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Polling Phone Call Last Night

Not sure why they chose Halloween night of all nights to do this call, but last night in the middle of the festivities I got a call from the Alabama College Republicans (?). I listened to the spokesman (President of the ACR?) give his message about how bad Obama is and how Romney will save us all.

Then this little old lady got on and asks me if I watched the foreign policy debate. I replied "No". Then a brief moment of quiet. Then she asked was that deliberate? I said "Yes".

Then she jumps into something along the lines of "Obama's foreign policy is a joke and is harming Americans... blah blah blah. Mitt Romney will fix these problems and blah...

I jumped in with "I have to stop you right there. I'm voting for Ron Paul. I'm writing him in. I'm not voting for Romney."

*dead stunned silence*

Then she goes on to tell me that the call is recorded and the message was not sponsored by any particular candidate blah blah blah.

The stunned silence made my day though.
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MOST excellent!

I'd have told her I voted for Gary Johnson which would have caused the same reaction - or worse.

In my state a write-in for Dr. Paul won't be counted but they DO have to tally up every Libertarian Party vote.

The main thing is, I want the GOP/RNC to know (when they lose) that WE made the difference.

If they would have nominated Ron Paul, he WOULD have beaten Obama.

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

Here's my response to one of their emails

Hello "Friend",

I'm a proud RON PAUL REPUBLICAN. I would NEVER vote for a big-government loving, Obamacare creating, FAKE conservative pinko liberal monster like Romney. I'm voting for Gary Johnson next Tuesday.

I hope Romney loses by a HUGE margin, and I hope you FAKE conservatives blame us Ron Paul supporters for it. We'll accept your blame with absolute glee in our hearts!!!

The age of the neo-con FAKE conservative is dead. Liberty is the future. You can either get on board or get the HELL out the way!!

--- I know it sounds angry, but what can I say ... I AM angry.

After reading your list of

After reading your list of names, some of them could easily be applied to Johnson.

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where r u

In alabama? Daphne here

Hsv

outside of Huntsville

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Blowback

I've somehow gotten on the Republican email and direct mail lists. Probably because I was a RP delegate to the state convention.

Rather than just hitting "delete" I have replied that "due to the conduct of the RNC in violating their own rules and cheating Ron Paul, I am unable to support any Republican candidate. Please take me off your list".

Thetis

In Oregon

I actually did find *a* Republican to vote for with some enthusiasm -
the candidate for Attorney General, James Buchal:

http://buchal4ag.com/issues/

Would vote for this guy, but I'm not in his district:

http://www.tokeofthetown.com/2012/10/gop_oregon_state_senate...

pretty bleak, other than that.

Fortunately, the Democratic State Senate candidate where I do vote
is also endorsed by the Libertarians:

http://www.gerihauser.com/issues-district-27/

Yeah. I'm not sure why this

Yeah. I'm not sure why this is a surprise to people. It's like everyone who just assumes I like Romney because I'm a Mormon. When I tell them I would never support him, they're always like "What?! But you're Mormon!" So? Oh well. Way to stand up for what you believe.

I understand...

I understand that 80+% of Mormons do support Romney so what does that say about people who find Mormonism appealing?

Mark

They're just ignorant... like

They're just ignorant... like the 95% of Americans that will vote for either Romney or Obama.

Followers...

...

Your being able

to tell her you're voting for Ron Paul made my day. Good for you.

And how stupid do they think we are...Romney's foreign policy will save us...now that's scary.

The law cannot make a wicked person virtuous…God’s grace alone can accomplish such a thing.
Ron Paul - The Revolution

Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms. Ron Paul