Comment: That was wierd

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That was wierd

Apparently, no one in that room knew Robert's Rules, the Paul people included. There were 3 motions in play at once. You can't just say "I move that we...." as a matter of getting the floor for debating.

Then, the motion to approve the slate needs to come from the body and seconded. The next person needed to debate, you can't "amend" a slate once approval has been motioned. There is nothing to amend. You could call for "suspend the rules" to appeal for individual elections or a slate consisting of attendees only - but that takes a 2/3 vote which I don't think they had.

Basically, as with every caucus, it is about NUMBERS. If you don't have a majority to vote down the rules and electa a chair - you are done for.

"In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot."--Mark Twain