November 10th, 2007
02:51 PM ET
7 years ago

Ron Paul campaign meets college football in Texas

Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas.

AUSTIN, Texas (CNN) – Whoever said presidential politics and football didn't mix?

Sports enthusiasts attending the University of Texas vs Texas Tech football game were treated to a low-tech 2008 advertising campaign of sorts. A plane pulling a banner that read "Ron Paul for President Everyone Wins!" circled the stadium as fans entered the stadium on this hot November day.

Paul is a Texas congressman and a Republican presidential candidate. No word on whether Paul is rooting for the Longhorns or the Red Raiders.

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– CNN Senior Political Producer Sasha Johnson


Filed under: Ron Paul
soundoff (35 Responses)
  1. Jacquie, Springville UT

    Don't worry about the photo. Do Americans still vote for president based on looks?

    November 11, 2007 01:16 am at 1:16 am |
  2. Bill, California

    I just registered as a Republican...to vote for Ron Paul.

    November 11, 2007 04:16 am at 4:16 am |
  3. TO AZ

    I support Ron Paul because he is for the American people and our constitutional right!
    Ron Paul is against this socialist driven war and would bring our troops home to protect U.S. and our borders.
    Ron Paul 2008.........YEAH

    November 11, 2007 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  4. Duncan, Richmond, VA

    Amazing that you will never find people like Hillary with scary ideas. Her people have researched everything and ensured that she never promotes an idea what will put people off. She avoids giving direction on policy that may upset people. She is a career politician who will do and say anything to be elected.

    But once in office, it will be more of the same.. more foreign intervention, more big government, more welfare, more taxes, more compromises for big corporations and more corruption.

    People, do you REALLY want that?

    November 11, 2007 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  5. Daniel, Sydney, Australia

    Hillary Clinton voters = Oprah fans

    November 11, 2007 05:05 pm at 5:05 pm |
  6. John Foster

    Using an obviously bad picture of someone is obviously slant. Get it together CNN. You are being unprofessional.

    Vote Ron Paul 2008.

    November 11, 2007 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  7. Likkerish, Honolulu, Hawaii

    I am continually unimpressed with your and other media's selection of photos to represent Congressman Ron Paul. Always, they are the worst shots for presenting the broad nature of the man to an uninformed general public. I have seen photos that have caught him in very unbecoming poses ad nauseam when there are many positive and happy pictures in the public domain.

    The photo with this article is ill-chosen to present him as an intense, angry, rebellious person, which is in no way true. He is intense, yes, in his support of the Constitution, and he is defiant yes of the neoconservative hijacking of our government, but always he is courteous and civil.

    This photo does not give the impression of a man much more vibrant and alive for his age than many younger than he is. Look at the grueling schedule that he is keeping criss-crossing the nation. Look at the respect and love that he is attracting. People don't fall in love en masse with the image that you present in your photo.

    If this is your doing Sasha Johnson, then shame on you for the subtle distortion of Dr. Paul's nature. If it is your superiors, then still shame on you for not objecting to the picture being attached to your otherwise positive, albeit brief, article.

    November 11, 2007 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
  8. Jessica, KY

    RON PAUL 2008! Only Ron Paul can get the US out of the mess we are currently in.

    VOTE RON PAUL!

    November 12, 2007 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  9. Autumn of Bellingham, WA

    So here's the question America: do you still believe in hope? I'll be honest. I didn't AT ALL until I, by miraculous coincidence, saw a Ron Paul bumper sticker and got curious. I googled him and have been in love ever since. Why? Because Ron Paul is hope. To borrow a quote from "V for Vendetta" (my own edited version): "Ron Paul is an idea, and ideas are bullit proof." He can't be stopped. God is never with the aggressor, and he's the only candidate who is not. Listen to what he has to say, and his ideas will no longer be taboo, radical, any of that. We the people have the power, not a bunch of power hungry people like Hillary Clinton or Obama or McCain or Romney!!! So, I implore you America, speak up. Fight for what is right. Your rights. Clinton will do nothing more than take those away from you one by one until this once great nation is little more than a militaristic dictatorship police state. Speak up America. Fight for what is right.

    November 15, 2007 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  10. Tai Nguyen, Mclean VA

    CNN does not have any integrity and they are competely showing thier true colors. I was a huge fan of CNN until they protrayed Ron Paul in such a biased manner. They should be ashamed of themesleves. I now understand why people bash on CNN which I have always defended. Folks at CNN bring back your integrity, and leave politics out of your agenda, bring back objectivism. The news is not your forum to convey political views but to educate and inform.

    November 29, 2007 08:41 am at 8:41 am |
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