Iowa, my grandmother, and more...
First, I want to thank all of the Ron Paul supporters in Iowa for showing up and voting in the straw poll. I believe the results were very good for the Paul campaign. Like many have said, we are polling around 2% in traditional land line polls around the country. The Ron Paul supporters showed up in Ames and gave Ron nearly 10% of the vote. This is a wonderful start. Remember that, this is a start. This campaign is just getting started and we have a long way to go. We have thousands more to persuade and convince that liberty, limited government, and freedom can still be saved for our nation.
Many of you may have heard about our scare yesterday, as my grandmother was admitted to a hospital in Iowa. A little update: she is doing well, resting comfortably in an Iowa hospital, and is very excited about returning home to Texas as soon as possible. We are very ready for her to get home too. This campaign trail has been long and hard, but the fight goes on.
Don't give up hope. Continue to wear your Ron Paul t-shirts, Ron Paul Choose Liberty bracelets, put your bumper sticker on your car - and tell EVERYONE you meet about how important it is to vote in this election. It may not be our last chance, but it certainly is our best current opportunity to preserve some of the ideas our founders built this nation on. The President's job is not to run our lives, our economy, and wage unconstitutional wars, and there is only one candidate who understands this.
A special thanks to all the Meet Up groups in Iowa and surrounding states who helped our campaign do so well at the Iowa Straw Poll yesterday. This election will be won by the people, not by the candidate who spends the most money to buy votes. Our movement, or revolution, revolves around a message - not a man.
Ron Paul's message has not changed for over 30 years as a public servant. For the first time, this message is being spread across the nation and people are excited. Young people, like myself, are amazed to see that there is a candidate who will stand up to the modern trend of more government, more taxes, and more intervention on our private lives.
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