As far as I know I’m privileged to be the first guest blogger on the incontiguous and incomparable Brick, so that I can post the following story here…
If you’ve been keeping up with reddit and digg lately, you may have noticed that somebody at the Michigan branch of the Republican Party was going to circulate a petition among all the state branches, to exclude Ron Paul from the rest of the presidential debates. People online got irate, and started calling. According to one report, the Michigan office got so many calls, voice mails, and faxes that they just went home for the day.
Well, that sounded like fun, so yesterday during lunch I made some calls myself.
First I called the North Carolina GOP headquarters, on the theory that the petition has to be signed in various states so I’ll start with my home state, where I might have a little more influence. But the woman on the phone hadn’t heard anything about keeping Ron Paul out of the debates.
So I called the Michigan GOP….the guy said “Let me stop you right there, we are NOT trying to keep Ron Paul out of the debates!” Well, interesting. I thanked him and hung up.
So the big question then was, did they back down, or was the Internet wrong?
I decided I’d call the national RNC office. And they said “Hey, that’s not us, that’s just Michigan, you want their number?”
Heehee….so the answer is… BACKED DOWN 🙂