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Ron Paul Supporters Focus on State Delegations
Wall Street Journal ^ | April 30, 2012, 11:45 AM | Danny Yadron

Posted on 04/30/2012 10:37:12 AM PDT by An American!

Undaunted by a GOP primary that is effectively over, Rep. Ron Paul’s supporters are now working to take over state Republican parties and delegations to the Republican National Convention this summer.

This weekend, Mr. Paul’s backers effectively captured the Alaska GOP, won the Louisiana caucuses and beat out delegates picked by Mitt Romney in Massachusetts, the presumptive nominee’s home state.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; election2012; liberalpaul; newt; newtquit; nomination; paul; paul4romney; rino; romneyalternative; ronpaul
So I saw this article and thought...what gives...I never gave this RP guy a chance and wrote him off on day one and here he is still standing. Weird...Then I went over to see where he was based on Polls....this was VERY surprising to me...

Obama vs RonPaul

Rasmussen Reports____4/28 - 4/29____1000 LV____42____40____Obama +2

PPP (D)______________4/12 - 4/15____ 900 RV____47____44____Obama +3

I am now thinking of using my vote here in Texas for the primary on Ron Paul...it was Newt's but he dropped...maybe send the establishment a little message that I am not happy with the way the GOP nomination process works and how drawn out it is so that only a controllable few select the candidate and the majority of states have no say.

1 posted on 04/30/2012 10:37:28 AM PDT by An American!
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To: An American!
maybe send the establishment a little message

Throwing away your vote to "send a message" is like
using harsh language to "send a message" to stop a rapist.

I hope it makes you feel better but you really accomplish nothing.

2 posted on 04/30/2012 10:43:47 AM PDT by humblegunner
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To: An American!
Although in the Texas primary.. we've already been disenfranchised so it really doesn't matter.
3 posted on 04/30/2012 10:45:14 AM PDT by humblegunner
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To: An American!

Thanks for the article, it’s certainly interesting!


4 posted on 04/30/2012 10:45:31 AM PDT by Gennie
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To: An American!

So Paulbot are going to circumvent the popular vote to “take over” the states.
If Paul can’t make it in the primaries with actual votes, why on earth do his supporters think he could beat BHO.
Why would conservatives vote for a liberal libertarian, who can’t even win his party’s nomination.
Why doesn’t Paul go home and play his grand-kids?


5 posted on 04/30/2012 10:48:55 AM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: humblegunner

Primary is different that November...
Will NOT waste vote then...for primary though giving it to Paul is really no different that giving it to anyone else on the ballot other than Mitt.
Here’s wishing Ron Paul the best in making Mitt work for his nomination. Last man standing against the establishment tide...kudos to him for at least that.


6 posted on 04/30/2012 10:50:46 AM PDT by An American! (Proud To Be An American!)
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To: humblegunner

Louisiana appears to be the first of the states the Paulistinians claim to have pulled this off where I can actually find evidence that it is not just the pipe speaking. The way things are going this year, I would no longer be surprised if they managed to replace a guaranteed loser with one who would do worse.


7 posted on 04/30/2012 10:55:27 AM PDT by Ingtar (When I donate to FR, it does not take the money and run as every politician I donate to does)
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To: svcw

Agreed...Paul has been very distant from the winner in almost every contest.
That is what puzzles me with the nationwide poll showing him only 2 points behind Obama but whopping 30+ points behind Mitt for nomination...interesting is all
I can’t seem to find the internals for the polls I referenced above...so not sure what is going on...


8 posted on 04/30/2012 10:55:50 AM PDT by An American! (Proud To Be An American!)
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To: Ingtar
I would no longer be surprised if they managed to replace a guaranteed loser with one who would do worse.
WOW...now that would be CRAZY if they somehow pulled it off...I do not see anyway in which RP could prevail in the general against the media machine and O.
9 posted on 04/30/2012 10:57:38 AM PDT by An American! (Proud To Be An American!)
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To: An American!

I thought I saw a poll recently where RP polled better than Obama? I don’t think it was on Free Republic, but I could be wrong...


10 posted on 04/30/2012 11:08:58 AM PDT by Gennie
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To: Gennie

Yeah...not sure if this is even a permissible topic here on FR...LOL
I think everyone assumed...and rightly so...that he was too fringe...
but I thought the same thing with Romney (a different fringe element)...but here we are stuck with him as the presumptive nominee


11 posted on 04/30/2012 11:11:19 AM PDT by An American! (Proud To Be An American!)
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To: Gennie
In a Rasmussen poll taken this month, Ron Paul beat Obama nationally while Romney only tied. Ron Paul Beats Obama 44 to 43 in the Rasmussen daily tracking poll 04-12-2012
12 posted on 04/30/2012 11:17:05 AM PDT by BinaryBoy (Anyone But Romney)
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To: An American!

Yes, I don’t know what is permitted to be said/discussed regarding this candidate so I won’t much except I have posted some related articles in the past and were not banned for them, but that was a few months ago.


13 posted on 04/30/2012 11:22:18 AM PDT by Gennie
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To: An American!

Yes, I don’t know what is permitted to be said/discussed regarding this candidate so I won’t say much except I have posted some related articles in the past and were not banned for them, but that was a few months ago.


14 posted on 04/30/2012 11:22:29 AM PDT by Gennie
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To: BinaryBoy

TY I knew I read it somewhere recently!!


15 posted on 04/30/2012 11:23:46 AM PDT by Gennie
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To: An American!
won the Louisiana caucuses...

I don't know about the other States, but this one may be short lived. Their supporters were caught passing out fraudulent voter guides in Louisiana that had the wrong supporters listed in the wrong slates. They actually had Romney and Newt listed on Paul's slates so people who thought they were voting for either of them were actually voting for Paul's slate. From what I understand, the State party is looking into this and may throw out some of Paul's slate.

http://louisianaconservative.com/idiots-rule-or-master-of-puppets

16 posted on 04/30/2012 11:26:26 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: An American!
maybe send the establishment

Send a message to the establishment by voting for a 30+ year career politician who is as much of a RINO (especially on Article 1, Section 9 issues) as Romney? LOL

17 posted on 04/30/2012 11:29:14 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: mnehring
Send a message to the establishment by voting for a 30+ year career politician who is as much of a RINO (especially on Article 1, Section 9 issues) as Romney? LOL
Help me then...any better ideas??? Seriously, frustration is peaked...willing to consider anyting
- Voting seems better than staying home as at least that is a countable number.
- Voting for someone who is/or will withdraw and give votes to Mitt seems pointless
- so am left grasping for straws and found this one and it is making you Laugh Out Loud!
- And of course I am grinning as I write this :) realizing how messed up all this is...
18 posted on 04/30/2012 11:37:12 AM PDT by An American! (Proud To Be An American!)
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To: An American!

Partly because Paul is a liberal libertarian, and not a Republican, and I am sure its buried in the internals how the questions where asked.


19 posted on 04/30/2012 11:49:14 AM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: BinaryBoy

That is a link to a Ron Paul site, if you follow the links to the actual report will show me where the article says what the Paul site says it says?


20 posted on 04/30/2012 11:55:29 AM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: svcw
I think this is what you are asking for?

President Obama and Mitt Romney are tied in a national head-to-head match-up, according to the latest survey from conservative polling outlet Rasmussen.

Each pulled 45 percent, while Texas Rep. Ron Paul (R) edged Obama 44 to 43 in the daily tracking poll.

http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/polls/221163-rasmussen-obama-and-romney-tied-nationally
21 posted on 04/30/2012 12:17:30 PM PDT by Gennie
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Click the link. The Republic you save may be your own.

22 posted on 04/30/2012 12:48:07 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
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To: An American!

Do it!~


23 posted on 04/30/2012 12:56:51 PM PDT by JSDude1
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To: Gennie

Thanks.
I guess I need more coffee or better glasses.


24 posted on 04/30/2012 1:05:15 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: svcw

It’s okay, I know how that goes as I’m usually running on a bunch of coffee myself!


25 posted on 04/30/2012 1:33:10 PM PDT by Gennie
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To: svcw

Cause I doubt his grandkids like him anymore than we do.

I bet he creeps them out just as much as he creeps me out.


26 posted on 04/30/2012 1:41:40 PM PDT by Jack Burton007 (This is Jack Burton in the Pork Chop Express, and I'm talkin' to whoever's listenin' out there.)
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To: Jack Burton007

Ok, that made me chuckle.


27 posted on 04/30/2012 1:45:15 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: An American!

If Romney fails to garner the necessary 1,144 delegates prior to the Tampa convention, and fails to win the nomination on the first ballot, then all hell breaks loose.

After the first ballot, delegates are then allowed (IIRC) to support anybody they want. Fun times, no doubt.

Romney certainly seems to have a clear path to the nomination, now that Newt and Santorum have rolled, but it isn’t a done deal yet. Yet.

Should the convention open up to second-round balloting (and more) then it would make perfect sense for Ron Paul to have “boots on the ground” when the horse-trading begins.

November still seems to be a long way off.


28 posted on 04/30/2012 6:53:37 PM PDT by DNME (A monarch's neck should always have a noose around it. It keeps him upright. — Robert Heinlein)
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To: An American!
   I am now thinking of using my vote here in Texas for the primary on Ron Paul

  Sounds like a good idea to me.
29 posted on 05/01/2012 2:33:33 AM PDT by Maurice Tift (You can't stop the signal, Mal. You can never stop the signal.)
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To: An American!

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30 posted on 05/02/2012 5:23:28 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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