Very Important! RON PAUL DELEGATES - Be Careful when choosing your slate of delegates to the STATE conventions.Submitted by pawnstorm12 on Fri, 03/16/2012 - 06:36
I am RePosting this from the original by GCN3030.
This is so important, that not knowing it cost Ron Paul the Virgin Island delegate count. Even though he won the straw poll.
AND IT COULD COST US ALL at our state conventions.
Not knowing the following information could KILL US.
Here is the original post which was a reply by GCN3030 to an an earlier post (on front page) titled "Delegate prep meeting for WA leg. district 2 for the County Convention is PACKED!"
Here is the all important post submitted by GCN3030 on Thu, 03/15/2012 - 19:12:
You don't want to run more Ron Paul supporters as delegate candidates than there are spots available.
We did that in Virgin Islands and lost the delegate battle even though we won the straw poll because we spread our votes too thin.
Make sure you coordinate with the campaign and your local precinct delegates you must know who to vote for it is imperative that we organize together to succeed.
So basically, if you have x amount of delegate spots available, and you have x + MORE Ron Paul supporters running as delegates, then you spread yourself too thin and take the chance that NO ONE RON PAUL DELEGATE NOMINEE gets enough votes to get a delegate spot.
TOO MANY PEOPLE I have spoken with (who want to be delegates in my district) DON'T UNDERSTAND THIS.
I am a delegate and would love to go all the way to my state level, but I am willing to DROP OUT if we have enough other Ron Paul delegates running.
For example, in my district in Washington State, we have 15 delegate spots available to go to the state convention in Tacoma.
Therefore, WE IDEALLY WANT ONLY 15 DELEGATES RUNNING - NO MORE.
Then when it's time for alternates, the SAME THING applies.
Even though this seems anti-intuitive and hard to understand, believe me IT IS TRUE.
We must get this out before the district caucuses begin in all the states. Some have already started.
Again - I can't stress the importance of this concept.
In our excitement to all want to be delegates, this can be overlooked and HURT OUR CAUSE.
This principle actually applies AT ALL LEVELS of the caucus process - Even at the precinct level.