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For Those Who Wish To Throw A Final Hail Mary Pass In Tampa And Say "No Way!"

I would like to start a thread to forge some ideas about the best strategy to "convert" the so called Romnnney delegates, before they get to the convention. We may have a couple hundred committed delegates, but we'll have thousands more supporters that could help in a number of ways.

Here are some ideas that stood out to me:

We have to think about this from the perspective of the delegates that will be showing up. How can we refine our message in a way that grabs their attention in such a short period of time?

I would like to see the opposing delegates exposed to these powerful messages from the time they land at the airport in Tampa, as they travel to their hotels, and as they travel to the RNC.

I think we should look at Tampa like the military does when they are about to invade a city. The completely take over the airwaves, drop leaflets, and establish control points.

Imagine seeing a contingent of active duty veterans with their respective gear on, that shows how RP has received more support from the military than ALL of the others combined. This is at the airport, and every other place we think the delegates might be hanging out.

Someone had mentioned slipping DVD's or comparison pamphlets under the doors of delegates that will be staying in the most likely hotels for the RNC. I think that is a good idea.

We could have signs on Taxi cabs, with short messages.
Maybe advertise on the hotel TV channels where they will be staying.
Have sign holding supporters lining the roads that lead from the airport to the hotels.
Possibly billboards in strategic areas?
Thousands of supporters that have T-shirts that say:
"Just say NO to Romney" (with the "o" in Romney as the Ohmamma symbol)
These are just a few ideas. I know that we can come up with much better and much more.

If Tampa is where we make our last stand, then let's map it out, and focus our energy on it like never before. If the plan is to appeal to the delegates consciences, then let's use our combined creativity, determination, and talent to do just that.

I don't want to go to Tampa to merely have an impact on a platform that will most likely be ignored. I want to go for ALL the marbles. If you think there is promise in this, then I would like to hear your ideas, so we can begin to implement them when the time comes. The time to plan and execute is growing short.



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State delegates from both candidates should arrange

a formal get-together before the convention in order to discuss both Pro's & Con's from both candidates under the premise of NOT causing a disruption at the convention and instead showing UNITY in order to defeat king Obama. THIS would be our opportunity, and if all else fails, to remind them that WITHOUT US, they WILL lose in November and THEY will be the ones throwing away their vote on Romney WHO CAN'T beat Obama. THIS will be THEIR ONLY chance at unity and defeating Obama in November.

ONE WEEK! - Read the Ideas By Posters Below Before You Go!

BUMP!

RichardTaylorAPP - Chair - American Patriot Party.CC

John Locke #201, 202, 212 to 232; Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions 1798; Virginia Ratifying Convention 6-16-1788; Rights of the Colonists 1772.

Ron Paul, Repeat Good History; Romney, Repeat Bad History!

DELEGATES, Change the course of history to Good History, Vote for Ron Paul.

You are legally not bound to vote for Romney on the first or ballet.

Make your FIRST VOTE for RON PAUL.

RichardTaylorAPP - Chair - American Patriot Party.CC

John Locke #201, 202, 212 to 232; Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions 1798; Virginia Ratifying Convention 6-16-1788; Rights of the Colonists 1772.

Going For The WIN! Bump!!!

WIN!

RichardTaylorAPP - Chair - American Patriot Party.CC

John Locke #201, 202, 212 to 232; Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions 1798; Virginia Ratifying Convention 6-16-1788; Rights of the Colonists 1772.

No ideas...just love this:

I don't want to go to Tampa to merely have an impact on a platform that will most likely be ignored. I want to go for ALL the marbles.

The law cannot make a wicked person virtuous…God’s grace alone can accomplish such a thing.
Ron Paul - The Revolution

Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms. Ron Paul

Message For Tampa

A super powerful message the Paul Activists could meet the Tampa Delegates with is: National polls show RON PAUL CAN BEAT OBAMA AND ROMNEY CAN'T. If they want "anybody but Obama," then, they have only one choice: Ron Paul.

Please give our activists this "National Poll" tool they need to persuade delegates in Tampa that Paul can beat Obama and Romney can't.

"ChipIn" to fund the Paul vs. Obama Poll: http://paulvsobamapoll.chipin.com/a-national-ron-paul-poll

ONLY PAUL!

Can Win!

Two Weeks!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xtl2ZuJpG9M

RichardTaylorAPP - Chair - American Patriot Party.CC

John Locke #201, 202, 212 to 232; Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions 1798; Virginia Ratifying Convention 6-16-1788; Rights of the Colonists 1772.

More Good Ideas ...

http://www.dailypaul.com/244779/ron-paul-on-his-way-to-tampa...

RichardTaylorAPP - Chair - American Patriot Party.CC

John Locke #201, 202, 212 to 232; Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions 1798; Virginia Ratifying Convention 6-16-1788; Rights of the Colonists 1772.

Media BLITZ! ---- Delegate Conversion Link Bump!

Join internet discussion groups;

Post a Daily Paul Link;

Promote Ron Paul.

Post to Romney DELEGATES that they can change history for the better by voting the best choice - Ron Paul, to restore the Constitution.

Post Romney's flip flop YouTube links to hit home that he is not a conservative and will disregard your rights once in office and finance further unconstitutional and useless wars.

Start now, join discussions and post 2 a day.

RichardTaylorAPP - Chair - American Patriot Party.CC

John Locke #201, 202, 212 to 232; Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions 1798; Virginia Ratifying Convention 6-16-1788; Rights of the Colonists 1772.

Trip List Done?

Bumper Stickers On Your Cars?

RP Tea Shirts Packed?

Styrofoam Tea Box or Two?

Ron Paul Flash Light Signs?

RichardTaylorAPP - Chair - American Patriot Party.CC

John Locke #201, 202, 212 to 232; Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions 1798; Virginia Ratifying Convention 6-16-1788; Rights of the Colonists 1772.

Water Army was successful

They worked for the Tea Party.

BUMP!

Start Planning!

RichardTaylorAPP - Chair - American Patriot Party.CC

John Locke #201, 202, 212 to 232; Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions 1798; Virginia Ratifying Convention 6-16-1788; Rights of the Colonists 1772.

THREE if by CAR! BUS! BOAT! TRAIN! or PLANE! Bump to TAMPA!

THREE if by CAR! BUS! BOAT! TRAIN! or PLANE!

RichardTaylorAPP - Chair - American Patriot Party.CC

John Locke #201, 202, 212 to 232; Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions 1798; Virginia Ratifying Convention 6-16-1788; Rights of the Colonists 1772.

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Imagine a world with no war,

no TSA, no income tax, a vibrant economy, privacy respected and freedoms protected, Imagine Ron Paul as President and YOU made it possible.

If you see something, say something, the government is listening.
Silence isn't golden, it's yellow.

I love these ideas.

Is there anyway the campaign would sponsor any of these very discrete ideas?

The other thing that needs to be considered is to market toward the released Santorum and Gingrich delegates.

God Bless.

My guess is that the Romney

My guess is that the Romney delegates couldn't care less about stances on the issues, it will be all about WINNING! Best bet is if polls have Mitt losing to Obama by 8% or 10% or more, and Paul tied or beating Obama, this is all that will matter to them.

"...what matters to them."

If the delegates want "anybody but Obama," then, they have only one choice: Ron Paul - because he WAS winning in the polls before the pollsters stopped including him. America wants Ron Paul and polling can proof it.
Please give our activists the tool they need to persuade delegates in Tampa. Please "ChipIn" to fund the National Paul vs. Obama Poll:

http://paulvsobamapoll.chipin.com/a-national-ron-paul-poll

Romney has stated that he

Romney has stated that he doesn't need congressional authorization to go to war with Iran:

http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/politics/item/11776-rom...

This guy will be as bad as George W. Bush. Or worse. I can't stand Obama either. So, while I think the odds are way against Ron Paul getting the nomination (near zero), and have been minused down for saying so in other threads, I certainly support any approach that will maximize our delegate count and convert as many fence sitters as possible. We should still try to win, as unlikely as that outcome may be.

I am an agnostic. If Paul wins, I will have seen a miracle and henceforth believe in a benign God.

Chinese Water Army

I've 2 things to say;

1. Chinese Water Army....google it.

2. video "Hacking Democracy". http://youtu.be/-hNxBa6KENE

This might explain such strange voter results this election. Ron Paul supporters aren't the only one's using the internet to persuade.

Go Patriots....

Terry Harris

Love the idea

of a couple members of our veteran phalanx at the airport...Hope somebody runs with this idea.

Also the "Just Say No to Romney" (Obama O) is clever. Use it!

Great ideas, thanks for posting!

"If this mischievous financial policy [greenbacks], which has its origin in North America, should become endurated down to a fixture, then that government will furnish its own money without cost. It will pay off its debts and be without debts. It will hav

President Ron Paul

President Ron Paul.

Throw it!

Hail Mary full of grace...

THROW IT!

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

LOL

I've been doing exactly that religiously for a few weeks!

“It is the food which you furnish to your mind that determines the whole character of your life.”
―Emmet Fox

I've convinced Neocons since last year!

It's simple. Everyone knows the right will show up to vote against Obama, as other posters have made clear. Why the RNC is constantly coddling them is beyond me... they are a sure thing this time around. Where they lack their greatest reach is not so much what is termed the middle, for we know that is deceiving, since they all are basically Republicrats, but the true independents, and of course the youth. The Democrats have consistently had the youth vote, for liberal, rebellious ideas always reach out to free, rebellious youth. Now that so many, including free thinking college students are realizing that the current administration and even those who call themselves liberals represent the same status quo as the previous Bush administration, they are abandoning the Dems... so they will not have the youth. However, the youth are not like your typical, politically active septuagenarian, who believes they must prove themselves true red, white and blue and vote for someone, so they vote. They'd just soon not vote for anyone, then for another sham, like a Romney, who cannot even motivate his own.
Early on I recognized, and told many of my Republican friends, that not only can Paul grab these youth, who are looking for something to rebel against (and boy do we provide it), and also the independents, as always, but unlike virtually every other candidate in the last thirty years, take a grand portion of votes from those of the other party... (unless they sell guns to Mexico, that's for my girl Nancy).
So delegates, you need to show, that we are the only ones who have this potential. Romney can't motivate a shark in the desert to take a sip of water, or cool-aid (which is likely a good analogy for where we are, sharks included). Paul has the youth, the independents, can even "steal" some of the Dems, and ultimately the anti-Obama right is already guaranteed to show!
God Bless,
We still have a glimmer of hope,
Jeremy D. Shepherd

Be respectful, be

Be respectful, be professional, but make it so hot for them that they never want to be delegates again.

Send them books

Send each one of them a copy of Ron Paul's books.

The most IMPORTANT thing

you can do is to neutralize the "he cant win"ners. When we can out-argue them, and get more fair minded people on board, thats when we'll go places.

"Only a government can take a useful commodity like paper, and by adding ink, make it utterly worthless." - von Mises

huffington post

05/3/2012

"Helland said he gives credit to Paul, who has spent a lot of time in Iowa over the past several years, for changing the political culture.

"Paul staked out such an aggressive dialogue on cutting government that some of the steps we've taken in the legislature and at the federal level are possible because Ron Paul talked about it to the extent that it became politically palatable," Helland said.

"Ron Paul is the most successful presidential candidate in the last couple decades, even though he hasn't won the election," he continued. "He has shaped the dialogue."

Link:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/03/ron-paul-delegates_...

After being such an "underdog" from the main-steams perspective, for Paul to have the nomination from the RNC has the best chance to take the presidency. As someone who 15 years ago would have never considered voting for someone so socially conservative as Paul, I can say with confidence that everyone who wants to or would vote for Obama can be brought to consider the benefits of a Paul presidency, and all of us vocal 10,000's of people will fall out of the preverbal sky to canvass and contribute.

We can win, with work, and in the longer run of a decade, we have already won, should we have that long.

Or the RNC can black-out it's credibility with it's new base, a portion of which, like those in Nevada, will continue campaigning for liberty.

A president we can trust to work for Peace, Prosperity, Evidence based Reform, Transparency, and a return to Rule of Law. What is not to love? Civil society can flourish and the poisoning of land and culture can be curtailed, and reversed.

I have an essay I've been working on to sell the plank of life beginning at conception to environmentalist. I've convinced myself, and I'm

The left and moderates can be brought in in as large of number as can be reached with the right kind of consistent dialogue.

MY GOODNESS!!

I am totally humbled by the ridiculously enthusiastic energy in this thread. It is absolutely amazing to see.

Hats off to you TRUE patriots. You totally give me hope for the future.

Paul beats Obama in the polls?

We need to know how Paul polls against Obama. We already know that Romney trails Obama in all the major national polls. To raise Paul in the polls we must take the Limited Government stand and constitutionally educate America in every city across the nation. The Liberty Activists have been doing this, winning new Defenders of Liberty for many years - the polls should show this.
The Activists must continue to enter precinct elections and continue taking our message to the "front" with debates, rallies, aritcles, social networking, etc. In short, we just need to keep on doing what we're doing and we will rise high in the polls and show Tampa that only Paul can beat Obama - and Romney can't. The polls are the final word!