Ron Paul RNC DelegatesSubmitted by paceme on Mon, 04/30/2012 - 14:52
I was going to make a spreadsheet with real delegate totals, but after reading the comments I have to accept that the Ron Paul campaign has the numbers, and knows what to do with them, and it could be dangerous in anyone else's campaign. Now I'm just wondering whether everyone thinks they will publish them at the right moment in May or June to try to sway public opinion in Paul's favor so he can win a few primaries... or if they will just hold on to them so it's a BIG surprise at the convention. So, which will it be? Publicity or Surprise?
I started the spreadsheet, then took it down. I do appreciate not being in the negative for down-votes, and that your will was made known in the comments section. I hope everyone sees my previous posts and that I personally am a Liberty Soldier, and would not betray the cause. I understand the danger more fully now, though I hope we can see the day where nobody has to keep good news a secret. Let's build that future!
While it's becoming more clear to us at the Daily Paul that Romney is not the presumptive nominee (over 1000 DP members pledge to NEVER endorse Romney), the opposite is true of the rest of Republicans. However, even with Romney's increasing acceptance, he's not really becoming more popular. Some of the same Perry/Cain/Bachmann/Santorum/Gingrich Republicans that waited until "the very end" to join Romney would jump off him in a second if a stronger candidate came into view. The only reason Paul has not been accepted as a stronger candidate is because it's never been even considered whether he was or not. If the only goal of Republicans is to oust Obama, then they should look to the candidate who won 60% of the independent vote in swing-state Virginia versus Romney's 40%. Ron Paul as GOP nominee would restore the party, by delivering not just the safe red states, but nearly all the swing states and some of the leaning blue states. It will be a truly Harding-esque slaughter. Like Odysseus coming home from 20 years of war and wandering to find thieves in his house. He'll enter the RNC as a beggar, then perform a feat of such awe and magnitude that everyone will have to accept that he is the dark horse, he is the nominee and not just that, but a prophet in our day... if we want that to happen. :)
Only 22 states/territories have finished selecting delegates, so let's get those in there first. Then there are another 22 that have done popular votes and selected maybe some but not yet all delegates, and then another 13 that have not even started anything at all.