Paulfest flops needs to ask Benton and his apologists for donations to cover losses, not usSubmitted by nathanv on Sun, 08/26/2012 - 10:28
I donated to Paul 2012 on several occasions to elect Paul for president because it was not about the money. Organizers of Paulfest (not to be confused with event at Sun Dome stadium today) are trying to collect money for their supposed 5 figure losses by using a video tagged with a misleading subject heading.
I donated money to the campaign to elect Paul for president, not to advance any other agenda. I was not looking to change the Republican party, to audit the fed, to link our money to the gold standard, or to advance any other agenda if it meant leaving Ron Paul sidelined in the end. Many of us disagreed with the campaign's direction early on, but our voices were drown out on this website by a rabid element of the "faithful".
Months ago, we were allowed to donate our money, and there were plenty of cheers for that. But many of us who also donated were not allowed any dialog that implied we did not have full confidence in the direction that the campaign was heading without greif. We would be visciously attacked as "traitors", "tards", "operatives" etc...and our loyalty was questioned right here on the Daily Paul...among our own fellow libertarians.
Many people could see the wheels coming off the campaign bus early on, but legions of supporters on the Daily Paul held a blind allegiance to Benton and his campaign strategy. They wanted everybody to believe that the campaign held some magic feather and all we had to do was keep donating our money...because "they know what they are doing".
For organizers of Paul Fest to accept donations by blaming losses caused by the media's conspiritorial coverage of the hurricane is as lame as their event was. I guess all that video on tv showing the devistation in Hati should have been ignored for their profits. Professional organizers buy event insurance...and yes, you can even buy weather insurance.
I guarantee that more people stayed home because of Benton's dealings with the RNC than because of the weather. In fact poor weather would have been to our advantage. No Ron Paul supprter that I know would have been afraid to get wet in Florida. Many of us worked at night in windy sub-zero weather passing out brochures for hours on end and putting up signs in Iowa.
It is time to put the blame where it belongs...politics has always been dirty, there are no acceptable excuses for losing and there should have only been one goal. Or for some..is it all about the money?