OK .. but please understand that in VA, the state conventions were open to anyone willing to pay a (minimal) registration fee, not locally elected precinct level delegates. The delegates have been self-selected, and that is what is so intimidating to the in-crowd.
Who would locally selected delegates be, if not part of the power structure. I find them more easily intimidated by the powers that be than the rabble who’ll fork over $25 to go to convention for their favored candidate.
It’s been my experience in VA, at the County level broken down by magisterial district, that the same old cronies (oh, and I DO mean “OLD”) sit around at monthly meetings accomplishing not a damned freakin’ thing. But they become buddies and there’s a group think that evolves. One dare NOT say a single thing that might be construed as ‘anti’ a cherished pol. So, ask me ....do I want those folks picking the delegates who pick the nominee at convention? I’ll take the rabble who might or might not have been influenced by advertising.
I find it absolutely amazing that Bolling is so stupid he thinks we didn't notice how he fixed the primary for his boy Romney.
We need to make sure he knows that we know ~ for sure Cooch knows!
I think Bolling has spent entirely too much time visiting with the committee folks such as you described, and not eough time visiting with real people who don't have to drag oxygen bottles with them! (not that there's anything wrong with oxygen bottles, but all of them?)