Washington State a BUST! (From a delegate in the 9th C.D.)Submitted by pawnstorm12 on Sun, 06/03/2012 - 15:38
What a letdown. We won only FIVE (5) positions for Paul delegates to Tampa. Utterly pathetic.
Aside from the usual republican dirty tricks (aimed right at us), I couldn't help but note the following incident:
Yesterday (Saturday), there was an election held for the 10 remaining "at-large" delegate positions.
At that point we had only won 5 of the 30 delegates from the day before.
The Ron Paul campaign representative (sorry I forget his name), approached the chairman and requested a shared Romney/Paul slate (which we ALL would vote on).
He offered a slate which would have 7 Romney delegates and 3 Paul delegates.
It was a chance for the Romney camp to embrace us and show us some respect for all we've done to energize the party.
So it was put up for vote but the Romneys had no interest in the least of recognizing us.
And in the end they didn't have to because they took EVERY at-large delegate and alternate position.
They don't like us and instead of welcoming us into the process it was just the opposite.
They pulled every possible tactic (and successfully) to neutralize and marginalize us.
What they are going to learn in November is that they will have NEEDED us in order to win.
While I speak for myself when I say I will be writing in Ron Paul until the end, I have no doubt that there are plenty of others with my attitude.
I did not spend this much time, effort and money supporting Dr. Paul the last couple of years ONLY TO VOTE FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT REPUBLICAN HACK THEY SHOVE DOWN OUR THROAT.
IF IT MEANS OBAMA WINS AGAIN THEN SO BE IT.
Apparently things aren't bad enough yet for the sheeples (of both major parties) to recognize their greatest opportunity to elect such a statesman - even when it's right in front of them.