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AP : St. Charles County Do - Over Backs Paul

AP : St. Charles County Do - Over Backs Paul

ST. CHARLES, Mo. — On the day Rick Santorum dropped out of the presidential race, it was Ron Paul — not presumptive front-runner Mitt Romney — who stole the show at the do-over Republican caucus in one of Missouri's largest and most conservative counties.

St. Charles County Republicans reconvened Tuesday, weeks after the initial caucus was canceled amid rules disputes and claims of favoritism. This time, things went more smoothly at the gathering of about 900 voters inside the St. Charles Convention Center. There were plenty of disagreements, some jeering, some booing, some heated comments. But unlike the March 17 caucus, the event never dissolved into chaos.

One thing remained the same: Despite his front-runner status, Romney still failed to generate much support. Instead, slates of Paul supporters were picked for 2nd and 3rd District congressional caucuses later this month (the county straddles the two districts) and the statewide GOP convention in June. Even a late attempt by Santorum and Romney supporters to align fell short of topping Paul.

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The Washington Post chimes in: Ron Paul matters more...

Can even the Washington Post come late to the Ron Paul party?

There’s virtually no evidence that Gingrich retains any significant constituency within the GOP or will play an influential role in the presidential race as it moves to its general election phase.

In fact, there is a case to be made that Gingrich matters far less in the contest than Texas Rep. Ron Paul.

  • In the last two major primaries — Illinois and Wisconsin — Paul has finished third, Gingrich fourth.
  • As of the end of February, Paul had raised $35 million for his 2012 campaign. Gingrich had raised $20 million.
  • Paul’s ideas on domestic policy — distrust of the Federal Reserve, dire warnings about the massive debt being run up by the government — have clearly influenced the rhetoric (and thinking) of the GOP. Gingrich’s most notable contribution — idea-wise — to the race thus far is his call for $2.50 gas. While that might be a smart strategy, it’s more a goal than an idea.

Based on those three points alone, the Paul-ites could argue their man [Ron Paul] has been a bigger force in the direction of the race that Gingrich...

But, when it comes to the future of the contest, it’s hard to dispute that [Ron] Paul matters more than Gingrich. As we have written before, Paul has a group of supporters whose ardor for his message is far greater than any other candidate can boast. Not only that, but Paul’s backers are loyal first and foremost to Paul — not to the Republican party. And that’s what makes Paul potentially influential as the race moves forward.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/post/why-ron-pau... Washington Post, April 9, 2012.

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Strange

The A.P. is owned by the Rothschilds.

Rothschild -> Reuters -> AP

Cascade of ownership.

Printer-That-Be (PTB) -> News Press-That-Be (PTB) -> Associated Press-That-Be (PTB)

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I am so grateful to you who made it so!

I imagine this will mean a lot to Ron Paul - a very sweet victory. :)

Oh, MAN..look at that pic!! I

Oh, MAN..look at that pic!! I mean..can ya BE more prepared than that? WOW!!

Ron Paul Sweeps St. Charles County Caucus Redo »

Ron Paul Sweeps St. Charles County Caucus Redo St. Charles Patch news.

Breaking:
Ron Paul Sweeps St. Charles County Caucus Redo

Photo: http://p.twimg.com/AqKAaCwCIAAzWR4.jpg

[Ron] Paul wins 59 delegates in Second Congressional District, 88 delegates in Third Congressional District.
By Kalen Ponche April 10, 2012

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Oh my! St. Charles Patch news overwhelmed by Ron Paul victory!

Overwhelming the local news web site... St Charles Patch news site reports Ron Paul victory, then suddenly....

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Breaking news that broke the Patch web server. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

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I love that guy's sign!!

welcoming Santorum supporters!

Debbie

This must be the 24/7 group.

Good to know we are all in this together.

beephree

Another site publishes AP admission of victory. Ron Paul wins!

St. Charles County do-over caucus backs Paul New Orleans, Louisiana News
April 10, 2012, 11:06 p.m. CDT AP

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) — On the day Rick Santorum dropped out of the presidential race, it was Ron Paul — not presumptive front-runner Mitt Romney — who stole the show at the do-over Republican caucus in one of Missouri's largest and most conservative counties.

St. Charles County Republicans reconvened Tuesday, weeks after the initial caucus was canceled after descending into chaos amid rules disputes and claims of favoritism.

Things went more smoothly Tuesday. There were plenty of disagreements, but things never turned chaotic.

It was Paul, not Romney, who drew support of the St. Charles County caucus-goers. Slates of Paul supporters were picked for congressional district caucuses later this month and the statewide GOP convention in June.

The caucus began just hours after Santorum announced he was suspending his campaign.

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Middle of the night bump

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Excellent Article about St. Charles

Wow, the AP had a reporter and a photographer there!

Love the source; from Romney's stronghold, the Deseret News is out of Salt Lake City, Utah!

Thanks for posting, I can now go to bed and sleep well!

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Ditto!!

Sweet dreams!

Debbie