Louisiana to move Caucus from Feb. 25th to April 28th. Campaign, DO SOMETHING!Submitted by Nemo on Mon, 01/16/2012 - 21:44
Per one of the Louisiana Republican Party Parish (county) Commitee members from a first hand conversation with the State Party Chair:
"In an astounding move the La Republican party has chosen to set the date for the caucus for April 28, long after Super Tuesday, diluting the ability of La Conservatives to select the Republican nominee. The caucus is traditionally held in January , before Super Tuesday on March 6, thus providing Louisiana conservatives with a national stage and the ability to influence the selection of the nominee. Roger Villere, state chair of the party, confirmed the April date, and tried to correlate it with the state's efforts to have the RNC allow the 7 congressional districts for delegate selection. When asked how this could possibly be good for Louisiana and conservatives, Mr Villere stated that the primary is March 24, but admitted that by then Super Tuesday would be over."
Apparently this is being done to help Romney as the party feals he does not have enough support in the state and such an early upset could help to derail his national campaign momentum. This is being done against party rules regarding dates and deadlines, but that didn't stop them before when the stole a Ron Paul victory in 2008 with caucus shenanigans. (see post here for details of the 2008 party mischief: http://www.dailypaul.com/38375/louisiana-rp-supporters-dropp...). So basically even if Louisiana does go to Ron Paul now, it would be after all or most of the other states. We don't get to help set the stage. I really think that the campaign needs to step up and do something about this. Maybe someone could file suit to stop this!?.