I'm going to the UCLA event, where can I get the voter registration forms from?
I agree with some posters, Dr. Paul needs too change his body language when confronted with the newletter quotes. He comes off as somewhat flippant in his response when confronted with these accusations. He needs to first denounce the quote. He should then point out that he has been on the side of poor minorities with regard to the war on drugs, and the very fact that he has been advocating the dismantling of it for the very reason that it unjustly targets poor minorites.
Magnificent performance. I was really moved by his candor, he truly is what the country needs.
Yes, for the most part but I was uncomfortable with what I perceived to be ramblings and not clear consise responses to one or two of the questions. I just want him to gain more momentum with new voters and maybe I am being too critical but its because I only wish him well. I agree with you with regard to his closing statement, it was brilliant and he did appear much more relaxed.
Dr Paul needs to collect his thoughts before he answers some of the 'pulling on the heart strings' questions and also if he is to win new supporters. He did appear muddled in some instances with rambling thoughts and seriously I felt a little uncomfortable watching him. I agree with the poster who stated that he doesn't need to go on the defensive on some issues because he should be confident enough to know that so many people share his views. He has to be reminded that there are many out there who don't know his stance on the issues, he sometimes comes off as cavalier in some of his responses and it could be misconstrued by voters who are seeing him for the first or second time. When I first saw him being interviewed in 08, I was immediately drawn to his message about foreign policy. I recall how charismatic, calm and precise in his responses he was. There was one sentence that he used that I've never forgotten, it was the line 'peace is a powerful message.' I immediately googled his name after the show and I've been a supporter ever since. He needs to be reminded that people will sit up and listen, only when the message makes the most sense.
This made me laugh
Can someone please assist me here, there is a post on huff Post about Hilary calling for Sanctions against Syria. There are lots of Libs advocating for sanctions and intervening. I commented that we are bankrupt and cannot afford another incursion into another country. Here is the response I got from a Lib “Whoever told you that we are bankrupt, lied to you. Try to look at data yourself and analyze it. It's not that hard. Out net debt to GDP ratio is still among the lowest among all industrialized countries, and our GDP is twice that of China, the second largest economy. We are among the richest nations on earth.
Ignorance will make you act like a TBgr. Fix it before it's too late.”
Am I correct in saying that because the FED is keeping interest rates low that the GDP figures are being manipulated?? ..appreciate someone clearing this up and putting this person straight.
It's like they wind him up (Obama) and wheel him out to 'act' out this drivel. How can he keep a straight face when he is reading this tripe. Listening to him I was reminded of the late Henry Gibson reading his famous poem 'Is the frog the farmers friend, I don't know,' and on and on....that's all I heard tonight.
What a load of codswallop, 'it is now time to focus on the people here at home'...sounds very familiar. That's the only sentence I heard, the rest was blah blah blah...
I was holding my breath awaiting Dr Paul's response and also watching his demeanor when the question on President Obama's stance on libya was put to him. I was so pleased to see that Dr. Pauls response and demeanor was not what I expected which is wonderful. Something tells me he is being coached, he is coming across as very Presidential. He was calm, resolute, polished, to the point and expressed his views flawlessly. There were no up-changes in the tone of his voice. His demeanor was perfect. I have often thought that in some interviews he has come across as flippant, cavalier dismissive when questioned on such issues. If he continues on like this, he really will attract the attention of the voters. On the liberal blogs they have always commented that he comes across as 'whiny,' there was not a hint of 'whiny' in this interview. His demeanor reminded me of the first time I ever saw and heard Dr. Paul. It was on the Bill Maher show and I was totally drawn to his message and the manner in which he addressed the questions. He came across as sincere, diplomatic and the consummate statesman.
Mr Huckabee is an embarrasement to the United States. His blatant generalization of RP supporters is offensive to me. I have never owned a gun nor listened to the Grateful dead and that's not an attack on people who listen to them or who own guns. I've travelled extensively throughout the world, lived in several countries expreriencing different cultures, I speak three languages. But Mr Huckabee I suspect has probably never ventured outside of the U.S. and probably doesn't hold a passport. He is the epitomy of a bigot and a provincial hick.
Why aren't the people of Indiana screaming from the rooftops. This judge needs to be removed from his position. He was put there to follow the law and uphold the constitution but it is clear he is hell bent on dismantling it. He is a disgrace, by stating that one can protest unlawful entry or arrest for that matter after the fact is nothing short of indifference on his part. It is cruel punishment if an innocent person has to go through the nightmare of protesting unlawful entry and arrest through the courts. And who is going to pay for that person's loss of earnings whilst they are down at the court protesting..No wonder so many migrants who came here to live from overseas are now questioning the reasons for staying, the land of the free, it is a joke. I have friends who are leaving in droves because they can't stand it here anymore. An over reaching government, meddling in the affairs of other Nations, leaving because they don't feel secure or properous and see no future here for their children. They would rather live securely & modestly elsewhere in the world without having to witness the day in day out abuse of power that is being played out. If this law comes to my state, I am sorry but I am out of here, I would rather live with my family far far away from the mad house and the abusive mindset of the people running it.
I agree, fox is the problem here. They choose the questions and whom they want to direct them to. It seems slanted and biased. We need to bombard them with mail decrying the fact that they are not 'fair and balanced' I would hesitate to let them know that I am a Ron Paul supporter because they know exactly what they are doing and we know they have an agenda. I bet if you had a body language expert look at the debate, they would surmise that the people center and left and right of center appeared more confident in their estimation. I've seen this done by a body language expert at the last general election debate in Ireland earlier this year.
lol ...you're re-enactment was too funny..(thanking god and so forth)..Pawlenty reminds me of Huckabee..ugh!! Congressman, we are one nation, under god ....blah blah blah..
First off Dr Paul should have immediately shut that guy down with a clear response such as 'I never said those words' and immediately said that it should be a state issue not a federal issue. This type of questioning is going to be directed to him over and over...we are dealing with weasels here with an agenda.
Agreed, that was one railroaded question to make him look bad. He definitely needs the 'real deal' campaign manager. It's very apparent that these talking heads at fox are going to continue to bombard Dr. Paul with these 'shock' Questions, and to the average Joe they'll just hear 'legalize heroin' and won't hear anything else.
You're right ..it's difficult in such a small time frame.
I agree it can't be easy participating in these debates and it must be nerve -wracking. My issue is not his style it is him not completing sentences when they bare importance to what he is trying to convey. And yes, the others all seemed to be acting with the exception of Mr Johnson.
This is just an observation and something that I feel should be pointed out. I've just watched the debate online and I've noticed once again that Dr Paul is not completing some of his intended sentences. The last word is omitted and he will introduce his next sentence before completing his present sentence. They then overlap and appear/sound like a running sentence and he invariably appears breathless. His pattern of speech could be construed as stumbling over his words, anxious, distracting or he could be disregarded because of it. I wish someone would point this out to him. I'm used to hearing him do this but to a person not familiar with him, I feel they may be turned off by it. He needs to slow down and pause after each sentence. I know he doesn't do this all of the time, but he did it tonight.
I agree with you about the Social Security issue. People only hear that he will eliminate Social Security and with it the 'EPA, Dept of Education' etc.. There is no doubt he has to approach the subject from a differt angle when answering these questions because these interviewers will keep railroading him. Spitzer did it yesterday. I feel he will be dismissed as a viable candidate if this is all anyone wants to talk about and they will. Rand had the right approach before he was elected it was very apparent he was threading softly with regard to some issues and playing to the tea party's concerns. I really think that approach got him elected. I remember once when he was asked about Palin running for President, I nearly keeled over when I heard him say she could be a great President. That type of talk got him elected because Palin had the support of the Tea Pary and Rand was only playing his cards right. I hope Dr. Paul can learn from that.
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