Countdown to Iowa Straw PollSubmitted by Michael Nystrom on Sat, 07/28/2007 - 00:00
The Iowa straw poll is critical for a number of reasons. There is a vast amount of press coverage, and the nationâ€™s eyes will be on Iowa for the day. This is a tremendous opportunity to display Congressman Paulâ€™s strength of support to a national audience. Also, success at the Straw Poll is a strong indicator of success at the Caucus. It is the next big step on the road to the White House. Candidates who fail to perform adequately at the Straw Poll often remove themselves from the race shortly after. Because the Straw Poll requires people to show up and spend their money, it is a truer test of a candidateâ€™s actual support than a phone poll, which requires no real effort on behalf of the supporter.
To help with the official campaign, see the official website for details on what you can do.
The campaign also needs your money! Donate now!
There are other ways you can help as well:
See Jive Dadson's video for a good overview of where to begin and what to do.
You can also Adopt an Iowan - this means you donate $35 - or whatever you can - to pay for an Iowan to vote in the poll. Only Iowa residents can vote, and it costs $35!
You can also donate to get radio and newspaper ads on the air in Iowa. Click here for more info.
If you're going to Iowa, read Kevin's excellent post on out of state volunteer info.. And if you go, be sure to write so that all of us sitting around at home can share in the excitement!
If I've left anything out (of course I have!) , please let the rest of us know in the comments below.
Go Ron Paul!