Battle of Orlando is Over! Florida is the graveyard of frontrunners. Thanks to you who voted at straw poll.Submitted by hectorinmiami on Tue, 09/27/2011 - 02:09
BE PROUD: Florida Straw Poll has shaken the establishment
Yes, Cain won by a landslide. Even with Ron Paul placing 5th, what happened is very good.
85% of all delegates this past weekend said NO PERRY!!! And 71% said NO to BOTH Perry and Romney. So who is third after those two in national polls? You guessed it, Ron Paul. Paul has the most to gain from these two campaigns collapsing.
Don't focus on the complaints that have been made that the Ron Paul campaign could have done more of this or that. Maybe its true but it was impractical to think he'd win. This was a $175 a ticket straw poll with a short and restricted registration setup plus you had to travel to the location to cast your ballot (many people were put off by the nearly 1,000 mile drive to and back which was my case as well). In fact, most people at P5 just wanted to see and hear Ron Paul in person so winning was not a priority.
Just remember the most important news out of Orlando: Perry is Toast and Ron Paul is HOT! How sweet it is that Florida is the graveyard of frontrunners :-)
Someone said that paying the $175 is like "paying a bribe to the war party of Florida." How bitter and discouraged was that guy? Clearly, he or she did not know what they paid for.
Let me remind you...
Baton Rouge, LA (Grand Opening of Louisiana's campaign headquarters) 9/23/11
"Nearly 500 activists and supporters attended the Grand Opening of Ron Paul's Louisiana campaign headquarters in Baton Rouge on Friday night- proving that the r3VOLution is truly reaching new heights! The Congressman apparently spoke for only a few minutes, after a long day of events and travel. The interviews are few and far between at this point- but the campaigning is at a fever pitch."
Orlando, FL (Meet and Greet) 9/23/11
"On Friday morning, Rep. Ron Paul fit in a meet and greet with supporters at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, Florida"
I have said it again and again that Newt is the most polished speaker on the stage. But remember, these debates are not true debates in the sense that we learn in high school. This is more of a practiced drama. While we are all of focused on Fox News tonight some bureaucrat somewhere is making off with our liberties and spending our country's prosperity.
Florida GOP Debate goers -
You may not want to wear or carry any RP stuff. If you do, hide it.
Seems the Florida GOP has stooped to complete desperation and is screening people:
You might even want to go stealth (and gag all night) and wear a Romney or Perry shirt instead.
Take a button up shirt/blouse/dress, tie, slacks, and suit jacket as well, in case they use T-shirts as a disqualification for entry.
Be prepared to counter whatever reason they may pull out of their you know whats.
Just talking to Robert. Looks like it will cost $1,500 for Thursday and he's a supporter, so that is the cost of gas. Seems like the debate/straw poll is a 2 day thing - right? He can do both days for $3,000.
On Thursday he can start at 8pm and fly for an hour.
On Friday he has a commitment so can't be there till 9pm but is also willing to fly for an hour.
Here is the Chipin:
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AFTER DEBATE RESULTS SATURDAY:
AFTER PARTY @ ALE HOUSE 8963 International Drive (next to Icebar)
If you still want to go to Orlando even if you aren't participating in Presidency 5 (or CPAC Florida for that matter which is Thursday and Friday), you can still enjoy a lot of other smaller events throughout the week.
Remember, Rick Perry is trying to make a splash this week! We need all hands on deck here!
SUPPORT RON PAUL at the events available this week (H/T to Scott Olver) Thursday, 9/22 to Saturday, 9/24.
Print yourself a map and "unofficial" RP schedule to get around this week (H/T Cory Chenard and Scott Olver): http://www.scribd.com/doc/65936743
Upcoming Straw Polls: Orlando Sept. 22, Mackinac Island Sept. 23-25, Washington, DC Oct. 7-9, Illinois Nov. 5Submitted by AnAppealToHeavenWash on Mon, 09/19/2011 - 13:56
Upcoming Straw Polls (Please Bump for Local/State Activism)
September 22, 2011, Orlando, Florida – Presidency 5 straw poll
September 23–25, 2011, Mackinac Island, Michigan – Michigan Republican Party's 29th Biennial Mackinac Republican Leadership Conference straw poll
October 7–9, 2011, Washington, D.C. – Values Voter Straw Poll
Alright, so we did a great job in California and it's important to keep that momentum going! Now we must look forward to the next straw poll in Florida. Florida's straw poll is a little confusing, but to the best of my knowledge, it works like this: You had to register to participate as a "delegate" back in June, and ya had to be a registered Republican. Anyway, what I'm really wondering is HOW MANY FLORIDIANS SIGNED UP TO BE DELEGATES BACK IN JUNE??..... I'm wondering what our numbers will be like since this straw poll seems to be rather pricey and complicated to participate in. Any of you folks down in Florida who could possibly give us an update on what our numbers are looking like, please do so.