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As all of you know we had a great night last night. I thought I would take a few minutes to give a quick overview of what happened and what we did to make it happen.
First, I want to let everyone know that without Bryce and Joe we would not have been successful. I don't want to appear to brag, but I think my role was pretty important too. Bryce and Joe did most of the coordination prior to the last caucus and Bryce and I spent many late nights in the weeks before the new caucus. Bryce put together a program for the GOTV effort that worked beautifully. If anyone is working on GOTV, contact me and I can help give you suggestions based on what we did.
The Rick Santorum supporters offered to buy dinner for anyone who attended the caucus to support him. After his announcement that was changed to light snacks.
The Mitt Romney supporters set up a pop up canopy outside of the convention center to talk to their supporters.
The Ron Paul supporters had a room inside across from the caucus room and the caucus registration where we checked in our people against our lists. We also had people there who were from outside of the county to watch Ron Paul supporters' kids while they were in the caucus.
The caucus started relatively on time, about 7:15pm.
Ron Paul’s fund-raising base is as unconventional as his candidacy.
Like his presidential rivals, he taps his home state of Texas for a good portion of his cash. But for the most part, he gets his contributions from locales that are off the beaten fund-raising path.
That’s the beauty of his small-dollar funders, who are spread across the nation but managed to deliver $16.1 million to Paul so far this cycle. Forget about fancy New York City events for the Texas congressman — his campaign is fueled by online ‘moneybombs’ and runs on Internet contributions. It’s rooted in a mindset, rather than a metro area.
What Now? Ron Paul’s path to victory
By Doug Wead
"Okay, Rick Santorum is out. What does it mean for the race to the GOP nomination? And what choices does the Ron Paul campaign now face?
You can help us decide. Here are some options. And you don’t have to chose just one."
1.Make an all out effort to go for it.
2.Become the anti-Romney candidate and try to gather in all of his opponents.
3.Work with Gingrich to block Romney.
4.Stay in the race but don’t antagonize the GOP leadership.
5.Seek a deal with Romney while it still matters.
Even Bernake is admitting that if congress doesn't start cutting spending like Ron Paul has been suggesting... we're doomed.
Warning that our nation's fiscal health has deteriorated appreciably since the onset of the financial crisis and the recession, Bernanke called upon lawmakers to confront the long term fiscal challenges sooner rather than later. If lawmakers don't confront them, they'll find themselves confronted by them.
I realize this was reported in Feb. 2011. The fact that nothing has been done to address his and our concerns makes it even more relevant today.
Hopefully with debt of over $4.5 million he will soon drop out and then there will be no more party distractions to prevent Dr. Paul from winning the entire thing :)
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"Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich may not appear on the ballot for the June 26 Utah primary, after a $500 check - the required filing fee - bounced, an official said.
State election director Mark Thomas told ABC News that a $500 check given by the Gingrich campaign to secure his place on the Utah ballot bounced on March 27.
"Our office immediately attempted to contact the campaign and the designated agent but no phone calls were returned," Thomas said. "We also asked the state Republican Party to assist us, but they also could not get into communication with them, although I do not know how they attempted to contact them."
Excellent new video of massive Ron Paul rallies, includes locations and crowd estimate numbers! Very powerful-pass it on!
From Martin and Epstein, Politico
(see page 3)
One of the most fascinating subtexts of the GOP primary has been the de facto non-aggression pact between Paul and Romney. While Paul has taken a few swipes at the former Massachusetts governor, they were mild compared with his all-out assault on the other Republicans in the race.
New Reality Check with Ben Swann: What's next now that Santorum has dropped out?
Conclusion: There's a whole lot of race left, with a whole new dynamic!
CNN Breaking News:
Rick Santorum suspends his presidential campaign.
Patriot supporters of Rick Santorum!
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Let's work together and help restore the Republic!
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HD Video: The FULL Ron Paul Speech at TAMU
Filmed by Matt Johnson and Taylor Stanley // whoismatt.com
Produced by John P. Slevin // winliberty.com
Next Stop? San Antonio, Paul's speech Thursday night!
The Mainstream Media wasn't there. We were!
We WON the St. Charles, Missouri Caucus! our correspondent there was one of the 2 arrested previously!