Clark County GOP fails to fill its slate of delegatesSubmitted by ConsistencyCounts on Sun, 04/01/2012 - 03:06
"The blame was placed on Ron Paul supporters."
Kind of says it all.
What isn't said in the article is that there were numerous delays that the attendees had no control over relating to the setup of the registration process as well as failing printers and equipment. But of course having vigorous involvement and discussion is clearly Ron Paul's fault.
"More than 1,400 people showed up, but only about 150 stayed until the end."
Part of the problem is obvious. These party conventions are not made for real discussion but to give people the impression that they are involved somehow in party politics. After all, what else could people be expected to do if the nominee is typically chosen for them before these conventions even happen?
The Republican Party seems out of touch with what priorities the citizens of the United States need. Not that the Democrats are any better, but I really long for a day when we can be proud of the candidates for standing up for the important issues of the day rather than designing their plans on a day to day basis using a child's toy.