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Season's Greetings

Holiday Wishes from Ron Paul

As the holiday season approaches, Texas congressman Ron Paul sends "Season's Greetings" to his supporters in what has turned into one of the top Republican online videos of the week, according to, which keeps a close eye on presidential candidate YouTube traffic.

"Looking like a captive in his own home, Ron Paul wishes us a happy holiday. With a shot of about 750 people lining the staircase of his house, a sloppy sound mix, and weird dissolves, the video is a fitting yuletide message from the homespun Paul campaign," writes the site's Joshua Levy.

Paul and his wife Carol, who celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary earlier this year, have five children and 18 grandchildren.

The video has received more than 58,000 views on YouTube.

-- Garance Franke-Ruta

Posted at 12:23 PM ET on Dec 14, 2007  | Category:  Season's Greetings
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Thanks Ron, for the holiday greetings!

Ron Paul is the classiest guy running for President.

Posted by: goneresistance | December 17, 2007 3:31 PM

The reason Ron Paul is so popular, is that he is popular with a Majority of people.

The other reason he is so popular with the Majority, is he is 'unpopular' with the minority that is polled.

He is also a threat to the military industrial complex and its propaganda wing, the main stream media, and the people are standing up to say, we are ready for Ron Paul, the constitution and real change.

Posted by: mickrussom | December 17, 2007 6:07 AM

Ron Paul, the brilliant, courageous, never wavering, authentic man of the people. The days of either not voting, or voting for the lesser of two evils are over.

Freedom...Ron Paul 2008

Posted by: alexro379 | December 15, 2007 9:23 AM

I apologize, Garance! My comments should have been directed to's Joshua Levy. Sorry!

Posted by: thirty3na3rd | December 15, 2007 8:48 AM

I didn't see any of the technical shortcomings you mentioned. I thought it was a heartfelt, very nice holiday greeting.
Would you have felt better if Dr. Paul had spent several million dollars to bring a Hollywood film crew in to produce the video. What a Scrooge you are!

Posted by: thirty3na3rd | December 15, 2007 8:44 AM

Drink LiberTEA at the Teaparty, Dec 16, 2007. Drink it for the first time.

All other candidates DENY LIBERTY.

Ron Paul is the greatest candidate I've ever seen. Consistent for 30 years. No flip flops. We are done with WAR, we want a real currency, we want peace, we want the welfare-state for the military industrial complex to END, we want to fix America and stop policing the world and to stop the authoritarian oppression here NOW.

Here is what the US Government without Ron Paul in charge has done to us:

- 9 trillion in debt
- 850 billion trade deficit
- War in Iraq
- War in Afghanistan
- Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda alive
- Fomenting War with Iran
- 12.25 trillion M3 money supply, and expanding (massive inflation)

Ron Paul's record is crystal clean perfect and consistent. He takes no money from anyone but people and constituents. He is as pure as they come.

One of my favorite quotes about Dr. Paul, "You're working for the most honest man in Congress." That was John McCain speaking to Kent Snyder in 1988.

Posted by: mickrussom | December 15, 2007 4:57 AM

Along with Merry Christmas greetings at this time of year, predictions for the next year emerge. I like the prediction offered at

It the prediction comes true, times will definitely be great in '08 for the good old U.S.A.

Posted by: Scrooge | December 14, 2007 3:05 PM

Please wish Ron Paul & his family a Merry Christmas by sending this link to your friends, need 100,000 votes by Christmas...


Posted by: jeffboste | December 14, 2007 3:01 PM

I love Ron Paul.
This video sucks.
All his ads suck.
Surely, Surely, someone can do something about this. What are they doing with the money that we've donated?

Posted by: schusterfluke | December 14, 2007 2:36 PM

TigerPaw1, people make mistakes. What is important is that they learn from their mistakes.

Posted by: bones13 | December 14, 2007 2:12 PM

Very nice. Right back at ya, Ron & Family.

Posted by: bones13 | December 14, 2007 2:09 PM

You still see W04 stickers on the pickups in Texas next to the new Ron Paul stickers. Can't say that makes me trust their judgement.

Posted by: TigerPaw1 | December 14, 2007 2:08 PM

Ron Paul Rocks !!!

The People's Candidate.

I Vote For Virtue; I Vote For Ron Paul !!!

Posted by: PainfullyAware | December 14, 2007 2:01 PM

Ron, you are a class act and I'm glad to have you for a landsman! I wish you were president.

Rev. Bear Jones

Posted by: bearjones | December 14, 2007 2:00 PM

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