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Conference Call with Gov McDonnell (R-VA), RNC Platform, Media, and Weather Update

August 24, 2012

Howdy y’all!

Last evening, I had the opportunity to be on a conference call with the RNC, the Convention administrators and VA Gov Bob McDonnell. The Governor was a fantastic speaker. He was greatly encouraging and informative, not just about the upcoming Convention, but about the Rmney campaign, and how we can go forward winning votes and creating a dialogue when all of us return home, in his words, “utterly exhausted but exhilarated!”

He remarked that we desperately need to get the youth vote out. I concur. We cannot win without it, just as President Obama would not have won without it in 2008. As Gov !cDonnell reminded us though, we have the upper hand in the argument with young people. Jobs are at an all time low for their generation, while tuition and taxes are higher than ever. If they want a job now or when they graduate, young people would be best served by voting Romney-Ryan this November!

We also discussed the Party Platform. 116 members worked on the platform all this week and we will vote on it during the first session on Monday. There have been a lot of concerns about the pro-Life planks, due to Rep Akin’s very unfortunate comments this week. I have been assured that the Platform remains as strong as ever on that plank, along with many others that I know you care about.

When you elected me, I promised I’d hold people’s feet to the fire on pro-Life issues, and I intend to keep that promise. If the planks of our platform have been weakened due to political correctness, I will stand up for our beliefs and, more importantly, the rights of the unborn and lead a charge to strengthen the affected planks until they are as strong as they should be. Some say the parties’ platforms don’t mean anything anymore. I couldn’t disagree more. This is what we’re here for! I’ll keep you updated on this while in Tampa. I should know more pretty early afternoon on Monday. Watch for a post – even a quick one – then.

I know we have a lot of Dr Ron Paul supporters out there who don’t want to vote for Gov Rmney for one reason or another. Believe me, I sympathize. Rarely do Republicans get exactly the person they were hoping for when our nominee is finally chosen. I have been critical of Gov Zromney in the past, and there are still concerns…but I do believe this with all my heart: I believe Gov Romney loves and believes in our country. I believe he has good morals and will try to do what he thinks is right. And I believe our country as we know it will not survive Anton 4 years of the Obama Administration. No…that doesn’t mean I think we are going to have a civil war, but I do believe we will fall so far behind of where we should be a nation that we will be unable to recover within our lifetimes. Please search your heart, if you’re still holding out for Dr Paul and make the choice that’s right for all of America.

I was contacted yesterday by a reporter from KAMC/KLBK. I learned that the stations are sending Nick to Tampa to follow thenLubbock delegates around. So it looks like y’all will have some good video, photos, and interviews! Make sure to watch starting Sunday night. Mick is coming over to my house for an interview at 2:30 later this afternoon (Friday) in order to get some footage of me packing, of all things, and talking about how my journey started. It’s supposed to air Sunday night. Let me know how it looks! I’ll post the link here when it becomes available.

Lastly, I have received several messages and phone calls from many of you worried about me heading into the eye of Hurricane Isaac. I wanted to let you all know that it looks like all Tampa will be getting a good amount of rain on Tuesday – nothing else. The hurricane is projected to make landfall quite a bit west of Tampa, so we will be safe. Thank you for all of the kind concern…you make me very proud to be your friend and representative.

Thank you all for everything. I treasure all of the notes and messages I’ve been getting. You make me, if possible, even happier to be from West Texas. Please share this page with your friends. If you don’t want to do that, then please forward my messages on to your email loop so that people can be informed. This is important, folks. Stay with it!

I remain,
Humbly Yours,
KVPTexas

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