Comment: Not necessarily so....

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Not necessarily so....

.......and it's dangerous to go out there and call it a 'sure thing" when it most definitely isn't. The official quoted was speaking to a SPECIFIC situation regarding a delegate's bound status. In 08 in Utah, Mitt Romney won the popular vote so all delegates were pledged to vote for him. However, at the convention, they were told to vote for McCain instead. This one delegate, wanting to KEEP their bound status intact, insisted they were going to still vote for Romney. The official's comment was to try and release her from that obligation. She did not do it and ended up voting for Romney.

So this situation would ONLY be equivalent IF Ron Paul had won Utah and delegates were being encouraged to vote for Mitt instead. It's obviously not that way so this example cannot be used as a precedent.

No matter HOW much I wish we could.........