View Full Version : ABC News reports - Paul Offers No GOP Support at Minn. Rally

09-02-2008, 05:03 PM
Still nothing on ANY of the MSM broadcast of the CFL rally today (TOTAL BLACKOUT). CNN and NBC have gone out of their way to spend time talking about the music at the GOP convention and MSNBC to cover the dumbest street people in St. Paul about the convention.

Former Republican Candidate Kicks Off Counter-Rally, Calls McCain "Lesser of Two Evils"

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Sept. 2, 2008

http://www.abcnews.go.com/Politics/Conventions/story?id=5709014&page=1 (http://www.abcnews.go.com/Politics/Conventions/story?id=5709014&page=1)

Still on a mission to remake the GOP, former Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul offered no support for his party's presidential nominee, calling John McCain "the lesser of two evils."
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CFL Attendees applaud and raise signs at former presidential candidate and Congressman Ron Paul's Rally for the Republic Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008 in Minneapolis. Paul, a Republican, is from Texas.

Paul's comments at his Minneapolis press conference came as doors opened to his Republican National Convention counter-rally, where an estimated 10,000-plus members of Paul's grassroots army bought tickets for his speech later tonight.

The Republican congressman from Texas' legion of supporters have gathered in the Twin City area from across the country since this weekend and began congregating by midmorning to display their fierce loyalty to Paul and a defiance to the mainstream that marked them through the primary process. At the entrance to the Target Center -- across the Mississippi River, eight miles from St. Paul -- they waved signs, cried "freedom!", and cheered for passing cars that honked encouragement as though the candidate himself was emerging.

09-02-2008, 05:05 PM
Thank God for C-Span

09-02-2008, 05:08 PM

09-02-2008, 05:08 PM
Fox News had a small piece on the rally that wasn't that bad.

09-02-2008, 06:17 PM
And he didn't, either--unless they support us. Interesting abc considers that no promise of support whatsoever, isn't it?

Aimee Allen has what it takes to do more for this movement than all of us put together. Guys, the telecom giants will not promote her and her magnificent band properly unless you and me and all of us demand it! Show them the profit potential and they might...

Rocky--what was his last name, Kyle?--is good. A talented young man. I think he might be able to do almost as much for us as Aimee--more in the South. I'm not much for Southern Rock (just kind of sick of it), but the guy has the talent.

On a similar note, Gary Johnson and Jesse Ventura are an interesting contrast. Didn't hear a whole lot of cheering for Johnson at the rally, but I'm not letting that fool me. In The Making of the President, 1960 the author (whose name escapes me, and I'm trying to get back to the rally where I might be missing Ron Paul by now) mentions that all the pundits thought JFK would win in a massive landslide, due to his very vocal supporters. But it was the closest election in history to that time. His conclusion--quiet people vote, too. Don't count the erudite, soft spoken yet articulate Johnson out. I think a ticket pairing them would be absolutely outstanding provided Ventura is smart enough to say he'll work with and always listen to Johnson. That would get both crowds to trust them both.

I'm off. More reports to come after I get back to Tulsa Time...[/I]