug out, run some maintenance apps, now back.

am updating it now with the link!



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

I'm glad

you got your laptop up and running. I'm still reeling from that Lewiston appearance. I've been a RP fan/supporter just after he first announced he was running for president in March 2007 and I can't remember anything surpassing that.

"When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace."
Jimi Hendrix

I'll throw this out there...

I was at the Ramada Inn, Lewiston, ME event tonight at 7:00 pm. In the middle of a freezing rain storm, I arrived at 6:30 - every spot was full. Had to park in a snow bank at the very back of a large parking lot. Got inside and they had to open one of those collapsible walls to double the room size. Standing room only even then.

Dr. Paul gave a righteous speech. Stuck around for 45 minutes after to offer an "old-jarhead salute" to the man, shake his hand, and thank him for his tireless defense of Liberty and the Constitution.

Unbelievable... Just unbelievable...

Yours in Liberty,


"Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote..." ~ Ben Franklin

"The 'cost of freedom' is risk and responsibility..." ~ Me

So glad that you were able to see and hear Dr. Paul...now

let's hope that all of Maine supports Dr. Paul and we give him all the delegate votes. Maybe Mainers could inspire Vermont, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts, to support Liberty and Freedom and vote for Ron Paul too.

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Inspiring to hear!

It means so much to hear feedback like this from those in the area.
Bless your heart for venturing out in the terrible weather to support Dr. Paul. From the looks of it, you folks in Maine seem to be energizing him! Many thanks for sharing.

Vote in the poll too!!

We had support in 2008, but they said, "he cannot win"

More support today, but they still say, "he cannot win"

What do you think? Youtube videos posted in November were at aprox. 230,000, now go and look....WOW!! Vote, donate, become a delegate, get involved...Ron Paul 2012 and beyond, we want our country back!!

Ron Paul Can Win!

One of the signs in the video.

A Vote for Romney and Gingrich/OBama is a vote for WAR w/ Russia

this is what Ron Paul needs to say as the american people will be scared!!! Why isn't he doing this:??? We Willl be going to war if we strike Iran!!

Yep, Today on Press.TV Iran said

the sanctions by the U.S. & E.U. will only backfire b/c Russia & China have made it clear they will support Iran.
This comes directly from Iran today....very interesting article, I posted it on another thread here at the DP, here it is again.

Jesus is the saviour of the WHOLE WORLD, "As in Adam all die, so too in Christ ALL shall be made alive." (ICor.15:22) All means all. The pagan 'hell' of literal fire & eternal torment is a lie and is SPIRITUAL TERRORISM. http://www.hopebeyondhell.net

He's killing it

OMG driving home the freedom message like no other. Why he isn't polling 80% I don't know. C'mon Maine give him a win.

Send some good weather to all of Maine during February caucuses.

One of the problems is that when the weather is severe like it was when Dr. Paul appeared in Bangor, many people could not attend. And, like in Washington County which is huge and people have to travel like more than 40 miles to vote in Caucus...should the weather be like it was for the Bangor appearance people can't go...the roads are very hazardous with the ice storms...pray for good weather for Maine in February...thank you so much.

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is a little different state. Beautiful state and some very conservative and some not. If he can win Maine, he can win MA.

Northern maine is sparse and very much dependent upon the individual for survival. They know how to survive but pull together in any emergency. With 10 feet of snow a year, this is how it works.

Bangor, OTOH, as far as I could see (and where the accent is) is more like Boston. Stretch a little but still conservative.

lol that's where Stephen King lives.

While I don't particulary like Ms. Snowe because of some of her votes, she is very knowledgeable about Maine. Very nice lady in person, no airs about her.

Happy to see the pan of the audience and see many ages attending.

Paul needs to get away from the marginalized, niche market of only the young support him. These pans help a lot.


The Bangor crowd had a lot of people not in their teens and 20's

Speaking mostly about the Bangor appearance. The space that Dr. Paul spoke in Bangor looked like it had more than 300 people...they were standing in groups all over the place. The media here didn't focus on just the young people who are so appreciated. The MSM does focus on the youth mainly to create something bad for Ron Paul. The truth is that a lot of older people love and will vote for Ron Paul no matter what. MSM lies about Ron's support groups.

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Same message more followers. I love it, He has not changed anything in his message it is only the people who have change.

YouTube Video is Up!

What a great reception!!! We will win Maine!!!

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Has he legally changed his name?

Paul The 76-year-old Ron
(Last) (First) (Middle)

EDIT: Formatting?




Articles that mention Ron Paul cite his age as if it's part of his name. Good luck finding a piece that doesn't refer to him as "Ron Paul, the 76-year-old Congressman . . ." or some variant thereof!

They are prejudice toward older voters..

I don't like saying this. Yet is must be obvious. Ron Paul looks really good and he is healthy. This ought not be an issue but it is and it is being prejudiced against older people. MSM uses age to destroy the value of older people. Let me say this: It is the older people who contribute much to the economy of what is left of it in this country.

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Anyone going tomorrow?

There are a couple of really avid Ron supporters in the Belfast area
who want to go and need a ride.

Ron Paul is My President

I can't help but notice

that the crowd in this video is significantly older than most of his previous gatherings seem to have been.Most look to be between the ages of 30 - 55 ??

Ron Swanson

I'm not

sure that is true. Most vids I've seen are mixed crowds, just the media puts the emphasis on the young.


I'm not American

I'm not American...

I'm following Dr. Paul since the previous primaries.

He is a true inspiration to me on his words on Liberty, Constitution, Taxes, and small government!



Gosh, that was great! There

Gosh, that was great! There was no way even one more person could have fit in that hall! So uplifting to see that kind of support for Ron. YEA!!!!!

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Poll: Maine Caucus Vote

Poll: Would you vote for Ron Paul in the Maine Caucus?

Yes 96.86% (308 votes)

No 3.14% (10 votes)

Total Votes: 318


Just voted YES but noticed that 62 voted no....

I wonder why someone would not vote for Ron Paul. Honestly, a NO vote for Ron Paul, to me, seems like it must be a person who is sadly uneducated to what is going on in America right now.

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Nice result, but those 10 no votes!

What a great result.

There are only about 5000

There are only about 5000 people who votes in Maine primary. Last time Paul got 1000 votes...

If you disagree with me on anything you are not a real libertarian...