"GOP blames Ron Paul supporters for loss to Obama"Submitted by hayek on Tue, 08/28/2012 - 20:15
I have heard that if the GOP loses to Obama they will blame the Ron Paul supporters, what I can't figure out is why?
Ron Paul attracted independents, traditional conservatives and turned activists out to the GOP en mass. The pushed conservative values and turned many democrats into the party. They gave the GOP all the leverage they need to defeat Obama.
Yet when these supporters showed up, they isolated them, mocked them, marginalized them, and disenfranchised them of their hard won votes within the GOP primaries. Then they have the audacity to tell Ron Paul supporters that now they want our votes?
All the GOP would have to do, to keep a lot of traditional conservative Paul advocates in the party and engaged in the fight against Obama is, show a little respect. Let them have the delegate seats they earned, let them vote for their candidate...and let the process work.
That would mean, everyone would feel welcome and many would want to see the party that endorses their hopes for a better future.
If the GOP loses, it is not the fault of Ron Paul, it is the fault of Mitt Romney and the RNC rejecting millions of new and returning Republican voters, many of whom are intelligent young hardworking activists or experienced and savvy political voters. All of whom though came to or back to the GOP because of a glimpse of the possibility of liberty.
The Romney camp can't expect support when it says in no uncertain terms, "Your vision of liberty whilst the GOP is under our control is a delusion...but come vote for me"
Allow me to succinctly describe the bad decisions made by the GOP from the precinct to national levels in their effort to broaden the GOP base: