Media: Ron Paul delegate strategy is perfectly legitimate

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  1. camp_steveo

    camp_steveo Well-Known Member

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    Ron Paul delegate strategy is perfectly legitimate
    Washington Times

    by Tom Mullen

    Those are IMO the most important points of the article.

    This thread is for those who continue to make the false allegations that Ron Paul is cheating.

    If following the rules is cheating, then I give up.

    Now, here's the flip side of this. Apparently the RNC may be breaking it's own rules by working directly with the Romney campaign while there is still a primary going on.

    Here's to you RNC!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1HL3dOmr6s
     
  2. kenrichaed

    kenrichaed Banned

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    Paul is in no way even close to getting the popular vote of the people. If he manages to use some obscure rule to get the nomination then all those who voted for Romney will feel cheated.

    Just because something may be within the rules does not mean its the right thing to do. Paul should bow out to the man who has swept him with the votes of the people.
     
  3. Kranes56

    Kranes56 Well-Known Member

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    I don't think they're trying to be mean, just more of a reflection that he hasn't been doing a lot in regards to the media.
     
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    Trying to game the system to win is antithetical to the entire libertarian movement. Paul supporters have totally lost sight of the reality that they originally stood for.
     
  5. BleedingHeadKen

    BleedingHeadKen Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    Something as in how Eisenhower lost the popular vote after "cheating" the 1952 Republican Convention and "stealing" the nomination?
     
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    BleedingHeadKen Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    You've never been to a Libertarian Party convention. Unless you can show that the Ron Paul people are out of order, what they are doing is likely very much within the scope of Robert's Rules and therefore legitimate to the conventions. It's just that these Ron Paul followers are learning the rules and how to play them better than the old guard Republicans who normally use them to keep everyone else in lockstep.

    Can you explain why you think what's being done is antithetical to the libertarian movement? Libertarians abide by the Law, not the dictates of the political class. Civil disobedience is hardly antithetical to the fight for liberty. If anything it's part and parcel of the cause. It's antithetical to the statist Republicans who hold that the law is the law.
     
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    Yep, wrong then and wrong now.
     
  8. RP12

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    Knowledge of the delegate system and GoP rules are gaming the system???
     
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    All those Romney voters are more then welcome to join the Delegate process..
     
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    Some obscure rule? You mean showing up and voting for delegates? Lol you should stop posting about stuff you obviously know nothing about.

    Volunteering your time to be a delegate, showing up to vote for those delegates are how it's always been done. It's as simple as reading the rules and showing up. But even hat is to difficult for some lol
     
  11. dujac

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    ron paul is certainly no eisenhower

    attempting to takeover caucuses is hijacking, not following the wishes of the majority of voters
     
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    The majority of the Virgin Island voters did not get what they wanted then. You cant have it both ways. Either we have a delegate process or we dont. Currently we do. It is impossible to "hijack" a process when you follow the rules. You spamming it does not make it true.
     
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    do you really think that the wishes of 112 voters in one small territory should come before every state in which ron paul lost?

    no wonder ron paul has so little support among most voters, whacky reasoning like yours scares them off

    ron paul hasn't won a single state primary election, not one
     
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    Why should one vote matter more the another? They dont. A vote is a vote. With your logic Romney "hijacked" the Virgin Islands and went against the popular vote. The Precedent should be set then showing the popular vote does not matter with open delegates. The only reason you refuse to admit it is 1) you will never admit to being wrong and 2) you are here to spread disinformation knowing that enough people will believe you anyways.
     
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    you're the one spreading misinformation

    what matters is the majority of votes, not one vote

    romney has gotten the vast majority of the votes cast in the states

    ron paul got 112 votes in the virgin islands, do you think those votes trump millions of votes in the states?
     
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    Its funny how you say ron paul is going to lose but in reality but he has created something that will outlive his life a moveme t for liberty and no he is not racist when black people post videos supporting him and regards of the newsletter.

    Just takes a minority with fire in their belly up agaisnt.
    Cant believe you support these criminals and bankers who are destroying this country within.




























    criminals and bankers. Just makes me sick to see you're a loyalist
     
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    you don't know what you're talking about
     
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    A Ron Paul nomination ensures a second term for Obama.
     
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    GOP is mad
     
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    AUGUSTA, Maine — Even before the Maine Republican Party convention kicked off in earnest Saturday morning, there was a buzz around the event.

    Would GOP Chairman Charlie Webster face a backlash for apparently bending the rules to name a convention chairman ahead of time and not at the convention? Would Ron Paul supporters “take over” the convention, as Webster feared? Would what is supposed to be a party-building gathering devolve into a fractured mess?

    Those questions were answered by lunchtime: Yes, yes and yes.

    In extremely close votes late Saturday morning, convention-goers elected Ron Morrell, a Paul delegate, as secretary and then elected Brent Tweed, also a Paul delegate, as chairman.

    Both were picked over the two candidates that were endorsed by the party establishment and the votes signaled a likely shift in how the convention would unfold.

    http://bangordailynews.com/2012/05/...-paul-backers-take-over-maine-gop-convention/
     

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