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This [Greene County, MO.] Is How A Caucus Goes When Not Shut Down

This [Greene County, MO.] Is How A Caucus Goes When Not Shut Down

A long day for Republicans around Missouri, as delegates were picked during the caucuses in all but three counties. Barry county caucused earlier in the week. St. Louis and Jackson Counties will caucus on Saturday, March 24.

KSGF Mornings host Nick Reed says Greene County's event in Springfield had more than a thousand people packed into the University Plaza Hotel Convention Center.

It was a nearly seven hour caucus for Greene County, which Reed says was handled well. Despite controlled chaos for much of the day, he says the event was considerably smooth.

Reed says Ron Paul supporters were extremely organized, wearing wireless mics and headsets so they could communicate across the room. Leaders wore orange hats and raised them to indicate their support of a particular delegate or issue.

They formed a coalition with Mitt Romney supporters in order to keep Rick Santorum from winning the majority of delegates. Reed says that strategy was a common theme at many other Missouri counties.

Greene County's 111 delegates will go to the 7th district convention, which will be held in Pierce City on April 21.

http://www.ktts.com/news/143071716.html



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The most organized will most often win.

I can't stress that enough.

Great job Greene County!

What will it take to get your people to help organize in Jackson and St. Louis counties. They need your help.

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OMG I LOVE THIS

I really hope this is what I will see in Oregon. I am helping to coordinate our District Convention in June, where we will elect delegates to the Nat'l convention. I love the headset and orange hat ideas!

Oregonians - don't worry about how Dr. Paul does in the May 15th primary. We will have overwhelming numbers of precinct committeepeople at the district conventions and they will be ORGANIZED!

Great news lwillms!

Is Deschutes County (Bend) organized? I spend my summers there, and I am rooting for you!

Minnesota Mary

Yup

we have a statewide coordinator, and most counties (incl. Deschutes) have county coordinators.

That's Very Good News Iwillms

thanks for posting patriot..

I was one of the floor

I was one of the floor captains. The headsets scared them lol and our organization got commented on multiple times. It was a horribly long process, but working more than 6 months and only coming in with a 1/3. Coming out with the Majorityyyyy of delegates makes me proud. To the people who think siding with Mitt was stupid. Well with a 1/3. If we were to side with Rick would could only ask for half (because they had more people). Because we sided with Mitt we get the Majority having the second largest amount of people there. We cut the best deal we probably coulda got in the room and you should be proud

Siding with Mitt supporters was the way to go

I went to my caucus Saturday, and now I can see we should have sided with the Rick supporters, since we were so outnumbered by the Mitt supporters. We only ended up with three out of 24 delegates, and Mitt got the rest.

The good news is Ron Paul won the total delegates overall that day in my county, King county, WA.

Wireless mics, headsets,

Wireless mics, headsets, recording devices, color-coded clothing and strategic covert alliances?

Dammit I cannot stress how much I love the cleverness and effectiveness of Ron Paul supporters

My OCD

LOVES your organization.

Excellent and intelligent work.
Thank you.

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I sent the link...

... to Drudge...

Well done Paul supporters. You did us proud.

Plano TX

Most Santorum supporters will walk to our side when they

get to know what he is up to.

Please take these flyers with you and give them out to the opposition.
They are not clearly identifiable as Paul flyers on first sight. Some versions available. They make a great difference..

These flyers inform the people about the real agendas behind the candidates. please share..
These flyers are all free to print:
http://www.mediafire.com/?s4snpbpsts5b3
http://www.dailypaul.com/220294/all-5-versions-of-the-ron-pa...

This video is unlisted. Only those with the link can see it.

..hm
but great how it worked out..

I get that message as well

yeah it works the problem is only

that it wont be listed in any youtube searches. the one who uploaded ti can change it somewhere to be publicly seen if he wants to.

Might want to work on this thread..

I'm from Mississippi and we have a Greene County here. Our precinct caucuses aren't until April 28th, and I don't want to get anyone confused. Right now the story has a map of Mississippi in the background. I know that might slip past some people, but I am from a state that never gets national recognition and we notice these things immediately.

Secede

Nice one. ;)

Nice one. ;)

this article is kind of ridiculous

This article makes it seem like RP supporters are working with Romney supporters. There is NO WAY in hell we would do that. This is some spin BS if you ask me. We all know that would never happen. Plant

I don't think that

I can see how some might, just because that has been alleged in prior matters.

It's not a "plant".

It shows the public recognition given to the high level of organization of the numerically superior Paul people.

Logically, the thing for Paul forces to do is outmaneuver Santorum.

And after Santorum supporters did what they did to Paul people in St. Charles county it's nice to hear about some payback.

if you think about it...

You do work with others - it's a caucus. You get up, you talk about why your guy is the guy.

At the end of the day, you get the most votes you can to get elected delegate.

The problem is that this is POLITICS and the strategy thus far of the media is a Romney/Santorum show down.

The reality is that the Paul campaign, a couple of months ago, publicly urged Santorum and Gingrich to just drop out. Why would they do this? In the opinion of many I encounter
1. Everyone knows Santorum has no numbers, no real support that will champion him to RNC - plus he's broke!
2. Paul can easily win against Obama in the general election whereas Romney and the others just won't
3. Making it a two man race, those two months ago made sense. The fact that Santorum and Gingrich are in the race at all is purely media and (for Gingrich) big donor supported generated (reminds me of Obama 2008)

Talking strategy is really disgusting to me to be honest but we're not playing on a level field. If you've been working the campaign, caucusing and participating in person, you get to know who's who and you either flip them or sometimes, have to work with them to get your job done.

"Reed says Ron Paul

"Reed says Ron Paul supporters were extremely organized, wearing wireless mics and headsets so they could communicate across the room. Leaders wore orange hats and raised them to indicate their support of a particular delegate or issue."

State conventions will be a notch above these, and we should look into at least this level of coordination or better, maybe something more subtle so that some anti-Paul delegates would not be warned off from voting our way! Great job!

Ditto

Looks like Missouri Paul people put alot of planning into it and they executed.

In video from St. Charles you can see many people leaving throughout the ruckus, but Paul people stayed and in the end it was a Paul floor leader rallying all to stay and hold the caucus outdoors...the only thing the bad guys could do is arrest him, and our friends were prepared to get good video of that too.

I think they are ready for the state convention.

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bump

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I miss my greene county Ron Paul family

I moved to the other side of the state to organize the town I grew up in for Ron Paul because e had no organization there A part of me misses my Liberty loving Greene county family but I had to do what my heart told me to do for liberty. I love you Greene county. It is the place I found the liberty in my soul.

I looked for you

but they told me you moved.

but you are doing good in the cape area.

Two key Points

"Reed says Ron Paul supporters were extremely organized, wearing wireless mics and headsets so they could communicate across the room. Leaders wore orange hats and raised them to indicate their support of a particular delegate or issue."

Holy crap....somebody is doing something right - the Ron Paul team there is on the stick. Does anyone know, are these things that are being rolled out nationally, and are they being taught by the RP program?

"They formed a coalition with Mitt Romney supporters in order to keep Rick Santorum from winning the majority of delegates. Reed says that strategy was a common theme at many other Missouri counties."

Very interesting...this sounds dangerously like the Paul-Romney 'pact' that the MSM is talking about. If so, what's the rationale behind this? Has Ron made a deal with the devil....er, Romney? would we make a similar pact with Santorum represenatives (if they showed up and if the Romney crowd tried to steam roll the affairs)? And the local delegates-to-be have bought in to all this - or is this totally coincidental and random acts of collusion? is this a temporary alliance designed to achieve a short term objective (pounding the Santorum organization?) - wresting control of the GOP at the local level...

It's all too interesting

That guy, Reed, they describe

That guy, Reed, they describe in the story is me.

I can't share more, but yes we are working with additional caucus leaders.

Stand with me for liberty.

The allegations of alliance seem to be Santorum sour grapes

Today someone explained to me the Paul people had prearranged hand signals in St. Charles County. In addition they learned the ins and outs of Roberts Rules. So our side knew what to do and there were leaders. I saw some of that in the video from that event.

That's how the Paul people knew what was up and didn't relent under pressure of the riot police atmosphere.

here you go

Yes we were organized in Greene, but we are experienced from Winning our county in 2008 for Paul. It's no fluke - it's years of work, plus I posted tons of stuff here like this link below to help others - the 7th Congressional Team rocks, that put in 100s of hours of effort.

http://www.dailypaul.com/207585/important-caucus-strategy-fo...

As far as Romney/Paul, no it's smart. We understood the dynamics of the race. But in other counties the Santorum people did the same thing with Romney rather than Paul and combined to beat Paul. That's dumb on Santorum supporters part, and if they can't see why, oh well.

Paul will end up getting all the large cities, they just have the numbers. Santorum a lot of the out state rural vote should go to him.

Bottom line, you get what votes you can.