My precinct is in the county seat of Collin County. One of the most red, most neo-con filled areas in the country. Shoot, Diebold's headquarters are in the same city. Very generic suburban area.
I showed up to the caucus expecting to be the lone voice for Paul with maybe a few others. Amazingly, when I arrived, there are 18 people there and at least 9 are Dr. Paul supporters. The others consisted of undecided / open minded types with maybe one or two true hardline neocons.
Everyone in attendance became a delegate to the county.
Not only that we voted down a resolution supporting the Iraq war and Bush's policies in Iraq. This is the county with the highest per capita of "W" stickers on the back of cars in the country.
We voted to include resolutions for the following:
Eliminating the FED
Eliminating the IRS
Expressing our disapproval of Iraq war policy
A call to eliminate federal agencies such as the Dept of Education, Energy, Social Security, etc.
It was a lot of fun, and we had some spirited discussion.
The only way you can make a difference is to actually show up. It matters!