DURHAM, N.H. — A standing-room-only crowd of more than 550 people at the University of New Hampshire on Thursday afternoon provided a stark display of how the Ron Paul Revolution lives on.
He spoke for more than 30 minutes without answering one key question: Will he run for president again?
Some seemed to think it’s a foregone conclusion and were holding Ron Paul 2012 signs or wearing similar T-shirts, apparently made on their own.
Paul largely reiterated views he has espoused for years: abolish the Federal Reserve, severely cut government spending and pull troops out of foreign countries.
Those ideas appeared to resonate as much Thursday as they did during his 2008 presidential run, where he went from the Republican congressman from Texas to a household name on the back of an Internet-fueled following that yielded him millions of dollars in donations.
Paul said he thinks “people are starting to wake up” to his ideas. That could be a result of the powerful tea party movement, which pushes views on cutting government and spending that are similar to what he has said for some time.
Paul’s views of reduced spending may gain more traction with budget crises looming nationwide, and he got cheers of support as he spoke of how spending has run amok in Washington.
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