Benton: La Gop Insiders "gave us a cold shoulder…"Submitted by Gordon Le on Sun, 07/29/2012 - 16:17
Per Jack Hunter's new post on the campaign website: http://www.ronpaul2012.com/2012/07/28/challenging-louisiana-...
“We believe that they grossly and blatantly and repeatedly violated their party rules and elected a delegation that was improper,” said Paul’s campaign chairman Jesse Benton. “We believe that our rump convention is the legitimate delegation and they have a right to be seated at the Republican National Convention.”
Aware of the discontent from the Paul campaign, the state party says they contacted the campaign after the convention to settle their differences ahead of the final release. The party says they followed their rules, but the campaign demanded a majority of the delegates allotted to the state, even though their people were not selected for those spots during the convention…
Paul’s campaign says they were hardly contacted.
“They’ve been extremely non-communicative,” said Benton. “They gave us a cold shoulder…”
The party was prepared to award Paul 17 of the delegates chosen at the state convention, but his supporters refused to participate in the selection process, instead holding their own separate vote. Benton says some of the Texas congressman’s supporters were kept from voting during the selection process.
“The Louisiana GOP insiders, realizing they were in the minority, grossly and repeatedly violated their own party rules to try to railroad through their preferred delegation,” he said…
Contrasting to what Benton said about the Republican National Committee, what do you think of his rebuttal against the state GOP?
I think the comments he's made about the LA GOP should apply to both the states trying to railroad conventions as well as the RNC, who are doing little to recognize that our delegates were being unfairly treated.