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Maine State Convention Updates & Open Thread

My brother will be at the convention this weekend. He will be sending me text messages during the Convention to keep us all up to date.

Hopefully others will share their updates here as well........

Update #1 Just arrived at the center and I am currently standing on the Convention floor. It's going to a wild time. I will be here bright and early Saturday morning!!

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LIBERTY2ME's picture

Does anyone know when the

Does anyone know when the next delegate convention is and which
state(s) they are for?

Just So Proud of Maine

You are nothing short of a Modern Day Miracle!!

This time don't give us Barabbus!

Don't expect clear acknowledgement from the msm

They might say something because they have to, but it will not be fair. Never will be. The only solution is to get rid of the MSM in the long run. Even when Paul wins the presidency, they will cause major problems with their disinformation.

They know full well they are losing credibility. Everytime you can avoid viewing them at all helps them to lose viewers. Every view counts, do not visit their sites of watch their channels. Give them no notice, and spead the word that they are useless and an enemy of our nation and it's constitution, they spread nothing but lies and misinformation.

And don't think they will ever change because they won't. Only solution is to get rid of them, and only way to do that is stop viewing them so do it today and never again look at a mainstream media source.

Whats the point of watching,

Whats the point of watching, it only encourages more lies. I think Most sponsors are in favor of a sound country they just need other outlets.

This time don't give us Barabbus!

Perhaps we should have a

Perhaps we should have a moneybomb for the Maine GOP. Just so they can't try and blame us for the expense.

"Tu ne cede malis, sed contra audentior ito."

Maine & Nevada just gave this movement a B12 shot! Thank you!

Feeling rejuvenated!

Saw this comment on a neocon site

"I just attended the Maine Republican convention and was stunned at the number of Paul supporters who virtually took over the convention"

That's so great, thank you, SteveUK.

I just love that so very much. Thank you, SteveUK for posting this.

Larry in North Carolina
The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men and women to not support Ron Paul!

virtually?

they mean literally

Washington County delegate

That convention was one of the most exciting events I have ever been to. Despite the Romney establishment cheating like crazy,(with the fake slates, the filibustering, and inflating delegate numbers to challenge whether or not there was a quorum) we still dominated the convention!!! I am soo proud of Mainers right now, I could not have hoped for a better result! An epic victory. Well done Ron Paul nation!

P.S. Brent Tweed and Eric Brakey FTW!!!

Maine

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world.Indeed,it is the only thing that ever has.

True. But also keep in mind. We're not small ;-)

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Well done, Maine! Words

Well done, Maine! Words cannot express the pride and admiration I have for all of you. Your success will serve as an example and inspiration for our movement. Congratulations, and thank you!

“Wasting a vote is sometimes voting for somebody that you don't really believe in."
-Ron Paul

Most of Maine's major daily newspapers....

...(we only have about five) are admitting our victories, but boosting the Romney faction's intention to challenge. However, they are not pointing to any legitimate reasons for a challenge in these articles...(because they know they really don't have any.)

Personally, I kind of hope the RNC does try to refuse to seat ME and NV. That would spell the end of the current RNC, and probably boost Ron Paul in the eyes of those who haven't really looked into why we are always treated this way by the established powers.

And, as you all know, to know Ron Paul and his positions, is to love him/them.

Here are a couple of typical articles coming out this morning:

http://www.onlinesentinel.com/news/Delegate-fight-Snowe-LePa...

http://www.sunjournal.com/news/maine/2012/05/07/ron-paul-win...

"Truth is an absolute defense to the charge of paranoia."

chaos

If atty. Ginsberg was standing by with a convention rule book in hand, how did the Ron Paul contingency manage to pull off so many violations of rules of procedure that the whole thing could be thrown out?

This is incredibly important....

I don't know if the Romney camp will challenge things based on his notes, but I am confident we kept the rules and did everything decently and in order.

I am also confident we can PROVE it was the Romney leadership that was doing everything possible to disrupt the convention, and to obstruct the democratic process. There may even be criminal charges for election fraud coming against the Romney people who passed out fake "Ron Paul" slates.

"Truth is an absolute defense to the charge of paranoia."

It's gone national as well...

Washington Post & CS Monitor.

Obedience to God is resistance to tyrants.

I can't imagine

how tired you all must be after that!
Most of us followed along in the comfort of our homes and I think I can speak for most of us.....we were pooped when the day was done!

True soldiers of liberty and you all handled everything so professional and with integrity.
The entire world saw that!
You did us well!
Praise the Lord for answered prayer from so many.
I have always loved the state of Maine!

" In Thee O Lord do I put my trust " ~ Psalm 31:1~

more positive news

Having gotten into a few conversations with the establishment/Romney, folks I was very pleased to find that they were very annoyed at how the Romney campaign handled the convention. The general sentiment that I got from these folks was that they knew we had it and to just let it be. All the baffoonery they did just made a boat load of work for volunteers and we ended up with the same result...Maine is Ron Paul country. The concern one of them intimated to me was that she felt the we would come in, change the result of the convention and disappear from the fight for conservatism in Maine.

She need not worry....

The Insiders' "scorched earth" policy....

... is designed to leave the convention/caucus/party in shambles rather than give up power.

Their tactics did the same thing in Iowa 3rd District. It made the convention take about three times as long as it needed to, without changing the results.

But as you noticed, the rank and file Romney delegates were not the source of the mayhem and would have been more than happy to have resigned themselves to the inevitable.

Its their "leaders" that insist on acting like a horse's patootie.

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The Virtual Conspiracy

It sounds like their strategy

It sounds like their strategy is to spend as much of the money in the local parties coffers if it looks like RP people will be taking over, that way we look bad when we come into power.

"Townhall Daily" acknowledges Dr. Paul Win!

I almost shat myself when I saw this on that inveterate neocon/RINO rag, "Townhall Daily":
"Paul wins majority of delegates from Maine GOP"
http://townhall.com/news/politicselections/2012/05/06/paul_w...

Luckily, I had just shat in the proper toilet a few hours ago. (har-de-har-har!)

Yeah, I'm a goofball and a crazy nut, but hopefully my vote counts!

Freedom is my Worship Word!

Truthbearer's picture

We end for now...

....in gratitude where we started.

It was as was foreseen. Give thanks.

"The Prediction...
Submitted by Truthbearer on Fri, 05/04/2012 - 03:27. Permalink

...is Ron Paul supporters will show up in droves and angry that the vote rigging took place in their state and they want to be sure to eliminate this corruption from the system.

So, much to the media whore propagandists shock and awe, Ron Paul will take Maine with the majority of delegates and also replace the old bag of gop worms with a new gop chairman that supports Ron Paul."

On to Texas and California!

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Video of the Results in Maine

Maine Convention - 15 Delegates Announced and Aftermath

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k98ewCK-J1o

District 1 Delegate Results

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxFEW0kk2xg

District 2 Delegate Results

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZaD53qwBIsU

Thanks for the videos

But whoever was taking the videos was being a douche. That is unacceptable behavior and is counter productive to our cause. We're trying to reach out to people and bring them to our side, not "dominate" them, ridicule them or drive them away.

I understand the long contentious process, fraudulent and frivolous activities of some can get on ones nerves and make one short on patience and social graces, but please in the future, I ask of you, and all those that go to these conventions and interact with people, please be a better representative of Ron Paul. Your behavior reflects on him and all of us. Do not be rude, even if they are. We still need to bring people on board. Just winning delegates is good, but not enough. We need more people. Much more. Obnoxious behavior and unnecessarily rude comments do not help. Please consider this and win people over not only at the ballot box but with civility and respect. Thank you.

Great job Maine you did us proud! The rest of us will do our best to return the favor.

Truthbearer's picture

Great...

...footage.

Thanks.

Wish you had done the whole show.

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Thanks!

Been looking for these.

So proud you all!

Thank you Maine patriots! For your tenacity, patience, professionalism, dedication, and determination. You have given us hope again! Too bad no one was able to lock Charlie Webster in a closet. Wish I could buy you all beer and pizza. You are heroes for liberty!