Jan 312012
Authors: Collegian Staff Report, Dillon Thomas

There wasn’t an empty seat in the Lory Student Center Main Ballroom, Tuesday morning, as GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul spoke to the Fort Collins and CSU community.

Paul focused on foreign policy, the drug war and preservation of American liberties in his speech lasting about 30 minutes. Supporters who didn’t turn up early for Paul’s 10 a.m. talk were forced to watch a live TV feed in an overflow room or try to listen from the door in the hallway. The LSC Main ballroom holds more than 1,200.

“I’m especially encouraged by the younger generation,” Paul said. “There is truly an intellectual revolution going on in this country.”

At points, Paul would be interrupted by eruptions of cheers from the crowd, including when he advocated for a smaller government role in the U.S.

Later today Paul will speak in Denver and Colorado Springs.

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