This is a message to Tea Partiers, mostly, but to anyone who is feeling less than excited about the 2012 elections. I attended a Tea Party rally yesterday - the first one I had attended since way back in 2007. Back then, I found a group of energetic people of all races, ages and classes. Yesterday what I saw were mostly older people, wishing they had something to be really excited about and making a half-hearted attempt to be patriotic. Sad. The day before that Tea Party rally, I participated in a Ron Paul sign wave with a total of 16 people. Even in that little group, we had young, old and some-where-in-between folks - ALL excited! There was more energy in that small crew than there was in the park full of Tea Partiers. What made the difference? Real hope for America. the Tea Party here is backing Romney now and most of those people just looked defeated.
I want to share just a portion of a post from a former Santorum backer who attended a Ron Paul rally recently, in his quest for another candidate to back :
"Once inside (the rally), for the only time in my politically active life, I was
transported to a world I had not seen before. There was enough energy in
that room to power a skyscraper. Teenagers, college students, whites,
Hispanics, African Americans, Asians, middle-aged, elderly, every
racial, ethnic, socio-economic, cross cultural ingredient of the
American melting pot was there. The auditorium was a cauldron of
American citizens who understand and have grasped the true nature of the
tyranny which has befallen this nation, a conflagration, if you will,
of passion and anger and joy and determination. This is where the fire
starts this time. The eruption when Mr. Paul took the stage was
My suggestion to you, if you are just a little frustrated, or maybe a bit apathetic about this year's Presidential election: Get on the internet - even if you have to use a friend's computer. Even if you have to get a friend or family member to help you - and look up Ron Paul. Watch some videos of his rallies, listen to some speeches, go to www.ronpaul2012 and read what his plans are for the restoration of America. This is not a time to be depressed - it is a time to celebrate! Finally we have a candidate who CARES about America, who has proven that he can't be bought, coerced or threatened to violate his oath of office nor his personal principles. We CAN DO THIS! Learn the truth that you won't hear on TV, and come and celebrate LIBERTY with us!
I hope that you will share this sentiment with others who may be waiting for news on their Televison, or from their newspaper.