Reflections from Iowa State Convention
I didn’t drive all the way to Des Moines for a “unity slate” made up by ONE PERSON who is for Mitt Romney, I drove there to stand up for America’s future and to support my candidate, Ron Paul, who is now officially Iowa’s winner for president in the upcoming election.
Iowa might seem to have a lot of different “winners” during this presidential election but the truth is Iowa is just a place where candidates test their messages. Every poll up to this point has been a straw poll and none of them decide the real winner of the state until the delegates are chosen through the grueling political process and State Convention. In the State Convention last weekend Ron Paul delegates dominated the convention floor and were able to secure delegates to go represent him in the National Convention.
Wild horses couldn’t keep me away from the State Convention in Des Moines, Iowa on June 15 & 16, where I was determined to go and help support the cause of liberty. With so many like minded people in attendance at the State Convention I am happy to report that we were successful in choosing liberty minded people to attend the National Convention in Tampa this year. The media is saying we have yet, another winner, when the truth is Ron Paul has always been a top tier candidate. Our media has been a huge problem because they have ignored Ron Paul from the beginning (late night comedian John Stewart did a great job of showing the disparity). Cable news networks have portrayed Mitt Romney as a Top Tier candidate since last August, even though he came in 7th place in the Iowa Straw Poll!
Democrats partied in a nearby hall last weekend at the Iowa Events Center in HyVee Hall, as if they’ve already won this Novembers’ election. In a hall nearby emotions ran high as the Republicans argued amongst themselves. Romney supporters pushed a “unity theme” that failed miserably and did anything but unify the party.
Romney supporters even got physical, in District 2, with Ron Paul backers. Though the chair later apologizes for his conduct some of us think that criminal charges should have been filed and that the chair person should be forced to step down. There is no excuse for what is taking place in this election and it is my hope that American’s see that they are being duped by the mainstream media.
Iowans have always been serious about choosing the nominee for President of the United States. Some of us carefully and diligently study the candidates. The caucus process was transparent and aside from the bullying by Romney supporters I feel good about the process and feel we did an outstanding job of representing the voters of Iowa in the selection of our delegates.
With that said, I won’t be boycotting participating in the presidential process just yet, but one thing is for certain, I won’t be exploited to support or endorse the lesser of the two evils. I will vote for Ron Paul, who I hope and pray does win the nomination!