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Posted on 05/01/2012 7:00:39 PM PDT by Mozilla
What is Ron Paul doing?
Rick Santorum has already dropped out of the Republican presidential race. Newt Gingrich is expected to do so this week, Wednesday at the latest. Mitt Romney is virtually guaranteed the nomination.
But Ron Paul supporters continue to fight on at Republican caucuses and conventions. Last weekend, they won at the Louisiana caucuses even though Paul managed just 6 percent of the vote in the state's primary earlier this year. The Paulites carried the 1st, 2nd, 5th, and 6th congressional districts. According to one count, 74 percent of the delegates elected to the state convention Saturday were Paul supporters.
"As a result," reports the Times Picayune of New Orleans, "under party rules, Paul is guaranteed at least 17 of the 46 delegates to the convention at which Romney will almost certainly be nominated for president." By contrast, the primary awarded Santorum ten pledged delegates and Romney five.
That same day, Ron Paul supporters were elected chairman and vice chairman of the Alaska Republican Party. Paul finished third in the popular vote in Alaska's caucuses, but his supporters joined with former Tea Party Senate candidate Joe Miller to dominate the state convention. According to Politico, "It's more evidence of the political maturation of the Paul forces, who are beginning to seize the levers of powers from within state parties."
The Ron Paul Republicans' mission is twofold. First, they want to secure enough delegates to the Republican National Convention to place Paul's name in nomination. The International Business Times reports, "Washington is now the third state, after Iowa and Minnesota, in which Ron Paul has locked up at least half of the state's nominating delegates." North Dakota and Maine could join them.The second objective is to integrate themselves into party leadership positions like the Christian right.
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Too bad, that we the people were not smart enough to roll over the GOP-e. Looks like they got us this time. Now, it will be a testament of the saying-both parties are of one. As soon as liberal Mitt takes on the nod as Grand Leader, I am done with that liberal party (Sorry, Newt) If you wanted to vote democrat, 2 libs, why go vote. They didn’t want Newt for changes. Heaven forbid, if the country got changes. This would be a little different if the people went with Newt vs. the Bush jr who played his cards for Romney. I will always think of Santorum as the spoiler. If talk radio wanted Rick S. to win; he would have. We were played (again) Save Goldman Sachs and the profolios; to heck with family decay by re writing laws to fit agendas. Gay and weak Romney, is what I see when he appears on Tv. Romney Drudge hq. Ann R, speaking for her man. Get a real leader and maybe people will get out to vote.
I think Ron has been keeping the fire burning all this campaign so Rand can take the torch at some future time. He knew he couldn’t win, it was about maintaining the Ron Paul brand.
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