“I think it’s great so many young people (are) here today,” Paulsen said. “It gives me — as a baby boomer — hope for the future generation.”
Ethan McManus, 15, from Deary, Idaho, said he volunteered for the event because Paul always votes for the Constitution.
Valerie Johnson, from Lewiston, said she is a fan because Paul seems to support liberty.
Paulsen, McManus and Johnson, along with more than 1,000 others, attended the impromptu rally by Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul.
Paul added the University of Idaho to his Pacific Northwest tour at the last minute, arriving Friday to a large crowd.