I keep seeing all these articles about the Paulians trying to get the nomination
through flrcing in state delegates. It really bothers me for a little while to
think about these back door dealings and I think that I should do something
about it; that is until I remember that Ron Paul doesn't have even the
slightest possibility of winning the nomination and nothing his supporters do
matters at all.
@sisucasThese are not back-door dealings. No rule has been
violated. Everything has been done within the framework of the rules set by
each state's party organization. If nothing Ron Paul and his supporters do
mattered at all, then you would probably not be commenting about it. The fact
is that Ron Paul has a large following among young people (like myself) and we
will be the ones in office or becoming party leaders, long after Ron Paul is
gone. Ron Paul is calling the GOP back to it's past of limited government
and a foreign policy of non-intervention. Given his national following among
the young, it must also be the GOP's future if it wishes to remain
What's the point of having nonbinding caucuses or elections?
To answer the questions of why the Paul followers are doing what they are is
simple. If Mitt does not have enough by the time of the National convention.
Then Ron can invoke rule 40 sub section B to unbind all delegates. Causing a
brokered convention. How ever Mitt will have the magic number come June 5th.
What Ron Paul has done is legal nothing back door. If people were more active in
their county GOP committees and if they would become a PCO no Paul follower
would have gotten sent to the state conventions.
I thought Rick Santorum had the market on pathetic cornered. Guess not.
To sisucas 1:25 p.m. May 6, 2012I don't recall anyone
complaining when Mitt did the same thing in North Dakota. Rick Santorum won the
North Dakota caucuses by a double-digit margin and Mitt came in a distant third
(Santorum - 39.7%; Paul - 28.7%; Romney - 23.7%; Gingrich - 8.5%), yet
shenanigans on the convention floor concerning how the proposed delegates'
names were presented to the convention-goers resulted in Mitt walking away with
(18 out of the 25 at-large delegates. I presums that offends you just as much
as the result of the Maine convention but, somehow, I don't recall
complaints about the North Dakota convention . . . something to do with the fact
that Romney came out on top in that one perhalps . . .