Ron Paul in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire

Just when you think we can't top the last event, Ron Paul fans do something even more fantastic...

Although there was no straw poll today at the Hillsborough County GOP BBQ, it was great to see the many Meetup members in attendance showing strong support for Ron including the darling Mr. and Mrs. Michael Nystrom...

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1077/1175196192_cb816fd72a.jp...

Before I tell you what else happened, rewind to last February of 2007 when I got an email from either Lou Moore or Jesse Benton, staffers for US Congressman Ron Paul. They wanted to know if I knew anyone who'd be interested in meeting Dr Paul?

Well of course! I said I knew about 200 people that would love to meet him and I would be happy to have a house party for him. He would be coming to speak at the closing of the Liberty Forum weekend in Concord, and would be available on Saturday. I was then turned over to Kent Snyder...and from there we started making our plans.

I knew that Kevin Roll, a friend in Pembroke, was going to invite us all over to his large home after the Liberty Forum's Saturday events at around 9 PM, so I asked him if I could hijack his home and turn it into a Ron Paul fundraiser instead. He was happy to let me do this.

I proceeded to get the word out and managed to work up a nice RSVP list of at least 180 people, got others to donate refreshments, and friends of Kevin's even cleaned the house for us that afternoon!

The party was a success and we raised quite a bit of money for Dr Paul. But most of all I think this show of support was what got him to finally declare formally that he would run for president. That announcement came on March 12, 2007.

Kevin is a pilot, with friends who are pilots. What a surprise we got when we stepped outside the Alpine Grove in Hollis this afternoon to see a small plane circling the area, towing a long red "Ron Paul for President" sign...

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1033/1174364753_cacb6c5f28.jp...

Thanks, Kevin! You made our day. I am getting emails from other event attendees who saw the plane and were duly impressed.

Photos courtesy of Lou Eastman, supporter and excellent photographer!



Trending on the Web

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

WE ACTUALLY GOT SOME GOOD PRESS...

from the Nashua Telegraph...

http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20...

I sent a note of thanks to the reporter, unfortunately I haven't seen any news of RP's overwhelming vicotry at the straw poll, if Mitt (flipper) Romney had won it would be front page news...

Mark

Bloomberg Radio

Ron's interview was just on Bloomberg Radio right now -- this is a prerecorded piece the reporter did at the BBQ on the 19th.. perhaps it will be in the archive.

The reporter commented on the fantastic support as well, said people were wearing shirts, etc.

He also noted the PLANE up above...and marveled at it...

This was an excellent interview the subject of which probably someone like Mike N would understand! The reporter today told me he heard it and was impressed.

Jane Aitken, 35-Year Veteran Teacher
Ron Paul 2008 Consultant
GOP Woman of the Year 2009
Founder NH Tea Party Coalition (NOT AFFILIATED WITH ANY FAKE 2009 GROUP)
Founder USPEINetwork @ Yahoo (Nat'l Edu Activism Group)
Board Coalition of NH Taxpayers

Wow

i love that picture of the airplane. That is huge. I hope they keep it handy all fall!

Manchester September 16th

Another straw poll and you will see the plane once again.
I guess the Bloomberg person did the interview at the Hollis BBQ on the 19th...

Jane Aitken, 35-Year Veteran Teacher
Ron Paul 2008 Consultant
GOP Woman of the Year 2009
Founder NH Tea Party Coalition (NOT AFFILIATED WITH ANY FAKE 2009 GROUP)
Founder USPEINetwork @ Yahoo (Nat'l Edu Activism Group)
Board Coalition of NH Taxpayers

thats awesome

looks like Ron Paul put a good dent into New Hampshire which is great, it will pump you guys up to campaign to the max and win the caucus. ron paul says he thinks he can win in New Hampshire, and i think he can too. my wife went to massachussetts where i originally come from last week and saw some Ron Paul signs on peoples lawns and no other candidates signs. i'm working on getting people to do that here in Iowa. we need to get those ron paul signs out there first to get those undecideds attention to look him up. glad you had a good time wish i was there.

....And a lot of undecideds

First, thank you for keeping the "push" going in Iowa. As for undecideds, I think there are a ton of them as I hear few people I talk with stuck on a candidate. Let's go round 'em up.

Bob W., Naples, FL

Bob W., Naples, FL

Sure!

This is why I am so devoted to my 'boothing' project. People will pick up all the literature, not just one candidate, if you are at the generic GOP booth.

Just today people were coming in off the street because they saw the windows lined up with RP signs..and wanted to see him and meet him.

Jane Aitken, 35-Year Veteran Teacher
Ron Paul 2008 Consultant
GOP Woman of the Year 2009
Founder NH Tea Party Coalition (NOT AFFILIATED WITH ANY FAKE 2009 GROUP)
Founder USPEINetwork @ Yahoo (Nat'l Edu Activism Group)
Board Coalition of NH Taxpayers