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Caucus delegates hope for changes from presidential election

Saturday, March 17, 2012 | 4:30 p.m. CDT; updated 6:07 p.m. CDT, Saturday, March 17, 2012

COLUMBIA — About 500 people gathered at Kemper Arena for the Boone County presidential caucus Saturday.

The process selected 53 delegates, who are not bound to a certain candidate, to the congressional district convention in Sedalia on April 21.

We asked delegate hopefuls before the caucus to respond to this question: How do you hope the outcome of this presidential election will change the country?

Here are some of their responses.

  • "More individual freedom and liberty." - Scott Hellebusch
  • "Someone in office that will start carving down the debt." - Dan Harder

  • "Bring some integrity back to politics." - Ethan Robinett
  • "Reverses the trend toward big government." - Sean Reberry

  • "Bring fiscal sanity." - Steve Spellman
  • "Dramatic shift in foreign policy as it relates to acts of war." - Roger Webb

  • "See us elect people who represent us and not just themselves." - John Casady

  • "Go in a direction of fiscal responsibility." - George Prica
  • "I am a liberal and this is my act of defiance against government." - Mary Achor
  • "The salvation of America." - Eric Albert

  • "The end result is people begin to look to God to protect them and guide them." - Ken Derendinger
  • "I hope we won't still be fighting in the Middle East." - Sam Clark
  • "I hope it will turn everything around. That's not very original, but it is deeply felt." -Bill Samuels

The Boone County conservative slate that backed Ron Paul won the caucus and many of the delegates held similar beliefs to the Texas congressman.


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