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Paul's candidacy takes on feel of a movement in South Carolina

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posted on Jan, 17 2012 @ 08:53 PM
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Let me begin with my favorite quote from the article:


"We young people are awake," said Evans, who posts articles about the long-shot Republican presidential candidate on Facebook daily. "We are all a big family when it comes to Paul. He's talking about peace. He's talking about giving us back our rights that have been stripped from us."


Sure seems like young Ms. Evans might just be a member here at ATS with talk like that.


The article goes on to talk about how the RP candidacy has become a movement, citing personal quotes from people who get it.


Like many of his friends, Bowen initially supported the war on terrorism after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

"But listening to Ron Paul made me look at things in a different way. I realized a lot of us got so swept up in that emotion of fear after 9/11," said Bowen, a salesman and unofficial co-chairman of Paul's Spartanburg supporters. "He stood out as an honest man."


This quote above resonates with me, as I too was swept up in the emotion after 9/11 and for many years I supported our countries endless pillaging. It was easy at the time to get caught up.

Anyway, a lil more from the article (and a part I disagree with in bold):


This week, Paul's popularity began making inroads into established GOP circles, or at least the party's most libertarian wing. Four Republican state senators have endorsed Paul: Kevin Bryant of Anderson, Lee Bright of Spartanburg, Tom Davis of Beaufort and Danny Verdin of Laurens.

In pro-military South Carolina, it could be a dangerous move for the four to back Paul, who wants to close military bases overseas and argues that spending more on the military fails to make the nation safer.


So, why does the author think that it would be dangerous for the four of these guys to back RP? After all, RP carries the support of more US troops than all the other candidates combined.

It seems to me the author should do a bit of homework.

EIther way, a pretty good article covering how a lot of us really feel and why we support Ron Paul.

Source





edit on 1/17/2012 by freakjive because: (no reason given)




posted on Jan, 17 2012 @ 09:06 PM
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I read yesterday a similar article about the uniqueness of the Ron Paul movement among the youth of today. The article came from my favorite website, besides ATS, Alternative Right. What we are seeing today is actually an overwhelming rejection among the youth against the established order which has force fed us lies, pumped up our self – esteem with unwarranted praise, and gave us phony optimism built on an unsound structure.

All around us things have been constantly collapsing, in polar opposite of the reality we were taught to believe. The Ron Paul generation is one of young people calling bull* to the entire system and trying to find a way out or, at least, a way to understand why everything we were told has been proven untrue. They are educating themselves, they are seeing the censorship by the establishment because of their hatred of the Ron Paul movement, and are realizing that our priorities must be changes, sacrifices must be made, and the fairytale world of the Baby Boomers must end.

Please, I encourage anyone to read this article and let me know what you think. But also remember this is the OP’s thread, whom I also encourage to read the article, so do stay on topic.

www.alternativeright.com...



posted on Jan, 17 2012 @ 09:15 PM
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Great article and great source. I recommend this to others as well.

Thanks as usual, Misoir!



posted on Jan, 17 2012 @ 09:19 PM
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This coming from the Miami Herald is good news, especially how I've been hearing that Ron Paul won't do well in Florida. It does seem like Ron Paul supporters are bringing a camaraderie like feeling to everything that has been going on.



posted on Jan, 18 2012 @ 09:23 PM
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i wouldnt be too sure of that. i for example am a liberal. albeit a gun loving one. IF i vote it will only be becuase Mr. Paul got the nomination. He does not represent all of my views but he is the only candidate i believe in. When he speaks i feel as thogh its more than lip service. i respect that greatly. p.s. all the others totally suck



posted on Jan, 18 2012 @ 09:30 PM
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Makes me wonder, even with the SC Senator endorsing him, how is Santorum ahead of him in the polls in SC?



posted on Jan, 18 2012 @ 09:32 PM
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Originally posted by CALGARIAN
Makes me wonder, even with the SC Senator endorsing him, how is Santorum ahead of him in the polls in SC?


Maybe beacause of THIS ?



posted on Jan, 18 2012 @ 09:38 PM
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Which polls? You mean the recent CNN/ORC Poll, where only caucasion, over age 50 were polled? Oh, yeah... About that... CNN didn't mention their narrow, hand picking polling tactic this time, either.



posted on Jan, 18 2012 @ 10:04 PM
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Originally posted by CALGARIAN
Makes me wonder, even with the SC Senator endorsing him, how is Santorum ahead of him in the polls in SC?


Actually it's probably more because of this.

After all, it seems that the "Christian" movement now loves war, death, and no longer supports the "golden rule".



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