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Could Ron Paul win the GOP nomination after all?

Temlakos~POTL~PWCM~JLA~☆ 2012/04/29 00:43:58
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On Thursday evening, Ron Paul stunned the media again: he won most of the delegate votes in Washington State. IB Times tells how significant this is:


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. In
order to be officially entered in nomination at the Tampa, Fla.,
convention, he needs to secure half or more of the delegates in five
states, and as of Thursday, he looks poised to grab a majority of
delegates in other states like North Dakota and Maine in coming weeks.


Rob Richie and Elise Helgesen, at Politico.com, said
as far back as November 25 of last year that the Republicans might not
nominate a candidate in one ballot. They discussed whether the rules
let States move their primaries up. But those same rules made the
primaries largely non-binding. And Rule 40, paragraph b, clearly says
how many State majorities a candidate needs to be on the ballot:


Each candidate for nomination for President of the United
States and Vice President of the United States shall demonstrate the
support of a plurality of the delegates from each of five (5) or more
states, severally, prior to the presentation of the name of that
candidate for nomination.


Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich have both suspended their campaigns.
They have done this so that they can raise money to pay off their
staggering campaign debts. But neither man has released any delegates actually bound to him. Furthermore, Ron Paul has taken delegate slots that Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich might have gotten. And unlike Gingrich and Santorum, Ron Paul is not in debt. He has two million dollars in cash on hand.


Historical precedent

In 1920, Warren G. Harding came to the Republican National Convention
with six percent of the delegates, less than any other candidate. Ten
ballots later, the convention nominated him with 70 percent of the vote. He went on to defeat Democrat James Cox in a landslide.


Ron Paul hopes to do today what Warren Harding did 92 years ago. And
he will start with a higher proportion of delegates than Harding had.


See also this video of Ron Paul as a guest host on CNBC.


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  • Temlakos~POTL~PWCM~JLA~☆ 2012/04/29 00:47:51
    Yes
    Temlakos~POTL~PWCM~JLA~☆
    +21
    The primaries are not binding. Mitt has been counting his chickens before they are hatched, and so have most people in the media. But two days ago, Fox News admitted that Ron Paul will be there, at the convention, and will have someone place his name in nomination. (Unless he trades that away, and he'd have to get a real ironclad concession out of Romney before he would do any such thing.)

    No guarantees, but after all, if Warren G. Harding could do it, why couldn't Ron Paul?

    Then it will be up to him.

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  • William DavidK 2012/05/06 08:16:26
    William
    +2
    Only in some states.
  • DavidK William 2012/05/06 15:07:50
    DavidK
    Name them......
  • William DavidK 2012/05/07 22:39:37
    William
    Washington, Oregon and California all have medical marijuana laws. I don't know all of the states where Marijuana has been made legal for medical use.
  • DavidK William 2012/05/08 01:29:28
    DavidK
    47 states is MORE then just some states! Of course the liberal States will be the first to legalize. Obama depends on those voters!
  • William DavidK 2012/05/08 02:16:12 (edited)
    William
    I said I didn't know ALL of them, but here is a list of states where it is legal to use Marijuana "medically" -- 17 states plus the District of Columbia: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Hawaii, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington and D.C..

    Then the states with pending legislation: Alabama, Kansas, New Hampshire, Connecticut, New York, Idaho, Massachusetts, Ohio, Illinois, Missouri, Pennsylvania.
  • DavidK William 2012/05/08 06:06:56
    DavidK
    keyword: PENDING
  • William DavidK 2012/05/09 21:12:03
    William
    +1
    Still 1/3 of the states have legalized Marijuana for medical use. More and more states are seeing the failure of prohibition and are legalizing its use for more and more people. In your lifetime you will see the end of Marijuana prohibition and its re-legalization.
  • DavidK William 2012/05/09 22:26:45
    DavidK
    legalized for medial use NOT recreational use.
  • William DavidK 2012/05/09 22:31:05
    William
    Are you saying that everyone who has a "green card" is using MJ for medical use??
  • DeeB DavidK 2012/05/26 13:36:35
    DeeB
    The people in my state think differently, with their brains and we decriminalized it Einstein!
  • teigan DavidK 2012/05/02 16:51:13
    teigan
    +2
    You could say the same thing about alcohol, they probably all started with that prior to other drugs. When alcohol doesn't work they ro to prescription drugs. Legal drug addiction is just as bad.
  • DavidK teigan 2012/05/03 03:46:07
    DavidK
    +1
    believe me, alcohol works and no, people don't go to prescription drugs, they just drink more. Besides, booze is legal, Pots not!
  • Nik DavidK 2012/05/03 18:29:43
    Nik
    +1
    Like I explained earlier, restating what the debate is does not make you a victor. The legality is irrelevant considering that we are debating the state of said legality.


    You are being quite ignorant regarding prescription drug use. The numbers are all out there. Check CDC statistics. Close to 40,000 Americans die annually from prescription drug overdose. That significantly more than ALL recreational drugs combined.
  • teigan DavidK 2012/05/07 22:25:31
    teigan
    +1
    Alcohol was not always legal, so what's your point? And yes it does lead to prescription and other drugs. So we should make it illegal as well.
  • DavidK teigan 2012/05/08 01:30:13
    DavidK
    maybe so. But until, pot is still illegal!
  • teigan DavidK 2012/05/09 17:22:45
    teigan
    +1
    Pot is illegal is not an argument. Alcohol WAS illegal as well, so using your "argument" it should still be illegal because, well, it was illegal. See that doesn't work very well in a debate.
  • DavidK teigan 2012/05/09 19:02:24
    DavidK
    +1
    your too burnt out to see, thats all.
  • DavidK teigan 2012/05/08 06:07:43
    DavidK
    only when you abuse them!
  • teigan DavidK 2012/05/09 17:25:16
    teigan
    +1
    Like abusing cough syrup,paint,hairspray, freon and any other LEGAL substance that people abuse?
  • DavidK teigan 2012/05/09 19:03:01 (edited)
    DavidK
    correct. Go ahead, keep token!
  • teigan DavidK 2012/05/15 06:58:42
    teigan
    +1
    Those are the facts, like em or not.
  • DavidK teigan 2012/05/15 14:05:42
    DavidK
    +1
    why do you think they call it "DOPE"?
  • DeeB DavidK 2012/05/26 13:28:44
    DeeB
    They actually tried booze first so give it up. An addictive personality will be addicted to any high they can get.
  • DDogbreath DavidK 2012/05/26 15:53:14
    DDogbreath
    +1
    Most people die from "Prescription drug abuse" ask your hypocrite friend Rush Limbaugh.
  • DDogbreath Nik 2012/05/26 15:55:03
    DDogbreath
    +1
    Alcohol is worse than ALL currently illegal recreational drugs.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/th...
  • ZERO DavidK 2012/04/30 04:59:20
    ZERO
    +1
    The US already has the largest prison population per capita of any country on Earth. If throwing people in jail worked, the US wouldn't have a drug problem.
  • DavidK ZERO 2012/04/30 10:58:45
    DavidK
    we also have the weakest penalties.
  • ZERO DavidK 2012/04/30 20:02:30
    ZERO
    +2
    Are you serious? You can't be that out of touch. IF YOU HAD WEAK PENALTIES YOU WOULDN'T HAVE THE HIGHEST PRISON POPULATION!!!! Think about it.
  • DavidK ZERO 2012/05/02 15:24:47
    DavidK
    If the penalties were harsher, it would make people think about the consequences. Those that don't and get caught, deserve what they get. The United States has the highest rate of prisoners and the lamest penalties because of it.
  • ZERO DavidK 2012/05/02 19:26:34
    ZERO
    +2
    They've ALREADY thrown more people in prison for drugs than anywhere else on Earth. The problem is as solved as it's going to get using that method. Harsher penalties will only result in MORE people being thrown in prison for LONGER at a cost of $100,000 a year each.

    Do you know how much drug education and rehabilitation you can buy for $100,000?
  • DavidK ZERO 2012/05/03 03:47:23
    DavidK
    +1
    ok, shoot 'em then! It works!
  • ZERO DavidK 2012/05/03 04:26:23
    ZERO
    +3
    The genocide solution. That's brilliant. Hey, why not murder everyone? Then society will have no problems at all.
  • DavidK ZERO 2012/05/03 04:30:47
    DavidK
    Just the ones who choose to do things illegally on a daily basis.
  • ZERO DavidK 2012/05/03 04:56:09
    ZERO
    +2
    You have a level of faith in the government that I can only imagine.
  • DavidK ZERO 2012/05/03 08:40:55
    DavidK
    Not if Obama has anything to do with it........
  • ZERO DavidK 2012/05/03 09:07:11
    ZERO
    +2
    Well what group would have the authority to do something like that BUT the federal government? Let's think this through logically: You're proposing to give the government the mandate to kill all those whom they deem to be 'criminals'. Next you express that you are an opponent of the exact same government. If you're trying to commit suicide, why get so fancy, why not just jump off a bridge or something?
  • DavidK ZERO 2012/05/03 09:15:00
    DavidK
    +1
    why pollute the water?
  • Nik DavidK 2012/05/03 18:32:04
    Nik
    +2
    Stop dodging the argument. I've read your posts. You do this with everyone. Its extraordinarily obnoxious. Don't do it. People like you on a supposed discussion-based site are almost sickening.
  • DrGreen Nik 2012/05/07 05:46:22
    DrGreen
    +1
    Nik - DavidK is the result of someone believing they know EVERYTHING, and can't possibly be wrong. He is an entitled love child. With great rebuttals such as MiARjUana ShouDL BE iLLeGALz CaZU It'Z ILLEGAZL!!!!

    He is part of this generation of know-nothings that believe their ignorance is better then your knowledge. Have faith though, because there's an intellectual revolution happening. More people are waking up to our governments atrocities.
  • DeeB DavidK 2012/05/26 16:27:05
    DeeB
    +1
    Then I suggest you get to work on jailing the biggest drug dealers in the world, your very own damned government.

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