Cincinnati Enquirer reporter Jessica Brown stopped by Ron Paul supporter’s West Chester campaign office Monday night to find out why the GOP presidential candidate draws such a passionate following.
(Organizer Tara) Menkhaus made sure to point out that everything I saw there, the signs, the leaflets, was paid for out of pocket by the local volunteers. Paul’s national campaign doesn’t have anyone on the ground here yet. Rumor at the office Monday was that he doesn’t plan to come to Ohio before the March 6 Primary. (The campaign has only told the Enquirer there are no current plans in Ohio).
But Paul supporters here have mobilized in spite of that. They’re manufacturing Paul gear in low-budget ways. One group was hand-painting signs. Another was converting 2008 Paul signs to 2012 signs.
Why are they so passionate?
“Because it’s the truth, not what sounds good,” said Menkhaus of Paul’s message of limited government and personal liberty. “It’s what we know is good because it’s based on logic, fact and history. It’s because the nature of being human is being free.”
Brown also asked other Paul supporters for their reasoning for joining the campaign. For the entire story, visit Cincinnati.com’s story “Why do people like Ron Paul.”