Skip to comments.Young Ron Paul volunteers descend on Iowa
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....
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Lord have mercy.
If the voting age were lowered to 12 , Paul would have a real chance.
The hippies of the right.....hat tip to Ayn
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.
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.
"Did I say send in the clowns?"
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
They all appear to be related as they all carry the Looney-Tunes gene.
Nice to see younger voters supporting someone other than Obama, this time around.
“I imagine your black.”
I imagine you’re wrong. (Notice the improved spelling vs. your kind post.)
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.
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