The National Convention Is The Ultimate Ruling Body. Bound Delegates Can Be Unbound.Submitted by joeinmo on Sun, 04/22/2012 - 19:09
DPers, I see people here that really don't understand the fact that a convention is the ultimate controlling body on any rules that were placed beforehand to control the convention. As a matter of fact, the body of the convention normally approves the rules governing the convention as one of the convention's first acts of business.
What does this mean to you and I, it means that if enough Paul delegates, bound, unbound, stealth, whatever, vote to make it a rule that no state shall allow bound delegates to vote, then guess what they can't.
Some of these rule take a 50% + 1 majority to pass, others take a 2/3 majority.
The reason why Constitutional Scholars always say it's best NOT to have a Constitutional Convention for the United States, is because once you start the convention, anything can happen, like re-writing the U.S. Constitution.
The bottom line is that ultimately the people rule, not rules written down on a piece of paper.
So YES we want Paul unbound, bound, stealth and even like-minded Santorum and Gingrich supporters too.