Doug Wead, Jesse Benton & Brian Doherty's Take on Super Tuesday [Video + Articles]Submitted by AnCapMercenary on Thu, 03/08/2012 - 08:33
Brian Doherty, one of the few good guys at Reason Magazine, and the author of soon to released (May 15, 2012) semi-authorized biography of Dr. Paul, Ron Paul's rEVOLution: The Man and the Movement He Inspired on RT America to discuss his take on the direction of the Campaign, and what Super Tuesday really means in grand scheme of things:
Super Tuesday's role on the GOP race
Super Tuesday came and went, but despite the media hype it was a letdown to many. Mitt Romney received 415 delegates and came in first place while Rick Santorum came in second with 176 delegates. As for Ron Paul there were high hopes for a win, but the Texas congressman didn't win a single state. Paul insists, however, that he will continue on the road to the White House. Brian Doherty, a senior editor for Reason Magazine, joins us to analyze what's next for Ron Paul.
Now it is my personal contention that there are more people imprisoned and killed in America by the State on far more shoddy evidence than the prima facie evidence available to convict almost every caucus & primary contest we had, of election/vote/voter fraud.
It's been happening EVERYWHERE, any time the name "Ronald Ernest Paul" is on the ballot!
At this point, it would be damn near correct to assume that all election night results are by default, FRAUDULENT, and the GOP is guilty of manipulation, until proven otherwise.
When it quacks like one, walks like one, it's a MF'ng FRAUD! Period!
Can't believe the official campaign isn't positing it at all the ubiquitous occurrence of shenanigans, in all cacucuses and primaries, and are simply left "scratching their heads" as to why thousands attending rallies don't translate into votes?
I hope they were just saying that to let the GOP RINO bastards think they're winning so we can game that at their own game for a WIN!
Though realistically and technically, GOP primaries and caucuses are internal private party matter, even though I'm sure the case could be made that since primaries involve tax dollars it can fall under each state's AG or the local DA's jurisdiction.
That said, lawsuits are, in the aggregate, are pointless and unfruitful as they're costly and take more than 5 & 8 months (5 till Tampa, 8 till November general elections) to sort through. Especially when chances are we practically own the delegate process; we're gonna 'game' their own system, if the anecdotal reports hold true even though I have no illusions that GOP will do everything possible to make sure RP and r3VOL are disenfranchised, as just one recent OK r3VOL YouTube of the delegate process confirmed.
But as demonstrated in Washington when WA GOP Chair Sotelo tried to pull a fast one, the official campaign sent out a letter from their attorney on retainer warning them that they'll face legal liabilities, proving they will expand the funds for legal remedies as they're needed. So that clarified a few worries.
Still, I would like to see them clear the air on MSM a bit more aggressively. But suppose we'll just see how the campaign will lead on this, for now.
Doug Wead is interviewed briefly on his assessment of what happened on Super Tuesday. But his long term outlook is sound!
By JAMES HOHMANN | 3/7/12 4:09 PM EST Updated: 3/8/12 6:19 AM EST
BOISE, Idaho — Ron Paul’s top strategists are confused and frustrated that the wild enthusiasm they see at their campaign rallies and events is not translating into votes.
Thousands turned out to see the Texas congressman at events in Alaska, Idaho and North Dakota in the days before Super Tuesday... gap between dreams and reality came to a head during a Wednesday morning conference call for senior staff when the discussion turned to why the campaign keeps underperforming its own forecasts.
“They count the numbers and then they count the votes,” said Doug Wead, a Paul senior adviser who was on the call. “Did they get overconfident? … We’re digesting that.”
Despite his lack of success, Paul is unlikely to get out of the race anytime soon. He often says he is leading a “movement” and his campaign is concentrated on amassing delegates rather than winning the nomination, though the two are not mutually exclusive...
Jesse Benton is interviewed by NPR on his assessment of what happened on Super Tuesday:
by Liz Halloran | March 7, 2012
Texas Rep. Ron Paul hasn't won any of the 23 Republican presidential primaries or caucuses already in the 2012 history books.
He's captured only 29 delegates, just 5 percent of those awarded in contests to date. (Front-runner Mitt Romney has 340 committed delegates, 58 percent of those officially allotted, according to NPR calculations.)
And on Super Tuesday, Paul's caucus strategy took a hit in North Dakota, where he had staked time, hope and money, and where Rick Santorum pulled out a win...