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    Exclamation Mirroring the Republican Party - a campaign strategy piece

    Mirroring the Republican Party
    &
    Winning the Nomination for Ron Paul
    (a campaign strategy overview by Sandra Crosnoe – posted October 16, 2007)


    A summary sheet of action items only is provided at the end of this article.

    As the briefest of backgrounds, I have been a Republican activist for over 30 years and have known Ron Paul since his first congressional race. I serve on the board for Associated Conservatives of America (originally only in Texas and best known there). Most of what I am going to share with you is based on Texas experiences over many years and Oklahoma experience since 2005. That is important because the details may be different for your state, but the general idea is applicable nationwide.

    Soon we will all go to the polls and vote in the Presidential Primary and the first item of note is that in some states you must be registered with the Republican Party to vote in the Republican Party. Action Item #1 is to find out if you are in an open state or a closed state and take appropriate action (i.e. if are in a closed state – register Republican to be able to vote for Ron Paul immediately!). [ed note: check here for state deadlines]

    Winning at the polls is important, because it will in many states help determine the delegate count for your candidate for the nomination process. But it is not everything and in a race with as many candidates as we have the odds of a brokered convention are extremely high. That means that the delegates who may/may not be bound to the vote in their state on the first round of voting at the National Convention (depending on the rules of the State parties) will ultimately be able to vote their conscience and determine the party nominee.

    Obviously the best outcome is a landslide at the polls and we sweep all delegates and take the nomination at the first round at the convention. But even if we could assure that and we cannot, we still should do the things I am about to tell you to build a firm foundation for getting the work done through a Ron Paul administration!

    So the Republican party convention process becomes paramount for all that we are about to do and you simply must take some steps immediately to take this ground and hold this ground and elect people of principle at all levels of our government. I hope that we can together return the Republican Party to the wisdom of our founding fathers and constitutional principles throughout the land.

    Here is the plan in a nutshell. Action Item #2 is to embed ourselves in the Republican Party, those who have not already done so long ago. We become involved in leadership and meetings and create a Ron Paul presence there. It really isn’t that hard. Find out who the leaders are in your county and ask if you can help. One way to do that is to see if your state party has a website and lists the county leaders there. If not call them and ask them who your leaders like county chair, precinct chair and your committeemen and committeewomen are. Ask by phone or email how best to get in touch with them and let them know you want to be more involved. Keep trying until you get an answer.

    Action item #3 is to volunteer to be a precinct chair* in your area if there is not one already and make friends with the one who is if there is one. Attend the meetings and the clubs and help in any way possible. Make sure they all get flyers and information about Ron Paul at the same time. Register people to vote and make calls and mention your efforts for Ron Paul at the first opportunity.

    If for some reason, your county is closed to the idea of your assistance and your efforts for Ron Paul then that is where you move into the ‘Mirroring the Republican Party’ phase. Action Item #3A is to simply organize the area for Ron Paul as a county leader and finding precinct captains and block walkers as fast as possible! When the numbers are great enough in your area, the existing Republican leadership will embrace you and say they were friends all along in most cases!

    The delegate selection process will start occurring near the presidential primary vote in 2008 at various times in various states. It will start with precinct meetings, and then county meetings, and on up to state meetings. At each level, we must have enough Ron Paul people present to control the vote and determine who is elected to represent us. In some cases, there will be committees that recommend and we must impact that committee process according to the rules of our states. Action Item #4 is to plan now to attend your Republican Party Convention process at the precinct level on up to the state and national level to send as many Ron Paul delegates as possible to the National Convention. **

    It is both a numbers game and a perception effort. If you knew how few Republicans are currently attending meetings of any kind, then you would think this will be easy. However, I must warn you, it will not be easy, but it is doable if you can produce more people than the other candidates at every level across the nation. The good news is that if you can do it for Ron Paul, you can do it for local sheriff. So how many of you would consider filing for office in your area – especially if there is an open seat or an opportunity to replace someone supporting illegal immigration in a county office? Action Item #5 is to recruit candidates to file for local office in your area who support the constitution and our national sovereignty. Do not attempt this until you have achieved a base of support in your area! (Filing deadlines are frequently in early January).

    *A precinct chair takes care of a geographical area representing approx 3000 voters for the party. That can include finding block walkers, hosting coffees, and serving as point of information from the party to the people in that area. It can be as much or as little as the person wants. In some states it is an elected position (on the ballot). [In Oklahoma, for example, it is typically handled at the precinct meetings if anyone shows up and/or appointed by the county chairs if it is done at all. The executive committee for the state is comprised of county chairs and state committee men and women for each county meeting approx quarterly in OKC.]

    **more details later on the convention process and rules and dates


    Summary of Action Items:

    Action Item #1 is to find out if you are in an open state or a closed state and take appropriate action (I e if are in a closed state – register Republican to be able to vote for Ron Paul immediately!).

    Action Item #2 is to embed ourselves in the Republican Party, those who have not already done so long ago.

    Action item #3 is to volunteer to be a precinct chair* in your area if there is not one already and make friends with the one who is if there is one.

    Action Item #3A is to simply organize the area for Ron Paul as a county leader and find precinct captains and block walkers as fast as possible! When the numbers are great enough in your area, the existing Republican leadership will embrace you and say they were friends all along in most cases!

    Action Item #4 is to plan now to attend your Republican Party Convention process at the precinct level on up to the state and national level to send as many Ron Paul delegates as possible to the National Convention.

    Action Item #5 is to recruit candidates to file for local office in your area who support the constitution and our national sovereignty. Do not attempt this until you have achieved a base of support in your area! (Filing deadlines are frequently in early January).
    Last edited by scrosnoe; 10-18-2007 at 11:08 PM. Reason: link added to action item #1



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    Thank you for the information I have been to 2 Republican meetings, while boring I am finding we might be getting some traction.

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    We must do what's in this post if we are to win:
    http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?t=25536
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    "A politician will do almost anything to keep their job, even become a patriot" - Hearst

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    Thanks Matt

    Your How to Market Ron Paul 101 is a wonderful piece, so your note means a lot. I am glad they made your post a sticky! I think this one should be a sticky also, but not sure how that happens. In any event thanks a bunch!

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    Quote Originally Posted by acainfonet View Post
    Your How to Market Ron Paul 101 is a wonderful piece, so your note means a lot. I am glad they made your post a sticky! I think this one should be a sticky also, but not sure how that happens. In any event thanks a bunch!
    Thanks. I didn't write it for my own pleasure though (I do enjoy writing however). I wrote it because it needs to be followed.
    __________________________________________________ ________________
    "A politician will do almost anything to keep their job, even become a patriot" - Hearst

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    This should be stickied as well

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    Thumbs up Operation Woodwork Link

    http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?t=26244

    This project expands Action Item #2 and is designed to gain endorsements for Ron Paul by exerting grassroots pressure.

    Adapt it and make it work for your state ASAP!

    I had to ask why operation woodwork is the name . . .
    Last edited by scrosnoe; 10-18-2007 at 03:13 AM. Reason: formatting

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    Great post Sandie. Your experience in the belly of the beast has proven useful once again! Thanks for being on our side (or in this case, glad I wised up to join your side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by acainfonet View Post
    Action Item #1 is to find out if you are in an open state or a closed state and take appropriate action (I e if are in a closed state register Republican to be able to vote for Ron Paul immediately!).
    http://www.primarilypaul.com/ron-paul-in-the-primaries/

    Can you link that in the first post?

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    Link added to Action Item #1 for deadlines by state

    link added to action item #1 per request from Ron Paul Forums so you can check deadlines for party registration and open/closed status by state

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    Sample Phone Script/Letter for Contacting Congressmen

    a suggested phone script

    When phoning your representative, you may want to follow this general format:
    "Hello, this is <your name> in <representative/senator>'s district.

    I am calling regarding the Presidential race. May I speak to <representative/senator>?"

    If they put you through, tell them something like this:
    "I wanted to let you know that I am very excited about Congressman Ron Paul for President, and I encourage you to support and endorse him for resident because he has never voted to raise taxes, etc. [Have a push card in front of you and give them a couple of your favorite bullet points about his positions]

    If they tell you they'll take a message, or if they say he/she is not making endorsements, ask that the senator/representative be given the message that a constituent in his/her district called urging him/her to endorse Ron Paul, and if possible, to have them call you back, so leave your contact info.

    You are encouraged to visit with whomever you talk to as much as you have an open door to do. You may be talking to a receptionist and you may be talking to a legislative aid. Whoever answers the phone has access and input so the call should of course be polite and with a smile and within reasonable calling times. Remember, you are an ambassador for Ron Paul and are an important part of winning hearts and minds to rally support for the good doctor!

    ================================================== =======
    a suggested letter

    The most important thing is to call your reps by phone, but it can also be effective to write your reps as well. So below I have included a sample letter for you to modify according to the Senator or Rep in question, and also I encourage you to make it your own. Use it just as a guide, but be sure to personalize it, and write from the heart. Your sincere and heartfelt sentiments will come through. The letter begins below:

    [Today's Date]

    The Honorable [Rep./Sen. X]

    [Office Address]


    Dear [Rep. or Sen. X],

    I am writing to express my support for Congressman Ron Paul in his run for the Republican nomination for President and I encourage you to do the same. Recently there have been many Republicans like myself who have been dissapointed by the lack of commitment to traditional conservative principles on the part of many who claim to adhere to them. But we are coming back into the fold to fight for these principles by supporting leaders like Congressman Paul.

    Ron Paul is by far the best choice for the Republican nomination because in the twenty years he has been in office, he has never voted for a tax increase, never voted for restrictions on the 2nd Amendment, is strong on true national defense and has the most donations from members of the military, and always uses the Constitution as his guide when considering legislation.

    We are now presented with a golden opportunity to put a true, principled conservative into the White House. As your constituent, I ask that you please endorse Ron Paul for the Republican nomination. I look forward to hearing your thoughts.

    Sincerely,

    [Your name]

    [Your address]

    provided by Brady Wright in conjunction with Operation Woodwork
    Last edited by scrosnoe; 10-22-2007 at 06:27 AM. Reason: to provide link

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    bump because pertinent to several posts recently - linking to a couple as well/sc

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