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Romney's worst fears - a brokered convention

Romney knows he doesn't have that many hardcore supporters, and he knows that if the delegates at the Republican convention choose to go to a brokered convention, they can do so.

The whole strategy you are seeing from Romney is to try to keep us from being vocal about a brokered convention. He knows that a tireless number of people - and there are certainly many of us as delegates, reciting their rights to CHOOSE their nominee, and have a REAL CONVENTION, will have one. We will win over the other delegates and the base of the Republican party that does not want the most liberal Republican candidate we've ever had as a nominee.

That's the strategy, by bribe, insider treachery, and whatever. This is our strategy from the last State convention to the national convention in Tampa, Florida:

"It does not take a majority to prevail ... but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men." ~Samuel Adams



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I always figured we'd be

I always figured we'd be firing for a brokered convention about this time.

We should get >all< the delegates together to talk online on a private secure and anonymous forum. We should invite everyone even if not everyone can come. Isn't any reason they can't talk before the convention in a free society.

Shock the world

I live in Minnesota and Jesse Ventura shocked the world. I hope the RP delegates put the nail in the coffin of the current GOP platform.

We may not be able to choose the candidate representing the GOP this cycle. But we can choose if he gets elected and what the platform is coming in 2016

Romney Cultists

Romney will lose no matter what we will not vote or support him, more of us would choose Obama over him, so he will lose to a worse margin than Mccain did.

It's Over

There will be no chaos, no bargaining, no brokering. Romney will win the nomination on the first ballot. The only question that remains is: do you want to do the same the next time around?

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Step aside and let us take it from here...

No more cowering sheeple need apply.

You wait for the results...and then rejoice when the victory we hand you...is yours too.

~Chris
Norfolk, VA

~Chris
Norfolk, VA

Time to INVESTIGATE the investigators of 9/11. PROSECUTE the prosecutors. EXPOSE the cover-up.

I'll await your ...

apology on Sept 1 for not knowing the difference between cowardice and clear mindedness.

And just to show you I am not a coward I promise to apologized for my wrong prediction should Ron Paul be nominated.

I hope you're right ... I fear you're wrong

I would absolutely love to see the convention turn into a real fight that all of America can see. The MSM will spin it to make us look bad. Seven of us out here in California worked our butts off running for County Central Committee, Liberty Caucus. We got slaughtered by the establishment.

I think, I fear, that our political system is so broke it can't be fixed without drastic consequences. I think it is now only the Alexandrian solution left: the knot is so entangled it cannot be untied; thus, it must be cut.

sharkhearted's picture

Have faith, my friend...

Let's try to exhaust all legal methods first...

The ride ahead will be rough no doubt...but we can win this.

Seriously, for example, bringing together people who clash in normal life (you and me) and bringing them together for a common cause...not collectivist...but just common interest....you know life liberty and the pursuit of happiness...

We can do this.

~Chris
Norfolk, VA

~Chris
Norfolk, VA

Time to INVESTIGATE the investigators of 9/11. PROSECUTE the prosecutors. EXPOSE the cover-up.

Convention chaos

Romney's handlers wanted the nomination so bad that they were wiling to break not only party rules but apparently some laws also in getting to the magic number for the nomination. Conservative journalists and talk show hosts were willing to lie and obfuscate to get anyone but Dr. Paul the nomination. Morally the Ron Paul delegation doesn't owe the Republican Party a damned thing.

I agree on being civil up to a point. If the RNC pulls any more dirty tricks at the convention then the gloves should come off, in the Ron Paul manner. Fair is fair, and the RNC hasn't played that way yet.

Ron Paul has been treated like an outsider since before 2008. He has played Mr. Nice Guy and ignored the insults and dirty tricks. It is time for his followers at the convention to demand recognition for him for the superb job he has done in recruiting young followers to the Party and for the Republican Party to give him his due as a party leader.

Ron B.

Sorry...but Romney (and Ron

Sorry...but Romney (and Ron Paul, by the way) that Romney will have well over 1144 DEFINITE loyal supporters as delegates.

You just making claims does not make them facts.

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Oh, OK...so we should believe you, you 20-hour-year old alien?

[Prometheus soundtrack in the background]

~Chris
Norfolk, VA

~Chris
Norfolk, VA

Time to INVESTIGATE the investigators of 9/11. PROSECUTE the prosecutors. EXPOSE the cover-up.

Jesse Benton also gave up...

and went over to the other side. Maybe Romney has a hot granddaughter.

See and with the Romney's you can chase after more than one.

Benton may have a strategy here that goes beyond politics.

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Regardless, I still think that there is a REAL strategy here and if we all do our job to faithfully get to Tampa we will win way more that we expect.

Think about it. They told us we would NEVER do what we have already done and they still refuse to give us credit for it.

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See and with the Romney's you can chase after more than one.

Benton may have a strategy here that goes beyond politics.

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Regardless, I still think that there is a REAL strategy here and if we all do our job to faithfully get to Tampa we will win way more that we expect.

Think about us. They told us we would NEVER do what we have already done and they still refuse to give us credit for it.

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Wait, what? Did I miss something?

Please provide more details.

No, Octavian, I was just...

cracking wise. I believe that you were referring to Rand when you said that "he" had given up and had gone over to the other side. So I said that Benton had done the same and then I added a bit about another candidate's granddaughter.

And now Rand's worst fears as well

How's that for aligning incentives? That guy gave up and joined the other side.

...with his father's

...with his father's blessing.

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TROLL ALERT

~Chris
Norfolk, VA

~Chris
Norfolk, VA

Time to INVESTIGATE the investigators of 9/11. PROSECUTE the prosecutors. EXPOSE the cover-up.

Jesse might agree to help...

us with a staff member or two if we first held a successful "DOLLARS FOR JESSE'S SALARY" Money Bomb.

Lets us their tactic of repeating something until it is true

they keep on repeating Romney is the nominee, and we know that is false.

Lets repeat we will have a "brokered convention, and Dr Paul will win that" until it becomes truth.

Ron Paul's staff should be working with delegates

for brokering the convention.

What can we, the boots on the ground, do to help? Many of us want to go to Tampa to assure the RNC is brokered properly.

If we got some sort of leadership about this, we'd all shut up about Rand. But right now, the last thing we've gotten put in our minds is that damned endorsement.

We want to move on.

And don't point us to the freaking Paul Fest. We want to participate! USE US!

Do you not get it? He doesn't

Do you not get it? He doesn't WANT you to do that. He has been VERY clear on it. You just refuse to listen.

He knows there is ZERO chance if him winning and he does not want stupid fucks like you ruining all he has worked for just so he gets 600 delegates (with Romney getting 1800 rather than him getting only 200.

If you try that, that AT LEAST 3 states will switch from Caucus to Primary. (And likely early, momentum starting states) Rules will also be changed to leave out any ambiguity about them being bound (which they are...t least as far as Ron Paul...who is far smarter than you...thinks.) And many more states will choose delegates via slate rather than state conventions.

And yo want all that to happen just so the loss is slightly less of a landslide?

Of course, there is also the matter of being replaced by alternates (which WILL happen...legally) and you wasting all your time and money (well..not time since your life is not worth anything and neither is your time) for nothing since when you get replaced, you can't vote on anything.

It is funny...all you children are trying to come up with more and more hilariously delusional theories as to why the campaign..and Ron Paul himself...have said what they've said the last two weeks...all to avoid the obvious. That Ron Paul knows he can't win and does not want to be embarrassed by his childish supporters.

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TROLL ALERT

TROLL....iIdentify thyself.

I know you are sitting in your underwear using mommy and daddy's wireless, in your bedroom over the garage.

~Chris
Norfolk, VA

~Chris
Norfolk, VA

Time to INVESTIGATE the investigators of 9/11. PROSECUTE the prosecutors. EXPOSE the cover-up.

:+: A Brokered Convention Agenda:

Here it is.

Please prepare to carry this out.

The FIRST ORDER of Business is to find and to declare that Mitt Romney MUST be found and determined to be NOT QUALIFIED to be regarded as a Presidential Candidate.

WHY?

He has knowningly broken every significant Rule of the Convention, even BEFORE the RNC Convention begins.

Full Documentation to be shared with ALL participants at the time of the Convention. HE MUST BE DECALRED as DISQUALIFIED.

You lie having foreign nationals as President? Lke Obama? How about to include the Mexican national, Mitt Romney.

AFTER that then, only then, can the REAL Winner be Nominated from the floor, and the Vote carried forth.

http://www.IVAMU.com/IVAMUPressRelease.htm

Just when you think that there is NO HOPE to FIX the Econmy, the IVAMU shows up....

And then will you wake up and

And when will you wake up and realize it was all a dream?

I can't BELIEVE you were dumb enough to go the birther route. NO ONE denies that Romney was born in the US. Yes...there are some ignorant idiots that for some idiotic reason think that "natural born citizen" means SECOND GENERATION American and that both parents must also have been born in the US. But it doesn't mean that. The only time that the "both parents be citizens" matters is if the candidate himself is not born on US soil. (And yes...someone born on foreign soil CAN be president under those circumstances.)

your link is about selling currency

..and where is any evidence of Romney's birth certificate? Just do not post junk about a serious matter.

Ron Paul ... forever.

and you are on DP for one hour! a troll attack?

... where all these UPS are coming from.

Ron Paul ... forever.

200, 500 now 1000

Has anyone else noticed that the estimated numbers of RP delegates being mumbled by Ron, Rand and Doug Wead have started mentioning "1000"?

There still is TIME.

No...I haven't. No one with

No...I haven't. No one with any knowledge whatsoever is claiming anywhere NEAR 1000.

Please provide your sources. Oh wait...you have none. You were bluffing.

IT was less than a WEEK ago that Ron Paul said 500...and not even..UPWARDS of. And he certainly didn't OUTPERFORM this past weekend and pick up more than expected. IF anything, it was less.