Ron Paul rallies thousands in Boise as Idaho Caucus inches closer
Ron Paul rallies thousands in Boise. Video by IdahoOnYourSide.comvideo
Congressman Ron Paul came out onto the floor at Century Link Arena Saturday and greeted a crowd of more than 2,000 supporters. They greeted the presidential hopeful right back.
"President Paul, President Paul..." thousands screamed as the longtime Texas congressman took to the podium.
Rep. Paul campaigned for the second time in three days in Southwest Idaho. Dr. Paul drew more than 1200 people at his rally in Twin Falls on Thursday. Saturday, the GOP contender almost doubled that total. And, right from the outset Paul touted a message of personal freedom and liberty. "It sounds like this must be the state of freedom out here, wonderful," Paul exclaimed to adoring supporters.
The Congressman spent the better part of his speech denouncing big government and defending the principles of the Constitution. He promised to cut $1 trillion from the federal budget in his first year in office and repeal the Federal Reserve Act.
Dr. Paul said he was overwhlemed by the support his campaign has received in Idaho over the last several days. "I always knew this was a great state for the defense of liberty and it's growing by leaps and bounds," Paul said. "There is much more enthusiasm here than I ever dreamed, and I was expectng a lot to begin with."
Idaho Republicans will caucus throughout the Gem State on March 6.