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After the Republican debate on june 5th, CNN.com had a blog entitled "Who Won?". The overwhelming majority of comments left on that blog said that Congressman Ron Paul had won the debate.Below are the comments on CNN for who won tonight before they pulled the blog and redirected it. From
Well it appears that CNN did not like all the comments that were left by the Ron Paul supporters because somewhere around 11:05 Central time they took down that blog and started redirecting to a blog of the same name that was posted on June 3rd for the Democrats debate. Here is the link for the Republican debate blog posting http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2007/06/05/who-won-the-debate/ and here is the link to the democratic debate blog http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2007/06/03/who-won-the-debate/ .
Is CNN trying to silence Ron Paul supporters. You be the judge.
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Posted By Neil, Lexington Ky : June 5, 2007 9:13 pm
Posted By Joe, San Francisco, CA : June 5, 2007 9:14 pm
Only one candidate stood out strongly: Doctor Ron Paul! Ron Paul, Dr. Ron Paul!
Posted By Dave, Naples, NY : June 5, 2007 9:15 pm
Ron Paul won. Without a question. It’s so ridiculous to see that these guys keep pumping the same neo-conservative line about them “hating our freedoms” when CIA reports have historically said otherwise.
Posted By Elias Ambler : June 5, 2007 9:16 pm
Ron Paul won the debate. He is the only candidate that seems to be honest and not out of touch. He is also anti-amnesty and believes that Americans have the right to privacy and believes in property rights (anti-eminent domain: none of the other candidates have even touched it). Before this debate I was unsure about who to support (Democrat or Republican) and with this debate I’m totally with Ron Paul.
Posted By Jerel Poor, St Louis Missouri : June 5, 2007 9:18 pm
Posted By Justin Kansas City, MO : June 5, 2007 9:18 pm
Posted By Brian, Lapeer, MI : June 5, 2007 9:18 pm
Ron Paul. All the other candidates not only fail to grasp the failure in Iraq but are chomping at the bit to nuke Iran proactively. Wow, talk about being detached from reality.
Posted By Ty Todd : June 5, 2007 9:18 pm
Ron Paul again.
Posted By Sammy, Dyersburg, TN : June 5, 2007 9:18 pm
The one candidate who is consistently right on the issues is Duncan Hunter. But he’s all steak and no sizzle.
Posted By Ron, Phoenix, Arizona : June 5, 2007 9:19 pm
Top three (in order): Ron Paul, Mike Huckabee, Tom Tancredo. I like Gilmore, sort of like Romney, but I don’t trust Giuliani, McCain, or Brownback, or Hunter.
Posted By Tim Jost, Denver, CO : June 5, 2007 9:19 pm
Ron Paul won hands down.
Posted By Mark, Detroit, Michigan : June 5, 2007 9:19 pm
Posted By Karen Vallejo, CA : June 5, 2007 9:20 pm
Ron Paul blew them out of the water.
Posted By Jeff Workman from Welch, West Virginia : June 5, 2007 9:21 pm
It was boring, boring, boring! I could have sworn Bush was doing all the talking. The repetitive “my friends” from McCain showed just how superior he feels…just like Bush. If nominated, he does not have my vote!!!!
Posted By Lorraine Moser, Myrtle Beach, SC : June 5, 2007 9:21 pm
Ron Paul is the only true conservative among them.
Posted By Chris, Larkspur, CA : June 5, 2007 9:21 pm
Ron Paul shined again as the only candidate who avoided rhetoric and came through with a strong message that was well received.
Posted By Jonathan Sacramento, CA : June 5, 2007 9:22 pm
Ron Paul dominated the competition and made them look like fools once again.
Posted By Kirk, Myrtle Beach SC : June 5, 2007 9:22 pm
Posted By A.L. Dawson : June 5, 2007 9:23 pm
Ron Paul won. He showed that he is the only conservative on that stage. He understands our Nation’s great founding principles that continue to guide us today.
Giuliani was terrible. He ran around questions. Even God doesn’t want to hear him speak. Though only about 4 of 10 candidates answered what is the worst thing that GWB has done as president.
If the Republican party wants a NYC mayor, look no further than Bloomberg. The people of NYC replaced Giuliani with Bloomberg just months after 9/11 and never looked back. He cleaned up all of Giuliani’s messes.
By the way, if Giuliani loves the war on terror so much, why doesn’t he marry it?
Oh, right. He would probably divorce it two months later.
Posted By Jason, Albuquerque, NM : June 5, 2007 9:24 pm
The one who makes the most sense has always been Ron Paul, and this debate only reinforces the point.
Posted By Tim, Yonkers NY : June 5, 2007 9:24 pm
He is the only one that is right on all the issues. Number two: Tancredo-needs to back down on the wars.
Number three: Huckabee-trying too hard to
Posted By Carla Corman. Montgomery, IL. : June 5, 2007 9:25 pm
Without question Dr. Ron Paul won this debate. It was especially clear how these neo-cons contradict themselves regarding the morals question. It is clear they do NOT value all life in their actions with pre-emptive illegal wars killing hundreds of thousands including our own brave soldiers. Ron Paul clearly stood out as the only candidate that would rally the country to lead by example. We cannot continue to simply say we value life yet act in manner,globally that indicates otherwise.
Posted By Brian Loy, Kansas City, MO : June 5, 2007 9:25 pm
Ron Paul, even though he was given too few questions. He answered frankly and openly, and he made sense unlike the others.
Posted By Cincinnati, OH : June 5, 2007 9:26 pm
Ron Paul and his reasoning skills sets him above the rest, he is articulate and treats the American public with respect and tells us the truth of the way things are. His comments on pre-eptive strikes was right on.
Posted By Mark Gosselin, Boothbay Maine : June 5, 2007 9:26 pm
Posted By Jamie Warrensburg Missouri : June 5, 2007 9:26 pm
CNN let Rudy answer almost every qestion,
it was Rudy and Romney all night…ALL NIGHT.
I’d say neither won…despite CNN>
Posted By Jason, snellville, GA : June 5, 2007 9:26 pm
Ron Paul was the only one who was principled leader who talked about freedom and meant it.
Posted By Mark, San Antonio, TX : June 5, 2007 9:27 pm
Posted By Nancy MacMillan Gorham, Maine : June 5, 2007 9:27 pm
Posted By Eric, Los Angeles, California : June 5, 2007 9:28 pm
Ron Paul hands down.
Posted By Jose, Bronx, NY : June 5, 2007 9:29 pm
Ron Paul won, Guiliani is nothing more than a mob boss, a dirty lier.
Posted By Jon Games : June 5, 2007 9:29 pm
Ron Paul. He’s the only one who spoke his truth without acting like a typical politician.
Romney was the worst with playing the typical politician and Giulani and a couple of others played the fear card -pandering to what they thought people wanted to hear.
Ron Paul is the only Republican so far, who I would vote for.
Posted By June Bakersville,NC : June 5, 2007 9:29 pm
I didn’t actually listen to the debates (only able to follow online here). Since I don’t really know anything about any of the candidates, and it looks like Ron Paul is going to win “Most Popular” at our HS Senior Breakfast this year, I guess I’ll vote for him … and troll every online form to tell everyone about him as well!
Posted By Alex, San Diego, CA : June 5, 2007 9:30 pm
Ron Paul wins again. He is the only one who has the guts to tell the truth while the majority of the rest only say what they think the American people want to hear.
Posted By Janet : June 5, 2007 9:30 pm
RON PAUL- TRUE AMERICAN
Posted By Anonymous : June 5, 2007 9:30 pm
Even though he was given less time than the three puppet candidates. Dr. Paul gave the debate of shot of truth. The champion of the constitution and debate.
Posted By Jade, Bay City Texas : June 5, 2007 9:30 pm
The thing is you already know! Try looking for a poll on the net for “who won?” it is hard to find BECAUSE THEY KNOW THAT RON PAUL WOULD WIN EVERY POLL!!
Ron Paur clearly won….but go ask your buddies….before they change their mind to Ron as well.
Posted By Dan Malone Clearwater Fl. : June 5, 2007 9:31 pm
Terrible hosting by Wolf Blitzer. When a candidates time is up, the microphone should be cut off. I ended up hearing too many smoke and mirrors from the upper tier candidates and not enough from the lower tier.
Shame on Wolf !!!! He did a terrible job.
Posted By Dianne Boyte, Matthews North Carolina : June 5, 2007 9:31 pm
Ron Paul won. Every other candidate wants to continue this war and Bush’s failed policies. I can’t believe that Rudy McRomney leads the polls. Wow, the Republicans are in big trouble.
CNN did a poor job. All the post-debate talk is about the 3 “main” candidates (those who have received exorbinate amounts of funds from special interests) who hogged all the limelight during the debate. Tonight, thanks to CNNs manipulation of mic time, viewers were left at the short end of the stick. And I thought you guys were the real fair and balanced network. I’m disappointed with CNN
Posted By Tyler, Santa Barbara, CA : June 5, 2007 9:31 pm
Only one candidate really stands out to me in both parties and that is Rep. Ron Paul from Texas. Dr. Paul is the only candidate that to me seems incorruptible. Not only does he abstain from participating in the lucrative congressional pension program but he has also never voted to raise taxes and he has never voted to raise congressional pay. To me he is by far the most unique and powerful candidate. Whether he is speaking about foreign policy or immigration he is a true conservative.
Posted By Robert Gordon, Olympia Washington : June 5, 2007 9:31 pm
To borrow a quote thrown around, it was a “slam dunk” for Ron Paul. he seemed to say what the public is screaming. BRING THE TROOPS HOME! He was the ONLY one who iterated the &) percent of the publics outcry!
Posted By Jerry Dial, Townsend, Tennessee : June 5, 2007 9:33 pm
Ron Paul won in my opinion, even though he was cut off from answering the group-wide questions. I understand it was to keep the debate moving, but at the same time, Ron Paul is a significant candidate. He has a fertile grassroots campaign, and it is growing. I believe the man deserves to answer the question - isn’t that what Blitzer guaranteed to the candidates?
Posted By Alex - Roswell, GA : June 5, 2007 9:33 pm
Ron Paul won, without a doubt. He stuck to the questions and gave consistent, accurate answers.
Posted By Jim Vernon, Eugene, OR : June 5, 2007 9:33 pm
Ron Paul. He answered the questions asked. Told the truth. “You don’t spread freedom with a barrel of the gun” — best line of the evening
Posted By Gor Nishanov, Redmond, WA : June 5, 2007 9:34 pm
Ron Paul won this debate hands down! Because he points out why they hate us an it has nothing to do with our freedom! Also Paul wants to bring the troops home an stop policing the world!
Go Dr. Paul
Posted By Tony Blountville Tn : June 5, 2007 9:34 pm
That was a shameful cover of the debate. They hardly even talked to Ron Paul. The other candidates blurted out answers to questions that weren’t even asked. It seemed as if you ignored the true facts of whats wrong with this country and ignored Ron Paul all together. You in conclusion are the worst news coverage on earth. Thank you for your time dirtbags.
Posted By Y Do U Need SocSec : June 5, 2007 9:34 pm
WINNER: RON PAUL..no doubt
Posted By Kriss, Philly, PA. : June 5, 2007 9:34 pm
Ron Paul is the one that is most consistent with my position on most issues.
Posted By Charles Borwn, Parker Texas : June 5, 2007 9:36 pm
Ron Paul won. He was the only candidate that iterated what 70 percent of Americans say, and that is to “bring the troops home”.
Posted By Jerry Dial, Townsend, Tennessee : June 5, 2007 9:36 pm
Tancredo won, but all the “minor” candidates gave straight and solid answers. The “big three” spouted nothing but gobble-dee-gook. Tancredo should pick up some support, I could see in his eyes he still gives a damn about this country. I also like Ron Paul, but he didn’t get to say much.
Posted By Ryan Minneapolis Minnesota : June 5, 2007 9:36 pm
Posted By Anonymous : June 5, 2007 9:37 pm
Congressman Paul delivered a message that middle America has been waiting to hear for over 20 years.
Posted By Chris Meade, Columbus, Ohio : June 5, 2007 9:37 pm
RON PAUL WON … WE are sick of the media marginalization! Shall we start marching on the media station??? I think maybe we should !!!!!!!!!!
Posted By Lorinda Montrose,co : June 5, 2007 9:37 pm
Ron Paul won, he was the only one who spoke of ending the war
Posted By Jerry Dial, Townsend, Tennessee : June 5, 2007 9:37 pm
You wont post this. I would call it the Giuliani & Mcain debate due to one fact only. They hogged the time and CNN was so willing to give it to them. CNN…fair your not. This did not go unnoticed!!! Ron Paul with the few moments given showed class & statesmanship and your slick con job on the American people is being revealed!!
Posted By Jamie, New York : June 5, 2007 9:38 pm
Ron Paul. All the others are sockpuppets.
Posted By ArchAngel : June 5, 2007 9:38 pm
I would have to say Ron Paul. I spent the last two hours focusing on what was said, and I’ve heard it all before. We need a decent change in America, one that’s actually does something and truly represents our needs as a people, not faceless golbal corporations. All the other same old canadates are bought and paid for, so they lead you down the same old path. If your really want to make your vote count for once, as someone who belives in American values and in defence of our Great Nation, it would help if you would spend a few minutes and Google Ron Paul. Watch the videos and make up you own mind, consider what’s best for you!
Posted By Patrick MacDonald Boston MA : June 5, 2007 9:38 pm
Who won? I’m still waiting for the other 7 candidates to express their views!!
Blizter, like a good little media droid steered everything to the “big three” and completely disenfranchised the other seven. I really don’t have to listen to the debates to know who won my vote, because I know how he’s voted since the day he was elected, Ron Paul.
All anyone has to do is check a talk ticker and it will show that CNN will marginalize everyone they don’t deem as relavent just like in the Dem’s debate.
Posted By Terry Lund, Houston TEXAS : June 5, 2007 9:39 pm
Ron Paul’s world policy is right on and got the most applauds. Rudy Giuliani looked like the living dead. Tommy Thompson’s health care was passionate. McCain looks like a little man in a big suit. Romney was the dapper dude.
Posted By Brian , La Crosse,Wi : June 5, 2007 9:41 pm
Weigh in by comment?! Ron Paul winning too many polls?
Posted By Aly - Grand Forks, North Dakota : June 5, 2007 9:44 pm
Why have so many comments disappeared? My friends are concerned that what they’ve said has shown up and apperantly been deleted.
Anyway, even though he only got half as much time as Rudy, McCain, and Romney, Ron Paul clearly stood out from the rest of the pack.
Posted By Josh, Baltimore, Maryland : June 5, 2007 9:47 pm
none of the above
Posted By Mark, Baton Rouge , LA : June 5, 2007 9:48 pm
Posted By Colin Cagney, Seattle WA : June 5, 2007 9:49 pm
Ron Paul won my vote, my confidence, my trust and my admiration.
Posted By Netty, Wildwood, IL : June 5, 2007 9:50 pm
Ron Paul won, he was the only canidate that actually answered the questions asked of him.
Posted By Susan Keller, TX : June 5, 2007 9:50 pm
Ron Paul is the only one who answered a question straight, and he answered all of them that way. Ohh, and he is the only one who has a chance against the democrats.
Posted By Theo Roth, Birmingham AL : June 5, 2007 9:50 pm
With 70% of Americans opposing the war in Iraq, I think its clear that Ron Paul’s message resonates with the most people. Besides, he is also a true conservative and has literally never voted for increasing taxes. For those reasons I think Ron Paul won the debate.
Posted By David Ferraro, Schenectady, New York : June 5, 2007 9:50 pm
Even though he was given less of a chance to speak, and seemingly always thrown under the bus by the mainstream media–Ron Paul answers clearly and honestly. He answered each question without changing the subject in a way we could all understand. I think he is the best choice all around!
Posted By Steve W : June 5, 2007 9:51 pm
It is not a case of WHO won this debate round. For if anyone of these guys is nominated and elected President in 2008, WE ALL LOSE!!!
Posted By Carl H. Washington, PA : June 5, 2007 9:51 pm
Giulliani was a fear monger. Rmoney was flip flop. McCain is the same old, same old. Ron Paul was the best.
Posted By george Providence RI : June 5, 2007 9:52 pm
Ron Paul, why in the world is he not getting any camera time? The rest stick to the GOP playbook. We need Dr. Paul to shake things up.
Posted By Allen Sircy, Nashville, TN : June 5, 2007 9:52 pm
Ron Paul is the only candidate that makes sense.
Posted By David, Rochester MI : June 5, 2007 9:53 pm
Dr. Ron Paul was applauded after each of his responses because he is the only one out there telling the truth.
Posted By Matt : June 5, 2007 9:53 pm
Rudy Giuliani, no question about it.
Posted By Chris (Albany, NY) : June 5, 2007 9:54 pm
Ron Paul had the most intelligent, down to Earth responses whereas frontrunner Rudy Guiliani continued to preach war and prey off America’s fears. Ron Paul was the clear winner, yet again.
Posted By Jacob Bofferding, Minneapolis MN : June 5, 2007 9:54 pm
Ron Paul was the only true conservative up there tonight.
Yet he is given very little coverage by the media.
I will not vote for Mccain or Guliani. If i want socialism and liberalism, i will vote Democrat, which is the party where those 2 belong.
Posted By Karen, Peoria, IL : June 5, 2007 9:54 pm
Posted By Angela Thornton : June 5, 2007 9:56 pm
Posted By Glenn, Brick, NJ : June 5, 2007 9:57 pm
Ron Paul had more supporters and once again he stood firm on Constitutional principals. Still the media ignores him then blames his success in the polls on spammers. Wake Up mainstream media, you are really looking foolish.
Posted By Eric N, Moultonborough, Republic of NewHampshire : June 5, 2007 9:57 pm
Ron Paul. There is no other candidate to save this country. CNN and other mass mainstream media should acknowledge this very obvious fact and stop hiding it from the American people.
Posted By D P, Brooklyn, NY : June 5, 2007 9:57 pm
I saw a rather sterile and mundane debate with little substance on real issues. That said, Dr. Paul was the sole participant to say his views in short and concise answers based in rational and constitutional thought. Hands down, he wins
Posted By Don, Louisville KY : June 5, 2007 9:58 pm
Ron Paul was the best and the only one telling the truth! Please put a vote on your CNN page! How can you call me a spammer when I vote one time!?
Posted By Ian Noble, Rockville, MD : June 5, 2007 9:58 pm
Posted By Anonymous : June 5, 2007 9:58 pm
Ron Paul won with the limited time he was given.
Posted By Mark Toms River, NJ : June 5, 2007 9:58 pm
Ron Paul always wins, he’s the only candidate that gets down to principle and talks about the underlying issues of our nation. All the others offer band-aid solutions to problems that need major surgery!
Posted By Victoria, corpus christi, texas : June 5, 2007 9:58 pm
After watching the debate, I’m going to donate to the campaign to elect Dr. RON PAUL.
I believe his reasoned responses won the debate.
Posted By Lee, San Diego, CA : June 5, 2007 9:59 pm
…. the only true candidate that speaks for the vast majority of America. He is not popular with media, RNC because he cannot be bought. He is a true American Patriot.
Posted By Mark Kooser, Colroado Springs : June 5, 2007 9:59 pm
Ron Paul is the only candidate that showed even a little bit of honesty. He is the only Republican candidate that demonstrated anything that appeared to be ethical.
Posted By Mary, Las Vegas Nevada : June 5, 2007 9:59 pm
Ron Paul, without a doubt - consistently answered the questions and showed how his views unite the country rather than divide.
Also, I’m laughin’ at comments not loading then loading then not loading…
Posted By Greg Kefalas, Astoria NY : June 5, 2007 9:59 pm
To me Ron Paul again showed that he has the vision to lead America back to the path of liberty and justice. He speaks openly and honestly. Guiliani and McCain sounded like they were pandering to the uneducated voters.
Posted By Stephane, Duluth, MN : June 5, 2007 9:59 pm
I think Ron Paul was awesome considering the time given. Other than that McCain had a good showing. Guiliani and Romney were not in the mold of real conservatives.
Posted By Ned Houston, TX : June 5, 2007 10:00 pm
Dr. Paul is the Man!
Save the Constitution.
Posted By Kevin, Tampa Florida : June 5, 2007 10:00 pm
Ron Paul won the debate. There hasn’t been a single mention of him yet in the post-debate show. If I hear Anderson Cooper and Larry King talking about the so-called “top-tier” candidates I am going to puke. Stop talking about Fred Thompson who wasn’t even there and talk about the people who were there, not just the “top 3″.
Posted By Anne, Ventura, CA : June 5, 2007 10:01 pm
Ron Paul received 5 minutes and 51 seconds in speaking time. His comments were economical, intelligent, sharp, coherent, no wasted time or moments to any of his answers on seven oportunities. His final remark and only opportunity in the final hour was his best moment, on pre-emptive nuclear war. Republicans, particularly Romney, Giuliani, McCain and others had advocated/refused to rule out a tactical nuclear weapons strike if Iran gets nuclear materials! Since such an event is an inevitability, that is a giant nation like Iran -which is certainly entitled like Pakistan, India, Israel to nuclear power- gets fissionable energy, these candidates are assuring nuclear war in our near future.
Only Ron Paul repudiated this. He final statement on turning away from ‘just war’ to ‘pre-emptive war’ is the great issue of the debate, and he, as Stephen Colbert would say, nailed it.
If Ron Paul were not at this debate, a terrible ommission would have been made — no one else opposed the idea of nuclear war against Iran if they pursue nuclear power. Ron Paul reiterated that Iran is not a threat to the USA, and said pre-emptive war is madness and a violation of the American spirit, and Constitution.
Mitt Romney is a blue-blood blowhard that no ordinary working man or woman could relate to. Rudolph Giuliani is an authoritarian who will use his term in office to pursue a catastrophic failed foreign policy.
John Mccain was like Ceasar is the final remark of the evening, promising victory at any cost in Iraq, no matter how long it took. The man is sorely in need of his triumphant moment of military glory. When you factor in that all of them except Dr. Paul favored the war in Iraq, and are lukewarm about even ending it, and that all 9 favored or would not rule out pre-emptive use of nuclear weapons against Iran, which Dr. Paul rightly described as the moral dilemma of our time and supported what he called ” The Just War of Christian ethics “, which rules out any legitimacy to pre-emptive war.
Posted By Marc Scott Emery : June 5, 2007 10:02 pm
Ron Paul - Victorious! Clear. Consistent. Constitutional.
Posted By Timothy Moultrie, Lexington, South Carolina : June 5, 2007 10:02 pm