Ron Paul is all action

January 26, 2012

Republican some-time folk hero Ron Paul has been mostly missing in action in Florida, a winner-take-all primary state that votes next Tuesday. Currently pulling down only about 10 percent support in the Sunshine State, the Texas Congressman has opted to seek out more fruitful pastures in his quest to assemble delegates for the 2012 convention. Paul’s yard sign elves remain busy, though, and Paulite insurgents have shown up at a number of other events, sometimes jostling with supporters of, for example, Rick Santorum.

But fear not, fans in Florida or elsewhere. A new, virtual version is only a few clicks away, thanks to the pro-Paul RevolutionPAC.

Two talking action figures — the “Commander in Chief” Paul and the “Super Hero” Paul — are now available at They don’t come cheap, at $94.95 plus shipping and handling. The “Super Hero” version, in standard super-hero bodysuit ensemble with white cape (or is it really an obstetrician’s coat?), is 12 inches tall, speaks a message when a button is pushed, has moveable limbs, and comes equipped with a mini U.S. Constitution. All proceeds go to support efforts to elect Ron Paul, although the figurines are not endorsed by the candidate.

The sunshine and warm temperatures make Florida a perfect place for a late-January political campaign. Especially for reporters. But in keeping with Paul’s unorthodox style, where better to spend the next few days than…Maine?

Ron Paul will make six stops in the Pine Tree State Friday and Saturday, kicking his campaign off in Bangor, where the forecast is for freezing rain in the morning, changing to rain, with significant icing possible and a winter weather advisory in place. A world away from, say, Orlando, Florida, currently reporting in at 81 degrees and sunny. Perhaps the candidate needs to pick up some gear at the L. L. Bean flagship store…

Photo credit: Ron Paul waves at he arrives at his Iowa Caucus night rally in Ankeny, Iowa, January 3, 2012. REUTERS/Joshua


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Wow as a Canadian I have never seen so much enthusiasm from supporters and now the Military to walk on Washington on behalf of this man. Wish he was in our country

Posted by Mayan2012 | Report as abusive

Ron Paul action figure! LOL, I love it. I think I might have to pony up and get it. Of course, I’ll keep it in its pristine packaging along with the receipt for future value. This action figure promises HUGE RETURNS on investment, in more than one way.

Posted by Mary11 | Report as abusive

Love the Ron Paul version of Superman! Ironically, when the Congressman was first asked to pick his favorite superhero on the campaign trail, he pleaded the Fifth Amendment:

Posted by CultureSchlock | Report as abusive

The right path is not the easy path to take he is in the fight for the long haul not a flash in the pan fest.
The need to win delegates drives this campaign not one shot whiner take all states like Florida who sold out 49 delegates to look important.
Ron Paul 2012!

Posted by JoeMertens | Report as abusive

Thank you for posting my previous comment and of course censoring it. You have to love the US freedom of speech.
cheers, from a Canadian with a positive note.

Posted by Mayan2012 | Report as abusive

OMG! Ron Paul gets two pivotal Maine endorsements Saturday! Share this EVERYWHERE! enver/ron-paul-to-receive-two-pivotal-en dorsements-at-maine-events

Posted by celebs4truth | Report as abusive

Ron Paul is in this video 08

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Ron Paul is in this video 08

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