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Jack Hunter: Louisiana Win Edges Paul Closer to Getting Name in Nomination

Ron Paul’s sweeping victory in Saturday’s Republican Party caucuses in Louisiana was the latest in a series of guerilla caucus-state coups by the outsider campaign that may ultimately give him command of enough state delegations to place his name in nomination at the national convention in Tampa. The struggle to wrest control of the Louisiana delegation could also make the party’s June 2 state convention in Shreveport, at which the delegates to the national convention will be chosen, an interesting affair.

Saturday’s results, in which delegates backing the Texas congressman won all the spots in four of the state’s six new congressional districts, vindicated the campaign’s decision to largely forego the high-profile, low-stakes March 24 primary for the low-profile, higher-stakes caucuses. The Paul victory also confounded a state party that had devised a system for electing delegates to the 2012 convention so complicated it seemed designed to keep power in the hands of party insiders.

“Well, the cat is out of the bag,” Doug Wead, a senior adviser to the Paul campaign wrote on his blog after Saturday’s results were in. “Another state, another unseen victory for the Texas congressman. And, it should be noted, another embarrassment for the apparent nominee, former Governor Mitt Romney. Now, the question is this. How many other states have their own surprises coming?”

The Louisiana result comes amid strong showings by the Paul campaign in the sometimes still ongoing delegate selection processes in Iowa, Minnesota, Washington State, Alaska and even Mitt Romney’s home state of Massachusetts.

Under party rules, a candidate for president “shall demonstrate the support of a plurality of the delegates from each of five or more states, severally, prior to the presentation of the name of that candidate for nomination.”

The Paul campaign would appear to be on the cusp of reaching that threshold.

Source: Ron Paul 2012




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Who Wrote This?

If this was written by Jack Hunter, 1. why doesn't he have a byline? (The name in the title could simply be to show who is being quoted in the headline.)

2. If he did write the whole thing, then why is the whole thing copied here in violation of his copyright?

3. It looks like the whole thing was written by legalizeliberty with quotes in the body from others (except for "source" at the end).

Writers deserve credit, and respect of their copyrights, and that's true, even if the writer doesn't mind being used.

The reason Jack writes for the campaign is to bring traffic to their website. This post makes that ineffective.

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YES!

Finally an article with some hope:

...give him command of enough state delegations to place his name in nomination at the national convention in Tampa.

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Missouri

There is no mention of Missouri in this article. I heard Ron Paul is in position for a 20 out of 40 delegate claim in that state. Does anyone know if Missouri is looking like a plurality for RP?

Missouri

I think so

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Can someone confirm this for me

I hear that we lost MO delegates b/c Romney and Santorum people joined forces....

Does anyone know for sure?

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Yes

That is indeed accurate for Missouri Congressional District conventions. Santorum's delegates were intimidated by Goldman Sachs lawyers and we got hurt as a result.

Missouri state convention hasn't happened yet though, and we're hoping to make up for these losses there. We urgently need to exploit anti-Romney sentiment among Santorum delegates for that to happen though.

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No.

Paul has a minimum of 20, and possibly sleepers in the other 20.

Bump!

Thank You Jack!:)!!!

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Thank you Michael Nystrom for front paging this.
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confounded the state party :)

Love this part:

The Paul victory also confounded a state party that had devised a system for electing delegates to the 2012 convention so complicated it seemed designed to keep power in the hands of party insiders.

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This post deserves some attention.

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