Getting Out and Meeting the People
This is an update from our friend, the Constitutional Cat:
Hi Ron Paul supporters,
Yesterday I went to the local office of the Supervisor of Elections and picked up 100 voter registration forms. I rented a table at the local flea market. Last night I went to Kinkos and printed a Ron Paul Revolution Banner from the files section of the Meetup group. (While I was there I talked to a Catholic Priest about Ron's Right to Life record). I also printed 150 flyers from the files section too. I arrived at the flea market at 8:30, and things were slow up until 10:00. Then the people started coming in. I spoke with all sorts of people.
I had 75 people come to my table and pick up Ron Paul literature. I was able to speak with them personally. The typical response of 60% of the people was similar to this statement..... What is happening to America?......I am deeply concerned about losing my individual rights. The easy response to this objection was... That is why you should vote for Ron Paul.... This was a great time to tell them the following answers to this objection... Ron Paul is the biggest defender of the Constitution, and he doesn't vote for legislation unless it matches up with the constitution. Ron Paul wants to simplify our government and make sure we are protected by the Bill of Rights. This is when people's eyes got big.... "How do you know
that he isn't greedy like the rest of those crooks." "Because Ron Paul is the only Congressman who doesnt accept corporate lobbyist payoffs."
By this time, the future Ron Paul voter is salivating.... The thought of electing a politician who wants to support the Constitution is an ideal to so many people -- this is really what they want.
There was a Navy officer in full uniform who came to the table. I explained to him that Ron Paul does not support going to war based on UN resolutions, but he supports America fighting battles based on the Constitution. The Navy officer immediately grabbed the literature, and I thanked him for his service to his country. There was a sweet old lady who came up to me, and said.... "I subscribe to the magazine American Conservative, and they just had a wonderful article about Ron Paul. She took a voter application, and is changing her party affiliation to Republican.
There were many opportunities. One fellow gave me support money for Ron's Campaign, and I am forwarding that... plus my own... to the Ron Paul campaign. I made some big progress outside of the Internet, by selling Ron Paul to people, shaking hands, and pressing the flesh.
I saw a friend I know who is a musician from a church. He asked me what I was doing there. I told him I was campaigning for the biggest right to lifer I could find. He took the literature and said.... I will vote for him too, I trust you. Oh, I will be out there during following weekends.
For some people, I just gave them the literature with the website information and recommended they research it on their own, to make thier own decisions. We can win people. we can't rely on any media.... We have got to meet people face to face and discuss the issues. We are Winning. Ron Paul is winning big time. I recommend you go to your local community and try the same thing.