I'll be heading to the Washington State GOP Convention in lovely Spokane this week. I will be in Spokane for pre-convention junk including getting my credentials...hoping they aren't challenged.
I've heard rumors that John McCain is going to be at our state convention and if I get a chance to meet him I'll pass what happened...maybe even a photograph...who knows. He'll likely charge me for the picture since his campaign is pretty much bust.
Anyway, I'm taking my laptop and I've called ahead to make sure Spokane has access to the Internet and I've been told they do. I will do my darndest to blog on the junk going on there as I get the opportunity.
Also, I was put on a slate of delegates for my congressional district as an alternate by the Ron Paul delegation. My further involvement in the GOP afterward will be determined greatly on what happens this weekend.
On a side note I was asked where I disagreed with Bob Barr and why I would not right now give an unqualified endorsement...so here it goes:
- I'm not for securing the border, I'm for enforcing laws and making immigration easier...not harder.
- I'm against the Fair Tax (national sales tax) as a solution.
- Marriage should not be a Federal or State issue and to hide behind federalism is not an answer.
- I'm for an immediate pullout of troops from Iraq and a signal of foreign policy change to the world that if you step in it...you get a stick and scrape your own shoes...we're done.
- I'm for a hard asset based competing currency where citizens could hold in their hand something of value to protect their savings from debt-based monetary inflation.
- I will not endorse another candidate besides Ron Paul until my involvement in the nominating process is over. I have signed a pledge to do just that.
Stay tuned, will have more this week.