Ron Paul Destroyed Mitt Romney In Massachusetts This Weekend

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Ron Paul Destroyed Mitt Romney In Massachusetts This Weekend

Grace Wyler
Business Insider
May 1, 2012

Ron Paul dealt a quiet, but embarrassing, blow to Republican rival Mitt Romney this weekend, scoring an impressive delegate victory on the presumptive nominee’s home turf.

The Boston Globe reports today that Paul supporters filled more than half of the delegate slots at this weekend’s Massachusetts Republican district caucuses, edging out at least 16 Romney delegates for a spot at the Republican National Convention.

Paul’s wins aren’t likely to effect on Romney’s all-but-certain coronation as the Republican nominee. Romney won the Massachusetts Republican primary with 72% of the vote, so 38 of the state’s 41 RNC delegates are legally bound to vote for their former governor on the first ballot at the convention.

But the losses are an alarming indication that Romney’s campaign organization is still woefully underdeveloped, even in the state where he served as governor, and where his campaign headquarters are located. Romney had a full slate of 27 delegates for Saturday’s caucuses, and the losers included prominent Bay State Republicans, such as the Massachusetts House Minority Leader Bradley Jones, Jr., and former Lieutenant Governor Kerry Healey, according to the Globe.

The Paul and Romney campaigns did not reply to Business Insider’s requests for comment.

Massachusetts wasn’t the only state where Paul notched delegate victories this weekend. The campaign announced Sunday that Paul supporters will make up 74% of the delegates at the Louisiana GOP convention, putting Paul in prime position to pick up a sizable chunk of the state’s national convention delegates. Paul supporters also reportedly made inroads at Alaska’s GOP convention, overcoming staunch opposition from the state party Establishment.

Even Paul’s campaign advisors admit that, despite the success of their convention strategy, it would be virtually impossible to deny Romney the 1,144-delegate majority he needs to win the nomination on the first ballot. But delegates also vote on the convention chair, the vice president, and the party platform, and Romney could have a hard time controlling those votes if the delegate team he brings to the convention is loyal to another coach.

antikakistocrat's picture
Apr. 18, 2012 3:41 pm


The question is, why do you bother?

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Dr. Econ
Jul. 31, 2007 4:01 pm

It shows just how bad of a candidate Mitt Romney is.

If you dig a little deeper... I know... it requires thinking for yourself (so you probably won't do it), BUT if you do... you will see a much larger picture form.

There is a reason Mitt Romney is the Republican candidate for president. It's the SAME reason that 1 out of every 2 beers in America that is bought is a Budweiser product. NO ONE can tell me that Budweiser makes the best beer. Then "why" is Budweiser (iBrew) the clear number 1 selling beer in America? 1 out of every 2 beers sold, is a Budweiser product. Mitt Romney is NOT the best candidate for president, yet that's going to be our supposed alternative "choice".

Obama or Obama light. Sometimes I feel like I should go "dry" and not drink at all.

Obama or Obama light. That's some tough decision to make.

Remember a while back, Thom Hartmann would talk about MAKING Obama do the right thing by pressuring him? How does that exactly work when you have the alternative an even WORSE politician than he is!?! Obama breaks all of his campaign promises. Romney flip flops like a fish out of water. What's the difference? They are going to DO the exact same Shitty job that's been going on now for at least 12 years in a row!

If one didn't know any better... one would think that this is done by design.

Wait a minute...

Holy Crap! I've got some reading to do!

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Fletcher Christian
Feb. 15, 2012 12:49 pm

Exactly Ron Paul has been in the same position and has had the same political stance for 20+ years.

These other Globalists just do what the Bilderberg Group tells them to no matter which party Republican or Democrat.they are in.

Ron Paul is his own person.

antikakistocrat's picture
Apr. 18, 2012 3:41 pm

The America I Knew Has Almost Disappeared

Like an alcoholic family that won't discuss alcoholism (and proving Don Quixote's warning to never mention rope in the home of a man who's been hanged), far too many Americans are unwilling to acknowledge or even discuss the ongoing collapse of democracy in the United States.

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