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Colorado State Convention - Update

The Colorado State convention is today.

We didn't do well.

The rank and file Republicans voted just the way they were supposed to.

A motion was made to allow a representative to speak for Dr. Paul. The vote came... it was the closest of the day. Someone called for division and when the standing vote came it was obvious that we were greatly outnumbered.

I voted for our slate but left right afterwards as the results are pretty obvious to me. We may get an alternate... we could possibly even get a delegate...

But I'm not holding my breath.



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Some interesting points about the Colorado state convention:

After quickly adding up the vote totals it appears that Ron Paul Republicans garnered about 25% of all votes cast.

Most people are not aware that the state GOP's Central Scrutinizer already knew what Bonnie was going to speak about. It was the exact same speech she gave at CD7. It was about unity -- that's why they didn't want her to speak. Her speech at CD7 was so popular that even the paid McCain staffers told her that they loved the speech.

And she did NOT speak about the "unite or die" brand of unity that McCain supporters peddle. She was essentially going to say: Let's agree to disagree on presidential candidates AND if you treat us in a fair way by obeying the spirit of the rules, then we'll unite to help you with local candidates who we like.
If they can't give us five minutes to speak, then I won't give them five minutes to win local races in November. The only candidates I will advocate in Colorado are the ones who have been endorsed by Ron Paul. George Lilly for Congress (who cares if he's not in my district, he's still MY congressional candidate). And MY senator is Murray Sabrin from New Jersey -- that's where I'm donating money.

I would be interested to know how many minutes they wasted blocking Bonnie from speaking. I suspect they spent more time fighting us than the three-minute speech she would have delivered.

I can't believe that McCain supporters could ever think it's a good idea to boo a disabled veteran for expressing his presidential choice. I didn't boo any of the McCain supporters... except for one jackass who accused Ron Paul of "looking like Lenin."

McCain supporters could NOT bring themselves to cheer most of the McCain delegates -- there was dead silence following most of them speaking. McCain supporters DID exert effort booing Ron Paul delegates however. Believe it or not, that's good news, because "What you resist persists"
And of course all the Ron Paul supporters got lots of good cheers -- we were the only ones putting the "party" in Republican Party.

Joel Cannon

UPDATE

It appears that about 50 McCain supporters have already switched over to supporting Ron Paul. Too late for delegate selection, but these people can help us make the party obey their own rules.

Joel, You and Bonnie are

Joel,
You and Bonnie are wonderful people.. It was a pleasure to fight with you and get to know you and to have you as my friends! Again, thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything. all the time, money ,blood sweat and tears you and Bonnie put into this thing! your efforts were SUPERHUMAN!

as for me and my home, we shall worship the LORD

The March for Liberty Carries On in Colorado!

Yesterday was a great victory for every Ron Paul supporter in Colorado! We carried our message with dignity and honor, and we showed everyone that we are standing tall for our Constitution, our Republic, and Liberty! About half of the 380 National Delegate nominees were supporting the message of freedom, and speaking out proudly for Ron Paul and traditional conservative values. I know everyone was cheering as our delegates crossed the stage in their gold Ron Paul t-shirts, speaking with passion for Dr. Paul and his message of peace, hope and prosperity.

WE HAVE SO MUCH TO BE PROUD OF AND TO BE THANKFUL FOR! LOOK AT HOW MUCH PROGRESS WE HAVE MADE AND VICTORIES ACHIEVED!

First, I would like to thank everyone in our incredible grass roots organization for their dedication, enthusiasm and support with this campaign! Second, my special thanks to Bonnie Solan and Jeff Wright, for their outstanding leadership and friendship. Third, thanks to all the Patriots who contributed their time, money and talents to help us win. Three cheers for Joby Weeks, Patty Springmeier, Joel Cannon, Jeremy Trudell, Mike Spalding, Carmelia Van Horn, George Tremblay, Chris Yankowski, Doug Jones, Charlie Aligaen, Antoinette Henson, Rob Osborne, Lindsay Frisch, Hans Holland, Scott Ellis, Janet Meisinger, Ryan Readenour, Mike Toles, Michelle Northrup, Chris Maj, and everyone else who contributed to our success! Lastly, I would like to thank my friends at the National campaign -- Debbie Hopper, Jeff Greenspan, Justine Lam and Bill Dumas.

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF OUR NATIONAL DELEGATE NOMINEES FOR DOING GREAT! SEAN DOHERTY, CHARLIE ALIGAEN, HELEN CAMPBELL, ANTOINETTE HENSON, GEORGE LILLY, GEOFFREY BROUGHTON, JOBY WEEKS, SCOTT ZIEBELL, KENNETH MIHALIK, TIMOTHY PHIPPARD, CARMELIA VAN HORN, ROBERTY REILLY, SHAWN SCANNELL, TC BELL, LORINDA MCBRIDE, JEFFRY AUFDERHEIDE, BRIAN SYDNES, JEREMY TRUDELL, GEORGE TREMBLAY, JOSEPH WOYTE, JOHN THURMAN, AND BRADLEY PIERSON!! THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR HARD WORK HERE!!

I know we were all very disappointed that the State GOP Chairman, Dick Wadhams, did not extend an invitation to Dr. Paul to speak at the convention despite numerous requests and phone calls. Even with our large delegate contingent, the State GOP still did not have a Ron Paul representative listed in the agenda to speak on behalf of Dr. Paul. They did this on purpose, knowing that our motion to be heard would be ruled “out of order” and that the majority would support the decision of the chair. Well, this actually back-fired on them, as it clearly showed everyone their idea of “fairness”. We were good ambassadors for Ron Paul, and we acted with dignity and class and followed the rules.

We stood up for our rights during the convention, and insisted that the rules be followed. When we identified someone illegally handing out the “Unity slates” during the convention, we asserted our rights with the GOP Chairman and had this be stopped (my thanks to Dick Wadhams for making this prompt announcement to the assembly). When we were smeared with the “pink sheet anti-Ron Paul slates”, we asserted our rights and ensured that they were removed from CD3 and CD5 (my thanks to Marti Allbright for assisting us with this). [Unfortunately they were being distributed again on Saturday morning at the convention -- but we had them stopped yet again.] When we didn’t get a speaking spot, Jeff Wright asserted our right and made the motion for our voices to be heard by the assembly (I would like to thank the CD3 Chair for introducing me to speak on Friday). This was a golden opportunity for the “Unity camp” to offer our supporters an olive branch, and to act with fairness and grace. Several County Chairs and McCain delegates did support us, and we thank them for this.

WELL, TODAY IS THE BEGINNING OF PHASE TWO IN OUR MARCH FOR LIBERTY AND FREEDOM! AS PATRIOTS, WE ARE ENCOURAGED TO KNOW THAT THERE ARE OVER 1 MILLION RON PAUL SUPPORTERS NATIONWIDE. THERE ARE MILLLIONS MORE WHO EMBRACE THE IDEALS OF LIBERTY!

We have an organization. We have a large database. We have the most dedicated, passionate grass root supporters in Colorado. We have learned how the process works, and what needs to be done in this next phase. Educating fellow Americans about Liberty will be a major effort now, and will help us double and triple our base as we share the message. Helping elect like-minded representatives will also be another major goal. We have many more objectives to add to this list. Your ideas and suggestions are welcomed.

Ron Paul is absolutely right. “If we want to live in a free society, we need to break free from these artificial limitations on free debate and start asking serious questions once again. I am happy that my campaign for the presidency has finally raised some of them. But this is a long-term project that will persist far into the future. These ideas cannot be allowed to die, buried beneath the mind-numbing chorus of empty slogans and inanities that constitute official political discourse in America.” It is up to us to carry this torch!

ON BEHALF OF JEFF WRIGHT, BONNIE SOLAN, AND ALL OF OUR STATE LEADERS – THANK YOU AGAIN FOR BEING PART OF THE HOPE FOR AMERICA IN COLORADO! LET’S CELEBRATE OUR SUCCESSES, AND KEEP MOVING FORWARD IN OUR MARCH TO DEFEND LIBERTY AND FREEDOM!!

"Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women. When it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can save it." Judge Learned Hand (1872-1961)

"Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!" Patrick Henry

Cheers, Carl
CO/WY State Volunteer Coordinator
Long Live the Ron Paul R3volution!

Incredible work and tenacity

Incredible work and tenacity displayed by all involved. It's not easy trying to run uphill, and you folks are running a marathon!

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"The main thing that I learned about conspiracy theory is that conspiracy theorists actually believe in a conspiracy because that is more comforting. The truth of the world is that it is chaotic..." —Alan Moore

BOO-YA! Thank You Colorado!

I absolutley love your report and positive enthusiam after enduring this frustrating process! The fact that you represented us in a dignified manner I'm sure has not gone unnoticed by the old party unity people. This is how some of delegates for McCain, Romney etc.. will be moved to vote Ron Paul as soon as they are unbound from the first vote! We have til Sept to influence more delegates to do the same! Thank you for being passionate honest and dignified...this speaks much louder than anything they can see and doesnt give them a chance to paint us as fringe or kooks!
Whoo Hooo! This is exactly what RP has been telling us...stand proud..we are the future!

I have a thought I keep close to my heart every day ..
"Ron Paul will win in the most spectacular way!!!"

"I think we are living in a world of lies: lies that don't even know they are lies, because they are the children and grandchildren of lies." ~ Chris Floyd

Give yourself some credit! What is happening is unprecedented

According to the score the game has been over for some time yet Ron Paul Revolutionaries continue to stand up and be counted.

We may have lost a battle but it shows we have the moral courage to do the right thing and have signaled those the the winds of change are coming. The tide will turn and when it does the weak and jelly-fish no backboned political chameleons will sense it and then we'll be the majority. The lesson now is to remember those who stood up now. They are the true leaders and courageous.

Mike
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Mike
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Yes thanks to Bonnie, who is

Yes thanks to Bonnie, who is very dedicated and carry's the light for freedom and truth deep within her that seems to be never ending. Hope you get some rest for a few weeks.

at the Convention, Mitt

at the Convention, Mitt Romney came to speak for John McCain.
the vote for Delegates was already done.. The Ron Paul people Moved to have a Ron Paul speaker get only 5 minutes of time to speak for Ron Paul. what damage would it have done to let a speaker For Ron Paul speak? the voting for Delegate positions was already being counted.. the votes were cast? It would not have influenced any voting for delegate positions!.. this is what will come to backfire against the GOP this Fall. The establishment GOP wants to treat the Ron Paul Republicans like redheaded step children! I WILL NOT VOTE FOR SCHAEFFER. !( running for Tom Tancredos seat) after the way we were treated by Wadhams.Every vote on my ballot will be either LP party or CP party! I am sick and tired of brainwashed people towing the party line. The problem is the party line is big government, socialism, and loss of US Soveirgnty! To the Iraqi War veteran who was booed when he stood in the gap and gave his support to Ron Paul! thank you! I sat there and could not believe that the McCain idiots would boo a Soldier of the US armed forces for his service! I was happy to see that atleast 65% of the people running for national delegate were Ron Paul supporters! And I was amazed at how many Ron Paul republicans were there.. I thought that the turnout was big.. many Ron Paul buttons and stickers and signs! I can not beleive that we did not get atleast half the delegate spots, but who knows! the Republican party is a joke! it is nothing more then a good ole boys club! come this fall when there will be more than 1,000,000 republican votes that do not go to McCain they will have no one but themselves to blame! and if they think that we true Constitutionalist Ron Paul republicans will vote for people who employ these kind of tactics against there own republican brothers for the sake of UNITY, you had better think again! UNITY for the sake of party will not happen! the Republican party will not survive after this debacle! To Bonnie! You are a true Republican! I was amazed at all the tireless, hard work, blood sweat and tears that you put into getting Ron Paul elected! You deserve a huge THANK YOU! your efforts will not be invein! the Revolution has just started! I will Not go quietly into that good night! we Ron Paul republicans are here and were not going anywhere!

as for me and my home, we shall worship the LORD

why these numbers

I can not beleive that we did not get atleast half the delegate spots, but who knows!

I don't know if I met you, though I was trying to introduce myself to everyone with RP stickers the past couple days!


I know why we didn't get 1/4 or 1/3 of the slots. A couple weeks ago I attended CD7 to observe. RP took the last alternate slot for National. Afterward I listened to about three hours of the audio. About five days ago I had a nagging feeling that something was not right with this - we have around 20% support, but we weren't getting the delegates.

I listened to the CD7 audio again, and I found it. There is a specific part of the rules in Colorado that appear harmless but create an insurmountable advantage for the incumbents / those running the show. (At this time, I will not specifically say more about this. If I told you and you know, please be quiet about this for a while.)
For how we can change this in the future, I am just going to say more of what you have heard for months: each of us, YOU must get involved and get positions in you local GOP and even get elected to local positions such as city council, county commissioner, etc. Then you will be in place to help us get this changed.

The past few days I tried to talk about this, though unfortunately I failed to gather support. The leadership was busy, and who am I?...
My inability to gather leadership support on this issue is my only personal disappointment of the past six months. While I wish I had discovered this issue a long time ago, discoveries happen when they happen. I had no prior political background, so it was my motivation to attend and sit through all of CD7 that even allowed the possibility of this discovery.

Enjoy the summer, then PLEASE get involved locally - in your county GOP get on the Rules Committee, go to city council meetings and submit agenda items, get on city council.

Yes, I AM thinking about

Yes, I AM thinking about running for our state representative spot. after Mike Kopp moves on.. Mike Kopp is outstanding! but you are right we must infiltrate the party like they did to us! and get INVOLVED! it is the lack of involvement that has killed true Conservative values in the GOP you are right!

as for me and my home, we shall worship the LORD

A message from our organizer

Joel and I (and I'm sure I speak for Carl and Jeff too) want to thank you all so much for all of your hard work and dedication!

Today, we lost the right way...and Wadhams surely won the wrong way, which WILL, and already is, backfiring on him.

From the HUGE amount of apologies many of us were receiving from the established Republicans, we really came out on top. I personally had about 50 people come up to me and say how sorry they were for the illegal, immoral and biased way that Wadhams handled the speaking situation, and they said that they would write him and tell him how they will never vote for him as State chair again.

One person even told me that they could NOT vote for Bob Schaffer as long as Wadhams is his campaign manager. Since Wadhams (due to his lack of honesty, integrity and just down right illegal way of conducting a meeting) just proved to a huge amount of people that since he didn't follow the CO State bylaws, thus showing he can't be trusted, that Schaffer must be the same way by employing Wadhams...thus making Schaffer untrustworthy. Ouch! Guilt by association. Wow! I wonder if anyone else is going to do the same thing. Poor Schaffer, this could really hurt his campaign.

I was stunned when the "McCain" crown boo'ed an Iraqi disabled veteran, just because he supports Ron Paul! I guess in their book, you can only be a good soldier if you support and speak kindly of McCain. Even me, as such a dedicated Republican, was so disgusted at all of those people booing a veteran...well I guess they just showed their true colors of how they REALLY feel about all of our troops. Shame on them! I'm sure when that is posted on YouTube, the McCain campaign will really get some emails from our honorable soldiers.

I was also amazed when they physically removed that young woman for exercising her 1st amendment rights to freedom of expression by holding up her Stop the war sign (paraphrasing). They evicted her, but they would not evict the McCain people illegally handing out campaign materials on the floor, even AFTER Wadhams told them to stop. I guess if the McCain people break the rules, it's ok.

We may not have garnered any delegates, but thanks to Wadhams, we DID garner a HUGE amount of support from people that most likely would not have supported us...so a BIG thank you goes to Dick Wadhams for treating the Ron Paul people unfairly! He really helped out our cause by doing so. Giggle....

Well, please send this email out far and wide. Each of you deserves a standing ovation for all you went through...and we turned the tide! I hope the press really reports the truth. This could be a major turning point! Enjoy a little time off, then we start the REAL Revolution!!!

Our love and blessings to you all! Don't forget to donate to LibertyDay.org!!!

I didn't see that

I was also amazed when they physically removed that young woman

I didn't see that.
I did observe that after balloting, the person (I won't print his name - he can do so if he chooses) who was ejected from CD1 (while he followed RROO) went to the front and began reading his petition to reconvene CD1 next month. Wadhams said he was out of order and had him ejected.

Despite the down tone of the

Despite the down tone of the original post, this reply warms my heart. When RP supporters outwardly promote honesty and fairness without coming off as the lunatic fringe, it shows the true colors of the neocons to those who are on the fence. We will win the battle this way, period.

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"Basically I'm in the idea business — whether it's a musical idea or a spoken idea ... If you wind up with a political system that wants to put idea men out of business, then you have worry on your hands."

-- Frank Zappa

McCain and his ilk need to

McCain and his ilk need to be shown the door. They are corrupt beyond belief.

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"The main thing that I learned about conspiracy theory is that conspiracy theorists actually believe in a conspiracy because that is more comforting. The truth of the world is that it is chaotic..." —Alan Moore

they are either the stupidist...and I do mean stupidist of all..

people, or just plain possessed by evil reptilian creatures ,and such...

LMAO

thanks for that comment as i just watched a you tube about the reptiles!! i REALLY needed a laugh too as i sit here printing out flyers for the convention here in IN. tomorrow! cannot wait!
~peace

~peace

It ain't over

til it's over. Hang in there and don't let 'em see you sweat. They are all bluff, deceit and deception. Find your RP people and rally your energies. Don't weaken - stay focused. Many a game was won in the last few seconds of play....