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Jesse Benton complains to Ron Paul about supporters, Ron Paul talks back.

(skip to 3:30 to hear Benton complain)


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Benton works for a giant neo-con POS. he's lost ALL credibility.. but i didnt know people had to be reminded of that.

get off Benton's d.i.ck

This is Chuck Suter of Charlotte NC

And I agree with Jesse.... it is a mess alot of times, we act like groupies and it's rather gay sometimes. But I'm sure everyone of you fools could have done a better job and have never had a bad day or acted a little pissy.

I am a groupie too. I think

I am a groupie too. I think it is incredible that people are energized by Ron Paul instead of a faux hollywood rock star. I would have been one of the obnoxious groupies in the crowd.

All I had to do was watch his videos and my day brightened. He gave me hope.

"With enough of us, around the world, we’ll not just send a strong message opposing the privatization of knowledge — we’ll make it a thing of the past." ~ Aaron Swartz


I'm sure Ron Paul has had many bad days in congress, but you never saw him get "pissy". Benton has no excuse! He has an attitude problem, and it has shown many times before. Plus, it looks like Ron Paul loves his "groupies".


If that's how you feel, then you don't need to be involved, and us "groupies" don't need you involved. There are many people who could have done a better job. I've had many bad days on the job, but I would have never been "pissy" around my boss, or people I work with. That is unprofessional and childish. Those "groupies", as you call us, are the ones that support Ron Paul.

Jesse Benton is a ass.

Jesse benton is a turncoat. Ron Paul should stop being silent. i think it hurts all of his work for america.

Check out 3:26-3:27

You will also see someone who appears to be Ginsberg the Mitt lawyer standing in the doorway.

It would have been better to put out this video without the captions, and without the wording in the title. It leads people to believe exactly what the videographer wants them to believe.

The guy gave an honest asseessment of the situation- remember RP doesn't have Secret Service, and some of the campaign staff were doubling as security during that time. Moving a Presidential candidate through a crowd is a big deal, and is very rare that you see it happen in the way it happened at the RNC.

It doesn't matter that RP was surrounded by his delegates and adoring supporters,and it doesn't matter that RP wanted to be out there more than he was- so did Bobby Kennedy. From the perspective of a guy who was, at the current moment, responsible for RP's safety- it was indeed a mess.

we don't like to think

it's hard, bitching at Benton is much easier.

"Dr. Paul, You Changed My Life"

How often do you think Mitt Romney hears this from young people, or from anyone for that matter?

As for Obama, how do you think he has changed young people's lives, other than giving them misguided "hope" and false promises of "change" to believe in?

"Bipartisan: both parties acting in concert to put both of their hands in your pocket."-Rothbard

Paul - Authentic

Romney/Obama - artificial political constructs. The former flying, the latter lying. Hence "Dr. Paul, You Changed My Life" encapsulate the truth.

Benton apparently made a deal

Benton apparently made a deal - be quiet and submit and we'll back you and Rand in 2016 or beyond. That's why his goals were so different from ours. And Ron knew he had a difficult task but he's so patient I think he was fine with letting Rand carry the mantle.

Just the way it went.

Jesse Benton Sucks!

Wow!! He's an ARSE!!!

I was there, the whole time.

That's me in the straw hat with the striped blouse. When Ron entered the hall, the liberty delegates were overjoyed. He was literally surrounded by a few hundred people & all he could do was inch along. He shook hands & posed for photos in just that one end of the hall, then his handlers took him back into that outside hall, where he had entered. They were ready to leave, but as you heard on the video, Ron knew he had not visited all the states that supported him, they were on the other side of the hall. Benton did wonder if Ron had had enough and wanted to leave. Ron said, "No!" he wanted to visit everyone. He'd only been there about half an hour. When Ron wanted to go back in the hall, it wasn't like Benton tried to stop him, but it also wasn't like the staff had even looked at a map of the floor to see where the delegations Ron would like to visit were located. Maps were on EVERY seat. That was EXTREMELY POOR planning & security. To work their way over to the Texas side, once again, they inched along thru the rows of chairs, instead of going down the aisles, and that's how Ron got stuck when they started the Pledge. Ron finally got over to the other side & while he was there, he talked with Dan Rather. While the visit with the delegates was wonderful, there should have been some prior planning. Benton & his staff had no real interest in the delegates there on the floor. But that was small stuff compared with Oklahoma being kept out of the delegate section at the rally on Sunday & Whiskey Joe's. Shameful!



Electable Ron Paul is my hero.

Don't underestimate RP.

Paul is sharper than most of us put together. He incorporates a much bigger picture in his strategy, more variables than we are aware, and with a lot more patience. Do any of you actually believe you know something about Benton that Ron is oblivious to? If so, you're probably wasting your energy. On the other hand, it may be beneficial for many of us to see these things for our own understandings as we're all in on this together.

He should really be known as "Judas Benton."

It's a far more fitting name for him.

I wouldn't put anything past the RNC/

Romney campaign/PTB. I guess better a traitor messing up Ron Paul's campaign than some other means to stifle his popularity and message that would have made things real in Tampa vs. the pre-scripted homogenized show that was brought to the American public.

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

Bentondick Arnold

was my favorite. :)

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I don't respond to emails or pm's.
Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution, inevitable.

Ha! Little Bentondick (emphasis on little)

I like it. No wonder he has control issues.

Please don't disparage Benedict Arnold

who, prior to his traitorous attempt to give up West Point, was actually one of the great HEROES of the American Revolution, including but not limited to his bravery and brilliance at the Battle of Saratoga. Benton's prior greatness? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boot_Monument

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

Bentondick Arnold it is.


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Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution, inevitable.

Ron Paul: Fraud or Clueless?

I was asked the following:
Did Ron Paul understand what Benton was doing?
If he did, then he was/is a fraud (to the movement).
If he did not, then he was/is clueless (to be POTUS).
What's the answer?


I know this isn't deserving a comment, but I've seen this crap on YouTube. A fraud? For what? To gain what? The election was stolen from him, so he gained nothing. A fraud to start a liberty movement, which has awakened millions? Some fraud. And clueless? If only I was so clueless as to win over millions, without compromise, and with just making speeches. A clueless man could not have accomplished what Ron Paul has accomplished.

Look at my replies below.

This is precisely why this video should not have been posted (if you are an RP believin' diehard anyway).

Nothing wrong with posting it

All I see is benton trying to control Paul or influence him. Paul is smart but sometimes when people are too close, people can't see the traitor, and Benton is his family. Paul is great, Benton is a traitor.

Ignorance is bliss

Not posting this video does not make it go away. I find a video I consider to be news, or interesting information, and I post it. Ron Paul is neither blind nor a traitor. If a good man is being cheated on by his wife, is he no longer a good man? No, she is just a good liar, and munipliltive. I believe Benton could have been munipliltive and convinced Dr Paul of things, that at the end hurt him. Hell, I thought Benton was doing the right thing at first, he had me fooled. As soon as he went to Mitch, I new he had been paid for. Of course, these are just my opinions, an I know you and others will disagree. :)

I would have loved to see...

Ron Paul go walk over to each state that he won in alphabetical order, and appear in each picture with the delegates that were proudly announcing that Dr. Paul won in their state... and take a big stop over to the Maine delegates to thank them personally, even though they were clearly shafted.

Though I know that would have never been the plan anyway... one can dream. :)

I cannot believe this reply got voted down.

Two quick comments

1) Yes, JB is a jack@ss with utter disrespect for supporters

2) You are a jack@ss for posting the inner workings of Ron Paul's campaign for all his enemies to see. You show utter disrepect for Ron Paul, not for your exposure of JB to the world, but for displaying the inner weaknesses that Ron Paul had to deal with to his enemies.


Should Bradley Manning not

Should Bradley Manning not done what he did?

"Truth is Treason in the Empire of Lies"
-Ron Paul

Totally different.

The US government is a public entity and is the government.

Ron Paul and his PEC are private entities and the PEC is a corporation.

Did you read that? A PRIVATE entity and a PRIVATE person who owns himself and his things.

You don't have any right or control over him or entities he controls, regardless of how much you donated or volunteered.

Again, while the above is 100% true and accurate and consistent with (small l) libertarian principles, it is not an excuse for JB's behavior nor incompetency.

On the flip side, JB's behavior or his or others' incompetency is not justification to believe you have ANY RIGHT for ANYTHING with regards to Ron Paul nor his campaign.