LV Sun Polemicist Jon Ralston: "Bloodless Mind of the GOP vs. the Passionate Heart (of the R3VOLution)"Submitted by AnCapMercenary on Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:40
A hilarious, but nevertheless mostly true-ish verbal laughtrack from the delightfully not-too-tolerable Vegas scribe Jon Ralston:
Sunday, May 6, 2012 | 10:22 a.m.
SPARKS — How fitting that at a place called the Nugget, supporters of the man who loves the gold standard made their voices heard as the state Republican Party put on a show that was entertaining, empty and ephemeral.
If the Ron Paul delegates were panning for credibility, they had a jackpot’s worth this weekend, imposing their will on the election of two seats on the national committee and on the delegation entrusted with wearing funny hats and waving colorful signs in Tampa, Fla. By erasing the two Establishment members of the Romney National Committee and having the discipline and numbers to get 22 of 25 eligible national delegates, the Paul forces showed they knew how to exploit the rules and subvert Romney’s overwhelming win at the February caucuses.
Even if they are destined to strike political pyrite in August, the Paul folks exposed here what is happening everywhere within the GOP — a RNC trying desperately to excite a base for an unexciting presumptive nominee while not alienating the hordes of Paulites who want ... something.
From their more fairer writer:
Delegates to national GOP convention must vote in first round according to caucus results but are free to vote for others if there is a second round
Sunday, May 6, 2012 | 9:38 a.m.
Republican presidential hopeful Ron Paul succeeded in capturing the majority of Nevada's national delegates early Sunday, overwhelming likely nominee Mitt Romney with an organized contingent who easily took control of the state convention.
Although Republican rules require national delegates to vote according to the results of the Feb. 4 caucuses-- which Romney won with 50 percent of the vote-- 22 of the actual people going to the national convention in Tampa, Fla. are Paul loyalists.
Nevada delegates are bound by the caucus results on the first round of balloting in Tampa, but in the unlikely event of a second round of balloting, they can vote for their favored candidate.