View Full Version : First Amendment Work Is Lonely Job for Maryland Ron Paul Backers

09-04-2008, 11:49 AM
Before our flights on Wednesday, four of us from Maryland headed down to St. Paul in the morning. We had reserved a speaking slot at the "open forum" stage that was provided by the City of St. Paul for the public to say what ever they wanted to.

It turns out no one was up at 8 in the morning to listen to speakers outside of the GOP convention. However, we did contact a reporter from our hometown, he was our only audience. He did a story on the situation and it is in our hometown paper.

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Richard Matthews, Republican congressional candidate from Maryland's 2nd Congressional District didn't expect a large crowd when he agreed to speak at the Open Forum Stage in St. Paul, Minn., on Wednesday morning.
But when he stepped to the podium on St. Paul's Open Forum Stage at 8:20 a.m. there were just two people listening: a reporter and an organizer's relative.

A total of three backers of Texas Republican Rep. Ron Paul from Maryland spoke, but uncomfortably, with virtually no one on hand to get the ice-breaker thrown out by Patrick Citroni, who manages Matthews' campaign and was representing another Paul supporter running for Congress from Maryland.

"Maryland is an extremely liberal state," he said. "It's so liberal even our crabs are blue."


09-04-2008, 10:18 PM
And this post is lonely also :-(