A missed opportunity at Veterans Museum to tout Ron Paul this morning

From: Leigh S.
Sent on: Monday, May 28, 2012 4:04 PM
I showed up at 8.00 this morning to wave signs for Ron Paul at the Romney/McCain event at the Veterans Museum.  A little later Damon arrived.  That just wasn't enough Ron Paul presence to wave the signs. There was, however, a young man holding a sign that said "the end is near", and that may have spoken better than any other sign could have.

You all that were available to come but didn't missed an ENORMOUS opportunity to hit a lick for Ron Paul.  10 or 20 people would have been a fair presence, 50 to 100 would have been better.  The event attracted about 3,000 Romney supporters, not nearly the 6,000 attendees for Ron Paul on May 4th.  If Ron Paul doesn't get the nomination, days like this will be to blame. 

I parked in the Veterans Museum parking lot near the sidewalk along Park Blvd and a short walk to the corner of Park Blvd and President's Way.  Before I left home I removed my Ron Paul car magnet and put a hoodie over my Ron Paul shirt so I wouldn't be stopped by the parking attendants.  Then I was going to remove my jacket and get my sign out of my car and walk the short distance to the corner.  It would have been so great to have more Ron Paulers there, so the day was a missed opportunity.  It wasn't just the people going to the event.  There were thousands of cars simply driving by on their way somewhere else.  Think of all those people who weren't informed that Ron Paul is still in the race.

And DHS was there further down the sidewalk opposite the stage where the speeches were to be made.  They were directing anyone who wanted to stand there to hear the speeches to go across the street.  I walked back up the sidewalk to the corner and no one bothered me there.  They hassled Damon, too, before we ran into each other.  I spent most of the two hours there talking to a few people who sat down on the bus stop bench where I was.  One couple said they couldn't vote for Ron Paul because of his support for illegal immigration.  I asked them where they heard that.  Oh, around somewhere.  I explained his views, and they didn't believe me until I explained that I belong to ALIPAC (used to belong to FAIR, too).  Their eyes widened.  So it wasn't a wasted morning, but it could have been so much more.

Truth is treason in the empire of lies. Ron Paul
I prefer dangerous freedom to peaceful slavery. Thomas Jefferson

The first panacea for a mismanaged nation is inflation of the currency; the second is war. Both bring a temporary prosperity; both bring a permanent ruin. But both are the refuge of political and economic opportunists. Ernest Hemingway

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