Local Family Back From Hitting Presidential Campaign Trail

By: Tamara Evans Email
By: Tamara Evans Email

A man hoping to become the next president of the United States has a strong local tie right here in Bowling Green.

Bowling Green Ophthalmologist, Dr. Rand Paul, just returned from New Hampshire where he was campaigning for his father, Republican presidential hopeful, Ron Paul.

We talked with Dr. Paul about his dad's campaign and the congressman's big announcement that aired on World News Tonight on Oct. 3.

Dr. Rand Paul said he's amazed at the number of supporters his father, Congressman Ron Paul, has gained in the presidential race.

"I think the word is spreading. I won't even bring it up with a patient in the office and they'll bring it up and they will have heard about him through friends or through the Internet," Dr. Paul admitted.

The Internet is how many people, especially the young college crowd, have learned more about Ron Paul, and have shown their support.

Dr. Paul said there's one big issue getting them involved in this campaign.

"I think it's the war issue. Ron Paul is the only candidate on the Republican side that says we should end the war," he explained.

Congressman Paul talked about his opinion on getting out of the war.

"Just come home. We just marched in, so we can just come back," he explained in an interview.

On Oct. 3, Ron Paul's campaign revealed it had raised $5-million in the third fundraising quarter--something his son says is a huge boost to the campaign.

"This is double what we raised in the second quarter, and more importantly, we now have $5-million in hand, which is more than John McCain and nearly as much as a couple of the more well-known names that you've heard in the Republican primary," Dr. Paul assured.

Still, he said there's a lot to be done before the primary elections, especially since some states are having them earlier this year than before.

"Thirty states will be done by February 12 and it's hard for a candidate with less name identification like my father to get things rolling as fast," Dr. Paul admitted.

He said in order to do this, his father will continue hitting the campaign trail to gain money and support and using the Internet to help spread the word of what he stands for.

"We just want the message out there. The multiplying effect the message has once it gets out on the Internet is just phenomenal," he explained.

Dr. Paul added that his father has over 900 meeting groups across the country and over 50,000 volunteers.

They hope to start an organization in Kentucky over the next months to support Congressman Ron Paul.

He said they will also be holding a campaign rally on Oct. 6 in Nashville with Ron Paul at the War Memorial Auditorium.

The campaign rally will be from 1 to 3 p.m.

On the web: www.ronpaul2008.com

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  • by william Location: dayton, ohio on Jan 14, 2008 at 04:29 PM
    Ron Paul wants to stop the war on drugs & all the crime & violence that runs with it. 60,000 shot & 17,000 murdered every year in America. My son was one of them. www.flybenji.org
  • by Ted Location: Bowling Green, KY on Nov 10, 2007 at 03:35 PM
    Glad to see fair and unbiased reporting on Ron Paul. Kudos for not jumping in bed with the mainstream media's censorship efforts of Ron's campaign. I had lost all faith in politicians until hearing about RP and thoroughly educating myself on his views and voting history. If anyone reading this has not done so, you can get a fairly thorough rundown of Ron Paul on wikipedia, or directly from his campaign website www.ronpaul2008.com. Share what you find out with others. Most importantly, he *needs* your financial support. If you truly believe in his message, and want to see positive change in your lifetime, you have to put your money where your mouth is. Donations should be made directly at www.ronpaul2008.com. If you're uncomfortable just handing over money, purchases from the site store go towards the campaign. Again, thank you for your fair report of Ron Paul.
  • by Kimberly Location: Roseville,Michigan on Oct 9, 2007 at 12:46 AM
    Ron Paul is our only hope. I was a devout democrat till I heard of Ron Paul and what he believes in. He is wanting to bring what made this Great nation Great {back to reality). That is the CONSTITUTION AND OUR BILL OF RIGHTS. He stands for all that I believe in.I support him 100% on my websites, blogs and bullentins.He has my vote and as I spread the word of him , I have helped to educate some people on Ron Paul.The government fears him. This is so evident. I have done vast research on all candidates worth researching. I AM A EDUCATED VOTER.Bring our troops home Ron. Help Americans take America Back.
  • by Dolores Location: Lake Jackson, Texas on Oct 8, 2007 at 11:40 AM
    I am so proud of Dr. Ron Paul and his strength, honesty, integrity and all he's doing to help this country and standing by the Constitution. I live in his hometown of Lake Jackson and I think he's great.
  • by Alyssa Lopez Location: Portland, OR on Oct 7, 2007 at 07:03 PM
    I have voted Democrat in the past elections but I am voting for Ron Paul in the coming presidential election. After hearing about Ron Paul from a buddy who was president of my high school's Republican Club and doing some serious research on him and the issues, I came to discover that I was a classic liberal who believed in Ron Paul's, the Libertarian-Republican, message of more freedom and power to the people and less to federal government politicians and bureaucrats. He is the only true candidate for peace, prosperity, and ethics. I've never been so passionate and trusted a politician enough to donate my money to until I came upon Ron Paul. He is the best remedy to curing our country and someone who can heal the rifts between liberals, conservatives, libertarians, greens, independents, etc. I've found that his supporters are a varied bunch (socio-economically, politically) but they all share the desire for more freedom and liberty in their lives.
  • by Jean Brooks Location: Wisconsin on Oct 7, 2007 at 07:31 AM
    I have voted democrat all my life but am voting for you this time, I agree on just about all your issues, would like to know how you would fix health care, we know whats wrong with it how would you fix it? keep up the good work and bring back values to America, thank you
  • by Dave Location: Miami, Florida on Oct 6, 2007 at 04:18 PM
    I too have been a registered Democrat since I first became eligible to vote in 1972. I am now in the process of changing my registration to Republican so that I can vote for Ron Paul in the Florida presidential primary. I too had never given money to any candidate for president until now when I gave money to Ron Paul. I am very excited about Ron Paul's candidacy and I hope this excitement spreads nationwide and that Ron Paul becomes our next president.
  • by Darrell Location: Mississippi on Oct 6, 2007 at 07:40 AM
    Go get em Dr. Paul, you are a true American.
  • by Bill Location: Boston, MA on Oct 5, 2007 at 10:06 PM
    Ron Paul supporters are NOT mainly college kids. I am 45, my Dad is 70, my uncle is 73 and we all will support Ron Paul to our last breath. Dr. Ron Paul is the ONLY candidate in the 2008 Presidential Race who has NOT violated, repeatedly, the USA Constitution. Do your homework and you will see that NO OTHER candidate is even remotely honest. And Rudy Giuliani cannot even be president as Article One, Section Nine PROHIBITS people holding honorary titles from foreign countries from holding office of public trust. Giuliani was knighted by the Queen of England in 2002 for his "role" in 911. He cannot even be president without congressional approval yet he runs as if he already has it. Dr. Ron Paul is the ONLY Pro-Life candidate that has even half a chance. he will protect our 2nd amendment rights and END THE IRS. What more do you want?
  • by Alex Location: Clyde, Ohio on Oct 5, 2007 at 08:48 PM
    Thanks for this post, I'm very excited for Dr. Paul, We finally have a candidate the common average american wants, even our soldiers want in office, but major media outlets are still in denial at his potential..this Ohioan is happily giving support to mr. paul where ever there's an open ear.
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