Stay classy, Paul supporters:
A caucus in the gymnasium at Francis Howell North High School in St. Peters was shut down after about a half hour of boisterous disputes, some of it over a caucus rule barring videotaping and other recording.
Supporters of presidential candidate Ron Paul repeatedly yelled objections to decisions made by caucus organizers.
St. Peters police arrested two Paul supporters at the scene after they gave them ”numerous warnings to leave the school property.”
Police said Brent Stafford of O’Fallon, a leader in Paul’s St. Charles County campaign, and Kenneth Suitter of St. Charles County, were booked for trespassing and released.
Stafford’s wife, Karen Stafford, said Stafford was arrested outside the gym after he and others tried to convene a meeting of their own after the official caucus adjourned.
Greg Dalay, a Paul supporter who was sitting next to Suitter in the gym, said Suitter was arrested when he was videotaping.
Matt Ehlen, the caucus chairman, said police asked that the session shut down for the safety of the hundreds of people present. A news release issued by police said event organizers made the decision to shut the event and asked for police assistance to clear the building.
Can some Paul supporter tell me, do you really think that disrupting the whole caucus is going to change people’s hearts and minds and inspire them to follow Congressman Paul?
It seems to me that such antics drive more people away from the Paul cause than to it.