By Tim Utz
February 04, 2008
A couple informational points I would like to share. Being Ron
Paul support is so much first time voting and caucus, including
me, many mistakes are being made by supporters that do not reflect
on the actual support.
One example is in Louisiana caucus. A group of Ron Paul supporters
was standing around talking outside the meeting place. The caucus
leader instructed the group to get inside as 7:00 pm is approaching.
16 went in and 4 continued talking past 7:00 and were disqualified.
Ron Paul lost the precinct by one vote.
In Maine this last weekend, a group of Romney folks showed up
at a precinct both husband and wife, I think eight couples, total
16 votes. The group of Ron Paul were 10 but without their spouses.
Again, Ron Paul had greater support, but was at home with the
The stories are reviling two things. Ron Paul has larger support
than results show, and Ron Paul people, being new to the primaries
and caucus format need to be focused.
Another issue dealing with the poll reporting. The polling companies
are not providing a Ron Paul option when polling likely Republican
voters. In addition, in Minnesota where I live I have 4-5 relatives
and friends who are going Tuesday and vote for Ron Paul. None
have voted before in primaries and some have never voted before.
None of this group are even polled by the media polling demographics.
This is just the facts this year with so many Ron Paul supporters
getting involved for the first time.
I do hope Ron Paul continues past Supper Tuesday. Romney had
a poor showing, probably quitting, and Huckabee ran out of funds
to continue, leaving McCain and Ron Paul. With 20 plus states
remaining and more Republicans not liking McCain, Ron Paul can
win or have enough delegates at the convention to win the nomination
at a brokered convention.
Columbia Heights, MN
About: "Precinct captain
and watching the election very closely. I may have a chance this
year to vote for president with purpose over holding my nose
the last 30 years."
Received February 04, 2008
- Published February 04, 2008
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