Stebbins: Paul supporters 'out to change hearts and minds'Submitted by DeMolay on Sun, 08/26/2012 - 18:43
TAMPA -- Marianne Stebbins told a national audience of Ron Paul supporters Sunday that that they must engage the political process without becoming beholden to it.
“Our goal is not political power, our goal is to live free,” Stebbins said to thunderous applause. “When politics becomes the goal, we have lost the mission.”
Stebbins, who is chairwoman of Paul’s campaign in Minnesota, was a featured speaker at a Ron Paul rally at University of South Florida that drew thousands of devotees of the Libertarian-leaning Texas Congressman.
The only Minnesotan to speak at the rally, Stebbins talked about the movements’ scrappy origins in Minnesota, growing from obscurity to becoming a driving force in state Republican politics.
She described the Paul uprising beginning when many “introverts and nerds crawled out of their parents basements” and got involved once they awakened to the alarming amount of government intrusion in their lives.