Phil Sletten en Paul Speaks to an enthusiastic crowd <p>Speaking to a cheering crowd, Congressman Ron Paul&nbsp;hit on some&nbsp;key points of his campaign.&nbsp;&nbsp;He noted the large amount of energy that his campaign found on&nbsp;college campuses around the country, and he&nbsp;charged that the Federal Reserve was &quot;taking care&quot; of the&nbsp;&nbsp;&quot;military-industrial complex&quot; and&nbsp;financing more deficit spending by the government.&nbsp;&nbsp;He said that the&nbsp;&quot;liberty movement&quot; had brought forward the&nbsp;issues of &quot;funny money&quot; and&nbsp;the cost of&nbsp;acting as&nbsp;the &quot;policeman&quo Wed, 11 Jan 2012 02:51:16 +0000 Phil Sletten 1341 at Paul Speaks to an enthusiastic crowd Paul Speaking to a Packed Room <p>Congressman Ron Paul got up to speak at 8:59PM.&nbsp; The crowd&nbsp;was enthusiastic and&nbsp;let loose many cheers in reaction to Congressman Paul&#39;s speech.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 11 Jan 2012 02:07:46 +0000 Phil Sletten 1333 at Paul Speaking to a Packed Room Ron Paul Speech Beginning Soon <p>The lights have&nbsp;dimmed at the Ron Paul camp, which&nbsp;mean the speeches will begin in about ten minutes.&nbsp; Three&nbsp;speakers are slated to go up before&nbsp;Congressman Paul.<br /><br />NHPR&#39;s Jon Greenberg&nbsp;is ready to cover the event.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 11 Jan 2012 01:50:48 +0000 Phil Sletten 1332 at Ron Paul Speech Beginning Soon Paul Camp Reacts Positively <p>Amid&nbsp;occasional&nbsp;chants&nbsp;of &quot;President&nbsp;Paul,&quot; the crowd milling around the Ron&nbsp;Paul&nbsp;election night party&nbsp;is upbeat, though some faces are glum.&nbsp;&nbsp;The news of some&nbsp;networks calling&nbsp;second place for Ron Paul has not spread through the&nbsp;whole crowd,&nbsp;but those that have heard are not surprised.&nbsp; Many admit that they were hoping for first but expecting second.</p> Wed, 11 Jan 2012 01:41:59 +0000 Phil Sletten 1330 at Paul Camp Reacts Positively Paul Supporters Crowd the Room <p>A stream of&nbsp;relatively young&nbsp;people&nbsp;moved into the hall at 7:45PM, when the Paul&nbsp;staffers opened&nbsp;the doors to the crowd.&nbsp;&nbsp;Among the chatter&nbsp;in the entering crowd was talk of a&nbsp;second-place finish&nbsp;and speculation surrounding exit polls.&nbsp;&nbsp;Some were glued to their phones, looking&nbsp;at or&nbsp;listening to results.&nbsp; Conversations also included&nbsp;talk about campaigns&nbsp;gone by, including the Giuliani&nbsp;campaign, and one Paul&nbsp;pin-adored supporter remarked that he had been driving&nbsp;people to the polls&nbsp;all da Wed, 11 Jan 2012 00:57:37 +0000 Phil Sletten 1323 at Paul Supporters Crowd the Room Supporters, News Organizations Keep Paul Camp Company <p>Ron Paul election night headquarters is&nbsp;full primarily&nbsp;of journalists, but that will change soon.&nbsp; Paul supporters have&nbsp;filled the lobby outside the&nbsp;main event room.&nbsp; The Paul staff was originally not going&nbsp;to open the doors until&nbsp;8&nbsp;PM, but&nbsp;they have decided to let&nbsp;the Paul supporters in earlier.</p> Wed, 11 Jan 2012 00:41:06 +0000 Phil Sletten 1321 at Supporters, News Organizations Keep Paul Camp Company Slow Start at Paul Camp <p>The floor of the&nbsp;election night&nbsp;headquarters&nbsp;of Texas Representative&nbsp;Ron Paul&nbsp;still has&nbsp;a lot&nbsp;of&nbsp;open space, but more&nbsp;people&nbsp;are entering the room&nbsp;each&nbsp;minute.&nbsp;&nbsp;The Paul staff&nbsp;appears exhausted,&nbsp;and&nbsp;some&nbsp;young men sitting&nbsp;in front of the&nbsp;main stage&nbsp;do not look very animated.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 11 Jan 2012 00:07:57 +0000 Phil Sletten 1314 at Slow Start at Paul Camp