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Video: Ron Paul Interview with Larry Kudlow - CNBC - 5/8/12

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I'm sorry, but he had a

I'm sorry, but he had a perfect opp. to slam mitt and he stuck with the same old jargon. Why not tell the masses stuff they don't know about mitt?

Heavy Sigh...

More "are you planning a 3rd Party Run, Ron?" nonsense. Whoever ginned up that poll, is doing another hatchet job on Ron.


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If your concerned about this

If your concerned about this campaign, go run for office.

That is the only way we can truly carry this revolution. Run for any seat, congress, senate, state senate, state assembly, city council, water district, central committee member, mayor, etc.

Any lawyers out there? Let's take over the judicial system! Start running for DA or run to be a judge!

Just remember, the truth always wins in the end, and do not lose touch with this movement.

It's not like the media is

It's not like the media is asking him the same questions interview after interview... How could his campaign have prepared Ron Paul for the question "Are you going to support Mitt for President?"

We laugh at the Ron Paul Media Bingo because the absurdity of the predictability. Yet, I could just as easily have predicted every word out of Ron Paul's mouth during this interview.

Ron Paul is a "man of ideas" not a salesman. That's why we pay the campaign, Sells. No matter how you feel about Obama, he's without a doubt the greatest oritator of our time. Obama can sell Shit to a Dog Walker... Ron Paul has trouble selling light to people that live in the dark.

I have spent my life selling products... the way you phrase a sells pitch, most of the time, is more important than the content of what you are selling. Obama and Mitt make free 'shit' sound good... Intellectual Revolution only works on people that can think for themselves. Unfortunately, I don't have any doubts about the 'free thinking' status of the majority of Americans.

After 2 presidential campaigns, countless debates and an endless amount of knowledge available on the Internet... We've got the thinkers. Now, the only way to win the rest of Americans (majority) over to our cause, is to frame the message in context of a utopian society, which requires no thought. Like it or not, American Elections are won by appealing to the lowest common denominator. Ron Paul is too much of a Philosopher to do that... and that's why we love him... also, why we will lose.

Yeah well

yeah well unfortunately it is going to come down to a philosopher like Ron Paul or Mad Max. People are "fed up" and the frustration is only going to continue to grow as people be become more and more up set with our current path of nanny type government.

dont say we will lose

It takes a small minority man... and if that minority is jussst big enough we can win. The delgate strategy is WORKING regardless of what anybody says. And its fact that most Americans do not like Obama. We just saw that Rasmussen poll where Paul beat Obama, and now the one wher he ties. If we are that close and we can win the nomination - which I think we WILL, then it will not take much more to win the presidency. We will NOT lose. Change that line of thinking.

Interesting you are accusing Romney and others

of having a poor strategy and somehow pauls' establihment handlers came up with a brilliant strategy that no other candidate was smart enough to think of, so all of paul's rivals went to primary states and where the media was covering the elections while Paul was off in locations that were not relevant to the rest of the country at that time.


HelpingHand - You're wrong

I've spent a fair amount of time in sales also, and I look for pure truth in a salesman, not misleading bull crap that spews from obama. obama is NOT the better speaker.

“In the beginning of a change, the Patriot is a scarce man, Brave, Hated, and Scorned. When his cause succeeds however, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a Patriot.” Mark Twain

I think you missed my whole

I think you missed my whole point... It's not what your selling but how you sell it.

I don't know, I think it

I don't know, I think it shows he's hiding something. Remember the delegate strategy wasn't out in the open for quite some time. If you're looking for some insurance as to how we are doing, look at the results, look at how the movement is growing.

Paul has always been a humble man, and not one to gloat. He's just playing along with the media, this man knows where he's taking this revolution so I think he knows what he's doing. Don't be discouraged.

Only now the media is starting to look at us and trying to pass us off as "hijackers" this is the start of the revolution people.

If RP goes around saying "I'm

If RP goes around saying "I'm in this to win and I'm still gonna win this thing..." then he would appear to have lost all touch with reality. Some of you are putting this man in a no win situation. Many of you will turn your backs on him when he doesn't act like the fool you expect him to be.

I say we continue to fight hard and take the pressure off of RP. He's done more than any human could to get this started and I don't like the pressure I am hearing coming from some of you. When you turn 76 and have created a worldwide movement, then you can speak up.

What the hell are you talking about?

This game is for all the marbles and were not playing with amateurs. Maybe you were taught in public schools to just try real hard and everyone wins....but I play to win and I sure as hell hope after all this that were on the same page!

For Freedom!
The World is my country, all mankind is my brethren, to do good is my religion.

well I kind of think duff

has a point. Think about it, to the sheeple, the MSM has done a very good job painting him to be some crazy wacko who doesnt want to protect us from terrorists. lol These sheeple think thats insane. I would too, but WE know thats not the case. People dont listen to what he has to say because they take the media's word for it and believe he really doesnt want to protect the USA, as well as other crazy things. Most Americans think the federal reserve is a good thing, but yet have no clue about it, so when they hear him say abolish the federal reserve they think he's crazy. They only play what they want sheeple to hear for the most part.

So now back to my point, if Paul were to confidently say "I will win" or "I'm definately in it to win it" when they ask him what he wants or what he's trying to do, then they will play that on TV and that will give them ammo to make him look even more crazy.

They will say the things like "Ron Paul wants to legalize drugs, he wants to do away with all these government agencies that are there to protect us, he wants to pull our troops home and leave us open to terrorists, and this guy really thinks he can become president?" lol that does sound CRAZY!

I know how you feel though, when I play or compete I give it everything I got, and I think Ron Paul is too... In this case and many other cases when interviewed, I think maybe Ron Paul is engaged in mind games. He knows how the MSM trys to make him look, he knows why, he knows who the people are that are watching the interviews, and he is saying things to not look crazier than they are already making him look.



So does that mean I only get a "B"

I had no idea I was getting graded....

For Freedom!
The World is my country, all mankind is my brethren, to do good is my religion.

No, I was a public school

No, I was a public school teacher :)

Alright then

You get a pass...you can't help it.

For Freedom!
The World is my country, all mankind is my brethren, to do good is my religion.

Talking about perception, bro!!

To you and me and most people on this site, this game IS for all the marbles! However, most people don't see it that way- as sad as that may be. To them, Ron Paul has no chance of winning and can you blame them for thinking that really? That's what they have been told...repeadedly for 5+ years now. They don't know what goes on here at DP and they damn sure don't know what's going on at conventions across the country. Even more, those that are there and see it with their own eyes will not acknowledge it. Everyone else is not going to go running out and checking with DP or the green papers or anything else b/c RP goes on the Kudlow report and says he intends to win and is, in many measures, suceeding. They will just assume that he is just as crazy as they have been told he is. I don't like that any more than you, but it is just the way things are right now. HOWEVER! the (possible) brilliance is that many people (dicks) would not vote for RP, but they are at least sympathetic to his message and agree whole hardedly with him on many issues (just not all). Those people, by and large, don't like Mitt Romney at all. They will gladley go cast a vote for RP if they think that it will send a message to the GOP and that it may make for a more conservative platform that they want. If you tell them point blank, however, that RP and his supporters are organizing an underground takover of the GOP to win the nomination from the floor, well then they may go do something stupid like vote Mitt Romney!!...You people need to just chill out!! WE ARE THE MOVEMENT! Not anyone else. Ron Paul just happensto the man we want to be president. So we must fight for it (as I know we are) but not sit around and critize. Beleive me, I can do almost everything better than "you" can, so long as I am the one observing.

"When I say liberty I do not simply mean what is referred to as 'free enterprise.' I mean liberty of the individual to think his own thoughts and live his own life as he desires to think and to live..." - Robert A. Taft

I admire your zeal but

I think the campaign has been upfront all along with the plan ....it's no secret.

For Freedom!
The World is my country, all mankind is my brethren, to do good is my religion.

True enough.

That is true, but, trust me, most people are totally oblivious to that fact. To the extent they have heard Paul's strategy they have also been told it was a failure (as all major networks reported that RP's delegate strategy was a complete failure while the "straw poll" caucus were going on). I have had to explain all of this to countless people, including my dad, who is a Ron Paul supporter, since he still gets his news via TV. Just as I look on and listen in total bewilderment when people tell me that they are voting for Obama (How can that be?), others look as me like I'm crazy when I tell them that I'm going for Paul (They think: he is still running? He can't win). I doubt that I have to tell you about those conversations. What is clear to you and me, is certainly not clear to others, mostly b/c they have been told to think and to know something different. Its much easier to convince some people to "not" vote for the presumptive front runner in protest b/c they don't like him either than it is to convince older "Fox/TALKradio" viewers that Paul should be president and they should help.

"When I say liberty I do not simply mean what is referred to as 'free enterprise.' I mean liberty of the individual to think his own thoughts and live his own life as he desires to think and to live..." - Robert A. Taft

The best

game of chess the world has ever watched is being played by Dr. Ron Paul

Ron Paul influencing romney?

Ron Paul influencing romney? sounds like the antichrist... seemingly provide for the needs of the people but deny them ultimate salvation... I dont buy it just yet. on the other hand ron paul does only talk about cutting a measly trillion dollars... why not end the whole mafia ponzi scheam completely the first day in office? with those numbers even he is not too far off from the status quo. i love ron paul but he is not my god, Ill continue the revolution with or without him. I need liberty in my lifetime, you only live once, why not now? we all should be doing more ourselves. society this is your wake up call!

I don't watch MSM because it lies LIVE

Ron Paul is not in this race "to win". "To win" is not the message, or our game. As to speaking to people saturated in MSM, Ron Paul is not going to change their minds or hearts. He is not going to influence them to be something other than who and what they are.

IF YOU got Ron Paul's message, YOU joined the rEVOLution, just like Ron Paul. YOU joined the GOP. Just like Ron Paul. YOU became a delegate. Just like Ron Paul. YOU ran for offices of government. Just like Ron Paul. You are making speaches about THE MESSAGE (even if you say Ron Paul too much). Just like Ron Paul (who doesn't say Ron Paul enough...;P)

YOU OF THE rEVOLution ned to take your cues for Ron Paul, not think about "what others would think, or like... ) If that's what YOU think... YOU of the rEVOLUtion, DO IT!!!!

Ron Paul has his style, and his message, that becomes OUR message, and we have our own style. Our own styles may be screaming to you... RP should say this or that... No. YOU should. And eliminate your excuse. RP is not giving you any excuses. He's challanging you, and so is MSM, the elites and the masses who don't get it.

Don't be putting Ron Paul down. I and many of of "Feel YOU", but feelings LIE. Don't stop feeling, just don't presume. YOU got the message, I got the message. We who got the message have a job to do RESTORING AMERICA. God Bless America, Ron Paul/family, and YOU too!

Revolution is an illusion if you only want to influence the

elites versus focusing on changing the american people and getting them to oust romney and his friends.


Ron Paul is not a dictator

THAT is our rEVOLution, in rallying behind such a political LEADER.

How Ron Paul F-ed IT

1) Didn't say he was in it to win it
2) Didn't specifically mention the other rasmussen poll which shows him doing much better than romney against obama
3) didn't discuss his platform clearly vs. romney
he's for ending the ndaa - not letting govt arrest you and jail you without a trial
he's against the war, romney is for the war

4) when he says "we get 5,000 8,000 people to our rallys" he shouldn't say on campus. And he needs to hold more meetings off campus. This shouldnt be seen as a campus movement. He needs to ADD "Romney seems to be having troubel getting 1000 people to his events"

5) He didn't clearly mention WITH EXCITEMENT the recent wins in MAINE, IOWA, etc. He needs to be EXCITED

sorry, a lot to ask. I know. But jesus this is not the time to come across dead pan!

Spot On!

Yes, spot on. Those are the sentiments I wanted to highlight in my postings but you did it much more effectively.

I thought that pointing out his errors would help the Ron Paul staff to coach him for future interviews.

Ron Paul's performance was very poor IF the goal of appearing on TV is to attract undecided voters to his cause.

We are like the mechanism of a watch: each part is essential.

thanks agreed!

I later noticed something fishy about this poll... check out


they are cheating him even with the poll. sad.

Ron Paul is not in it to win it.

Let's face it. I stopped contributing to the campaign after I realized he was not going to be allowed to win anything. I am OK with people being excited about the "movement." But I was there in 2008, thinking we had a chance and it became an educational campaign.

I love Dr. Paul and his ideas. But the country is still not ready for him. It's sad. I rather prepare my family than having this naive thought that Ron Paul will win. And I don't want to hear anything about Rand Paul. He is not his dad and will never be. He has some good things but he is playing the game of politics already. Even he said a couple of weeks ago that the election was finished. This is when his dad is claiming he can win?

Now I know a lot of people will downvote this. So be it. I love Dr. Paul. I think some fans are just too protective. Nobody is beyond criticism.