RNC tries to block Ron Paul Festival!Submitted by ausscyn on Thu, 05/31/2012 - 22:37
I took part in my first Ron Paul Festival conference call tonight. It was a real pleasure to meet organizer Bryan Siemon on the telephone, & catch his excitement.
The first thing he told us was that the RNC had a hold on all the facilities in Tampa, in case they wanted to use them. So far, they've had no use for the Tampa Fairgrounds & the fairgrounds wants to host the RP Festival, yet the RNC won't release the fairgrounds to sign the contract. Siemon said their attorney has FOIA'd the fairground & the RNC for contract paperwork that would support them not releasing the fairgrounds. The RNC doesn't have to play ball on the FOIA, but the fairgrounds must. Siemon sounded very confident that his group will get the fairgrounds in the end, and if not, there are alternatives. But, the RNC is not happy about this festival.
On that note, I suggested that Romney, Gingrich, Santorum, Palin & the whole gang be invited to the festival! Speak, sign books, shake hands, have a sno cone! What a way to warm up for the national convention - no? Right now, the RNC is acting like we're amassing an army, when they need to know we're having a love-in for the Constitution. We definitely want to make love, NOT WAR - right?
We also discussed the idea of this festival being OUR convention, where EVERYONE can be a delegate for Ron Paul. Wouldn't that be a hoot?
This conference call was wonderful! If any of you were at the Nations Celebration, and the Rally for the Republic in St. Paul four years ago, just imagine that multiplied by 100! That's how BIG this is going to be!
Bryan needs LOTS of help & ideas, so go to:
and volunteer! That way, when your friends ask you what you did this summer, you will have such a story to tell them, and some amazing memories.
The Festival needs:
There will be camping on site for the volunteers, so why go to the Grand Canyon, when you can go to Tampa & make history? See ya!
National Delegate, Nevada