Comment: Unnecessary compromise

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Unnecessary compromise

If Nevada didn't have the numbers to unbind, okay. But if it was done for strategy it sounds pretty weak. It's not breaking the rules to unbind as it's the state party's decision as embodied by the convention. The media is already portraying Maine as "chaos, insane", etc. so no matter what we did in Nevada it would be portrayed as a hijacking. The RNC and Romney campaign will undermine or disqualify the delegation however they can whatever Nevada decided. And the RNC convention chairman will likely ignore any abstentions of bound delegates and count them as they were pledged (as some state party rules explicitly require).

In short it makes little sense to offer the establishment an olive branch that ties up one hand while they are getting ready to sucker punch us.