Inspire Celebs for Ron Paul: Rd 1-Comedian D.L. Hughley=Was Total Success+Submitted by TravisM3 on Sat, 07/30/2011 - 15:02
Wow!!! What a night to remember!
Why do this? Celebs have a voice in the mainstream and affecting them positively is key to expanding RP's message.
Why D.L. Hughely? Well he was on Bill Maher's show when Bill had Ron Paul on his show for the first time. D.L. also had Ron on his CNN show "D.L. Hughley Breaks the News" in '09 (http://youtu.be/zkVUiaj4C24)so he is active in the political landscape today. He treated RP with respect and you could tell he dug his message.
So I took off work and promoted a meetup to support his comedic routine at the Irvine, CA Improv. We had four of us there sitting in the front row with myself and another (Andrea R.) wearing RP shirts and I got a Ron Paul sign 6inx9in printed out that said Ron Paul 2012 in blue (www.RonPaulDesigns.com style) to put on our table facing the stage for him to see, all done in good taste and not to take away from his show.
I went and picked up RP's Revolution, End the Fed and Liberty Defined and wrapped it really nicely for him with a thank you card telling my story of why him, why Ron Paul and for him to learn the FULL story of him and his ideas. It was a packed house and he was very involved with the crowd and us. The woman next to me who knew D.L. saw the gift and said to give it two him while he was on stage--she gave the cue when to do it. D.L. was blown away!!!! He opened the card on stage and later opened the package. Show ended and security quickly came to us inviting US backstage to meet D.L. and talk more!
We ended up talking for about an hour on the couch about Ron Paul, politics today and why RP 2012 and so on. He was impressed with us all being active. It was so amazing!! Afterwards he gave me his cell number too! He said he would go on record and say "I like Ron Paul".
This is just the beginning! We gotta band together and get active with high profile peeps and is a great way to keep meetups fresh, creative and really leaves an impression on the person you are targeting! Thanks for reading!
Our photo with D.L. backstage:
PS: I called the Improv and did my research on how to make it all happen, with the gifts, signs and how to meet him to deliver the gift and so on. So be respectful in your approach-we want to take the high road on all activity.