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The Brokered Convention Strategy

"However, neither would Mitt Romney. That’s the kicker, and what I would like to see…and that is still within the realm of possibility. A brokered convention would be a way of reaching our goal…but it could get messy. Here is how it would work:"

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http://libertycrier.com/politics/a-brokered-convention-in-20...

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I'm Thinking Ron Paul Looks Like The Cheshire Cat

He has been awefully quite. He definitely knows something he can't reveal...

Romulan can not be sleeping well at night...

lol

As I sleep tonight, I will be dreaming about the loud and persistent chant of all liberty loving supporters all over america,....."No one but Paul, No one but Paul, No one but Paul"

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I thought we already made it

I thought we already made it clear that the delegates are unbound at the Tampa convention. Fed law trumps state law and it was proven in the courts in 2008 when a deleagate was"bound" to McCain but wanted to vote for Romney. He won and was able to vote for Romney at the Tampa convention. The courts already said, poeple can vote their conscience. Why are we reading articles still that not only they are bound on the first ballot, but maybe the 2nd and some permanently?
Even Ben Swann says that the delegates are unbound, can vote thier conscience and confirmed this with poeple high up in the RNC.

Live Feeds

As the timing nears, I hope there are some real thoughts of getting a good Ustream out of the convention.

Great article!

bump!

Ron Paul - Intellectual hero

One good thing

Entering Ron Paul's name into the nomination will give him the floor to speak. This is essential, as every time he has done this at a state convention it has had a huge impact.

Whatever happened to just saying

"What's the matter, Mitt? Scared to let me speak? Chicken?

LOL

"NOBODY calls me chicken!"

- Marty McFly

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BC
Silence isn't always golden....sometimes it's yellow.

"The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them." - Patrick Henry

flash back to back of the future

made me laugh :-D

There are a few things I disagree with in this article

but we do need to get to a brokered convention with an indecisive result on the 1st ballot.
We then get a chance to debate before the 2nd ballot.

1) The numbers of delegates quoted are way out.
Gingrich delegates have been being taken away at various State Conventions and are overstated, the same goes for Santorum (delegates taken away).
No one knows the exact numbers of delegates but this agrees with the green papers, plus stated assumptions/differences.
There may be some more Ron Paul stealth delegates but there is no hard evidence of numbers/location/or which other cand spots they occupy.
http://ian56.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/true-delegate-count-achi...

2) Romney/Gingrich/Santorum delegates
You will not get these people to abstain or vote for Ron Paul with arguments about fiscal discipline.
The only thing most of the delegates care about is kicking Obama out.
So we have to demonstrate that Romney is going to lose and lose badly.
With what I know I think Romney will be a laughing stock, but GOP people believe he can win despite all the evidence to the contrary.

I have a few blog posts about how bad a candidate Romney actually is and how badly he will get beaten if he is nominated.

The difficulty is getting non Ron Paul supporters to actually read anything at all (even simple poll info or electoral college maps).
They want to live in a fantasy world where Romney has a chance of winning and don't want to listen to anything against him.
They certainly do not want to put themselves into the mind of the Independents who will decide this election.

3) If we manage to stop Romney getting to 1144 votes on 1st ballot
We have to convince the delegates that Ron Paul is the only one that can beat Obama.

We have to couch this in terms that will resonate with ordinary Romney/Gingrich/Santorum delegates.
If they were worried about fiscal discipline they wouldn't have supported these candidates in the first place.

I have spent some time writing posts with these objectives and sense of reality in mind, on my blog.

Here is the one for the reasons to support Ron Paul (it is only one element).
http://ian56.blogspot.co.uk/2012/02/ron-pauls-case-for-nomin...

My other posts are on here.
http://ian56.blogspot.co.uk

"In the end, more than they wanted freedom, they wanted security. They wanted a comfortable life, and they lost it all -- security, comfort, and freedom. When ... the freedom they wished for was freedom from responsibility, then Athens ceased to be free."

" Conflict is a necessary

" Conflict is a necessary element in every good theatrical effort, so let's have some, boys"....

JAZZ It Up Boys!
http://www.keyflux.com/shep/090556.htm

And what a show this is gonna be!

p.s. check it out:
http://www.dailypaul.com/247885/paulfestjohnson-2012-l4rp-an...

"Beyond the blackened skyline, beyond the smoky rain, dreams never turned to ashes up until.........
...Everything CHANGED !!

reedr3v's picture

Good points

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Article

has a couple of errors:

State laws - returns a 404 error.

Paul campaign - links to RonPaul2008 site.

"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul