SF Republican Establishment vs. Ron Paul
Posted by Lew Rockwell at December 5, 2007 08:21 AM
An on-scene report from Jerry Cullen:
"The San Francisco Republican Alliance
headed by Gail Neira held their pre election banquet at the Holiday Inn at
Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco last evening, December 4th, 2007. The
gathering was advertised as a gala affair of loyal Republicans to be
followed by a straw poll to select the favorite Presidential Candidate.
featured speaker was Republican State Senator Sam Aanesta (CA 4th SD). The
Senator treated the audience to an hour long election pitch for Fred
Thompson that cured the insomnia of all in attendance.
After endless delays
of meaningless trivia the doors were opened to the late comers to the straw
poll each of whom had paid $5 for admission. The flood of Ron Paul
supporters entered the room to join an already substantial number of Ron
Paul supporters that had attended the 'banquet'.
"A shocked Gail Neira in consultation with the Fred Thompson Northern CA
Coordinator cancelled the straw poll vote offering a series of fraudulent,
incomprehensible and incoherent reasons. The result was chaos as more than
one hundred Ron Paul supporters objected to the outright deception.
ratings reached a level of unreality beyond description. Security was called
to evict the peaceful if upset Ron Paul followers. When I asked that a
picture be taken to attest to security attacking the 79-year-old me,
security turned and disappeared.
"The San Francisco Republican Party has not seen energy and enthusiasm like
that displayed by the Ron Paul supporters in many years, if ever. Yet
instead of opening their arms to this wonderful opportunity to rebuild a
failed organization with an army of young, vibrant and intelligent
supporters. the San Francisco Republican Party pretends that all is well.
Their attitude can best be exemplified by the passive presence of a Vice
Chair of the SF Republican Party Central Committee who witnessed the entire
event at the Holiday Inn in silence. Amazing!
"It is clear that Ron Paul's message has achieved momentum and attracted
substantial funds. Message, Money and Momentum are a powerful political
force. The Ron Paul revolution is alive and well. No wonder that the
opposition will resort to disgraceful tactics to stop the express."