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article imageRon Paul: 'The people are coming over here'

By Michael Krebs     Jun 6, 2011 in Politics
During a Sunday appearance on CNN's 'State of the Union,' Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul said he sees a change in the electorate, with prospective voters coming to him and his message.
Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul appeared on CNN's "State of the Union" and described an electorate that is moving in his direction.
On Monday, Congressman Paul raised over $1 million with a "money bomb" that broadsided former Massachusetts governor and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
Paul is experiencing a different electorate reaction from the one he experienced in 2008, according to a report in The Hill. He believes it is a prospective voting body that identifies with his positions and is no longer shrugging him off as they did three years ago.
“You know, they mocked me for my foreign policy and they laughed at my monetary policy,” Paul said. “No more. No more. The people coming over here.”
Paul's message comes at a time of upheaval in the federal government, with an embattled president facing criticism on multiple fronts and a vocal and organized Tea Party movement driving Republican candidates toward more Libertarian perspectives.
“The attitude toward the endless undeclared silly wars that we fight that are bankrupting us,” Paul said, according to The Hill. “The silliness of the Federal Reserve printing money when we need so-called wealth, the deficit's that are uncontrolled."
These issues have become a mainstream matter, according to Congressman Paul.
“So the mainstream is now thinking about these things. Before mainstream was: deficits don't matter, print money when you need it, endless wars, personal privacy that didn't mean anything,” he said. “But believe me, mainstream is moving in the direction that I have been talking about for a long time, and therefore nobody knows what the outcome will be in this election."
According to Ron Paul's web site, his latest "money bomb" one-day drive has netted him over $1.1 million dollars as of 12:30 PM EST on Monday. The event was billed as The Revolution vs RomneyCare.
Paul attributes this success to a simple conclusion.
“The people have woke up,” Paul said.
Ron Paul being interviewed
Ron Paul being interviewed
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