Jack Hunter: Ron Paul’s Endgame?Submitted by legalizeliberty on Sat, 05/19/2012 - 13:29
As I’ve noted many times, most reporters are stupid, lazy or both. They don’t get Ron Paul and his movement because they are incapable of getting Paul and his movement. They can understand the horserace aspect of this election but are unable to fathom the complexities of a movement that will last far beyond it.
Well, when a reporter sort of gets it, he deserves props. What Edward Morrissey wrote in The Week Tuesday is by no means a comprehensive take on the rEVOLution, but he does get one important and integral part right. Predicting great success from the Paul camp in Minnesota, Morrissey wrote:
He has already succeeded in winning half of Minnesota’s delegates, thanks to superior organization at the local and congressional-district conventions… There is a good possibility that Paul will have more delegates than anyone not named Mitt Romney by the time Republicans gather for their quadrennial convention in Tampa.
So what is the real endgame?
Most people miss the fact that Paul has already achieved his end game… The real goal was to seize control of party apparatuses in states that rely on caucuses. With that in hand, Paul’s organization can direct party funds and operations to recruit and support candidates that follow Paul’s platform, and in that way exert some influence on the national Republican Party as well, potentially for years to come.
Paul hasn’t won every battle in that fight, but Minnesota will probably end up being more the rule than the exception.