Archaic GOP rules versus the Internet and Ron Paul - Has Paul figured out a loophole in the nomination process?Submitted by joeinmo on Sat, 04/28/2012 - 18:52
The establishment candidates for the GOP and Democrat parties have everything going for them. They have entrenched party leaders, they have rules figured that help rig elections, they have television, they have talk radio, they have newspapers (although almost dead), they even popular organization like the National Rifle Association and The National Right to Life that are bought, paid for and ran by GOP big wigs.
What don't they have, you ask? The Internet and about 8 million hard core patriots.
GOP Primary and Caucus rules are created in the way they are to control the outcome. Why Iowa and New Hampshire first? small population states that are easy to control by the various media outlets and establishment leadership. Why are there certain states the go first and why do the big states go last? - Control is the answer.
Rules about bound, unbound, uncommitted, committed delegates, caucus rules, primary etc.
So the word out is that Romney is the official wannabe GOP nominee by the media. In the past without the advent of the Internet, the other campaigns would have quit with really no reason to fight back.
Not Paul, he figured out a loophole.
While its true, that bound delegates have to vote for the candidate they are bound until after the first vote, after reading state party rules, the one thing that really sticks out is that none of these states forbids abstaining.
Abstaining is NOT voting at all, so no rules are broken, you just didn't vote. Normally in the past, there would be no reason to fear a few delegates abstaining. The system was so rigged that there never would have reached the amount of delegates that Ron Paul is getting that could abstain, and all those delegates not voting will be enough for Romney not to reach the needed number of delegates to receive the nomination. The only reason this is possible is that the Internet brings like-minded patriots together to understand the system better and to push each other to vote. Meanwhile, the stuffy old GOP system is breaking down state by state and caving in to patriotic Paul leadership everywhere.
One other huge possibility that I am sure the old guard never thought of, if there are enough Paul delegates, bound for Romney, Santorum, etc., including all the Paul actual delegates, then there is a chance that the rules at the convention can be made to unbind all delegates before the first vote. Although this is a long shot because of the number of delegates needed, it's not impossible.
Keep it going everyone.