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Why a Ron Paul-style presidential campaign may be the last of its kind

Republican officials have voted to change the way the party will nominate its presidential candidates in future elections in an effort to ensure that delegates to the national convention are bound by the outcome of states’ primaries and caucuses.

It’s more than a technicality. The change — which was passed by the Republican National Convention Committee but still needs to be approved at the convention — would make it nearly impossible in the future for rebellious Republican presidential candidates like Rep. Ron Paul (R-Tex.) to rack up substantial delegate support in states, when they do not win the states’ nominating contests.

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It WAS the one weakness, the one open door.

It was the only opportunity in the current climate.
Obviously that just changed. The only chance now is for delegates to seize the day and vote non-Romney, or for things to get bad enough for the majority to wake up.

It seems to me that in

It seems to me that in attributing blame for the anticlimactic and rather pathetic end of all our political efforts and hopes, we need to look beyond the GOP hacks. We knew who they were before we undertook to struggle against them. The blame rightly lies with us ourselves, who submitted to the leadership of a "professional" campaign staff. These folks, believing what all professional politicians believe, that when you don't seem to be winning you should cut your losses and quit, prevailed upon Dr. Paul to admit defeat months before the convention (http://news.yahoo.com/ron-paul-finally-admits-defeat-email-s...). And this article shows why there can be no second attempt. God bless us all.

So much for being a Republic

So much for being a Republic

I was going to post

scrolled down and you posted my exact sentiment.

I guess an Oligarchy is still close though??? Right??? What a freaking joke, we won't have true voting rights again until the current structure collapses.

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Yeah really, who cares about the

tireless minority whose principles this country was founded on. So old fashioned.

Ahem, naturally the

Ahem, naturally the underlying ASSUMPTION implies that the composition of the various RNC committees remains the same in the future which they will NOT. ;)

Amen

We are changing our county central committee. You can't tell me we are the only people that have unplugged from this site and are making actual physical waves (not just tech waves)? Nice Post tpreitzel!

Excellent point!

You make a very good point there!

Weren't we all lucky

to have had the opportunity to participate in this movement in this way over the past few years!

Thomas Jefferson: “Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that His justice cannot sleep forever."

Viva La Revolucion!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmaTNf4YhEs

The good fight goes on

Google Gary Johnson.

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sometimes LL can suck & sometimes LL rocks!
http://www.dailypaul.com/203008/south-carolina-battle-of-cow...
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

I've come to the conclusion...

after reading about all the shinanigans going on against Ron Paul that our votes have been rigged, are being rigged, and it's an illusion that the puppeteers want us to still believe in.

Why do we have to support crooks/criminals?

?

Thank you Mary.

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sometimes LL can suck & sometimes LL rocks!
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Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

Mary P.This short video succinctly puts it all into perspective

http://www.dailypaul.com/250545/video-excellent-prediction-f...

With all due respect, I will no longer be a voting prostitute for Constitution rejecting harlots.

Steven of Virginia

Thank you for the link. I hadn't seen that video before. I used to watch Fox News thinking they were fair and balanced as I knew the other ones weren't. One day I told my husband that I don't think they are fair and balanced anymore. He said they never were. They spew propaganda. It's just that my eyes are open now and I can see. I thank the Daily Paul for showing me the truth everyday now.

Yup. Been like that for decades--What are you going do do?

rEVOLutionary or sheep?

End the Fed or blablablabla?

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Fight the Ron Paul blackout on the Daily Paul (now 'P AU L'), put his removed poster back as your avatar:
http://www.mediafire.com/?9ir62bp8nshv83m

What am I going to do?

Not play their game. Knowledge is power.

I listened to that TalkShoe

I listened to that TalkShoe interview about the "lawyers for Ron Paul" case and I don't know. 7th circuit court judge David Carter tentatively ruled that the federal election rules govern the RNC and any other federal convention in the future. They read the rules and it said that NO ONE can coerce or intimidate delegates to choose anyone. According to that interview, sounded like the RNC was angry and told the judge flat out they were going to do whatever they wanted. They said the judge was shocked by what they said to him. Looks like they are full speed ahead to force delegates to do what they want. I think something will happen positive out of all this. Call it a hunch.

GOP = new third party

When people wake up they will realize that the libertarian party is closer to the real republican party than the current bastardized version.

Ron Paul 2012!

#rncisajoke

We have the power.

Cartoon:
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-kFl_cDt5mCM/TiQufpks5zI/AAAAAAAAD9...

LL on Twitter: http://twitter.com/LibertyPoet
sometimes LL can suck & sometimes LL rocks!
http://www.dailypaul.com/203008/south-carolina-battle-of-cow...
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

Anything that can be DONE can be UNDONE

Are you a rEVOLutionary or a spectator?

Talk is cheap.

3rd Party is just another grass on another lawn.

AND it's a whole lot browner where Gary Johnson is standing!

lol you guys already forgot Bob Barr too?

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Fight the Ron Paul blackout on the Daily Paul (now 'P AU L'), put his removed poster back as your avatar:
http://www.mediafire.com/?9ir62bp8nshv83m

See what I mean?

There's no changing the GOP. Just let them relegate themselves to third-party status as they sink further and further down to the lowest common denominator.

I don't play, I commission the league.

They will pay a heavy price on Nov. 6th

Return to 3rd party status.
3rd place finish.

#rncisajoke let's get this trending on Twitter.

Thanks for a bump.

LL on Twitter: http://twitter.com/LibertyPoet
sometimes LL can suck & sometimes LL rocks!
http://www.dailypaul.com/203008/south-carolina-battle-of-cow...
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15