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John King (CNN) - He is right, he is second in the delegates count!

We are winning! They no longer can hide it.

(Thanks for the video link, aleph0). at 3:20:

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It is just a shame...

...that 90% of our population doesn't understand how delegates work.

Yes, and it's important...

because this is proof that he CAN win. There are still undecided people out there that might vote for Ron Paul, but only if they think he can win. If they think he can't (that is, if they listen to the media), they might vote for Romney or someone else. If the undecided know he CAN win, that will bring in more votes! I'm glad this information was covered - especially immediately after the debate when everyone is watching.

Time for the next meme...

Time for the next meme... "America Wins with Ron Paul"!

How does John King know that RP is in 2nd for delegates?

What's the evidence for this? I have not seen it.

Allocation by state differs by state

What we have been shown in media reports thus far are estimates based upon purportional allocation of delegates to each candidate according to a percentage of votes. However, in the case of some of these earlier contests, a candidate can win the vote but unless that winning candidate can produce people who have the resolve to actually themselves become delegates, those delegate slots can be obtained by people who are otherwise willing to be delegates yet favor a candidate who did not actually win at the polls.

Ron Paul has been able to find people to occupy these delegate slots when the other candidates have not been able to find people with the resolve to become delegates. The media has, for the most part, failed to report that delegates are not required to vote in any manner which reflects the preference of those who caucused.

In a polling of actual delegates - those who now will have votes that actually count - The greatest number of alll people named as delegates pledge that they will thus far be voting for Romney. The second greatest number of actual delegates are pledging that they will vote for Paul.

All of the previous reports in the press as to who has the most delegate supporting them have not been based upon polling the actual delegates themselves.

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. - Margaret Mead

Santorum Smirk

2:28 Santorum and his clan walk by. Looks like he smirks at the good Doctor.

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That's because...

he's BUSTED, and he knows that Ron speaks the TRUTH - and is exposing him in front of the whole country (well those who are paying attention)!

"Government is the entertainment division of the military-industrial complex". - Frank Zappa

Need to win a State?

Ron Paul "Yeah, it would be nice. We haven't finished counting ALL the votes in Maine yet!" So, for all those posting, "Forget about Maine, move on, it does not matter about the presidential straw poll, it is ONLY about delegate, etc." according to Ron you are WRONG! We are not going to allow Romney to cheat and steal the votes in Maine! We are NOT finished with Maine yet until Charlie Webster corrects the vote and declares Ron Paul WON Maine!

BTW, Stellar interview Ron!

Don't confuse a talking point with strategy

You really think Ron is obsessed with winning the Maine straw poll? On the contrary, the campaign seems to be very focused on winning Washington on March 3rd. The only votes they are yet to count in Maine are in the tiny town of Castine which also caucuses on March 3rd. Do you think we should focus on Washington state or Castine?

Ron Paul Needs A Good Haircut...

Looks like Judge Kennesaw Landis...You know trhe first commissioner of major league baseball......The 'Black Sox' Scandal back in 1919..

I'm still trying to figure

I'm still trying to figure out if this was a slip up or deliberate. John King seemed genuinely impressed with Paul.

There were a couple more moments that were 'different', something was going on. Dissent in the ranks maybe? Anybody notice the democratic strategist saying she agreed with Ron Paul on Iran? And how she looked into camera right after?

The one thing CNN and everybody else wants to avoid is to bash the future President too much.. not a great way to get the much coveted 'access'. They know what's going on, they're the ones trying to cover it up. But at some point they're gonna ask 'why were we doing this again?'

CNN has been the best of the worst

all along. Granted - not giving them too much credit - BUT - they tend to tread the line a little better than the others that are just soo blatant. Several CNN people on air have said good things about RP during the primary results shows - John being one of them. If others leave his name out - he drops the - "well, and Ron Paul". Not that he is selling our cause - but at least trying to call the game fairly.

Was this part on national TV

or internet?

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It was on national TV, right

It was on national TV, right after the interview with Santorum, I believe. I was pretty stunned when I saw it, too!

Prof. William Greene

You saw this on TV and saw that?

I won't go all gooey over them doing this cause I think it's probably loading something up for the future lol

But I am surprised they allowed that on National TV.

Maybe there's a push to treat him better for his supporters or maybe they're going to push for his delegate list so they'll know who the delegates are or maybe they want the rest of the republican base to hear it so it will light a fire under their asses to be come delegates to combat it..IDk which maybe a combination or something entirely different.

I am glad it was said though because it'll lend credibility to him being in the race and having a good shot at winning.

That should bring more people to us.

I would say though, that we need to get more delegate positions.. especially important in the near future.. Even if we have to become delegates for the first round for someone else.. chances are, we're going to a brokered anyway. We'll know more after super Tuesday.

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Although I think John King is

Although I think John King is a D-Bag, I have more respect for him now.

What delegates are they counting?

By my count, the only definate allocation of delegates have been in the three primary states, NH, SC, and FL. I would think that Gingrich is second with his win in SC. Can we have a break down on how they are coming up with Paul in second? Sources please.

Tim Maitski
Atlanta real estate agent
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It's right

It's right here:


According to the Paul campaign, Ron is well positioned to win 50% of the delegates in Iowa, 75% in Minnesota, 50% in Colorado, and 75% in Maine. So what is likely to be the true delegate count once the caucus states select their national delegates?

Add together the bound delegates from New Hampshire, South Carolina, Florida, and Nevada, and extrapolate the caucus states' delegates using the Paul campaign's estimates and you get:

Total Delegates (IA, NH, SC, FL, NV, MN, CO, ME)
Romney: 93 (6, 7, 2, 50, 14, 2, 7, 5)
Paul: 82 (13, 3, 0, 0, 5, 28, 17, 16)
Gingrich: 29 (0, 0, 23, 0, 6, 0, 0, 0)
Santorum: 25 (6, 0, 0, 0, 3, 7, 9, 0)
Unpledged: 14 (3, 2, 0, 0, 0, 3, 3, 3)

*Unpledged includes Huntsman's delegates in NH as well as unbound party leader delegates in certain states.

Prof. William Greene

What does "absolute allocation of delegates" mean?

It surely doesn't mean someone's speculation.

Maybe some of the Nevada delegates were absolutely allocated and that along with the NH delegates gets Paul ahead of gingrich's SC delegates. I'd like to know exactly what he is referring to in order to be better prepared when talking to possible supporters. Otherwise it comes across as wishful thinking vs. Absolute facts.

Tim Maitski
Atlanta real estate agent
Atlanta real estate website

Just tell them he has a list

of the delegates that are supporting him in place. That works for me.

There are no guarantees what those un-pledged will do but they are supposed to be supporters.. we do have a good idea though.

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Very convincing

The good doctor was in a very good shape this time and kept radiating confidence, consistently. Very convincing.

Dr. Paul was

On time!


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Pass this around!

Well, the hits keep on coming.


Good video.

Straight Up President

How bad ass does RP come across here? The man is a PIMP!


Who side are YOU on?

"The man is a pimp"?! What kind of trash talk is that?


wonders if your older? I am 44 and pimpin is what everyone wants to be:) kewl RS now that you know your pimpin;)

Ron Paul 2016

It's street talk.

Means he's cool.

Ron Paul


.... at the end, you can can almost hearAnderson thinking:

.... how badly the CIA is freaking out right now about CNN admitting on-air that Ron Paul is second in delegates and has a chance of winning.

"Damage control mode"

On Fire!

Dr. Paul is on fire! I love it. He's answering the questions quickly and clearly. Awesome!