For the removal of any doubt Jesse BentonSubmitted by Ian56 on Wed, 05/16/2012 - 05:23
A leader is supposed to rally and rouse his troops and you did not.
Your comments were so downbeat and disheartening and nowhere near true.
You did irreperable harm to the campaign and Ron Paul fans will never trust you again, whatever your motives.
So if you are truly a fan of Ron Paul you should recuse yourself immediately from your position and let someone who does have the trust of the grassroots take over.
And if you are not truly a fan of Ron Paul and do not recuse yourself, Ron Paul must fire you immediately - even if you are a relative.
You will never have the trust of grassroots again. You must go and go now.
We need someone who can motivate and inspire people as campaign manager. Not someone being defeatist.
This thing is far from over and for Romney there is many a slip betwixt cup and lip. He is an extremely weak candidate.
Romney does only need about 200 more delegates plus the delegates that can be taken away at State Conventions and there have been rather a lot of them in the last 4 Conventions.
Romney has fraud implications overhanging him - Allen Stanford and possibly Herzog.
Romney is so far behind in the electoral college maps that he can't possibly win. Even Karl Rove has the same projected result as I on current polls. Obama 341 Romney 191.
Romney's plans to spend hundreds of billions more on weaponry will turn Independents off in their droves (even Republicans when told of the current military budget want 18% cuts to "defense" spending).
According to latest opinion polls there is only a 27% approval rating for the continuation of the Afghan war. I.E. GOP and nobody else.
Indie's will also get turned off by GOP Establishment elections antics to get Romney nominated.
Maddow ran a piece on it yesterday. More will be made of it.
If they cannot run their own election fair and square, why should we trust them to run the country.
There is even the question of whether Romney would obtain Security Clearance even if elected POTUS, due to all his dodgy business acquaintances.
Obama will use all this and more.
He will have no problem in persuading a few million more Indie's to turn off Romney.
And the polls will slide even more his way.
Romney has very low approval ratings. There is ZERO enthusiasm for Romney, apart from GOP Establishment. 50% plus of his vote has probably come from Fox News erroneously telling GOP voters that he can beat Obama and he is the only one that can.
A large part of the rest has come thru having more cash to spend, GOP Establishment election antics and other Fox News media bias.
So the question to GOP delegates in Tampa will be, as it has always been, do you want to nominate Romney and suffer a landslide defeat by Obama and the consequent loss of House/Senate seats.
Or do you want to nominate someone who can beat Obama and who is favorite to do so. Ron Paul.