Revolution Is Alive
by Lucas Sepulveda
The Daily Cougar
thinks Republican nominee Ron Paul has lost his core support obviously
wasnt driving down Cullen St. around 6:30 p.m. Friday.
sure glad the revolution is alive and well in Houston, Ron
Paul said to thousands of supporters as cheers echoed off the walls
of Hofheinz Pavilion.
Pauls speech, a line of supporters sporting their favorite
Ron Paul T-shirts and buttons snaked around the block, eagerly waiting
to hear the man of the hour make his case for liberty. People of
all sorts and ages were in attendance, and the mood was lively to
say the least.
As you may
have expected, throughout his speech Paul carried the same tune
hes been singing since the start, and it seems like nothing
is ever going to change that.
is truly impressive, and as far as Im concerned, Paul demands
and deserves respect, no matter what ideology you have.
shame that he doesnt get the proper amount of attention, because
while some of his ideas may be out there, a lot of what he says
Thanks to a
neglectful media, one of Pauls biggest setbacks has been his
inability to connect with undecided crowds that are already skeptical
of him. The delivery of his speeches unfortunately doesnt
seem to match the power of his ideas, and for that reason, crowds
that arent immediately moved by a rehearsed speech sprinkled
with key persuasive words refuse to give Paul a shot.
Paul was in his element and moved the crowd with point after point
pertaining to a number of his famous issues ranging from Ending
the Fed to The War on Drugs without changing his stances.
He also had a few things to say about The Patriot Act.
of a bill are exactly the opposite of what the bill does,
Paul advised to the crowd, if (The Patriot Act) had been called
the Repeal the Fourth Amendment Act, maybe it wouldnt
have gotten so many votes.
chances of becoming president were never promising, he continues
to stay in the race, which some people find foolish. Paul has said
he continues to run because there is continued support, and that
was undoubtedly proven on-campus last week.
Paul speak, it seems that he is just as concerned with spreading
his message than he is with winning office, and from that perspective,
his campaign has been successful.
to bring attention to issues the other candidates avoid and has
garnered a strong, committed following on the Internet and among
If lack of
recognition has frustrates Paul, he does not show it.
There is something
about Paul that emits authenticity and genuineness, and it is evident
there is nothing fabricated in what he says. Whether you agree with
his policies or not, Paul is a man who stays uncommonly consistent
and trustworthy, and at this point in our nations politics,
those traits are rare and merit more respect than hes been
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