Saturday, February 20, 2010
Ron Paul supporters came out in force on Friday, chanting their support for the Texas Republican congressman.
Paul was the only speaker so far to fill the entire convention hall at the Conservative Political Action Conference, and some of his supporters were turned away after the room reached its capacity of 1,100 people.
With the conference running an hour behind, Paul’s army assembled early, occasionally breaking into chants of “end the Fed” as other speakers tried to address the crowd.
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Once Paul finally took the stage – following appearances Friday by some of the conservative movement’s brightest stars – the crowd was louder and more raucous in their support for Paul than they had been for most of the other speakers combined.
“Sounds to me like the revolution is alive and well,” Paul said, beaming after taking the stage to Queen’s “We will rock you.”
Paul hit all of his themes, rattling off criticisms the monetary and foreign policies of both President Barack Obama and Republicans in Congress.
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