I just checked ABC News' online poll and it had 24,000 of the 27,000 votes cast for Paul.
You could argue that there is someone fixing the result, but whatever the case, it's clear that Dr. Ron Paul is the ONLY candidate generating excitement among young people.
I watched the debate last night with the Meet Up group in New York City, and you could feel the excitement. Watching the debate it was clear to me that:
A simple observation... GOP candidates at the CNN debate were given some simple instructions to follow to keep the debate on a 'level playing field'. The rules were so blatantly over-looked and disregarded by the so-called 'major' candidates, one can only wonder what other rules they'll blatantly disregard if ever given the power that comes with the Presidency of the U.S.A. As usual, Congressman Paul, the statesman and gentleman, showed America what "Presidential" really is. Dr. Paul...you're our modern day hero -
Rudy's rules = police state
Lew says Ron was passed over but still did great. I anticipated this as they put the top contenders in the Democratic Debate in the middle and just passed over the others. It's okay. Let the so-called top-contenders slug it out in true "I'm a politician" fashion. In such a setting, Ron Paul...the statesman comes out a winner.
I'm still searching for news...West Coast ...
Ran into a supporter today who said Ron Paul is not a politician...he is a statesman. This is my new handle for Ron Paul. He's a statesman, not a politician. Democrat or Republican...we can expect the same from either. Conservative or liberal...doesn't mean much anymore. "Politician"...bad connotation nowdays.But statesman? Ron Paul is the only candidate who can be described in that way.
web definition of statesman from wordnet.princeton.edu is:a man who is a respected leader in national or international affairs
webnet definition of politician from same source:
As we are all on pins and needles about tonight's debate, it is good to lighten up and know all is well. Ron Paul has some huge supporters over on The Spoof. I thought this was funny.
Great article leading in to information about the Freedomfest Conference July 5-7 where Ron Paul will be a speaker and there will be a reception honoring him.
That site may lead you to a better understand why the gold standard is important.
Wasn't it just a few weeks ago that we read donations had doubled? Media spin will continue to question the number of supporters, but money talks. If everyone reading the dailypaul contributed to the campaign, we would provide the critics with yet another verifiable basis for true support that can hardly be questioned. In addition, there is no better way to show Ron Paul our support and help get his very critical message out.
Vox puts it better than I. Maybe Rush will listen and act instead of complaining about how bad his "friends" are.
Put simply, ought you endorse someone who says they agree with you but is also agreeable with the enemy every time it matters, or someone who you agree with 90% but has principles and has never violated them? In the former, we've been lucky to get 20% on the stuff we agree on.