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Let us remember, remember, what happened with Howard Dean
« on: January 07, 2008, 11:05:37 AM »

Tomorrow is the New Hampshire primary, the first open primary of the 2008 presidential race. Tomorrow could be the greatest day in recent times for the cause of individual liberty & on the eve I & many in the liberty movement hope for great things for Ron Paul because thereís every chance that yes Ron Paul could win New Hampshire primary & truly get the ball rolling in regards for the cause of individual liberty & electoral success. However at the back of my mind there is a voice of pessimism which is whispering the voice of Howard Dean.

Four years ago Howard Dean whipped up a lot of fervour on the internet but his internet popularity didnít translate into votes where they count & Iíve feared the same could happen to Ron Paul. I remember saying this to Ron Paul supporters when the internet frenzy first started to snowball. In fact I fear it a great deal because great deal of Ron Paulís support comes from libertarians & one problem with libertarians is theyíre great at debating the abstract but often crap at doing the practical like voting.

Any abstract debate on the internet about liberty counts for nothing its now votes for Ron Paul which really counts for the cause of individual liberty. I had a call this morning from a liberal acquaintance saying to me I thought you said Ron Paul was going to win this was in regards to the Iowa results. Well I never expected much for Ron Paul in Iowa & so I wasnít to disappointed because I knew its New Hampshire where it really counts. Firstly itís an open primary, secondly its politically one of the more politically libertarian states & so thirdly Ron Paulís best chance to shine.

However if Ron Paul doesnít shine in New Hampshire then I think unfortunately his campaign will stall where the Republican primaries are concerned. The last poll I saw he was polling third & Iíd agree with some anything less then third would be a failure. Some libertarians say his electoral success is secondary heís woken people up to the cause of individual liberty. Sure he has woken up people who are internet smart but the cause of individual liberty needs to count in the real world not just on the fucking internet & right now that success will be in votes for Ron Paul.

So I say to all in New Hampshire who treasure their individual liberty to vote Ron Paul!
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Re: Let us remember, remember, what happened with Howard Dean
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2008, 11:24:09 AM »

Lots of us are doing more than voting.
Voting alone doesn't matter for jack shit. It's good to do but it's not enough.

We're doing the same things the well-funded Democrat Machine does -- except, we're doing it with volunteers.

My wife & I (and some of our neighbors here in Concord, the capitol of NH) will be spending the day at the polling places.
We have our own lists of known & likely Ron Paul supporters, compiled from all the door-to-door campaigning of the past few weeks.
When people come to vote, we cross their name off the list.
Towards the end of the day, we look at who NEEDS to vote but hasn't, and give them a call. We offer to do whatever it takes to get them to the poll: give them a ride, watch their kids for a minute, whatever.

It's called "Get Out the Vote" and you NEVER see it happen with libertarian candidates -- 'cause there aren't enough volunteers and there ain't enough money to pay people.

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Re: Let us remember, remember, what happened with Howard Dean
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2008, 11:38:20 AM »

My wife & I (and some of our neighbors here in Concord, the capitol of NH) will be spending the day at the polling places.

Would that be Irene?
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Re: Let us remember, remember, what happened with Howard Dean
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2008, 02:02:04 PM »

My wife & I (and some of our neighbors here in Concord, the capitol of NH) will be spending the day at the polling places.

Would that be Irene?
Irena, and my next-door neighbor, and about half a dozen others :)

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Re: Let us remember, remember, what happened with Howard Dean
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2008, 02:26:08 PM »

Irena, and my next-door neighbor, and about half a dozen others :)

Ahh, sorry.
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