On Eve Of Primary, Ron Paul Pins Louisiana Hopes On CaucusSubmitted by emalvini on Sat, 03/24/2012 - 04:36
HAMMOND, La. – Congressman Ron Paul drew an enthusiastic crowd of 1500 people to a rural college town Friday evening for a speech that harshly attacked the federal government in advance of Saturday’s primary.
At University Hall, the basketball stadium for Southeastern Louisiana University, supporters wore name tags to facilitate networking in advance of the state’s Republican caucuses beginning next month.
Although the state’s Republican presidential primary is Saturday, most of the state’s delegation to the Republican National Convention in Tampa will be decided at caucuses April 28 and the state party convention on June 2.
Looking relaxed and fit in a button-down shirt and a pair of blue jeans, Paul received numerous rounds of cheers during his 40-minute address.
“The revolution is alive and well,” he said before beginning his standard stump speech, which hit on his favorite themes.
Paul called the federal budget “ridiculous” and said the present entitlement system “doesn’t work.” The Federal Reserve? “A failure.”