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Huffington Post: Why the GOP Is Scared of Ron Paul and 4 Reasons He Might Still Get the 2012 Republican Nomination

Huffington Post - Posted: 08/21/2012 3:55 pm

Why the GOP Is Scared of Ron Paul and 4 Reasons He Might Still Get the 2012 Republican Nomination. Article by Laura Trice

Full Article: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/laura-trice/gop-scared-ron-pau...

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Wait, isn't Dr. Ron Paul out of the presidential race? Isn't it all tied up nicely in a bow with the Romney/Ryan ticket?

No.

Why would the GOP be scared of Ron Paul but end up nominating him?

I'll explain.

Romney and the GOP have demonstrated both poor judgment and poor sportsmanship that might cost them by damaging Romney's electability among the Ron Paul supporters thus leading to a splitting of votes, which in turn, could cost the GOP the entire election.

Dr. Ron Paul is still in the race for president and is a strong contender for the 2012 GOP nomination.

To be on the GOP ballot Aug. 27, 2012 in Tampa and get a 15-minute speaking slot, a candidate must have won the plurality (majority) of delegates in at least 5 states.

Well, Ron Paul did win the plurality of delegates in 5 states, enough to be eligible for the nomination and a 15-minute speaking slot at the GOP convention. The states he won are Louisiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Maine and Nevada. Then Ron Paul went on to win the plurality in Massachusetts, Romney's home state and half the delegates in Oregon. Dr. Ron Paul also has around 500 delegates who support him. The exact number of delegates that Romney and Paul have is still a mystery but should be clarified at the convention.

So... Ron Paul won his 5-plus states, he's on the ballot and writing his speech, right? Not exactly...(continue here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/laura-trice/gop-scared-ron-pau...)



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DAYUM!!!

DAYUM!!!

Oh my, oh my

Oh my, oh my

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I'm sure we won't be reading about this on Drudge

anytime soon.

Who Cheats?!?

Who cheats? The lazy, bratty, insecure and less-qualified people who can't win honestly and fairly. Is that really presidential material?

thats right, insecure brats who don't care about what the people of the country want.

Wonderful Article

hope it is not too late!

"Romney and the GOP need to leave Ron Paul's five-plus states alone, place him on the ballot and allow Ron Paul to speak.Romney and the GOP need to leave Ron Paul's five-plus states alone, place him on the ballot and allow Ron Paul to speak."

It is not over yet!

What a gal -Laura Trice

And, due to the shabby treatment Ron Paul and his supporters have received from the GOP and Romney's people, many Ron Paul supporters may refuse to vote for Romney in 2012, even if it means Obama being re-elected for four more years. One supporter told me, "I want the GOP to see how many votes they lost by playing dirty. They will only be able to count all the lost votes if I vote for Gary Johnson." Romney and the GOP need to leave Ron Paul's five-plus states alone, place him on the ballot and allow Ron Paul to speak.

Here's her twitter. Please thank her for her article.
Follow Laura Trice on Twitter: www.twitter.com/LaurasWJF

Keepin' it real.

Dr/Rep Paul for president or no one!

Ron Paul wants to serve his country, and has served in the military, and would end the wars. Ron Paul's supporters and Americans want someone they can trust and believe in. Dr. Paul is that man-Laura Trice

Keepin' it real.

Thank you Laura Trice!

Honesty prevails. Is she part of the liberty movement or what?

The entire plot to reduce Ron Paul wins to under five states to take his name off the ballot and take away his 15-minute speaking slot is well under way. If Romney/Ryan are so great, why can't they handle a little competition without whining and crying like sore losers?

Are they afraid of losing the 2012 nomination to Ron Paul if he speaks and is on the ballot?

Why not play fair and let the best man win?

Who cheats? The lazy, bratty, insecure and less-qualified people who can't win honestly and fairly. Is that really presidential material?

I wonder if Romney and the GOP are worried that if Ron Paul speaks and gets the nomination, that Ron Paul will fire all of them. Is the GOP that terrified of change, even if it is for the betterment of the country?

Here is why I think that Ron Paul might still walk away with the nomination.

4. Lots of regular "little people", like me, want Ron Paul to be the 2012 GOP presidential candidate. We, the little people, do not like being trod upon and when we join together, we are stronger than big money. Remember, "We the People"? Ron Paul's donors are regular working people, not banks, and military men and women

Keepin' it real.

Excellent Comment! If Ron Paul where nominated, we, the little

people would indeed have won a great victory against the GOP, Romney, the Banks, and everyone else who has been a part of the cheating to stop us from winning and taking back our country. Forward march Ron Paul delegates and other delegates whom hopefully will join us in winning this nomination for Ron Paul!

A.Hansen

I think she can go even further than that!

Romney committed a crime by picking a VP before the convention!!! You cannot promise a position in order to get elected. If Paul is still on the ballot, Romney is de facto a felon!!!

Paul just has to sit back and swat away the flies, he won!

If it were only so easy

I'd love it to be so, but are expectations of such a reality?

Yeah, I know. Rules only apply to the rest of us

It sucks too cuz Romney loves to wear pinstripes, maybe he'll enjoy prison.

But either way, I bet Paul has some honest to god leverage right now!

What happened next is what may cost the Republicans and Romney t

What happened next is what may cost the Republicans and Romney the entire election. Instead of accepting that Ron Paul, the GOP underdog, had won enough delegates in enough states to be allowed his rightful place on the ballot and his 15-minute speaking slot, the GOP and Romney's people decided to try and take these legitimate wins away from Ron Paul and his supporters. Ron Paul supporters fought hard, played fair and won. Romney supporters didn't play fair and still lost those 5-plus states. These Ron Paul pluralities were won in spite of shenanigans and tricks tried by Romney supporters and the GOP to prevent or undermine Ron Paul wins. The Ron Paul supporters were well prepared and won the needed amount of states anyway.

So, how did Romney and his supporters handle their losses of five measly states to Ron Paul? Honorably? Graciously? With dignity? Maturely?

No. Quite the opposite.

Romney's people ran to Big Daddy GOP to rescue them from their defeats by trying to disqualify the valid Ron Paul delegates and to take away Ron Paul's right to speak and be on the ballot by reducing his states won to fewer than the five needed.

Keepin' it real.

She has a point when she

She has a point when she states that voting for Gary Johnson will be the only real way to calculate/show how much power we have.

Writing in Ron Paul's name in the ballot will be meaningless since it won't be counted and simply tossed aside.

Maybe we should rethink our plan B strategy and unify under voting for Gary Johnson instead of writing "Ron Paul"? Thoughts?

Dayum whats with all the downvotes? :(

I'm not even a GJ supporter geez... I'm just trying to discuss what the best possible plan B is.

Keywords - "PLAN B"... meaning the plan that's executed when the main plan (nominating Ron Paul) fails.

I just figured that voting third party would be more effective than staying home, or scribbling a name on a ballot that won't be viewed/counted.

I am the choir

however, too many here refuse to acknowledge any plan B and throw daggers at those who think sensibly as you are suggesting here.

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I realize this is off-topic, but when I saw your user name I wanted to share.

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Yes indeed

and I am just counting the days until we can stop hearing about Vinnie Barbarino too! :-P

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This article was not about

Gary Johnson and she mentioned him only once as a side note...it was about why Ron Paul might still get the nomination, not why anyone should vote for Gary Johnson.

I never said the article was

I never said the article was about Gary Johnson...?

And yes, thanks, I know how to read lol. I'm trying to discuss our plan B that's all

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Front Page!

What a great article...can we get it to the front page?!

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Thanks for this!

BUMPED UP!

"OH NO! He has a SON?" Neoconservatives and Liberals EVERYWHERE!

Rand Paul 2016

Lol at this part of the article

"If you want to learn more about Gary Johnson click here. He stands for small government, government staying out of your business, liberty and fiscal responsibility."

Gary Johnson, small government, does not compute.

Yeah, oh well

The rest of the article is fantastic. Gary Johnson "stands for" small government on the surface anyway. The way I look at it, he is still better than Romney or Obama. He's not Ron Paul though, and what we need is Ron Paul.

slightly less big then huge

slightly less big then huge is not small

..

he is no different then the two you mentioned.
He is a different type puppet, but still puppet.
mitt is neocon puppet.
obama is fascist puppet and GJ is libertarian puppet.
all puppets..
puppets, puppets, puppets!!!

"OH NO! He has a SON?" Neoconservatives and Liberals EVERYWHERE!

Rand Paul 2016

This must go viral

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Woah!

From the HuffPo? WINNING!!! :)

Blessings )o(

Bump.

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