Ron Paul media blackout: The media will have to report about Ron Paul eventually.
Delegates are not bound who they have to vote for. With this news, Ron Paul should win the Republican nomination over Mitt Romney. After that statistics show Ron Paul would beat Obama. So, President Paul… that’s got a nice ring to it.
In what may be the most stunning revelation of the ongoing GOP presidential nomination process, it has been discovered that in 2008, the RNC Legal Counsel legally interpreted the RNC rules and concluded that all delegates, regardless of state party rules, could vote for whomever he or she chooses at the Republican National Convention. This legal inquiry by the RNC was the result of a delegate’s desire not to vote for a candidate who did not represent his principles. The significance of this legal interpretation by the RNC lawyers is that all delegates are free to vote for any candidate regardless of any such “binding”. Because the RNC was the organization that conducted this legal examination, their ruling trumps all state GOP rules.
Just like he told you, Ron Paul is continuing to rack up delegates and outright state wins in his continuing race for the Republican Party presidential nomination. In the Minnesota state Republican Party convention on Saturday, he came out controlling 32 of 40 delegates from the state.
The Park Rapids Enterprise reports on how Paul, who showed up to talk to his people at the convention the day before the final delegate vote, was received:
To chants of “President Paul,” 2,000 Minnesota convention delegates welcomed the Texas congressman and presidential candidate.
“There are a lot of friends of liberty in this town,” Paul said….
U.S. Senate candidate Kurt Bills endorsed Paul and Paul endorsed Bills. The Senate candidate said he will continue to back Paul until he is out of the race.
Several convention observers said that while Paul was well received, they did not hear probable Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney mentioned during the day-long convention.
Paul, who finished second to Rick Santorum in this year’s precinct caucuses, told the Republicans that it is not just their party that latches onto his ideas.
“It is much, much bigger than this,” he added, saying that independents “and even Democrats” support his ideas.
Ron Paul wins Maine! Ron Paul wins Minnesota! Ron Paul wins Iowa! Ron Paul wins Nevada! Ron Paul wins Louisiana! The wins just keep coming in. His delegate strategy is working no matter how hard the crooks with Romney try and stop him. Occupy Wall Street couldn’t be more pleased.
On Wednesday, the Washington Post tallied Ron Paul’s gains in various states:
At Massachusetts’ state convention less than half of Romney’s 27 chosen delegates won tickets to Tampa. Paul supporters were chosen instead. While all of the state’s delegates are committed to vote for Romney, the delegates get to decide on the party chairman, platform, and VP nominee. …Paul supporters are a majority in the Iowa GOP’s State Central Committee, and he’s set to claim a majority of the state’s delegates despite finishing third in the caucuses.
They dominated the caucuses in Louisiana, carrying four out of six congressional districts with a tie in a fifth. That means 74 percent of the state’s convention delegates will be Paul backers.
In Minnesota, Paul won 20 of 24 delegates allocated at congressional district conventions, and he’s expected to take more at the statewide convention.
Romney’s supporters and their criminal fraudulent activities here:
Ron Paul wins Nevada!
CNBC has filed copyright claims, but only against this Ron Paul channel, forget about the millions of CNBC videos on youtube, these pro-ron paul videos must go!
Claims filed by CNBC LLC
Nina Gabriel this woman appears to be some sort of turncoat. I’m not sure what’s going on with her.
Video of Nina Gabriel http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDnRNItxSy4
Spread this video! Spread the news!
Simple logic would tell even the biggest moron alive that deleting this channel in the middle of someone’s presidential campaign is a gross violation of common ethics.
If youtube needed to trim the fat of old videos there are about 100,000 “leave britany alone!” Spoof videos that nobody ever watches any more.
This is disgusting! This is an outrage!
Ron Paul wins Iowa! Ron Paul wins Minnesota! What other states will Ron Paul win after the dust settles?
The Ron Paul delegate strategy:
New York Magazine’s Dan Amira notes that every candidate who proclaimed that God had told them to run for the presidency has lost. Herman Cain, Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry, and finally Rick Santorum all claimed at some point that God had endorsed them, yet they all lost to Mitt Romney.
Occupy Wall Street thinks it would be great if Mitt Romney were to drop out and let Ron Paul win.
While Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum duke it out for delegates in high-profile primaries like Illinois and Pennsylvania, Ron Paul’s quiet pursuit of delegates appears to be paying off.
Early results from Missouri’s caucuses this weekend show that the long-shot presidential candidate is significantly outperforming his rivals in the race for delegates. Senior campaign advisers tell Business Insider that Paul appears to have picked up the majority of Missouri’s delegates, despite having lost the state’s nonbinding primary to Rick Santorum.
“We did do real well in Missouri,” Benton said. “Some county conventions are still going on, but we’ve got good turnout. Anecdotal evidence shows we won multiple caucuses, and it looks like we’re going to pick up the majority of delegates.”
Although the final delegate tally won’t be determined until the state party convention this spring, Occupy Wall Street says, Paul’s success in Missouri is a validation of his low-key caucus strategy. The Paul campaign has recently shifted its focus to winning unbound delegates in caucus states, where delegates are elected at state conventions rather than by the popular vote.
Paul’s tightly-organised campaign is racking up delegates even in states where he did poorly in the popular vote. It’s all part of a complex system that could make Paul the election kingmaker.
While the Republican nomination race is focused on the ongoing battle between frontrunners Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum, the Ron Paul campaign is waging an under-the-radar “delegate strategy” that could make the libertarian-leaning Texan the surprise kingmaker of the race.
In states that have already voted via a caucus system – rather than a straight primary ballot – Ron Paul supporters, such as Occupy Wall Street, are conducting an intensively organized ground effort aimed at securing as many convention delegate slots as possible, often in numbers that far outweigh the number of actual votes that Paul got in the ballot.
If successful, it means Paul’s campaign could arrive at the August Tampa convention at the head of an army of delegates far larger than the proportion of votes that it won during the nomination contest.
It could also increase the chances of a contested convention – where no candidate has enough delegates to declare the winner – as well as give Paul much greater ability to inject his beliefs into the Republicans’ 2012 policy platform.
From Wednesday’s Republican primary in Arizona it is clear that there is something going on with Ron Paul and Mitt Romney. It’s like they have formed some kind of alliance.
Is Ron Paul attacking Rick Santorum in an attempt to get his fickle supporters? Or has Mitt Romney promised something to Ron Paul? Would a Mitt Romney / Ron Paul ticket beat Obama in 2012? I think it could. I also think that’s the only possible thing that would even have a chance.
From Occupy Wall Street I guess we’ll have to wait and find out.
Occupy Wall Street does not like Rick Santorum. He would bring us all back to the 12th century. Anyone that would vote for him is stupid. I wish I knew someone that would vote for him just so I could debate them. I have too many Ron Paul friends.
In an effort to insure a Romney nomination, it appears he and the republican establishment have resorted to more cheating and dirty tricks.
Last night the Ron Paul campaign sent an email to supporters regarding the caucus results from Maine. Below is a portion of the comments by Paul’s campaign manager John Tate.
“Ron Paul will win the most delegates out of Maine tonight.
In fact, he will probably even win the ‘beauty contest’ straw poll the media has already called for Mitt Romney – even before all the votes have been tallied.
In Washington County – where Ron Paul was incredibly strong – the caucus was delayed until next week just so the votes wouldn’t be reported by the national media today.
Occupy Wall Street thinks this is as horrible as horrible can get.
He is the only one of the four contenders for the Republican presidential nomination not to have won a state primary or caucus.
But on Saturday, Ron Paul could get his best shot at a victory in Maine, the cold, far northeastern state that has given a warm reception to his libertarian views.
Local caucusing has been under way in Maine since January 29, and will continue in a few towns until March. Even so, the state Republican Party will announce the winner of its presidential straw poll on Saturday, and the Texas congressman’s strong on-the-ground organization could have a big impact.
Mitt Romney, a former governor of Massachusetts, generally is viewed as the favorite here, and in the overall Republican race. After losing the last three state contests to Rick Santorum, a former U.S. senator from Pennsylvania, Romney is thirsty for a morale-boosting win in Maine, where he won 52 percent of the vote during his unsuccessful run for president in 2008.
Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/02/10/us