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Las Vegas Sun + NY Times Confirm: Ron Paul Got SIX State Petitions for Nomination

We managed, in spite of a corrupt media, corrupt national GOP, corrupt state GOP organizations, voter ignorance, voter apathy, a massive disinfo campaign, an ongoing psy-ops campaign, and physical violence, to get Ron Paul the GOP nomination, based on the rules of four days ago.

The GOP and Democrat-controlled media had to lie, cheat, steal, and break bones to stop us.

Las Vegas Sun:

Paul supporters, lead by Nevada delegate Wayne Terhune, succeeded in putting together petitions from six states to put Paul’s name up for nomination. But earlier this week, the Romney campaign won a critical rules change requiring eight states to put a candidate up for nomination.

At the last moment, Paul supporters handed the petitions to the convention secretary. Then, the convention voted to adopt the eight-state rule, crushing the Paul effort.

More at the Las Vegas Sun

New York Times:

Delegates from Nevada tried to nominate Mr. Paul from the floor, submitting petitions from their own state as well as Minnesota, Maine, Iowa, Oregon, Alaska and the Virgin Islands. That should have done the trick: Rules require signatures from just five states. But the party changed the rules on the spot. Henceforth, delegates must gather petitions from eight states.

More at the New York Times




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Hurrah to our hard working delegates...

And the Revolution is on! These fat cat types always expose themselves eventually, for all to see. Keep the faith, be patient, and watch them trip up and implode of their own accord. What fun!

Sweet Liberty

did the 8-state rule

go into affect for this convention or the next? Please clarify (if you know for sure). Normally, these kinds of rules don't take affect until the next convention. Was it a special rule for this convention as the media states? or next?

I am Ron Paul.

That one was written to go into effect

in this convention.

Anyone know how long

the 5 state rule has been in effect? This is shady to say the least, but hey, what more did we expect, really? David vs. Goliath & who won that fight, anyway? ;)

And with Maine and Louisiana, it would have BEEN 8

moving goal posts.

http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/562848_1908770243...

Integrity means having to say things that people don't want to hear & especially to say things that the regime doesnt want to hear -RonPaul

i think you mean Mass and LA

Maine was included in the 6 reported by the Nevada spokesman. thatd been 8 states and one territory.

Remember, Remember the 6th of November

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=tYrZ0...

"Government is not reason; it is not eloquence. It is force. And force, like fire, is a dangerous servant and a fearful master." George Washington

The message is the motive...

The message is the motive... The world will hear.

I

Remember!

Do you think the GOP can

Do you think the GOP can still have a candidate for the general election in Maine?

Also important to know is

Also important to know is that the Nay's were much louder on this vote. They were ignored. There should at the very least been a call for a 2nd vote on the 8 state rule change.

Corrupt GOP is corrupt.

"One man with courage is a majority." ~ Andrew Jackson

what if he DID have 8?

what if he DID have 8?

He did, he really won

Iowa & Texas, too. Those primaries were rigged...C'mon: Romney, who couldn't even keep it together in his own state after being governor for one term took 80% of the vote in Dr. Paul's Congressional District where he has been elected for 12 terms? Yea, sure...

Don't be silly!

Then the rules would have required nine!

Oops, didn't see the similar comments below:)

Then he would need 10

.

We all want progress, but if you're on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive.

-C. S. Lewis

And if he had 10...

And if he had 10 it would be 12 and this would go on until he had all 50 states and then they would come up with some excuse or rule change. When do we hide behind trees and aim for the big white x on their red uniforms?

RickStone

they raise the bar when we win

and it is always this way. When Ross Perot did a good job, all the rules in my state, Kentucky, changed to raise the bar and make future success harder.

turn our chairs

In Maine, they stopped the vote counting with 85% in, when it's neck and neck with less than 200 votes of a difference between Ron and rMoney. They stand up on the stage and call it. The brute force enforces it.

How can an unconstitutional law pass? The congress votes yes on it, the senate votes yes and the president signs it, even though the constitution says " congress shall pass no law respecting..." The brute force then upholds this secondary, new form of government.

Dominance is priority #1. They can not loose. The ends will always justify the means, this is why they cheat.

Ultimately, we won't win by playing by the rules, since they make the rules up as they go along. This is their game after all. We have to win by going above and beyond the rules, but not in a corrupt, cheating kind of way, but in a divine, liberty fueled consensus kind of way. Like in LA the caucus turned their chairs. The GOP was bending the rules, and we bent them back, because it was the right thing to do. They knew it was the right thing to do because the truth was right there in the delegates faces. When enough non-criminal, liberty lovers get involved in the process, we'll be able to turn our chairs on the whole GOP, and turn our whole country around.

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Beautifully said.

Thank you.

Debbie

I love RP...

and have done everything I can to try and get him in office. My question is why is RP not fighting for himself? I want him to storm the convention floor be as loud as all his brave delegates are and demand that the original rules must apply or the whole thing is a fraud against the American People. I'm confused as to why this campaign "pretended" that they were trying to win. People surely donated all the money they didn't have to make Ron Paul President and nothing else. If RP and his campaign were just out to educate then they should never have made people think otherwise.

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I do think RP gave it his best shot -- and

did very very well indeed considering the odds. No one could have predicted the lengths to which the GOP would go, stealing and lying and bending and changing rules to the very last minute of the nominating process. If you saw the convention footage, the numbers of Party shills way outnumbered our delegates.
You can't have a revolution when the majority are firmly in favor of tyranny.

I did

"No one could have predicted the lengths to which the GOP would go, stealing and lying and bending and changing rules to the very last minute of the nominating process."

I predicted they would just screw us at the convention, that's why I was for Ron going Independent/third party way back when he had a chance. He never ruled it out and should have done it considering all the politically diversified crowds he was drawing across the country. Many Independents and disgruntled Dems will simply not ever cross over and vote Republican as it is a tarnished brand.

Me too...

I love the man, and know that a president who supports true liberty is really what we need. The very hard lesson I learned is that we won't get that. Ever. The entrenched corrupt special interests make the rules. If we make any headway, they will just change the rules.

I'll cast my vote for Gary Johnson in my electronic voting machine this November. Maybe my vote will be counted, but probably not. This government does not represent me.

We all want progress, but if you're on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive.

-C. S. Lewis

Can someone please point me to the rule changes

that where added to the platform and an explanation of them.

This is the RNC giving us all a big middle finger...

..and telling us that we are not wanted or appreciated. The RNC will self destruct by persisting to abuse the liberty wing of the party. It is sad really.

We all want progress, but if you're on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive.

-C. S. Lewis

The next step

The next step for the Democrat and republican mafia is to change the rule for their debate, that Gar Johnson has to have 20 or 30 percent in the polls in order to participate in the debate. We have got to plan and figure out a way to prevent them from doing to Johnson what they did to Ron Paul.

they should just declare a

they should just declare a rule stating that only democrats and republicans can debate and save us all some time.

Gary Johnson won't be given the time of day

No one will play by fair rules. Obviously if Gary Johnson clears whatever hurdle is put in front of him, they will just erect a higher hurlde.

The crony capitalists, lobbyist, war profiteers, bankers, and everyone else inside this corrupt system will not allow a fair exchange of ideas. They only way that I see this ending is when the system collapses because it has finally destroyed the U.S. economy.

I'm depressed.

We all want progress, but if you're on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive.

-C. S. Lewis

help me understand.

Before the roll call vote, we tuned in six states with a plurality for paul: Nevada, Minnesota, Iowa, Maine, Alaska, Oregon. Right?
If so, why is it that when the roll call took place, Maine, Alaska and Oregon didnt vote for Ron w a plurality like Iowa, Nev, and Minn did?

Can't wait for the video of the nays

excellent question

i noticed that too.

I am Ron Paul.