Brent Budowsky
The Hill
May 5, 2011

Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) will win tonight’s big Republican debate because he will be the only candidate discussing serious ideas in a Republican field that is one of the weakest in modern presidential politics.

Since most Republican candidates with a chance to win are not participating in tonight’s debate, it will be a test of former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty. My guess is that Pawlenty will be trying to appease various Republicans while Dr. Paul will be clearly advocating his ideas and will win the battle of the sound bites after the formal debate has ended.

Watch for Paul to make headlines calling for the U.S. to leave Afghanistan, in particular, as well as advocating his economic policies with more clarity than any other candidate on the stage. I am not suggesting I agree with him on most issues — I do not — but I respect Paul’s clarity and integrity and believe he will shine in the debate and make other candidates look superficial by comparison.

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Ron Paul: ‘Government Invites Conspiracy Theories’

Russia Today
Thursday, May 5, 2011

Adam Kokesh, the host of RT’s “Adam vs. the Man” show, sits down with Representative Ron Paul in the Cannon Rotunda on Capitol Hill. Ron Paul is a candidate for the Republican Party nomination for President of the United States in the 2012 election.

Ron Paul Launches ‘Money Bomb’ on Day of First Debate

Fox News
May 5, 2011

On the day of the first Republican primary debate, Ron Paul launched his first mass online fundraising effort, known as a “money bomb.”

The “money bomb” was a staple of the Paul campaign during the 2008 primary season, involving a grassroots effort to put Paul on the map for the GOP nomination. In 2008, Paul set a record by raising nearly $6 million in one day, on the 234th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party.

Thus far Thursday, Paul has raised over $500,000.

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