Over eggs and toast this morning, team DoubleSpeak decided to dedicate our day to covering Ron Paul. Given the attention that is on Iowa today and the reality that this campaign will likely be flip-turned-upside-down overnight after the caucus, we ventured off to wade gingerly into Ron Paul's New Hampshire revolution.
Whoever said the revolution will not be televised did not know DoubleSpeak and OffTheBus.
To say that we found anything near conventional would be completely false. The campaign looks nothing like operations we've been around in the past. A bearded ukulele player greeted us at the front door as scores of volunteers- many seemingly from out of state- prepared for one of their visibility "marches" back and forth to the New Hampshire statehouse which is a couple blocks away. The march was led by a gentlemen dressed in a revolutionary war uniform beating a drum as his flock chanted. But, this isn't just a campaign...it's a revolution. Revolutions need drummers...right?
As has been reported by Brent Budowsky, Fox News is not allowing Rep. Paul to participate in the January 6th forum here in New Hampshire. We have found that this story has gotten significant legs here in the state but our read is that with Paul not exceeding expectations during tonight's caucuses, Fox will continue to ignore the Texas congressman.
If you like the video, you can listen to an extended podcast of our time with the Paul campaign.
Tonight we swung by the Obama HQ party to check out the results and say hi to an old friend, Rep. Pat Murphy who was hanging out with the Obama crew. Lots of excitement and anticipation over there.
Tomorrow morning it's up at 5:30 AM. We've got a lot of stops to make all over the state.
Update: Campaign officials have confirmed to us that the Paul campaign is planning a counter-event on Sunday night and that details would be released shortly.