When I returned from the GOP National Convention, it was with a mixture of elation and disappointment. You can figure out why I was disappointed, but the reason I was on such a high coming back from Tampa was because of all the good Liberty people I met there. We were a mighty force and the GOP did everything they could to stop us, but, we DID nominate Ron Paul!
Jim Uprichard was one of those people who helped greatly with that nomination. He was everywhere in the convention hall networking, and helping our Nevada Delegate Chair, Wayne Terhune. If you look at the video of Nevada submitting its votes, you'll see Jim U right there in the fray. You'll see Jim in the video, with Dr. Terhune submitting the nomination paperwork to the Convention Secretary.
Just before we left for Tampa, Jim bought a new Harley. He was so proud of this new bike and had saved a long time to buy it. When he arrived in Tampa, he had literally been whipped into shape by the wind, and had the most joyful expression the entire time he was there. He went to the meetings, he went to the festivals, he went to the Sundome, he went to Whiskey Joes & of course, he waded with us through the hundreds of armed troops that surrounded the convention hall, as much to keep us out, as to protect us.
For those who don't know Jim, he is the most positive person you'll ever meet and always has a smile and laughter shining behind his eyes. He has worked for Ron Paul through two campaigns and won MANY awards in Nevada for the THOUSANDS of caucus phone calls he made. Jim LIVED in campaign headquarters in Reno and was an inspiration with his boundless energy for the campaign.
So, when we heard he had almost died on some highway in Florida, less than a week after we all went home after the convention, it was heartbreaking. There are so many people who have helped Jim, and he's very thankful, but his recovery is taking a long time & requiring a lot of money. If everyone on the DP sent $5 that would make such a difference.
Could you see it in your heart to build a really explosive money bomb for Jim?