Anyone who talks to those attending the convention will undoubtedly hear the stories of Ron Paul activist Tracy Saboe getting between the delegates and lunch. I heard some delegates didn’t like his constant insertion during the platform voting, but I also heard many people say that he was polite and passionate.
My opinion about the whole issue is: good for him. For those of you who know Tracy, you understand that he really cares. Personally I would like to see him get more involved in the party and not be discouraged. Let’s bring him in with open arms.
I’m also told that the Ron Paul delegation blended in and was more or less just part of the group. Either Ron Paul’s supporters in SD are moderating or the delegates are going right. My guess is the party is going right.
I will try to get a copy of the new platform at some point, but in the meantime the Ron Paul folks sounded like they were intelligently pushing ideas with fairly broad consensus in the party rather than issues of strong disagreement such as foriegn policy.
There is a division between some GOP establishment folks and Ron Paul folks, but the better we know each other the more we realize we agree on 90% of the issues. I have heard mostly praise for Saboe, Gary Dykstra and Daniel Willard (names I hope all of you learn, because they are going to be around for a long time).