I sat right next to him during the private round table discussion where about 25-30 people were in attendance. I only had a few moments as there were a lot of people asking questions.
I got to sit directly beside him. I led off by mentioning the Daily Paul. I told him and the small gathering that the blog and website is dedicated to the restoration of constitutional government and he has a lot of supporters and activists who are willing to support him, esp in Iowa (as indicated in a post on this thread). As I spoke of the DP, he smiled with an "of course I know of the DP" twinkle in his eye, and "boy, you guys sure do get around".
I passed along to him our thanks and said to keep up the good work.
I held up several sheets of paper, and told him that I had 13 pages of good questions from the Daily Paul, and that I knew there wouldn't be time to ask them. So therefore I asked him if he would be willing to personally visit the website and answer the questions or have a spokesman answer them for him.
To that he replied approvingly. He immediately motioned to a lady standing to the side, and introduced me to her, the Deputy State Director, and publicly requested her to work with me (or the DP) to pull off a special web event where questions from the DP would be addressed. He asked if I would give the questions to her (which I did), and then to work out a way to do something like a Twitter Q&A (I think was what he said) or something interactive where people's questions would be addressed. He was very accommodating and willing and desirous to see that this event take place.
Later as we left the room and walked down the hallway, I told him and his deputy state director that Michael Nystrom would probably enthusiastically welcome his campaign's interaction with the DP.
Back to my report... At the round table Q&A where I was sitting next to him, I told him I wouldn't have time to ask all these questions from the Daily Paul, so I picked one question that really challenged me to ask it. The question was from AtlantaIconoclast at this link, and he challenged me, "Please have the balls to ask these questions." My reply can be found at that link too.
Closing Observations of Rand at this meeting: he was a very good listener. He never interrupted and then answered each question as concisely as he could. He was gracious and interested in what the problems of Scott County were. He even knew some of what was going on in our county that most people wouldn't know, so he had done some homework.
"It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a rEVOLution before tomorrow morning." - Henry Ford
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