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Red State Understands Ron Paul's 2012 Strategy

Then there are the policy divides. Paul may well run second to Romney in delegates and demand that his ideas — shutting U.S. military bases overseas, downsizing the American empire, getting a declaration of war from Congress before any attack on Iran — be written into the platform.

How will a hawkish Republican majority finesse that one?

To bring this crowd together at Tampa, the GOP nominee may need the diplomatic skills of a Talleyrand or Metternich.

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/blog/2012/01/09/gop-w...

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Redstate Understands

Ron Paul

A prominent friend told me some weeks ago that he noticed an odd thing. In his state, several people who have been successful in getting themselves known as very probably Mitt Romney delegates for the Republican National Convention are also his supporters. And they are not just my friends’ supporters, they are also long time staunch Ron Paul supporters.

Why then would they, long time staunch Ron Paul supporters, align this year with Mitt Romney? He made calls and talked to friends in other states. All of them saw the same thing happening — long time Dr. Paul supporters working to become delegates to the convention pledging to support Mitt Romney and others.

If the field stays fractured at this level, with only a few people, but each getting delegates enough to prevent the front runner from an outright majority, there will be a second vote at the Republican National Convention.

Delegates are only locked in for their candidate during the first vote. After the first vote, they can vote for whoever they want. So if Mitt Romney is unable to clear an outright majority on the first ballot, suddenly he could see some of his delegates turn on him — turn and go back to Ron Paul.

It is an ingenious strategy premised on a convention where no one gets majority support early. It plays well to a primary calendar where the delegates are first awarded proportionally. Who knows if it is a campaign strategy or just his volunteers, but the Paul campaign has been active now for four years trying to take over local parties.

It may pay off if the GOP doesn’t unite around a candidate soon.

http://www.redstate.com/erick/2012/01/19/the-horserace-for-j...

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He'll be the nominee, naturally

although it probably won't be on the first ballot.

The election of 1860 was

The election of 1860 was interesting

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Mitt

is a third party candidate.

Ron Paul is the republican nominee

This is about victory...

and Ron Pauls signature contribution to the peaceful revolution by accepting the nomination... thats his role.

what will you do if you dont have your freedom

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To WIN!

...accept NO substitute!

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

NO ONE BUT PAUL

NO ONE BUT PAUL

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To accept the nomination for President.

And name his own VP choice.

There won't be ANY compromises.
We will WIN.

Not to mention if he did let

Not to mention if he did let the establishment pick his VP choice he is just asking to get JFK'd.

not to place Ron as a janitor

and not that i think i couldn't be a great janitor myself - actually i'd love the job!....

but it will be all about two words...

cleaning house.

and the motto will be - you get what you deserve.
you want isolationism?????

you GOT isolationism!!!!!!!!

now go to your room!!!!!!!!

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