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Kentucky State Convention open thread (updated June 09 at 3:34am EDT)

Who:
Kentucky State Convention delegates and alternates

When:
Saturday, June 09, at 1:00pm (EDT - please arrive early to register)

Where:
The Center For Rural Development
2292 S Highway 27 #300
Somerset, KY 42501
Phone: 606-677-6000

Importance:
Kentucky is entitled to 45 National delegates, 42 of which are allocated to Gov. Romney per the result of the May 22 Primary. The Congressional District Conventions in April and May chose 18 of these delegates, while the remaining 24 At Large delegates will be selected at the State Convention on Saturday. The final 3 delegates will be GOP insiders.

Source: http://www.thegreenpapers.com/P12/KY-R

Kentucky Liberty delegates and alternates, please attend your Convention later today, then post on this thread your accounts of what transpired. Thank you!

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This thread was originally titled An open letter to Liberty delegates elected for this weekend's conventions, and contained the following thread text:

To our Liberty delegates and alternates elected to attend this weekend's conventions in Texas, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, and Arkansas:

Good evening. I would expect that, by now, you all know that Sen. Rand Paul endorsed Gov. Romney on Thursday. I write to discuss the media's response to this news, and how you can help shape this media narrative.

While it is certainly understandable that you might be concerned about this endorsement, you must not allow your concern to distract you from attending your convention on Saturday (in fact, three of these conventions -- Texas, Illinois, and Indiana -- have already begin, but, better late than never). The media will be watching closely to see if our Liberty delegate turnout declines following the endorsement, and will interpret a decline as an abandonment of Dr. Paul.

Do you want Sunday's headline to be, "Disillusioned Paul supporters forsake convention in aftermath of Romney endorsement"? Or would you rather read, "Undaunted, Paul supporters fight on"? As you know, the campaign is now completely focused on conventions; if you do not go to your convention, the campaign effectively ceases to exist. If you don't want the campaign to end, then... go to your convention.

As I calculate, there are 216 Tampa delegates at stake tomorrow. I ask that you do the following: Get up early, get cleaned up, and go to your convention. Once there, be polite and respectful, but also organized and unwavering. Liberty delegates and alternates, it is time to stand up and be counted! Thank you for your dedication!

P.S.: To the broader DP community... Please stop talking about the Rand Paul endorsement long enough to figure out how you are going to prod and/or help our delegates and alternates to get to their conventions tomorrow. Here is an overview of what is happening this weekend:

http://www.dailypaul.com/225763/calling-all-delegate-alterna...
http://www.dailypaul.com/225763/calling-all-delegate-alterna...

We need to focus on the task at hand. Thank you.

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we tried to push

for the appointed slate to be struck down so we could nominate from the floor. Didn't have the numbers, got railroaded. I don't know of any stealth delegates, and Rand Paul was on the slate, but we all know where that will go.. There was quite the spirited debated on the resolutions tho. Never thought I'd see the KY state GOP adopt a measure to audit the federal reserve.

There was actually a call for

There was actually a call for doing the delegates one by one, and about 50% were for it, and 50% against. Then they called it by eye vote of those standing as against, which was impossible, and when a roll call was called - much less than 50% supported counting their own votes, even though they had just voted for it. It was railroaded through.

At least that is what I saw. I'd like to see someone else post on it. My take - there is more than 50% of delegates willing to actual have the convention be a real convention, even if they aren't Ron Paul supporters - but they weren't trained for it.

If we reached out to non-Liberty movement people at these conventions who also don't like being led, we could have made it a real one.

And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.

Posted my own account of the

Posted my own account of the Kentucky GOP Convention here:

http://www.dailypaul.com/239124/kentucky-gop-state-conventio...

And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.

Bumping...

... for news of what happened at the Kentucky State Convention today.

A Constitutional, Christian conservative who voted for Ron and stands with Rand

Is the Kentucky State Convention over now?

Is there anything positive to report? Thank you!

A Constitutional, Christian conservative who voted for Ron and stands with Rand

Does anyone have an update on the proceedings?

Thank you!

A Constitutional, Christian conservative who voted for Ron and stands with Rand

The Convention should now be underway,,,

God bless our Liberty delegates and alternates!

A Constitutional, Christian conservative who voted for Ron and stands with Rand

BUMP FOR IMPORTANCE

.

~Your perception becomes your reality~

The Kentucky State Convention begins in 32 minutes!

Last call for our Kentucky Liberty delegates and alternates!

A Constitutional, Christian conservative who voted for Ron and stands with Rand

The Kentucky State convention begins in 1 Hour!

Please hurry to your Convention, Bluegrass Liberty delegates and alternates!

A Constitutional, Christian conservative who voted for Ron and stands with Rand

If you are going to the Convention, and can give us updates...

... or if you will have a contact at the Convention who can give us updates, it would be really helpful. Thank you in advance!

A Constitutional, Christian conservative who voted for Ron and stands with Rand

The Kentucky State Convention begins in 3.5 hours...

... Please plan for adequate driving and registration time, Kentucky delegates! God bless!

A Constitutional, Christian conservative who voted for Ron and stands with Rand

Thank You Andrew:-)

I can see your efforts clearly today, YOU, my friend, are a true patriot! Thank you for putting the time and effort into the REAL issues that need to be addressed. People seem so sidetracked by the BS, we have got to keep our eye on the GOAL!

Thank you for your gracious words...

... Liberty patriot!

A Constitutional, Christian conservative who voted for Ron and stands with Rand

The Kentucky State Convention begins in 5 hours...

... Get ready, Bluegrass Liberty patriots!

A Constitutional, Christian conservative who voted for Ron and stands with Rand

The thread title and text has been updated...

... to reflect that this is now the "Kentucky State Convention open thread."

A Constitutional, Christian conservative who voted for Ron and stands with Rand

This confirms the r3volution is WINNNNING!!!

We've been winning, which we thought was due to the direction of the RP campaign, but in light of the campaign sabotaging the r3volution, means that we've accomplished this ALL ON OUR OWN! We don't need the campaign to win. We are occupying GOP offices, we are gathering delegates, we are winning! Do you guys understand how huge this is?!! RP gave us the idea and we greew legs and running with it. He doesn't have to hold our hands any more! This is huge!!! Pat yourselves on the back and continue to push forward all the way to the white house. Do not let distraction deter us from the ultimate goal: taking back the white house and restoring the Constitution.

Minnesota Breakfast speech... He said that its up to us

to win this. Its up to us and we will win this and nominate him in Tampa, plus win other local & US races as well!

Yes, but don't forget about Congress, governors...

... state legislatures, GOP organizations, the courts, etc. We need to transform them all for Liberty!

A Constitutional, Christian conservative who voted for Ron and stands with Rand

It's always been about the

It's always been about the delegates! RP has spent the whole Obama term pushing us to infiltrate the GOP

Thanks for writing this.

Thanks for writing this. It's all too easy to get pulled under in the horrible rip tides of negativity that we see on DP from time to time. Eyes on the prize, people! Are we mice or men? Let it not be said that we did nothing! Especially at a time like this!

Thank you for your strong statement of support...

... Liberty patriot!

A Constitutional, Christian conservative who voted for Ron and stands with Rand

I am going. AND I also know

I am going. AND I also know there are a LOT of people going that do not support Ron, could care less about National, but DO care about local and would die for our Constitution. I have talked to them. There are few true neo-cons in my county, though there are some. MANY people do not agree with the state platform and want to see things changed. It is gonna be good.

Thank you for your dedication, Liberty patriot!

Are you in Kentucky, or some other state?

A Constitutional, Christian conservative who voted for Ron and stands with Rand

Bump to What Is Really Happening

..in the places that matter the most right now.

Thank you for your recaps and summaries, Andrew.

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Thank you for your gracious words...

... Liberty patriot!

A Constitutional, Christian conservative who voted for Ron and stands with Rand

And don't forget Dr. Paul's speech in Texas 6/7/2012

shows he is not quitting not even close to it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BS7AFqukV0&feature=youtu.be

It is now Saturday morning on the East Coast...

... Liberty delegates and alternates, please go to bed. You have a big day at your convention coming up. Thank you for your dedication!

A Constitutional, Christian conservative who voted for Ron and stands with Rand

If there are enough bumps and upvotes of this thread...

... then I will convert it into an open thread covering the Kentucky State Convention, which will select 24 delegates for National. That way, instead of talking about Sen. Paul, we can talk about his state's forthcoming Tampa delegates. Thank you in advance for your support of our Bluegrass State Liberty patriots!

A Constitutional, Christian conservative who voted for Ron and stands with Rand

Hope Votes Go Up...

Do we care as much today about delegates as we did in April when a similar post by Andrew drew 112 votes??

We need to care right now even more than ever.

And, folks...all these RP people going to conventions are doing "on the job training" for the most politically astute, morally straight and strategically focused political party ever. It is just a fact.

Vote this up and then visit several times a day. If we don't know what is happening at the conventions...we don't have any idea what is happening with the real campaign in "real time." And, now that we have amazing access to the conventions, any black-out is self-imposed.

Kentucky Convention coming up. I feel very behind patriots in Kentucky... :( We all should. 24 delegate spots up for grabs.

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