did seem a bit overwhelming and would be illegal under the voting rights act in other party primaries. Still not sure I understand the motives but it did seem set up not to help Americans elect a president but to gather information.
on the other hand, I was bit frustrated with Ron Paul supporters discouraging all particaption because they thought that it was set up to ferret out potential Ron Paul GOP delegates for disqualification. sure among the 2 million plus Ron Paul supporters, there were enough out there to get him a thousand votes in 10 states those be persons who were not considering running for a delegate position within the GOP.
This points up to how this exclusive delegate strategy has failed. The campaign was right to pursue electing delegates to influence and eventually take over the party but it was wrong to discourage efforts to put his name on the ballot through other means.