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Oh yeah, Romney has it all wrapped up...ooops, did Ron Paul just win Iowa and Minnesota?

the_old_coach 2012/04/24 04:01:37

Regardless of what people on THIS site say, the American people simply want someone else! Romney just can't put this away nicely!

Ron Paul Wins in Iowa and Minnesota, Romney in Panic

Published: 23 April, 2012, 19:16

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­Ron Paul supporters surged to victory in Sunday’s Minnesota and Iowa district conventions. A number of Romney Hawks are now deeply concerned that Paul has already laid the groundwork for success in six more caucus states.

Yesterday’s results for Ron Paul will only increase the influence of Hawks inside the Mitt Romney camp. Dominating the process, Paul picked up more delegates to the Republican National Convention.

Romney advisers are concerned that the rising total of Ron Paul delegates will lead to an unmanageable RNC. Some observers felt that the 1992 convention hurt an incumbent president George H. W. Bush and was a factor in his loss to Bill Clinton.

In most states, victories at the district conventions decide who will move onto the state conventions, where most of the delegates to the Republican National Convention in Tampa will be selected.

The rules in Minnesota are slightly different, and some of those final delegates were actually selected at scattered district conventions on Sunday. Reports from Minnesota show that Ron Paul now has 20 out of the 24 delegates already chosen to represent the state at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, and the campaign is poised to do just as well at the upcoming state convention, May 18-19, when the final 13 will be chosen.

In Iowa, Jennifer Jacobs, a reporter for the Des Moines Resister, broke into open what had been a little secret, namely, the takeover of the GOP in Iowa. “A rising tide of Republicans who share Ron Paul’s philosophy of limited government are flooding into GOP party roles in Iowa,” Jennifer wrote, reporting on the Iowa district conventions.

Actually, it is a phenomenon seen all across the country. It is viewed by many political observers as the biggest transformation of the Republican Party since 1988, when evangelical Christians joined the process and dominated state positions for a whole generation.

While the Iowa Ron Paul campaign is keeping its cards close to the vest, we all got a sneak peak from the Des Moines Register story, which reported that six of the new Iowa GOP state central committee members elected Saturday have publicly expressed support for Ron Paul. Joes Kurtinitis, Kris Thiessen, Dave Cushman, Jeff Shipley, John Kabitzke and Marcus Fedler. “Two more,” Jennifer Jacobs reports, “have close ties.” The new state chairman is also a Ron Paul supporter, who served as a co-chairman for the congressman’s Iowa state organization.

The Iowa state GOP convention is set for June 16, 2012.

Meanwhile, the sleepy New York Times has posted for five months and still posts, even today, that the total delegate count for Ron Paul in Iowa is one. They say that the total delegate count for Ron Paul in Minnesota is nine. In fact, Ron Paul supporters will now dominate both state conventions. And the same trend is ongoing in states across the country

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  • mobius 2012/05/08 21:11:15
    mobius
    +4
    Their spin is winding down. Not enough listeners any more.
    Go Ron Paul
  • 9th of 9 2012/04/24 11:27:28
    9th of 9
    +3
    Their lies are more transparent than ever.

    Ron Paul is in the running.
  • Roger47 2012/04/24 06:17:52
    Roger47
    You have to be a wingnut of the highest order to win in Minnesota. There is no other explanation for Michele Bachmann. I do not see winning Minnesota as a positive.
  • Pet Rock Whisperer 2012/04/24 04:58:12 (edited)
    Pet Rock Whisperer
    +1
    I think this is very telling news. The GOP throughout this nomination process has looked like a broken down clown car. None of em are worth a damn and Paul who seems like the most non republican republican of the whole party also seems to be the best of the lot.

    Don't misunderstand me and think I'm endorsing Obama because I'm not. I think it's reasonably solid to assume he'll win a second term because the GOP broken down clown car just can't compete. The GOP is counting on the fact there's a lot of folks that will vote for anyone who isn't Obama, and that's all the GOP has. And I very much doubt there's enough of em to even come close. The GOP could significantly better their chances of upsetting a second term for Obama by dumping Romney and the rest of the lot and throw their support behind this candidate.
    gop chances term obama dumping romney rest throw support candidate
  • Jerry (Iron Priest)☮ R ☮ P ☮ 201
    +4
    I also voted for RP. I will do so again. The rest are bought and paid for by the lobbyists, news media, and giant corporations.
  • wtxwoman 2012/04/24 04:31:34
    wtxwoman
    +1
    How many delegates does each candidate have. That's what counts.
  • Gregaj7 2012/04/24 04:25:52
    Gregaj7
    +4
    As stated on another post, it would be very interesting for Ron Paul to get the nomination in Tampa by Acclamation, due to having more than the needed 1144 delegates. Or Ron Paul AND his delegates/supporters are barred from entry to the RNC, and the second-place finisher cannot be nominated due to not having enough delegates from what's left, thus no nominee. Would the Establishment sabotage the RNC for the latter to actually take place?
  • Arizona1950 2012/04/24 04:19:18
    Arizona1950
    +5
    Doing my happy dance ...
    happy dance
  • Balladeer-PWCM-POTL 2012/04/24 04:18:03
    Balladeer-PWCM-POTL
    +1
    the Wall Street Journal says different....but then the PaulBorg are too stupid..

    http://projects.wsj.com/campa...
  • Gregaj7 Ballade... 2012/04/24 04:19:59
    Gregaj7
    +5
    WSJ is CFR controlled, as is the rest of the MSM.
  • Ballade... Gregaj7 2012/04/24 04:25:15
    Balladeer-PWCM-POTL
    +1
    ohhh brother you PaulBorg need to cut down on the Ron Paul campiagn Weed....I mean in the beginning you kooks were a form of mild amusement but your fanatacism is going to result in 4 more years of obama
  • Gregaj7 Ballade... 2012/04/24 04:32:52
    Gregaj7
    +5
    My mind has never been more clear. Maybe you need to truly see the world in which you live, Thomas A Anderson (let's see just how awake you really are).
  • Ballade... Gregaj7 2012/04/24 04:39:36
    Balladeer-PWCM-POTL
    +1
    your kookdom needs an omerta that would make the Mafia look like a chatroom...it only exists in the minds of those that listen to AM Coast to Coast
  • Gregaj7 Ballade... 2012/04/24 05:22:01 (edited)
    Gregaj7
    +4
    Never-mind.
  • 9th of 9 Gregaj7 2012/04/24 11:24:15
    9th of 9
    +3
    It's pretty sad when you can go to their website, and right there in plain English is the objective/agenda for all to read.

    But still you have those fools... That block and run I might add.
  • Gregaj7 9th of 9 2012/04/24 22:20:37
    Gregaj7
    +2
    Balladeer may just be an Agent Provocateur (AP).
  • 9th of 9 Gregaj7 2012/04/24 22:26:10
    9th of 9
    +2
    If he is, than he better check in every once in awhile, because his fearless leaders forgot to tell him they are not hiding that information anymore.
  • Gregaj7 9th of 9 2012/04/24 22:36:53
  • Nik Ballade... 2012/04/28 05:10:35
    Nik
    You failed to address that Ron Paul won Minnesota, Iowa, Colorado, Missouri, and Washington. Linking your source doesn't mean you can ignore how caucuses work.
  • Ballade... Nik 2012/04/28 18:37:59
    Balladeer-PWCM-POTL
    spin all you want Paulpuke you have 80 delegates
  • Nik Ballade... 2012/04/29 20:11:11
    Nik
    Update: Ron Paul just SWEPT the Louisianna caucus. He may have also won Massachusetts. Its not yet clear. Looks like the GOP actually has voters that still care about electing a conservative.
  • Ballade... Nik 2012/04/29 21:22:59
    Balladeer-PWCM-POTL
    the Kennedy State is fanatcisl about Conservatives...ahem does the name Scott Brown jog any memories there Paulpuke?
  • Nik Ballade... 2012/04/29 22:21:16
    Nik
    I don't see your point. Clarify, please.
  • Ballade... Nik 2012/04/29 22:47:15 (edited)
    Balladeer-PWCM-POTL
    normally i would say you are playing a sick game of 'feigned' stupidity...BUT in the case you being a Paulpuke it's REAL stupidity...

    Scott Brown convinced the TEA party he was a REAL conservative...got elected...promptly voted for a 5 billion dollar obama backed jobs bill

    again paulPukes' ignorance borders on the dangerious
  • Nik Ballade... 2012/04/29 22:54:43
    Nik
    So are you suggesting that flip-flopping liberal Romney is more trustworthy than 30-year consistent conservative Ron Paul?
  • Ballade... Nik 2012/04/29 23:06:00
    Balladeer-PWCM-POTL
    The Quilsing doesn't have a chance to be the nominee Romney does the PRIME Objective is getting rid of OBAMA...again can't you paulpukes get that through your tiny minds??? .boy was THAt a dumb question...of course you can't...if you could you wouldn't be a Paulpuke
  • Nik Ballade... 2012/04/29 23:18:02
    Nik
    You still haven't answered. Here is the question:

    "So are you suggesting that flip-flopping liberal Romney is more trustworthy than 30-year consistent conservative Ron Paul?"

    Also, since the nomination is not yet over, why are you so concerned about fair and honest debate? No one is arguing that the odds aren't in Romney's favor. But why are you so opposed to fair, open debate about the candidate?

    Please answer both questions this time. And do not introduce new topics without resolving the previous. Thanks.
  • Michael=Constitution & Liberty 2012/04/24 04:13:45
    Michael=Constitution & Liberty
    +6
    Ron Paul!
  • strawberry 2012/04/24 04:11:07
    strawberry
    +7
    Good for Ron Paul. I did not think he was out just yet.
  • Rusty Shackleford 2012/04/24 04:07:36
    Rusty Shackleford
    +7
    I voted for Ron Paul.

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