Thanks but no thanksSubmitted by f-buzz on Mon, 05/14/2012 - 18:37
Well that's about how I feel right now. Thanks for the email, but you can keep it. I have been hooked on Ron Paul since 2008. I have donated, donated and donated. I made and waived signs, met strangers from the Internet to guerilla campaign. I've travelled hundreds of miles just to hear Ron give a stump speech, purchased all of his books and went to every event within a hundred miles of me. I talk to everyone I meet, literally. The people I work with, drink with, those I am related to and even some of my clients. When I go out at night, I always wear some form of campaign merchandise. My car has several bumper stickers and has two big car magnets. My fiancé has a few too, and my brother has a yard sign. I've given money when I could not afford a pack of smokes.
When I got the email about ending the official efforts to compete in the remaining states, I couldn't help but feel a bit disheartened. You see, I live in the great state of New Jersey, and our primary is not until June. I have invested so much time, effort and money, how could the campaign just bow out before I even had a chance to vote? We have been making progress in the garden state. I have only seen Ron Paul signs. Just last night I read an article about how this neo-conservative 'tea party' is about to endorse Ron Paul. How can they just throw in the towel before the end of the game? After all the blood, sweat and tears?
Then it clicked. Who the hell just sent that message and what does it mean? The short answer, it doesnt mean anything. The national campaign never gave us any support to begin with. And where the hell was the national campaign this whole time anyway? Everything we have done is because we did it. The national campaign isn't getting us delegates, we are. The national campaign isn't out there meeting your neighbors and persuading them. You are.
So dear national campaign, thanks, but no thanks. I'll just keep doing what I'm doing, which is trying to get a true patriot elected.