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RNC to Florida: Next time you lose 90 percent of your delegates
BizPac Review ^ | August 23, 2012 | Michael Dorstewitz

Posted on 08/23/2012 6:52:34 AM PDT by cap10mike

Hurricane Isaac isn’t 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 Florida’s delegates from 99 to 50 at Tampa convention.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: delegateloss; earlyprimary; rnc; rules
Republican National Committee is now telling Florida, "No more 'Mr. Nice Guy.'"
1 posted on 08/23/2012 6:52:46 AM PDT by cap10mike
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To: cap10mike

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!


2 posted on 08/23/2012 6:55:33 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cap10mike

Enjoy it while you can, GOP.


3 posted on 08/23/2012 6:57:35 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans. Don't read their lips. Watch their hands.)
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To: cap10mike

Big Whoop. Delegates mean nothing. It’s not like they have any real say-so in the party or anything..........


4 posted on 08/23/2012 6:58:18 AM PDT by Red Badger (Anyone who thinks wisdom comes with age is either too young or too stupid to know the difference....)
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To: cap10mike
Personally, I'd like to see all primaries on the same day AND have them set up so there can be no cross over voting. That would certainly keep people from voting for someone just because they won in Iowa or New Hampshire.

Just my NSHO.

5 posted on 08/23/2012 7:05:25 AM PDT by MEGoody (You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: cap10mike
BAN the gop from Florida... make them crawl back with buttered lips and plenty of Chap Stik.

LLS

6 posted on 08/23/2012 7:05:25 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Sarah speaking at the romney convention would be like Led Zeppelin opening for The Monkees)
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To: Red Badger

Agree. Better to provide momentum to conservative candidates.


7 posted on 08/23/2012 7:05:25 AM PDT by battlecry
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To: cap10mike

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.


8 posted on 08/23/2012 7:05:45 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: Red Badger

Very true.


9 posted on 08/23/2012 7:06:35 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans. Don't read their lips. Watch their hands.)
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To: DesertRhino

Should be a National Primary Day.


10 posted on 08/23/2012 7:06:51 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: MEGoody

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.


11 posted on 08/23/2012 7:08:02 AM PDT by JediJones (Too Hot for GOP TV: Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin, Allen West and Donald Trump)
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To: DesertRhino

“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.


12 posted on 08/23/2012 7:08:53 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans. Don't read their lips. Watch their hands.)
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To: DesertRhino
Open primaries are garbage. You're better off with a party convention if the choice is an open primary.

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.

13 posted on 08/23/2012 7:08:59 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: cap10mike

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.


14 posted on 08/23/2012 7:12:19 AM PDT by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord!)
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To: Psalm 144

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.


15 posted on 08/23/2012 7:15:08 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: MEGoody; All
My plan for GOP potus primaries....

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.

16 posted on 08/23/2012 7:19:43 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: cap10mike

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.


17 posted on 08/23/2012 7:22:23 AM PDT by ilgipper
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To: cap10mike

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.


18 posted on 08/23/2012 7:22:26 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: cap10mike

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?


19 posted on 08/23/2012 7:28:17 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

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.


20 posted on 08/23/2012 7:38:57 AM PDT by Baseballguy (If we knew what we know now in Oct would we do anything different?)
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To: Texas Fossil

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.


21 posted on 08/23/2012 7:42:14 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Red Badger

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.


22 posted on 08/23/2012 7:50:27 AM PDT by centurion316
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To: cap10mike

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.


23 posted on 08/23/2012 7:52:31 AM PDT by falcon99
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To: Beagle8U

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.


24 posted on 08/23/2012 8:12:06 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: MEGoody

I am with you 100% on that. Its time for the me me me to end.


25 posted on 08/23/2012 8:17:31 AM PDT by crz
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26 posted on 08/23/2012 8:37:16 AM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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To: cap10mike

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.


27 posted on 08/23/2012 8:50:00 AM PDT by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: All; mickie
All the moaning, whining, crying, brickbats and emotional suggestions from the keyboard don't mean doodley squat.

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.

Comprende?

Leni

28 posted on 08/23/2012 9:06:02 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: cripplecreek

It is the RNC “leadership” that is the problem.

Must be fixed as soon as possible.


29 posted on 08/23/2012 7:52:51 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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