“So my question would be why don’t groups or people or organizations follow their own rules”
Most of us, dont have the power to change the rules of an election once the results are in, unless youre a dictator in a Banana Republic or youre the Florida Supreme Court in the case of Gore vs Bush, in the 2000 Presidential election. If you want to change the rules of any kind before the contest actually takes place, then that is entirely different matter. I dont have any problem with the Ron Paul People studying the rules in each state, and then getting all their people there on election day to vote at the caucuses, even if they are trying to take over the convention, which we all know that is exactly what theyre plan is, and they are using the GOPs own rules to do it. In Massachusetts this situation could have been avoided. I cant speak about all the other states that are now having certification problems with their delegates as well, but If the MA GOP had allowed a seat at the table for the Conservatives as well as the establishment, they could have come up with a slate that everyone felt was fair, but you see the MA GOP Establishment is at war with Social Conservatives in MA over abortion and gay marriage issues and everyone knows it. Its always the elephant in the room, and they refuse to allow social conservatives at the table, even though social conservatives now control most of the State Committee seats after the last election on Mar 6th, which was essentially a grass roots revolution, which you have heard virtually nothing about in the main stream media. . Also I read on one of the Ron Paul Blogs (http://www.dailypaul.com/231133/ma-gop-establishment-planning-on-de-certifying-newly-elected-ron-paul-delegates) which sent hundreds of visitors to my web site last night http://www.jazzpatriot.com/ that the original slate which gave the conservative base so much heatburn due to the way it was filled with ultra-liberal, old guard types, most of whom arent even in power anymore, was written by Mitt Romney himself, who isnt even our governor anymore. If that is true, and I dont know if it is, the corruption in the MA GOP is worse than I thought.
Thank you for that lucid and concise insight.