Today was the 1st real day of the Texas Convention. Few things to note.
-We removed 3 people on the Rules Committee and replaced them with Liberty minded people.
-Almost every single ALT was seated. In some SD's there were not even enough ALT to fill in for the missing delegate spots.
-We have numbers, in larger amounts, some SD's we have clear majority.
Follow me on twitter tomorrow for updates. @Korywatkins
I know this sounds funny, but I am literally packing my bags right now for China. It is not what you think. My wife, who is a neuroscientist, is presenting a paper at the Human Brain Mapping conference in Beijing. I'm just going along for the ride ;)
I was hoping to be able to slip out the back door and take a little break from the DP for the next 10 days or so, and let the moderators run the show.
But in light of the recent news - Ron Paul's email, and now Rand endorsing Romney - I realize it is incredibly unfair to the moderators, who do such wonderful work with such a thankless task. So expect a little chaos on the site over the next couple of days. The front page might not get updated as much. A lively and spirited debate is likely to ensue. But a little chaos is good, every once in a while.
The endorsement came in an appearance on "Hannity," a little less than 24 hours after the elder Paul acknowledged in an email that his delegate total is "not enough to win the nomination."
Romney embraced the endorsement in a press release, calling Rand Paul a "leading voice in the effort to scale back the size and reach of government and promote liberty."
Official Press Release on Mitt Romney.com
Mitt Romney today made the following statement on receiving the endorsement of Sen. Rand Paul:
“I am honored to have earned the endorsement of Rand Paul. Senator Paul has been a leading voice in the effort to scale back the size and reach of government and promote liberty. Over the past three and half years, President Obama has made government more and more of a presence in our lives, and Americans can’t afford four more years of the same failed policies. As President, I will reform the federal government and make it smaller, simpler, and smarter. I am grateful for Senator Paul’s support and look forward to working with him to get America back on the right track.”
After watching Ron Paul's latest speech from Texas, I got goosebumps. That speech was epic. He just convinced a lot of delegates!
(Thanks for the video link, atarmiga)
That was definitely not his average campaign stump speech...
I couldn't help but think of Tampa Bay in late August. Could you?
What happens if Ron Paul speaks those same words he spoke today to the Tampa Bay delegates?
Ron Paul will deliver a speech to the RNC delegates in primetime for all of America to see. A 30 minute speech to change history. What we just saw in Texas was a small glimpse of what's to come in late August.
The playoff primaries are over. We have come so far and we don't even know it. Is this really happening right now? Is this just a dream?
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For the past few weeks, I have been writing in this column about the government's use of drones and challenging their constitutionality on Fox News Channel where I work. I once asked on air what Thomas Jefferson would have done if -- had drones existed at the time -- King George III had sent drones to peer inside the bedroom windows of Monticello. I suspect that Jefferson and his household would have trained their muskets on the drones and taken them down. I offer this historical anachronism as a hypothetical only, not as one who is urging the use of violence against the government.
Why all the media-hype today about Dr. Paul "admitting himself" that he will not be the nominee?
Do they doubt what they have been spreading for the last 1 year: That Romney "will" be the nominee?
Why is the RNC still fighting the Ron Paul delegates in every state?
Why is the Ron Paul fest being blocked?
Why waste all the time and resources trying to derail a train that you are convinced will never make it first to the station?
In his last email, Dr. Paul hinted to something like the liberty movement will have around 500 delegates on the floor in Tampa, but that doesn't mean he is conceding! There are still delegates to be selected and that number can still grow! Does Romney really have the 1140 needed?
In my humble opinion, Dr. Paul is up to something.
♠ Attention all ILLINOIS people. Anyone who can attend the convention on the 8th and/or 9th. Please read this and pass it on.Submitted by sovereignjanice on Thu, 06/07/2012 - 08:40
Two very important things for all ILLINOIS residents concerning our state convention this Friday and Saturday June 8th & 9th
1) We're working very had on making sure guests can become delegates. So if you want to help out the grassroots effort and have the possibility to become a delegate right there at the convention please go to http://ilgopconvention.eventbrite.com/ and register as a guest. You can do it right now, all online, this very second, and just show up to the convention. I make no promises about the upgrade to delegate, but if you know anything about Paul supporters, there's no group more willing to put in the effort to try. (It would be great if you could be there for both days, but if you can come for just one day, just one hour, just one vote then we'd rather have you there than not at all)
2) Whether you're coming as a delegate, alternate or guest, please BRING AS MUCH INFO ABOUT YOURSELF AS YOU CAN. That means have on you your registration ticket, photo ID, voters card, any kind of confirmation that you're a member of the Republican Party or have voted Republican in the past.
Wow, this is surprising...
"The Ron Paul supporters from Mitt Romney’s congressional district whose delegate selections were jeopardized by a ballot challenge are going to the Republican National Convention after all."
Well, we are here in Ft. Worth getting for the next 3 days of battle! Let's give 'em a show that they won't soon forget.
If any other delegates want to get together at the convention, just message me here at the DP and shoot me your cell number. Lots of people are already coordinated but the campaign didn't return my emails. No worries, we'll wing it.
Let's get together and we'll rock this thing!!!! God Speed Delegates! For Liberty! For Texas!!
I wanted you to get an update from me personally, since we have some great news!
Due to the smart planning of our campaign and the hard work and diligence of supporters like you, we stand to send nearly 200 bound delegates to the Republican National Convention in Tampa. This number shatters the predictions of the pundits and talking heads and shows the seriousness of our movement.
What's more, we will send several hundred additional supporters to Tampa who, while bound to Romney, believe in our ideas of liberty, constitutional government, and a common-sense foreign policy.
When it is all said and done, we will likely have as many as 500 supporters as delegates on the Convention floor. That is just over 20 percent!
A friend put this video together with some text explaining what was going on. As a fellow participant, I can validate all of the major details are factually accurate. I am even in the video at one point :)
I am really bothered to see many referring to the effort in South Dakota as a "failure" or "disappointment." I do not see it as either, to me it was an over-whelming success.
Seeing that we had the ability to come together (uncoordinated by the official campaign) and take the movement into our own hands, using our own funds, and many using their own time and energy was a huge success for Liberty. There is no reason anyone should feel as if they failed, it was a courageous effort. I want thank everyone behind "South Dakota For Liberty" and everyone who helped contribute by donating funds, time, or made phone calls. They deserve a round of applause.
Thank you patriots, these are the efforts that define this movement! What a victory for Liberty!