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Ron Paul may try to hijack the GOP convention...

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by Brian in Oregon, May 3, 2012.

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  1. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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  2. TinMan88

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    Oh Dear! Whats a mother to do!!!

    Isn't that what 'candidates' are in it to do?- Win Delegates??

    The way the owned media treats Ron Paul, I doubt we would ever hear if he had won the whole damn election.

    "The Republican National Committee is warning the Nevada GOP that if supporters of Ron Paul are allowed to take too many slots for the national convention, the party may opt against seating the state's entire convention delegation." --SAY WHAT??

    Is this an election... or not
  3. TinMan88

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    Jeffrey Phelps
    Denver Libertarian Examiner

    What may be the most embarrassing moment yet for Mitt Romney, during the race for the 2012 Republican Nomination, happened over the weekend in the very state in which he is the former Governor and calls home.

    Ron Paul won.

    Even though it was reported Sunday that Mitt Romney himself was apparently responsible for picking the slate of Massachusetts State Delegates he was hoping everyone would vote for, his delegates.

    Unfortunately for Mitt Romney, that didn't happen.

    Instead, over half of the delegates he was hoping people would vote for never made it, including notable State Republicans such as the House Minority Leader and other state politicians who even wanted to remain nameless.

    Romney lost so badly in his home state that Ron Paul supporters were even voted in as the majority of the Alternate-Delegates, spiting hopefuls that included a popular 2010 gubernatorial candidate and a prominent Sheriff.

    Even worse for the old Republican establishment is that all these new Mass. State Delegates for Paul will now get to vote for the State Party Chair, the Party Platform, and the VP of their choice. Bet your bottom dollar they will all most likely be Ron Paul Delegates, supporters and ideals.

    Massachusetts, however isn't the only state that has seen this explosion for Ron Paul support.

    As the race has developed many states around the country have ultimately gone for Paul, much in the same way. Iowa, Minnesota, Colorado, Louisiana and Alaska thus far have seen similar results play out there, and many more states are expected to follow suit.

    This overwhelming show of support for Ron Paul is also expected to dominate Nevada's State Convention on May 5th.

    The main reason is because Ron Paul supporters have been the most dedicated and the most educated on the GOP nomination process and have also been the most willing participants in their post-Caucus and post-Primary delegate selection processes around the country.

    Now that Paul has won the majority of the delegates in at least 5 states he is also assured to have his name on the ballot during the RNC in Aug.

    In addition to the incredible outpouring of support for Paul and his campaign, the fact that he is now a shoe-in to be on the ballot and have a platform at the National Convention is worrying the establishment very deeply and gives new life to a candidate who was once thought to have no chance of being the party's nominee.

    OR:
    "The Washington Post (intentionally) does not ask the obvious question; if so few people show up to the state conventions for the "accepted" candidates, then who was voting for them in the first place? Is this in fact more evidence of the massive vote fraud designed to force Wall Street's favorite candidate on the rest of us, and to hell with what the ordinary Republicans wanted?"
  4. 391 shooter

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    Ron Paul is getting money from the democrats to make sure Obamy gets in again, simple as that.

    He may not know that the money is from them but you can bet it is.

    As they say "It ain't who votes" It's who counts the vote.

    There is so much BS in all this stuff it is a wonder all our heads don't explode.

    As I have said before, if you vote for anybody but Romney at this point in time, then you absolutly guareentee 4 more years of the Idiot and Chief we have now.
  5. likes-to-shoot

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    If Paul cared about the country instead of his own ego he would of quit a long time ago.......

    Look at how much money could of went to help defeat Obama if Paul and Gingrich would of quit when they should of.
  6. noknock1

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    tinman88, I don't understand your post.

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    Romney won the 2012 primary in MA.

    The delegates are required to vote for him. What is the point?

    And if they don't vote for Romney or pull some sort of scam / scheme it will just mean the will of the people in MA was tossed aside. Romney overwhelmingly won the popular vote in MA.

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    "Denver Libertarian Examiner?"

    I would wager almost as unbiased as the MSM, just in opposite polarity.

    ROFL

    HM
  8. TinMan88

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    HM,"unbiased" is awfully hard to find these days, don't you agree? Brian referred to Paul/followers as "left wing". I'll bet that would not go down well with many of those committed to Ron Paul. Is that 'unbiased' as well?

    I have 'had it' with Carl Rove & Co. telling me how to live every minute of my political life just as they script it.

    MSM or BUST!
  9. Brian in Oregon

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    I never referred to Ron Paul and his followers as being "left wing" They are mainly libertarians who are registered Republicans.
  10. TinMan88

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    Brian in Oregon. I stand corrected. You did not characterize Paul supporters as left wing in the opening comment. My bad. TM

    Edit: It IS being said that Paul is "left wing". A google search quickly grabbed this:

    'Dick Morris Calls Ron Paul ‘The Most Liberal, Radical Left-Wing Person to Run for President’.
  11. crusha

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    Ron Paul's supporters couldn't take over a Girl Scout convention.


    This could be entertaining...but on second thought, don't hold your breath.
  12. TinMan88

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    Another source for perspective:

    http://articles.businessinsider.com/2012-04-30/politics/31495219_1_romney-delegates-delegate-slots-mitt-romney

    Mitt RomneySURPRISE! Ron Paul Destroyed Mitt Romney In Massachusetts This Weekend
    Ron Paul dealt a quiet, but embarrassing, blow to Republican rival Mitt Romney this weekend, scoring an impressive delegate victory on the presumptive nominee's home turf.

    The Boston Globe reports today that Paul supporters filled more than half of the delegate slots at this weekend's Massachusetts Republican district caucuses, edging out at least 16 Romney delegates for a spot at the Republican National Convention.

    Paul's wins aren't likely to have an effect on Romney's all-but-certain coronation as the Republican nominee. Romney won the Massachusetts Republican primary with 72 percent of the vote, so 38 of the state's 41 RNC delegates are legally bound to vote for their former governor on the first ballot at the convention.

    But the losses are an alarming indication that Romney's campaign organization is still woefully underdeveloped, even in the state where he served as governor, and where his campaign headquarters are located. Romney had a full slate of 27 delegates for Saturday's caucuses, and the losers included prominent Bay State Republicans, such as the Massachusetts House Minority Leader Bradley Jones, Jr., and former Lieutenant Governor Kerry Healey, according to the Globe.

    The Paul and Romney campaigns did not reply to Business Insider's requests for comment.

    Massachusetts wasn't the only state where Paul notched delegate victories this weekend. The campaign announced Sunday that Paul supporters will make up 74 percent of the delegates at the Louisiana GOP convention, putting Paul in prime position to pick up a sizable chunk of the state's national convention delegates. Paul supporters also reportedly made inroads at Alaska's GOP convention, overcoming staunch opposition from the state party Establishment.

    Even Paul's campaign advisors admit that, despite the success of their convention strategy, it would be virtually impossible to deny Romney the 1,144-delegate majority he needs to win the nomination on the first ballot. But delegates also vote on the convention chair, the vice president, and the party platform, and Romney could have a hard time controlling those votes if the delegate team he brings to the convention is loyal to another coach.


    Read more: http://articles.businessinsider.com/2012-04-30/politics/31495219_1_romney-delegates-delegate-slots-mitt-romney#ixzz1tyR7UxGV
  13. hmb

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    I think the democrats are going to fund him to run as a third party candidate, then their victory will be assured. HMB
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