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Romney Delegate from Louisiana Supports Fairness Toward Ron Paul

Dear Reince:

I am writing to you in my capacity as Republican parish chairman for East Baton Rouge Parish, the largest parish in Louisiana and the parish which forms the base of the Sixth Congressional District. I also served in the Louisiana House of Representatives from 1972-2000, as Honorary Chairman of the Louisiana delegation to the 1996 Republican National Convention and as Louisiana’s member of the Platform Committee at the 2008 Republican National Convention.

During Louisiana’s Presidential Primary and the caucuses this year, I endorsed Rick Santorum and was a leader in the efforts by RNC member Ross Little to elect an uncommitted slate of delegates favorable to Sen. Santorum. I now fully support Gov. Mitt Romney. I have never been a supporter of Congressman Ron Paul.

As a result of the many meetings and conversations I have had with both sides, I have become deeply concerned that our state party’s leadership, composed of some of my best friends and political allies, has become caught up in the efforts to “block Ron Paul” and are making decisions adversely affecting the rights of the Republican voters here in East Baton Rouge Parish.

No matter what the Credentials Committee ultimately rules on Louisiana’s At-Large delegates, there can be no reasonable doubt about who should be delegates from Louisiana’s six Congressional districts. There is absolutely no justification for depriving the Republicans of our parish and of our Congressional District of the delegates they duly elected:

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Class Act .. My Respect-O-Meter just pegged out.

I had read this letter before, but felt the need to reach out and say thanks :

Mr. Jenkins,

I just wanted to take a moment to say that I read your correspondence to Mr. Reince Priebus, Chairman Republican National Convention.
I share your outrage at the way this was handled, but I can’t even fathom how insulting this process must be to you personally, since you helped author laws to prevent these exact actions.

I just wanted to offer a moment of support, and express to you that regardless of whom we both support as candidates, we are indeed both Republicans.

Your correspondence was both clear, factual, and fair. I wanted to thank you for making a stand about the representation of your district’s delegate selection. Please understand, I would bestow equal praise had you issued this same statement about Sanatorum or Romney delegates that were denied delegate slots they were elected into.

I am a Ron Paul supporter, but I am a Republican first.

Liberty and Representation for all.

His response roughly 15 minutes later :

Dear X,
Thanks so much for the kind words. My only caveat is, don't get carried away with this Republican business. America first. Republican is down the list somewhere!
Yours, Woody Jenkins

My Respect-O-Meter just pegged out.

The passion behind the

“block Ron Paul” meme is as strong as the "anyone but Obama" meme.

Sad state of affairs...so much effort fighting for the wrong cause.

The law cannot make a wicked person virtuous…God’s grace alone can accomplish such a thing.
Ron Paul - The Revolution

Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms. Ron Paul

thank you!

Great letter from Mr. Jenkins!

COPY OF LAGOP LETTER TO THEIR MEMBERS

I JUST COPIED THIS FROM THE LAGOP WEBSITE.
PLEASE GO ON THEIR WEBSITE TO READ IT FIRST HAND. GOD HELP US!
AND THANK YOU MR.JENKINS!
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The Republican Party of Louisiana

Email Address:

LAGOP Releases Official Roll of Delegates
Posted in Press Releases Posted by Administrator on Jul 27, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 27, 2012
Contact: Jason Doré
225-389-4495
LAGOP Releases Official Roll of Delegates

The Republican Party of Louisiana today released the official roll of delegates, alternate delegates and delegation officers for the 2012 Republican National Convention in accordance with party rules.

“We have a very conservative and enthusiastic delegation,” LAGOP Chairman Roger Villere, Jr. said. “The Louisiana delegation is composed of Republican leaders, supporters and activists who are committed to uniting the party and defeating Barack Obama in November.”

In June, the 2012 Louisiana Republican State Convention met in Shreveport and elected 30 delegates to the Republican National Convention. Thirteen delegate positions were left vacant to be filled by a vote of the state party’s Executive Committee. The slots were left open in order to facilitate talks with Ron Paul supporters who refused to participate in the state convention.

Since the state convention concluded, Ron Paul suspended his presidential campaign and no compromise could be reached with his Louisiana supporters, who still insist on having a majority of the delegates as part of any negotiations. Paul supporters also filed suit against the party challenging its right to bind delegates according to the results of the Louisiana Presidential Preference Primary, in which Congressman Paul received 5% of the vote.

Unable to reach an agreement, the Executive Committee filled the vacancies in the delegation with supporters of Mitt Romney and certified the official list with the RNC.

For a full list of Louisiana’s 2012 RNC delegation, click here.

"THE LOVE OF OUR COUNTRY AS OUR AMMUNITION" Jordan Page

Even A fool...

... can have a conscience and sense of fair play.

Sir, I certainly appreciate your sense of fairness, but you supporting Mitt Romney over the greatest statesman in this country over the last 100 years makes you a complete blithering idiot.

wow bob

you really know how to win friends and influence people bob-O. I bet you've won a multitude of converts to Ron Paul there in Vegas with that attitude. Boy if I was a Rmoney supporter, and I read your comment, I'd be totally attracted to it and really be motivated to watch some Ron Paul vids to learn more about why so many people are soo happy with Ron Paul and why his supporters respectfully reach out to others to spread the truth of Ron Paul's message.

Everyone shoud email a thank you to Mr. Jenkins -

thank you Kevink for providing the contact info!

"When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know Peace." - Jimi Hendrix

good, good, romney delegates!

good, good, romney delegates! you're catching on!

now, the next step is to ask yourself "why" ron paul is being excluded.

then once that is answered, you'll feel no other obligation than to join us.

Letter dated 7/30/2012

It's been 3 weeks. Is there an update since this was written?

Thanks for posting. Good letter.

Nice to know Alex Helwig was elected.
Hope he's well and doing better since being injured.

Yes, And It Was Posted Here Already

That's what the "search" box is for, upper right of this page. Old news.

Bump the old post, don't duplicate it.

What do you think? http://consequeries.com/

WHAT IS THIS DUDE'S

e-mail or contact details.. we need to thank him. Postive reinforcement guys, it does work. We'll get more Mitt supporters speaking up for truth and fairness if we respond postively to their help.

I think I found it

I'm pretty sure this is his website (contact info below). Interestingly, he's a former member member of the Louisiana House of Representatives (from 1972–2000).

http://woodyjenkins.com/?page_id=2

Contact Woody Jenkins at
Woody Jenkins, Post Office Box 1, Central, LA 70739
woodyjenkins@hotmail.com
Phone (225) 336-5885

Our prayers are being heard

Keep praying or visualizing or whatever it is you are doing.

If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.
James Madison

Be sure to follow the link,

and read the entire letter. A small, but bright light, for the political process of our country.

It is heartening to see that

It is heartening to see that someone, who is not and RP supporter, realizes that next time it could be them...

If my need to be RIGHT is greater than my desire for TRUTH, then I will not recognize it when it arrives ~ Libertybelle

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bump

.

I would be interested in knowing if this guy gets a response

From Reince or if he gets to be Republican Chairman next year.