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Friday, May 18, 2007

Cyclone Conservatives: Governor Romney's Iowa Tele-Townhall

Excerpted from this post at Cyclone Conservatives

Since I've been spending some time back here on the homestead taking care of the farm while my parents are busy traveling, I've been obviously answering their phone. Tonight, their phone rang to the voice of Governor Romney inviting them to participate in a live Tele-Townhall meeting. So I did. I must say, this was perhaps one of the coolest political ideas that I have seen come down the pipe in a long time. From one telephone, Romney can speak directly to literally thousands (and yes, there were thousands of people in on the call) of Iowans all across the state, who can stay in the comfort of their own home. They didn't have to get dressed up (I was in an old t-shirt and jeans from doing my farm chores) or use up expensive gas to go hear him. And, they could hang up at any point and end their participation in the event, if they chose to do so. He took maybe 10 or 15 questions (atleast while I listened) and after every 3 or 4, would ask people on the line to press #1 on the phone if they were interested in supporting him/attending the straw poll in Ames on August 11.


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