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The much anticipated tribute video for Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) at the Republican National Convention is sure to leave a lasting impression throughout the rest of the GOP convention, just as Paul has apparently left one during his 22 years in Congress. The video features big name Republicans praising the Texas congressman for standing up for conservative principles, including Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.), Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) and his son, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.).
“For those with dedication. Character. Faith and conviction. Sometimes that lonely path paves the way forward for millions,” says a narrator in the video. "Ron Paul. 22 years in Congress. He’s never voted for a tax increase. Never voted for a debt ceiling increase. Never wavered. Never backed down."
"The role of government ought to be for the protection of liberty, not for the intrusion into our private lives," Paul says. "I was surprised I ever won because I thought this message would not go well with the people."
Paul's wife says that her husband never thought he would get elected.
"When I first got to the House, I thought Ron Paul was nuts," DeMint says. "But more and more I found myself voting with him."
"Ron Paul is the only one I know who made a difference by making a point," McConnell says.
Rand Paul said that Capitol Hill lobbyists don't even bother with his dad because "they know he can't be bought."
"Ron Paul was Tea Party before there was a Tea Party," said DeMint.
"Whether people want to admit it or not, Ron Paul changed the conversation," McConnell concluded.
Watch the entire video via Mediaite/CSPAN here: