Update from Ronnie Paul visit to Honolulu, HawaiiSubmitted by IngotNews.com on Sun, 03/11/2012 - 06:08
Hey everyone, so Ronnie Paul (Ron Paul's oldest son) spoke today to a full room at an event hosted by a hotel in Waikiki. Campaign manager, John Tate, was also there and they both spoke, as well as took (MANY) questions. I have seen Ron Paul speak several times before, and I was very impressed by today. Ronnie Paul gave a very enthusiastic talk about the message and was really on top of his game. Also in attendance at the event was Hawaii State Senator Sam Slom (R) and the chairman of the Hawaii GOP David Chang. David Chang mentioned how the caucus is open to all residents of Hawaii, and how Ron Paul was the only candidate to have poll watchers for all 42 precincts (huge applause after this remark by the way) so the vote (which will be all paper ballot) should be fair.
A couple other notable things I heard today were that John Tate said that Ron Paul is likely to pick up 30-40 of the delegates in Virginia, and that they will be picked at the state convention. I was not aware of this, so this was great news to hear. Tate also mentioned that we are likely to get AT LEAST 12/14 (maybe even all 14) delegates in Clark County, Nevada.
I left the event feeling much more optimistic of our chances. Obviously, we are still a long shot - but we can do this. We picked up our first popular vote win today in The Virgin Islands, to go along with all the states we have delegate wins in. I would say that Romney is probably the "favorite" to win Hawaii, but I have seen absolutely no sign of the Romney campaign in Hawaii (no signs, no support, no mention), but there is plenty of Paul support. We plastered the University of Hawaii campus with posters after the event today, so hopefully we can get a good turnout for the caucus on Tuesday. The Hawaii caucus will be a proportional delegate selection. Oh, and I have seen the Ron Paul ad on tv a couple times, even on ESPN, so his presence is being felt over here in Hawaii!!
Ron Paul 2012!!!
Here is an image of Ronnie Paul from the event: http://i.imgur.com/SU5iK.jpg