Crowd Welcomes GOP Hopeful Ron Paul to Moscow

Feb 20, 2012

MOSCOW, Idaho -- GOP presidential hopeful Ron Paul brought his libertarian message to the college town of Moscow, ID, Friday. Northwest Public Radio’s Glenn Mosley reports.

The lure of Idaho’s Republican Presidential Primary Election Caucus on March 6th has been producing a flurry of election activity in the state, including the visit of GOP candidate Ron Paul to Moscow and the University of Idaho campus on Friday:

Paul: “We didn’t get into this mess overnight, we probably won’t get out of it overnight, but I’ll tell you what. If we continue to do what we’re doing now in Washington with this administration and the current Congress, it’s going to be a long time to get out of this mess.”

Paul spoke for more than forty minutes, without notes, delivering his campaign message of personal liberty, limited government, and bringing all American troops home from fighting overseas.

Paul was greeted by a large and enthusiastic crowd, numbering 1,000 people in the ballroom rented by his campaign. Many of the attendees were college age students. At least another thousand people formed a line running out of the building and down the street outside the UI’s Student Union Building.

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