Paul: SC Primary Could Be A "Significant" Event

Ron Paul says Saturday's South Carolina primary could be a "significant event" that will help propel his insurgent campaign forward.

The Texas congressman addressed the Southern Republican Leadership Conference on Friday. He warned voters not to back candidates who support the status quo and who won't make deep cuts to federal spending.

Paul was leaving Charleston to embark on a multi-city tour of the state. He was set to visit Myrtle Beach, Florence, Aiken, Greenville and finish the day with a rally in Columbia, the state capital.

Paul placed second in New Hampshire behind rival Mitt Romney. He hasn't campaigned as intensely in South Carolina but his campaign has blitzed the airwaves with ads.


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  • by Aj on Jan 21, 2012 at 11:40 AM
    What has he stood for in the past and whar makes him racist? I really want to know.... thanks
  • by Anonymous on Jan 20, 2012 at 03:33 PM
    To citizen, according to snake oil, there is always that generic candidate, just waiting for his space ship to land from planet X.
  • by citizen Location: bc on Jan 20, 2012 at 01:54 PM
    nothing but a racist that wants to forget the horrible things he's said and stood for in the past.i gotta say the republican party which i would like to vote for is just giving me more reasons everyday not to vote for them...lets see newt the proven liar,ron the racist,,,then theres mit from the secret society with views he can't share...people draft steve forbes or ross perrot,or your gonna lose again,dragging the tax payers with you....SAD.
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Jan 20, 2012 at 01:44 PM
    He is a diversion and will not do well in SC.
  • by He's right you know!! Location: USA on Jan 20, 2012 at 01:36 PM
    BOTH partys can only agree to increase the deficit. He knows we need to make big cuts to defense. We're not hardly out of Iraq, and folks are now talking about starting a war with Iran! We have bases(try finding out how many!?) all over the world! Europe, Japan? We can't pay our bills but have bases everywhere? We have NOT been in a war since WWII that truly involved our national security! Same rationale, fight them over there or we'll fight them here e.g. Vietnam, Iraq. We have to stop sticking our noses and our lives and money in other countries/business! He sees the failed War on Drugs for what it is, a rathole! No other politician has kept true to his beliefs. The Fed has 3 trillion on his books and force folks into risky assests for a return! and probably manipulates markets too! Something has to give, but nobody(BOTH partys) but him have offered meaningful cuts to government. Once things hit the fan, it ain't going to be pretty! We can't have our cake and eat it too! Cut: defense, DEA, etc.
  • by little virgin on Jan 20, 2012 at 11:47 AM
    If mitt get's elected will warren Jeff's get a pardon and go free?
  • by Anonymous on Jan 20, 2012 at 11:37 AM
    Ron Paul is just a Roadie, a wanna be Rock Star.
  • by The change WE need on Jan 20, 2012 at 10:48 AM
    He is the answer to the Rock Star president!
  • by VA on Jan 20, 2012 at 10:03 AM
    Go Ron Paul!
  • by country boy Location: havelock on Jan 20, 2012 at 10:03 AM
    Nothing but a loose cannon.
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