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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  1. Chad

    I find it sad that during the GOP debates the other candidates sneered and chuckled when Dr. Paul spoke. The policies he advocates are simple: smaller government and sensible foreign policy. You'd think that after 8 years of fiscal anarchy and foreign policy blunders the electorate would clamor for candidates with the sensible world view and principles of Dr. Paul – but no, we nominate the same people with the same old policies that are digging this country into a hole: All of our problems can be solved if he just throw money at them (of course we have to borrow that money from China at high interest, but who cares), or invade another country (and pay for it with borrowed money).
    Please elect someone with new ideas and solutions for once!
    Paul or anyone not named Bush/Clinton '12.

    April 30, 2008 06:40 pm at 6:40 pm |
  2. Rich

    Of course!! Ron Paul has millions of supporters only the corrupt political system in the united states won't let you know. Heck all major news outlets throughout all the primaries were declaring winner with less than 1 % of vote tallies. The GOP has been changing convention rules state by state to particularly disqualify Ron Paul delegates.
    The Media, The Election, and this entire political system is nothing more than a SHAM!!! just like the Iraq war and the pentagon scripts all the news media had with the Generals appearing on their cable shows to promote the war. Ron Paul is a true American Icon who fights diligently for the rights of the American people.

    April 30, 2008 06:40 pm at 6:40 pm |
  3. Jo

    Ron Paul may have a chance to pick up a large number of votes if Obama takes the Democratic nomination. I support Hillary, and I will never vote Obama. My vote will leave the democratic party for either Paul or McCain if Hillary loses the nomination. If Obama wins the nomination, the Democrats will lose the election.

    April 30, 2008 06:40 pm at 6:40 pm |
  4. Luke

    I used to be a registered Democrat but i changed my party affiliation to Republican in order to vote for Ron Paul in the Florida primary.

    Let me start off by saying that I thought the Democrats were always antiwar and pro-peace party that care a lot about our happiness and wellbeing, but when I dug deep into the matter, I realized that there was no big difference with the Democrats and Republicans. Both parties are exactly the same.

    However, Ron Paul was different and gives logical solutions to our nations real problems.

    I'm 100% convinced that all of our country's problems stem from our overly powerful, overly large, bureaucratic government and thanks to Ron Paul, I realize that if we want to live in a good country, we need to shrink the size of government and give us freedom. Our government needs to learn to restrain its power and size by following the constitution that our brilliant forefathers created for us.

    A free country is a prosperous country. If you care about the poor, care about health care, care about our freedoms then I suggest you pick up a copy of Ron Paul's new book. I really enjoyed reading it.

    April 30, 2008 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  5. angie

    I am not a ron paul supporter..I have bought his book..from what i have heard from the others obama, hillary.. mccain ..ron paul is the only one, talking any sense and cares about what happens to the people in this country..

    April 30, 2008 06:46 pm at 6:46 pm |
  6. JHR Arizona

    Ron Paul is a man of Character and honesty and based on where we are with our current President it would be nice to have someone you could trust.

    The Man understands economics and the Constitution he does something our present leader does not he reads!!

    He can discuss with out having to have a speech written for him.

    The Country will regret John McCain and Billary, deeper in debt and give everything away.

    Ron Paul is the only true hope this Country has to return to it's greatness.

    With all the poor press and the media controlled by companies his voice is not heard or understood, what ashame for all of us.

    Ron Paul is the only ture Patriot that can save the Country.

    April 30, 2008 06:47 pm at 6:47 pm |
  7. Debbie

    I just saw another poll that said he was up 3% and he is overall ahead of Clinton in majority if not all the national polls.

    April 30, 2008 06:47 pm at 6:47 pm |
  8. Bobby tray


    April 30, 2008 06:49 pm at 6:49 pm |
  9. Alfredo

    You need to support HIllary.

    April 30, 2008 06:51 pm at 6:51 pm |
  10. Jed in Texas

    He has my vote,even as a write-in.I wont vote for McSame.

    April 30, 2008 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
  11. kenny

    Ca Native the only loon is you,since you give no specifics, is it looney to follow the US CONSITUTION , try reading the book and stop watching tv,you sound like a brainwashed msm drone. Try reading the book,once you read the book you will be singing a different tune. TURN YOUR TV OFF you sound like a broken record from hannity aka corrupt gop hacks

    April 30, 2008 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
  12. kenny

    oops CONSTITUTION typo

    April 30, 2008 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  13. Darth Vadik, CA

    He's back,
    Wasn't he planning a revolution or something?
    I miss the little monkey.

    April 30, 2008 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |

    Cnn doesnt understand anything. I cant wait until their old media is phased out

    April 30, 2008 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  15. bernard

    They say Obama can't get the white vote what if black people get turn off and don't vote for clinton in stead vote for Mccain

    April 30, 2008 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  16. Cameron

    As a Hillary Clinton support, I respect Ron Paul and the enthusiasm he has generated throughout the country and enjoyed his frank and direct answers in the debates. Without a doubt, every politician can learn from Ron. Hopefully, some of Hillary's policy considerations, when she is the President, take into account the Paul's ideas of fiscal responsibility, by balancing the budget or even reducing our 'National Debt' as was the case when Bill Clinton was President. I would not be surprised if Hillary appointed Ron Paul to a cabinet position. We need all the good ideas we can get to bring our country back to some sort of semblance of order.

    April 30, 2008 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  17. Steve

    Unfortunately Ron Paul can not WIN and if he did he would fighting the 700 Idiots we have in Washington and get NO where
    The thing is HE IS the only one speaking about REAL CHANGE
    and solving the real Problems
    If he runs as an Indepent I will vote for him

    April 30, 2008 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  18. michael

    The article was, also, wrong stating the NVGOP shut-down was brief. The GOP party heads acted like spoiled bullies and stomped off, delaying the convention indefinitely. It is quite plain to see that there are people who will break their own rules to retain the power to decide our choices for us. Let us teach them the true meaning of a democratic republic and how to play BY the rules.

    REVOLUTION MARCH July 12, 2008, Washington DC

    April 30, 2008 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |


    April 30, 2008 07:03 pm at 7:03 pm |
  20. All American--->

    A media blackout? Do you mean that CNN is unfair to candidates in this election? Wow! Who da thunk it?

    April 30, 2008 07:03 pm at 7:03 pm |
  21. jd

    Good for you Ron Paul! One Republican I like!!! OBAMA/08

    April 30, 2008 07:06 pm at 7:06 pm |
  22. Obatala & Oxun & Xango

    Hillary: she is harrasing Obama

    destroying the party

    she is evil_
    she is mean
    she is a LIAR

    April 30, 2008 07:07 pm at 7:07 pm |
  23. Tess

    Wow!!! A media source is actually admitting to the Blackout on coverage that was done to Ron Paul, and his campaign.

    April 30, 2008 07:09 pm at 7:09 pm |
  24. Rhys

    lol released earlier this month, if by that you mean, early this morning.

    April 30, 2008 07:12 pm at 7:12 pm |
  25. To Americans -Listen to Jimmy Carter

    Obama can transform America's image, says Jimmy Carter
    By Toby Harnden in Washington
    Last Updated: 6:55PM BST 30/04/2008
    Former President Jimmy Carter has given Barack Obama a major boost by calling for the bitter Democratic nomination battle to end on June 3rd and speaking glowingly of his ability to “transform the image” of America.

    Jimmy Carter's comments are a blow to Hillary Clinton
    Transcript of the interview

    Mr Carter did not formally endorse Mr Obama but in an interview with The Daily Telegraph made crystal clear where his sympathies lie. He even sketched out the kind of inaugural address the first black United States president could deliver.

    Coming from the most distinguished of some 300 uncommitted "super-delegates” – the Democratic party leaders who will crown their party’s nominee – Mr Carter’s new public stance is a blow to Hillary Clinton’s chances of winning the White House.

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    April 30, 2008 07:14 pm at 7:14 pm |
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