Comment: Great post...

(See in situ)


Great post...

but we need to make sure we reach plurality in 5 states. If we do not make the 5 officially in plurality then we cannot be even listed on the slate at the national convention. Plurality is not just a majority of delegates as we have been winning. Plurality is the majority of delegates bound to a candidate in the first round of voting. Unfortunately, rule 38 or abstaining does nothing for us when it comes to plurality. Plurality comes BEFORE the convention and if we failed to hit 5 states in plurality then we failed to get listed on the ballot and all the delegate work will turn into simply reforming the party and getting our message out, which is GREAT, but it would be a failure to get our candidate listed on the ballot.

So based on what plurality is we have plurality officially in Maine and Minnesota (and correct me if I am wrong), that's it. Colorado is a no because Santorum will not release his delegates, Nevada and Massachusetts still bound to Romney in the first round, Louisiana it is actually still in question which ballot they will recognize as official. Iowa we cannot count yet and could change away from us as their state convention is not until the end of the month of June. We may do well in Virginia but I will not count on it because I counted on WA and MO and we did not win there. Hoping we get to the 5 but right now I do have some concerns..