Comment: The Big Island of Hawaii

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The Big Island of Hawaii

I’d been on the DP everyday for months until the campaign asked if I was willing to coordinate the Big Island of Hawaii as a volunteer. The initial phase consisted of finding strong loyal supporters and strategically positioning them as observers and GOP volunteers at every location to ensure the count would be honest. No location was left unguarded. In the meantime we sign waved, made calls, canvassed neighborhoods, visited farmers markets, stood in high foot traffic areas passing out flyers and spoke with anyone who would listen.

I was helping other supporters place Ron Paul signs and banners outside the Caucus right up until I walked through the door in the role of Observer at 5 PM. Ours was the only presence up and down the street and at the entrance of the school library parking lot.

My district/precinct did win tonight and we took the Big Island. I personally - in one form or another – know everyone that was involved on this island. I also know many of the supporters who went out of their way to show up and vote. They are all amazing people who love and deeply respect Dr. Paul and gave this everything they could. If you were witness to their efforts, you would be very proud of them. Dr. Paul said, "May future generations look back on our work and say that these were men and women who, in a moment of great crisis, stood up to their politicians, the opinion-makers, and the establishment, and saved their country." I know that I have stood side by side with the men and women Dr. Paul is referring to and I am honored to be in their company.

I'd also like to thank those on the mainland that made ID calls and reminder calls in the final hours leading up to the caucus. You also made a big difference.