Delegate strategy can win, but we must generate the delegates in remaining primaries!Submitted by paulreverepeterson on Wed, 05/09/2012 - 07:29
The May 8th Republican Primary elections are teaching moments. Notice how up until now Romney generally did not win by a majority. Now that Santorum's out of the race, I'd hoped that there'd be a better split between RP and MR, but there's not. The media's driving the formerly non-Romney vote away from RP like cattle to the slaughterhouse. We must stop this. Why? Because popular majorities in the remaining primary states will give Romney the 1144+ clinch-count he needs. It also lessens the margin of error the RP campaign will have during the convention.
The delegate strategy will work since that's the real election; however, we must first generate the delegates in the remaining primary states. In terms of our strategy, these states are still in play. The remainder of the country doesn't think so, and is therefore not paying attention. Point of order: This produces low voter turnout. While RP people have been heroes turning out for delegate conventions, RP voters have been staying home, and evidently, RP precinct activists haven't been convincing non-Romney voters to go to RP NOT Mitt Romney. So this is what I propose...
Ron Paul activists and delegate-wanna-be's need to get out there and knock on doors, convincing non-Romney voters to vote Ron Paul instead of accepting the lesser of two evils. Remember, it was not long ago that the battle cry within the "anyone but Obama" was also qualified with "anyone but Romney"! We need to keep that sentiment alive and convince them RP is their man.
OK, so how do you spot a non-Romney voter? Team up with TEA parties that are not compromised with GOP operatives. Use 9/12 Project groups and other conservative patriot groups. Use previous primary voter records to identify those who voted anti-establishment GOP last time. And yes, even possibly get with the Dems in open primary states to crossover. Lastly, ask questions of people before letting them know who you are. I'm sure with a couple well placed questions at the door, you can tell who's going to be open to the conversation and who is already a GOP establishment zombie.
If you agree with this, please pass it along your personal RP networks. Let's get this out there for the states that still matter while there's still time. These states are:
5/15/2012 - Nebraska, Oregon
5/22/2012 - Arkansas, Kentucky
5/29 - Texas
6/5 - California, Montana, NJ, New Mexico, South Dakota
6/26 - Utah
The closer it is to the Republican Convention in Tampa, the less time county delegates will have to prepare to dominate their local and state conventions. Better to try and win these states with the popular vote. Remember, if Romney wins a majority in the first round of voting in Tampa, all is lost!