Her Romney-voting father was not impressed by my Ron Paul car sticker (Friday night story)Submitted by Delysid on Fri, 02/01/2013 - 20:19
So I met a nice girl a few weeks ago, and I went over to her family farm to hang out. As soon as I got there her Dad pulled into the driveway after me, and I saw him looking at my car. (I assumed it was because it was an unfamiliar car in his driveway.)
I walked over to introduce myself to him, and before I got too close he yelled out, sarcastically, "Ron Paul, huh?"
I smiled and replied "yeah of course. Best vote of my life."
He just looked at me.
Then I said "and I donated a lot of money to his campaign, too." (A few hundred bucks is a lot to me at this point.)
He kind of laughed, gave me a puzzled look, and said "Really? That's probably why we lost."
I smiled and teased him and said "naw we lost because we didn't nominate him in the first place."
That was the end of the political discussion for the night. Then she told me about their conversation the next morning. I guess it bothered him, and she told me he went on and on about it for 20 minutes...
"Why would he vote for someone he knew was going to lose?"
"Why would he give money to someone he knew was going to lose?"
"Did he want Obama to win?"
"Does he have a job?"
She laughed telling me the story, and I guess just told him "I don't know? Why don't you ask him?"
I wish he would have asked me. I would have been happy to explain myself.
But I wonder, how many other tirades has my inconspicuous "Ron Paul 2012" bumper sticker generated?