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Ron Paul supporters energized, promise organization

http://iowaindependent.com/62621/paul-supporters-energized-p...

IOWA CITY — Because of his leadership position with the College Republicans, University of Iowa senior John Twillman won’t be endorsing a candidate. What he can say, as someone who has attended nearly every 2012 GOP event on campus, is U.S. Rep. Ron Paul has far exceeded the excitement generated by other candidates who have made appearances.

“As chairman of the College Republicans, I come out and support all of the candidates who are on or near campus. So, I came here tonight to both hear what Ron Paul had to say and support him,” Twillman said following Paul’s Friday night appearance at the Iowa Memorial Union when roughly 1,000 people set aside their homecoming festivities in order to hear what the Texas congressman had to say.

“There are many more young people at Ron Paul events all the time than there are at any other candidates’ events because he speaks to the young people.”

Although the same could be said about Paul’s support in 2008, which did not lead to caucus night victory, Twillmann added that he is seeing such energy translating into organization.

“I know they are going to be caucusing [in 2012]. I know this because we have several Paul supporters who are showing up at our meetings each week and many of them are interested not only in caucusing themselves, but in getting others to caucus, running polling places and getting literature out. So, I’m very confident that they will caucus on January 3,” he said.

“I think the Paul supporters — at least those I’ve seen — are much more passionate...

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this will be major desicion factor for R voters

For legions of undecided Republican loyalists a well organized highly energized ground game will be thee major deciding factor for which candidate gets their vote.

Recently I was talking about this with some active GOP Republicans - two of whom just relocated here from South Carolina. Not letting on that I'm a major donor to the Paul campaign - I began talking about how Obama won in 07-08. I pointed out how it was Clinton and Obama's 18-29 year olds who waged massive voter registration drives and traveled around knocking on doors, organizing, phone-banking, fund-raising, etc. Every other day for a month or so back in 2007, I had young Democrats on my porch and scouring my neighborhood in teams campaigning for their candidates. I said "I've lived here for 20 years and never once has a Republican campaign knocked on my door asking for my vote". The couple from SC proceeded to tell us that where they're from most Republicans will only consider primary election candidates who can raise funds and have a organized ground game. The gentleman then emphasized "I dare say half of Republican voters in SC cast their primary votes based solely on ground presence and fund raising ability - mostly ground presence, because a well organized ground game is a result of a well funded campaign. It's not just Republicans - Democrats are the same down there. Even in the general election where partisanship and the issues are more involved factors, the ground presence will be the deciding factor for 20-30 percent of voters." Popularity and "I voted for the winner" drives elections.

No sooner did I respond "So unless our candidate can capture some of Obama's youthful energy he's probably gonna whoop us again with his ground-game" when an elder lady in our group turned toward me, sideways in her chair, squinted her eyes and while pointing repeatedly at the ground with a very assertive tone in her voice said "Nooooo Republican candidate has ever captured the youth that way since Barry Goldwater in 1964. Young people today don't care about the country. They're not interested in conservative values. It's never going to happen."

Right there I seized the opportunity to tell them all, in short detail, about a certain Republican rock-star that I happened upon at the Values Voters Summit and how stunned I was by the number of young people. She said "I'll believe it when I see it".

great comment SFTS

Thanks SFTS.

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here is the link to help Paul

Volunteer from home http://phone.ronpaul2012.com/v/faq.php. For any other questions, please call Volunteer HQ at (703) 398-1316.

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good job brother in Liberty

I will post it on Twitter.

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Thanks for Posting I hope you see

teh one I posted about organizing for Ron Paul and the call centers. Nevada and more Call for Paul has info about calling from home etc...

We only need 30,000-35,000

We only need 30,000-35,000 votes in IA. Only 120,000 causused in 2008, if the 1000 that showed up at the U of Iowa show up, then we only need about 29,000 more from the rest of the state. Of course Paul also picked up 4,600 votes in Ames. I think it is not only doable, but likely that Paul gets to 25-30% of the vote. Unless the rest of the field really falls apart and everyone runs to just one candidate, then that may be enough to win.

as I remember Huckabee won Iowa with 42,000 votes 4 years ago

...doable!

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Yeah, and he had about 35% of

Yeah, and he had about 35% of the vote. I think this time, 25-30% might win.

I am thinking...

Sarah Palin endorsed Rand Paul in his KY Senate run so I am thinking perhaps we can get Sarah to endorse Ron Paul?
Does not hurt to try...

Palin endorsement would seal Ron Paul's victory in most states I think.

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Great Article

Make sure you read the entire article by using the link. There is a big portion of the article towards the end where supporters explain Ron Paul's positions with intelligence.

This could be the best

This could be the best newspaper article I have read so far.

one of the best for sure...

hope some main stream media outlets reprint/or link to it --
I am sending it to Drudge Report.

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