Ron Paul in Hillsborough County, New HampshireSubmitted by Jane Aitken on Sun, 08/19/2007 - 21:07
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...
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...
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!