I thought this was pretty interesting.
July 8, 2007
It's not because Congressman Ron Paul is getting married. He and his wife Carol celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in February of this year. It's because a young couple in southern California is getting married in August. And that's why Dr. Paul will be receiving wedding gifts. Douglas Blair, a campaign staffer, explains:
We were at the campaign headquarters one night recently when a call came in from a young lady in southern California. She told me she had been visiting friends, and had chanced to see Ron Paul speak at the Uptown Theater in Kansas City on June 15. The caller was so impressed by what she had heard that not only was she going to vote for Dr. Paul, but wanted to do everything she could to see him become president.
She really wasn't kidding.
After asking for the website address for the campaign's donation page, she then proceeded to tell this astonished staffer that it was because she was "getting married in August, and wanted to have wedding guests donate to Ron Paul's presidential campaign instead of bringing gifts."
"My honey and I are willing to forego all manner of housewares and kitchen gadgets to help Ron Paul get elected," she laughed. "My mom doesn't know what to think, but I really want him to win -- it's that important to me."