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Ron Paul Wins Majority Of Washington Delegates, Other States Expected To Follow

Teri- Oregon 2012/04/28 17:06:03
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April 27, 2012


Ron Paul’s 2012 campaign has won the majority of Washington’s
delegates to the Republican National Convention, and a number of other
states are expected to follow suit, pointing to a hectic convention in
which Mitt Romney’s path to the nomination may face a major insurgent
opponent.


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.


Ron Paul’s 2012 campaign has taken an unorthodox tack, hoping to draw
state delegates to his camp rather than simply winning the popular
vote. As such, he is stacking up delegates who once backed Newt
Gingrich, Herman Cain, Rick Santorum and other fallen candidates.


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  • Gary 2012/04/28 17:38:15
    go Ron Paul
    Gary
    +8
    There is a revolution going on. We The People have begun to wake up in mass to how our system is actually run and by which interests, and Ron Paul has been a tremendous leader in that effort. Make no mistake: the vast majority of Ron Paul's supporters Will Not Vote For Any Other Candidate. Period.

    Is that because we don't believe that some, even most of them would not be at least marginally better than Obama? No. It is because we understand that all of them, except for Dr. Paul, has at one time or another demonstrated a willingness to PLAY THE GAME. They have all flip-flopped, pandered, or sold out to one or a variety of interest groups. Except for Dr. Paul (and Gary Johnson, to be fair).

    But Republicans, don't worry. We're going to save you from yourselves. We're taking over. We're fighting an information war and we're winning. Despite a blatant Pravda-like mainstream media blackout, Ron Paul continues to climb in the polls and delegates, continues to out raise his opponents, in both cash and sheer # of individual donors, and moreover he has infected the entire tone of the debate with his philosophy, The same philosophy that was laughed at 4 years ago. Ron Paul is the only one worthy of our trust. Ron Paul 2012, because honesty, integrity and principles are more than just buzzwords.

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  • Michael=Constitution & Liberty 2012/04/29 23:21:14
    go Ron Paul
    Michael=Constitution & Liberty
  • Waldorf 2012/04/28 18:30:00
    i am a sheeple
    Waldorf
    Ron Paul will only accomplish making Romney appear weak against Obama.
  • Striker Waldorf 2012/04/28 19:41:40
    Striker
    +2
    Might that be because Romney IS weak? He'll only fuel the train into Obama's abyss.
  • Waldorf Striker 2012/04/28 19:44:15 (edited)
    Waldorf
    Paul would not be better, because the press decided long ago that Paul would not be allowed to head this country. "Weak" or not, the GOP has to take its best shot. Last I saw, the polls were showing a pretty even match up right now, Romney versus Obama. I don't have any quotes or cites for you though. Maybe someone else can help with that, if in doubt.
  • Striker Waldorf 2012/04/28 19:46:09
    Striker
    +3
    If you want to take our America the rest of the way down, you'll have to do it without me.
  • Waldorf Striker 2012/04/28 19:58:54
    Waldorf
    Oh, that's nice. If you don't jump on the Paul train, you are personally taking America down.
  • Striker Waldorf 2012/04/28 21:29:00
    Striker
    +3
    It's not about the Paul Train, it is about continuing The Force and doing nothing about the debt and lost liberty. The Train is headed for the abyss, and more of the same will keep fueling.
  • Waldorf Striker 2012/04/28 21:46:48
    Waldorf
    Get your own metaphor. You already have your own train.

    I have no quarrel with your argument whatsoever, except to disagree with the implication by context that Ron Paul will have a meaningful role in stopping current trends. He would be a fool to accept a vice president opportunity, because that would completely marginalize his message.
  • Teri- O... Waldorf 2012/04/29 08:24:42
    Teri- Oregon
    A new poll from www.cpctcss.org has Ron Paul 52% beating Obama to 43%.
  • Teri- O... Waldorf 2012/04/29 23:34:03
    Teri- Oregon
    he is weaker, there is no making him appear weaker
  • Waldorf Teri- O... 2012/04/29 23:36:30
    Waldorf
    That is easy to say, but I stand by what I wrote.
  • Teri- O... Waldorf 2012/04/29 23:49:13
    Teri- Oregon
    Romney is weak against Obama he doesn't need help!
  • Waldorf Teri- O... 2012/04/30 00:16:15
    Waldorf
    What poll is telling you Romney cannot win against Obama? What poll acknowledges that Paul is even in the race.
  • Teri- O... Waldorf 2012/04/30 01:11:36
    Teri- Oregon
    ron winning

    Ron has more than his five states to go to Tampa and challenge Romney. I guess we will see what happens at that time
  • Waldorf Teri- O... 2012/04/30 12:14:41
    Waldorf
    But many delegates are not free to choose who they represent. The votes are mostly in the can already. Those Paul delegate numbers simply become king makers or breakers, with little to no hope of Paul actually being chosen. They are as surely "spoilers", as if Paul was once again running independently.
  • Teri- O... Waldorf 2012/04/30 19:35:49
    Teri- Oregon
    Rather, we explain that the RNC rules’ provision on the unit rule make it clear that delegates aren’t bound to vote according to how most delegates from their state are voting. In fact, delegates can vote according to their own judgment and conscience, and that this is most likely to take place in a state where a state party’s winner-take-all rule has allowed a candidate to win all delegates primarily due to a split in the majority vote, or due to votes cast by non-Republican voters participating in the contest.

    To explain our case, we look to the language of Rule 38, which was adopted in its current form in 1964. The rule states: “no delegate shall be bound by any attempt of any state or Congressional district to impose the unit rule.” The unit rule does not prohibit a state from using a winner-take-all primary in the same way that Rule 15(b) prohibits most states from using a winner-take-all primary when holding a contest earlier than April 1st. However, the unit rule does prohibit binding delegates to vote according to how a majority of delegates from their state vote – again, a scenario most likely to occur in a state using the winner-take-all rule.
  • Waldorf Teri- O... 2012/04/30 22:21:03
    Waldorf
    Explain how candidates claim frontrunner status and why candidates drop out.

    Explain on how many occasions delegates actually voted independently of their represented districts. That is not the unit rule.
  • Teri- O... Waldorf 2012/04/30 22:25:20
    Teri- Oregon
    they drop out because they are told too by the establishment
  • Wolfstar 2012/04/28 18:05:57
    i am a sheeple
    Wolfstar
    It's over ... wake up.
    BHO needs to be defeated.
    Realistically, RP does not have the votes or capitol to do it.
  • Turings... Wolfstar 2012/04/28 18:20:12
    TuringsChild
    +5
    Yes. It IS time to wake up and realize that ANY authoritarian placed in the Presidency will continue doing the same damage every OTHER Authoritarian has been doing since Woodrow Wilson. If we don't wake up now, and realize that they're playing on our fear to keep us under control, we will enter a truly dark age. If every voter voted his conscience instead of voting for the 'lesser evil', RP WOULD win. Handily.
  • Wolfstar Turings... 2012/04/28 18:25:15
    Wolfstar
    Again, be realistic.
    If, if, if and if will not win against BHO!
  • S and S Wolfstar 2012/04/28 18:35:45
  • Turings... Wolfstar 2012/04/28 22:38:14
    TuringsChild
    +1
    It's bullheadedness like that which will doom this nation. I refuse to bow down to fear. If Obama wins, it will be the fault of people like YOU.
  • Wolfstar Turings... 2012/04/29 09:48:01
    Wolfstar
    Your statement is nonsense.
    It is your RP cult that has a better chance of helping to secure a BHO victory by dividing the Republican party or by your cult leader becoming an independent.
  • Turings... Wolfstar 2012/04/29 16:11:40
    TuringsChild
    +1
    If the above statement is nonsense to you, I feel sorry for you.
  • Striker Wolfstar 2012/04/28 19:40:42
    Striker
    +1
    So you support more of the same, obviously. Wake up and smell the roses.
  • Gary 2012/04/28 17:38:15
    go Ron Paul
    Gary
    +8
    There is a revolution going on. We The People have begun to wake up in mass to how our system is actually run and by which interests, and Ron Paul has been a tremendous leader in that effort. Make no mistake: the vast majority of Ron Paul's supporters Will Not Vote For Any Other Candidate. Period.

    Is that because we don't believe that some, even most of them would not be at least marginally better than Obama? No. It is because we understand that all of them, except for Dr. Paul, has at one time or another demonstrated a willingness to PLAY THE GAME. They have all flip-flopped, pandered, or sold out to one or a variety of interest groups. Except for Dr. Paul (and Gary Johnson, to be fair).

    But Republicans, don't worry. We're going to save you from yourselves. We're taking over. We're fighting an information war and we're winning. Despite a blatant Pravda-like mainstream media blackout, Ron Paul continues to climb in the polls and delegates, continues to out raise his opponents, in both cash and sheer # of individual donors, and moreover he has infected the entire tone of the debate with his philosophy, The same philosophy that was laughed at 4 years ago. Ron Paul is the only one worthy of our trust. Ron Paul 2012, because honesty, integrity and principles are more than just buzzwords.
  • J.MaisOui 2012/04/28 17:17:04
    go Ron Paul
    J.MaisOui
    +2
    I just LOVE him. OUR HERO.
  • MrsJJS J.MaisOui 2012/04/28 22:22:13
    MrsJJS
    +1
    Ron Paul is an American Hero…he’s the Commander in Chief who will lead an army into a democratic battle to over throw the corrupt and overbearing government that has evolved due to years of apathy on the part of the voters. We took our eye off the ball...and it's about time we started cleaning up the mess we created.
  • Rebel [SHP] 2012/04/28 17:13:09
    i am a sheeple
    Rebel [SHP]
    Ron Paul lost. Big time. If reality makes me a sheeple...then BAAA. I'm ready to take on the real sheeple, the ones to follow Obama in 2012. There's no point continuing this petty GOP race as Romney is clearly the winner.
  • Teri- O... Rebel [... 2012/04/28 17:38:36
    Teri- Oregon
    +2
    Your not paying attention!
  • Rebel [... Teri- O... 2012/04/28 17:38:54
    Rebel [SHP]
    I'm paying attention just fine.
  • Teri- O... Rebel [... 2012/04/28 17:39:25
    Teri- Oregon
    +1
    NO, your not!
  • Rebel [... Teri- O... 2012/04/28 17:45:01
    Rebel [SHP]
    +1
    What is this.... kindergarten?
  • Reggie☮ 2012/04/28 17:08:08
    go Ron Paul
    Reggie☮
    +3
    Yeah :)

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