So why was Ron Paul's nomination really rejected?Submitted by onesquarelight on Sat, 09/01/2012 - 10:31
So we know Ron Paul received petitions from 6 States to be nominated from the floor. Current rules stated a candidate would need atleast 5.
We know that the rules have been changed so a candidate now requires 8 states to be nominated at the convention. The La's Vegas Sun and the New York Times reported that the rule change was the reason for Ron Paul's nomination being denied.
Reason.com posted this update: Commenter Westmiller points out that both the New York Times and the Las Vegas Sun Times mislead their readers on the exact cause and effect of the rule change and refusal to nominate Paul, since the rule change from five to eight, which did happen, is not meant to go into effect until the next national convention. While rule change and denial of nomination both occurred, they are not directly causally connected.
If this is the case, what is/was the official explanation for denying Paul's nomination? Perhaps the GOP is content to let this misinformation persist as it handily takes the focus off of them to provide any substantive explanation.