Confession Time: From a Santorum Supporter

By David Van Risseghem

Yesterday I was locked in a struggle with the libertarians in our State Convention in Oklahoma. Mike Biundo was with me as we immerged from the Romney war room, to begin the convention.

The team all put Romney stickers on. I turned to Mike as the two of us had a private moment and he noticed I still had the sticker on my fingertip…

“This is really an emotional challenge that I need to do”, as I began to place the lapel sticker…

“I know”, Mike said. ” I did it last week and it was kinda tough on me”.

“Catch me if I fall over” I said as I pressed it to my blazer.

I did fine and the day went well for me and the coalition began to coalesce into a united Republican team. Because I wore the nominee’s sticker, others found the courage to transition to the team.

The Romney team chose wisely when they sent you and Lamar to Oklahoma, this week. You were exactly whom we needed to connect with to secure a great outcome for the Republican base.

…and as I said at the end of the day;

“The next time I see you I had better need a White House visitor pass.”

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One comment on “Confession Time: From a Santorum Supporter

  1. You stated you were “locked in a struggle with the libertarians” I can only suppose you meant Ron Paul supporters. Well I was one of the Ron Paul supporters at the convention and no I wopuld not say I’m a libertarian but I am a life long Republican and so strong on conservative issues Rush looks as if he needs to be in the Democrat party if standing next to me. Of all the canidates (based off voting records and history) Paul is by far the most conservative of the canidates of the 2012 cycle. In the begining I was torn between Cain and Santorum and decided to go item by item, vote by vote and tally each of the canidates. To my surprise the “crazy old man” from Texas won out in a land slide. In mid January I decided to become a Paul supporter with Santorum a VERY distant #2 choice. I became a delegate to make a difference be cause we are in serious trouble. At the Ok convention, because of being a Paul supporter, I was acused of wanting prostitutes, acused of doing drugs, we were called names, had stuff thrown at us, called outsiders, and even had one Ron Paul supporter physically assalted by a Romney supporter. But this was not the hardest part. The hardest part was watching all the delegates from the “reddest state in the country” cast votes for a full fledged socialist only to tow the party line against conservative values. It was an obvious love of party over country from where I sat an watched. I am one of the few Paul supporters going to Tampa through congressional district 4 and can do no other than promote Paul and conservatism. The amout of debt we are accumilating and the rapid rate our government is building a Nazi like police state around us is alarming… no terrifying. No one seems to notice this. Our Senators and Representitives support this new police state being built, all the former Republican canidates including Santorum and Mitt Romney as well. I’m truly scared for my wife and kids. On the trip to Tampa I will be driving as I refuse to have my wife molested and or run through a immaging scanner for some possible pervert to get his kicks. I’m a pilot and an A&P mecanic… aircraft have been my life long love but I can’t take my wife. Romney can not win and even if he does things will not change. They most likely will accelerate with a House and Senate controled by an agreable Republicans. There are three major strikes against Romney which deem him unelectable. 1-The Evangelical vote will wither for a Mormon. The media knows this and while they’ve remained quiet they will flod the news outlets with news articles on what Mormons believe and it will be all the odd items the Evangelical will question and deem a falacy. 2-He can not debate Obamba. No matter what position he takes from abortion to gun control to the bailouts Obamba can use his own words and flip flopping against him. He draws no excitement out of the GOP members. I know many who are not Paul supporters who have decided it is just not worth voting as Obamba & Mitt have no real difference. 3-The majority of Ron Paul supporters will not vote for him. I realize you most likely view this segment of the voting populace as small but keep in mind it is continueing to grow and Paul’s average rally draws over 4000 people up wards to 8000. No canidate on the trail has pulled these numbers consistantly. The average Paul supporter knows primaries matter very little and it is about the delegate count. The military can not get behind Mitt either. For the military Ron Paul is the canidate. Of all the military donations combined, of all present and former Republican canidates, and including Obamba Ron Paul has recieved 75% of these donated dollars proving to be the military’s choice. Conservative has two textbook meanings… maintain present condition/values or return to original condition/values. I think we can agree present condition/values are not what we need or want but a return to original condition and values is what’s needed. That is why the conservative choice is Ron Paul.

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