[Home]  [Headlines]  [Latest Articles]  [Latest Comments]  [Post]  [Mail]  [Sign-in]  [Setup]  [Help]  [Register] 

BREAKING NEWS: Democrat chairwoman RESIGNS hours before Clinton convention. Email hack revealing how party conspired against Sanders forces Debbie Wasserman Schultz to quit

CLINTON CASH OFFICIAL DOCUMENTARY MOVIE ( FULL )

George Carlin The Illusion Of Choice, voting, presidents, corporate control and more...

Hillary's America -- 83% of moviegoers loved it; 95% of critics hate it

Has anyone upgraded to Windows 10? Any advice?

'See you in Philly': Anti-Clinton protesters converging on Democratic convention

EXCLUSIVE: Democratic National Committeewoman says her party is 'clearing a path' for Hillary because 'the women in charge' want it that way

Some Microbes Have Been With Us Since Before We Existed

Your favorite radio song ever!

Are we living in a ... joke wrapped in a farce --- in a bamboozle?

Hacked email shows demoncrap party hostility to sanders

Kerry: Air conditioners as big a threat as ISIS

DC GOP Vice-Chair Resigns Over Trump Nomination, Plans to Vote for Gary Johnson

7* Authoritarian Lines in Donald Trump’s Speech

Half Of TSA's 30,000 Employees Accused Of Misconduct; Nearly A Third Multiple Times

We Have a "Duty" to Submit; They Have No Duty to Protect

Instead of fighting Hillary, tRump rehashes his past stupidities

Liars: Cruz, Bush, Kasich Do Not Endorse Trump, Hillary’s Mentor is Communist, Phony Economy Updat

Hillary Clinton picks Tim Kaine for VP

Italian Restaurant Trolls BLM With 'Black Olives Matter' Billboard, Sees Spike in Sales

Child recovering after pitbull attack

Utah Delegates Still Not Sold on Donald Trump, May Vote for Gary Johnson

Public pay phones -- When is the last time you used one or even saw one?

Respect and Obey Authority (Rom. 13, DHS Canary Youths)

London paper reported the ... muzz was suffering from schizophrenia --- so what's new here,

GERMANY GUN RAMPAGE SIX dead after multiple gunmen target Munich shoppers

The O’Jays slam Donald Trump and use of song ‘Love Train’ during Republican National Convention

The Presidents view of ordinary people

The Real Reason Pharma Companies Hate Medical Marijuana (It Works)

Anonymous DOJ Sources: 4 FBI Agents May Be Indicted for LaVoy Finicum’s Murder

Narcocracy

Hillary Clinton's nomination speech leaked?

Police kill family dog at child's birthday party

Law & Order Is Good (Let’s apply it to cops)

Ted Cruz and the Trump Takeover

Here’s a Leaked Draft of Trump’s RNC Speech

How the human body would have to be built to survive a catastrophic car crash: Sculptor creates 'super human' with massive head, extra nipples and no neck to launch road safety campaign

Transcript of Cruz address to convention

Cruz Denied Entry Into Sheldon Adelson’s Suite Following RNC Speech

Trump Planning To Just Let Mike Pence Run The Country

China vows to use market forces to boost defense capabilities

"Why do Republicans Respect Marijuana Prohibition Like it Came From Moses?"

Police shoot unarmed black therapist lying flat on his back with his arms in the air while he tried to calm his autistic patient and BEGGED cops not to open fire

Learning What It’s Like To Be A Serf

No Trump endorsement from Cruz; 'vote your conscience' (Clint Eastwood rerun)

Anybody watch Cruz Speech - Impressions

Erdogan Declares 3-Month State of Emergency

GOP Platform Calls for Multiple Amendments to the Constitution (Retrofit - BandAids)

In Cleveland, sea of white reflects GOP's math problem

Massachusetts Attorney General Issues ‘Directive’ To Gun Makers, Sellers: No More ‘Assault Weapons’


Status: Not Logged In; Sign In

politics and politicians
See other politics and politicians Articles

Title: How Ron Paul Could Mess With Romney at the GOP Convention
Source: BusinessWeek
URL Source: http://www.businessweek.com/article ... h-romney-at-the-gop-convention
Published: May 7, 2012
Author: Elizabeth Dwoskin
Post Date: 2012-05-07 19:03:57 by Brian S
Keywords: None
Views: 1112
Comments: 2

Mitt Romney wants nothing more than to lock up the Republican nomination and focus entirely on beating President Obama. But for Ron Paul’s supporters, the long primary season ain’t over till it’s over. The Texas congressman hasn’t won a single primary in his third run for the White House, yet his acolytes are much savvier at political maneuvering than in campaigns past. This year they’re determined to influence the nominating process at the GOP convention in Tampa.

To win the so-called roll call vote there and become the nominee, you need 1,144 delegates. Romney has 847. Paul has 80. Contest over, right?

Paul is actually gaining ground in some states, where intense contests to divvy up delegates are underway. At one recent gathering in Massachusetts, the majority of delegates elected were Paul supporters. Same story this past weekend in Maine and Nevada. Paul may do just as well in upcoming votes in Minnesota, Iowa and Colorado, according to Josh Putnam, assistant political science professor at Davidson College.

That doesn’t mean Paul’s going to steal the nomination from Romney in Tampa. But his delegates could shake things up right when the party’s supposed to unify behind a single candidate. They could start off by calling for a floor vote, and then jump up in blocs to nominate Paul, one state after another. He isn’t likely to actually get the nomination that way, but multiple states clamoring for him would embarrass the party and make things more difficult for Romney in the months before November.

To fend off that political nightmare, Romney may have to offer concessions to Paul. Perhaps give him the microphone and let him speak in Tampa. Or incorporate some of his ideas into party platforms that the GOP will hash out in Tampa.

Lots of Paul’s ideas—legalizing pot, withdrawing all U.S. troops immediately from Afghanistan, ending most foreign aid—are still too radical for the right. Then again, Paul has campaigned to abolish the Federal Reserve for years, and his bill to audit the Fed passed in the House in 2010 with the majority of Republicans supporting it. Tea partiers have wholly embraced his concept of a limited government that doesn’t stray from the language of the Constitution. Clearly some of Paul’s ideas have found their way into the party, which is what Paul’s delegates are really after. Subscribe to *RON PAUL 2012*

Post Comment   Private Reply   Ignore Thread  


TopPage UpFull ThreadPage DownBottom/Latest

#1. To: Brian S (#0)

Lots of Paul’s ideas—legalizing pot, withdrawing all U.S. troops immediately from Afghanistan, ending most foreign aid—are still too radical for the right.

Yet another example of the Political Spectrum Con.

"Missed by that much."

Putz.


The economy is wonderful!
Re-elect Obama, he'll pay your rent!
A chicken in every pot!
-Baghdad Bri-bri-

LoonyMing: I brandish my ignorance like a crucifix at vampires.
Translation: IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH

'It's now very common to hear people say, "I'm rather offended by that", as if that gives them certain rights. It's no more than a whine. It has no meaning, it has no purpose, it has no reason to be respected as a phrase. "I'm offended by that." Well, so fucking what?' —Stephen Fry

Capitalist Eric  posted on  2012-05-07   19:08:45 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#2. To: Capitalist Eric (#1)

Tea partiers have wholly embraced his concept of a limited government that doesn’t stray from the language of the Constitution. Clearly some of Paul’s ideas have found their way into the party, which is what Paul’s delegates are really after.

Can you believe these schmucks?!!!!

SJN  posted on  2012-05-07   21:11:15 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


TopPage UpFull ThreadPage DownBottom/Latest

[Home]  [Headlines]  [Latest Articles]  [Latest Comments]  [Post]  [Mail]  [Sign-in]  [Setup]  [Help]  [Register] 

Please report web page problems, questions and comments to webmaster@libertysflame.com