Ron Paul backers dominate Iowa GOP nominees for national conventionSubmitted by spacehabitats on Sat, 05/05/2012 - 16:36
Here is the Des Moines Register article describing the results of today's nominating committee meeting.
According to Mrs. Spacehabitats, this is a fairly accurate account. However it seems to imply that anyone who did not endorse some other candidate is automatically assumed to be a Ron Paul supporter. I know for a fact that this is NOT the case.
Everything happened under the eyes of the Register reporter, happened according to the rules, and seemed to proceed in a fairly amicable manner.
I guess that's what happens when those crazy Paulites "take over".
After the meeting the reporter stuck around and talked to my wife and Monte for quite a while. Mrs. S. pointed out that in years past, the socially conservative Iowa Christian Alliance had been a dominant force in the Iowa GOP with very little controversy or paranoia.
The Iowa caucuses have also routinely been "won" by candidates that did not go on to win the nomination. Delegates from Iowa also routinely would go to the RNC and voted for candidates that did NOT win the caucus straw poll.
But notice that the reporter says that the events of THIS year have reawakened the debate about Iowa's first in the nation status.
The only difference is that THIS year has seen the successes of the first legitimate grassroots political movement to surface in many years.
Apparently that is one thing that the Republican Party establishment can not tolerate.