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(Update iii: Here's the proof of abstaining) Doug Wead Joins Stossel In Predicting Something Big Next Week!

Here's a piece of what DW had to say.

Next Wednesday, May 9, 2012, will be an important day. I will be online that night at 9PM to talk with anyone who wants to join the discussion. Here is the link.

http://www.facebook.com/DougWeadOfficial

read the full blog: http://dougwead.wordpress.com/2012/05/04/ron-paul-how-many-d...

This combined with John Stossel TWICE this week saying Ron Paul was going to take off next week. Does this mean something big we don't know about yet or am I missing something? Reading too much into nothing? theories?

Edit:
DP post about jptv with link to video: http://www.dailypaul.com/230123/jon-stossel-on-pjtv-talking-...

DP post about hannity interview: http://www.dailypaul.com/230089/john-stossel-tells-hannity-r...

New REALITY CHECK, this could be it
http://www.fox19.com/story/18133202/reality-check-rnc-breaki...

UPDATE II: !!CHECK OUT THIS ADMISSION!! MSNBC CONFIRMS THE ABILITY TO ABSTAIN!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=flQ...

UPDATE III:
First, here is a 2008 article talking about the ability to abstain
http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2008/sep/07/paul-backers-giv...

Second, here is the rule about nomination: Rule 40(d)
(d) When at the close of a roll call any
candidate for nomination for President of the United
States or Vice President of the United States has
received a majority of the votes entitled to be cast in the
convention, the chairman of the convention shall
declare that the candidate has been nominated. [emphasis mine]
http://www.gop.com/images/legal/2008_RULES_Adopted.pdf

Thirdly, here is RRO rules on abstaining
Do abstention votes count?

Answer:
The phrase “abstention votes” is an oxymoron, an abstention being a refusal to vote. To abstain means to refrain from voting, and, as a consequence, there can be no such thing as an “abstention vote.”

In the usual situation, where either a majority vote or a two-thirds vote is required, abstentions have absolutely no effect on the outcome of the vote since what is required is either a majority or two thirds of the votes cast. On the other hand, if the vote required is a majority or two thirds of the members present, or a majority or two thirds of the entire membership, an abstention will have the same effect as a “no” vote. Even in such a case, however, an abstention is not a vote and is not counted as a vote. [RONR (11th ed.), p. 400, ll. 7-12; p. 401, ll. 8-11; p. 403, ll. 13-24; see also p. 66 of RONRIB.
http://www.robertsrules.com/faq.html#6
This means that every abstain is one FULL vote removed from Romney he MUST have 1154 votes to get nomination. [edit to fix #required]

Fourth, here is the preamble of the The Rules of the Republican Party stating that the current rules are in effect until the convention
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the
following be and hereby are adopted as The Rules of
the Republican Party
, composed of the rules for the
election and government of the Republican National
Committee until the next national convention, the
rules under which delegates and alternate delegates
shall be allotted to the respective states in the next
national convention, and the rules under which such
delegates and alternate delegates shall be elected and
under which contests shall be considered, and the rules
of business of this national convention.
http://www.gop.com/images/legal/2008_RULES_Adopted.pdf

It gets a BIT more confusing when it comes down to the Rules committee and what they can do, but there will be months to finish that research(too tired right now to work it out) as those things can't happen until the delegates are all chosen. :) Please everyone keep this post on the top via comments all day so that people will have a chance to view this information, i've been up all night doing this and need sleep... 2 finals tomorrow :) good day all!

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Tom Davis

Was a good endorsement and he is a great guy. I don't really care if it wasn't news worthy. We have some new allies in the ranks. Senator Davis would be an excellent replacement of Lindsey Graham. Just think how awesome it would be to remove one of the worst neocons in the senate with a liberty minded free market guy?

"Taking off??"

...Could Newt have been serious about making him the Ambassador to Moonlandia?

jk...

"Truth is an absolute defense to the charge of paranoia."

haha, yeah the sad thing is

haha, yeah the sad thing is im sure we'll have a moon colony in my life time, but it will be privately funded for sure. i must admit i kinda like the name moonlandia, you gotta say it with 'the most interesting man in the world's voice and emphasize land, nice ring to it LOL

I'm like a little kid waiting for Christmas! Anticipation!

What do you think of John Stossel as Press Secretary? He wouldn't take any crap from the media because he's been in media all of his adult life! He knows how to stop their spin.

Stossel is hard not to like

Stossel is hard not to like no matter who you are. He's like the Bill Nye of politics.

yeah, a couple good options for PS

John Stossel would be good, but DWead might make a good one also.

Segway

I hope the hype does not turn out to be like the Segway.

I'm not sure what the Segway

I'm not sure what the Segway is, but with John Stossel saying it, I'm pretty excited. If it was just Doug Wead, I wouldn't think much of it because he's part of the campaign and that's their job, but John Stossel's future exists solely on the reliability of his words. I think it will be huge, but the people expecting a big anti-Romney move to steal the nomination will likely be disappointed.

me too unfortunately

me too unfortunately

im with you, im keen on

im with you, im keen on staying level headed about this, but i find it odd that these types of things would happen now together like this, and with rumors of things going on the scenes and impending lawsuits and frauds, i feel something building that i can't blame on excitement

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· West Virginia Republican Primary, 31 Delegates
· North Carolina Republican Primary, 55 Delegates

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yeah, at this point, im not

yeah, at this point, im not sure primaries are good things unless something else major happens, i guess if RP could SWEEP the states it would be big enough, but unless you have some data i don't im not going to count on that...

link?

do you have links of the Stossel comments?

one of them is on hannity

one of them is on hannity radio and i can't retrieve that.. but jptv is the other one, in this one he says it a bit jokingly but why repeat it on hannity, and i still havent heard the hannity but other posts on DP have talked about it, here ya go

DP post about jptv with link to video: http://www.dailypaul.com/230123/jon-stossel-on-pjtv-talking-...

DP post about hannity interview: http://www.dailypaul.com/230089/john-stossel-tells-hannity-r...