Skip to comments.Republican delegation divided at state convention in Sparks
Posted on 05/05/2012 3:01:45 PM PDT by redreno
A deeply divided contingent of more than 1,200 Republicans has gathered at a Sparks casino to elect delegates to the national convention in Tampa, Fla.
Within an hour of the convention being gaveled open, accusations of fake ballots, scuffles over seating and brief disagreements over rules erupted.
Overall, however, business proceeded rather smoothly with a delegation that seemed tipped toward Texas Rep. Ron Paul, who is scheduled to speak this afternoon.
Josh Romney, whose father Mitt Romney is the presumed GOP nominee, gave a brief speech to the crowd, focusing his attacks on President Barack Obama.
This is a very important state for us, Josh Romney told the crowd, which applauded politely but didnt erupt into raucous cheers. Were campaigning hard here, were going to continue to campaign hard here.
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this is what I don’t like about the Paulbots. They are very immature.
We will need to instruct our chillun' to push back in the future.
“this is what I dont like about the Paulbots. They are very immature.”
said one Romneybot to another in the crowd.
Paulbots are teaching the GOP that its caucus rules can be used against it in many states. After this cycle I am sure the various state Republican party's will change the rules to prevent a fringe group (that isn't even Republican) from doing this sort of thing. Why do caucuses still exist anyway? Every state that can should have a closed primary for ONLY Republican voters. The states that don't register party affiliation should at least have an open primary. Caucuses need to go away.