This past weekend another wonderful RON PAUL adventure took place and we were there! Our booth in the Exhibit Hall was outstanding with nearly 60 Ron Paul R3VOLUTION blimps and numerous NOT MY Debt balloons filled with non-explosive helium, outstanding new signs created by John and tons of the best activism books, leaflets, pins and stickers were available everywhere. The Campaign For Liberty had folks that stopped by the booth filling out petitions and signing a huge board of END THE FED. When Ron Paul walked up to the booth he was very pleased with our efforts.
His main speech was very well received and as usual he presented the truth, that it is the Fed that is the cause of our continuing problems. Once again it is the message, not the man that he is emphasizing.
The majority of the people at this Summit plainly admire and respect Ron Paul, and are also supporters.
The Straw Poll on the other hand was conducted by people who are not Ron Paul supporters. In attempting to vote in the straw poll we and hundreds of others were denied the ability to vote on numerous occasions. The operators just stepped out; the computers are down; you just missed the time limit, it will be available in a few more hours; sorry they have all gone home, come back tomorrow. We went back the next day and were told voting is over. Voting had been scheduled to 11:30 am Sunday.
Was this a practice run for future voting procedures? Someone commented we should have camped out there. We thought we were dealing with straight up people. But this is politics isn't it.
Ron Paul lost the live Straw Poll marginally, and won the call-in poll convincingly.