Convention Update from Massachusetts Liberty CaucusSubmitted by sawx75 on Wed, 08/29/2012 - 12:39
Mark Danko, an alternate delegate from the Massachusetts Liberty Caucus, a group of Ron Paul Republicans, is filing periodic updates with GoLocalWorcester from the floor of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
3:58p.m.: Shenanigans right now. The Virginia delegation boarded an RNC-controlled bus to head to the convention from the hotel. The bus circled and circled with long-time national committee member Morton Blackwell on board.
Blackwell has been leading a charge against rules proposed by presumptive nominee Mitt Romney that would strip state parties of their choice over delegates.
Governor John Sununu of New Hampshire held the rules committee meeting, knowing full well that Blackwell’s bus was out circling.
Sununu and company pushed a vote through the rules committee.
Blackwell is a long-time national committeeman from Virginia and is highly respected. He is a Romney supporter, but did not support the Romney-proposed rule. Big trick and slight.
The rules committee passed the rules report without allowing him to arrive. Cannot be proven, but RNC controlled his bus and directed it around and around the convention venue three times.