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Media Reports Paul Won Five States Needed for Nomination, Romney Breaks Rules to Deny Speaking Slot


Here's the research to hit people in the face with. Case closed.

Note: article revised 8/8/2012. Washington makes it six.

Continuing the bizarre shadow dance with reality, the major media has reported that Ron Paul has indeed won the five state minimum required to be on the ballot for nomination at the Republican Convention this month, even as it continues to imply the opposite. The latest parallel universe is the Nebraska story, in which "Ron Paul's Delegate Insurgency Ends." This is ABC News. That's right, ABC News:

"Nebraska could have given Paul the support of a plurality of delegates in five states; according to Republican National Committee rules, Paul would have been officially eligible as a candidate for the nomination at the Tampa convention. Organizers would be required to grant Paul’s faction up to 15 minutes for a nominating speech."

But the media forgot its own reporting. Ron Paul has already won six states, and maybe more: Nevada, Maine, Minnesota, Louisiana, Iowa, and Washington.

Washington Post: "Ron Paul wins majority of Nevada delegates":

"Thanks to organized Paul supporters, who have been working to increase their candidate’s support at state conventions around the country, 22 of the 25 Nevada delegates up for grabs will be Paul supporters."

Fox News: "Ron Paul wins 21 of 25 delegates elected in Iowa":.....


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Lets all just face it

The Republican GOP is going to try and screw us anyway they can. It will all come down to the delegates on the floor of the Convention. I am a delegate and I for one will not take a screwing. Check out the list of speakers that the Republican GOP sent me. Do you see Ron Paul's name.
Nikki Hayley, South Caolina Governor
Mike Huckabee,
John Kasich, Ohio Governor
Susanamartinez, New Mexico Governor
John McCain
Condoleezza Rice
Rick Scott, Florida Governor
Jeb Bush
Mary Fallin, Oklahoma Governor
Rand Paul
Rick Santorum
Pam Bondi, Florida Attorney General
Ted Cruz, U.S. Senator
Luis Fortuno, Puerta Rico Governor
Sam Olens. GA Attorney General
Scott Walker, Wiscousin Governor
Chris Christie
Marco Rubio, Senator

Could it be, Romney the Democrat is caught red-handed?

Caught trying to DENY Ron Paul speaking slot at the conventions!

That's a real no-no, mittens....

Caught being a lying, 'hmmmm' criminal.....Like you would expect, am I right fellow conservatives?

'He's a smooth criminal, Obama part two. Doesn't got the backing of one militia, there's only one man who do.'

Why we need a speaking role at the convention.

I spent a bit of time today on some Yahoo boards where people were criticising Ron Paul as being behind the Oak Creek shooter.

The guy was a skinhead white supremacist, and since Ron Paul is SUPPOSEDLY the "crazy uncle" of the Conservative set - they were pegging him as being this radical Muslim hating teaparty person. These were mostly Democrats who support Obama - Mr Kill List. Mr. Drone Guy, Mr Bombing in 10 countries.

This campaign has gone a year now and many people still don't have a clue that Ron Paul is the only candidate from EITHER party to OPPOSE the wars and killings.

He earned his spot on the ballot, eligible to be nominated

...with nomination comes 15 minutes. Rules, end of story.

If Ron Paul speaking were not a big deal, or the fact he is eligible for nomination, they would not be going through such extraordinary lengths to make people believe he is out, including the elaborate and coordinated Nebraska lie. They would have let the whole thing play out normally, confident that Romney will get it on the first ballot.

They are terrified. Sense your opponent's weakness. Then attack.

A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.
-- Muhammad Ali



Why are you obsessing about Rand?

Rand IS Ron Paul's son, his flesh & blood, his family. Dr. Paul reads the Daily Paul, so the good doctor sees you. Imagine how he feels about you?

Get off of the "Rand Viagra".

Galatians 5:1
It is for FREEDOM that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.


Just calling it like it is buddy.

Rand Paul endorses Romney for this?

No speaking slot. Dissing the delegates. Yep, smart move Rand. Hope you like kissing Romney's butt.

I dunno just seems so obvious to me that Ron Paul says:

"Boy you go up that mountain amongst those Grangerfords and pretend you're one of them, pretend you've joined them and hear what you can hear. Then come at night and tell me, we'll see what's what."

If I was one of those Neocons I'd be real careful what I said around Rand. Blood is thicker than water. But somebody will slip, or get the Ron Paul RILIJUN and know they can whisper it to Rand.

Repent, Neocons. It's not too late. Truly the Lord is watching if you will act against the honest man.

A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.
-- Muhammad Ali

Do you think

Do you think the media would actually "report" Dr. Paul's speech in Tampa?
I personally believe they'd show...Condaleesa, McCain, JEB, or whoever, but when it comes time for Dr. Paul to give his speech....
Gotta cut to Syria/Iran/Israel (breaking news) B.S. or Too many "technical" difficulties with the feed, gotta cut to so-and-so in the studio....whatever.
So, there you have it Dr. Paul gets to speak but no one outside the Convention gets to see/hear him.
Sad, but true.
Who are you going to complain to? Your Representative, the Media (I'm trying to not laugh hysterically here) or File a lawsuit?
Hey, What's happening with the Lawsuit?
Let me guess...Too ambigious, the Judge dismisses it...Legal B.S.
The real fight is in the trenches, on the convention floor, it's really all up to the delegates at this point.
All Dr. Paul delegates, You guys are the Patriots, I salute you!

It's about the delegates

The TV attention would be great, but even without it, the speech is for the delegates.

Those doing the voting would have a chance to hear from Paul for themselves. Before casting their vote, the delegates would hear the message of liberty, undiluted and uncorrupted by the media.

People have such a warped view of what Paul is about. I'd love for these decision-makers to hear from him for themselves.

I think that is the worst

I think that is the worst part about all of this: Dr. Paul is made out to be something completely opposite of what he truly is, and people are basing their judgment on lies from the media and the party. let's just hope we have another texas convention.

Whether it was reported or not it would get out and it

would go viral. If Romney doesn't get it on the first ballot all bets are off. That's exactly why the RNC/corporate media is working so hard to maintain the impression that Paul is not even a contender, with the Nebraska lie. They are afraid of him even opening his mouth, because when he does, people start nodding and thinking. And that is dangerous.

A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.
-- Muhammad Ali

Expect the unexpected..

this race is NOT over yet.

based on plurality..

We honestly did not get 5 states. Look at the rule plurality is based on the delegates that are bound by state party rules to vote in the first round. In Nevada we declined to vote to unwind the delegates which left the first round of votes (for plurality purposes) to Romney. This is unfortunately true as my parents (also supporting RP where at the Nevada Convention and the above was explained to them.

Also see LVRJ.com with reports as well.

As a result, 22 Paul delegates and six Romney delegates will represent Nevada at the national convention Aug. 27-30 in Tampa, Fla. This will give the Texas congressman a powerful voice, but no additional votes when Republicans formally nominate who will run against President Barack Obama.

At the national convention, Romney still will be entitled to receive 20 Nevada delegate votes on the first ballot and Paul is entitled to eight because Romney won the Feb. 4 GOP presidential caucuses here. So most of the Paul-aligned delegates must cast a ballot for Romney.

All bets are off though if there's a second ballot - something that's highly unlikely to happen - when delegates could switch their allegiance.


Even see what the Nevada Ron Paul chair stated :

Carl Bunce, the Nevada chairman of the Paul campaign, assured convention-goers Sunday that Paul supporters will follow the rules in Tampa. He said the congressman's goal is to defeat President Barack Obama in November, not to divide the GOP.

"I do not want this party to fall apart," Bunce said in a speech to the convention after delegate results were announced to cries of joy from the Paul crowd that overwhelmed the remaining Romney contingent. "We are building a stronger party. We need to stay united."

The Paul campaign rejected the idea of waging a convention battle Sunday to "un-bind" the Nevada delegates from having to vote for Romney at Tampa, afraid the national party would carry through on a threat to lock out Nevadans if Paul supporters took over.

"Just because you have the power doesn't mean you always have to wield it," Bunce told the convention, saying Paul played by the rules. "Just because you have the sword doesn't mean you have to strike."

Then there is Louisiana.. 2 slates were submitted.. Do we actually know which one was recognized as the official one by the RNC? If it goes as I expect then the RNC will count the Romney slate as they are corrupt. So that leaves us without Louisiana as well..

go romney?

WRONG SITE BUDDY. The informed don't buy bolagna by the pound, but if you go sell it on mitt's page I'm sure you'll be met with the kind of fanfare you would expect from sheep. Just don't expect to find too many here.

Mike G.

Ron Paul won the Virgin Islands also.

Yeah. Count the Virgin Islands also !


plurality does not matter at all about bound delegates, this is already settled.

You don't even have to run to be nominated. Thats the rules

It still baffles me

why people are so concerned with a speaking spot. What in the fuck does that do? absolutely nothing. platform, absolutely nothing. It is all ridiculous. IF it is not obvious to everyone by now that they do not want Ron Paul supporters in the GOP then you will never be able to take a hint. Our belief system is clearly not republican...We can go on and on about how it should be republican or it used to be republican, but in 2012 is is not republican, so fuck the republicans.

We can go on and on about the cheating, which I do not deny occurred, but we are not talking about someone who is getting even 20 percent of the vote. Yes, if all rules were followed to a T and media was fair and debates were fair and polls and votes were fair then he could have a chance at nomination, however, we cannot be under the illusion that this country is ready for Ron Paul ideas. They will all have to suffer the greatest depression before that will happen. Lucky for us, they will get their chance.

if ron paul is so great for

if ron paul is so great for large, corrupt corporations, why don't they support him?

Because he is not great for large corrupt

corporations. Whoever said that? Large corrupt corporations depend on government privilege and looting to stay large and corrupt. Guess what Ron Paul thinks of that?

The country is MORE than ready for Ron Paul ideas

Why do you think all the big money powers that be are trying to stifle them? They are doing everything in their power to not let the people take back the country.

You don't seem to understand that

There are people who still do not know what Ron Paul represents. These are the people that act according to the system which they have been accustomed to, and rarely do so out of sheer malice.

Why do you seem against educating the people, no matter who they are? Spread the message and bear no ill will to those who seem to wrong us.

I believe in the freedom to be what we choose to be.

No, Ron Paul could hit them on fiscal responsibility

and make a great speech on what it actually means. He'd have them eating out of his hand in ten minutes.

A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.
-- Muhammad Ali

What I don't get is

why doesn't the Paul campaign mention this to the MSM? Why aren't they fighting in regards to the 5 states that they won and how the GOP is trying to disqualify their delegates? Why don't they state to the MSM that Dr. Paul is eligible to have his name placed in nomination and be able to give a 15 minute speech?

Every story I see online, I write a comment about how the GOP is trying to disqualify Dr. Paul's delegates via fraud because the realize that they messed up on this delegate issue. I also state that the MSM isn't reporting this because they lied about Nebraska being Dr. Paul last stand.

Why doesn't the Paul campaign backup his supporters?

What about....

....the campaign simply announcing via a press conference or news release to the world (mainly the supporters) that they have a plurality and that Ron Paul must be allowed by the rules to speak.

And that all delegates need to get to Tampa.


Why don't we hear this type of leadership from RP or the campaign???

Somebody please explain.

I know the media won't report squat, but at least WE would know what the facks is (Steely Dan lyric).

"It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a rEVOLution before tomorrow morning." - Henry Ford

its not complicated

to understand that the media is controlled by an elite group of people who do not what ron paul to get the time of day. Don't mean to be rude but it has always bothered me when I tell people about what is really going on with Ron Paul and they are like why don't they spend the money to buy the commercials or inform the media. The media is informed, the media does not report truths.

Despite the media being informed about generalities, you have to understand also how many things they say that is just a reporter that read twitter. Look how many instances we have recently has where media outlets reported falsities. "jon Edwards Guilty" , "Health care reform overturned"..When you say main stream media it is no different than me saying american idol. It's all for entertainment purposes only, facts are not the important part of their production.

a better question is why

all the Paul "supporters" petitioning the media for a speaking position vs inundating the media with the truth about Ron Paul's plurality in 5+ states. Seems there is a concerted effort here to push supporters to get on the cheese line and beg for a losing position when we have earned our spot on the ballot. Wtf?

They tried to bury us, they didn't know we were seeds. -mexican proverb

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A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.
-- Muhammad Ali

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Add this link to your story.... Fox news reporting Ron won 5 states and will be going to the convention...