Jesse Benton Wouldn't Override DecisionSubmitted by paddysforronpaul on Thu, 09/13/2012 - 16:41
So Jesse Benton is going to work for Mitch McConnell. At the Ron Paul Rally and the after party at Whiskey Joe's, the defrauded delegates from Oklahoma were not allowed in the private delegate area.
At Whiskey Joe's I asked Mr. Benton about this and I told him that I felt this was wrong, and I even offered to put him in touch right there with the delegate who could get in touch right there with all the Oklahoma people. In other words, I was giving him the oppurtunity to rectify this bullshit exclusion of our Parking Lot Delegates.
He seemed very nervous and called me "sir," and he called a young lady from his staff and asked her about it. She seemed confident and said something about the Oklahoma people were outside, yesm but there was a party outside as well. Jesse than came back to me and said, "A decision has been made, and I'm not going to overturn that decision."
Why would they exclude our people? I don't know, but the scuttle-but is because they went into the parking lot and it looked bad?!
This election cycle we have been told again and again that we did not want to be too extreme. We did not want to play into their hands and be smeared as "kooks." I'm all for putting your best foot forward, and even I have censored myself and conducted myself differently with a mind to representing Dr. Paul as best I could. But what exactly were we being careful for? Were we protecting Dr. Paul or Jesse Benton's future career?
The exclusion of Oklahoma from a Ron Paul event is appalling. Just as appalling as the campaign not helping Oklahoma with their RNC complaint. We are pissed off Americans. Our founders tarred and feathered people for assaults far less than the RNC and state GOPs have done to us this election cycle. I believe in peace and abiding by the law, but what I cannot abide is our own campaign being disrespectful to our own people.
I gave an Oklahoma delegate my delegate band for the rally and on Wednesday I gave another my delegate credentials so he could be on the floor during the tribute. I know other delegates helped as well. Bottom line is if Rand runs in 2016 with Benton at the helm or anyone else that was behind the mismanagement of the 2012 campaign how can we be expected to stand for it?