Comment: The GOP still is trying to bar non-Establishment members

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The GOP still is trying to bar non-Establishment members

I attended a GOP county caucus over the weekend and officials said delegates would not be able to participate in the upcoming convention to elect new leaders if they hadn't voted in the last two Republican primaries or weren't members of the Young Republicans, Federation of Republican Women, etc.
Attendees also were told they may have to pledge an oath to the Republican Party and support its nominees if there allegiance is in question.
Based on the requirements, it doesn't appear the Establishment GOP is welcoming Libertarians or newcomers if they question the party line or won't support lame non-conservative candidates such as Romney.