New delegate hereSubmitted by Sandelie on Wed, 05/28/2008 - 03:19
I just wanted to relay the experience I had last Saturday. In Clackamas County, Oregon, we had our bonus delegate GOP meeting.
For the entire county GOP, we had 52 people show up to the meeting. The names of the new pcps were read and about half the room stood up. As they eyes widened, it became clear something unusual was going on. Never had this many NEW pcps shown up to an ordinary bonus delegate meeting before. After a few seconds of awkward silence the chair congratulated the new members and everyone applauded.
After a bit of housekeeping a vote was taken to nominate and then elect the 16 bonus delegates to our state convention. Many, if not most, of the new pcps were nominated and elected. During the vote tally I could see some very worried faces. It didn't matter. They knew they were outnumbered. Our new county gop is now made up of mostly Ron Paul republicans. In two hours our county, the third most populated in a state of 36 counties, became a Ron Paul county.
Do I think this wil make the difference of Ron Paul winning the nomination? No. I think McCain will win. But I CAN say the amount of support for Paul has never been greater than it is right now here. It's growing by the day. And to be honest, changing the GOP is so much fun and so gratifying there is only optimism now. Seeing the change unfold before your very eyes makes the thought of Paul not winning seem very acceptable now. And now I know why. He is winning.