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CafeMom Tickers
by on Apr. 30, 2012 at 10:36 AM
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Sisteract
by Socialist Hippie on Apr. 30, 2012 at 4:08 PM
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Neither has Romney-

-Eilish-
by Johnson 2012 on Apr. 30, 2012 at 4:10 PM
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Brokered convention

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Jump to: navigation, search

A brokered convention is a situation in United States politics in which there are not enough delegates won during the presidential primary and caucus elections for a single candidate to have a pre-existing majority, during the first official vote for a political party's presidential candidate at its nominating convention.

Once the first ballot, or vote, has occurred, and no candidate has a majority of the delegates' votes, the convention is then considered brokered; thereafter, the nomination is decided through a process of alternating political horse-trading, and additional re-votes.[1][2][3][4] In this circumstance, all regular delegates (who, previously, were pledged to the candidate who had won their respective state's primary or caucus election) are "released," and are able to switch their allegiance to a different candidate before the next round of balloting. It is hoped that this 'freedom' will result in a re-vote resulting in a clear majority of delegates for one candidate.

No, remarkably PLAUSIBLE.

Quoting asfriend:

And remarkably impossible.

Quoting -Eilish-:

Well, remarkably, it is in accordance with GOP rules. So perfectly legal.

Quoting asfriend:

That sounds remarkably like, trying to steal an election.

But it is not realistic.

Quoting -Eilish-:


Quoting mom2myprince:


Quoting -Eilish-:


Quoting mom2myprince:

Please give it up. RON PAUL is done.

Obviously not!


Last Man Standing

Writes The American Spectator’sJames Antle:

What is Ron Paul doing?..

Last weekend, (Paul supporters) won at the Louisiana caucuseseven though Paul managed just 6 percent of the vote in the state’s primary earlier this year. The Paulites carried the 1st, 2nd, 5th, and 6th congressional districts. According to one count, 74 percent of the delegates elected to the state convention Saturday were Paul supporters…

That same day, Ron Paul supporters were elected chairman and vice chairman of the Alaska Republican Party. Paul finished third in the popular vote in Alaska’s caucuses, but his supporters joined with former Tea Party Senate candidate Joe Miller to dominate the state convention. According to Politico, “It’s more evidence of the political maturation of the Paul forces, who are beginning to seize the levers of powers from within state parties.”

In Minnesota,Paul came in second in the popular vote in the caucuses, ahead of Romney but behind Santorum. Yet this month he swept 20 of the 24 delegates available at the Minnesota congressional district conventions.

Then in Iowa, at least six of the new state Republican central committee members are public Paul supporters. The Des Moines Register describes two others as having “close ties,” reporting, “A rising tide of Republicans who share Ron Paul’s philosophy of limited government are flooding into GOP party roles in Iowa.” A.J. Spiker, the state party chairman, was a former vice chairman of Paul’s Iowa campaign.

The Ron Paul Republicans’ mission is twofold. First, they want to secure enough delegates to the Republican National Convention to place Paul’s name in nomination. The International Business Timesreports, “Washington is now the third state, after Iowa and Minnesota, in which Ron Paul has locked up at least half of the state’s nominating delegates.” North Dakota and Maine could join them.

Some hope this will give them a longshot chance of winning, citing Warren G. Harding’s nomination in 1920. More likely, it gives Paul some leverage at the convention to negotiate for certain platform planks, a promiment speaking slot, or perhaps even have some say over the vice presidential pick.

The second objective is to integrate themselves into party leadership positions like the Christian right did before them. While Paul’s supporters are so far a smaller voting bloc than the social conservatives who backed Pat Robertson’s presidential campaign in 1988, Paul’s crowds on the stump are still huge: over 3,000 turned out to see Paul in Houston, 6,000 in Austin, more than 4,000 in the rain in Philadelphia.

Could Santorum or Gingrich regularly draw such big, young crowds after their chances to win the nomination dwindled? Could Romney do so now?

Paul will also be the last man standing against Romney in some large remaining primaries. He will hope to replicate — or perhaps even improve upon — the 40 percent of the vote he got in Virginia when he and Romney were the only Republican presidential candidates on the ballot…

Many other Republicans are demoralized.The near-certain nominee doesn’t excite them. There are fewer high-profile Tea Party primaries than two years ago. The other conservative presidential candidates have been beaten.

Ron Paul’s supporters remain. They are still trying to win delegates and reshape the Republican Party.

Do you know how many delegates he needs he has 80. romney has 847 

1144 to win

Ron pauls out.

You clearly don't understand the process. In about half the states, the delegates are NOT legally bound to vote for the candidate who won the popular vote. Paul has MORE than 80, because he's been winning delegates in these unbound states. In bound states Ron Paul supporters are being named as delegates for Romney. The only thing Paul needs to do is ensure that Romney doesn't get 1144 from the bound states before the Convention. That will push a brokered convention. At a brokered convention, all bound delegates are released from their legal obligation to vote according the popular vote. And since Ron Paul supporters are in many Romney slots, chances are fairly likely that Ron Paul would win a brokered convention.





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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

mom2myprince
by on Apr. 30, 2012 at 4:11 PM


Quoting -Eilish-:


Quoting mom2myprince:


Quoting -Eilish-:


Quoting mom2myprince:


Quoting -Eilish-:


Quoting mom2myprince:

Please give it up. RON PAUL is done.

Obviously not!


Last Man Standing

Writes The American Spectator’s James Antle:

What is Ron Paul doing?..

Last weekend, (Paul supporters) won at the Louisiana caucuses even though Paul managed just 6 percent of the vote in the state’s primary earlier this year. The Paulites carried the 1st, 2nd, 5th, and 6th congressional districts. According to one count, 74 percent of the delegates elected to the state convention Saturday were Paul supporters…

That same day, Ron Paul supporters were elected chairman and vice chairman of the Alaska Republican Party. Paul finished third in the popular vote in Alaska’s caucuses, but his supporters joined with former Tea Party Senate candidate Joe Miller to dominate the state convention. According to Politico, “It’s more evidence of the political maturation of the Paul forces, who are beginning to seize the levers of powers from within state parties.”

In Minnesota, Paul came in second in the popular vote in the caucuses, ahead of Romney but behind Santorum. Yet this month he swept 20 of the 24 delegates available at the Minnesota congressional district conventions.

Then in Iowa, at least six of the new state Republican central committee members are public Paul supporters. The Des Moines Register describes two others as having “close ties,” reporting, “A rising tide of Republicans who share Ron Paul’s philosophy of limited government are flooding into GOP party roles in Iowa.” A.J. Spiker, the state party chairman, was a former vice chairman of Paul’s Iowa campaign.

The Ron Paul Republicans’ mission is twofold. First, they want to secure enough delegates to the Republican National Convention to place Paul’s name in nomination. The International Business Timesreports, “Washington is now the third state, after Iowa and Minnesota, in which Ron Paul has locked up at least half of the state’s nominating delegates.” North Dakota and Maine could join them.

Some hope this will give them a longshot chance of winning, citing Warren G. Harding’s nomination in 1920. More likely, it gives Paul some leverage at the convention to negotiate for certain platform planks, a promiment speaking slot, or perhaps even have some say over the vice presidential pick.

The second objective is to integrate themselves into party leadership positions like the Christian right did before them. While Paul’s supporters are so far a smaller voting bloc than the social conservatives who backed Pat Robertson’s presidential campaign in 1988, Paul’s crowds on the stump are still huge: over 3,000 turned out to see Paul in Houston, 6,000 in Austin, more than 4,000 in the rain in Philadelphia.

Could Santorum or Gingrich regularly draw such big, young crowds after their chances to win the nomination dwindled? Could Romney do so now?

Paul will also be the last man standing against Romney in some large remaining primaries. He will hope to replicate — or perhaps even improve upon — the 40 percent of the vote he got in Virginia when he and Romney were the only Republican presidential candidates on the ballot…

Many other Republicans are demoralized. The near-certain nominee doesn’t excite them. There are fewer high-profile Tea Party primaries than two years ago. The other conservative presidential candidates have been beaten.

Ron Paul’s supporters remain. They are still trying to win delegates and reshape the Republican Party.

Do you know how many delegates he needs he has 80. romney has 847 

1144 to win

Ron pauls out.

You clearly don't understand the process. In about half the states, the delegates are NOT legally bound to vote for the candidate who won the popular vote. Paul has MORE than 80, because he's been winning delegates in these unbound states. In bound states Ron Paul supporters are being named as delegates for Romney. The only thing Paul needs to do is ensure that Romney doesn't get 1144 from the bound states before the Convention. That will push a brokered convention. At a brokered convention, all bound delegates are released from their legal obligation to vote according the popular vote. And since Ron Paul supporters are in many Romney slots, chances are fairly likely that Ron Paul would win a brokered convention.

Are you mad he wont win he needs to drop out and go to a nursing home.

with out delegates he has nothing  80 or 100 it still wont help his in dead last you dont even here ron pauls name anymore because he is a joke.

That's how Warren G Harding won! He was dead last in delegates, went to a brokered convention, WON the nomination, and WON the general election. History always has a way of repeating itself.

Oh and based on Romney's crowds, it really seems like he's the joke.


you dont have to put up a youtube on romney i dont care for his (i cant, i cant  flip flopping ass). but anyway if they already taking about romneys VP then yes its over for paul.

mom2myprince
by on Apr. 30, 2012 at 4:13 PM


Quoting -Eilish-:

Brokered convention

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

A brokered convention is a situation in United States politics in which there are not enough delegates won during the presidential primary and caucus elections for a single candidate to have a pre-existing majority, during the first official vote for a political party's presidential candidate at its nominating convention.

Once the first ballot, or vote, has occurred, and no candidate has a majority of the delegates' votes, the convention is then considered brokered; thereafter, the nomination is decided through a process of alternating political horse-trading, and additional re-votes.[1][2][3][4] In this circumstance, all regular delegates (who, previously, were pledged to the candidate who had won their respective state's primary or caucus election) are "released," and are able to switch their allegiance to a different candidate before the next round of balloting. It is hoped that this 'freedom' will result in a re-vote resulting in a clear majority of delegates for one candidate.

No, remarkably PLAUSIBLE.

Quoting asfriend:

And remarkably impossible.

Quoting -Eilish-:

Well, remarkably, it is in accordance with GOP rules. So perfectly legal.

Quoting asfriend:

That sounds remarkably like, trying to steal an election.

But it is not realistic.

Quoting -Eilish-:


Quoting mom2myprince:


Quoting -Eilish-:


Quoting mom2myprince:

Please give it up. RON PAUL is done.

Obviously not!


Last Man Standing

Writes The American Spectator’sJames Antle:

What is Ron Paul doing?..

Last weekend, (Paul supporters) won at the Louisiana caucuseseven though Paul managed just 6 percent of the vote in the state’s primary earlier this year. The Paulites carried the 1st, 2nd, 5th, and 6th congressional districts. According to one count, 74 percent of the delegates elected to the state convention Saturday were Paul supporters…

That same day, Ron Paul supporters were elected chairman and vice chairman of the Alaska Republican Party. Paul finished third in the popular vote in Alaska’s caucuses, but his supporters joined with former Tea Party Senate candidate Joe Miller to dominate the state convention. According to Politico, “It’s more evidence of the political maturation of the Paul forces, who are beginning to seize the levers of powers from within state parties.”

In Minnesota,Paul came in second in the popular vote in the caucuses, ahead of Romney but behind Santorum. Yet this month he swept 20 of the 24 delegates available at the Minnesota congressional district conventions.

Then in Iowa, at least six of the new state Republican central committee members are public Paul supporters. The Des Moines Register describes two others as having “close ties,” reporting, “A rising tide of Republicans who share Ron Paul’s philosophy of limited government are flooding into GOP party roles in Iowa.” A.J. Spiker, the state party chairman, was a former vice chairman of Paul’s Iowa campaign.

The Ron Paul Republicans’ mission is twofold. First, they want to secure enough delegates to the Republican National Convention to place Paul’s name in nomination. The International Business Timesreports, “Washington is now the third state, after Iowa and Minnesota, in which Ron Paul has locked up at least half of the state’s nominating delegates.” North Dakota and Maine could join them.

Some hope this will give them a longshot chance of winning, citing Warren G. Harding’s nomination in 1920. More likely, it gives Paul some leverage at the convention to negotiate for certain platform planks, a promiment speaking slot, or perhaps even have some say over the vice presidential pick.

The second objective is to integrate themselves into party leadership positions like the Christian right did before them. While Paul’s supporters are so far a smaller voting bloc than the social conservatives who backed Pat Robertson’s presidential campaign in 1988, Paul’s crowds on the stump are still huge: over 3,000 turned out to see Paul in Houston, 6,000 in Austin, more than 4,000 in the rain in Philadelphia.

Could Santorum or Gingrich regularly draw such big, young crowds after their chances to win the nomination dwindled? Could Romney do so now?

Paul will also be the last man standing against Romney in some large remaining primaries. He will hope to replicate — or perhaps even improve upon — the 40 percent of the vote he got in Virginia when he and Romney were the only Republican presidential candidates on the ballot…

Many other Republicans are demoralized.The near-certain nominee doesn’t excite them. There are fewer high-profile Tea Party primaries than two years ago. The other conservative presidential candidates have been beaten.

Ron Paul’s supporters remain. They are still trying to win delegates and reshape the Republican Party.

Do you know how many delegates he needs he has 80. romney has 847 

1144 to win

Ron pauls out.

You clearly don't understand the process. In about half the states, the delegates are NOT legally bound to vote for the candidate who won the popular vote. Paul has MORE than 80, because he's been winning delegates in these unbound states. In bound states Ron Paul supporters are being named as delegates for Romney. The only thing Paul needs to do is ensure that Romney doesn't get 1144 from the bound states before the Convention. That will push a brokered convention. At a brokered convention, all bound delegates are released from their legal obligation to vote according the popular vote. And since Ron Paul supporters are in many Romney slots, chances are fairly likely that Ron Paul would win a brokered convention.





out of all the sources you could use you pick wikipedia???

-Eilish-
by Johnson 2012 on Apr. 30, 2012 at 4:15 PM
2 moms liked this


Quoting mom2myprince:


Quoting -Eilish-:


Quoting mom2myprince:


Quoting -Eilish-:


Quoting mom2myprince:


Quoting -Eilish-:


Quoting mom2myprince:

Please give it up. RON PAUL is done.

Obviously not!


Last Man Standing

Writes The American Spectator’s James Antle:

What is Ron Paul doing?..

Last weekend, (Paul supporters) won at the Louisiana caucuses even though Paul managed just 6 percent of the vote in the state’s primary earlier this year. The Paulites carried the 1st, 2nd, 5th, and 6th congressional districts. According to one count, 74 percent of the delegates elected to the state convention Saturday were Paul supporters…

That same day, Ron Paul supporters were elected chairman and vice chairman of the Alaska Republican Party. Paul finished third in the popular vote in Alaska’s caucuses, but his supporters joined with former Tea Party Senate candidate Joe Miller to dominate the state convention. According to Politico, “It’s more evidence of the political maturation of the Paul forces, who are beginning to seize the levers of powers from within state parties.”

In Minnesota, Paul came in second in the popular vote in the caucuses, ahead of Romney but behind Santorum. Yet this month he swept 20 of the 24 delegates available at the Minnesota congressional district conventions.

Then in Iowa, at least six of the new state Republican central committee members are public Paul supporters. The Des Moines Register describes two others as having “close ties,” reporting, “A rising tide of Republicans who share Ron Paul’s philosophy of limited government are flooding into GOP party roles in Iowa.” A.J. Spiker, the state party chairman, was a former vice chairman of Paul’s Iowa campaign.

The Ron Paul Republicans’ mission is twofold. First, they want to secure enough delegates to the Republican National Convention to place Paul’s name in nomination. The International Business Timesreports, “Washington is now the third state, after Iowa and Minnesota, in which Ron Paul has locked up at least half of the state’s nominating delegates.” North Dakota and Maine could join them.

Some hope this will give them a longshot chance of winning, citing Warren G. Harding’s nomination in 1920. More likely, it gives Paul some leverage at the convention to negotiate for certain platform planks, a promiment speaking slot, or perhaps even have some say over the vice presidential pick.

The second objective is to integrate themselves into party leadership positions like the Christian right did before them. While Paul’s supporters are so far a smaller voting bloc than the social conservatives who backed Pat Robertson’s presidential campaign in 1988, Paul’s crowds on the stump are still huge: over 3,000 turned out to see Paul in Houston, 6,000 in Austin, more than 4,000 in the rain in Philadelphia.

Could Santorum or Gingrich regularly draw such big, young crowds after their chances to win the nomination dwindled? Could Romney do so now?

Paul will also be the last man standing against Romney in some large remaining primaries. He will hope to replicate — or perhaps even improve upon — the 40 percent of the vote he got in Virginia when he and Romney were the only Republican presidential candidates on the ballot…

Many other Republicans are demoralized. The near-certain nominee doesn’t excite them. There are fewer high-profile Tea Party primaries than two years ago. The other conservative presidential candidates have been beaten.

Ron Paul’s supporters remain. They are still trying to win delegates and reshape the Republican Party.

Do you know how many delegates he needs he has 80. romney has 847 

1144 to win

Ron pauls out.

You clearly don't understand the process. In about half the states, the delegates are NOT legally bound to vote for the candidate who won the popular vote. Paul has MORE than 80, because he's been winning delegates in these unbound states. In bound states Ron Paul supporters are being named as delegates for Romney. The only thing Paul needs to do is ensure that Romney doesn't get 1144 from the bound states before the Convention. That will push a brokered convention. At a brokered convention, all bound delegates are released from their legal obligation to vote according the popular vote. And since Ron Paul supporters are in many Romney slots, chances are fairly likely that Ron Paul would win a brokered convention.

Are you mad he wont win he needs to drop out and go to a nursing home.

with out delegates he has nothing  80 or 100 it still wont help his in dead last you dont even here ron pauls name anymore because he is a joke.

That's how Warren G Harding won! He was dead last in delegates, went to a brokered convention, WON the nomination, and WON the general election. History always has a way of repeating itself.

Oh and based on Romney's crowds, it really seems like he's the joke.


you dont have to put up a youtube on romney i dont care for his (i cant, i cant  flip flopping ass). but anyway if they already taking about romneys VP then yes its over for paul.

They are talking about Romney's VP to make people THINK it's over. But it isn't over. Warren G. Harding went to the national convention with only 39 bound delegates. Ron Paul has more than now. Romney doesn't even have the 1144, and the 800-some the media is saying he has is not entirely true. Delegates from unbound states that Romney has won the popular vote in, are flocking to Ron Paul. So Romney has even fewer than the media is saying he has.

quotes Eilish likes


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


G.K. Chesterton

-Eilish-
by Johnson 2012 on Apr. 30, 2012 at 4:16 PM
1 mom liked this


Quoting mom2myprince:


Quoting -Eilish-:

Brokered convention

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

A brokered convention is a situation in United States politics in which there are not enough delegates won during the presidential primary and caucus elections for a single candidate to have a pre-existing majority, during the first official vote for a political party's presidential candidate at its nominating convention.

Once the first ballot, or vote, has occurred, and no candidate has a majority of the delegates' votes, the convention is then considered brokered; thereafter, the nomination is decided through a process of alternating political horse-trading, and additional re-votes.[1][2][3][4] In this circumstance, all regular delegates (who, previously, were pledged to the candidate who had won their respective state's primary or caucus election) are "released," and are able to switch their allegiance to a different candidate before the next round of balloting. It is hoped that this 'freedom' will result in a re-vote resulting in a clear majority of delegates for one candidate.

No, remarkably PLAUSIBLE.

Quoting asfriend:

And remarkably impossible.

Quoting -Eilish-:

Well, remarkably, it is in accordance with GOP rules. So perfectly legal.

Quoting asfriend:

That sounds remarkably like, trying to steal an election.

But it is not realistic.

Quoting -Eilish-:


Quoting mom2myprince:


Quoting -Eilish-:


Quoting mom2myprince:

Please give it up. RON PAUL is done.

Obviously not!


Last Man Standing

Writes The American Spectator’sJames Antle:

What is Ron Paul doing?..

Last weekend, (Paul supporters) won at the Louisiana caucuseseven though Paul managed just 6 percent of the vote in the state’s primary earlier this year. The Paulites carried the 1st, 2nd, 5th, and 6th congressional districts. According to one count, 74 percent of the delegates elected to the state convention Saturday were Paul supporters…

That same day, Ron Paul supporters were elected chairman and vice chairman of the Alaska Republican Party. Paul finished third in the popular vote in Alaska’s caucuses, but his supporters joined with former Tea Party Senate candidate Joe Miller to dominate the state convention. According to Politico, “It’s more evidence of the political maturation of the Paul forces, who are beginning to seize the levers of powers from within state parties.”

In Minnesota,Paul came in second in the popular vote in the caucuses, ahead of Romney but behind Santorum. Yet this month he swept 20 of the 24 delegates available at the Minnesota congressional district conventions.

Then in Iowa, at least six of the new state Republican central committee members are public Paul supporters. The Des Moines Register describes two others as having “close ties,” reporting, “A rising tide of Republicans who share Ron Paul’s philosophy of limited government are flooding into GOP party roles in Iowa.” A.J. Spiker, the state party chairman, was a former vice chairman of Paul’s Iowa campaign.

The Ron Paul Republicans’ mission is twofold. First, they want to secure enough delegates to the Republican National Convention to place Paul’s name in nomination. The International Business Timesreports, “Washington is now the third state, after Iowa and Minnesota, in which Ron Paul has locked up at least half of the state’s nominating delegates.” North Dakota and Maine could join them.

Some hope this will give them a longshot chance of winning, citing Warren G. Harding’s nomination in 1920. More likely, it gives Paul some leverage at the convention to negotiate for certain platform planks, a promiment speaking slot, or perhaps even have some say over the vice presidential pick.

The second objective is to integrate themselves into party leadership positions like the Christian right did before them. While Paul’s supporters are so far a smaller voting bloc than the social conservatives who backed Pat Robertson’s presidential campaign in 1988, Paul’s crowds on the stump are still huge: over 3,000 turned out to see Paul in Houston, 6,000 in Austin, more than 4,000 in the rain in Philadelphia.

Could Santorum or Gingrich regularly draw such big, young crowds after their chances to win the nomination dwindled? Could Romney do so now?

Paul will also be the last man standing against Romney in some large remaining primaries. He will hope to replicate — or perhaps even improve upon — the 40 percent of the vote he got in Virginia when he and Romney were the only Republican presidential candidates on the ballot…

Many other Republicans are demoralized.The near-certain nominee doesn’t excite them. There are fewer high-profile Tea Party primaries than two years ago. The other conservative presidential candidates have been beaten.

Ron Paul’s supporters remain. They are still trying to win delegates and reshape the Republican Party.

Do you know how many delegates he needs he has 80. romney has 847 

1144 to win

Ron pauls out.

You clearly don't understand the process. In about half the states, the delegates are NOT legally bound to vote for the candidate who won the popular vote. Paul has MORE than 80, because he's been winning delegates in these unbound states. In bound states Ron Paul supporters are being named as delegates for Romney. The only thing Paul needs to do is ensure that Romney doesn't get 1144 from the bound states before the Convention. That will push a brokered convention. At a brokered convention, all bound delegates are released from their legal obligation to vote according the popular vote. And since Ron Paul supporters are in many Romney slots, chances are fairly likely that Ron Paul would win a brokered convention.





out of all the sources you could use you pick wikipedia???

Here let me hold your hand ...

  1. ^ Paul, Katie (2008-02-07). "Convention Wisdom". Newsweek.
  2. ^ Eun Kyung Kim (2008-02-10). "Convention Q & A". Gannett News Service (Detroit Free Press).
  3. ^ Clift, Eleanor (2008-02-06). "A Ticking Clock". Newsweek.
  4. ^ Gold, Jeffrey (2008-02-09). "Post-primary questions answered". Associated Press (Courier-Post).
  5. ^ Madonna, G. Terry; Young, Michael (2007-12-06). "What If the Conventions Are Contested?". RealClearPolitics.
  6. ^ Bai, Matt (2008-02-03). "Back-Room Choices". The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-04-27.
  7. ^ "Late Primary Keeps State Role Intact". States News Service (The New York Times). 1988-03-20.
  8. ^ "A Brokered Convention" (video). 60 Minutes (Yahoo! News). 2008-02-08.
  9. ^ Freddoso, David (2007-12-10). "Convention Wisdom". National Review.
  10. ^ Baker, Peter (2008-01-15). "A Brokered Convention? Consider the Possibilities". The Trail (The Washington Post).
  11. ^ Kornacki, Steve (2007-12-20). "About That Brokered Convention...". The New York Observer.
  12. ^ Cost, Jay (2007-12-30). "The Iowa Fallout: A Primer on Momentum, Part 2". RealClearPolitics.

quotes Eilish likes


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


G.K. Chesterton

asfriend
by on Apr. 30, 2012 at 4:17 PM

Ron Paul is not going to get Republican delegates to switch for him. You get to be a delegate by being actively involved in politics in your area. A switch from the person that your neighbors overwhemlingly voted for would be a kiss of death for you politcal future.

The best that you can hope for on this "horsetrading" is a prime time speech where he urges all his Paulanistas to get behind Romney. That is the absolute best outcome that you can even dream of.

mom2myprince
by on Apr. 30, 2012 at 4:19 PM


Quoting -Eilish-:


Quoting mom2myprince:


Quoting -Eilish-:

Brokered convention

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

A brokered convention is a situation in United States politics in which there are not enough delegates won during the presidential primary and caucus elections for a single candidate to have a pre-existing majority, during the first official vote for a political party's presidential candidate at its nominating convention.

Once the first ballot, or vote, has occurred, and no candidate has a majority of the delegates' votes, the convention is then considered brokered; thereafter, the nomination is decided through a process of alternating political horse-trading, and additional re-votes.[1][2][3][4] In this circumstance, all regular delegates (who, previously, were pledged to the candidate who had won their respective state's primary or caucus election) are "released," and are able to switch their allegiance to a different candidate before the next round of balloting. It is hoped that this 'freedom' will result in a re-vote resulting in a clear majority of delegates for one candidate.

No, remarkably PLAUSIBLE.

Quoting asfriend:

And remarkably impossible.

Quoting -Eilish-:

Well, remarkably, it is in accordance with GOP rules. So perfectly legal.

Quoting asfriend:

That sounds remarkably like, trying to steal an election.

But it is not realistic.

Quoting -Eilish-:


Quoting mom2myprince:


Quoting -Eilish-:


Quoting mom2myprince:

Please give it up. RON PAUL is done.

Obviously not!


Last Man Standing

Writes The American Spectator’sJames Antle:

What is Ron Paul doing?..

Last weekend, (Paul supporters) won at the Louisiana caucuseseven though Paul managed just 6 percent of the vote in the state’s primary earlier this year. The Paulites carried the 1st, 2nd, 5th, and 6th congressional districts. According to one count, 74 percent of the delegates elected to the state convention Saturday were Paul supporters…

That same day, Ron Paul supporters were elected chairman and vice chairman of the Alaska Republican Party. Paul finished third in the popular vote in Alaska’s caucuses, but his supporters joined with former Tea Party Senate candidate Joe Miller to dominate the state convention. According to Politico, “It’s more evidence of the political maturation of the Paul forces, who are beginning to seize the levers of powers from within state parties.”

In Minnesota,Paul came in second in the popular vote in the caucuses, ahead of Romney but behind Santorum. Yet this month he swept 20 of the 24 delegates available at the Minnesota congressional district conventions.

Then in Iowa, at least six of the new state Republican central committee members are public Paul supporters. The Des Moines Register describes two others as having “close ties,” reporting, “A rising tide of Republicans who share Ron Paul’s philosophy of limited government are flooding into GOP party roles in Iowa.” A.J. Spiker, the state party chairman, was a former vice chairman of Paul’s Iowa campaign.

The Ron Paul Republicans’ mission is twofold. First, they want to secure enough delegates to the Republican National Convention to place Paul’s name in nomination. The International Business Timesreports, “Washington is now the third state, after Iowa and Minnesota, in which Ron Paul has locked up at least half of the state’s nominating delegates.” North Dakota and Maine could join them.

Some hope this will give them a longshot chance of winning, citing Warren G. Harding’s nomination in 1920. More likely, it gives Paul some leverage at the convention to negotiate for certain platform planks, a promiment speaking slot, or perhaps even have some say over the vice presidential pick.

The second objective is to integrate themselves into party leadership positions like the Christian right did before them. While Paul’s supporters are so far a smaller voting bloc than the social conservatives who backed Pat Robertson’s presidential campaign in 1988, Paul’s crowds on the stump are still huge: over 3,000 turned out to see Paul in Houston, 6,000 in Austin, more than 4,000 in the rain in Philadelphia.

Could Santorum or Gingrich regularly draw such big, young crowds after their chances to win the nomination dwindled? Could Romney do so now?

Paul will also be the last man standing against Romney in some large remaining primaries. He will hope to replicate — or perhaps even improve upon — the 40 percent of the vote he got in Virginia when he and Romney were the only Republican presidential candidates on the ballot…

Many other Republicans are demoralized.The near-certain nominee doesn’t excite them. There are fewer high-profile Tea Party primaries than two years ago. The other conservative presidential candidates have been beaten.

Ron Paul’s supporters remain. They are still trying to win delegates and reshape the Republican Party.

Do you know how many delegates he needs he has 80. romney has 847 

1144 to win

Ron pauls out.

You clearly don't understand the process. In about half the states, the delegates are NOT legally bound to vote for the candidate who won the popular vote. Paul has MORE than 80, because he's been winning delegates in these unbound states. In bound states Ron Paul supporters are being named as delegates for Romney. The only thing Paul needs to do is ensure that Romney doesn't get 1144 from the bound states before the Convention. That will push a brokered convention. At a brokered convention, all bound delegates are released from their legal obligation to vote according the popular vote. And since Ron Paul supporters are in many Romney slots, chances are fairly likely that Ron Paul would win a brokered convention.





out of all the sources you could use you pick wikipedia???

Here let me hold your hand ...

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  2. ^ Eun Kyung Kim (2008-02-10). "Convention Q & A". Gannett News Service (Detroit Free Press).
  3. ^ Clift, Eleanor (2008-02-06). "A Ticking Clock". Newsweek.
  4. ^ Gold, Jeffrey (2008-02-09). "Post-primary questions answered". Associated Press (Courier-Post).
  5. ^ Madonna, G. Terry; Young, Michael (2007-12-06). "What If the Conventions Are Contested?". RealClearPolitics.
  6. ^ Bai, Matt (2008-02-03). "Back-Room Choices". The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-04-27.
  7. ^ "Late Primary Keeps State Role Intact". States News Service (The New York Times). 1988-03-20.
  8. ^ "A Brokered Convention" (video). 60 Minutes (Yahoo! News). 2008-02-08.
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  12. ^ Cost, Jay (2007-12-30). "The Iowa Fallout: A Primer on Momentum, Part 2". RealClearPolitics.




LMAO LOL......   STOP IT

mom2myprince
by on Apr. 30, 2012 at 4:22 PM


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Please give it up. RON PAUL is done.

Obviously not!


Last Man Standing

Writes The American Spectator’s James Antle:

What is Ron Paul doing?..

Last weekend, (Paul supporters) won at the Louisiana caucuses even though Paul managed just 6 percent of the vote in the state’s primary earlier this year. The Paulites carried the 1st, 2nd, 5th, and 6th congressional districts. According to one count, 74 percent of the delegates elected to the state convention Saturday were Paul supporters…

That same day, Ron Paul supporters were elected chairman and vice chairman of the Alaska Republican Party. Paul finished third in the popular vote in Alaska’s caucuses, but his supporters joined with former Tea Party Senate candidate Joe Miller to dominate the state convention. According to Politico, “It’s more evidence of the political maturation of the Paul forces, who are beginning to seize the levers of powers from within state parties.”

In Minnesota, Paul came in second in the popular vote in the caucuses, ahead of Romney but behind Santorum. Yet this month he swept 20 of the 24 delegates available at the Minnesota congressional district conventions.

Then in Iowa, at least six of the new state Republican central committee members are public Paul supporters. The Des Moines Register describes two others as having “close ties,” reporting, “A rising tide of Republicans who share Ron Paul’s philosophy of limited government are flooding into GOP party roles in Iowa.” A.J. Spiker, the state party chairman, was a former vice chairman of Paul’s Iowa campaign.

The Ron Paul Republicans’ mission is twofold. First, they want to secure enough delegates to the Republican National Convention to place Paul’s name in nomination. The International Business Timesreports, “Washington is now the third state, after Iowa and Minnesota, in which Ron Paul has locked up at least half of the state’s nominating delegates.” North Dakota and Maine could join them.

Some hope this will give them a longshot chance of winning, citing Warren G. Harding’s nomination in 1920. More likely, it gives Paul some leverage at the convention to negotiate for certain platform planks, a promiment speaking slot, or perhaps even have some say over the vice presidential pick.

The second objective is to integrate themselves into party leadership positions like the Christian right did before them. While Paul’s supporters are so far a smaller voting bloc than the social conservatives who backed Pat Robertson’s presidential campaign in 1988, Paul’s crowds on the stump are still huge: over 3,000 turned out to see Paul in Houston, 6,000 in Austin, more than 4,000 in the rain in Philadelphia.

Could Santorum or Gingrich regularly draw such big, young crowds after their chances to win the nomination dwindled? Could Romney do so now?

Paul will also be the last man standing against Romney in some large remaining primaries. He will hope to replicate — or perhaps even improve upon — the 40 percent of the vote he got in Virginia when he and Romney were the only Republican presidential candidates on the ballot…

Many other Republicans are demoralized. The near-certain nominee doesn’t excite them. There are fewer high-profile Tea Party primaries than two years ago. The other conservative presidential candidates have been beaten.

Ron Paul’s supporters remain. They are still trying to win delegates and reshape the Republican Party.

Do you know how many delegates he needs he has 80. romney has 847 

1144 to win

Ron pauls out.

You clearly don't understand the process. In about half the states, the delegates are NOT legally bound to vote for the candidate who won the popular vote. Paul has MORE than 80, because he's been winning delegates in these unbound states. In bound states Ron Paul supporters are being named as delegates for Romney. The only thing Paul needs to do is ensure that Romney doesn't get 1144 from the bound states before the Convention. That will push a brokered convention. At a brokered convention, all bound delegates are released from their legal obligation to vote according the popular vote. And since Ron Paul supporters are in many Romney slots, chances are fairly likely that Ron Paul would win a brokered convention.

Are you mad he wont win he needs to drop out and go to a nursing home.

with out delegates he has nothing  80 or 100 it still wont help his in dead last you dont even here ron pauls name anymore because he is a joke.

That's how Warren G Harding won! He was dead last in delegates, went to a brokered convention, WON the nomination, and WON the general election. History always has a way of repeating itself.

Oh and based on Romney's crowds, it really seems like he's the joke.


you dont have to put up a youtube on romney i dont care for his (i cant, i cant  flip flopping ass). but anyway if they already taking about romneys VP then yes its over for paul.

They are talking about Romney's VP to make people THINK it's over. But it isn't over. Warren G. Harding went to the national convention with only 39 bound delegates. Ron Paul has more than now. Romney doesn't even have the 1144, and the 800-some the media is saying he has is not entirely true. Delegates from unbound states that Romney has won the popular vote in, are flocking to Ron Paul. So Romney has even fewer than the media is saying he has.

WHY DO YOU KEEP TELLING ME ABOUT ROMNEY?

I'm not voting for him. *OBAMA 2012*  I cant wait til the debates who ever goes against Obama is going to look like a fool.

rachelrothchild
by on Apr. 30, 2012 at 4:23 PM
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Santorum's delegates are already switching to him.

Quoting asfriend:

Ron Paul is not going to get Republican delegates to switch for him. You get to be a delegate by being actively involved in politics in your area. A switch from the person that your neighbors overwhemlingly voted for would be a kiss of death for you politcal future.

The best that you can hope for on this "horsetrading" is a prime time speech where he urges all his Paulanistas to get behind Romney. That is the absolute best outcome that you can even dream of.


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