Tennessee Welcomes Ron Paul

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Presidential candidate Ron Paul drew a crowd in Nashville this weekend.

Campaign officials said the crowd of about 1,500 at the War Memorial Auditorium yesterday was Paul's largest rally to date.

The Texas congressman who has conducted much of his campaign over the Internet surprised political analysts recently by announcing a $5 million haul last quarter, giving him more cash on hand than John McCain.

Paul is an anti-war Libertarian who has attracted an eclectic crowd of supporters.

He's against a federal income tax, the Iraq war, the United Nations and the drug war and opposes post-Sept. 11 security measures that he considers an invasion of privacy.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by Kurt Location: Knoxville on Oct 10, 2007 at 09:37 PM
    I wish you would have covered the Ron Paul speech in Nashville on your local news. The media is biased. Actually, 'owned' or 'bought and paid for' might be better terms. And before you think otherwise, ask yourself, if your employer acts biased, does it matter whether you think they are or not? National media mainly covers the leading candidates for reasons other than just because they are 'leading' in the polls. It's naive to think otherwise. Regarding my home town TV channel, I'm left to wonder, if that had been Fred, Rudy, John or Hillary in Nashville, would you have been there? Anyway, thanks for at least putting up the text. Kurt Gross Knoxville, TN
  • by John Location: Cummins on Oct 10, 2007 at 07:18 PM
    Wow, what an informative article. Come on. Let's have a real report. Paul has been smoking all comers at the debate. He is the only one that has been following the constitution in any real manner of all the candidates. Let's get some real reporting, please.
  • by Jack Location: Knoxville on Oct 10, 2007 at 04:01 PM
    I am glad you mentioned Ron Paul, but could you have said any less about him. No wonder you are losing veiwers to alternative media!
  • by Gary Location: Knoxville, TN on Oct 10, 2007 at 03:15 PM
    I believe Ron Paul would be more well known and many more people would know what he stands for if all the different media wasn't so controlled. Many do not tell us the truth or twist the stories to make Ron Paul look like he doesn't have a chance and in reality he would have a much better chance if they were just honest and truthful, and tell the public that he has won most all of the debates, but you wouldn't know it by reading the paper or listening to the news. I would like to thank this news media for posting the blog and welcoming Ron Paul. He is standing up for our rights and freedom. Tell your family, friends and neighbors to go to www.RonPaul2008.com
  • by Chris Location: Memphis on Oct 10, 2007 at 02:23 PM
    Ron Paul is a conservative with libertarian leanings. He was originally a Republican and he only left when they started abandoning conservative principles. Please get your facts straight, Report don't repeat! Libertarians are very conservative on economic,government, taxes and gun rights. Conservatives part ways with them on social issues, hence Ron Paul is
  • by Dr. Joe Frazier Location: Costa Rica on Oct 10, 2007 at 01:52 AM
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  • by Brent Burk Location: Schertz, Texas on Oct 8, 2007 at 09:47 PM
    Ron Paul is a Republican, one who represents the Old Right and paleconservatives. Once the party started to shift away from those views the Libertarian Party was formed (actually, right after the Gold Standard was dropped).
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  • by Philip Haddad Location: Scotdale, PA on Oct 8, 2007 at 01:12 PM
    Dr. Ron Paul is the only presidential candidate that actually follows his oath of office and wants to see genuine governmental accountability under We The People. For freedom's sake, RonPaul2008.com
  • by Greg Location: Kokomo, Indiana on Oct 8, 2007 at 12:05 PM
    1500 people! Wow! 5 Million dollars! Wow! I'm encouraged that We The People actually have our eyes open. I was afraid that America was already lost, but to see the crowd that Dr. Ron Paul attracts gives me hope again.
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