Skip to comments.Lt. Col. Allen West at the 2010 Bike Week Freedom Rally
Posted on 03/04/2010 9:42:38 AM PST by Rafterman
Heck, I didn’t know he was here! I live in St Augustine, and we are up to our eyeballs in bikes right about now...
As long as he is not attending one of these opportunist groups that have popped up.
There are too many carpet baggers in florida looking to take the name “freedom rally” in the name of making a dollar.
A lot of people didn’t know he was here... without going into any specifics, let’s just say the event was not well-publicized and turnout was rather light.
The Volusia County 9-12 Project has been around for a while - the event organizer, Rhonda Welsch, did a pretty good job putting things together, but the publicity seemed to be a little lacking, IMHO.
That’s too bad. I’ve never heard him speak and I would have liked to do so. Most of the local press is very left leaning, however, and a number of our local papers (even in small towns) are “New York Times papers.”
The “Freedom Rally” is in Tallahassee every year during the legislative session. It involves a rally at the Capitol steps and ride to the steps. It has never been during bikeweek.
Something is not right here.
IF YOU DID NOT KNOW ABOUT THIS FREEDOM RALLY IN DELAND, FL ON FEB. 27 & 28 WITH ALLEN WEST (District 22) AND DAN FANELLI (District 8), YOU NEED TO VISIT OUR FLORIDA FREE REPUBLIC BOARD! THE EVENT AND OTHER EVENTS IN FLORIDA ARE POSTED THERE OFTEN!
Thanks for starting this great thread, Rafterman! Pinging others who will want read and listen.
I agree, but I thought it was only a candidate’s forum and not a TEA Party or freedom rally. I think if the bikers knew that, there would have been a ton of them there. Col. West’s speech was FANTASTIC. We need to get this man elected!
There is a woman going around trying to portray herself as a tea party biker type. (failed biker magazine, sought the collaboration from the local state motorcyclists, etc)
She rented teh warehouse across the way from the volusa country fairgrounds. Could not find her under any corporation in FL except for two inactive corporations from 2001 and 2002.
I am hoping this is not that carpet bagger.
not if it was a local carpet bagger looking to profit from the movement. The word was out to stay away from that woman.
It was great to see you at the Freedom Rally! And I certainly agree we need to get Allen elected! We Florida patriots will elect Marco Rubio to the US Senate and I hope all of the following candidates to the US House!
Dan Fanelli - FL District 8
Eric Forcade - FL District 10
Ed Lynch - FL District 19
Robert Lowrey - FL District 20
Allen West - FL District 22
It was a LOT lacking. But, we had a great time and I thoroughly enjoyed talking with Lt. Col. West. Quite a gentleman and one of my heroes!
James and I sure did have a great time! We always find ourselves in the best of compny!
Thanks for posting the pictures, Bushbacker! I have some to post too but have to have help from my friends until I learn how to post pictures on FR!
Dan is the man to beat Grayson! I hope Freepers who live in FL District 8 will check out Dan's web site and see why many of my friends and I are supporting Dan Fanelli.
I hope Freepers outside District 8 will consider giving Dan support through donations. In other words, if you can't vote for Dan you can vote with a donation! Dan's the man to send Grayson home where he belongs! Please help spread the word about Dan Fanelli in District 8 and remember that any size donation is greatly apprediated!
Please check our FR Florida Forum often for Florida events that you might be able to attend to get to see and hear many of our Florida candidates speak. Also, if you hear about events coming up, please post the information on our FR FL Forum. Thanks!
Something is not right here.”
I sure did not know about the “Freedom Rally” that is held in Tallahassee every year during the legislative session with a rally at the Capitol. Please be sure to post info about it on our FR FL Forum so folks will know about it.
Since the “Tea Party Movement” has generated so many patriot gathering events, the name “Freedom” is used often. The rally in Deland on 2/27 & 2/28 at the Volusia County Fairgrounds was called “Freedom Rally For America”. My hubby and I went over from St. Pete to Orlando on the 26th to Freep Barney Frank and Grayson Friday evening, then went on to Deland to attend the rally. We wanted to see Allen West and Dan Fanelli again and joined other Freeper friends for the weekend. The “Bike Week” in Deland started on Sunday 2/28. That is why Bike Week was mentioned as it was just starting there in Volusia County.
Please keep us posted on any events in Florida that you hear about and I hope other Florida Freepers will do the same. We need to meet and hear the candidates running throughout Florida and give them our support against the Socialists! Let's make Florida a solid constitutional conservative state!
There must be more publicity about these candidates and where they’re speaking. Does the Tea Party movement have any way for that to be done? Perhaps, Fox News or PJTV could be notified so candidates like Col. West could be highlighted.
Allen West has been on FOX and we were delighted that he also got to speak at CPAC which gave him more exposure. We are sure us Floridians will sent Allen to Congress in place of Ron Klein from FL District 22.
Dan Fanelli from FL District 8 still has to face other candidates in the Republican Primary in August. Through our vetting, my friends and I believe Dan Fanelli is the candidate to support in any way we can. Hubby and I can not vote for Dan or Allen from our district 10, but we sure are doing everything we can to get them elected!
So we are supporting the candidates listed in my post #16 and the next “Special Election” coming up is April 13th for Ed Lynch from FL District 19. This election will make national coverage as it is a “special election” for Wexler’s vacated seat.
You are right that good constitutional conservative candidates across the country need our support in any way we can. Through spreading the word about them and making donations to their campaigns.
I will add that another good reason to vote for Allen West and Dan Fanelli is that they are Veterans! :)
The HOME page of FR has a list of media links. And Kristinn knows where to put media alerts that the news organizations can look at. Of course to get the best results will cost some $$$$
Whoo Hoo! GREAT pictures!! Thanks for posting them.
Check your email. Sent you a note.:)
Hope you all start getting some Spring weather soon! If hubby and I make it up to DC for April 15th we need you to order some weather without those “white pearly dewdrops”! We will come prepared with our thermals! :)
Will do! Have a large stack to go through.
You’re right about that. My understanding is that the officially registered “Florida Tea Party” is a plant started by a lifelong Dem lawyer and that is also has a connection to Doug Gueztloe (sp?). Liked their logo, though!
If I’m not mistaken, the press release notice is free but then the media has to search for it. The one that is sent out to the media costs money.
The candidates also should be alerting the media but as biased as they are, they’ll ignore our good candidates no matter how much notice is put out.
Today is still chilly but Saturday will be in the low 50s. Hopefully a lot of melting will happen.
Hope the melting of snow is slow to avoid flooding. Glad it will soon be Spring!
FYI: Mon eve March 22.
Just got a phone call. West is coming to Plano
for a fundraiser April 22.
Will be getting more info soon.