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BREAKING: Santorum Directs WA Team to Form Coalition w/ Paul Supporters

From the Seattle Times:

The latest twist: Rick Santorum's campaign is teaming up with Ron Paul supporters in an effort to deny Romney delegates, apparently at the direction of Santorum himself.

The strategy has alarmed some top GOP officials who fear it will crack party unity and lead to a nasty scene at the state convention in a couple months. It has also angered some grassroots Santorum supporters.

In an email to Santorum supporters Thursday, state volunteer coordinator Graden Neal laid out the plan:

"Last night, the Washington State Rick Santorum leadership had a conference call with a special guest, the Senator himself. We were surprised and honored that Rick Santorum himself came on our call to help give us direction. And the Senator didn't mince words. In order for us to win the nomination in Tampa in August, we must deny Romney delegates to that convention. If the frontrunner, Romney receives 1,144 delegates before the national convention, it is all over for our campaign. That is the reason why the Senator himself directed us to coalition with the Ron Paul delegates to deny Romney any state delegates."

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Cyril's picture

Lol

3 down votes (including my self-inflicted one) ?

I guess I didn't get the point. At all.

But that's fine!

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im going to go ahead and vote you up 1+

I never use the vote-up/down thingie and im worried it'll jam when I need to use it sometime. Basically its a "test up+" (i remember just cleaning it once and it went off and I accidentally voted up a UFO thread)

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I don't care (about my own votes), really

Was just teasing, lol :)

I do vote up (and very rarely down) per this, though :

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haha I know you were being cute ^^

I was just playing along lol

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Hmph

:)

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"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

The strategy has alarmed some

The strategy has alarmed some top GOP officials who fear it will crack party unity...

Party unity? haha What world are these people living in? Romney the Chosen cant even seem to gain any and take an unassailable lead.

To climb the mountain, you must believe you can.

It could be a trap

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This is Good. Lets Play Along.

Maybe when Santorum drops out then he will endorse Ron Paul.

hthomas

DELEGATES PLEASE BE CAREFUL -

this is great news IF we could trust them blindly. However, I fear this may be an underhanded plot by the GOP to screw us over in the end. The GOP is getting desperate and will try ANYTHING to deny Dr. Paul his nomination. Let's not forget that Santorum is the one that said "sometimes you gotta take one for the team". We didn't come this far to get screwed over. PLEASE BE CAREFUL!

sure better than him teaming with romney!

brokered convention here we come!!!

Great news, finally talk of a coalition w/ other conservatives

and NOT Romney. Get that creep Romney out of your lives!!! He is the most offensive candidate with dangerous intentions. Newt, Perry, Palin, and Santorum are not your enemies.

Stop Obamney 2012!!!

jj

The number of downvotes on your comment shows a level

of ignorance that is revolting. Paul supporters everywhere need to realize that we are NOT goig to be able to take this to the convention if we don't team up with Gingrich and Santorum to TAKE ROMNEY DOWN!!! If Romney wins this outright, IT'S OVER!!!

Thank you for agreeing....

whew.

i don't know about others that downvoted, but i am on the anti-obamney bandwagon.

jj

Bump

I like that, anti-obamney.

This could lead to sabotage...

They may want to put their delegates in places where we would have put ours.

Be very careful with this, and be sure we always have more of our people than theirs.

"If the frontrunner, Romney

"If the frontrunner, Romney receives 1,144 delegates before the national convention, it is all over for our campaign." !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We must find a way to ensure a brokered convention, the GOP is about to start to coalesce around Romney and try their hardest to shut this race up before Tampa! They ARE thinking one step ahead of us right now, and if we allow them to shut us out, we lose!

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Missouri

taught Santorum a lesson. All campaigns must starve Romney out.

i agree

if the gop is going to cheat of the romney campaign then what reason do santorum and gingrich have to to join with paul...we all hate romney together..

This is something that has to happen

in more states. Romney will likely wipe the floor in April (the northeast + PA are in April). The biggest danger as of today for the delegate strategy not to work is Romney locking it up before the convention. This has to happen ALL OVER WA, we already know that there is a concerted effort by Romney in WA to trick Santorum people against RP delegates, we can't let that happen.

We can also shut out Romney delegates in CO, ND, AK and MN if we ally with Santorum.

May doesn't look good for Romney so in those states we can ally with his people vs Santorum, the important thing is to make sure this gets to the convention.

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It would also help if some

It would also help if some Paul supporters could pose as Santorum supporters and get those slots!

Interesting...

I have to say that this could quite definitely work to our advantage in more than one way. Especially if we can get other Santorum groups to slide like that in other states.

Matthew 10:16

Yes

This is the way. It should be done wherever possible.

Playing with fire.

I can imagine no worse outcome than Santorum becoming POTUS. One assumes he could not beat Obama. But a lot of things can happen between now and then. Obama might be disgraced somehow. Or he could go all Bush crazy in Iran and drive gasoline to $10 a gallon. It could happen.

Still. If the - what? - "disunity ticket" gives RP a lot of delegates, go for it. I think. Maybe. Perhaps the Ron Paul people should contact the campaign and ask.

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Delegates Be Nice

It's so important to be nice to everyone, all the delegates. They have many and varied reasons for voting, and these may certainly include how they are treated.

There may come a time during the convention(s) when the vote hinges on how delegates for other candidates feel about delegates for Ron Paul or another candidate.

What do you think? http://consequeries.com/

one of the best posts in this thread, IMissLiberty

You are absolutely correct. Many Santorum delegates got to know us this past couple of days and found that we are actually pretty nice people, contrary to the rumors. :-) Turns out they're mostly not too bad either. This kind of interaction is IMO a significant positive development and I don't see a downside to it (yet).

They also got a close-up look at how organized we are. Yeah, we're pulling all-nighters and getting a bit bug-eyed here and there, but we are miles ahead of most everyone else in this circus.

Oh, BTW, the newspaper article about this was mostly correct, but my view of it is somewhat different than the article depicts. As always, don't trust what you get from mass media without confirming every detail first.

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Politics makes for strange

Politics makes for strange bedfellows...if that means sleeping with Santorum, so be it. I've lost my political virginity long ago...

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Happens all the time

Doug Wead has said numerous times that this kinda stuff happens ALL the time and is based on a state-to-state basis. Why these deals aren't news stories is beyond me and is probably a giant clue as to how fake the MSM really is. Imagine them trying to explain these deals to the general public... It doesn't fit the narrative that they have written themselves so they don't cover it. 24/7 news programs have done more to damage this country than almost anything else.

Hope you've got protection

It is a hard sell to get in bed with Santorum on it. Hold your nose.

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