I came -- with strangers.
I saw -- with friendly people.
I left -- with friends.
If you weren't at UCLA, you missed an not an occasion, you missed an event. Here are two newscasts that captured the buzz at Dr. Paul's speech. So crowded was the tennis court that overflow folks climbed trees. lol.
Below is my account of how I felt about my trip to UCLA and you can click here to read the thread it's in to get a better feel of the trip where ThisIsForFreedom summarized the trip.
According to a spokesman at the Texas Republican Party, a member of the Texas GOP’s executive committee drafted an email to call an emergency meeting to revisit its delegate-allocation rules.
And make no mistake: This effort is coming from Santorum world.
Santorum, in fact, commented on this subject yesterday while campaigning in Pennsylvania.
“After Pennsylvania, the calendar in May looks very, very interesting -- a lot of strong conservative states who are looking for the opportunity to tighten this race back up. There's talk now of maybe making the state of Texas, 154 [sic] delegates, a winner-take-all state. We would like that. That would be a good thing.”
Right now, Texas is set to award its 155 delegates -- on May 29 -- proportionally. But making it winner-take-all could help Santorum narrow Romney’s delegate lead, if Santorum remains in the race (and more importantly, if he remains competitive).
by Angel Clark | Examiner.com
2012 Republican Presidential candidate Ron Paul has been in the news recently, but not for reasons one may imagine. This writer has covered numerous events in the last week where Dr. Paul has attracted thousands of people to hear him speak. Wednesday night alone Dr. Paul filled a stadium in California with a crowd of between 6,000 and 7,000 people. In fact, in California, Dr. Paul has had over 12,000 people attend his town halls in two days.
You may have seen the coverage passed around on Examiner.com about his speeches and large crowds, but you have not seen coverage on Fox News. In fact, on Wednesday (the same day Dr. Paul was speaking to over 6,000 people) Fox News ran an article titled "Where in the World is Ron Paul?"
Continue reading at Examiner.com
We all know about how bad the Indefinite Provision section was in the NDAA of 2012. Be sure to read this synopsis about how just one man in Congress (Justin Amash - MI3) led the charge and now is poised to kill it altogether. Without his initial and relentless work and the advocacy by Ron Paul supporters this little bit of liberty would be gone for all Americans.
"It is very important to recognize that even one person can have a profound impact if they are tenacious and don't settle on 'just voting' or just speaking out once or twice. I am proud to say that Justin Amash is my personal Congressman but hope that you see he is defending the liberties of not just my district in West Michigan but those of all Americans."
From Washington Times Communities:
"Ron Paul spoke at UCLA last night with several thousand people showing up to create a scene that made Beatlemania seem tame. One would not think that this man is trailing in all the presidential race polls.
From an event standpoint, the speech at UCLA was a complete success. Dr. Paul knows how to galvanize people and within his fifty-or so minute speech, not one minute was spent talking about the presidential race, which leads to a very important question that must be asked...."
Romney stadium crowd vs. Paul stadium crowd
So there I was waiting in a drive-thru at Wendy's. There were 2 cars in front of me and Wendy's was taking forever with whatever the first guy ordered. Well I noticed the car's driver in front of me was looking back at me through her mirror then the next thing I know she gives the thumbs up. Which I knew what she meant just because my truck is covered in Ron Paul Revolution stickers. Well I pull up to the window to get my food and a girl hands me what I ordered and said the lady in front of you paid for you and said something about Ron Paul. The young girl was clueless to why this lady just paid for someone she doesn't even know.
I told that girl to look Ron Paul up because she got to witness first hand how the Revolution is gonna bring community back. I never got to thank the lady for what she did for me because she sped off but its great knowing there are good people still out there in this world beat down by fear mongering mass media.
It is hard to say just how far the decisions of one man can go, how many people it can impact, and the result it can create.
On Monday, my friend (who is a Romney delegate specifically to vote for Paul at the convention) decided to make a craigslist add for people that may be interested in seeing Dr. Paul at UCLA.
I shared his link on every Ron Paul website I belong to, including this one. Only a few people read my "SAN DIEGO CARPOOL" post, but three people who did not comment, called in to the link.
When my friend and I picked up the 3 complete strangers, we asked them how they found out about the event.. they all said "through the Daily Paul."
I smiled, laughed and said, THAT'S ME! I am ThisIsForFreedom and I made that post. I was shocked to see anyone reply in general and that all three found out from here.
We had a great time together - at first we were strangers, but after 4 hours of talking about everything all of our hearts believed - we felt that we had been best friends for years.
Never shy away from an opportunity, especially when it can change lives.
Dr. Paul will interview with Neil Cavuto on Fox News Wednesday, April 4th at 4pm Eastern.
The mainstream media is completely out of control and nothing more than a big government (big bank, big war, big pharma, big prison, big police state, big agribusiness and so on) propaganda machine. If Ron Paul loses his bid for the Presidency it will be because their lies and smear cost us the election, and that could ultimately cost us our country. Their lies have certainly placed our nation in the jeopardy it is in today.
We can do something about it and boycott the mainstream media's advertisers (their advertisers keep them in operation). Certainly if we do nothing, nothing will change.
They came, they saw, they climbed the Trees.
How many? Don't know. It's a new record!
Mainstream Newspaper: "Overflow"- estimates 6,000-7,000 I'll take that!
You want to know how many. I want to know. At this point it's not possible to know. There are all kinds of bogus guesstimates.
Daily Paul user CB4Freedom says it better than I could:
"It's striking to watch the establishment GOP squabble over their feeble control of today while Ron Paul silently takes it over by winning the hearts and minds of the next generation."
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This man should not be in prison.
Perhaps he should be running for president - again.
Congressman Ron Paul brought his message of personal liberty, fiscal responsibility and limited government to the Jerry Doyle Show today. Jerry asks the Congressman if he should “take one for the GOP” and endorse the eventual nominee or if he should “take one for the country” and run as a third party. His answer may surprise you.
Direct audio link: http://www.jerrydoyle.com/uploads/mp3/showclips/040412JERRYD...
Alternate link: http://www.jerrydoyle.com/jerry-asks-ron-paul-if-he-will-run...