Video> US News & World Report, & RawStory: Ron Paul snatches (MORE than) Half of Louisiana's Delegates!Submitted by AnCapMercenary on Mon, 06/04/2012 - 14:03
By Kenneth T. Walsh
June 4, 2012
Another weekend, another state Republican convention where Ron Paul's forces managed to capture another batch of delegates to the Republican National Convention.
This time, it was Louisiana, where supporters of Paul and front-runner Mitt Romney split the vote and Paul apparently won a majority of the delegates to the national gathering.
Paul strategists say the Texas congressman, who is the lone remaining challenger to presumptive nominee Romney, captured 27 of the 46 delegates to which Louisiana is entitled.
And wouldn't you know it? The typically anti-RP RawStory.com let's okay-ish resident Austinite and sometimes fair-ish to RP Stephen C. Webster to do a pretty good write-up, by MSM's non-standards, on 'When RINOs attack, hip and fingers break' assault against SEVERAL fellow r3VOLutionaries, including Rules Committee chairman Alex Helwig and Chairman Henry Herford, Jr.:
By Stephen C. Webster
Monday, June 4, 2012 10:43 EDT
Several supporters of Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) sustained injuries while being arrested during the Louisiana Republican Party’s state convention over the weekend, in a conflict that engulfed the meeting after Paul’s supporters overwhelmed other delegates and voted in new leadership, only to be ignored.
Former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) won the Louisiana primary and received 10 delegates, while former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) took second, earning five delegates along with it. Paul finished fourth in the primary, behind former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-GA), but his supporters dominated the state’s caucusing process in April, meaning he stood to gain as many as 30 delegates at the state convention.
And with an audience widely stacked in his favor on Saturday, it seemed likely that Paul would again emerge from a state convention the unexpected victor… That is, until the LAGOP chairman turned the process on its head.
2. Here's Henry Herford, Jr.'s response upon being released, courtesy of RonPaulHemp, who also provided the initial viral video of the actual violent assault itself:
posted on June 3rd, 2012: Assaulted Ron Paul Chair Responds After Release From Hospital (Please Share!!)
UPDATE 2: Local News Coverage
1. Video courtesy of KTBS:
Breaking: Ron Paul supporters takeover Louisiana Republican State Convention
Published On: Jun 02 2012 05:46:19 PM CDT
Updated On: Jun 02 2012 11:06:23 PM CDT