Ron Paul Is Going to the Republican National Convention, and –Believe It Or Not– It’s Still Possible for Paul to Score an Upset

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Ron Paul Is Going to the Republican National Convention, and – Believe It Or Not – It’s Still Possible for Paul to Score an Upset Win Over Mitt Romney

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On Wednesday, the Washington Post tallied Ron Paul’s gains in various states:

At Massachusetts’ state convention less than half of Romney’s 27 chosen delegates won tickets to Tampa. Paul supporters were chosen instead. While all of the state’s delegates are committed to vote for Romney, the delegates get to decide on the party chairman, platform, and VP nominee. …Paul supporters are a majority in the Iowa GOP’s State Central Committee, and he’s set to claim a majority of the state’s delegates despite finishing third in the caucuses.

They dominated the caucuses in Louisiana, carrying four out of six congressional districts with a tie in a fifth. That means 74 percent of the state’s convention delegates will be Paul backers.

In Minnesota, Paul won 20 of 24 delegates allocated at congressional district conventions, and he’s expected to take more at the statewide convention.

Huffington Post notes:

Paul can be nominated from the floor in Tampa by a plurality of five state delegations

The Des Moines Register reports:

Several Paul loyalists said they harbor hope for getting Paul nominated at the national convention in Tampa in late August.

In order to do that, Paul must have a majority of support from at least five state delegations. With states like North Dakota, Minnesota and others on track, his supporters could then attempt to nominate him from the floor.

Iowa’s 28 delegates are all “unbound,” meaning they can individually decide which presidential candidate to support. To stop Paul supporters from controlling the Iowa delegation, Romney backers in Iowa said they will likely focus on teaming up with Christian conservatives here.

To stop Paul supporters, mainstream Republicans are playing dirty. For example, the Republican National Committee has warned that it may refuse to allow the entire delegation for Nevada to be seatedat the national convention for fear that Ron Paul supporters have taken control of the state.

Paul is not backing down.

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You know, they have drugs for this.

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Two points:

1- Aren't all the delegates bound to vote the way the primary told them on the first ballot, and if so what does Paul gain?

2- Assuming Paul does steal the nomination, the 75-80% who didn't vote for him are going to flock to him and fund his campaign why?

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Ron Paul has said some useful things about NDAA and the military, but he would be as dangerous for the economy as anyone else who is planning on running — problem NOT solved.

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Really look at the great job Obama is doing for the economy.

The FED literally pays banks NOT to lend money and has Jeff Immelt outsource American jobs. How is this helping the blue-collar middle class that usually vote Democrat ?

The truth is it's not.

Liberals need to pull their heads out of their arses collectively and see Obama and his Bilder-buddies are doing to this country.

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Quote antikakistocrat: Really look at the great job Obama is doing for the economy.

Ah, spoken like a true political hack.

Quote antikakistocrat: The FED literally pays banks NOT to lend money and has Jeff Immelt outsource American jobs. How is this helping the blue-collar middle class that usually vote Democrat ?

Is this really supposed to even make sense? I doubt it.

Quote antikakistocrat:Liberals need to pull their heads out of their arses collectively and see Obama and his Bilder-buddies are doing to this country.

WTF? You post like an insane manic and tell us to get our heads out of arses? Why don't you try this:

1) Make an arguement
2) Provide evidence for it.

Just a thought.

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