Stop wasting your time and energy with the primary process. Become a delegate.Submitted by economics31 on Fri, 10/07/2011 - 10:57
I went through the process last time and got to our state convention. It was rough. The establishment lied, cheated, stole, and bent rules to their own ends.
The big lesson I learned from the last cycle is we need overwhelming numbers to win. Most of my state did a 50/50 split with the old guard. However, we had one county that turned out a landslide 80/20 victory and there was nothing they could do to stop us. A 60/40 win is really a loss. We need numbers higher than 80/20 and the media coverage to verify. Bottom line is we need at least 80 people per 100,000 in each county. That's not very many people. I've been keeping a list have have 30 people so far who say they will join me at our caucus.
My understanding is that states have different processes for choosing delegates, electoral voters, and at large delegates. For example, we pick most of our states electoral voters at our district caucus conventions. Last time, we didn't have a chance to elect the voters we wanted because of a lack of numbers. This time we will have the numbers.
I am sorry to say I don't see a plan B. The delegate process/electoral college is the road we take to get RP elected. The media complex is against us. The political machines of both parties are against us. The majority of large industry is against us. The people are with us when they understand the truth and the media is how most people are educated. The only ways I could imagine getting RP elected through the general election process would be a successful door to door campaign and/or a change of ownership of the media complex. Could happen, but I'm not holding my breath.
Start keeping a list of other RP supporters around you who will help us win the caucus system.