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South Dakota for Liberty operation is up and running!

The Campaign may have given up on Primaries, but we haven't.

On June 5th, 2012, registered Republicans in South Dakota will vote in the Republican presidential primary. Recently, the official Ron Paul campaign announced it will fully channel its financial resources and staff to delegate and convention operations instead of upcoming primary states, like South Dakota. Consequently, it's up to grassroots supporters of Dr. Paul and his message, to carry the torch and deliver a strong showing on June 5th.

http://www.southdakotaforliberty.com/

Please help us out. We need to try and raise between $10,000 and $25,000 in the next week or so for this to have maximum effect. We already have a few big donors lined up but every little bit helps.

There's also a volunteer link on the page so you can help us with a phone from home type program once we have the voter ID information.

We got absolutely no info from the campaign regarding volunteer lists or anything so this is why we launched the PAC. We have to do our own voter ID, and GOTV. I can't publicly say too much about our strategy but read the information.

http://www.southdakotaforliberty.com/

We only need to get 20% of the vote to get delegates to the national convention, so we've already got that baseline. But ever 2-3 points is another delegate for us and another one Mitt RomneyCare doesn't get.

Donate Here
https://rally.org/southdakotaforliberty/donate

Volunteer here
http://www.southdakotaforliberty.com/node/4

Tracy



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We have that info. We're

We have that info.

We're wanting to turn out the people that don't support Romney and turn them out to vote for Ron Paul. We're using Robo Calls to do that Voter ID.

That narrows down the list, and then yes, those people are who we're targeting with canvasing, and phone from home, and what not.

Tracy

SD Ron Paul liberty Operation up an running.
http://www.southdakotaforliberty.com/

Donate here https://rally.org/southdakotaforliberty/donate
Volunteer for Phone from Home here http://www.southdakotaforliberty.com/node/4

OHHHH and make sure PEOPLE KNOW

HOW TO FILL IN THE BALLOT!!!
the ballot was sort of confusing for some people and I'm sure we missed a good number of votes for Paul because of the fact that the delegates and the Presidential Preference choice did not have to be all the same. I'm not sure how it works in your state - but make sure that people know that even if they are voting for Romney they can still vote for Ron Paul delegates. We should have done a better job of that in my state.

In this state is IS one and

In this state is IS one and the same. It's not near as complicated as those states that have direct election of delegates.

SD Ron Paul liberty Operation up an running.
http://www.southdakotaforliberty.com/

Donate here https://rally.org/southdakotaforliberty/donate
Volunteer for Phone from Home here http://www.southdakotaforliberty.com/node/4

oh that's good!

good luck!!!!

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SD Ron Paul liberty Operation up an running.
http://www.southdakotaforliberty.com/

Donate here https://rally.org/southdakotaforliberty/donate
Volunteer for Phone from Home here http://www.southdakotaforliberty.com/node/4

Yes

I hope you guys can pull it off and be the 1st beauty contest in the US to go to Dr. Paul which will set the stage for TX and CA.

hthomas

SD is not beauty contest

I'm really tired of this Paulite "wisdom" which seems to stress the idiotic.

A primary IS a vote.

Period.

That's how it IS in California, for example.

And by the way, I was born in and live in California, and in case you don't yet get it, Paul is about to get his ass whupped REAL good here.

It's a vote of the people and our side isn't even on the radar.

So before you go calling something "beauty contest" understand the ground rules.

In Texas it is different, but not very. A primary pure hardly is a caucus.

Primary AND caucus mean different things in different states.

LEARN election law before you speak.

There is NO one size fits all.

However, learn the distinctions, they are as varied as the number of states and other jurisdictions.

In California it IS how you do...and even that is complicated because it IS by cd and as pertains to popular vote.

Beauty contest applies ONLY in states where there is caucus.

PLEASE note the difference.

California..

Hi, John P.-

I suppose this belongs in another thread, but is it that bleak in CA?
Sounds like it could be since people on the ground seem to be saying
that most people there don't even know Paul is in the race...

Even given that media is expensive there you have to wonder
how much it would have taken to at least get it to register with
people that Paul was actually running.

Would be nice to pick up some CD's at least - that would feel
like some sort of vindication. Maybe it doesn't fit in with the
secret campaign master plan, though...

the campaign wasn't exactly inaccurate

When Ron Paul gave that phoned in statement about a week ago saying he wouldn't spend the 10's of millions it would take to compete in California and Texas he wasn't inaccurate.

It was poorly worded, rushed, and plainly stupid.

Here's what he meant to say: I don't have the tens of millions and at this point it would take to even have a chance to compete in EACH state.

YOU, ALSO, are correct.

It did NOT need to come to this.

It simply IS this expensive now because it's late.

It's WAY late.

It always would take a few million spent in each state, and it is done via all forms of canvass...ALL being the key word.

There are many, many forms of "help" (shall we call it) for the canvass. That's things like "letter to the editor" campaigns and just plain good ole fashioned local run media stunts and media release.

NONE of this ever was done and NEVER was on the drawing board.

Hey, I've run these efforts for issues...the RP campaign doesn't do it simply because they have no clue.

That's sad, but that IS the truth.

I TOO fell it would be nice to pick-up some CDs.

Guess what? CD's in my state (California) are held by the well heeled, people like Nancy Pelosi.

There's currently a real good guy running against Waxman, down south.

You need money to take on those people. They spend money, you need to spend.

The saddest thing about all this is simple, and I hope will be understood by RP partisans at some point...frankly, the campaign never was.

You COULD have fought Pelosi in SF, but the campaign did not.

You COULD fight Waxman, but the campaign never attempted to do that.

See?

At least partly, it's because they don't know how.

I've always said, this shit ain't rocket science. This IS about getting out and talking to your neighbors. I charge to run this stuff, but you gotta understand, I AND others have offered up for free on this.

No one wants to know.

I'm kinda pissed at the campaign.

I'm NOT pissed at the grassroots.

After all, they've always been the campaign.

It's not Jesse Benton and that Tate fellow.

It's people who actually have credentials who matter. And I DO NOT mean my credentials, that's the stuff you buy, I mean what's been going on, how the RP campaign "magically" got all this money.

That's the grassroots.

We're not just going to lose California, we're going to lose it huge.

It didn't need to be that way.

I'm in CD 7. I used to work on The HIll, when this was CD 3. I kinda know my shit.

Compared to the RP people? Everyone but them knows their shit.

We're going to get our asses kicked in my home district.

It's NOT because no one tried it's EXACTLY because the RP campaign, spending tens of millions, did ZIP here.

That's the deal.

Thanks for clarifying..

Your assessment seems to ring true, especially in
light of how things have played out.

It looks like when it comes to the official campaign
that contrary to what most of us were inclined to believe,
that there was not much there *there* - at least if
you're talking about them having an actual, reality-based
plan that would give some prospect of winning.

I left off contributing to the official campaign some
months back and have been making modest contributions
to various grassroots efforts instead (SD, MO, CA, RevPAC)
What I haven't done is write the campaign and let them
know *why* I've stopped contributing directly to them.

Probably too late now, but a few hundred or thousand people
doing that might get someone's attention.

Anyway, thanks to all the hardworking grassroots Liberty
people wherever you may be!

thank you

there have been many like you, so don't knock yourself for not noting the campaign

They either can smell the coffee or they cannot.

Thank you. The Delegates in

Thank you. The Delegates in SD are already selected. The Primary determines how many of each slate get's to go. Any campaign that get's 20% or more will get a at least the top 20% of their slate. Likely more though because only the candidates who get over 20% get an apportioned amount of delegates.

For example if Dr Paul gets 20%, and Romney gets 60% because Gingrich, Sandorum, and Undeclared get 20% between the 3 of them, then we'd actually get 2/8 of the delegates or 25% percent.which means we'd get the top 6 delegates on Ron Paul's slate gets to go instead of the top 5.

Now we're already polling over 20% so if we can find our people, And we've had a lot of people register Republican to vote for Paul that aren't on the pollsters radar, so if we can make sure they show up, we can do quite well. Turn-out is very low. Say only 40% of Romney's people show up, and all of ours do, we could conceivably get 45% or the vote possibly. That's a win.

But we have to find all of our people.

And that costs money. And we have to do it from scratch because we've gotten absolutely no resources from the national campaign.

This is why we need to raise $25,000 NOW. In the next few days. But it can be done. Please donate as generously as you can.

Tracy

SD Ron Paul liberty Operation up an running.
http://www.southdakotaforliberty.com/

Donate here https://rally.org/southdakotaforliberty/donate
Volunteer for Phone from Home here http://www.southdakotaforliberty.com/node/4

Our Primary's the same day as

Our Primary's the same day as CA. I was really hoping for a win or at least a good showing in TX, to help boost moral here and in CA.

We'll just have to do it regardless now.

SD Ron Paul liberty Operation up an running.
http://www.southdakotaforliberty.com/

Donate here https://rally.org/southdakotaforliberty/donate
Volunteer for Phone from Home here http://www.southdakotaforliberty.com/node/4

your email doesn't work

At least for me, it bounced back as undeliverable.

My e-mail doesn't work?

My e-mail doesn't work?

gold_club_99 at Yahoo (dot) com

SD Ron Paul liberty Operation up an running.
http://www.southdakotaforliberty.com/

Donate here https://rally.org/southdakotaforliberty/donate
Volunteer for Phone from Home here http://www.southdakotaforliberty.com/node/4

No, the email on the website doesn't work

I didn't try your email

jared@

that one doesn't work

It's on the contact us form and elsewhere

OK. i talked with him. The

OK. i talked with him. The programer will fix it shortly.

in the meantime, if you need to get ahold of Jared you can email him at libertyhendrix (at) gmail (dot) com

thanks

SD Ron Paul liberty Operation up an running.
http://www.southdakotaforliberty.com/

Donate here https://rally.org/southdakotaforliberty/donate
Volunteer for Phone from Home here http://www.southdakotaforliberty.com/node/4

thank you very much

I can be reached anytime at either my number 916-290-8618 and also at winliberty@gmail.com and also at admin@winliberty.com

Thanks, I passed it on to

Thanks, I passed it on to him.

SD Ron Paul liberty Operation up an running.
http://www.southdakotaforliberty.com/

Donate here https://rally.org/southdakotaforliberty/donate
Volunteer for Phone from Home here http://www.southdakotaforliberty.com/node/4

Nice website

Did you guys mail brochures?

Yes We got the brochures

Yes We got the brochures mailed out to the 3rd parties. What's happened is that a former coordinator who Ran the campaign in North Dakota has quit the campaign and is now working in SD. He's the main organizer and he had numerous connections that we just didn't have.

We'll be able to engage in voter ID and GOTV efforts and be able to run a full fledged campaign over the next 2 weeks for between $10-$25 thousand.

Tracy

SD Ron Paul liberty Operation up an running.
http://www.southdakotaforliberty.com/

Donate here https://rally.org/southdakotaforliberty/donate
Volunteer for Phone from Home here http://www.southdakotaforliberty.com/node/4

We are from Oregon and Stumping in South Dakota Now.

We are camping in Yankton SD and have been here for 3 days. We are towing a car on a trailer behind our motorhome which has a large vinyl sign on the back that says Ron Paul President 2012. We are getting lots of response and lots of people looking. We have been traveling across this great nation since April 4th. Hope to go from the west to east coast and back. If you see us traveling across the country and you pass us give us a honk and wave.

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SD Ron Paul liberty Operation up an running.
http://www.southdakotaforliberty.com/

Donate here https://rally.org/southdakotaforliberty/donate
Volunteer for Phone from Home here http://www.southdakotaforliberty.com/node/4

If you come through the Bay

If you come through the Bay Area come out to one of our events we have one every day.

Look up Bay Area Revolution.

Thank you, If you're in SD

Thank you,

If you're in SD sign-up to be a volenteer at the website and help us canvas.

SD Ron Paul liberty Operation up an running.
http://www.southdakotaforliberty.com/

Donate here https://rally.org/southdakotaforliberty/donate
Volunteer for Phone from Home here http://www.southdakotaforliberty.com/node/4

This is Good!

Very, very good! Just visited the site. Very well done, clear and informative. This is an EXCELLENT way for those who have already maxxed out to the campaign to continue to support Dr. Paul, in a primary state no less. Woo Hoo!! Go Ron Paul!

B...

...U...M...P!!!

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SD Ron Paul liberty Operation up an running.
http://www.southdakotaforliberty.com/

Donate here https://rally.org/southdakotaforliberty/donate
Volunteer for Phone from Home here http://www.southdakotaforliberty.com/node/4

Please keep this bumped an

Please keep this bumped an up-vote it.

It needs to get on the front page. We really CAN WIN SD.

But we need help.

Tracy

SD Ron Paul liberty Operation up an running.
http://www.southdakotaforliberty.com/

Donate here https://rally.org/southdakotaforliberty/donate
Volunteer for Phone from Home here http://www.southdakotaforliberty.com/node/4

Hey Robness, How Are You Coming Along with Craving Ron Paul's

face on Mt Rushmore? It would be fun if someone could hang a huge Ron Paul picture of his face on Mt Rushmore.

A.Hansen