Cold, Rain and Snow
I’m hoping for a cold and nasty winter. But one that starts off mildly. Above average temperatures through the first of the year. Then turning sharply colder with storms throughout late winter and early spring. The kind of weather that makes you want to stay in the house unless you absolutely have to go out. Blizzards and bitter cold from Wyoming to New Hampshire. Torrential rains in Florida and South Carolina.
That would be perfect Ron Paul weather.
A mild start in December and early January. To let our army of dedicated volunteers go door to door in support of the message of freedom – the message that Dr. Ron Paul carries as the standard bearer for liberty loving Americans.
Then when the primaries begin give us the kind of stuff that makes you want to pull the covers back over your head when the alarm goes off. Bitter cold so those McCain and Huckabee supporters say, “I’m not going out today for anybody.” Heavy snow so the Thompson and Tancredo people say, “Not me.” Pouring rain so the Giuliani and Romney voters say, “It’s not worth going out.”
That will be Ron Paul weather because nothing will keep his supporters away from the polls. And they’ll be making sure that other Paulites they know have a ride if they need one.
Look at the enthusiasm for Dr. Paul and his message all over the country. Thousands of people showing up with relatively little prior notice at rallies. Every internet poll overwhelmingly in favor of Ron Paul. Why? Because Americans across the country who want their voice to be heard are speaking out. And they are finding ways to be heard. And when the primaries and caucuses get here these people are going to be heard in a very loud way. They will go out and vote for Ron Paul while their neighbors who support the “top tier” candidates sit at home because they really don’t like any of the rest of the Republican candidates.
The internet polls are ours. No matter what type of restriction or control is used the results will be the same. Ron Paul will win easily. I knew this before the recent CNBC debate. As I watched the debate and noticed how little time they gave Dr. Paul I still had no doubt that he’d easily win the post-debate poll. Because I knew there were thousands of devoted supporters like me out there who are taking the time to vote. We are not hacking or spamming or cheating. We are just voting. And these same supporters are taking the time to attend rallies, hand out literature, write letters to the editor, make and hang signs, donate money and all the other things necessary for a winning political campaign. These internet polls are but a warning to the status quo power brokers in Washington of the change that is in the making. They are the whistle of the oncoming train in the distance warning to get on board, get out of the way or get run over.
The straw polls are another good sign for us. These things are usually heavily weighed towards the candidates favored by the party machine. But we have Ron Paul supporters going out to these polls, often paying to do so, and voting with the country’s best interest in mind, not their own self interests as the majority of the party faithful who usually participate in these events are doing. And make no mistake, the local party faithful, who we will need to win the presidency, are noticing. When you have a county straw poll where 50 people has been a good turnout in the past suddenly have 80 Ron Paul supporters show up to vote, it causes county party chairmen to notice. And to want these enthusiastic supporters on his or her side for local issues in the future.
The third quarter fundraising effort can’t be ignored. When asked, the people responded. And the relatively low average donation amount shows that there are many more of us out there than the other candidates want to admit, especially among the active military and veterans. And what really has to scare them is the fact that each Ron Paul backer has the same number of votes on Election Day as a CEO from the military-industrial complex does – one. The other candidates can’t even count on the votes of the people who donated money to them. Because those military-industrial complex CEOs hedge their bets by donating to all of the approved neo-con candidates, just in case.
Finally, another thing that has me feeling good is reading the Daily Paul and other similar sites. How many, many comments there are out there from people who say they just heard of Dr. Paul in the last few days and are now not just a supporter, but an enthusiastic supporter. They tell how they have finally found a candidate who they can believe in and trust. Because Dr. Paul has a voting record worthy of trust. And he has a platform worthy of support. A platform that is worthy of support not only from today’s voters, but from the founding fathers as well because it is a platform in accordance to the Constitution.
So give me that cold, rain and snow for the primaries. Give me that weather that will keep the uninspired at home. Because there is nothing that will stop a Ron Paul supporter from getting to the polls. And there is nothing that will stop us from getting the Republican presidential nomination for Dr. Ron Paul of the fourteenth congressional district of Texas.