Ron Paul Booth At The Coconino County Fair A Huge Success
By Elisha Dorfsmith
Fifteen enthusiastic local Ron Paul supporters took turns manning the Ron Paul 2012 booth at the Coconino County Fair this Labor Day weekend. The response was amazing and went above and beyond our expectations. We were able to explain the philosophy of liberty to countless people while we handed out hundreds of bumper stickers and pieces of literature. We were the only booth representing a presidential candidate at the fair.
Thanks to everyone who worked so hard to make this possible. Ron Paul supporters are some of the most dedicated and generous people in the world. I am always amazed at the energy and excitement and what we are able to accomplish when we set our minds to it.
There are so many great stories and conversations I could share in this post but for the sake of time I’ll tell you about a few small things that were very encouraging to me and put a smile on my face.
A young family stopped by the tea party booth which was next to us and the father asked if they were the real tea party started by Ron Paul or the one that was hijacked. I didn’t catch the response from the tea party but they pointed them in our direction. I talked to several volunteers at the tea party and Republican booths who said people kept bringing up Ron Paul and they sent them to us.
In the evenings we would play videos on our laptop to get the attention of people passing by. We had official and fan Ron Paul commercials, a couple Jordan Page songs, the For Liberty trailer and the Hayek vs. Keynes songs that explain the difference between Austrian and Keynesian economics. While Fight of the Century: Keynes vs. Hayek Round Two was on, a high school age girl walked by with her friend and excitedly pointed and said “I saw that on facebook, it’s great, have you seen it!?”
Later, a family walked by and we asked if they were interested in some Ron Paul literature. The parents said no but a few minutes later they returned and said that their 11-year-old son had just told them that his friends at school like Ron Paul and he wanted a sticker and they wanted literature.
Clearly, even with the attacks and attempts by the media to ignore Ron Paul, the word is getting out and people are paying attention to the message of liberty. We are gaining ground every day and the youth are responding and bringing their parents with them.
The biggest problem we ran into was Independent and non-affiliated voters who think they can vote in Arizona’s presidential primary. Half the people we talked to were not aware of the law. We need all Ron Paul supporters to help spread the word that you MUST be registered Republican to vote for Ron Paul in Arizona’s presidential primary. You can register quick and easy online at servicearizona.com
If you would like to get involved with the northern Arizona grassroots campaign for Ron Paul 2012, please consider “liking” the facebook page and attending the next Flagstaff grassroots meeting. The revolution continues!
First day of the Coconino County Fair.
Campaigning day and night.
We met countless Ron Paul supporters and gained many new recruits.
Spreading freedom and liberty!
Local liberty activist Don Peavey and Flagstaff City Council candidate Jeff Oravits hanging out in front of our booth. We were directly across from the Coconino County Democratic Party.
Defending the Constitution.
Jared Emershaw hands out voter registration forms to interested voters. In order to vote for Ron Paul in the AZ Republican primary you MUST be registered as a Republican.
Many independent and non-affiliated voters do not realize that they must be registered Republican in order to vote for Ron Paul in the Republican primary. We made a sign to remind them.