Account of an Iowa county conventionSubmitted by Shawker on Sat, 03/10/2012 - 21:35
It's a Ron Paul world, and we all just live in it.
The Story County Republican convention was a longer affair than Tara's convention, because of a phenomena I call, "invasion of the Paul people!"
To review: the Iowa caucus is basically a statewide straw poll. Despite the results, delegates go to the district and state convention and vote for their own personal favorite for president.
If there are TWO things at which Ron Paul supporters excel, it is winning online polls and showing up for stuff. And since the world is run by people who show up, the Paul campaign is attempting to get as many delegates elected to the state convention as possible...thus winning the official Iowa delegate count despite the fact that Santorum and Romney finished first and second in the Iowa caucus, respectively.