115 responses to “Who Won the GOP Debate in Ames, Iowa?”

  1. JW

    If more people would vote their conscience rather than voting for the “pretty guy,” Ron Paul would BE President and we wouldn’t be in this mess to begin with. Dr. Paul will do what needs to be done. Vote for America. Vote Ron Paul!

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    1. serik

      Indeed, I’m always amazed at the arrogance of the “players” – people voting for the “winners” instead. And they would berate us for “letting the other side win”. Well, it’s not us voting our conscience who’s the problem, it’s you, the players! I am realistic that Ron Paul cannot win presidency given that most people are sheep and easily led, but I can never sell my vote for a supposedly “greater good”. It’s not a “good” at all.

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  2. Anthony

    For ALL Ron Paul supporters.Its time to get out there.Use some of your free time to promote ideas of liberty.How you ask?Go door to door..Make signs and put them up in your local area!!Go to ALL mainstream media sites(yahoo news ect)And post support for Ron Paul,AND support other comments about him,with thumbs up!!Start refering people(friends and family)to this site..Go to ALL Tea Party sites and express your support for the man that started there movement..Its sad but alot of Tea Party members are going back to the NEO Conservative,because of FAUX news..They started as a libertarian movement,and now they support puppets like Rick Perry,Michelle Bachmann,and Mitt Romney..DO ALL YOU CAN FOR YOUR COUNTRY and Ron Paul..

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  3. flameofliberty

    Just for the record I voted for Rick Santorum as a joke. I hope the other 8 did as well

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  4. Anthony

    RON PAUL 2012!! To my fellow country men and women..We are helping make a diffrence..PLEASE keep it up!!As you can see FOX news,is just another Federal Reserve LAP DOG!! With there puppets Mitt Romney and Michelle Bachmann..How dare Michelle Bachmann try to claim she has anything to do with the advancement of this(what I like to call)PATRIOT MOVEMENT..She refered to herself as the spear head..What has she done?Besides maybe be a cheer leader for the Republican party and there false flag war with the Obama Administration.Im also seeing GREAT movement towards the ideas of media and governement working together,and the people are starting to see it!Im also getting much pleasure in seeing the people wake up to its,NOT LEFT vs RIGHT!!But rather America vs banker elites

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  5. Jeff

    I’m a democrat who is 100% behind Ron Paul. Listening to him tonight you could tell how passionate he is. He may not be polished but his intelligence, integrity and honesty were apparent. Is “Joe Six Pack” capable of seeing that? Santorum wants business as usual in regard to our continued imperialism and war waging.

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    1. JG

      Serious question: who is “six pack”, I must have missed it but that reference is going right over my head. Is this the nickname of one of the GOP contenders?

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    2. Nick

      Well Jeff, I can tell you are NOT a Democrat, I am, in fact, a Democrat. I would vote for Ron Paul if it wasn’t for my philosophical difference in the role religion plays into his decisions. 90-95% of all Democrats have an issue with a person’s religious or moral viewpoints influencing their stand on state or federal law, which is why it’s clear your mention of Santorum means you are not truly a Democrat. Santorum is not a threat, and is so extreme in his idiotic views on both economics, social issues, and the constitution, that neither party supports him. He has Catholic Extremist money propping him up.

      If Ron Paul could explain the racial problems that exist in his past, his extreme views on abortion, his bat-crazy son, and how these issues have no place in government due to constitutionality, I MIGHT vote for him. I can’t in good faith vote for anyone but President Obama, that is, until the GOP gets their proverbial head out of you know where, and nominates a REAL candidate like Ron Paul, Jon Huntsman, or even Ralph Nader.

      The rest are just either bat-crazy: Bachman, Palin, Santorum – Politically entrenched dinosaurs who sold their souls to corporations: Gingrich, Cain, Pawlenty – OR BOTH Romney, Perry

      Romney will be the nominee and he will lose to Obama. Want to know why? The corporate machines made money with Reagan, Bush 1, Clinton, Bush 2 and now Obama has actually continued the same governmental policies. Every president we have had since Carter has been a Progressive Neo Con. all the damn talking points and political rhetoric about how liberal or socialist Obama is, how liberal Clinton was, how conservative the Bush’s pr Reagan was are simply FALSE. If you don’t believe me, actually LOOK up what a progressive believes in and what Neo Cons believe in. You will see they have all been Corporate Hacks, no matter what Party affiliation they hold to.

      The only way to have a REAL President who looks out for the PEOPLE and upholds the Constitution is for Liberals, Libertarians, Tea Partiers, Centrists, and Independents to get together, EDUCATE THEMSELVES, put religious and philosophical differences aside, and vote for an INDEPENDENT. Not just for president, or congress, governor, etc. but for ALL POLITICAL ELECTIONS.

      If that doesn’t happen, what is going on in the Middle East with their Arab Spring, or the European riots in UK, Greece, et al – and even the Asian riots that nobody is talking about yet – they will all happen here in the US. The world is about to burn and Jesus ain’t makin it to the party anytime in the next several thousand years (oh yeah, biblically, the “end of the world” actually was “end of an AGE” {age of pisces, aquarius} until folks back in the 6th century knew they had to scare people more then they already had been – seriously look it up)

      I’ll be ready with my ammo, my gold and silver, my hydroponic garden, my clean water storage, my solar power – and when it’s time to come down off the mountain – remember I told you so.

      btw @JG – really… joe six pack – you’ve never heard of that??? WTF
      http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/joe%20six-pack

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      1. Josh

        Racial issues? I think you’re reading too much liberal propaganda. Lest we forget that it was DEMOCRATS who championed Jim Crow laws back in the 50’s and 60’s, so don’t talk about Ron Paul and racism. Obama has caused more racial divide in this country than any other president in history. I guess everybody who’s republican and doesn’t vote for the messiah is a racist? Anyway, his view on abortion is one that says that government stays out of it. Basically, pro-choice more than anything else. His son Rand, is a Sharp individual. I don’t know where you get that he’s crazy. I guess being a liberal is easy. I suppose you wouldn’t mind if I stuck my hand in your pocket and took a wad of your cash and gave it somebody else, in your name? Personally, I say keep what you earn. If you don’t have, you probably don’t need it. This entitlement society has gone too far and a few of these candidates are a response to this administration’s epic failure of “change we can believe in”.

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      2. David

        Whew, then we are safe then. Thank goodness he doesn’t allow his religion to interfere with his political decisions. You are brainwashed, just as I was. We learned through history that ALL politicans RULE based on their BELIEFS. So we all assumed we should know there beliefs, since we knew that’s where there policies would come from. We get flabbergasted when a politician actually speaks his belief but then admits it is NOT his job to impose those beliefs on others. WHAT? Someone who actually believes in LIBERTY and FREEDOM. This is new. He believes abortion is WRONG. And why not? He’s delivered over 4000 babies. So many ASSUME he would make it illegal because he is against it. But if you LISTEN. he also stated the Consitution does NOT give him the authority to impose his belief on you, hence he would NOT make it illegal. So your religious antics here mean NOTHING. Because Ron Paul would NOT Govern based on those beliefs. How he lives his personal life is his own businees, not mine.

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  6. Ken

    Ron Paul applause meter>YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  7. Phillip

    Dr Paul slam dunked everyone, and the Ron Paul supporters echoed that in the Faux news voting poll.
    Faux news will try spinning it to no end, what a joke Faux News still is.

    Well done President Paul.

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  8. NadePaulKuciGravMcKi

    people can see right through these sham debates now

    every time they try to set him up
    it blows back right in their faces

    Doctor is playing chess.

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  9. Lilly

    Tolik, Iran doesn’t have a nuke. They don’t have enough gas to fly a plane here. Dr. Paul has never voted in favor of Hezbollah or Hamas, that is simply a falsehood. You are fear mongering, and Americans are done having the wool pulled over their eyes.

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    1. Tolik

      Lilly!
      Iranian planes maybe won’t reach the US, but Iranians ballistic missiles might. Perhaps in a few years. Or easier yet, the terrorists who are already in the US may get an access to Iranian nukes.
      As for congressional voting record, it is 100% against Israel, even when it comes to condemnation of Palestinian school text books glorifying suicide bombers and educating martyrs.
      Unfortunately, as president Ron Paul will be the best supporter of Hamas and Hezbollah. Or for you guys terrorism against Israel and calls for her destruction doesn’t not count?

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  10. Tolik

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    1. Blaseboniface

      You’ve got it exactly backwards. If the U.S. stops its violent intrusion in foreign countries, our streets and our airports will be safer; and every human being – no matter how much you may hate them – is innocent until proven guilty. If you don’t love Liberty you will lose her, and without Liberty what are you defending anyway?

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      1. serik

        I think Tolik is one of those people who also can’t sleep over Cuba fearing Castro attack at any moment… These people are way too easy a target for war demagogues. Tell them someone on the moon is looking for nukes and they are spooked.

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    2. Jamie Pittman

      Iran DOES NOT HAVE NUCLEAR WEAPONS. They have nuclear energy plants that could ” lead ” to weapons programs. Look at the globe for once, it is clear that physically Iran could not harm the US on our own soil, unless they came here. We have 4th generation nuclear bombs. WHO THE HELL WOULD WANA BOMB US? exactly what Ron Paul said. ITS WAR PROPOGANDA. You cant live your entire life being afraid. oh BTW…hezbolla is not a terrorist organization. They are the military of a very little country of Lebanon doing whatever they can to protect themselvs from invations from other countries. Wouldnt you fight if someone tried to kill you on your own soil? Common sense tells you that there will be retaliation if you are in peoples business. Peace can never be achieved by threatening someone. Nuclear war is the most discracefull thing to man kind. If Isreal is strong, let them defend themselves. I dont see the importance in our one sided relationship with Isreal. They are a spec on the map. What do they give us in return?

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    3. WE THE PEOPLE

      Pewwwww. I smell a NEOCON!

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    4. ian Brock

      so lap dog of MSM who are you really , fear mongering again?

      seems to me like you are trolling , trying to cast doubt on doctor paul .

      Snake in the grass leave this place. your a coward and slanderer of the worst kind.

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  11. Katie

    I am firmly in Dr. Paul’s camp. But, I think that he debated poorly in only one area and that is Iran (the “moderators” certainly tried to shut him down. I don’t completely disagree with Paul’s position on policy concerning Iran. But, he needs to make the point that Isreal is strong and prepared to defend itself against Iran. AND, that Isreal must be strong given the behavior of this current administration.

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  12. Gently

    First off.nice site. we need to support this guy.

    All you shitbags need to listen up. if you care enough to come to this site then you are who i am speaking to. 2-3% of the vote in 2008 was ridiculous. Where were you then?
    Where will you be in 2012? nobody wants to vote for a candidate with low turnout. that is fact. The problem is that if you voted for a long shot, and i voted for a long shot, not matter what the cost, and several thousand people read my post and decide to stick with ron paul to the end, then that long shot gets even closer. Do you have money in the bank? i dont! most of us dont! but we can make a loud ass noise in our neighborhoods and streets and argue with every possible voter we meet. if you do have money put it where your mouth is and saturate the neighborhood with paul gear
    so that he has a “grass roots” chance against these sellout douchebags he is up against. start now before his opponents get in bed with coca-cola and haliburton and start flooding the tv. and then when they start that crap, make a disapproving noise ever time you see it, and argue with every dirtbag who dares sully the great ron paul.

    it’s called freedom! you should use it and not them brainwash you with a pretty campaign speech or pretty face. Get off your fat ass and do something to help this guy win it all!!!

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    1. Phillip

      I hope you’re referring to me as one of the shitbags, if you’re pissed then try keeping on a low simmer, cause you make us Ron Paul supporters all look very very very bad.
      Your ranting reply to choir did nothing that we did’nt already know so take deep breath.

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  13. Tom

    These news writers and reporters are losing serious credibility with the public. They keep ramming that corrupted cookie cutter Mitt Romney down our throats. It’s obvious Ron Paul has America’s real attention and support.

    Ron, don’t give in to the media’s BS. Everyone I know supports you. You have a much larger following than you can possibly imagine.

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    1. Truth Is Self-Evident

      Great plan, Mikey…

      I mean, Obama sucks so badly, you need a Mormom for an opponent to have a chance next November. All that aside, Mitt Romney did have one great answer on Illegal Immigration… go after the Illegal Employers!

      Fines don’t work, they are a cost of doing business and just get passed along to consumers. Put the people who hire illegals in prison for ten years for each illegal. There will be no jobs for illegals after that, most will simply leave (go home or continue to Canada). We don’t need to waste one penny of taxpayer money rounding them up or building walls and other corporate welfare scams.

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      1. Joey

        That’s great except that a LOT of the employers of illegals are not legal themselves. There are a LOT of unlicensed, uninsured, fly by night sole proprietors that pay no taxes and pay illegals help under the table all day long and nobody in America really cares as long as they get the job done cheaper. If we want qualified, legal, competent workers, “we” have to be willing to spend a few extra dollars (that most don’t have) to hire them. Being a small contractor, I can tell you, I have never once had a customer ask to see my business license or insurance certificate. The only thing they want to know is, “Can you do it cheaper than XYZ Mexican?”

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    2. ian Brock

      time for you to shut your pie hole main stream wh0re , i vote for common sense and concience you vote for the status quoe. Paul is the only non puppet out there but you are too blind to see.

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    3. Tom Weiss

      Well – “bagger crazies” – how very progressive of you, Michael.

      It is entirely understandable that the progressive big-government proponents of Obama’s “Equal Misery for ALL” agenda would root for Plastic Man Romney along with their tools in the Mainstream Media which definitely includes Fox News.

      After all, he is probably the only man in America who could lose against Obama, given his track record.

      Go on back to your progressive little George Soros funded web sites – we ain’t buyin’ what ya sellin’ here.

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  15. mike

    dont you think its fishy that foxnews.com took down the poll of “who do you think won the iowa debate” that ron paul was obviously ahead of everyone by 6,000 votes – they took the poll down?

    RON PAUL 2012!!

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    1. Jacob Davis

      I definitely noticed that one pretty quick as well. Let’s see if they actually show it on the air. But you can still find it and still vote on it at topix.com

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      1. Tamara

        I noticed that, too! It is beyond annoying… I e-mailed them. The truth shall win.

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        1. Blaseboniface

          We noticed the sudden taking down of the poll here as well and were discussing it immediately. Truth may terrify the willfully corrupt and the morally confused, but inspires the rest of us.

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    2. Brian Yoder
      1. JG

        Thanks for posting Brian, but RIGHT after the debate there was a much different poll that showed a much bigger breakdown of votes by geographic region. Paul took off with votes, obliterating the other opponents, but that poll was quickly replaced with this much more simple one you posted.

        I wish they hadn’t taken down the old one.

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        1. David

          Me too. But we all knew they would. Fox can’t stand Ron paul and will do everything they can to discredit him. In my book, it only discredits Fox. Whihc is why I’ve quit watching them. When they decide to get back to reporting the NEWS instead of their AGENDA. I might go back.

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    3. JG

      I am so glad you posted this. I have been looking around forever for the poll….they took it down. IT looks like they added another one but now it’s really buried and doesn’t show nearly the amount of voters that the last one showed.

      On the other hand, CNN.com has very scant news on the debate at all.

      Unbalanced news sources are extremely frustrating. Is there anywhere I can go that gives balanced represenation from all angles? I feel like being moderate or independent means having a hard time getting straightforward news.

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    4. WE THE PEOPLE

      Fishy? No. That’s just standard operating procedure for Faux “News.”
      That’s why no intelligent voter listens to their spin and fairy tales.

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    5. Joey

      I heard them report tonight (not that I was watching Fox News but my dad had it on) that Michele Bachmann won lol.

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  16. Tom Weiss

    Ron, I think you won – at least to the degree they permitted you to participate. I was in the tank for you before the debate though – your voting record screams pretty loudly.

    The questions were, for the most part, horrible ones and for the most part irrelevant to what America is facing.

    I loved your answers to the Federal Reserve questions – Audit it with an eye towards ending it – and allow currency competition against the FRN. That is going to resonate strongly with the people as we approach the time when the definition of “Millionaire” is “Someone who can buy a loaf of bread – ONCE.”

    Your answer to that “gotcha question” about allowing Iran to develop nukes was also great. America definitely needs to adopt a MYOB attitude. Seriously if any 3rd world country wants a nuke, I’m sure they can get one through the Russian Mafia. Heck, biological pathogens are a lot deadlier than any nuke and are cheap and easy to make if you are not worried about containment. Are we supposed to invade any country having a Petri dish?

    Although my personal definition of marriage is the union of a man and a woman, I loved your answer “Why have a marriage license? You cut that one right down to the nub. Government has no business interfering in marriage – I mean, what are they doing – stretching the definition of Interstate Commerce beyond all reason as usual? Perhaps they are abusing that other mainstay, the General Welfare clause. Beautiful answer Ron – it really is the province of the States.

    I noticed they avoided asking you any questions about your voting record…

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  17. Matthew Gardner

    Dr. Paul,

    I believe one hundred percent in what you stand for and what you believe in. I also believe that the majority of Americans today understand the urgency in the times that we live to deal with the problems that we face. That being said I don’t believe that you were allowed to make your message clear. I think that an outsider, not acquainted to politics, would believe that you were on the fringe of conservative beliefs; However, I know that is by design. Even though Fox News portrays themselves as a conservative outlet, anyone with a brain to research would know that you are the most eligible candidate as according to the constitution. Therefore, I propose an opportunity for you alone to make your case. I would love, support, and help accomplish an opportunity for you to make your case on the national medium to speak. If thirty minutes is what we have to work with, than so be it. If you need to spend the majority of your campaign money to make it happen, than so be it.

    Dr. Ron Paul, I beg you, if America only knew the candidate that you were: you would be elected in a heart beat. Please, start the initiative to isolate yourself from the other candidates. The only way you will win this presidential debate, and election is if you are allotted some time on national networks (that of course is advertised ahead of schedule) to prove who you are and what you stand for. Otherwise, the national media (no matter who the perpetrator may be) will not allow you to be represented in the complete extent of who you actually are.

    We, supporters of Ron Paul, must not depend on any institution in which depends on the status quo. In order to empower Dr. Ron Paul, we must isolate him.

    If you are a Ron Paul supporter, you will join me in demanding Dr. Ron Paul, and the national media, to establish an allotted amount of time alone on national quorums to make your case. In this way I believe you will spend your money effectively, and you will separate yourself from not only the big government liberals, but the assumed conservatives that support the other side of big government.

    You are a libertarian, a true protector of our constitution. You are exactly what we need in a time where we have lived beyond our means for so many years. You are exactly what we need in a time where government has absorbed many of our personal liberties. You are the President that America desperately needs.

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  18. Chris

    Awesome as always! Loved when you schooled Santorum LOL!

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  19. Truth Is Self-Evident

    Ron Paul all the way!

    Hope everyone voted over on FoxNews’ poll right after the debate?

    Ron Paul was winning there too.

    ps- The people voting for Bachmann, did you see the same debate I did?

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  20. ron

    Looks like Fox news won the debate.

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  21. Kyle

    Ron Paul won it hands down. He is the only candidate that cares about Freedom and Peace is what we need. We dont need to be bullies to the world its time we start trading and talking with people instead of starting wars.

    Ron Paul 2012!

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  22. Keith holman

    I hate to say it, but I think Dr. Paul dropped the ball on this debate. I have read his books and watched all of his speeches to the Congress so I know what Dr. Paul is about and I fully support him. But… the problem lies with the popularity contest voters who make up the majority of the country. We as a nation seem to favor the candidate who “looks and speaks like a president”. How many people voting in the Republican Primary have read “Manifesto” or “End the Fed”? How many people in the Republican party are economic majors and truly understand Dr. Pauls stance on the federal reserve bank? I say NOT VERY MANY!!! (unfortunately) So… because I STRONGLY believe in everything Ron Paul stands for and fights for, I have to say with utmost honesty, that Dr. Paul consistently drops the ball in these made for TV, entertaining, debates. I will be a Ron Paul supporter for life, but I am worried that we dont have a chance because we dont appeal to the uneducated voter. RP2012!!!!!!!

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    1. Brian Yoder

      Ron is a great debater his only problem is that he has not taken as many public speaking classes as the others do just to look pretty on tv, thats how you know he is a real individual when he does get caught up in his words when speaking so fast because he is passionate about what he says.

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    2. Matthew Gardner

      Unfortunately, I have to agree. I do not believe that you were allowed the time that you needed to make your case. I do believe that when any candidate (besides Cane and Bachmann) had the opportunity to attack you, they did.

      This is because there is an elitist group of individuals in this country, despite which side they claim, who decides for the public and portrays the truth in a way in which they see fit.

      I think that if you were allowed to be heard out, Dr. Ron Paul, you would gain the majority of liberals, libertarians, conservatives, and independents. I believe that people really don’t care about the social issues right now, and ultimately that should be left to the states to decide. What we care about is the stability and longevity of the United States of America, and you are the only candidate most in line with the principles that started, and perpetuated the greatness of this nation.

      I support you 100% no matter what. I would be willing to fight in a revolution to empower you or your son if that was what it would take to reestablish our personal liberties.

      “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.”
      -Thomas Jefferson

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    3. JG

      I agree that in his methods we may have the odds stacked against us as Paul supporters.

      That being said, I’d rather vote for the authentic candiadate that sticks to his guns – even if he loses – rather than voting for the “lesser evil” who wins the popularity contest.

      Even if I knew my vote would go down without making a difference, I’m still voting for Ron Paul. All we can do is use our votes to send a message… and I intend to do so.

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  23. Phillip

    Dr Paul was & as always consistant with all his answers, boring to the status quo aswell as alot of the sheeple watching who are yet to get it, but very consistant overall.

    The other candidates are so far removed from the cause for Liberty & Freedom that its
    just so humorous to watch them clinging on to and arguing the swiss cheese positions, oh well Ron Paul came thru again, Faux news really has’nt changed at all but i’m not surprised by any of their bile they spit anymore now.

    Ron Paul is my President.

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  24. Pete

    I am a diehard Democrat that us changing party’s to vote for Ron Paul for president! He is Americas only hope! The rest of the candidates on both sides are a complete disgraceful failure! You know what’s said? The republican party will block Ron again like they did in 2008! Maybe it’s time for Ron to reconsider what side he should be on! Republican or Democrat I will vote for the man!

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    1. Brian Yoder

      That’s why he stresses he is a libertarian/Republican

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  25. Tom Weiss

    You did, Ron – by a country MILE.

    I wish they would ask the candidates it it is legal for states to pay their debts in FRNs – given the terms of Article One Section 10 of the Constitution… ;~))

    Most of the questions revealed FOX to be a tool of the Federal Reserve like all the rest, and they sure minimized your face time – Ron, YOU are the candidate they are really afraid of! FOX is in the tank for Plastic Man Romney.

    Your voting record beats the rest of them like a DRUM!

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  26. RussinMS

    Newt sounded articulate , with some good conservative answers . But you had the passion , Doc , and I love to see that the “mainstream” has decided that you’re not “fringe” anymore . I stood and shouted in my own living room , along with the audience in Iowa , at your response that the wars were stupid , expensive , and stupid .

    Who can be against a policy of increasing liberty and eliminating war ? The network-anointed “frontrunners ” can go home . Does anybody really think we need to let MSNBC choose the republican nominee *again* ??

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  27. Brian Yoder

    Is it just me, but I feel like they shorted Ron Paul on questions.

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    1. Joey

      Of course they did. They’re scared to death of him and you can bet the bank they’re already trying to figure out how to get rid of him.

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  28. Tyler

    well i realized tonight Rick Santorum is a far cry from educated and having a clue about whats going on in the world. Thank goodness Ron Paul put him in his place. what a joke of a candidate

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  29. rick masculine

    shawn hannity website ron paul 8216,bachmann 4678, 2 to 1
    you go ron and god bless

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  30. Erik

    Ron Paul did a fantastic job once again. I hope more Americans are converting to support Ron Paul!

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  31. Thomas a Swihart

    Go figure Mr Paul speaks the truth again.Bottom line Americans better wake up and realize this is your future.This is what Mr Paul belives in Less Government,End the Wars,Abolish the Fed Reserve and the IRS Flat Tax all the way across the board.

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  32. William

    Like I posted earlier its been Said there are 2 candidates t6o Vote for Ron Paul and Not Ron Paul this sounded like a blend of the same ol stuff till Ron Paul spoke especially when they stated talking About the Wars and Iran Ron definately won and he is getting Much stronger with every debate that passes by people get more and more scared to challenge him I noticed when they were asking everyone else about there crappy records they skipped right over Ron Paul

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  33. Tim Schnell

    Ron Paul won hands down!

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  34. Thinker

    so Santorum said that Iran is a threat because they deny rights to gays and women. Hmmm…interesting

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    1. JG

      I KNOW. I heard this and then heard what he turned around later and said about civil unions

      I don’t attack personal opinions until you contradict yourself – which Santorum did. How could he go out and voluntarily talk about how middle eastern countries are opressing gays’ rights when he did the exact same thing when he was asked about social issues.

      I was shocked.

      I support civil unions/gay marriage, and I support Ron Paul. I am fine that Ron Paul isn’t personally for those rights, because I know that he doesn’t support a federal amendment based on his personal agenda. He supports the voters’ and states’ rights and doesn’t beleive the church should be involved in government affairs (and vice versa).

      It’s interesting how I can disagree with him on a personal level but still support him for president. His policies just make sense to me… he isn’t forcing anyone to embrace his personal views… he wants the people to decide for themselves.

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  35. Sam

    Thank you, sir; you were the only person on that panel who spoke any sense. The other candidates followed the same routine (especially in the closing address); they spoke sweet nothings in our ears. But Ron Paul actually (throughout the debate) made the viewer think and weigh options and consequences. This is something that has been missing from American politics for too many years. I just hope this will eventually become commonplace.

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