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What is it like to be in his presence?

The more videos of Dr Paul I see, the more interested I become about what he is like in person. Living in Canada makes this a difficult question to answer, so I was wondering what other people experienced when they got to see/meet him? How did you feel when he was in your presence? I imagine a very strong, positive, loving, electric feeling would engulf me. I feel like he would bring an energy to a room, an energy that no one else could bring. Not just an energy that makes you want to cheer and yell, but an energy that makes you feel safe, and secure. What was your experience when you occupied the same same room as Dr Paul?? What is it like to look him in the eyes? I imagine a glorious, beautiful occurrence. Or perhaps I'm delusional, and maybe he's actually boring and lifeless. I highly doubt it.

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Ive gotten to meet him..


I've worked in the music business.. partied with rock stars too. Although it was cool, nothing compared to meeting the Doc.

I dont get star struck easy. The feelings I had were pure nervous HOLY SH*T!!! I actually bumped into him and Mrs. Paul by accident at SRLC this past year. I saw Mrs. Paul first and was so overcome.. all I could do was hug her.

Ron Paul handles fame very well. It is a testament to how he could handle all the pressure of the world.

Dr. Paul is not Jesus but he is all the bit of a rock star, minus the ego and add manners. :)

'Peace is a powerful message.' Ron Paul


He just isn't tall enough, and there just aren't any fire bolts coming out of is Arse.

In all good humor....



I'm pretty lucky being from

I'm pretty lucky being from Iowa (as far as being able to see RP goes). I've been to 10 RP events since 2008 ranging in size from about 40 people to the Rally for the Republic. There is no one for whom I have more respect for. I've had my picture taken with him twice and greeted him a few more times. I'm not really sure how to describe being in the same room. It was not like meeting other famous people. He just seemed no different than having your grandpa in the room giving a speech for some small occasion. I almost felt a little guilty after some of the smaller events for not "recognizing his greatness" while I was in his presence. My mind has drifted off a few times when he was speaking trying to contemplate how it could be that this man could be leading the charge against such a ruthless force. If my children are able to live free in the future, it will be because of what this man has done - and it's a little hard to take all that in while he's right in front of you appearing no different than anybody else in the room.
Concerning the Rally for the Republic, that was probably the greatest event I will ever attend. When he came out to the roar of thousands and thousands of supporters, it was very heartening to see that he was finally getting the support he deserved. Reminds me of a lot of the huge crowds he is getting now.
I'm pretty confused as far as religion goes, but if there is some good force in this world working against all the evil, then there is no doubt that they are working through RP.

I felt honored

I knew I was meeting a man who had genuine intergity. He was sincerely repsectful, good listener. witty. guick to smile, and non-judgemental.

I gave him a basket made of redwood from native Pomo, filled with goodies from Mendocino, including an abalone shell, which I explained, is registered as legal tender in the netherlands, and why it can not be imported there. He seemed sincerely fascinated and greatly appreciative of the gift.

That is a great story

I bet you he has that abalone shell in a safe place alongside some of his other treasured items.

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No offense intended - your post creeps me out.

I'm pretty sure the last thing the man wants is to be glorified. Stop worshiping and start doing something else worthwile, okay?

Two things

1. Your avatar is a picture of you with Dr. Paul
2. There's nothing wrong with #1

Some of this is not all totally gooey and some of it is

Imagine our great-grandchildren's "Antique's Road Show with Ron Paul 2100", it's just common sense. I have 5 fresh, unused Rally for the Repub tickets...I'm thinking those will be worth a lot one day ;) I'll bet you don't throw your RP stuff out ??? :) Shooooot, I'm putting my stuff in a time capsule if I have to. :P

Ron Paul already is "glorified" guaranteed:

Crown of Glory
1 Peter 5:2-4 
Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight [thereof], not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind;
Neither as being lords over [God's] heritage, but being ensamples to the flock.
 And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.


So whatever, to each his own.

Freedom is not: doing everything you want to.
Freedom is: not having to do what you don't want to do.
~ Joyce Meyer

I didn't get that vibe

I think wanting to meet Ron Paul is pretty common and why so many of us spent the bucks to do that.

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This picture of me with Ron Paul:

Cost: No Dollars an 00/100 ($O.00)


Date: May 2008


Truly, THAT is one of the best photographs I've ever seen of him. AWESOME!!!

When I met him in SC

it was a surreal experience. Basically. I would say WYSIWYG with him. The same, but a little difference.

I rattled off a few funny lines and jokes and he laughed and made a couple positive comments to me.

About 5 minutes later, I realized I couldn't remember a single thing I said to him or what his response was.

It was like a dream where when you wake up, you know you had an amazing dream but can't remember a single clear detail.

That was my experience meeting him

One day, I'm gonna' change my name to Dale Lee Paul

Thank you to whomever

un-minused me and Crab. I refused to un-un-minus us because it was so doofy to start off with. I figure it must be Grahamnesty mucking with us. ;)

Freedom is not: doing everything you want to.
Freedom is: not having to do what you don't want to do.
~ Joyce Meyer


When You Pray, Coincidences Happen

Freedom is not: doing everything you want to.
Freedom is: not having to do what you don't want to do.
~ Joyce Meyer

There Are No Silly Questions.

Hello, There. Your headline caught my attention and it seems you are not alone.

I met Dr. Ron Paul once.

You obviously admire him and would like to know how he is like in person. That is very normal. I grew up a huge music fan (I am a musician) and have been blessed to have met people I admire and love.

That is what it is like: You get to meet someone truly special ♥

But...When it comes to BEYOND EXTRAORDINARY...We are all so BLESSED to have such a figure among us at this precise moment in human history. That I cannot describe.

THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA MUST MAKE Dr. Ron Paul President Of The United States this 2012, Voter Fraud or No Voter Fraud. PERIOD.

And my Grandmother told me this: Truly Great People are humble. How right she is. The Greatest people I have met have been very modest. So is Ron Paul. He's very friendly. There is both so much WISDOM in his eyes but also this child-like innocence. His is one truly beautiful soul.

Ron Paul is a WARRIOR with a heart of Gold.

But I will tell you something else: There are TRULY SPECIAL people in your day-to-day life as well.

Many of the people here at The Daily Paul share those qualities.

Ron Paul is here to remind us:



Wisdom Strategies

OK you're making way too much sense

Are you trying to tell me that a "walk softly but carry a big stick" philosophy actually works?

Just kidding, great post!

I have met him a few times

I found him to be very down to earth, enthusiatic, easy to talk to, humble, and easy to talk to. I was a little nervous at first ,but the conversation got very real and comfortable very quickly. he has very kind eyes and he is what I always wished my father was like(sorry dad) I actually ran in to him one time while he was all alone waiting to speak and walked up to him and you would think the way everyone surrounds him he wouldn't want to be bothered , but he actually reached out a took my hand to speak with me. Odd to say I even noticed a scab on the back of his hand. Still wonder what it was from lol. Experiences I will never forget and feel priveledged to have had,but I am not one to ever give anyone super hero status. He comes as close as anyone I have met though ;) How can you not have a great admiration for someone who is fighting for the liberty of the people of the country and is teaching so many how to carry on to try to ensure Liberty for my kids and Grand kids.

I have met him and shook his

I have met him and shook his hand 2 times. He is just a man. The energy all comes from the supporters, who are really a BIG vibe. I just shook his hand, and said Thank you both times..once they took a picture with me but I never found it. It was wonderful to meet him. I felt a LOT more from the Huckabee, when I shook his hand. He is full of charisma (unlike Ron) and made you think he was SOOO righteous, when he is a huge evil. Someone once said, "Mighty devils can perform miracles". Ron is just humble, and the Leader of a true and great movement that will survive him.

Come on guy... Really?

I shook his hand and talked to him in a room of about 50 people. I didn't see the waters part or the sky roll back with legions of angels or anything...

He IS a GREAT GUY- no question and the closest thing we have to a Founding Father in our age. We're blessed to have him.

But, he's no match for Jesus (and I'm sure he'd agree) ;-)

i dont

think he was comparing him to Jesus, cause like him, i too am curious what Paul is like in person.

I really want to see him in person....

...waiting for the campaign to have an event in my neck of the woods.

"Alas! I believe in the virtue of birds. And it only takes a feather for me to die laughing."

I've Met Him a Few Times

The first time I met him I didn't really know what to say, so I just said "Thanks for everything that you do. You've been an inspiration to me." To which he replied, "You energize me. The enthusiasm of you and all of the other supporters really motivates me." My first impression was that he's incredibly soft spoken and humble.

The next time I met him, I was a bit more prepared and it was a private banquet, so I had time to speak with him more. I asked him why the Congress couldn't just wipe out the debt owed to the Fed, with the obvious exception of what's owed to bondholders. He said that they could absolutely do that. I was surprised and quite pleased that he made that same suggestion during the debt ceiling fiasco that occurred quite a few months later. I'm not taking credit for it, I'm just pleased that my hypothesis was in-line with his thoughts on the matter. I went on to discuss a few other economic matters with him and found that he really enjoys discussing economics. In fact, I spoke with him about the home he was building at the time and his political career, but nothing got him quite as excited as discussing economics.



“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.”
― Ron Paul

He is just a man

He is just a man,he pulls his pants on the same as all the rest. But once in awhile throughout history comes a unique man with very unique qualities. Ron is one of these very unique men and does not even realize he is so unique and uncommon. But we do and see it for what it truly is. It will be a long time coming before this happens again. We are witnessing history right before our eyes folks.

If I disappear from a discussion please forgive me. My 24-7 business requires me to split mid-sentence to serve them. I am not ducking out, I will be back later to catch up.

This connection you feel is

This connection you feel is so positive it is what energies him as well. He feels your support and you feel his wisdom and common sense truth! It's a connection it's what makes him the right man for the job! He was not used to it at first but slowly you can tell he is starting to accept it and admires all of those who support him just as much they feel towards him.

He is just a 76 year old man but we are choosing to support him to become the next president, he has to win the hearts and minds of Americans and other across the world because that's the path to victory. Unless you have billions than you can "try" and buy victory.

Be careful.

It's clear you admire the man, as no doubt we all genuinely do, but seriously, he is just a man. He is not a messiah, and his followers are not (or should in no way resemble) a cult.

There is a cult of personality surrounding Obama. It plays right into the American fetish of celebrity, which the Establishment utilizes oh so well. Please be careful you are not sliding into such a view of RP.

I don't think anyone can say enough good things about the man and all that he has worked for in his life, but never forget, this movement is about individual Liberty. And as such, the only person onto whom you should pin your hopes and aspirations is yourself. Respect Dr. Paul by emulating him, his courage, his conviction, his fortitude, not by longing to be in his presence. If we all did this, our revolution will continue to grow and thrive even faster than it already has up to this point.


I was about to comment and say that he's not GOD, but I didn't want to sound rude. Thank you for saying it so diligently. :)

“It is not our part to master all the tides of the world, but to do what is in us for the succour of those years wherein we are set, uprooting the evil in the fields that we know, so that those who live after may have clean earth to till." -J.R.R. Tolkien

I totally agree with you.

I totally agree with you. I've said before that the main difference between Ron Paul supporters and Obama supporters is that if Paul starts to deviate from the message, his supporters would be the first ones to call him out on it. Whereas Obama supporters would be the last ones to question the Great Obama.

I don't think you are

I don't think you are delusional if you think you might feel a glorious and beautiful feeling to see him in person. If you think you might, you probably will. That's because that feeling is not coming explicitly from him, but from inside you. It reflects you and how you feel about his message and the respect you have for the man. He's a good man, but not a prophet.

He's not a fantastic speaker. Some performers can captivate the attention of audiences just by being entertaining or shocking. That's not Ron Paul. Most people actually would be bored to death to sit and listen to some old guy talk about the declining value of the dollar, but that's because they have no idea of the significance of what Ron Paul is saying.

When I saw him in person I was surprised at how unassuming he was. He was just very calm and genuine as he entered the room and as he spoke and answered questions from the small gathering. The whole event was very low key and quiet, but you could tell that it was easy for him to speak because he didn't have to put on a show . He was there to speak the truth and not there to try to get people to like him.

It probably depends on what type of event is occurring, too. I was not at a big rally, but rather an unassuming, tiny town hall meeting in New Hampshire last year. The type of experience you have probably depends on the circumstances, but most of it will come from you.


I was absolutely thrilled to be there and hear him speak. I felt like I was at a rock concert, but the surroundings were anything but.

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Ron Paul is Not GOD!

I will tell you he reminds me of my Grandfather. Kind, patient, loving, so very intelligent.

When I met him I felt as I have known him all my life. He reminded me that my grandfather taught all us kids and we forgot the lessons. Most important, he left ME with a smile.


1976-1982 USMC, Having my hands in the soil keeps me from soiling my hands on useless politicians.