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Video Update: Ron Paul at Minnesota State GOP Convention - Friday May 18

UPDATE: Video from MNCD4Conservative... thanks for the video link, kev.



YouTube thanks to AnCapMercenary & SPcomputing@YouTube


LAKE JACKSON, Texas – 2012 Republican Presidential candidate Ron Paul will attend the Minnesota state Republican convention, addressing attendees live and in person as part of his far-reaching delegate-attainment strategy. The 12-term Congressman from Texas will attend the convention in St. Cloud on Friday, May 18th beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Details of the event are as follows. Time is Central.

Friday, May 18, 2012

6:00 p.m.
Ron Paul speech
Minnesota State Republican Convention
St. Cloud Rivers Edge Convention Center
10 4th Avenue South
St. Cloud, MN 56303

For a map of the location, please click here.



UPDATE: DP comment below:

My brother just returned from the MN Con as a delegate

... He told me that at the breakfast meeting today, he walked over to Ron's bodyguard (as Dr. Paul looked on, smiling), shook his hand and thanked him for taking good care of Dr. Paul throughout the campaign. My bro told him, "I feel like I know you because you've been on almost every photo and video of Dr. Paul's!" The guy was taken aback and didn't know what to say. Probably no one has ever said that to him before.

I told my brother that the guy was one of the babies Dr. Paul delivered.

He was amazed and touched and feels this should be shared with the Paul fans ...

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I saw the header and thought you would say "They are the children of the underworld, the spawn of satan" or something like that.

Three GOP kittens have lost

Three GOP kittens have lost their Mittens and don't know where to find him.


I hope this is the game plan from now on, that Dr. Paul starts coming to each state's convention, or at least as many as he can. I realize a lot of them are on the same day(s).

Great speech!!

The two most important days in your life are the day you are born...and the day you find out why. -Mark Twain

He was absolutely right (as always)

I was a Democrat until this year. When you hear a message like his, one that makes absolute sense, voting for someone within party lines goes out the window. Had *I* seen him in an airport, I would've told him that THIS Democrat is voting for him and that THIS Democrat switched my party this year, even though I didn't have to in my state in order to vote for him.

I'm 43. Being Democrat wasn't a fleeting part of my life, I have consistently voted for a Democratic president since I turned 18. I did not vote in 2008, long story, but I became very disgusted with the Obama administration and that made me look outside my party.

I guess I should thank Obama. If he hadn't been so terrible at keeping up the facade that there are two parties, I would've probably voted for him. He made it all-too-clear that it really is one big establishment.

So, thank you Obama. RON PAUL 2012!!!

The two most important days in your life are the day you are born...and the day you find out why. -Mark Twain


You wrote, "I guess I should thank Obama" but by adding that extra "h" makes that sentence sound funny. I think you meant, "I guess I should tank Obama".

Yes, that's much better :)

When does the Convention reconvene today?

Thank you!

A Constitutional, Christian conservative who voted for Ron and stands with Rand

Fundraiser breakfast

Fundraiser breakfast featuring Kurt Bills and Ron Paul goes from 7am-9am so i believe the convention reconvenes at 9 or 9:30. Not entirely sure.
Once again just a reminder I'll have Ron Pauls speech to the fundraiser this morning streamed live at:


Foreign Contribution

As Aussies we cannot directly contribute to your campaign. However I have been registry with WAPO, Minnisota papers, all articles re Romney to leave comments about the SHADOW GOP being organised in NV and the outright fraudulent behaviour elsewhere.

They delete a lot of my posts or never make them available. If you can't donate money please donate your time and help me get the truth out. Somebody woke me up using this method, we can do the same. Just be respectful and non-partisan. The truth will be sufficient. Good luck from Australia, we have Ron Paul bumper stickers here now too!!!

Ask not what your Paul can do for you, but what you can do for your country - Anon.

Its annoying when people stand up right in front of you..

those guys should have sat down...

Paul also needs to hit on economic stuff more, since his economic policies is very popular among alot of the GOP (and myself). He also needed to hit on Obamas Keystone XL pipeline failure. If he did those two simple things, he would be the "presumptive" nominee.

He's doing it exactly right

He hits on the hard issues that they don't like to hear but need to hear. Sometimes the medicine tastes bad but it's exactly what the neocons need.

No one can find a safe way out if society is sweeping towards destruction. Everyone,in his own interests, must thrust himself vigorously into the intellectual battle. None can stand aside with unconcern; the interests of everyone hang on the result. - LvM

Ron Paul will speak

At the Kurt Bills fundraiser breakfast tomorrow at the Minnesota convention. I will have the live stream at


The breakfast begins at 7:30 am so check the stream around that time and I will have the stream up and running at that time!

I will also be going around talking to the Ron Paul delegates/alts/supporters here at the convention! Be sure to tune in!!


Thank You!

Got HD! Got HD! Here's a much sharper, up close full speech!


If want an audio version of the Doc's speech, courtesy of NPR.Minnesota:



But, the audio doesn't do justice to the sheer magnitude of the undeniably visible energy caught on the video!

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


How AWESOME is that hey? God Bless everyone who takes part in the R3VOLUTION..there is a great awakening happening and all I can say is PRAISE GOD! ONWARD!!

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After that, I'm Donating Again!

I donated this morning for the fourth time with some reservations over the campaigns decisions this past week. Watching this hand filmed rear view of Ron Pauls speech through those ladies heads was something special. By the end, I knew I was hearing and seeing something that was not the end of anything... this is just the beginning.
I am donating Again. I encourage everyone that can to do the same.

The new strategy is working

This is how you win friends and influence people.

Be friendly, stop the wars, educate people.

I bet some of the non-supporters got swayed by the enthusiasm of the crowd and the wise words of Dr. Paul.

We are winning over hearts and minds and the new strategy - which is not new anyway as this is what Ron Paul has been about for decades - is already successful.

Just WOW!

Just got back home from day 1 of the convention

It's about a 100 mile trip from the cities and while most delegates are staying overnight near the convention, I really wanted to see and give my 2 week year old daughter a hug before heading back in the morning to continue the fight for liberty.

I must say the convention is absolutely packed with freedom minded young energetic delegates. You wouldn't believe the looks of defeat on the establishment delegates when Kurt Bills easily won the endorsement after only 2 ballots.

Dr. Paul seemed really happy and energized tonight. It was awesome seeing the conversion of so many non-Paul supporters around me go from crossing their arms at the beginning of his speech to clapping and/or even standing up for him by the time he was through.

Apparently, freedom IS popular.

Thank you

I was born in a log cabin outside of Two Harbors unatended, my mother did not even need to get permission from the government for me to have started this journey fifty seven years abo. I am so proud of you guys in Minn. We have Texas comming in a few weeks and I know its going to be a dirty fight but as you guys did so will we. Very encouraging.

Thanks again


Conversions as he spoke...

I thought I saw that too, those with their arms crossed, looking at each other, and shaking their heads no. Then, toward the end, several of those folks were standing and applauding.


I have to admit, I have only recently changed my support to Dr. Paul as well, and once I understood what he really stands for, I regret that it took me so long. Now I get why the MSM, and MSM Jr. (FOX) are trying so hard to silence Ron Paul, and his supporters, and misrepresent his positions and message of liberty.

Thank you for sharing

Thank you for sharing that...it is so encouraging!

If my need to be RIGHT is greater than my desire for TRUTH, then I will not recognize it when it arrives ~ Libertybelle

...sure is! Welcome to truly

...sure is! Welcome to truly insane sanity..:)


woke up at 5:00 am filled car $45 paid $4 for parking paid $60 for convention, FRONT ROW SEAT FOR RON'S SPEACH PRICELESS YAAAAAAAH !!!!!! Minnesota's capital is ST.Paul

Lol. I wish Ron Paul was

Lol. I wish Ron Paul was coming here. Looked at the distance to see this speech, and was a little too far for me. Will be in Tampa though.

And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.

Ron Paul sweeps Minnesota

this weekend! How do I know this? KSTP has said Kurt Bills won the support of the delegation with 64%. Kurt Bills is running for one of the US Senate seats in Minnesota, and Ron Paul has endorsed him.

This is prove that the voters are mostly Paul Delegates.

Gold standard: because man can not be trusted to control his greed

He has more support than just

He has more support than just liberty supporters, so this really doesn't prove anything about what the real convention will be.

And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.

Rock on, Ron Paul! Yee haw!

Rock on, Ron Paul! Yee haw! The best thing I've heard all week!


All can say is WOW!

"If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy." James Madison

From Russia

I am sitting here in Russia.

What the Ron Paul supporters are doing might influence the whole world.

It sounds way too religious, but Ron Paul _IS_ the champion of liberty, and since the US is an example for all other countries this man alone may change the course of the world.

Do everything you can to win the r3volution!!

I am humbled by your words

I weep for where we have been and I rejoice for where we are going. The Revolution won't be televised but it will be Global. Liberty is bursting at the seems! Can you feel it in the air? Liberty always starts in the heart of one man and is contagious beyond belief. No matter what is said on that propaganda box that sets in each of our homes remember this, dear Russia; The people of this country love your people very much and we know you love ours. Never forget that! We all want our families to be safe from persecution, We all want to be prosperous, and each and every one of us long for blessed Liberty. It is not Ron Paul that will change the world is the message and those who carry that message. That is you and that is me as long as our message is about "Liberty".

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...and thank you in Russia!

You are true brother in your words for we have long seen babylons plan to make war amongst all of our countries. It is the grassroots folks on ALL sides in every part of the world to choose liberty, freedom, and an end to all these useless baseless wars. THAT is what scares these criminals of profit and plunder the most. The entire world of the good hearted people in Russia and America all saying at the same time, enough is enough. The corruptions and criminality must end and we all can get along just fine with out it. Take Iceland for an example.

Glad to have you on board. They taught our fathers to be enemies of ghosts gone past. In today's modern world, in the world wide awakening, everyone knows we ALL have the same common bankster enemies that create the sides, give them names and roles to play, and then sets about using the propaganda media pitting them against each other in wars for profit and gains and eventually destruction. Everyone knows about the globalist new world order as we see it crashing and burning in Greece now, and soon Europe. In the distance, we as a world of good people must follow Iceland's example.

Sure glad the world knows all this and finally the people here in America are waking up too. You are right. Ron Paul is not only this country's last hope, but the last hope for world peace again some day. We can do this!

Thank you for you good words.