We Have 1,000 Delegates! (Or More Or Less)Submitted by myajace on Mon, 08/13/2012 - 02:35
Ron Paul fans will close out the Texas Congressman's third and final White House bid with a three-day festival/rally, scheduled to take place in Tampa immediately before the Republican National Convention.
"We thought it would be a great thing to be honoring the message that Ron Paul has been delivering for the last 30 years," organizer Bryan Siemon told Business Insider.
Siemon added that Ron Paul Festival will also serve as a pre-game rally for Ron Paul's national convention delegates, which could number up to 1,000, according to one source familiar with the campaign's internal delegate count.
Original DP Post: http://www.dailypaul.com/237158/we-have-1000-delegates-busin...
How many delegates does Ron Paul Have?
On Tuesday, May 29, 2012, Texans held their Republican primary. Associated Press (AP) announced a projection indicating that Romney had secured at least 97 delegates, bringing him up to the 1144 delegates needed to win the Republican nomination. Romney made an acceptance speech. President Obama telephoned Romney to congratulate him. The mainstream and liberal media flocked to repeat and report the AP projected result.
Other media was more cautious. The Conservative Drudge Report was strangely silent. Wall Street Journal reported cautiously that “Mitt Romney Tuesday night claimed his win in the Texas primary gives him the requisite number of delegates to clinch the Republican presidential nomination.”
Ben Swann, a Fox News anchor from Cincinnati, Ohio, produced a segment of Reality Check, explaining why he believes that internal tension within the Republican Party may be undermining the security of Romney’s projected victory. According to Ben Swann’s Reality Check from last week, The Liberty Movement (conservatives who support Ron Paul) is taking over the GOP. On Tuesday, a new segment of Reality Check suggests that the Republican Party might be winning the Texas battle at the moment, but could actually be losing the primary war to conservatives. More details on Reality Check’s claims will be discussed below; some claim that Ron Paul may have as many as 1,000 delegates going into the Tampa convention, compared with Romney’s present 1,081 delegates(the number of Romney delegates is under dispute, more below): http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=sGP0v...
Fox’s Reality Check is not alone in their suspicions. Newt Gingrich also acknowledged just last week that Ron Paul is the “biggest danger” for Romney in Tampa. At present, Romney is still short of 1144 delegates by many estimates. Even AP’s estimates make assumptions and guesses about delegates who are not bound, and then even bound delegates are no longer bound after two rounds of voting if more than one candidate enters the convention. With Ron Paul’s number of delegates rapidly growing (and thus Mitt Romney’s number of delegates rapidly shrinking, something that AP does not seem to have acknowledged yet), the numbers are in such a flux in 2012 that it is difficult to make any projections at all.
Witness the Power of An Idea: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgsg7a-Ok8Q