Reda’s robo draws Ron Paul ire

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GOP front-runner Mitt Romney wasn’t the only one making robo calls in Rockland, with one, by Rockland County Republican Party Chairman Vincent Reda, drawing the ire of Ron Paul supporters.

In his call, Reda asks his fellow Republicans to support Romney and states that the other GOP contenders had dropped out of the race.

But only Rick Santorum actually dropped out. Ron Paul and Newt Gingrich continue to seek the GOP nod in their quest for a presidential run.

Reda said the other candidates barely had a presence in New York, something he sees as meaning they had dropped out of serious contention.

Besides, he said, it is ultimately up to individual voters to choose.

“When folks get into the voting booth, his name will still be there,” Reda said. “I’m sure Ron Paul will get votes. I’m sure Newt Gingrich will get votes. Some people will even vote for Rick Santorum because his name is on the ballot.”

A request for comment from Arick Stall of the Paul campaign has not yet brought a response.

One Paul supporter, Oliver Marino, said Reda’s call will likely keep some Paul supporters home because they will feel as though they don’t have a chance to win. Marino sent an email about Reda’s call to numerous news media today.

“It seems to me to be voter tampering,” Marino said. “This chairman is saying there’s only one candidate running and that’s not the case.”

Marino won’t be among those voting. The French citizen currently lives in Montreal, but he became interested in Paul and his politics back in 2008, when he was a student at SUNY Oswego, Marino said.

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  1. Oliver Marino, do you even know Ron Paul supporters? They don’t pay attention to GOP lies. Only Ron Paul 2012!

  2. I know plenty Jon. I was talking to the reporter about the soft support that Ron Paul gets and who may have stayed home because of the deception coming from the Chairman. Not everyone who likes Paul is 100% hard-core like most of us…

  3. Where's the macy's coat, Vinny??? on

    when Reda said this, was he wearing the coat he stole from Macy’s?

    must be nice to have fair-weather friends in high (or despicably low) places, Vinny!

  4. what happened to the coat, Vinny? Good thing you’re the republican chair for Rockland or else you would’ve been prosecuted!

  5. Reda’s response is unacceptable. As self-important as he might feel, he does not have the power to decide who has dropped out and who hasn’t. Nor does he have the right to unethically influence the outcome of this election one way or the other. His actions are irresponsible and do not represent the values that are consistent with his position and what the Republican party deserves.

    Please join me in signing a petition demanding his resignation: https://www.change.org/petitions/gop-leader-vincent-d-reda-must-resign

  6. PAY FOR THE COAT!!! on

    what about his shoplifting arrest? He steals a coat from Macy’s, no doubt captured on videotape, and the Rockland DA passes the case to the putnam DA. Six months go by, and the case quietly goes away without prosecution. Just for that, we need a new GOP chair. This petition is a great idea. We should also ask rockland DA how he feels about Vinny stealing a coat and not being prosecuted because of who he is.

  7. TIRED OF THE BS on

    REDA IS NOTHING BUT A SHOP LIFTING CROOK! MORE PROOF OF HOW CORRUPT PUTNAM COUNTY’S DA IS! HE TOOK THE COAT BUT LEVY CANT DETERMINE WHAT REDA’S INTENT WAS! WHAT A LOAD OF BS

  8. Lewd and Tailor on

    Spring is here! Can you recommend a nice store where he could “pick up” a sporty windbreaker?

  9. nice coat! on

    as long as it’s prosecuted in Putnam, Reda can “pick up” the coat anywhere he wants!