I am a delegate. At the caucus I asked Romney supporters what Romney would cut (spending)?..utter silence.Submitted by jamespj07 on Tue, 05/22/2012 - 01:37
You could hear a pin drop. Was it really that hard of a question to answer? Yes..if you support a candidate that has NO plan to cut spending, then you have no answer to that question. I later went on to do a speech as a sort of "representative" for Ron Paul at the caucus. I told the crowd (speaking to the other candidates supporters, santorum, romney, gringrich) "one great question to ask of the candidate you support in these tough economic times is, what government spending will they cut? If your candidate cannot answer these questions specifically, if they have no plan, you might ask yourself why you support that candidate at all." I went on to talk about why this election is NOT just about replacing Obama(I inserted how polls show Ron Paul doing the very best against Obama). If we replace Obama with his clone from the republican party, then what is the point of any of it?
We went on to vote & to win nearly our entire delegate/alternate slate (which we did not think we would get). Was it because of my speech? Who knows? What does matter though is that we tell the truth to the people in our speeches about Romney's policy record being nearly identical to Obama so what is the point of replacing Obama with the republican version of Obama (or something to that effect). I believe this will sway our friends & neighbors toward Ron Paul. If they see that we are professional, humble & have real solutions to problems, I think that many of them will come our way. Food for thought at the conventions if anyone is doing speeches.