Thread: "little thing called delegates!"
02-09-2012, 12:33 AM #1
"little thing called delegates!"
Hrmm many are not talking about this. Here is a copy and paste from a link I found talking about this, and where Ron Paul stands in this [COLOR=blue !important][COLOR=blue !important]GOP[/COLOR][/COLOR] race. http://www.slate.com/blogs/weigel/20...e=home_oneline
They all laughed at Ron Paul. They all laughed when he took a stage in Minnesota, having come in a solid second place, and reminded the faithful of a "little thing called delegates!"
They were serious about it. Paul's people believe that they understand the delegate process, and that the media does not. There is truth here: The delegate process is confusing, and I assume that Paul supporters have used their four years of [COLOR=blue !important][COLOR=blue !important]organizing[/COLOR][/COLOR] and studying in a fruitful manner. In an e-mail to supporters, they try to get granular about what's occuring.
We are confident in gaining a much larger share of delegates than even our impressive showing yesterday indicates. As an example of our campaign’s delegate strength, take a look at what has occurred in Colorado:
- In one precinct in Larimer County, the [COLOR=blue !important][COLOR=blue !important]straw [COLOR=blue !important]poll[/COLOR][/COLOR][/COLOR] vote was 23 for Santorum, 13 for Paul, 5 for Romney, 2 for Gingrich. There were 13 delegate [COLOR=blue !important][COLOR=blue !important]slots[/COLOR][/COLOR], and Ron Paul got ALL 13.
- In a precinct in Delta County the vote was 22 for Santorum, 12 for Romney, 8 for Paul, 7 for Gingrich. There were 5 delegate slots, and ALL 5 went to Ron Paul.
- In a Pueblo County precinct, the vote was 16 for Santorum, 11 for Romney, 3 for Gingrich and 2 for Paul. There were 2 delegate slots filled, and both were filled by Ron Paul supporters.
- We are also seeing the same trends in Minnesota, Nevada, and Iowa, and in Missouri as well.
For this to stick, Paul's activists have to show up at the next votes -- small affairs, not much media, happening in March -- and control the delegate process. Then they have to show up at conventions and repeat it. This is actually doable.
02-10-2012, 07:30 PM #2Timeout
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