Paul tells Nevada convention that GOP must restore U.S. confidence Great Read!Submitted by laurelai on Sat, 05/05/2012 - 21:45
SPARKS - Whipping up his supporters, presidential candidate Ron Paul on Saturday told Nevada Republicans the party has a chance to defeat President Barack Obama but first must restore American confidence.
Paul said people have become disenchanted with Republicans because GOP leaders in Congress have continued to spend too much money and drive up the nation's debt.
At the same time, Paul said the public has become even more upset with Obama for expanding government, waging war without congressional authority, hiking taxes and interfering with personal liberties, including health care decisions.
"So there's a lot of reason for us to be optimistic, politically, that we can unseat this president," Paul said in a 15-minute speech to the state GOP convention packed with his backers. "But I think it's very important we restore confidence in the Republican Party We cannot win, or we cannot change the country, if our goal is to maintain the status quo."