Ron Paul Coming to Boise


Former presidential candidate and winner of the recent Conservative Political Action Committee Straw poll, Ron Paul, is coming to Boise on Saturday, March 27th, for what a press release to Boise Weekly described as, "an opportunity for personal question and answer time with Representative Ron Paul."

Ron Paul was the lone Republican to stick out the 2008 primary against John McCain, despite acknowledging himself that it was highly unlikely he would receive the nomination. In at least one case, Paul was not even invited to an official presidential debate. He received 25% of the vote in Idaho's primary election, and 21% in Montana and North Dakota primaries.

Much attention was also paid to comments he made in a FOX news debate, in which he was the lone Republican to criticize the Iraq war, and was accused by Rudy Guiliani of blaming the US for 9/11.

His book, The Revolution: A Manifesto, showcasing his ideas on constitutional liberty, free markets and non-interventionist foreign policy was an immediate NY Times and Amazon bestseller.

On his Boise visit, Dr. Paul will first appear at 2:30 p.m. at the Campaign for Liberty Forum at the Boise State Special Events Center, featuring state congressional candidates and a panel discussion on state sovereignty. Then from 5:00-6:30 p.m., at a private, ticketed reception honoring Idaho libertarian stalwart, Ralph Smeed (cost: $100). Then at 7 p.m., he will speak at the Morrison Center. Tickets at $5-$15.

The Main Street Bistro will be hosting an after party, called Rally for the Republic Revisited.

Tickets for the events are available at the Campaign for Liberty website, and through