'Ron Paul Wins Washington, On Track to Be Nominated at 2012 GOP Convention'Submitted by Ty_bow95 on Wed, 04/25/2012 - 09:58
I know this article is written pretty optimistically in favor of Dr. Paul, but still! I loved seeing the headline and reading an article in favor of him. It's very encouraging and makes me not want to lose hope!
by Chris Miles | PolicyMic
April 25, 2012
The Ron Paul “delegate strategy” seems to be working. And he could very well be nominated at the Republican National Convention in Tampa in late summer.
The Texas libertarian has based his entire 2012 presidential campaign on the ability to win over state delegates — rather than winning the popular vote. To do this, Paul has utilized an extensive grassroots campaign network to influence local officials, who in turn would influence the higher-up officials. Until recently, this strategy had shown only limited results: the ground-level Paul delegates had not been able to immediately influence the wider state delegate situation. Now, though, caucus states like Washington, Minnesota, and Iowa — each with a complicated system of “bound” and “unbound” delegates — are nominating their delegates to the GOP national convention in Tampa. And the Paul ground game is starting to work, but with some institutional backlash.
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