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*U P D A T E 3* Exclusive Coverage At Rand Paul Event. Has Rand Visited The Daily Paul? What About Audit the Fed? (Video)

**UPDATE 3**

As Rand was walking to his seat, I was able to ask him a couple questions directly from the DP community. Including, does he visit the site?



**UPDATE 2** One on one interview will be next




I was able to record Rand Paul interviews, including a 1 on 1 interview (although brief) with Paul. Questions were taken directly from DP members.

What I saw from attendees here in South Carolina, has left me fairly optimistic that the libertarian-Republican narrative is slowly taking over. I was also able to speak to three party officials off record about some things. A write-up will be coming shortly.

Right now I'm working on getting my videos uploaded and those will be posted in a second update.


Getting ready to head towards Columbia, SC to hear Tom Davis and Rand Paul speak. Ill be there as press on behalf of the Daily Paul community. I will be reading all comments on this post throughout the day. Ill be out there talking to people as an extension of you.

Check back here for updates, pictures, and video of the event.

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question to supporters

I am curious, not being a strong Rand supporter, what has he said about Mr. Snowden?


Opinions of Rand Paul vary

here on the Daily Paul. But if this viedo says anything, we should at least tone down the rhetoric and express our opinions constructivly. What I am saying is that you don't have to agree or like Rand and are free to express that but take his fathers advice and procede with decorum. Trust me, you will get alot more mileage ....
Congrats Michael for getting some great publicity and thank you Vots for keeping the DP front and center! I am humbled to be a part of this group.


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

Looks to me like Rand has a Body Guard.

Did you notice the big shaven head guy behind Rand in Video 3?

I don't blame him.

I think I know who you mean

I think I know who you mean and that was the sound guy for C-SPAN. He had two people that followed him around that I could tell. The guy in the suit who had a bald spot was some sort of manager (you could say). Kept him on schedule, stuff like that. There was another guy in a suit, who may have been a body guard, but he didnt act like a typical body guard, he laughed when I joked about the filibuster.

Does he chew tobacco....

or was that gum?

Haha, it was him. I saw it.

Haha, it was gum. I saw it.

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Hey great work!

Awesome! Keep it up.

"I've heard of the Daily Paul." Ha! He's more than heard of it. Politicians. LOL.

And what is the "liberty position" on gay marriage?

Why is the "liberty position" that the state should sanction gay marriage? Talk about missing the point. That's like calling it a victory for liberty when more military careers are opened to women.

What will obviously begin to happen now is that private organizations will be sued for not recognizing "gay marriage," when it is their absolute right not to recognize it. Unfortunately, the libertines in the movement are more committed to culturally fashionable causes than they are to private property, so I expect to hear no outrage from them when this inevitably happens.

It is my belief,

It is my belief that a sound libertarian position on gay marriage would be the same applied to traditional marriage.
The government has no business, authority nor reason to be involved in marriage whatsoever.

The government should keep its grubby little fingers out of people's private lives and affairs.
The government has no place in our bedrooms nor our board rooms.

I personally find homosexuality disagreeable, as is my right.
Attempting to curtail ones Liberty to pursue love where one chooses is not my right.

Years ago, I would have had a different stance.
Thanks to the Liberty movement, my stance has changed.
It was not easy to change my position however I have come to realize...
Liberty First.

Exercise your Liberty, and defend others Liberties as well.

America Rising.
The Constitution Stands.

"That the pen is mightier than the sword would be proven false; if I should take my sword and cut off the hand that holds the pen" - American Nomad

The liberty position on gay

The liberty position on gay marriage, IMO, is tolerance towards gays who want to be treated the same way as heterosexual married couples. They should certainly be treated the same way, by the state, as heterosexual married couples. Social security survivor benefits, etc...

I must be willing to give up what I am in order to become what I will be. Albert Einstein

What Did He Say About Gay Marriage At The Very End?


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

Did you ask about the timing

Did you ask about the timing of his endorsement of Rmoney?

Could you ask him how he

Could you ask him how he intends to fund a presidential campaign against the jauggernauts he will be put up against? Great job, keep it up.

You did a great job for us.

Must have been exciting and a little nerve racking at the same time. Thanks for being there and your post. I look forward to your updates.

Is it me? Or is Rand's...

...answer regarding a Fed audit WISHY WASHY as hell? If he was the nominee for POTUS and there weren't any viable 3rd party candidate I'd vote for him but I honestly can't see myself actively supporting him like I did the old man. All his tap dancing makes me nervous, and his posturing over the gay marriage thing really disappointed me... not to mention cozying up to the likes of Ralph Reed and the Christian zealots.

Great job! Thanks for your

Great job! Thanks for your efforts. I pretty much agree with adamp here. Rand's ideals are not mine. He is into us fighting in the Middle East which is ridiculous to me. This whole Israel thing, I have come to believe, is yet another psyop. Christians do not even believe me when I tell them that 50 years ago the Christians hated the Jews. I grew up with it. They said we "killed Jesus" and were prejudiced against us. Now it is all turned around. It is most peculiar. There is even a church here in my city where the congregation tries to perform Jewish traditional rituals and blows the shofar and it is fairly outrageous to me, considering how it WAS.

It's not just you. He is so politician-esque. He doesn't seem

like a servant of the people at all--he acts put out by a question and will not give a straight answer to anything.

Christians should not be warmongers! http://www.lewrockwell.com/vance/vance87.html

I think it was pretty clear

I think it was pretty clear that in the way he answered me, they're coming up with a plan regarding the confirmation. Since he told me, he'll announce something later.

There's no chance were getting an Austrian in there, but there probably would be enough dissenting votes to filibuster the nomination and demand an audit.

Interview Tom Davis!!

We want his thoughts on Graham and 2014 if he doesnt announce his intentions already

He didnt make it there on

He didnt make it there on Friday. I would imagine something more important came up, he just wouldn't miss this for no reason. I'd keep him in your prayers that everything's all right.

Tom Davis

Now there is a man I could throw some money at. I don't know him from me but what I've seen -who cares if he's riding the Ron Paul wave? I'm to the point that I'd support Jim Jones to challenge that DB Graham.

I like your persistence

I like your persistence in getting an answer out of him about the Daily Paul. Great job!

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I don't know how he does it

I don't know how he does it because he seems intent on courting the troglodytes in the religious right, but if he wants to attract young voters he's going to have to address the perception they have of him being anti gay.

Personally, I'm on the fence due to his refusal to take solid liberty positions on a few issues such as drug legalization and gay marriage, but if I had the chance to ask him one question right now I'd ask why he declined to sign the letter to Clapper.


I must be willing to give up what I am in order to become what I will be. Albert Einstein

There are many principled

There are many principled people that will value his honesty when taking unpopular stances like his views on gay "marriage". You assume that young people, minorities, everyone except Christian right is for gay marriage. Wrong, stop watching mainstream media please.

maybe it's because the troglodytes

Maybe it's because the troglodytes have money to spend on candidates, have seats on committees so they can give him the nomination, and understands that anyone who wants to divide human rights into sexes, races, classes, ages, doesn't understand what liberty is, how to get it, or how to keep it?

Afterall , if all you got is name calling an insult for those who have worked while you sat on the fence, you ain't got much but butt blisters.

I want to support him

and in theory I do. I would vote for him, but it's because I believe he is the best chance we've got right now. But I would be lying, if I said I trusted him completely. I want to believe he is just playing politics, but he makes me uneasy... the way he maneuvers and responds to certain questions makes me not trust him. Even in this interview, he is very shifty eyed, and seems uncomfortable the minute the interviewer mentions he is from the DP! Whats up with that? Honestly, if he were to make it to the presidency and then betray us... I would just be done with all politics and trying to change things from within the party.
I'm still not convinced that this whole thing (starting with Ron Paul even), isn't some huge psych op... put on by the CIA or something! Just don't trust anyone anymore...
It all started for me with Jesse Benton, and how the Campaign in 2012 did not challenge or fight for anything... after all the money we each struggled to donate to those money bombs... what was it all for? So they could just quit... right when things were picking up? No ... I don't trust anymore.

"I don't know if the world is full of smart men bluffing
or imbeciles who mean it."

When somebody is asking him a

When somebody is asking him a question, he always kinda stares away, and from being there that's jus his way of focusing on the question. He did it with everybody. He also really wasn't looking to answer questions, he was going to his seat and I just made my way in there. Plus me being somewhat nervous, doesn't equate to the greatest interview atmosphere.

Actually, when someone asks

Actually, when someone asks me a question, I also tend to stare off. I am busy listening and thinking which is why.

Not bad for just running up there and getting a quick couple questions though.

To climb the mountain, you must believe you can.

Remembering things...

When I was in 7th grade, in Vermont History class, everyone would get questions directed to them in a quiz, almost weekly, about reading we had.

Whenever I was asked a question, I had to look up at the ceiling for a while just to try and remember things that I had read, but was trying to get as accurate as possible an answer for some strange reason.

At one point my friend pointed out that it looked like I wrote the answers on the ceiling ... he pointed this out to the whole class out loud. Fucking embarrassing, but it was funny :)

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Ron brought the Liberty movement together, Rand is expanding the crap out of it! :)