. . Ron Paul or the liberty movement. Even though he had APPOINTED HIMSELF State Coordinator, he does not in any way exude the spirit of love and liberty that informs most every liberty lover I know.
We were continually having to defend Ron Paul and our movement because people in the GOP thought Gerhart was the epitome of Dr. Paul or the movement. We spent as much energy cleaning up the messes caused by Gerhart as we did advancing Ron Paul in the state.
Gerhart represented himself in an initial meeting as being like a "quartermaster," whose job it is to bring in support and supplies for the grassroots army. The reality was that he saw himself as a Napoleonic figure whose motto was "my way or the highway."
The really interesting thing is that a C4L paid consultant from Oklahoma was directly over him, and knew all the previous indigenous leadership from 2008. He also knew of the extreme reservations among the grassroots of Gerhart's appointment and the subsequent problems caused. Yet, he left him in place.