Young Ron Paul Backers Stick With Their CandidateSubmitted by legalizeliberty on Thu, 07/26/2012 - 10:57
As a 23-year-old member of the millennial generation, it’s fitting that Jacinda Kidd’s induction into politics came from YouTube.
It was there she happened upon a video of Ron Paul last January and that moved her beyond casual conversations with friends to dive headfirst into political activism.
“I was completely moved by it,” she said. “He’s never compromised, never went back on his word. I was immediately attracted to that. In this day and age it’s hard to find somebody who’s that sincere.”
Kidd, a Johnson County Community College student, donated to Paul’s presidential campaign, organized her school’s Youth for Ron Paul chapter and traveled across the country to promote his message.
Today, most of the political world has moved on from the insurgent, libertarian campaign that rallied around Paul while Romney ran away with the Republican primaries.
Kidd represents many of the young people inspired by Paul’s candidacy — and who refuse to let his outsider campaign wither into some historical footnote. To them, the cause personified by Paul wasn’t defeated in the primaries, it was launched.
Now she’ll join a handful of young people from the Kansas City area trekking to Tampa for the Republican National Convention and a Ron Paul rally.