The GOP is trying to determine the "Ron Paul Factor" - I was "randomly" chosen for a "Special Congressional District Census"Submitted by mark2277 on Wed, 03/28/2012 - 15:35
I live in Texas and a few days ago, I received a three page letter, combined with a four page "congressional census form."
Although it did not say it outright, it was fairly obvious that it was targeted at Ron Paul supporters because, both the letter and the census form hit on every Ron Paul issue.
It also hit on past voting history, who I planned to eventually vote for, and which way I typically leaned on a whole list of issues.
(Is this RP supporter an independent, democrat, or a republican. Who did this RP supporter vote for in past elections.)
There was also significant stress on needing everyone necessary to defeat Obama and that the GOP would need a significant grass roots effort to make that happen.
I am assuming that they pulled my information from the campaign contribution data, listed on the FEC's website.
I suppose the bottom line is this. If the GOP is putting forth the effort to sort through FEC data and cross reference it with some sort of LexusNexus database of addresses, to conduct a direct mail census/survey, they know that Ron Paul is going to be a factor.
In the limelight, they are writing him off and acting like he is not going to matter.
Behind closed doors, however, they are investing the time and resources to figure out, just how far up $H1T creek they are without a paddle.
I also have the entire letter and census form in PDF format, if anyone from the site were interested in adding it to this post. (I have no way of hosting it myself and posting a link.)
Although this isn't huge, take pride in the fact that the Ron Paul/liberty movement is making a difference.
In my opinion, it solidifies the GOP's acceptance of the fact that Ron Paul does bring more independents and democrats to the GOP, than the rest of the GOP field.
It proves that the GOP isn't concerned with winning, they are concerned with maintaining the status quo. Ron Paul has been elected as a Republican more than all the other GOP candidates combined. When you think about it, the GOP is actually conducting intelligence research against one of their own candidates.