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Monday, November 19, 2007

John Deeth Blog: The Revolution At The Tailgates: Ron Paul

Excerpted from this post at John Deeth Blog
... Ron Paul wasn't imbibing himself, though a couple supporters appeared to have had their enthusiasm enhanced with a beer or three. "All we have to do is obey the law of the land and make the Founders heroes again, and make the people in Washington realize that it's your life to lead as you choose and not for the government to tell you what to do with it," the Texas congressman told a crowd of 200. The presidential candidate's message seemed to fit well in the boozy, young, free for all atmosphere of a Hawkeye tailgater. ... Some things are different at a Ron Paul rally. Other candidates don't have custom-recorded songs, in rock, rap and country genres, with lyrics encompassing their name and platform. (Typical lyric: "We need Doctor Paul to make a presidential house call.") Most were tolerable, if over-enthusiastic, although the rewrite of "New York, New York" made me briefly think of Rudy Giuliani before it reached the chorus of "Ron Paul, Ron Paul," and the re-written lyrics to the Beatles' "Revolution" made this old-school Lennonist cringe. ... State field director Steve Meyer is predicting a second or even first place finish in Iowa and a New Hampshire win.

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