Secret: Even in 2011 we weren't listening to the campaign.Submitted by jaktober on Mon, 06/25/2012 - 20:51
I think this is an important time to bring this up. I just read the post about Benton telling MA Delegates not to file charges and how delegates should not listen to him.
There really was never a time when the "official" campaign was running the show.
They run their show. The rest of us are Americans trying to make our country better, and their candidate happened to be the best one to do that.
When I was meeting with the San Francisco "meet-up" group (later became "Grassroots for Liberty") and doing phone banking for the Iowa Straw Poll (ah, seems just like yesterday), we never conceded to the campaigns wishes. We continued making calls independently. Two reasons, one, to a certain degree the "official" campaign always has to display control over their campaign, and two, we didn't...put it on...the official campaign to do everything necessary to win.
When I was in Iowa, and Occupy was starting, we wanted to go. The "official" campaign told the regional organizer I had been working with not to go (they had told the entire staff not to go). We still went.
We knew they logistically couldn't, and that the whole point of this revolution was to take control ourselves. So we took control of what we felt needed to be done.
The Super Brochure, not endorsed by the "official" campaign, now, can you image working on this campaign without the Super Brochure? I can't. I met the guy who made it, I was there when he came to South Carolina the day of a debate (and a rally) and we first passed them out. It was an awesome day. I met Ron Paul that day.
I've worn Ron Paul t-shirts to Green Party meetings, approached businesses for Ron Paul, attended all sorts of political groups that I couldn't have done if I only did what was official approved by the campaign.
I didn't work for them.
We don't work for them.
They work for Ron Paul's Presidential Committee.
I work for myself.
We work for ourselves.
Now we need to take legal action.
Lawyers for Ron Paul is the "unofficial" campaign right now.
Whether or not only that group works on these legal actions, or more independent lawyers start helping out.
This is a part of the campaign that I can not help with in any way, other than maybe $5 here and there.
We need every Lawyer in the grassroots to offer time.
Pro-bono for Liberty!