Nice story @ Ron Paul in Dover, NHSubmitted by Live_Free_Or_Die on Sat, 03/26/2011 - 14:39
I attended the Lincoln-Reagan dinner last night in Dover. I was chatting with Jesse Benton during the VIP cocktail hour about the children of the r3VOLution.
I was telling him about my 8YO daughter's Presidential history report, and how she wished she could have done one on Ron Paul, but she had to settle for Calvin Coolidge. I explained how she enlightened her class about Coolidge's principles and the role of a president- not trying to run people's lives, etc... He said that Dr. Paul would get a kick out of that, and I told him it was in my car.
It was just about time to leave the VIP area and go to our table, but Jesse said he would go and get it to show Dr. Paul. I thought he was joking, but nope. What a kind man, he not only retrieved it from my car and brought it right to Dr. Paul, but he even brought it back to my car!
Dr. Paul did indeed get a kick out of it, and was impressed she was only 8. He looked it over, and seeing no grade on it (I briefly explained they don't give them for presentations)he whipped out his own pen and gave her a grade: A+, ha ha!
She is too excited for words, and will bring it back to class to show her grade. ;) Thank you Jesse and Congressman Paul!
I managed to get the last bit of this on video (dark & shaky, sorry! I didn't want to be rude & shove the camera between us) where he is looking for a grade, and then signs it.
Earlier, at the photo taking event, he signed my son's Manifesto. My son is very happy with that, too.
The Dover GOP put on a very nice event, and the food was not only edible, it was great! I have more video of presenters, Ron Paul's speech, people shouting "Run, Ron, Run!" as he left. Other people have better video of the event, though.
It was a great time, and his speech was different than his usual speech to the college/younger crowds- I'm sure you've all seen it already on the 'tubes. I hope the GOP members, and especially the head of the party here, Jack Kimball, were listening really closely.