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Ron Paul Wins Washington

Posted by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 4:07 PM
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http://www.policymic.com/articles/7460/ron-paul-wins-washington-on-track-to-be-nominated-at-2012-gop-convention

Ron Paul Wins Washington, On Track to Be Nominated at 2012 GOP Convention

Ron Paul Wins Washington, On Track to Be Nominated at 2012 GOP Convention

Ron Paul Wins Washington, On Track to Be Nominated at 2012 GOP ConventionCJ Wheeler

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The Ron Paul “delegate strategy” seems to be working. And he could very well be nominated at the Republican National Convention in Tampa in late summer.

Wow. Twist.

The Texas libertarian has based his entire 2012 presidential campaign on the ability to win over state delegates — rather than winning the popular vote. To do this, Paul has utilized an extensive grassroots campaign network to influence local officials, who in turn would influence the higher-up officials. Until recently, this strategy had shown only limited results: the ground-level Paul delegates had not been able to immediately influence the wider state delegate situation. Now, though, caucus states like Washington, Minnesota, and Iowa — each with a complicated system of “bound” and “unbound” delegates — are nominating their delegates to the GOP national convention in Tampa. And the Paul ground game is starting to work, but with some institutional backlash.

Here’s a micro-level example: In Washington over the weekend, Republicans in the 37thLegislative District gathered to vote on their delegates. The meeting saw Ron Paul supporters elect one of their own to chair the process. A Republican Party chairman, though, refused to accept the Paul-supporting chairperson, and ended the meeting, declaring that the meeting was no longer a Republican Party event, but rather a Ron Paul campaign event.

The caucus finished its business outside in the sun, and elected 11 Ron Paul supporters to the state convention, which begins May 31 in Tacoma.

Boom, Ron Paul’s system looks like it is working.

Paul loyalists, of course, still harbor hope for getting their man 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, Maine, and others on track, his supporters could then attempt to nominate him from the floor.

And it’s looking like he’ll get the states he needs.

Earlier this week in Iowa and Minnesota, Ron Paul’s covert, submarine delegate strategy paid off. Iowa has 28 total delegates that it can award, and one of those delegates is the state chairman, a Ron Paul supporter. Paul also picked up 13 delegates from the state’s nomination committee, which decided yesterday to go for Ron Paul. Weeks after the Iowa race was called for Rick Santorum, Paul’s grinding delegate game has paid off, and at the very worst, he will earn half of Iowa’s delegates.

He pulled off the same thing in Minnesota. The state has 40 delegates and Ron Paul has secured at least 20 of them, confirming Paul’s prediction at the time that “when the dust settles, there is a very good chance that we’ll have the maximum number of delegates coming out of Minnesota.”

Ron Paul is very much on track to change the course of this GOP presidential race. 

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paperorplastic
by Silver Member on Apr. 25, 2012 at 5:47 PM

 Awesome article.  Too bad so many people can't get the concept!

paperorplastic
by Silver Member on Apr. 25, 2012 at 5:47 PM

BUMP!

Mommy2BeAmy
by Member on Apr. 25, 2012 at 5:52 PM

Hes too old...

Elderly can't even obey driving laws, and they are fit to run a country? lol-

that was a joke, but really isn't he just too old?? He can face many problems with his age, health, impairments due to medications (side effects) and more...just a guess but I dont think itll work out.

JakeandEmmasMom
by Gold Member on Apr. 25, 2012 at 6:06 PM

 Hmmm...Very interesting strategy.  I'll do some more reading on this.  It would certainly be unprecedented if he could pull it off.

matreshka
by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 6:30 PM

Asking sincerely, do people think that he would get the nod over Romney?  I don't really see it.

-Eilish-
by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 6:34 PM
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He's quite healthy .... he even challenged the other candidates to a 5K bike ride in the TX heat on national television. I'm not the least bit worried about his health.

Quoting Mommy2BeAmy:

Hes too old...

Elderly can't even obey driving laws, and they are fit to run a country? lol-

that was a joke, but really isn't he just too old?? He can face many problems with his age, health, impairments due to medications (side effects) and more...just a guess but I dont think itll work out.


-Eilish-
by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 6:35 PM


Quoting JakeandEmmasMom:

 Hmmm...Very interesting strategy.  I'll do some more reading on this.  It would certainly be unprecedented if he could pull it off.

According to Maddow - not that unprecedented, although certainly a rarity.

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“The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and left untried.”


G.K. Chesterton

-Eilish-
by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 6:36 PM
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Quoting matreshka:

Asking sincerely, do people think that he would get the nod over Romney?  I don't really see it.

What we see happening is very exciting. Not only is Ron Paul winning delegates, but Ron Paul supporters are being elected into high positions of the GOP. Even if Ron Paul doesn't win, the GOP is going to see big changes and the Revolution will continue.

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“The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and left untried.”


G.K. Chesterton

JakeandEmmasMom
by Gold Member on Apr. 25, 2012 at 7:06 PM

 

Quoting -Eilish-:


Quoting JakeandEmmasMom:

 Hmmm...Very interesting strategy.  I'll do some more reading on this.  It would certainly be unprecedented if he could pull it off.

According to Maddow - not that unprecedented, although certainly a rarity.

 I wish I could hear it. :(  What is the jist of what she said?  When has something like this happened before?

-Eilish-
by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 7:17 PM
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Quoting JakeandEmmasMom:

 

Quoting -Eilish-:


Quoting JakeandEmmasMom:

 Hmmm...Very interesting strategy.  I'll do some more reading on this.  It would certainly be unprecedented if he could pull it off.

According to Maddow - not that unprecedented, although certainly a rarity.

 I wish I could hear it. :(  What is the jist of what she said?  When has something like this happened before?

That essentially Ron Paul's delegate "hunting" strategy appears to be working. Not only are Ron Paul supporters being named to convention committees in the party, but they are winning the majority of delegates in Iowa and in Minnesota.

They are comparing Paul's campaign to Waren G Harding's campaing. Harding went to the Convention with the fewest delegates, and came out of the convention being the nominee. He subsequently won the general election.

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