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Is He In, or Is He Out?


Speaking about last Saturday’s Iowa Republican convention, National Public Radio (NPR) reported,

Ron Paul at the 2007 National Right to Life Co...

Ron Paul at the 2007 National Right to Life Convention, (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 “If Saturday’s convention is any indication, Mitt Romney may not be in for smooth sailing at this summer’s national convention in Florida.

“Why the rancor in Iowa? Many longtime party activists say supporters of Texas Rep. Ron Paul are taking over and that tone continued throughout the day. Paul backers will make up all but a handful of Iowa’s 28 delegates going to Tampa.

“Of the 25 delegates up for a vote at the convention, 21 support Paul. They are unbound, meaning they can vote for whomever they choose at the national convention.”

Will someone please help me understand?  Is Ron Paul still competing for the Republican nomination for President, or has he dropped out of the race?

I’m a semi-intelligent, semi-informed individual.  I follow the news every day.  But somehow, despite Rand Paul’s assertion that Romney has won the nomination, I have not heard a definitive declaration that Ron Paul has stopped running.

So, if any of you know, please tell me–is Ron in or is he out?

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Posted by on June 18, 2012 in 2012 Election

 

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Et tu, Rand?


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Rand Paul. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Senator Rand Paul recently endorsed Mitt Romney for the Republican nomination for President.  Rand’s endorsement was unseemly in that it was made in a way that seemed to end Ron Paul’s candidacy, rather than merely reflect Ron’s decision to quit the race.

By endorsing Romney, Rand may have proved his utility to the “big boys”–but I suspect it will also have have cost him at least 20% of his support among the common people who believed in Ron Paul and assumed that Rand Paul was cut from the same cloth.

It may be that Rand simply made a politically stupid mistake by endorsing Romney so quickly after his father’s candidacy apparently ended.  But, in the following video, Rand makes things even worse by failing to answer questions about his endorsement for Romney.

It’s been a week or more since Rand endorsed Romney–how could he not yet have a credible explanation for his seeming betrayal of his father?

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Posted by on June 15, 2012 in 2012 Election, Values, Video

 

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Ron Paul Lawyers Suing GOP for Violation of Voting Rights


Ron Paul

Ron Paul (Photo credit: Gage Skidmore)

Ron Paul’s candidacy for the Republican nomination for President appears to be over.  Some may hope that Paul’s campaign will be resurrected, but given Rand Paul’s endorsement of of Mr. Romney, it appears that that Mitt Romney will be the Republican nominee.

Nevertheless, here’s a video describing litigation that’s been proposed by lawyers supporting Ron Paul.  The video implies that Ron Paul was not defeated by Mitt Romney so much as by inner workings of the “establishment” within the Republican Party.

I assume the lawsuit was devised a month ago (or more) while Ron Paul’s candidacy was still a live issue.  However, after Romney’s apparent victory, it’s unclear whether a lawsuit on Paul’s behalf will go forward.  Still, if there’s any hope that Paul’s candidacy can be revived, this lawsuit may be Paul’s last chance.  And it’s got to go forward quickly–before this year’s Republican convention on August 27th to 30th.

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Posted by on June 12, 2012 in 2012 Election, Political, Video

 

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Ron Paul’s Delegate Strategy Is Working–and Legal


Ron Paul Visiblast

Ron Paul Visiblast (Photo credit: Jayel Aheram)

Rule 38 of the Republican National Committee:  “No delegate or alternate delegate shall be bound by any attempt by any state or district to impose the unit rule.”

Rule 38 means that no individual delegate can be bound to vote as a state or district “unit”.  In other words, the delegates of any state/district to the Republican National Convention are entitled to vote for and determine the Republican nominee for President–but these delegates can’t be bound to vote as a group for a single candidate, but may instead each vote for whoever they individually prefer.

This means that even if the majority of a state political convention has voted to support, say, Mitt Romney, the individual delegates that are subsequently selected from that state are nevertheless free to vote for whoever they please–say, Ron Paul.

I will bet that Rule 38 is the previously-unappreciated key to the Ron Paul strategy.  Paul saw the rule and realized that while he might not be able to control the primary votes of thousands or even millions of voters in a particular state/district presidential primary election, he could control the few dozen delegates who were actually selected to represent the state/district.

Ron Paul may have lost the primary election battles–but still have won the war.

Apparently, the Republican presidential Primary is far from over.  In fact, it may have just begun and is about to get very interesting.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDPK4GCprYA&list=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DmDPK4GCprYA&list=UU1h3bqESVdqkwm123Ce4ZmA&index=0&feature=plcp

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Here’s another video that suggests that Mitt Romney supporters in Nevada have reacted to the Ron Paul delegate strategy with dirty tricks:

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQ4lnKSM8SY

 
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Posted by on May 6, 2012 in 2012 Election, Video

 

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Ron Paul’s Delegate Strategy


Ron Paul taking questions in Manchester, NH

Ron Paul taking questions in Manchester, NH (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

One inspirational video.  Three more that reflect Ron Paul delegate victories.  And one video that explains the Ron Paul delegate strategy–absolutely worth viewing.

We Shall Overcome    00:01:59  http://www.youtube.com/user/christianmalazarte

Ron Paul Wins Delegates:

Alaska   00:01:50   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsNEjR_9B_M

Louisiana    00:01:30   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03q1mCVLltc&feature=relmfu

Massachusetts   00:02:36     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWvn1ApnYVQ&feature=relmfu

Ron Paul Delegate Strategy–absolutely worth your time:    00:12:08   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8VaOgfIH5E

 
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Posted by on April 30, 2012 in 2012 Election, Video

 

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“I Think Ron Paul Just Won Iowa!” Rachel Maddow


Congressman Ron Paul at an event hosted in his...

Congressman Ron Paul at an event hosted in his honor at CPAC 2011 in Washington, D.C. Please attribute to Gage Skidmore if used elsewhere. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

According to Whiteout Press:

Romney Nomination in doubt – Brokered Convention likely

“April 24, 2012. Des Moines. Two networks yesterday, CNBC and MSNBC, broadcast a little known fact – Ron Paul appears to be winning the Republican nomination for President. When the popular Texas Congressman repeatedly assured supporters that the race was about delegates, not beauty contests, he apparently knew what he was talking about. Now, after three more states locked in delegates to the GOP nominating convention – CO, MN and IA – indicators point to a brokered convention with a possible, even probable, Ron Paul victory. . . .  “Keep in mind that every major US news outlet continues to show Texas Congressman Ron Paul in last place for the GOP nomination and with only 75 delegates. View Politico’s delegate tracker as an example. They show Rep. Paul winning 3 delegates in Colorado, 17 in Minnesota and 1 in Iowa. Those networks however, have based their numbers on which candidate each state’s delegates are pledged or likely to vote for. The more important number is who they actually do vote for. And in that race, the only race that matters, Ron Paul is shocking the political world.”

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Posted by on April 25, 2012 in 2012 Election, Video

 

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Ron Paul


Congressman Ron Paul at an event hosted in his...

Congressman Ron Paul at an event hosted in his honor at CPAC 2011 in Washington, D.C. Please attribute to Gage Skidmore if used elsewhere. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Three videos.  Each illustrates that this nation will suffer a significant loss if it fails to elect Ron Paul this year.  He is a Goldwater-like character who is really trying to do what’s best for the nation rather than some special interest groups.  He is no involved in treason.  He routinely attracts crowds that the other Republican candidates can’t duplicate or even imagine.  And yet, it seems likely that Americans will elect another jerk comparable to Lyndon Johnson (who defeated Goldwater in A.D. 1964).

But even if Dr.Paul is not elected this year, he will have an enormous impact on American politics.  Wikipedia describes Goldwater as “the politician most often credited for sparking the resurgence of the American conservative political movement in the 1960s,” Dr. Paul will also be credited with sparking the resurgence of the American constitutional movement of the 2020s.

The truth is that while all of us are called to fight, not all of us are called to win.  No matter.  Those who fight today lay the foundation for those who win tomorrow.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgsg7a-Ok8Q&feature=youtu.be

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sok0oU8R-uU&feature=relmfu

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gae0P0AZ-Mo

 
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Posted by on April 11, 2012 in 2012 Election, Video

 

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