The Media Turns A Blind Eye As The GOP Rigs Maine For Mitt Romney
The mainstream media has chosen to ignore it, but Mitt Romney’s win
in Maine demonstrated again that there is something shady going on with
the Republican primaries and caucuses.
Despite the facts that all of the state had caucused yet and the
margin separating Mitt Romney and Ron Paul was less than 200 votes,
state GOP Chairman Charie Webster told Washington County, who had to
postpone their caucus today because of an expected snowstorm, and anyone
else who didn’t caucus today that their votes will not count.
Only in a Republican caucus/primary is candidate able to be handed the victory without all of the results being counted.
The Paul campaign had been expecting something like this because the
Romney campaign has been involved in dirty tricks,including getting the
caucus in Washington County where Ron Paul was expected to do extremely
well was canceled. In a statement
the Paul campaign said, “Paul performed well throughout the state,
although his campaign’s stronghold of Washington County did not report
today for inexplicable reasons. Congressman Paul was barely bested by
Gov. Romney by about 194 votes, a margin the campaign is confident it
will make up with the 200 plus votes expected to come out of Washington
Paul said, “I wish all the caucus had met today, because I was
disappointed. There was one caucus that I think we would have done very,
very well. But we won, we lost by I guess almost two hundred votes, a
hundred and ninety votes. It’s almost like we could call it a tie, but
anyway, the votes will be counted. All the caucuses will meet, but I do
want to make a prediction. If I were a betting man, and I do not have
ten thousand dollars to bet. If I were a betting man, I would bet that
we will control the Maine caucus when we go to Tampa.”
The mainstream media has chosen to ignore it, but there is something really wrong going on in the Republican nominating process.
If this whole situation is reminding anyone of Mitt Romney’s caucus
night “win” in Iowa, it should. Just as Rick Santorum won Iowa, it is
very possible that Ron Paul won Maine. The Republican establishment is
so desperate to get Mitt Romney nominated as soon as possible that they
have no qualms about rigging their own elections.
The GOP establishment wanted Mitt Romney to win Maine. They needed
Romney to win Maine, so they made sure that Mitt Romney won Maine.
The Republican establishment is rigging their own primary process to get the nominee that they want.
None of this would be necessary if Mitt Romney was a better
candidate, or if they listened to their own party’s rank and file. The
vast majority of Republican primary voters don’t want Mitt Romney as
their nominee. The 2012 fight between the GOP base and establishment is
an extension of the battle that began during the 2010 elections. After
the base nominated candidates like Christine O’Donnell, Sharron Angle,
and Joe Miller, the establishment decided that they were not going to
allow that to happen again.
The mainstream media doesn’t talk much about it, but there is
something fishy going on in these Republicans primaries and caucuses.
Ron Paul is running a campaign for delegates, so the victory or loss
doesn’t matter to him, but the narrative is everything for Mitt Romney.
The establishment wanted Mitt Romney to look like a winner again, so
they closed the voting and called the caucus over when he was ahead. If a
party would steal the presidency (Bush 2000), I guess rigging caucuses
is small potatoes.
Shouldn’t the Party wait until all the votes are counted before they declare a winner?
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