I'm A Ron Paul Republican Too!Submitted by The Granger on Wed, 03/14/2012 - 20:53
Being Arbor month, several nurseries are offering $10 off a bare root fruit trees today. So I made the rounds looking for the perfect tree, and wound up at a popular nursery. There I was looking over the selection, and I noticed a very tall man...he too was looking over the trees. He struck up a conversation with me.
"What kind of tree you looking for?" he asked. "Well, I don't know" I said, "I was thinking about getting a prune tree being my flowering plum does so well."
"Where about do you live?" he asked. " Well, I'm on the coast and get that salt water air stream. The neighbors apples don't produce very good fruit. The apples get brown spots and I don't think it gets hot enough for apples." I said.
"Oh" he says, "I live inland about a mile and half and have a pretty big orchard, several apples, peaces, pears, plums... geez, I must have about 40 trees, and they all produce great fruit." "Wow" I say, "Do you work here?"
"Oh no no," he says, "I'm retired so now I just play in my garden, raise a few sheep." We talked about people we knew. He said he grew up on the coast and his name was John.
He picked his tree, and I picked mine, went inside to make our purchases. We had to sign a book to get the $10 discount. I signed after him and so I saw his last name. Around here, he's a famous man who comes from a very famous family.
So we both head out to our trucks, and I said to him, "Hey John, in the June election I'm going to be on the ballot for Republican Central Committee. I'd appreciate your vote."
I didn't know if he was a Republican, but sure enough.. He puts his arms on his truck and he says, "Well, I don't know. I can't say I really like that Romney guy, and Santorum doesn't seem to know what the Republic is, so I'm having a hard time with my party this election."
I asked, "Have you heard of Ron Paul?"
"Yeah!, he says, "I like that Ron Paul, gawd, I wish he had a chance, it just gets me that they never talk about him, but I like Ron Paul a lot."
So I told him, "I'm a Ron Paul Republican."
"A Ron Paul Republican?" he asks. "Do you really think he has a chance?"
"Yes, sir!" I said, "you bet. I haven't missed an RCC meeting and I'm far from alone in people who are becoming delegates so we can nominate Ron Paul."
"Well, that's the best news I've heard!" he says, "I sure hope you are right. That really makes my day! Ron Paul Republican. I guess that's what I am, too!"
With that we parted, but I'm pretty sure John and I BOTH felt great meeting each other, and I hope this little story makes you feel great too.