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Do huge crowds mean Critical Mass?

Campaign Rallies Attendance (Per DailyPaul.com site):

February 16th
1,000+ with 800 turned away - Vancouver, WA
http://www.dailypaul.com/214555/seattles-q13-fox-report-on-p...

February 17th
1,350 Roper Auditorium - Twin Falls, Idaho
http://www.dailypaul.com/214478/ron-paul-attracts-more-than-...
2,000 University of Idaho - Moscow, Idaho
http://www.dailypaul.com/214842/ron-paul-draws-more-than-200...
2,000-3,000 SeaTac - Seattle, Washington
http://www.dailypaul.com/214868/ron-paul-greeted-by-more-tha...
1500+ Richland, WA

February 18th
3,000 Century Link Arena- Boise Idaho
http://www.dailypaul.com/214972/just-got-back-from-the-ron-p...
3,000 Union Station, Kansas City
http://www.dailypaul.com/214995/kansas-city-rally

With growing crowds numbering in the thousands in Idaho, Washington State, and now Kansas it will be impossible to continue to claim that Dr. Paul is a fringe candidate that cannot win.

The possible vote fraud that occurred in Maine and other states is also more difficult to deny.

The fuse has been lit and the revolution is unstoppable.



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Critical Mass is achieved through leveraged support, ie

It's Critical Mass INSIDE THE GOP that Ron Paul needs.

Sign waivers/screamers are great for pictures/morale, but matter little if they do not become chairmen, delegates, and party volunteers.

Santorum and Newt are broke compared to Paul, yet look at what they can do with GOP insiders.

Ron Paul needs people INSIDE the GOP to counter this--and all you have to do is volunteer and get active at your local GOP.

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It's not quite critical mass

It's not quite critical mass yet, once people in the rest of the country see these crowds it could get there.

What it does show is that the media campaign against Ron Paul has utterly and completely failed in slowing him down. NOT A DENT. GOP pundits are now bashing their own candidates for not being Ron Paul if you read between the lines. Everything points to disarray in their ranks. Ron just needs to keep on the pressure.

When is the next debate?

They will need more money..

To continue to be able to rent out places with this kind of capacity!

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rolling!

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9/11 Truth.

Did you ever notice

how youtube videos will have many more views than likes? For example this video has 6,200,000 views but only 7,400 likes.

RON PAUL AD - "Awesome!"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_gKOCb4QBA

I think the people who take the time to show up for these events are similar to those who take the time to like a video. Which would mean there are far more supporters out there than those who show for events.

"The world is a dynamic mess of jiggling things, if you look at it right." - Richard Feynman

Legalize Ron Paul!

Not just medicinal Ron Paul either.

I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: "O Lord make my enemies ridiculous." And God granted it.
Voltaire

Just a critique. Yes, its

Just a critique. Yes, its great that we're all turning out to these things, but they're probably jam packed w/ existing supporters. I doubt many people are being converted.

So he needs to stop spending the entire time preaching the message to the choir, and motivate the troops to take action. Give us marching orders! Spend 5 minutes explaining what we should be focusing on, be it the phone from home, or precint walking or tabling or whatever. He's got 3000 captive supporters that he can inspire to get off their butts and do more to save our republic.

Close the sale!

I'd really like to see him say "And if you like what you hear, I need you to help get the message to people who aren't here and I NEED YOUR VOTES". I agree that many in those crowds are ready to help, and the call to action could be more clear.

I'd love to hear him end every stump speech asking the folks to tell some people who aren't there what they missed, ask them to bring folks with them to the caucus or primary, and ask them for their vote.

We ARE the leaders

Convert people by:

Canvassing RP brochures to your neighbors
Posting a RP sign in your front yard
Putting RP on your car
Setting up a Youtube account, recording a video of why you are supporting RP and emailing to your email list
Sending RP brochures to nearing primaries/caucuses
Phoning people from home
Slapping RP stickers on legal places in your city
Giving your neighbor a freshly-baked cookies with a RP DVD
Waving your RP sign with your local MeetUp group
Setting up a local MeetUp group and leading them to action

Dr. Paul is a leader of freedom and voluntary action.

He will never be a dictator.

Since we are the choir, we must organize and revolutionize.

When Kelly Clarkson, Michelle Branch, Vince Vaughn, and Prodigy give them public support of RP we can BE CONFIDENT that the mass appeal is there.

The problem is that most folks get their "research" from the "time wasting machine" (TV).

Be the boss of your community.

Represent the leader advocate of liberty in the world, Dr. Ron Paul.

Be courageous. Be tenancious. Be Ron Paul.

"We didn't inherit the earth from our parents. We are borrowing it from our children." -Billionaire Mentor

we're working on that, blackbird12

The response cards from Vancouver indicated a smattering of undecideds (at least among those collected as the event was starting up, heheh) but yes, we want lots more to hear the message too.

Attendees were instructed as to how to help.

The cards will be used to contact supporters.

So, most of what you are concerned about is already happening in the WA effort. I trust other soon-voting states are being handled similarly.

If you or anyone else needs direction, my suggestion is to just contact the nearest soon-voting state coordinator and offer your services. There are always phone calls to be made via ronpaul2012.com. There's no reason to sit idle!

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Agreed!

I second that motion! GOTV! Paul loyalist will listen! Just five minutes at every rally PLEASE!

To arms! To arms! The Redcoats are coming!

There is nothing the GOP establishment and MSM cannot...

spin. However, I think we can think Charlie Webster and the Mitt Romney campaign for their arrogance and blatant cheating for creating critical mass. National polls show Romney is retreating from his ceiling of about 33% and his campaign has been built entirely on his "electability". Santorum has alienated so many people over the last two weeks, as many potential voters are looking for the "anti-Santorum" as the "anti-Romney". That just happens to be Ron Paul

1500 + in Richland, Wa, Friday 2/17

Don't forget this one! My brother came late and was told that the Fire Marshall was not letting anyone else in. So, that's at least 1501, ;).

Galen

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Bump!

This question has been coming up a lot today

Yes, we are getting great turn outs. The campaign has been giving 48-72 hours notice for these events in Washington, Idaho and N. Dakota. We have been posting them on the front page of daily paul too.

Prior to this, most events were only publicized by the campaign within 24 hours or less. The ones that got more notice had bigger turn outs like this. Realistically this has a lot to do with just publicizing the events more and giving people a couple days to plan for it. I think the campaign was trying to limit some events in the past to prevent them from being total fan fests and gear them more toward undecided voters, but now they are organizing things a bit differently

another huge question,

can success in washington, oregon, idaho lead to success in CALIFORNIA? How many delegates does Cali send to Tampa?

172

I saw a speech from Gavin Newsom that made we me want to barf.

Thank the Lord for the courage of Dr. Paul to persist.

He has helped to awaken the monster (aka The American People).

The American Revolution began from dissent of 3% of the colonists.

We only need to gain a few more supporters until it snowballs and brings the house of cards down.

CA is RP territory.

I'm going RP waving with our RP Meetup group on Monday on a pedestrian only bridge over one of the busiest freeways in CA.

We all can't do everything, but we all can do something.

I love RP!

"We didn't inherit the earth from our parents. We are borrowing it from our children." -Billionaire Mentor

Im in Oregon and its gonna be a slog for RP!

there are so many here that love his message but so many Republican die hards that are not ready to embrace....
I will do my best to make sure the R3VOLUTION is upon us here!

California - 172 Delegates

California - 172 Delegates

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Yes, they do.. You are not

Yes, they do.. You are not hallucinating.. Ron Paul is winning, and Santorum and Romney do not have people showing up.

Paul has the support.. they media wants us to think he doesn't.

I love the term Critical Mass

look at Ron's numbers against mitt and you can see the trend is reaching Critical Mass.
http://www.dailypaul.com/207797/ron-paul-vs-mitt-romney-head...

Good Post! Bump!

Good Post! Bump!

Hearing good things from the ground in GA of all places too! MSM calling GA Newt territory. LoL Newt has territory? SC was at the least a fluke. At the most a pure SCAM. Anyways keep up the good positive spirit. The revolution is happening right in front of us all!

Donate!
Delegate!
GOTV!

To arms! To arms! The Redcoats are coming!

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hope so!!!