Kentucky State Convention open thread (updated June 09 at 3:34am EDT)Submitted by Andrew Jetton on Fri, 06/08/2012 - 23:33
Kentucky State Convention delegates and alternates
Saturday, June 09, at 1:00pm (EDT - please arrive early to register)
The Center For Rural Development
2292 S Highway 27 #300
Somerset, KY 42501
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.
Kentucky Liberty delegates and alternates, please attend your Convention later today, then post on this thread your accounts of what transpired. Thank you!
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:
We need to focus on the task at hand. Thank you.