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The Trail: 2012 Presidential News from the Field

QUICK TAKE: Paul Focuses on Revolution, Not White House, in Post-Primary Speech

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January 10, 2012

Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, fresh off a surprisingly strong second-place showing in New Hampshire’s primary, focused not on his bid for the White House but on the goals of the libertarian revolution he espouses when he addressed supporters on Tuesday night.

“There is no doubt, there is no doubt that this whole effort that we are involved in will not go unnoticed, let me tell you. I think the intellectual revolution going on now is well on the way. There is no way they are going to stop the momentum that we have started,” Paul said.

Paul said he and his followers were “dangerous to the status quo of this country.”

 

“That irate minority … it’s growing by leaps and bounds, will continue to grow by leaps and bounds, and we will restore freedom to this country,” he said.

The congressman's victory speech ranged across monetary reform to foreign policy and reigning in government spending, but unlike primary victor Mitt Romney, he did not attack President Obama or his GOP opponents by name.  

“The other candidates are not talking about real [spending] cuts. They’re talking about cutting proposed increases out in ten years,” he said.

One reference to a fellow candidate came in the form of a joke.

“I wanted to thank the Union-Leader for not endorsing me,” he said, referring to the New Hampshire newspaper. The paper endorsed Newt Gingrich.

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