Comment: VT Romney campaign was led by a Red Democrat

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VT Romney campaign was led by a Red Democrat

The Romney campaign scared people into voting for a "Conservative Unity Slate" with phone calls, robo-calls, letters, postcards, and emails. They claimed that the Ron Paul would nullify and void the results of the primary if people didn't show up and vote for the "Conservative Unity Slate" that they said represented all segments of the Republican Party.


Sent: Wednesday, May 16, 2012 12:26 PM
Subject: Time sensitive action for Thursday evening


I have just been asked to assist the Mitt Romney campaign and to request the Caledonia County Republicans help with an important and urgent need. The Ron Paul team is working hard to impact State Conventions with Maine and Nevada being two recent examples. Vermont’s convention is this Saturday in Montpelier. Approximately half of the slate of delegates to the RNC are Ron Paul people. If they come and out vote Romney supporters then the primary election where Mitt Romney won Vermont will be null and void. It will be an embarrassment to Vermont and more challenging for fund raising events. We have been asked to help call the State Delegates to assure that they come to the convention on Saturday and to solicit their support. Both Deb Bucknam and I are happy to host volunteers to use our phones and our offices.

Please let me know if you could possibly provide a couple of hours tomorrow evening beginning at 6pm. I am told that pizza will be provided as well as a script and call lists. My office number is 802-748-2322 should you have any questions.

Rick Cochran


I wondered where was Rick Cochran when Obama was visiting Vermont. Why did he not use his organizing skills to get people out to protest Obama? If one was in Burlington when Obama visited one would have thought that the main opposition to Obama was from the Occupy movement because they were the ones protesting Obama. I found the answer to my question: he was personally meeting with Obama to sell use wares to the US military!


"Rick Cochran, of Danville was in fact, asked personally by the White House to not only attended the President’s visit, he was asked to speak with Barack Obama. Mr. Cochran is the President and founder of Mobile Medical International of Saint Johnsbury and was named as National Business Person of the Year by the Small Business Administration for 2011. He said he spoke to Obama regarding his mobile hospital units as a cost saver and that the President asked for a follow up at a later time. While declining to name his political affiliation, it should be noted that Mr. Cochran was a contributor to Senator Patrick Leahy’s Green Mountain Political Action Committee in 2011."