Washington Post points out an interesting problem. While Ron Paul has a huge following, relatively few of us are registered as Republicans...so we can't vote for him in the primaries.
We really need his fans and supporters to register as Republicans, even if it's just temporary, like this group of Blue Republicans: https://www.facebook.com/bluerepublican?sk=info
Have you registered republican yet?
Erick Erickson of RedState feels a lot like us; He's tired of the same debate jargon. He would rather host an informal debate in order to really get to know the candidates. He too is tired of witnessing Perry and Romney have a love affair while everyone else stands on stage like props, and I think we all have ascertained that If we continue to allow these two to try and reconcile their differences, we're gonna have to let this thing go a whole lot longer than just this election period.
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...
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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
Whenever i discuss Ron Paul with other people who are not familiar with his stances or have resentment towards the Republican Party I find myself constantly trying to explain the original, fundamental platform of the Republican Party.