Orlando, Florida--November 28, 2007--Entering the CNN Republican “debate” Giuliani reportedly commented to Ron Paul, "Gee, you have a lot of supporters."
Ron Paul replied, "This is only the beginning."
Outside Ron Paul supporters filled several blocks. The supporters were described as a mix of "classy rich-looking people and hippy-looking people and people from all walks of life."
The police commented that the Ron Paul people were the best crowd they ever dealt with. People were constantly thanking them for their service. The 160 anti-war protesters who came to protest the Republicans found ONLY fellow anti-war Ron Paul activists.
Dr. Paul commented, "The freedom message brings people together."
Dr. Paul’s Abraham Lincoln persona has drawn hundreds of energetic volunteers to leave it all behind to become traveling vagabonds working for the Ron Paul presidential campaign across America, sleeping on the floors of people they met over the Internet.
The Florida Ron Paul meetup groups rented a park next to the debate hall as well as the Paladium Theatre, where 800 Ron Paul supporters watched the televised debate.
New York Times blogger, Marc Santora writes, "By land, by air and by sea, the disciples of Ron Paul converged on the debate hall here in St. Petersburg, Fla., in the hours before the debate here tonight. There were two planes circling overhead, one flying a Ron Paul banner another with lights spelling out his name Goodyear Blimp-style. A ship circling in the bay just outside the hall was festooned with Ron Paul paraphernalia blaring martial music. In the park, just beyond the security fences erected around The Mahaffey Theater, the Paulites outfitted a group that was decidedly young and decidedly loyal with shirts and stickers and other assorted Paul gear."
Bloggers reported that no other candidates even had people holding signs.
Ron Paul wasn't planning to run for president, but the American people pushed him to run and spontaneously organized behind him. Ron Paul said to his loyal fans at the Paladium Theatre following the debate, "You've cured my skepticism."
But make no mistake about it. CNN crucified Ron Paul on live television.
A Zionist provocateur referred to Dr. Paul’s supporters as “Paulestinians,” but that is exactly what I was thinking when I was watching CNN. They gave Ron Paul the Palestinian treatment. The moderator was even calling him “Ron” instead of by his title.
After CNN's online poll before the debate with Ron Paul getting 95% on the online votes, they managed to avoid asking him a question for 35 minutes. The only time Dr. Paul was addressed personally was with leading questions designed to trip him up or else a personal attack. He was never given more than 90 seconds to talk at a time even though he was the only candidate with anything of substance to say.
A commentator noted, “It was painful to watch CNN give the questions Paul is strongest on (taxes, monetary policy, saving Social Security) to everyone else … Meanwhile, they asked Paul if he believes in conspiracies and what he’ll do when he loses."
Another commentator wrote, "I thought it was really entertaining to hear McCain trying to say the troops were panting “Let us win” in front of the man whose call to bring the troops home has raised him more money from the military than any of the other candidates. Ron Paul is very much top-tier with his fundraising and astounding support and yet he got very little attention. It was cute seeing the other candidates trying to ape his policies, though. "
"It is private property and they have the right to be biased," replied Congressman Ron Paul.
Ron Paul debate highlights
This ad was shown during the CNN Republican debate, towards the end.