Brief Report from New Hampshire

It was a packed house Saturday night at Jillian’s in Manchester, where Ron Paul supporters gathered to watch the debate, hear a couple speakers and listen to great music. This was Ron’s best debate performance yet by far, and the crowd loved it.

(I would still urge that the term “business cycle” be avoided completely, since almost no American knows what it means; still less should the phrase “liquidate the debt,” which even many of his own supporters are confused about, be used.)

The second half of the debate saw far fewer questions directed Dr. Paul’s way, but in New Hampshire it almost didn’t matter — Ron Paul commercials were all over the place during the breaks. The other candidates ran ads, too, but Ron’s were relentless. And a 60-second version of Revolution PAC’s ad ‘The Compassion of Dr. Ron Paul’ ran three times during the debate, to the cheers of the crowd in Manchester.

In my own remarks, I asked the youngsters in what was predominantly a young crowd how many of them had held different views before encountering Ron Paul, and then after learning about him began to look at the world altogether differently. Huge cheer. Then I asked, “Now how many people do you think have ever said, ‘My life was changed forever when I first discovered the philosophy of Mitt Romney’?”

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