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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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Once again you live up to

Once again you live up to your name! :D

Remember that this is Kalifornia...

Kalifornia is also infested with Fascists and Socialist/Communists...they have been invading the rest of the western states for decades.

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People are only open minded

People are only open minded when it agrees with their ideology



This is more than a victory, it's a super victory. I'm sure it was frustrating at the time, but this is great.

"People should not be afraid of their governments; governments should be afraid of their people." - V for Vendetta

Not so much of a fought

Not so much of a fought victory, but more of a surrender or even an opponent who ran from the battle.

I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
Thomas Jefferson, 1791

We won again

I guess that means we won again. lol

Guys [and girls] please don't forget these straw polls are to raise money for the local Republicans. That is not a bad thing, just that we NEED to show support for them so they will support us in the end.

For the most part, they are enjoying the mark we are making. What they don't realize is that not all of us will go away after this election. Give us another small government pro constitution candidate and we will be there AGAIN.

I mean, the republicans are SUPPOSE to be small government people aren't they.

These kniving bastages they

These kniving bastages they will do or say anything. So it's not fair if no one shows up for the other candidates...Sigh! That's what a poll is for to see who will actually show up and vote!

These people are all a bunch of lying thieving back room criminals. Should ask for your money back. You can bet they will try and rig the primaries this is just the beginning. They think they own the party, when the people do. If new people want to join and enough do to change the party then it's just too bad but these crooks will resort to dirty and even illegal tactics to hold on to their power and influence.

If ever a time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin. Samuel Adams

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Y'all "west coast meet-ups" are inspiring

I am always impressed with how
active the S.F. meet-ups are in local
politics, very commendable.

This definately sounds like SF to me

I work pretty close to SF and this sounds just like it could happen there... make me mighty darn proud.

Fair Voting

It's very important that the vote counting system be honest and monitored for the primaries. Stalin said it's not the voters who determine the outcome of an election, it's those who count the votes.

Never a dull moment.....

(I'am telling ya!!,) "these Ron Paul spammers are always messy everything up".

"Observe the masses,and do the opposite."

"Observe the masses,and do the opposite."

Is this for real?

This is getting ridiculous.

If you ask me Ron Paul is the clear front runner and it looks like they will resort to cheating if they have to.

The mainstream media is dead.

This is amazing...

Virginia.... is overwhelemed... Fl.. is overwhelmed.. Ga.. is overwhelmed..

SAN FRAN CISCO IS OVERWHELMED... My god.. we ARE everywhere..

Who is gonna vote??? the folks so UNDER WHELMED by the current crop of candidatess that they don't even show up for the traditional straw polling??

I don't think so... BUT I KNOW.. every one of Dr. Paul's supporters are going to vote... AND TAKIN EVERYONE THEY KNOW WITH THEM!!!


This was great to hear.. I hope you post the vid when its ready!!

Thank you!! you made my night!!!

OH, YEAH!!!! Can't wait to

OH, YEAH!!!! Can't wait to see the vid.

She might as well have said

She might as well have said "The guy we want to win isn't going to, so we are going to cancel the vote and declare victory for our guy." What a load of bullshit.

I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
Thomas Jefferson, 1791

I agree, that is a load of

I agree, that is a load of bull.


These people are sad.