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Geller: Paul's Planned Putsch

Geller, on her website, Atlas Shrugs, wails, rends garments, and generally disses Ron Paul and the delegate threat.

However, she also discusses the delegate rules, making for an interesting read.

She cites the 2008 RNC legal council letter Ben Swann unearthed:

'Jennifer Sheehan, Legal Council for the RNC, wrote a letter to Nancy Lord, Utah National Committee-Woman, asserting:

“The RNC does not recognize a state’s binding of national delegates, but considers each delegate a free agent who can vote for whoever they choose, and the national convention allows delegates to vote for the individual of their choice, regardless of whether the person’s name is officially placed into nomination or not.”'

Geller continues: 'Another RNC rule that seems to indicate the primacy of the individual delegate’s preference at the nominating convention is Rule 37, Section (b), which states:

“In the balloting, the vote of each state shall be announced by the chairman of such state’s delegation, or his or her designee; and in case the vote of any state shall be divided, the chairman shall announce the number of votes for each candidate, or for or against any proposition; but if exception is taken by any delegate from that state to the correctness of such announcement by the chairman of that delegation, the chairman of the convention shall direct the roll of members of such delegation to be called, and the result shall be recorded in accordance with the vote of the several delegates in such delegation.”


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sharkhearted's picture

Everyone should read this!

Get past all the Paul insults (from a bitch like Geller, they are complements)...and READ about her analysis of Rule 38 and Rule 37!

Norfolk, VA

Norfolk, VA

Time to INVESTIGATE the investigators of 9/11. PROSECUTE the prosecutors. EXPOSE the cover-up.

can't understand her

romney not conservative enough----obviously

so support Ron Paul the one who means it when he says the capital of israel jerusalem is where our embassy should be.

there is no danger to israel or anywhere else by following the constitution.


And they call us crazy...

"Where is Ron Paul getting his money from?"

Where indeed. Ron Paul speaks 100% within the Islamic mime, and sounds like he's been thoroughly schooled in the Hamas stealth jihad of "reconditioning" American thought--I have heard him espouse EVERY TALKING POINT I ever heard from Iranian Moslem Totalitarians. My guess is that he's paid by the Moslem operatives who are seeking to guarantee a second term for Obama.

- Mama Grizzly
(A commenter)

LOL what!

seriously? HAHAHA wow they have seriously lost it.

wowowowow now that's what I call comedy gold!

perhaps we should send mama grizzly (how friggin' original: just what meaning in life would this woman have 'found' before Palin?) an instruction manual on how to make a tinfoil hat.

sadly with the rabidly pro-AIPAC/RINO/neoCON/moron Amerikan Likudniks/Israel-1ster TRAITORS, I'm sure her sentiments are the rule, and not the exception.

Predictions in due Time...

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

sharkhearted's picture

Hahahahaha. Sweet. They are waking up.


That pesky little rule number 38.

And then there's 37. Thank you Ms. Neocon Paul-hater. You have helped us.

Yeah...we are not a "democracy". This is a republic, baby...and we are PROUD OF IT.

Unlike a democracy (tyranny of the majority) a republic does not protect the groupthink-disorder-infected collectivist masses.

Nay. It protects the individual.

Which is why the delegate process is (roughly)...to the party nomination...that the electoral college is....to the national election.


Norfolk, VA

Norfolk, VA

Time to INVESTIGATE the investigators of 9/11. PROSECUTE the prosecutors. EXPOSE the cover-up.

Oh my; those comments over

Oh my; those comments over there are truly indicative of the neocon mindset: "Where is Ron Paul getting the money?" "Probably the Moslem's because he sounds like he has been trained by Hamas guerrillas" or some sh!t like that. Those people are crazy.

Wow! Someone really said that??

That really ticks me off!! I got paid $400 the day of the last money bomb & $250 of it went straight to the Good Doctor. Nope, I'm not Muslim, just a poor dog walker trying to keep the tax man out of my wallet...

I hadnt

Seen the text of rule 37. This prevents those states that have a "rule" that thier delegation be announced based on preconceived totals, irrelevant. There is absolutely no way in hell the states have the authority to enforce "binding" at the convention.

GoodSamaritan's picture

Excellent analysis by the opposition

Geller has a good handle on our delegate strategy, relevant RNC rules, and the implications for Ron Paul at the convention in Tampa.

The establishment is getting very nervous :)

Ron Paul - Honorary Founding Father