Postcards from the Bleeding Edge
Tuesday, December 11, 2007

  A foggy night in Elizabeth City, waiting for a blimp

I've now been a few miles away from the Ron Paul Blimp for three days. The launch date keeps slipping, but tomorrow is do or die day according to the Ron Paul forums.

From the edge of the airfield, I shot some video of two blimps as the sun went down tonight. One team of people moved one blimp much further down the field, the other team moved their blimp (which had an American flag hanging from the tail) into the hangar.

Neither blimp had any banners or graphics on them. I don't know how long it takes to apply the graphics, but it looks like a tough night ahead for Liberty Political Advertising if they want to launch in the morning.

Around 5 PM a group of Ron Paul folk showed up. I was still shooting video and kind of cold (I am still dressed for Florida!), so they were kind enough to loan me a jacket and chat as we waited for guidance. Around 6 PM security came out and asked us to leave. They told us that dozens of people had been coming to the field all day, but that they had no idea where a meetup was happening...

so it's back here, and to the forums, to figure out where everybody is....

Update: The second blimp shown in the video (and moved into the hangar) is the one being used for the effort. Also, there is now an official blog dedicated to the blimp at: http://ondecember16th.com, with the inside story. (thanks to "BDP" for the comment)

My reporting, such as it is, is still from the outside looking in. I've moved to the Hampton Hotel in Elizabeth City (there's much better internet access here, and it's closer to the hangar)

I wonder how much the smaller blimp costs per month?

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Comments:
Thanks for the video.

Liberty Political Advertising now has a blog and it states that some progress has been made.

http://ondecember16th.com/archives/6
 
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