Comment: Tenacity Prevails

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Tenacity Prevails

Still, it's good to be cognizant of the opposing opinion. Brian Doherty, for example at http://reason.com/blog/2012/05/11/are-republican-delegates-b..., says that deciding whether any state's delegates are bound or not requires looking at that state's laws or party regulations. He says: "Rules of the Republican Party" adopted in September 2008 (see page 18) seems to allow for binding according to state Party rules or even state law:

"(1) In accordance with any applicable Republican Party rules of a state, insofar as the same are not inconsistent with these rules; or

"(2) To the extent not provided for in the applicable Republican Party rules of a state, in accordance with any applicable laws of a state, insofar as the same are not inconsistent with these rules; or

"(3) By a combination of the methods set forth in paragraphs (a)(1) or (a)(2) of this rule; or

"(4) To the extent not provided by state law or party rules, as set forth in paragraph (d) of this rule."

In the end, it's probably all a matter of interpretation and -- as in the case of results we've been getting at the district and state conventions -- tenacity prevails.