Paul, Gingrich expected to attend Aiken GOP presidential candidates forum Tuesday

Friday, Jan. 13, 2012 6:25 PM
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GOP presidential candidates Ron Paul and Newt Gingrich are scheduled to attend a candidate forum in Aiken on Tuesday, according to an event organizer.

The Greater CSRA Conser­­vative Coalition and the Aiken GOP Party are holding a “Last Word Before the First in the South” candidate forum four days before the South Carolina primary.

The forum will be at the USC Aiken Convocation Center, beginning at 7 p.m. Brian Slowinski, the coalition’s spokesman and chairman of the Columbia County Republican Party, said the Paul and Gingrich campaigns have confirmed they will appear. The campaigns of Mitt Romney, Rick Perry and Rick Santorum have said they will probably attend, Slowinski said, but they will know for sure in a few days. There has been no response from the Jon Huntsman campaign, he said.

“It’s just a matter of getting ahold of everyone while they’re on the road,” Slowinski said.

Each candidate will be given 15 minutes for interview questions from members of local Republican organizations and a five-minute closing statement.

Santorum is scheduled to be the guest speaker Tuesday at an Aiken Repub­li­can Club luncheon.

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nanowerx
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nanowerx 01/14/12 - 12:55 am
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I will definitely be there

I will definitely be there supporting Dr. Paul!

allhans
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allhans 01/14/12 - 10:42 am
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Dr Paul does look really

Dr Paul does look really frail I have noticed. Seriously I can't take the man seriously.

Bruno
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Bruno 01/14/12 - 10:57 am
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I haven't taken Paul

I haven't taken Paul seriously since I did some research on him.

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ken8375309 01/14/12 - 03:28 pm
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Don't worry... Plenty of

Don't worry...
Plenty of other patriotic citizens that value freedom, liberty, and the Constitution DO take him seriously.. Yes, I will also be there to support the honorable Dr. Paul..

ken8375309
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ken8375309 01/14/12 - 06:44 pm
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"I haven't taken Paul

"I haven't taken Paul seriously since I did some research on him."

Yeah, I know.. Your ridiculous "racist" claims.. Even the mainstream media has recognized that there is no validity to these absurd claims.. Rest assured, they would go crazy with it if the claims were valid...

Funny though that CNN thinks that Ron Paul is accountable for the views and opinions of ALL his supporters... This election has completely exposed the hypocrisy of the already discredited lamestream media..

Ask yourself a few questions... Why is the media deliberately censoring Ron Paul? Why do they feel so threatened by him?

lovingthesouth72
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lovingthesouth72 01/14/12 - 07:32 pm
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Rick Santorum will be

Rick Santorum will be speaking too! WE PICK RICK!!!

ken8375309
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ken8375309 01/14/12 - 10:48 pm
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Ron Paul cannot be bought...

Ron Paul cannot be bought... This is well known in Washington, and that is why the establishment is so afraid of him..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1pY7oSfcmc&feature=youtu.be

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libertybelle 01/16/12 - 09:15 am
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Obama's and Romney's top

Obama's and Romney's top financial contributors include (Wall Street's) Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and UBS AG. It's the same candidate with different labeling. Ron Paul's top contributors include the branches of the U.S. Military. He has the largest military support of all the candidates, including 80% of donations from active duty soldiers, almost double Obama's and four times the amount of all the other GOP candidates combined (active duty military total donations from 1/1/11- 9/30/11).
The good doctor just received the highly coveted endorsement of SC Senator Tom Davis, one that Santorum was specifically vying for. The senator endorsed Dr. Paul for his fiscal responsibility and career- long adhesion to Constitutional principles, when the other republicans have swayed with the wind. The senator also believes Dr. Paul is the sole candidate who can defeat Obama.

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moi 01/16/12 - 11:05 am
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Ron Paul has repeatedly said

Ron Paul has repeatedly said that he will close all overseas U.S. military bases. Western Europe has had its longest period of peace in its known history thanks to the presence of U.S. military forces, which have been stationed there since 1945. Does anyone think South Korea would not run the risk of being invaded by North Korea if all U.S. military forces were withdrawn?
Ron Paul's foreign policy is dangerous, and will ultimately cause more problems that it solves.

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iupetre 01/16/12 - 11:16 pm
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MOI, the United States

MOI, the United States Constitution is quite clear. The U.S. military, lead by the president, is not be brought into war without a formal Declaration of War voted on in Congress. Just as the Constitution purposefully makes it difficult to pass laws, so does it make going to war purposefully difficult.
Now, it's been a long time since we've properly used the Constitution's rules to go to war, and look where it has brought us. The foreign policy we practice is dangerous to our national security, and we need to return to the limitations in the U.S. Constitution.
In 1953, the CIA staged a coup d'etat in Iran overthrowing a democratically-elected prime minister to install the Shah of Iran. The Shah was a ruthless leader with a secret police who would make anyone questioning the government disappear forever. This act conducted by the U.S. government radicalized the Iranian people who were very forward-thinking at the time we deposed their prime minister, and people usually don't forget that sort of thing. Now we have the U.S. government imposing, as it has on numerous occasions, economic sanctions on Iran including a blockade on all gasoline imported to Iran. This is crucial to the Iranian economy as they only have the oil-refining infrastructure to refine 50% of what their economy needs.
Finally, sanctions and other economic attacks on foreign nations only hurt the poor citizens as the ruling elite keep what they want leaving crumbs for the lower classes. These sanctions radicalize the citizens driving them into the arms of the ruling elite such as the mullahs of Iran. Iran was nearly at the point of revolution two years ago, but our sanctions have united the Iranian people with their government.
You want fewer enemies and more allies? Get out of those countries. That's not being isolationist; it's being non-interventionist. Either way, we can't afford it any more, and it will be a bad day when the U.S. has borrowed and printed its last dollar just to fire another missile in an undeclared war.

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