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Sunday, March 25, 2012

How The Republican Party Is Fighting Ron Paul

The Ron Paul supporters have valid reasons for being very angry at the way they've been treated by the GOP.  Nobody can mobilize supporters like Ron Paul (they actually show up) and the other candidates are jealous because their supposed supporters are missing in action.  So they cheat, ignore the rules, make up new rules, shut down caucuses and stuff the ballot box to win delegates.
It’s all about the delegates in the GOP fight for the White House – Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich, and Ron Paul all know this truth. Depending on how you count them, anyone from Mitt Romney to Rick Santorum could be winning. So, why is Ron Paul so happy? The reason, as many Paulites will remind you, most delegates are not bound past the first vote. In this instance, if enough Ron Paul people become delegates in these Romney, Santorum, or even Gingrich states – Ron Paul could sneak into a first or second place finish. It is how the Governor from California named Ronald Reagan, recently elected at the time, almost stole the 1976 nomination from Gerald Ford. The local GOP parties know this little dilemma, so it has become an issue of great importance to ensure that the right people become delegates – even if it means ignoring Party rules and discouraging participation. Video evidence has been taken in Georgia and Missouri of party officials ignoring popular vote, parliamentary procedure, and party rules in the delegation process to ensure the Party insiders fill the seats in Florida at the convention....Romney, Santorum, and Gingrich campaigns can euqally ensure that their supporters show up to these open to the public meetings. Instead of actually mobilizing voters the way Ron Paul does, these campaigns attempt to stuff the ballot box to ensure victory.
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