Seattle Times: Because Ron Paul Backers Show Up, Expect A Battle At The Gop Convention In Tacoma! Bring It!Submitted by Loose Moose on Sat, 05/26/2012 - 00:12
Because Ron Paul backers show up, expect a battle at the GOP convention in Tacoma.
By Bruce Ramsey
Seattle Times editorial columnist Bruce Ramsey outlines the strategy of the Ron Paul forces and predicts a floor fight at the state convention of the Washington State Republican Party.
Ron Paul placed a distant second in the Republican Party's caucuses here March 3. Mitt Romney scored 38 percent and Paul 25 percent. News stories said Romney had "won" Washington, but really he had not. The game is winning delegates, and in a caucus state a candidate needs supporters who will do more than vote.
Washington sends 43 delegates to the national convention in Tampa. Forty of them will be elected at the state Republican convention in Tacoma June 1-2: 10 at large and three for each congressional district. Who wins, says state party Chairman Kirby Wilbur, "depends on who shows up."
Paul supporters are good at showing up. Look at other caucus states: