Ron Paul Pt. 1

  • Aired:  09/26/11
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Ron Paul believes that spreading his economic and political message is the only way to keep broadening his base of enthusiastic supporters. (4:52)

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )

>> Jon: WELCOME BACK.

MY GUEST TONIGHT, HE IS A

CONGRESSMAN FROM THE GREAT

STATE OF TEXAS WHO IS ALSO A

REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE FOR

PRESIDENT.

PLEASE WELCOME BACK TO THE

PROGRAM CONGRESSMAN RON PAUL.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )

>> Jon: NICE TO SEE YOU AGAIN.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

>> Jon: HOW ARE THINGS GOING?

ARE YOU FEELING THE LOVE FROM

THE PEOPLE?

>> OH, ALL THE TIME.

ESPECIALLY THE MEDIA.

THEY REALLY LOVE ME.

>> Jon: WHAT DO YOU THINK THAT

IS?

YOU KNOW, YOU RAN IN 2008.

YOU HAD A NICE, STRONG

SHOWING.

YOU'VE IMPROVED UPON THAT.

YOU CAME IN A VERY CLOSE

SECOND IN THE AIMS STRAW POLL...

(ONE PERSON CHEERING)... AND

OBVIOUSLY SOME OF THE STRAWS

ARE HERE TONIGHT.

AND WHAT IS IT ABOUT YOUR

CANDIDACY THAT THEY SO EASILY

DISMISS AND ARE THEY RIGHT

WHEN THEY SAY RON PAUL IS NOT

AN ELECTABLE FIGURE?

>> THEY'RE WRONG ON THAT.

I'VE BEEN ELECTEDED QUITE A

FEW TIMES ALREADY.

I PROVED I CAN BE ELECTED.

I THINK IT'S TWO THINGS.

I THINK ONE IS SOME PEOPLE

DON'T WANT TO HEAR THE MESSAGE

BECAUSE IT'S A THREAT TO HIM

BECAUSE I'M A THREAT TO THE

ESTABLISHMENT.

SOME THOUGH JUST FLAT OUT

DON'T UNDERSTAND WHAT FREEDOM

IS ALL ABOUT.

THAT DON'T UNDERSTAND HOW THE

MARKET WORKS.

THEY DON'T CARE ABOUT MONETARY

POLICY.

THEY THINK THAT WE HAVE TO

CONTINUE TO FIGHT WARS.

THEY DON'T UNDERSTAND THE

MESSAGE.

I THINK THAT'S THE MAIN REASON

WHY THEY'RE INTIMIDATED BY ME

HAVING A PRESENCE ON THE

STAGE.

>> Jon:, YOU KNOW, YOU GO FROM

8% TO 15% BUT IT'S A VERY

ENTHUSIASTIC GROUP.

(ONE PERSON CHEERING) (A FEW

MORE PEOPLE CHEERING).

>> Jon: THE ENTHUSIASM FOR

YOUR CANDIDACY IS VERY STRONG.

CAN YOU BROADEN THAT OUT.

YOUR 15% OR 12% OR 10% WILL

YELL HARDER THAN ROMNEY'S 30%.

(A FEW PEOPLE YELLING.)

>> Jon: HIS 30% DON'T REALLY

SEEM TO LIKE HIM VERY MUCH.

BUT HOW CAN YOU EXPAND PAST

THAT?

>> WELL, KEEP DELIVERING THE

MESSAGE BECAUSE THE MESSAGE IS

NECESSARY.

IT'S VERY POPULAR.

THE COUNTRY'S IN BIG TROUBLE

ECONOMICALLY.

I HAVE AN ECONOMIC MESSAGE.

THE FOREIGN POLICY IS IN

SHAMBLES.

PERPETUAL WAR.

AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE SICK AND

TIRED OF IT.

THAT MESSAGE IS TRULY VED

SPREADING.

I ALSO WORK ON THE ASSUMPTION

THAT YOU DON'T ALWAYS HAVE TO

CONVINCE IMMEDIATELY 51%.

YOU DO NEED A HARD CORE PEOPLE

WHO UNDERSTAND THE MESSAGE.

THOSE ARE THE PEOPLE WHO WILL

VOLUNTEER, WORK HARD, DONATE

THE MONEY.

IT'S THEN THAT THE PERSUASION

COMES.

I THINK THAT'S WHERE WE ARE.

I THINK ONCE YOU GET TO 10%,

YOU HAVE THE NUMBER.

WE'RE 10, 14, 15 PERCENT SO I

THINK WE'RE VERY WELL COULD BE

AND MOST LIKE ON THE VERGE OF

AN EXPLOSION OF INTEREST IN

THIS COUNTRY.

(A FEW PEOPLE CHEERING AND

APPLAUDING).

>> Jon: IT SEEMS LIKE WHAT

GETS A LOT OF ATTENTION IS

SAYING ONE THING A FEW YEARS

AGO AND THEN CHANGING YOUR

POSITION.

HAVE YOU THOUGHT ABOUT FLIP-

FLOPPING BECAUSE I FEEL LIKE

WHEN I WATCH THE DEBATES A

GREAT DEAL OF IT IS EACH

CANDIDATE YELLING AT THE OTHER

FOR THINGS THEY USED TO SAY

THAT THEY NO LONGER BELIEVE

IN.

AND DURING THAT WHOLE

CONVERSATION, THEY REALLY

DON'T LOOK AT YOU.

IS THERE A WAY THAT YOU COULD

RIGHT NOW PERHAPS REPUDIATE

SOME OF YOUR PAST POSITIONS?

>> IF YOU WERE MY POLITICAL

ADVISOR YOU WOULD SAY MAYBE I

SHOULD TRY THAT AND GET MORE

ATTENTION.

>> Jon: I WOULD SUGGEST

PERHAPS WHAT YOU SHOULD DO

RIGHT NOW IS COME OUT FOR A

WAR ON IRAN.

I FEEL LIKE IF YOU WERE TO DO

THAT, IT WOULD GENERATE A

GREAT DEAL....

>> AND WHERE WOULD MY

SUPPORTERS BE?

THEY WOULD BE GONE.

>> Jon: YOUR CONSISTENCY HAS

BEEN A REAL PROBLEM FOR THE

MEDIA IS WHAT I'M SAYING.

>> THAT THE TRUE.

>> Jon: HERE'S WHAT I'D LIKE

TO DO FOR YOU.

I'VE WORKED IN THIS BUSINESS

FOR A LONG TIME, CONGRESSMAN.

I THINK I KNOW WHAT I COULD DO

FOR YOU.

I COULD BRING SOME ATTENTION.

YOUR LOOK, THE CONSISTENCY OF

YOUR POSITIONS, HAVE YOU TRIED

SOMETHING LIKE THIS.

THERE YOU GO.

YOU KNOW, THEY ALL SEEM TO

LOVE CHRIS CHRISTIE.

SO I THOUGHT MAYBE IF YOU DID

SOMETHING LIKE THAT.

MAYBE THIS MORE THAN ANY OTHER

LOOK I THINK MIGHT BE THE WAY

TO GO.

THERE YOU GO.

( APPLAUSE )

YOU KNOW, YOU'VE SERVED 12

STRAIGHT TERMS IN CONGRESS.

SHE LEFT BEING GOVERNOR EARLY

BUT SHE'S GOT THAT BUS.

HAVE YOU THOUGHT OF ANYTHING

ALONG THE LINES OF THAT?

>> I'VE BEEN THINKING THAT

MAYBE YOU'LL GENERATE GOOD

IDEAS AND I'M NOT SURE I'M

GOING TO FOLLOW THE ADVICE YOU

JUST GAVE ME.

>> Jon: HERE'S WHAT WE'RE

GOING TO DO.

WE'RE GOING TO GO TO

COMMERCIAL.

WE'LL COME BACK AND TALK ABOUT

THOSE POLICIES WHEN WE COME

BACK.

WE'LL GET INTO IT A LITTLE

DEEPER AND FIGURE SOME OF THAT

STUFF

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