I first heard about Ron Paul shortly after his Libertarian candidacy.
I remember getting about the last 30 seconds of a radio talk show (the only time I ever called in to a show) and we discussed rights and constitutional money.
It is no surprise to me that Ron's explanation of the issue of 9/11 left the schoolies (by schoolies I aver to fish travelling in schools. They react to sensory stimuli but they can't be said to be thinking at all.) bewildered and without a coherent response. That is because their position was acheived without critical thought or examination of the facts and therefor lacks substance (relies wholly on emotion).
The results of the polls (both the restrictive and, to me, inaccessible, text poll and the open web-based polls) showed that there are MANY people who agree with Ron and it seems after witnessing this for the second time in a row, there are a great many more who appreciate the truth and the pricipled stand than the schoolies had reckoned would do so. They never intended to take Ron seriously and now they are forced to react. Good thinking!
Now they have no choice but to attempt to exclude Ron from debates, because he will whip them every time and they know it!
I think this will also backfire (BLOWBACK) on them. As more people are aware of Ron's stand, his fealty to the constitution, the value of the constitution and the honesty and integrity of his ways, they realize that the only rational choice is to support Ron. If they are half as pleased as I am, they will participate in ways and in magnitude more than ever before.
This is the first time I have ever contributed money to a presidential candidate and I plan to participate fully in this election, events, hand-outs etc.
We need Ron Paul. The parties abandoned us a long time ago. Actually I think it would be more accurate to say that they took us for granted and began their long train of abuses against us, our rights, our property and our birthright - a very long time ago.
Let's put them out right now and bolt the door!