Enthusiastic in his support of Republican presidential hopeful Ron Paul, Google software engineer Vijay Boyapati flew down this past summer from Seattle to see Ron Paul speak live at his employer’s Mountain View, California, headquarters. (Vijay makes his appearance at 42:31, clad in Paul t-shirt and cap and and mentions that his check for Paul would be blank if it wasn’t for Uncle Sam’s restrictions.)
Boyapati’s support didn’t stop with the $2,300 check he wrote for Ron Paul that day. The 29-year-old left his employer a couple weeks ago to move to New Hampshire and work as a full-time volunteer. He created “Operation Live Free or Die” an online initiative to help canvass for Paul that is now seeking 1000 volunteers to come to the state. “I can’t express how excited I am to finally travel to New Hampshire and begin helping Ron Paul’s grassroots movement win the most important primary in the coming Presidential election,” wrote Boyapati on the site’s blog in a post entitled “New Hampshire or bust!”.
Australia-born Boyapati has lived in the U.S. for seven years and recently became a citizen. In a video interview he talks about Paul’s anti-war stance, respect for the Constitution and message of liberty (I think that last part is campaign-speak for limited government), among other things that drew him to the candidate.
Former Google Employee Engineers NH Ground Campaign For Ron Paul
2006 profile of Boyapati from his alma mater ANU