Sunday, October 21, 2007

TONIGHT! Fox News GOP Debate - 8 PM to 9:30 PM

Edited to add:

BREAKING NEWS - "Newsweek Predicts Paul Could Create a Stunning Upset in New Hampshire:"Mainstream candidates from Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama to Rudy Giuliani and Mitt Romney have good reason to watch him"

Tonight, in Orlando, Florida, the GOP Debate will take place. Fox News will be airing it live from 8 PM to 9:30 PM. Check it out! Here is a cool article in the Orlando Sentinel that talks about a drinking game for the debate tonight. Enjoy!

Let's see if the guy who has more straw poll victories than anyone else in the field (scroll down to see head to head results), the most volunteers by far, larger crowds than any other GOP candidate, and the third most cash on hand in the entire field finally gets more airtime and more questions thrown his way. It is likely, however, that he will not get the time that a top three candidate deserves. When he does not, instead of getting angry, just donate money to his campaign, whether it be $25.00, $50.00, or more. It sends a much better message than getting angry and complaining about lack of time given to us by Fox News.

I am expecting Huckabee to get the "top-tier" minutes tonight that belong to RP. If this indeed happens, it will be very apparent that the "powers that be" are going to try and present Huckabee as the true "David" against a field of "Goliaths" and are going to do their best to propel him to the nomination. Huckabee has now started talking about the constitution and fiscal spending, but does not practice what he preaches. On his website, it shows that he has raised $170,000 for the month of October. Ron Paul raised $150,000 in 24 hours (bottom left graph). Of course, this means Huckabee is the one with the momentum and deserves more air time *sarcasm mode on*.

It is clear that other campaigns are realizing that people are responding to RP's message, and imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. However, only RP has the words, knowledge, actions, and record to back up what he has been saying for decades. I sincerely hope everybody will spread the word and tune in to watch tonight. Listen to all of them, and listen to your instinct of whether these people are selling you something like a used car salesman or whether they are speaking from the bottom of their heart and feel passionate about what they are saying and make a lot of sense. I, for one, will be observing the moderators, especially Wendell Goler, who horribly misstated one of Dr. Paul's positions as it relates to airport security. In another debate, Chris Wallace, one of the other moderators who will be featured tonight, asked RP is he was taking his "marching orders from Al Queda". Ron said "NO! I take my marching orders from the Constitution! (not captioned, but one can read the great summary from the site that explains everything in the clip)". If Dr. Paul seems a little tense or on-guard tonight, I wouldn't blame him, as he has been attacked virtually every time he has been on a Fox News Debate.