I was there, observing and volunteering for the RP campaign in the balcony (and my husband was a delegate on the floor). Those microphones in the front of the auditorium were ON at the beginning of the meeting. I saw one of the board members walk stage right and talk to someone behind the curtain, at which point, the microphones no longer worked. But the chairman denied knowing how to turn them on. Sure.
In any case, my husband was elected to both the congressional district caucus and state caucus in Colorado. RON PAUL 2012!