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Boston Meetup Report

I went to my first Meetup last night in Boston. There were a lot of us - I'd say about 30, which was great! Its nice to see so many Ron Paul supporters in one place. The downside was that it was difficult to talk to everyone since we were all sitting at one long table in a big noisy pub.

Some observations: As Dr. Paul always says, there were LOTS of young people - especially down at my end of the table. Most of the young people I talked to have heard of Dr. Paul only in the last few months -- either from the debates, or on YouTube! That reminded me of this article on LewRockwell.com: Ron Paul Leads in Polls of People Who Have Heard Him Speak. One time seems to be all that it takes. I first heard him on CNBC five years ago. His speaking time was probably less than three minutes, but he was on Alan Greenspan like a pit bull. CNBC had to cut away to save Chairman Greenspan's face. But that three minutes was all it took for me. I was hooked. Truth has a way of doing that to people.

The main point of this Meetup was to get to know one another and put faces to names from our email list. Afterwards the ideas were really flying on the list and we'll be getting together soon in different groups around Boston and New Hampshire. I think we all agreed that since we're so close (a one hour drive), that we can help out there and hopefully have a big impact.

One member of our group also has a great idea to set up a big screen and show Ron Paul DVDs in Harvard Square! This sounds like a great way to get exposure for Dr. Paul's ideas - in a public square - especially considering there are so many tourists from around the country visiting Harvard.

I think that we can give the one lonely guy who is always out stumping for the Revolutionary Communist Party in the square a good run for his money! We can show him how to really make a revolution!

It was great meeting all of you. Here's to a bright future.

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This is great!

In NH, being the first primary state, we need at least 16 volunteers each weekend to fan out in pairs to do up to 8 events that a ready made for getting lots of people to know Ron Paul.

I did three events this weekend, but 4 more needed to be attended to that were NOT. The ones that were covered often did NOT have any of the other candidates present besides Rudy Mitt or John (and when I say present, I mean, someone representing them)

Today we did an Old Home Day and then drove another hour to a GOP picnic. It was small, but I was able to give the GOP committee there our literature..as I did to the Nashua GOP who had a formal dinner.

The GOP has a table or tent set up at almost every one of these outdoor town, state or country functions, and all you do is stand there and hand out literature, signs and buttons to those interested. It's nice to have a buddy but I've even done them alone.


If you live anywhere near the NH border, please join either the Nashua or Concord Meetup and watch for these venues and RSVP to me on there. There are a few BIG FAIRS coming up and we'll need all day help.

Come to NH and make it a day, the fairs are fun and colorful, and there's always plenty of food around and I have water in the cooler and all the signs, literature, buttons and donations sheets you would need.

Jane Aitken, 35-Year Veteran Teacher
Ron Paul 2008 Consultant
GOP Woman of the Year 2009
Founder NH Tea Party Coalition (NOT AFFILIATED WITH ANY FAKE 2009 GROUP)
Founder USPEINetwork @ Yahoo (Nat'l Edu Activism Group)
Board Coalition of NH Taxpayers

here here!

That is a very encouraging report and I hope the meetings and the Harvard Square activities just take off from here.

My friends in the Nashua Ron Paul meetup are anxious to meet you all.

Rich Laplante

Honestly Michael, Did you....

think it'd ever come to this? I still remember vividly the first time we talked about it on your bullnotbull.com website many months ago.

I held my first meetup about a month ago and got almost 17 people, IN TOLEDO OHIO...It is very sureal.

I am such a long time underdog, I don't know what to do with all this success. I'm a lifelong Cleveland Browns fan if that gives you any indication.

I am glad to see you are branching out into the real world and are having the same success you've had here!!

Time is moving fast and I at one time thought that time was working against us, but I feel that is turning. To a certain degree I am wishing things would move along just a bit quicker.

We are reaching a critical juncture here. Ron Pauls popularity,if trends continue, will start to grow exponentially soon. At which point the MSM and the power that be, will have no choice but to get more aggresive in shooting him down.

BUT if he peaks right around the time of the Republican primaries, it may be too late for them to do anything...

Anyways, congrats on your meetup, it's really exciting, isn't it??

Robert NW Ohio
"The freedom tree is watered by the blood of both patriots and tyrants alike".........."time to water the tree"..Authors Unkn


Ditto rdenner

I too have been an underdog for so long, looking up is a new position, and I like it.

Stars are aligning

"if he peaks right around the time of the Republican primaries, it may be too late for them to do anything..."
I like this observation. I thought about it myself.
I think stars aligning for RP.
1) War going horribly.
2) New Democrats in Congress are not much better than Reps.And people see it now.
3) Rep. congressmen are bailing out from the war support. Who was right from the begining?
4)Nader wants to run. May take some votes from Dems nominee.
5) Polls show that Rep. voters are not happy with Top Tier. That is why Fred is so high. Looks like people wait for someone else. They didn't discover RP yet.
6) McCain has only 166K for primaries on hand.His campaign is basically in agony.
7) Romney has only 3 mil out of donors. Rest is his own money lend to the campaign.No much support.
8) Rudy collected less in 2nd quarter than in 1st.
9) Strong possibility of mild recession. (IMHO)
10) Inflation hitting News. Who is the only one talking aboout it?
11) With the money on hand RP will be in all debates up to the last. Each and every debate will have less contenders. More time for him.