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Young Ron Paul volunteers descend on Iowa
CBS News ^ | December 29, 2011 | Scott Conroy

Posted on 12/31/2011 9:13:33 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

NEWTON, Iowa -- As they waited for a bus dubbed the "Constitution Coach" to pick them up at the Des Moines airport and bring them to their makeshift lodgings late Tuesday, about two-dozen college-aged Ron Paul volunteers mingled in the cold night air.

The sudden appearance of a reporter's notebook and tape recorder drew comments befitting a group of young people who proudly wear their skepticism on their sleeves.

"What's the article you're going to be writing, man?"

"Yeah, what's the spin, bro?"

Asked where they had flown in from, the answers ranged from California to Virginia -- with one twenty-something purporting to have made the trip from Brazil to help Paul win the Iowa caucuses on Tuesday.

Unsure of what exactly they would be assigned to do, the eager foot soldiers who had signed up online and paid their own way here said they were prepared to phone-bank, knock on doors, speak at caucus precincts, or do basically anything that is asked of them.

When a volunteer noted that he was not authorized to speak to the media, one of his new friends quickly corrected him. "No, you can," he said. "You haven't signed anything yet."

Members of the group confirmed that they were told by the campaign they would have to sign agreements that would bar them from talking to reporters....

(Excerpt) Read more at cbsnews.com ...


TOPICS: Iowa; Campaign News; Parties
KEYWORDS: iowa; larouchies; paulestinians; ronpaul; ronulans
The Moonies, Hare Krishna and Scientologists pay their own way, too.
1 posted on 12/31/2011 9:13:46 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Night of the Living Dead.


2 posted on 12/31/2011 9:16:04 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Members of the group confirmed that they were told by the campaign they would have to sign agreements that would bar them from talking to reporters....”

So what is the campaign trying to hide?


3 posted on 12/31/2011 9:22:07 PM PST by 2CAVTrooper ( For those who have had to fight for it, freedom has a flavor the protected shall never know.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Members of the group confirmed that they were told by the campaign they would have to sign agreements that would bar them from talking to reporters....”

So what is the campaign trying to hide?


4 posted on 12/31/2011 9:22:10 PM PST by 2CAVTrooper ( For those who have had to fight for it, freedom has a flavor the protected shall never know.)
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To: 2CAVTrooper

Out of state kids taking advantage of same day voter registration?


5 posted on 12/31/2011 9:24:44 PM PST by mnehring
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To: Jim Robinson

So true


6 posted on 12/31/2011 9:25:37 PM PST by 2CAVTrooper ( For those who have had to fight for it, freedom has a flavor the protected shall never know.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So people from not Iowa are coming to the caucus,
so people are signing forms saying they wont talk to reporters

so how is it that Paul is somehow a superior candidate....he is demanding loyalty oaths, and paying people to vote for him? Weird, just weird.


7 posted on 12/31/2011 9:27:15 PM PST by svcw (God's Grace - thank you!)
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To: mnehring

Not without a good quality fake ID


8 posted on 12/31/2011 9:28:48 PM PST by HereInTheHeartland (I love how the FR spellchecker doesn't recognize the word "Obama")
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To: mnehring

Thats what Im thinking.

They’re desperate enough.


9 posted on 12/31/2011 9:29:49 PM PST by 2CAVTrooper ( For those who have had to fight for it, freedom has a flavor the protected shall never know.)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

And we will have law enforcement on site or very close. Will be looking for this crap


10 posted on 12/31/2011 9:33:39 PM PST by HereInTheHeartland (I love how the FR spellchecker doesn't recognize the word "Obama")
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To: 2CAVTrooper

They just don’t want these kids saying stupid stuff to the media. After all, that’s the candidates job.


11 posted on 12/31/2011 9:35:56 PM PST by bigbob
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Legalize pot...f**k Israel...that’s all they hear.


12 posted on 12/31/2011 9:42:38 PM PST by montag813
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To: bigbob

“They just don’t want these kids saying stupid stuff to the media.”

BINGO. RP knows they are not really Republicans but mental asylum escapees.


13 posted on 12/31/2011 9:43:36 PM PST by max americana (Obama is a POS)
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To: Jim Robinson

Happy New Year, Boss!

14 posted on 12/31/2011 9:46:31 PM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I imagine these young Ron Paul supporters are black and come from the South side of Chicago, transported in busses. Oh, and they are oh so sincerely supporters of Ron Paul even though they may misspell his name - something like Rhon Pawl, maybe J’Ron Pawl, or Ron Rashid Paul.


15 posted on 12/31/2011 9:56:20 PM PST by Rembrandt (.. AND the donkey you rode in on.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

First thread with a 2012 date... nice...


16 posted on 12/31/2011 10:00:41 PM PST by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Aren’t they the occupy communists?


17 posted on 12/31/2011 10:00:48 PM PST by ABQHispConservative
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To: PieterCasparzen

Does that mean I get to leave with the Mayans?


18 posted on 12/31/2011 10:05:24 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: Rembrandt

I imagine your black.


19 posted on 12/31/2011 10:13:31 PM PST by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I wish I were there and had the tin foil concession stands in place.


20 posted on 12/31/2011 11:04:01 PM PST by CainConservative ( Newt/Rubio 2012 with Cain, Bolton, Santorum, Perry, Watts, Duncan, & Bachmann in Newt's Cabinet)
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To: Old Sarge

Lord have mercy.


21 posted on 01/01/2012 12:01:14 AM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC:DONATE MONTHLY! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If the voting age were lowered to 12 , Paul would have a real chance.


22 posted on 01/01/2012 12:45:18 AM PST by NoLibZone (Buffet proves calls for more taxes is to buy votes,not reduce deficits.He pays less than Bush rates.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The hippies of the right.....hat tip to Ayn


23 posted on 01/01/2012 12:46:54 AM PST by wardaddy (Michelle, Sarah, Perry now Newt over Mitt.....that is how I've seen it and it's where we are)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If 2004 and the ‘Dean-iacs’ teach us anything, it is that Iowans do not appreciate an irritating invasion from outside their state. Howard Dean’s supporters were an absolute pest back in 2004, and the whole thing backfired, with the favorite Dean (and his ‘incredible’ ground game - laughably known as ‘The Perfect Storm’) slumping to 3rd place, behind both John Kerry and John Edwards.

This could easily backfire for Ron Paul, too.


24 posted on 01/01/2012 12:50:51 AM PST by Tredegar (Huntsman 2012 - Qualifications, Experience and Expertise, MATTER)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Gee, I wonder if there were any Freepers among them?

I won't refer to anyone's screen name who posts here and supports this certifiable loon, but there are some who for whatever reason (beats me, as I thought we were Conservative here?) have fallen for his "Populist/Isolationist/Libertarian" BS, while ignoring his "Truther/Anti-Israel/Islamic Jihadist-appeasing" philosophy.

25 posted on 01/01/2012 2:13:42 AM PST by Conservative Vermont Vet (l)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

"Did I say send in the clowns?"

26 posted on 01/01/2012 2:26:04 AM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Young Ron Paul supporters descend on Iowa.....

transgender1

Oops, sorry, I thought it was Ru Paul, but this (he/she/whatever) "person" does look like someone who would support a Ron Paul or other Liberal candidate. lol

27 posted on 01/01/2012 2:34:22 AM PST by Conservative Vermont Vet (l)
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To: 2CAVTrooper
“Members of the group confirmed that they were told by the campaign they would have to sign agreements that would bar them from talking to reporters....” So what is the campaign trying to hide?

They all appear to be related as they all carry the Looney-Tunes gene.

28 posted on 01/01/2012 3:15:48 AM PST by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Nice to see younger voters supporting someone other than Obama, this time around.


29 posted on 01/01/2012 5:22:07 AM PST by NoCurrentFreeperByThatName
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To: NoCurrentFreeperByThatName
Nice to see younger voters supporting someone other than Obama, this time around.

But only as long as Cut and Run keeps them in dope. If he runs out so will they.
30 posted on 01/01/2012 5:35:24 AM PST by John D
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To: fatima

“I imagine your black.”

I imagine you’re wrong. (Notice the improved spelling vs. your kind post.)

Ta ta


31 posted on 01/01/2012 8:48:16 PM PST by Rembrandt (.. AND the donkey you rode in on.)
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To: bigbob; All
11 posted on Saturday, December 31, 2011 11:35:56 PM by bigbob: “They just don’t want these kids saying stupid stuff to the media. After all, that’s the candidates job.”

LOL... so true! Ron Paul doesn't need young kids to say stuff; they might actually make more sense than the candidate in defending the Paulista campaign.

In fairness to Ron Paul, however, this isn't that unusual. I routinely deal with paid staff members of elected officials or candidates who are not authorized to speak on the record to reporters. In small towns where most people in public life know each other, that turns into, “OK, Darrell, here's the answer to your question and here's the phone number of the person in Washington (or the district office) who can tell you that officially.” An out-of-town reporter who isn't known to honor off-the-record commitments would get a “Sorry, I can't talk to you, here's the number of the media coordinator” and the same would be expected from a new staffer who doesn't know the local media.

32 posted on 01/02/2012 9:28:07 PM PST by darrellmaurina
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