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SF Straw Poll Cancelled - too many Ron Paul supporters

The San Francisco Straw Poll was canceled tonight because there were too many Ron Paul supports. I arrived at 7:00 for dinner, speeches by representatives of each candidate and then a straw poll.

Unfortunately, at around 9:45pm when the straw poll was about to take place, Gail Neira of the SF Republican Alliance, announced that she was cancelling the straw poll because it was unfair. She was referring to the approximately 40 Ron Paul supports that were standing in the back of the room with Ron Paul signs. She went on to say that she was overwhelmed by the number of Ron Paul supports that showed up, but by that time the crowd was in an uproar.

I was outraged and so was everyone else. It was very difficult to hold back the emotions and remain calm. I can only imagine what will happen in the primaries, when too many Ron Paul supporters show up. Will they just cancel the elections?

To be accurate, the dinner was $33 and Gail allowed people who didn't want to eat or couldn't make it in time for dinner to pay $5 to participate in the straw poll later in the evening. This wasn't really the issue, since most of the people that showed up would have paid the $33 and said so, when she used money as an excuse.

The event was caught on film and there will be a YouTube video soon. It's great to be a part of the Ron Paul R[EVOL]UTION.

Clarification: Sorry, someone else took the video and said they would post it to YouTube. I don't have the video.

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I agree

She didn't want Ron Paul to win. That is the reason she canceled the thing. She should be ashamed of what she did. Of course she is going to try to frame it to make her look as little bad as possible.

Given that, yes, tell her, but also listen and get her to understand why she is wrong, but not a bad person. She can come around.

Perhaps her conscience will turn her.

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Explain to censor a republican who won his congressional seat 10 TIMES in Texas (10 terms!) is insanity.

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multiple videos and eye witness accounts.
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  • I want my damn country back !

    This is ridiculous , this system is so saturated with corruption is hard to comprehend .

    SF VIDEO

    http://www.lewrockwell.com/blog/lewrw/archives/017454.html

    Here are the videos from the cancellation in SF.

    I love the Holiday outfit and th fishbowl

    I wonder if that fishbowl she's clutching was going to be where the votes were going to be dropped in. With a bow and everthing. She's a very bad Santa.

    I LOVE it....

    This needs to get out there and QUICK.

    I especially like the old guy at the end if the video when he says that "you loaded the dice" ......and it still didn't work.

    I take it that this event was supposed to be a Fred Thompson coronation and instead turned into a Ron Paul Blitz.

    Ron Paul, Educating America

    Email Jack Cafferty

    That's exactly what I'm about to do. This is unconscionable. That woman should be forced to resign her position for pulling a ridiculous stunt like this.

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    It's on there now!

    bump

    bumpety bump bump bump

    **the soul would have no rainbow if the eyes had no tears**

    and the award goes

    to billyjack for the most creative bump! :)

    My email to the SF GOP

    Hi,

    I just wanted to send you a quick note to thank you for cancelling the straw poll due to 'too many Ron Paul supporters'. Us Ron Paul supporters couldn't dream up the kind of publicity. (Well, maybe we could.)

    The GOP seems to be missing this golden opportunity to once again become the 'Grand Ol' Party'. Ron Paul supporters are flocking to your party. We want what Republicans really do stand for: smaller government and less regulation. Why in the world the GOP would turn away the diverse and energetic Ron Paul supporters? Afraid of losing control I suppose.

    At any rate, you have not stifled us in any way, only made us stronger.

    Sincerely,

    J

    That was good! This isn't the land of the free anymore

    when the Republican Party wants to CONTROL the straw polls - if it doesn't go their way... cancel. What a disgrace.

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    Nice

    More people should send emails...

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    Sent a letter to the SF Chronicle staff

    Hello trusted Chronicle staff,

    You should report on this: the San Francisco GOP planned a straw poll for last night. $33 for dinner and a vote, $5 just to vote. So when they get to the voting part, the lady running the occasion, Gail Neira of the SF Republican Alliance, goes ahead and CANCELS the vote because there are too many Ron Paul supporters for her liking! I am a registered Republican here in Oakland and, to me, this is an utter disgrace and very telling. Democracy in action, huh? So anyway, I think this is a legit story. You’ll likely see it go somewhere big on the Net, and I think you guys should hop on it.

    Here is a link to a first hand account:

    http://dailypaul.com/node/11180

    Here is a link to the youtube video of the post-announcement uproar and discussion:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_GADQv3vKs

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    thanks

    this is friggen funny

    That is sheer "GREATNESS!"

    :-)

    Digg this too!

    I just put Lew's article on Digg

    **the soul would have no rainbow if the eyes had no tears**

    Email Jack Cafferty!

    He's one that we know speaks his mind on shenanigans like this!
    http://www.cnn.com/feedback/forms/form5t.html

    Wow.

    Well that's definitely rather discouraging. I'd say go to the ballot box on primary day dressed neuturally, lol.

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    Get out the shovels!

    Thank you. I just dugg it.....it only has 5 Diggs so let's try to keep this post active on front page.

    **the soul would have no rainbow if the eyes had no tears**

    We need to be able to Digg this.

    Will someone who was there put this on Digg please?

    **the soul would have no rainbow if the eyes had no tears**

    They've just shot themselves in the foot

    Someone who was there needs to get a press release out on this ASAP. Which is better story -- "Ron Paul wins yet another straw poll" or "Straw poll canceled because too many Ron Paul supporters showed up"?

    This line is priceless: "I can only imagine what will happen in the primaries, when too many Ron Paul supporters show up. Will they just cancel the elections?" It needs as much exposure as possible.

    The more they push

    The more they push, the stronger we get.
    They are beginning to flinch and it's showing BIG TIME with all the scandals and lies.

    Denying NAFTA highways, threatening war with IRAN even though they don't have nukes, canceling elections, etc.

    They can run but they can't hide. The Revolution's coming....

    Yep - stand your ground folks, chins up and keep moving

    forward. This (as sad and annoying as it was) could be a good thing. I hope it gets lots of press in the SF area!

    Nice work for all of you (too many) Ron Paul supporters.

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