Skip to comments.RNC to Florida: Next time you lose 90 percent of your delegates
Posted on 08/23/2012 6:52:34 AM PDT by cap10mike
Hurricane Isaac isnt the only storm developing in Tampa. The Republican National Committee is brewing up one of its own.
Florida has a penchant for jumping in the gun when it comes to scheduling presidential primaries. We did it in 2008 and again in 2012. Republican National Committee rules provide that when a state moves its primary ahead of those of Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada, the state forfeits half its delegates. That rule ended up reducing Floridas delegates from 99 to 50 at Tampa convention.
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Florida delegates should tell the RNC to go screw and to stop letting New Hampshire from giving worthless moderates momentum.
Of course the RNC loves worthless moderates!
Enjoy it while you can, GOP.
Big Whoop. Delegates mean nothing. It’s not like they have any real say-so in the party or anything..........
Just my NSHO.
Agree. Better to provide momentum to conservative candidates.
Iowa and New Hampshire going first is something that needs to change. Also, there should be no opportunity for democrat crossover. Our system is rigged in favor of GOPe.
Should be a National Primary Day.
But if our dial had been set to “Cain” on primary day and then his bimbo eruption happened afterward, we’d be in a bit of trouble.
“Our system is rigged in favor of GOPe.”
Right. It always will be. They are NEVER going to allow another Reagan upset to occur. Never.
We also need some restrictions on NOMINATING PETITIONS. Like, if you held a primary and disqualified fee paying registrants from being on the ballot due to "problems" with the petitions, then you lose ALL your delegates!
End of story.
They should stick the names of the states in a Bingo bin and the order they are drawn out is the order of the primaries.
Yeah its funny what the GOP chooses to punish vs what they choose to ignore.
They stripped Michigan of delegates for holding an earlier primary but didn’t have any problem with the delegate allocation rules being changed the night AFTER the primary in favor of their guy.
Seems to me that the GOP is building up a heap of bad ju ju.
No Caucuses will count. Only closed primaries will count for nominating a candidate.
The date of state primaries will be determined by the percentage of votes for the GOP candidate in the previous potus election. The states that most voted to elect a GOP potus WILL be voting first.
Liberal crapholes like CA,MA, and NY would some of the last to vote.
I am surprised to see. Florida has become THE ground zero to pick our moderate winner the last two cycles. With the size of the state and many media markets, the party favorites have an advantage here they can’t get in South Carolina, and the earlier primaries. It gives the party and the candidate funded with top fundraisers a huge opportunity to put away any upstarts or base voters. I would think the RNC would love it.
In my Humble Opinon, the GOP Primary selection rules are totally broken. The seat of power within the party must be removed from Washington DC, forever.
If they keep up the crap they pulled in the primary this time there will be another option. The GOP (which I have always been a part since I first voted) will cease to exist if this is not fixed.
I think this is a stupid, stupid rule. Florida is a battleground state that ought to have a bigger say in the nominee.
Frankly, NH is also a battleground state, so I don’t mind it having an early primary either.
But SC? It isn’t even close. Same with California. Or Utah. Why not let the Presidential battlegrounds have an earlier say in the selection of a nominee?
Umm its 2012 and there should be a GOP website.
You are asked 200 questions and get a number that represents you.
You then say if you want to be president,Rep or Senator for state or Fed and turn in an essay.
You get your own forum and people will have vetted you.
You then see if anyone would vote for you and see if your truly a rep or some money grabbing hack.
This is not hard but its what we should be doing.
The personal part of politics is after you have been vetted not during your nomination.
Geez any business that does not know its products before you place it on the shelves should go bankrupt.
The republican national committee is a good target for fixing and its relatively easy to do with a couple hundred dedicated individuals.
Saul Anuzis was one of those who voted to change the delegate allocation rules in Michigan after the primary. He was also a national committeeman. It only took a few hundred votes to remove Anuzis and another Michigan committeeman from the RNC and replace them with real conservatives.
The real question is: how much longer will conventions last. They are hanging on now only to serve up some free TV time for the parties, but that may not be true for much longer. As a political instrument, they are quite dead.
What is so important about Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada that they should have their primaries first. I agree with others, make a single Republican primary day. There is no reason that those four states should “pick” the Rep nominee, which is what seems to happen most of the time.
Yes agree, only closed primaries should count.
Also i would like a GOP that doesn’t actually pick a nomineee until DURING the damn convention.
It just seems like Romney was shoved down all our throats ALL the time these last 9 months... Now he is our baby.
I am with you 100% on that. Its time for the me me me to end.
They need to write down the name of each state on a small slip of paper, and draw them from a hat for the order of the primaries. Of course, this might just make it so that GOPe can’t control the selection of the nominee, so that would never, ever happen.
To reform the RNC every GOP voter has to pay attention to who's on the ballot for "national committeeman" in his district.......and who's running the show in his county's Republican County Committee and hierarchy.....all of whom have input and influence with the National Committee.
Conservatives love to spend their time getting all involved in social issues, but they dislike getting involved in party apparatus. The result is what everyone's kvetching about above. And this is why the RNC has slipped from our grasp.
It's a bottom-up thingy, not the other way around. Folks HAVE to get involved at the local GOP level.
It is the RNC “leadership” that is the problem.
Must be fixed as soon as possible.