Ron Paul Visits Dickinson | VideoJessica Roose | 2/19/2012
First on Wednesday, when Senator Rick Santorum visited both Tioga and Williston.
Then on Sunday, Ron Paul stopped in Dickinson to talk about his plans for the country.
He is only 18-years-old, but Conner Swanson already knows who he is supporting when he goes to the polls for the first time in November.
"He actually lives what he says he`s going to do. He doesn`t flip-flop on issues like someone else, we don`t have to say any names. I just like that he`s real and lives it and says it like he`s supposed to," said Swanson.
Like over 500 others, Swanson made the trip to Dickinson to listen to Paul had to say.
"I know exactly who I`ll be voting for," said Jonn Greenwood. He added that it won`t be Ron Paul.
But whether or not Paul has won every vote in the room, people were excited to have a presidential hopeful come to town.
"It`s great to see how someone of his magnitude can come and visit North Dakota even though we don`t really count as many electoral votes as someone like California or Georgia. He kind of looks out for the little guys," said Kyle Boster.
"It`s really kind of neat to me because it doesn`t seem like Dickinson ever gets noticed for anything you know. It`s kind of just a small city on the outskirts. So it`s kind of neat to see somebody come around here," Amanda Galster said.
Even the candidate himself had something to say.
"We were assuming that the other candidates might just ignore North Dakota and we saw it as an opportunity and we`ve had a lot of support come from here," said Dr. Paul.
But like many voters, Galster remains skeptical. They say they want to find out what separates Paul from the rest of the pack.
Monday, Paul heads to Jamestown and Bismarck.
He plans to speak briefly at Shiloh Christian Elementary at 5:30.