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.