How did the GOP cheat Ron Paul?Submitted by Ludwig M. on Fri, 11/09/2012 - 13:26
Whenever I get a chance, I try to convince republicans that the GOP needs to embrace the libertarian-leaning conservatives who they disenfranchised during the election.
I debate neocons on this tirelessly, but one thing that comes up a lot in discussion is the notion that "Ron Paul didn't have near enough support to get the nomination." Many times I counter this with "Then why did the GOP exert so much effort to literally cheat him out of a possible nomination?"
This is where I need your help; many people are completely ignorant to all the cheating (because the MSM refused to report it.) So they'll ask "what cheating?" ... and unfortunately, my memory is a little hazy. I remember something about the GOP breaking rule 11(?) where you cannot help a candidate financially unless he is the nominee. I also remember an issue with rule 34(?) which states that you cannot "bind" delegates to vote for a certain candidate... And of course there was a lot of wrongful disenfranchisement of duly elected Ron Paul delegates across various states.
I've tried googling this stuff, but I'm not getting the whole picture... So if any of you can enumerate (with links, or an article listing all of it,) all of the ways the GOP/RNC and Romney colluded to keep Dr. Paul from success, it would be greatly appreciated, and it would really help me do some convincing.