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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Filed under: Ron Paul
soundoff (35 Responses)
  1. Scott,Tupelo,MS

    Vote Ron Paul for president!!!!!!!!!!!!

    November 10, 2007 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  2. Max, Boston, MA

    Bonus points for creativity. :p

    November 10, 2007 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  3. Duncan, Richmond, VA

    Yet again CNN posts the worst picture they could find on Ron Paul.

    What amazes me about most voters is that when you hear what they want in a president and how they portray an urgency of needing change, they are describing Ron Paul.. but ultimately they will vote for Hillary.

    How anyone can think Hillary is the answer or will bring about the change that this country needs is beyond my understanding.

    November 10, 2007 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  4. Nick, Urbana IL

    I'm glad to see that people are still getting Dr. Paul's name out.

    November 10, 2007 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  5. Andrew, NJ

    And the best part is this is organized by individual grass roots groups. So while Romney may have 300 staff, working out of 7 offices, Ron Paul has 60,000 volunteers working with 1100 groups

    November 10, 2007 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  6. Dave , Michigan

    I need to see pictures or a youtube, or it did not happen. =)

    November 10, 2007 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  7. J.

    Great choice of picture. CNN is really showing its journalistic integrity.

    ...

    November 10, 2007 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  8. Mark, Louisville KY

    haha. That's awesome.

    November 10, 2007 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  9. Max, Austin, TX

    Hook 'em, Ron!

    November 10, 2007 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  10. Rory, Savannah GA

    This is ridiculous. What kind of integrity does CNN have if it shows a picture of Ron Paul looking angry or confused? McCain gets different pictures, Edwards gets different pictures, etc.

    The reason Ron Paul supporters say the media ignores and belittles him is for this exact reason. I, at least, want fair treatment for all candidates and their issues, not nonsense about how Barack Obama was late to a rally or what kind of shoes Hillary Clinton wears.

    November 10, 2007 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  11. John, Detroit, Michigan

    i think the picture is true to ron paul's nature.

    kinda scary.

    November 10, 2007 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  12. Dan, TX

    Will Ron Paul run as an independent if he doesn't get the Republican nomination. He should!

    November 10, 2007 05:05 pm at 5:05 pm |
  13. Jason, East Lansing, MI

    They did the same thing at Michigan State for the game against University of Michigan.

    November 10, 2007 06:06 pm at 6:06 pm |
  14. Lorenz, Queens, NY

    CNN – common guys – the pictures.... There are much better photos of Ron Paul. Good job though covering him. Out of all the MSM you've been doing the best job.

    November 10, 2007 06:07 pm at 6:07 pm |
  15. Josh, Nottingham NH

    We need to remember that it's volunteers doing this sort of activism - not the official campaign. People are joining together, pooling their cash, and hiring a pilot to fly Ron Paul banners. Think about that for a moment.

    November 10, 2007 06:31 pm at 6:31 pm |
  16. Paul's Girl

    Ron Paul looks good to me no matter. He's a helluva lot better than all the others, we only have crooks and liars to choose from.

    Ron Paul is the only way to go. I don't care what the photo looks like.

    November 10, 2007 06:37 pm at 6:37 pm |
  17. Marc Scott Emery, Vancouver, B.C. Canada

    CNN has been great to Ron Paul, he's been on every day since Monday, including a live interview after the Philadelphia rally today at 2.48 p.m. eastern.

    Its a photograph of a worried, concerned Ron Paul. Its not the usual happy elder Congressman, its the look of President Ron Paul having to make a difficult decision.

    Folks, CNN does far more in the MSM media than anyone else, and its 99% accurate, so lay off the exessive criticism over photograph choice.

    That having been said, the slide show at http://www.nytimes.com (front page today!) has sopme very sharp and beautiful pics about Dr. Paul's campaign, check it out

    http://www.nytimes.com

    November 10, 2007 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  18. M. Raed, Chattanooga, TN

    Gig 'em & Hook 'em, Ron!

    R – Reclaim
    O – Our
    N – Nation

    P – Patriotic
    A – Americans
    U – United for
    L – Liberty

    November 10, 2007 07:03 pm at 7:03 pm |
  19. Kim,Austin, TX

    Glad to see the mention. You do however realize that Ron Paul supporters are not influenced by your psych warfare tactics(picture with angry facial expressions). We're no longer plugged into the matrix!!!!

    November 10, 2007 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
  20. EB Rideout, Georgia

    Alex from MI, I think I know why Ru911dy Giu911iani has that type of grin................

    November 10, 2007 07:31 pm at 7:31 pm |
  21. Chris, Crestview FL

    Awesome!...and my guess is that his campaign had nothing to do with it...just the average people who want to help him get the attention he deserves. No other candidate has supporters like this. It's nice to see what a consistent voting record and non-wavering stance on issues for 40+ years can do for a politician. GO RON!! Your character and honesty CANNOT be matched by any other!

    November 10, 2007 07:36 pm at 7:36 pm |
  22. Chris, Middletown, CT

    Have any of you watched the debates?? Thats what he looks like – he is always angry and spouting out his message. (90% of his ideas are very good....its the other other 10% that are insane....you need to take Ron Paul as the entire message – not just the bits and pieces – he is far too radical to ever be a president...but 100% better than a Hillary)

    November 10, 2007 09:13 pm at 9:13 pm |
  23. Bradley Dyess, Houston, TX

    I'm glad CNN is actually giving our man a little coverage! Fox news sucks!

    Go RON!!

    November 10, 2007 09:23 pm at 9:23 pm |
  24. Jacque Bauer, Los Angeles, CA

    It would have been even better if Ron Paul could have landed at the fifty yard line during the halftime show in Dennis Kucinich's space ship. They're both from Planet Remulak you know.

    November 10, 2007 09:46 pm at 9:46 pm |
  25. Jacque Bauer, Los Angeles, CA

    Yes, and according to Ron Paul the US has never been attacked on our soil before! Let's quickly rid ourselves of these gadfly pretenders and get down to the serious business of electing a qualified person for President.

    November 10, 2007 09:49 pm at 9:49 pm |
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