Campaign takes the hard, but high road in IdahoSubmitted by fishyculture on Fri, 05/11/2012 - 10:30
It is hard to understand how politics are different in Idaho without living here and trying to take part in the political process here. With what is happening in other states, it looks like the campaign bailed on the grassroots but that is NOT the case. The "grassroots" in Idaho are following a wannabe local politician, and he has been misguiding them since 2007. I cannot know his heart, I suspect he is trying to make good things happen but what he seems to be trying the hardest to do is make a name for himself as "the leader of Ron Paul support in Idaho" and he has cost the cause of liberty in this state dearly, in my opinion.
When the establishment screwed the Idaho Ron Paul bound delegation in 2008, there was no cry of "FOUL" from the "grassroots" as they were busy trying to build alliances with snakes. If being a bound delegate is so sacred, why was my presence deliberately NOT acknowledged? (I have called this reporter and asked him a very similar question and invited him to call and chat with me about dirty deeds and the Idaho GOP.)
I know there will be local folks who feel very differently from me, they still think this guy is fabulous. Understand that he was a key player in changing us over to a binding caucus system, working with those great alliances he built. I want to thank John Tate and the Campaign for finally putting some distance between themselves and this backstabbing climber, and I hope they are communicating with Jen to help her develop a useful strategy for county and state conventions.
I am all out of hope and faith, and suddenly deep in debt (thank you, IRS, for keeping me humble) but I still gave 20.12 yesterday. Between Dr. Paul's Fed hearing, his comments of aid to Israel, and now this.... it is enough to make me want to hope again at least.