Ron Paul Delegate Strategy May Just be Working

By:  Joe Wolverton, II
05/08/2012
       
Ron Paul Delegate Strategy May Just be Working

The Republican Establishment is afraid of Ron Paul and events that took place at party nominating conventions from Maine to Alaska proved that it’s for good reason.

 

The Republican Establishment is afraid of Ron Paul and events that took place at party nominating conventions from Maine to Alaska proved that it’s for good reason.

 
Despite the efforts of Republican officialdom to marginalize Ron Paul and promote Mitt Romney, supporters of the libertarian-leaning Texas congressman are enjoying remarkable success in having their delegates elected at the state GOP nominating conventions being held nationwide in advance of the Republican Convention that will take place in Tampa in August.
 
Irrefutable proof of the commitment of those very active voters who want to see Ron Paul succeed Barack Obama is found in the numbers of them who show up and fight for inclusion on the slate of delegates that will eventually represent their states at the national convention.
 
While certainly laudable and impressively clever, will the delegate strategy pay off for Paul and land him on Pennsylvania Ave?
 
After all, although Paul’s path to the presidency may be a steep climb, if he is able to continue amassing delegates in the state conventions, then he may be able to force a fracture among the throng at the national convention or exert pressure on the platform committee to include more Paul-friendly planks.
 
That isn’t to suggest that a brokered convention is a foregone conclusion or even a distinct possibility, however. It also doesn’t mean it can’t happen.
 
A survey of the performance of Ron Paul’s backers at several state conventions is worth taking and Mitt Romney’s people may want to read it and take heed. First, at the Maine convention, three words were used to describe the scene at the Augusta Civic Center: Chaos, turmoil, and insane. When the smoke cleared, the Paul platoon had united and their man, Brent Tweed was elected chairman of the state convention.
 
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