Friday, November 13, 2009

Hmmm, Ron Paul Visiting Iowa

The Ames Tribune reports:
No one is mentioning U.S. Rep. Ron Paul’s appearance in Ames Friday as a campaign stop.

But in a struggling economy and with the Iowa presidential caucuses just more than two years away, Paul’s small-government conservatism is gaining traction with some area residents.

Businessman A.J. Spiker, who is helping to organize the visit, said Paul “is the only Republican who can bring out big crowds of college students.” In a recent appearance at the University of Minnesota, Paul drew an audience of 4,000, Spiker said.

The Iowa State University chapter of Young Americans for Liberty will cosponsor Paul’s appearance Friday, which starts with a brief press conference at 6:45 p.m. at the Stage Door Lounge of the Scheman Building.

Paul, a Texas Republican, will speak at 7 p.m. in Benton Auditorium.

The Ames visit is part of a two-day trip to Iowa for Paul, who will also be at a fundraiser at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in the Iowa room of the Airport Holiday Inn, at 6111Fleur Drive in Des Moines.

1 comment:

  1. Yeah, small-govt conservatism will gain lots of traction in the Farm-Subsidy Belt part of the country... oh brother!