Vote For Paul On 1st Ballot, Don't Abstain!Submitted by chris47601 on Wed, 05/16/2012 - 14:49
On August 27, many of you reading this and 100's, even thousands more will make a decision to nominate the GOP representative for President.
I have seen many posters screaming from the mountains that abstaining is the way to go. There are two problems with this:
1. You may be replaced by an alternate of GOP choice if you abstain
2. While we all look at 1144 as the number for delegates needed to win, that is not completely true. In truth, a candidate needs only 51% of CAST votes to win. So if 900 Paul supporters abstain, then that 51% becomes much easier for Romney to attain.
Here is what you MUST do:
This campaign is about the movement, much more than the man himself - always has been, always will be.
You the delegates MUST vote on the 1st ballot, and you MUST vote for Ron Paul! There is no such thing as state bound delegates. Yes, we know about the possibilities of rule 38 and rule 11.But there is more than just those glimmers of hope.
Several supreme Court rulings from as far back as 1980 have ALREADY ESTABLISHED PRECEDENT for saying that delegates to a National convention are NOT bound by their states rules.
In fact, the rulings say that any attempts to discipline a delegate for going against their state "rules" is a violation of the 1st Amendment. This is from the United States Supreme Court, and is undoubtedly the foundation behind the why of the release made by RNC lawyers in 2008 regarding the Utah delegate.
Folks. Do the right thing. VOTE FOR RON PAUL on August 27 and force the RNC to make a decision on NATIONAL TELEVISION!.
Best case? We win. Worst case? We go down exposing the Establishment with an uppercut to the balls!
This is not hard folks. Voting is the way to go.