Al's Insights – Sun 8 Jul, 2012
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On July 8, 2012 at 8:02 am,
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In an official campaign update Friday, Ron Paul stressed the importance that all his supporters do what they can to make it to Tampa in August for the pre-RNC rally and Republican National Convention.
All the years of hard work have come down to this. After 12 full terms in Congress, a third attempt at the highest office in the land, decades of vying for a chance to have a platform on a national political stage and a virtual lifetime of trying to get a specific message to the people of America is all coming down to one single weekend in late August.
The media said he couldnâ€™t do it. The constant drumming of negative press and a sea of political talking heads all scoffed at the prospect he even considered running in the first place. Literally calling him crazy, too old, not strong enough, a radical, racist, out of touch with the establishment, and anything else they could think of to attempt demonizing him and his candidacy.
But the little-known South Texas Libertarian didnâ€™t know when to say when and never listened to his critics, even though many had some of the largest voices in politics and media.
Nonetheless, slowly but surely, decades of unwavering honesty and integrity, one of the most consistent voting records in Congressional history and years of steady grassroots support growth have finally broken through to a mainstream that has no choice now but to change their tune and take an honest look at what Dr. Ron Paul and his historically loyal supporters have to say.
But now that the Republican National Convention is just around the corner, Ron Paul needs his supporters more than ever.
In the update, Ron Paul stressed just how important it is that all the years of hard work and blood, sweat and tears donâ€™t all go to waist. In order to kick off the RNC right, he and several special guests plan to celebrate just how far he and his supportersâ€™ message and movement for liberty have come in a gigantic, pre-RNC rally on the Sunday prior to the RNC.
The event will start at 12:00 PM on Sunday, August 26 at the University of South Floridaâ€™s Sun Dome and go until around 6:00 PM on a day that Ron Paul is hoping his supporters show up in such force that it rocks the stadium and the very foundation the Republican party stands on.
â€śThe whole reason weâ€™re in this is because of a very important message,â€ť he stated in the update. â€śBut this is where I worry the least because my supporters always seem to know what the message is,â€ť he added. â€śThe supporters are very determined and have always been very dedicated to the message.â€ť
But with that said, if only â€ś200â€ť people show up to the rally and convention, he sarcastically stated, we are not going to be able to â€śvalidateâ€ť that message. â€śGovernments are a reflection of what the people believe in, what they understand and why itâ€™s in their best interest. Thatâ€™s why the amount of people that show will largely determine how seriously the message is taken,â€ť he added.
That is why this particular campaign update was made almost exclusively to make sure all supporters from across the union do whatever they can to make it to Tampa for the rally and convention and to make sure the RNC and supporters of the other candidates follow the rules. That way an entire political career, decades of hard work and the broken bones and unjust arrests of his supporters do not simply go in vein.
The campaign asks that all those planning on attending the pre-convention-rally in Tampa to please RSVP for the free event so the campaign has an idea on how many will be attending.
Additionally, all official national delegates are encouraged to register as a delegate with the campaign and contact the campaign via email for even more important information on attending the convention.
It is very important to Ron Paul that all his supporters receive this message and do what they can to find a way to make it to Tampa. Please share and forward this message to all known Ron Paul delegates and supporters