"84 people seated, 70 standing, 154 total.
|Rand Paul, U.S. Senate Candidate|
The speakers, in order of appearance:
- Rachel Ford - Tea Party Organizer (and amateur pollster)
- Chris Thieneman -Former mayoral candidate
- Dan Seum - State Senator with 27 years on the government dole
- Rand Paul
It seemed to me that the speeches given were altered a little due to the overwhelming labor presence. Ford and Seum both touted their "union family backgrounds" during their short presentations. What began as the "Betrayal of Union Values Tour" ended with a whimper as Paul claimed a prior engagement with family and sped away. When the room emptied into the parking lot, there were chants of "Run, Rand, Run", much to the chagrin of the remaining Paul supporters, most of which were too disgusted or too aloof to realize they were attending a Rand Paul rally at a government center.
The best contradiction of the evening came when Paul commended Sen. Seum for his eons in public service, then only minutes later restated his firm belief that term limits must be imposed upon politicians.
I'm looking forward to the next meeting. Hopefully, Dr. Paul will clear his schedule.