Thanks for the reporting! I'm stumped tho, why no pics of Ron Paul? Was he whisked away or something? I just got done watching his interview
with Hannity. It was disappointing because Hannity was laughing and joking with all the other candidates, but only wanted to talk about Rand Paul on
Air Force One with Obama, and argue with Ron about Iran.
ETA: nvm I did see 1 pic of Paul on page 2, I assume it was pre-debate?
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While I'm not a fan of any of the GOP candidates, or the tea parties for that matter, I'm finding the event as well as your personal reporting on it
very interesting. Thanks for taking some of your time to give ATS a personal account of the debate GRA. I look forward to more updates
Wow, what a fascinating thread, GRA! Thank you very much for taking time to keep us all up to date and let us 'see' a bit of the inside of the
I've watched a lot of Ron Paul footage and I think he always seems a little bit starstruck at the debates and things. He is always much more
personable away from the MSM. Maybe he's allergic to ignorance.
Anyway, I'm really anxious about the Straw Poll. With the Governor's statement about whoever wins being the nominee and that the delegates had to be
registered back in June, it just smells fishy. I also heard a rumor that only Rick Perry has been allowed to put up banners. Is that true?
Perry is definitely digging his own grave. With each debate I think he gets a little worse. Bachmann is definitely fizzling out. I still can't stand
Romney. He seems like such a fake. As someone else said, he seems like a used car salesman. Cain being a former FED member and also his involvement in
the Midwest energy scandal is an automatic disqualifying point. Huntsman, Santorum and Gingrich aren't really gaining traction. I LOVE Johnson and
hate that they have ignored him so much. I was excited when he chose Paul as his VP. Disappointed when Paul didn't return the love.
This debate was by far my favorite.
For the record, I have voted in around 12 polls tonight and so far Ron Paul is leading them all. (big surprise, huh!) Ron Paul owns the internets!
Can't wait to read more of your updates. I'm more excited about Saturday's straw poll than I have been about the Oklahoma Sooners vs. Texas! (if you
know anything about this rivalry, you know it's huge!)
RON PAUL 2012!
Btw, this video has been in high demand -
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So I started watching at 1 am. All I have seen is all the attention given to the back of the pack and serious questions asked to everyone except Dr.
Paul. They just asked him about abortion for the millionth time. I'm really getting tired of this.
Kudos to Ron Paul for telling that reporter to let him finish a sentence. I mean really, he would ask a question then cut him off every 2 seconds. And
Paul is right, not our problem if Iran wants to destroy Israel. Why does our country think so highly of Israel anyways?
Yeah it's huge. Hopefully you are staying at the Peabody there. If you haven't seen it you should check out the ducks. Thanks for the updates.
No, I'm staying at the Rosen. $89 rooms blocked out for this event!! I have stayed at the original Peabody in Memphis though. I love the Ducks!!!
The Peabody hotels are extremely nice. The Rosen is nice to though.
Briefly went through thread..awesome, thank you and very glad you are there covering this
Just watched the video with Hannity and Dr. Paul... What just happened there??? I mean did they actually just have a civil discussion??? And yes I
know Hannity has agreed with some of his economic stuff (at least recently when it was PC to do so...well ya know after your proven wrong lol)...but
even their foreign policy discussion was like, civil, and seemed like he was actually trying to listen to Ron Paul and understand.
Am I the only one kinda blown away at this? Is this a little indication that the media is kinda saying, ya know maybe we should ease up on him a
little because he is so popular and despite our best efforts he is doing really well?
That just seemed really out of character for a Hannity and RP interview.
ETA: Someone mentioned they wished RP would ignore some of the questions and just speak to what he wanted to. I also feel this way; you see the other
candidates do this often. For example the would you let the guy die health care question: an answer would be along the lines of, "well let me say this
about health care..." and spell out your plan and why...than when the buzzer sounds..."so everyone would still be taken care of like they always have
been under my plan". Something like that lol
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edit on 9/23/2011 by toepick because: more thoughts (after more coffee..too early to be up)
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