April 30th, 2008
06:00 PM ET
13 years ago

Paul No. 1 on Amazon.com

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/04/30/art.paulbook.gi.jpg caption=" Paul's book is No. 1 on Amazon.com"](CNN) - Ron Paul’s loyal supporters helped him set campaign fundraising records and capture more delegates during his presidential run than some of his high-profile Republican rivals. They even managed to briefly shut down Nevada’s GOP convention earlier this month over a rules change controversy.

Now they’ve taken his latest book to the top of the Amazon.com bestseller list.

“The Revolution: A Manifesto”, released earlier this month, is currently No. 1 on the Web site’s list of top sellers, besting even Oprah’s latest Book Club selection.

“Despite a media blackout, this septuagenarian physician-turned-congressman sparked a movement that has attracted a legion of young, dedicated, enthusiastic supporters . . . a phenomenon that has amazed veteran political observers and made more than one political rival envious,” boasts the book’s product description, adding: “Candidates across America are already running as ‘Ron Paul Republicans.’”

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soundoff (141 Responses)
  1. Ca Native

    Ron Paul is the Rev Wright of Conservatives... looney tunes!!!

    April 30, 2008 06:07 pm at 6:07 pm |
  2. The Dude

    Alright Dr. Paul! It's about time you get some well-deserved media coverage.

    April 30, 2008 06:09 pm at 6:09 pm |
  3. The Patriot

    Sen. Obama is in a 5 against 1 battle for the nomination. Once the nomination has been sealed and he's no longer taking on the HRC establishment, her supporters, McCain, and his supporters, plus the GOP things will fall into place. Sen. Obama is fending farely well considering his unequaled circumstances. Oh yeah, and Ron Paul's foreign policy is dead on!!!

    April 30, 2008 06:10 pm at 6:10 pm |
  4. Chris, Silicon Valley, CA, USA

    The last statement is true. It has already started here at the county level. btw, look up Doug Wead's article, "The Mouse that Roared".

    April 30, 2008 06:12 pm at 6:12 pm |
  5. rasta

    This article reaks of insinuations that only Ron Paul supporters bought his book, voted for him, or set campaign fundraising records. It takes more than a loyal base to get these results.

    April 30, 2008 06:15 pm at 6:15 pm |
  6. Dan

    It's a great book! Finally, we have a Field Guide for Liberty!

    Everyone should read it, it's very good! It takes a wrecking ball to establishment ideas!

    I'm going to share this with all my friends and family!

    Thank you Dr. Paul!

    April 30, 2008 06:18 pm at 6:18 pm |
  7. MC

    Why is he still in the Republican Party ?

    He should start his own party and people with come.
    There is a need for a strong third party, he can pull it thru!

    April 30, 2008 06:18 pm at 6:18 pm |
  8. Sharon Minnesota

    Hmm don't know the man or his book very well but am concerned that he may attract all the disenfranchised democratic party voters from Florida, Michigan and Clinton people if Barack Obama is the democratic nominee.

    He may do well but I think he's got a long way to go before he makes it to the white house.

    April 30, 2008 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  9. Porter

    "Ron Paul is the Rev Wright of Conservatives… looney tunes!!!" – CA native

    Yeah, nothin' says "looney" like pointing out that we don't have the money to police the world, that we should return to constitutional government and protect individual liberty, and that our entitlement programs are going bankrupt. He's CRAZY!

    Heavy sarcasm intended.

    April 30, 2008 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  10. aware

    State Universities teach the same stuff as Multiculturalism! What do you think Obama heard at Harvard?

    April 30, 2008 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  11. NC Voter

    I like Ron Paul because of his credibility. It is unfortunate that his credibility hurts his campaign.

    April 30, 2008 06:22 pm at 6:22 pm |
  12. Walt, Belton,TX

    So his entire campaign was just a ruse to sell books? What a waste!

    April 30, 2008 06:24 pm at 6:24 pm |
  13. ROBIN

    Ca Native

    April 30, 2008 06:30 pm at 6:30 pm |
  14. Save the Party

    This relic needs to crawl back to his hole in Texas. His supporters are Libertarians not Republicans and need to move on. Paul is a pain in the derrier to real conservatives. At least Ross Perot made sense. This guy is all over the map.

    April 30, 2008 06:31 pm at 6:31 pm |
  15. mitch from ark.

    ron paul would be better than mccain or hillary.at least he's honest.

    April 30, 2008 06:31 pm at 6:31 pm |
  16. Tom

    I'm not a Republican but Obama supporters? You want REAL change? Follow Ron Paul! This guy pretty much wants to eliminate the entire government – now THAT'S change you can really believe in!!!

    April 30, 2008 06:32 pm at 6:32 pm |
  17. ROBIN

    Read the book you'll love it.

    April 30, 2008 06:32 pm at 6:32 pm |
  18. Leo in Nevada

    He should write a book on how his supporters get his signs to the hardest of places. One of his sings is on top of the mountain near I-80 near Reno, NV. Dear Ron Paul, please ask your fanatic supporters to get the sign down please!!!

    April 30, 2008 06:34 pm at 6:34 pm |
  19. Hillary McCain

    How well would a Obama-Paul ticket do?

    April 30, 2008 06:34 pm at 6:34 pm |
  20. HillarySkank on myspace

    If Dr Paul had been given the press that any of his competition had been given, he would be our next president no matter how the democrat's primary turns out.

    April 30, 2008 06:34 pm at 6:34 pm |
  21. cj

    CA Native writes:

    "Ron Paul is the Rev Wright of Conservatives… looney tunes!!!"

    Just as CA Native is a product of our public schools and fluoridated water.

    April 30, 2008 06:35 pm at 6:35 pm |
  22. Sean

    Ron Paul supporters did not shut down the Nevada convention. Party leadership shut the convention down to avoid electing Paul supporters as delegates to the national convention. The party chair broke the convention's rules by shutting down procedings unilaterally.

    April 30, 2008 06:35 pm at 6:35 pm |
  23. Cynthia

    I rather have Paul than McCain.

    April 30, 2008 06:36 pm at 6:36 pm |
  24. John-Paul Parikh

    I agree with rasta...since I'm still waiting for the new Al Franken book, I need something to laugh at.

    And Ron Paul is absolutely crazy. Just like anyone who thinks that they can dissolve government overnight and leave everything to the free market. The day Ron Paul or any of his ilk get elected President is the day America ceases to exist.

    April 30, 2008 06:38 pm at 6:38 pm |
  25. Mike

    Ron Paul is already my President.

    April 30, 2008 06:39 pm at 6:39 pm |
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