Ron Paul 'Leap for Liberty'
Paul supporters try to win over undecided voters at skydiving party.
Michael Layon and friends will plummet from a helicopter as it hovers tonight over his home.
It's the "Leap for Liberty," and likely a New Hampshire Primary first. The skydiving show will greet Republican presidential hopeful Ron Paul on his latest swing through the state.
"The Leap for Liberty event will be specifically tailored to address the questions and concerns of undecided voters and be a fundraising-free zone," Erica and Michael Layon of Derry described it.
Paul supporters are welcome, but they do not want to be just preaching to the faithful, Erica Layon said in a phone interview ahead of the event.
"There's a lot of people who are still undecided," she said. "It is still pretty open."
Recent polls indicate a fluid race for the Republican presidential nomination. A Fox News Poll out Sept. 28 found 13 percent did not know who they would support in the race. Two polls last week of likely Republican voters in New Hampshire – polls by American Research Group and Suffolk University/7News – pegged the undecided vote at 12 percent.
Undecided voters traditionally break late, of course.
To Erica Layon, that's because some candidates have evolving views and opinions. That's not the case with Doctor Paul, a Texas congressman, she said. She said that is one reason she likes Paul. She said he is one candidate who will not wave his finger in the air trying to figure out which way the political winds are blowing.
The Paul party starts at 6 tonight. The actual "Leap for Liberty," however, is contingent on the winds blowing right.