Here are two photos taken a few hours ago in Columbia, Missouri at a Ron Paul rally. The first was taken by the Ron Paul campaign and published at [ https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.110909742372286.12356.100003597825713&type=1#!/ronpaul ]. The second was taken by photographer Grant Hindsley and published in today’s daily Columbia, Missouri newspaper, The Missourian, at [ http://www.columbiamissourian.com/stories/2012/03/15/photo-gallery-ron-paul-speaks-mu/ ]. –SB
Here is a rather passionate report from Allvoices.com, outside of the mainstream media, from yesterday, regarding that day’s Ron Paul rally in Champaign, Illinois: –SB
Ron Paul: Crowd of 5,000 in Illinois, but he’s not winning?
Thousands show up to see Ron Paul, so much so, a new venue had to be chosen to fit all those who wanted a ticket.
“President Paul” chants broke out as usual Wednesday evening in Illinois by thousands of supporters who showed up for a chance to be in the same room with the rock star GOP candidate, but something very unusual happened — hundreds didn’t have to wait outside.
You see, usually when the Texas congressman arrives in town, most venues are just too small to hold the unexpected crowds that clamor to hear the wisdom of the Father of Liberty. So, often hundreds end up staying outside waiting until he leaves in hopes for a chance to wave at him on his way out.
But this time, the venue was big enough. Are his crowds getting smaller? Au contraire! This crowd was so big that a few days before he was to come to town, organizers realized they weren’t going to have enough seats in the original place picked out, so they moved it to a location that would accommodate the massive group of unified freedom fighters.
I do not understand why thousands of people keep showing up for the Paul rallies — yet he is not winning the race for the Republican nomination? Could it be from messy caucuses? Could it be voter fraud? Do other candidates get this kind of reception? Something does not add up here…
Check out the more than 5,000 people who showed up to see Paul at the University of Illinois on Wednesday evening in the video above. Is the “establishment” in control of the mainstream media? Is that why most people don’t hear about the crowds that come to see Ron Paul? What is going on in this country? Surely these caucuses or “beauty contests” can’t mean anything if they are not being handled correctly, can they?
Just this past week, Ron Paul won his first caucus in the Virgin Islands, but the mainstream media said Romney won. In Maine, many votes were turned in, but never counted, or they reported totally different numbers, according to Ben Swann of Cincinnati’s Reality Check [ http://www.fox19.com/story/16956297/reality-check-maine-gop-releasing-corrected-caucus-numbers-why-there-may-be-a-new-winner-saturday ].
In Washington state, hundreds were turned away in Kennewick because there “wasn’t enough room” in the Hotel for all the folks that showed up, so they weren’t allowed to vote! But, in the article, Thousands welcome Ron Paul in Washington state, you’ll read that hundreds had to wait outside due to overcrowding.
Depending on the week, media outlets will tout the three other candidates: You’ll hear, “Romney is winning!” Or, “Santorum just won several states and upset Romney!” And even sometimes, “Newt will do very well here, these are his kind of voters!” But wait! Stop!
Ron Paul regularly has many lower- to middle-class individuals giving to his campaign. He rakes in millions. He tops Google Trends and social media interest in him grows month after month. But he gets very little coverage compared to the other three GOP candidates. It doesn’t even make sense. Even a child could do the math — it’s called subtraction!
Does America even care if it is a fair race? Is anyone going to step up and say, “Something is wrong here?” Is anyone going to question why the mainstream media ignores, avoids and discredits Ron Paul while venue after venue is packed with his supporters at each stop he makes? I don’t get it…
Stephanie Ealy is based in Tacoma,Washington, United States of America, and is an Anchor for Allvoices.