Road to Tampa for RNC — We Have Arrived and “We Are the Future”

A room with a view (unlike the one we have in Tampa)

The road to Tampa went through Gulf Breeze this year where Julia Albath and I spent some heavy duty beach and pool time.  We had a blast amid luxury accommodations and ate some great sea food while there too.  Then we  picked up just a little too much sun and headed on into Tampa.  We arrived yesterday.  Last night I had dinner with Tiana Wallace and caught up on several years of adventures.  She is such a lovely young lady;  God is using her ministry and continuing to grow her in Him!

Then we spent today at the Ron Paul Rally “We Are the Future” at the Sun Dome.  It was a huge crowd — my estimate is somewhere around 10,000.  I had special seating with delegates and alternates and lots of amenities while we listed to Doug Wead, Jack Hunter (Southern Avenger), Lew Rockwell, Barry Goldwater Jr., Jordan Page, John Popper, Aimee Allen, Rand Paul, Carol Paul and last but not leastRon Paul himself.  It was a star studded cast with one new name on the list, Maine’s new National Committeewoman Ashley Ryan who I am sure we will see more of in the future.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sj-huXq_ts8

We are picking up reports from people who worked with the committee process all week.   Amidst on again / off again announcements for the convention (creating confusion for all) the delegates are busy networking and getting ready to meet the rest of the week.

I’ll give you more of a report later in the week, but suffice it to say there are those who think the consultants for the RNC and the executive committee should make all the decisions and those like Morton Blackwell and the rest of us ‘grassroots’ types who don’t think that is such a good idea.  Of course if you aren’t going to follow the rules anyway, it makes very little difference what the rules say, but then most of us respect the rule of law and want to keep the rules and abide by the Constitution.  The Republican Party really needs to at least look like it is trying to represent the people — especially if we want our people to continue to contribute time and money.  At least that is the way I view matters and I’ve only been viewing matters since the Reagan years. More on the committee process here >>>

By the way, I’ll be wearing a pin this week that goes back to the Goldwater era which was a gift from my cousin Melinda this year when she knew I would be making this trip.  It once belonged to my Aunt Alta.

Tonight, we had a dinner at Whiskey Joe’s on the bay near our hotel with Ron Paul and Carol Paul and all of his delegates and alternates tonight.  It was very well attended and very crowded, but wonderful to be with everyone.  I got to visit with Carol briefly and convey my love for her and the entire family.  I had seen Robert Paul earlier and got to visit briefly also.  I gave up the photo op with Ron because the line was too long but he looked good and spoke brilliantly and certainly thrilled the crowd all day!

Many are covering this convention and our nation in prayer.  Many have been standing on principles for many years.  Please join them and let us ask God for His guidance in all that we do and say this week.  May we unite in standing for life and for liberty in our land!

More to come~

Posted by Sandra Crosnoe for Finding Gems and Sharing Them

Let it not be said we did nothing

Sandra Crosnoe - Finding Gems & Sharing Them

Thanks my friends!

It was great to be a part of the team that warned America.

We did all we could to prevent what we are now experiencing.

And still you fight on for Liberty.

God Bless you One and All


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Congressman Ron Paul, Presidential Candidate 2007-08
Bradley Smith, FEC Chairman 2004-05
Katherine Memole, Freedom’s Ground
Marc Scibilia, Singer/Songwriter
Dan Bachelder, Ron Paul Graphs
Fergus Cullen, Former New Hampshire GOP Chairman
Larry Lepard, Investment Manager
Michael Nystrom, The Daily Paul
Bob Dwyer, East Coast organizer
Bob Larkin, East Coast organizer
George Spyrou, Airship Management Services
Rachael McIntosh, East Coast organizer
Paul Levinson, Professor of Media, Fordham University
Adam Kokesh, Iraq Veterans Against the War
Doug Wead, Presidential Historian/Author
BJ Lawson, NC Congressional candidate 2007-08
Linda Hunnicut, The Granny Warriors
Razmear, East Coast organizer
Jack Hunter, The Southern Avenger
Thomas Woods, New York Times best selling author, Ludwig von Mises Institute Senior Fellow
Josh Lowry Manuel & Bryan Thome, Ron Paul Forums
DJ Loti, Ron Paul Radio
Mary Ruwart, Author/Libertarian Party Presidential Candidate, 2008
Ron Shimshock, Freeople.com
Ed Vallejo, Arizona organizer
Charles Goyette, Radio Host/Author
Ernest Hancock, Libertarian Activist
Deb Robinet, West Coast organizer
Nathan Evans, Motion Graphics Artist
Barry Goldwater, Jr., Former Congressman

AND SO MANY MORE – GOD BLESS YOU ONE AND ALL

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