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~

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CLC gets Grizzly with Chris Rye tonight For Liberty!

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Join special guests Chris Rye and Corey Kealiher, along with Shelli Dawdy and Sandra Crosnoe on Constitutional Liberty Coalition tonight at 7PM CDT where our topic will be For Liberty and the scheduled release of the movie documentary about the Ron Paul Revolution.

For Liberty: How the Ron Paul Revolution Watered the Withered Tree of Liberty follows this historic campaign from the perspective of grassroots activists, and showcases the unique, often bizarre, yet groundbreaking projects they undertook as they brushed aside traditional campaign methodology.

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This film will be previewed and available at the

Midwest Liberty Fest in Du Quoin, Illinois

October 9–11, 2009

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more information and trailers below; join us on air tonight with questions for Chris and Corey!

For Liberty

As the 2007-08 presidential campaign cycle offered up the usual slate of Washington insiders, Ron Paul, an obscure Congressman from Texas brought an alternative voice that challenged the political establishment.

Advocating a philosophy of sound money, a non-interventionist foreign policy, strict Constitutionalism, and individual liberty, Dr. Paul inspired a unique grassroots movement unmatched in American history – the repercussions of which continue to reverberate today and into the future of the American psyche.

For Liberty, How the Ron Paul Revolution Watered the Withered Tree of Liberty follows this historic campaign from the perspective of grassroots activists, and showcases the unique, often bizarre, yet groundbreaking projects they undertook as they brushed aside traditional campaign methodology.

For more information: For Liberty Movie

Let it not be said we did nothing

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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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For Liberty features an all star cast of grassroots leaders, organizers, activists, authors, talk show hosts, musicians, media experts, historians, artists, and more.

The Great American Walk for Freedom – Green Bay, WI to Minneapolis, MN:
Michael Maresco, Jim Azzola, Bret Hatch, Nick Ramaglia, Rod Owers, Sara Klingenberg, Alyssa Klingenberg, Cody Gibson, Steven Vincent, Kris Shane, and Tony Bellanti

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

Doug Wead on "Inside the McCain campaign: what we didn’t know"


December 6, 2008

Losing presidential campaigns always prompt criticism and “what if’s” but most savvy observers were surprised that Senator John McCain and his creative team kept it as close as they did. John McCain didn’t come away looking like a loser. He played a remarkable game with very bad cards.

I mentioned in one of my earlier blogs that Senator McCain had to have had a little conversation with himself. He probably locked himself in a bathroom and looked in the mirror and said, “Buddy, the economy is in shambles, the president’s approval rating is in the toilet, the GOP is a damaged brand. You cannot run a traditional campaign. You have to take big risks.” And he certainly did and almost all of them paid off, even if the inevitable happened anyway.

Now, we are learning little bits and pieces of what went wrong for the GOP. And especially about how badly they were alienated from their evangelical base and needed Sarah Palin to bring it together.

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Ron Paul’s Excellent Minnesota Adventure

by Doug Wead

A beltway insider writes about how the Republican party has pushed out a million voters and what they are going to do to take the party back from the Washington crowd.  Big News.
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