Crowd Rallies Around Ron Paul at MSU

By: Sherene Tagharobi Email
By: Sherene Tagharobi Email

For thousands who crowded the MSU auditorium Monday, Ron Paul is not just their pick for president. He's their idol.

"I love Ron Paul!" one student exclaimed while waiting to get into the auditorium.

"When I'm 76, I want to be just like him, running for president and inspiring other people," said Yuri Mayorchak, a local realtor.

"The other three candidates act like three blind mice as if they cannot find their copy of the constitution and they can't find Article I Section 8 which outlines the things federal government can do," said Chuck Geshlider, another supporter.

The congressman kept his campaign message short and sweet.

"I settled for one word, and that is liberty," he said to a crowd of more than 3800 people.

And every word out of his mouth was music to their ears. The energy and passion his supporters had was loud, intense, and unmistakable.

But before he took the state Dr. Paul caught up with us one-on-one.

"If you build a bomb or a weapon or a drone missile and it gets blown up, what do you have for all your effort? Nothing. But if you spend that same amount of money here and you build a house, or to provide medical care, you acutally increase the standard of living. Right now the way we're going, medicare and medicaid, they're all going to fail because the debt is unsustainable," he said.

Student organizers said they were optimistic about the primary. They think the student vote could make a big difference and hope all those who showed up to hear him speak Monday will turn up to the polls Tuesday as well.

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  • by Allen Location: marshall on Feb 28, 2012 at 03:20 PM
    i would just like to say that this article was NOT posted until paul supporters hit WILX 10's facebook page in protest of ill coverage, dont believe it, check the FB post against the articles posted date! dont try to make your selves look good after already looking bad, just makes you look worse, we know how to check facts on our own!
  • by Daniel Location: Jackson on Feb 28, 2012 at 06:20 AM
    It's great that this was covered, but should have headlined! News organizations were covering Rick Santorum's trip which had a mere 300 visitors, while Ron Paul gets 4000 people and barely anyone says anything? C'mon.
  • by BetweenUnemployment Location: Interweb on Feb 27, 2012 at 05:45 PM
    Congratulations on being one of one news organization to actually post something about this event. Thank you.
  • by dee on Feb 27, 2012 at 05:44 PM
    Vote for Ron Paul! Your vote does count!
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