Media Finally Admits Ron Paul Can be Nominated, Benton Plays it CuteSubmitted by James_Madison_Lives on Mon, 08/13/2012 - 01:24
revised 1:40a.m EST
Finally acknowledging what Ron Paul supporters have been saying all along, that Paul has in fact qualified for the nomination, Tampa Bay Online, the online presence of the Tampa Tribune, has called a movement to nominate Ron Paul "Romney's greatest fear":
"Romney's greatest fear could be a movement to nominate Paul from the floor of the convention, which could happen if five state delegations line up behind him."
The possibility of nomination was previously widely reported in the media to have "ended" in Nebraska. Alternative media has hammered that this is incorrect. At least six states already lined up behind Paul, notwithstanding a court battle in Louisiana. A "plurality" in five states is necessary to qualify for nomination.
The Tampa Bay article ends by quoting campaign spokesman Jesse Benton, saying:
""Dr. Paul will not seek to be nominated from the floor,"
The politic language has intrigued many. Candidates often use such wording to deflect speculation without ending it. Paul has attracted the largest audiences of all the Republican candidates so far, and polls well against Obama whereas Romney suffers a deficit. In addition, allegations and statistical arguments for vote-flipping against Paul have been made. It is not clear that convention leaders can stop the nomination of Dr. Paul.