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Paul supporters create delegate mischief


Mitt Romney may be the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, but Rep. Ron Paul of Texas is quietly racking up some organizational victories that could complicate Mr. Romney’s anticipated coronation at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., this summer.

Exploiting party rules, loyalists for the libertarian congressman from Texas in recent days have engineered post-primary organizing coups in states such as Louisiana and Alaska, confirming what party regulars say would be an effort to grab an outsized role in the convention and the party’s platform deliberations.

In Massachusetts, the state where Mr. Romney served as governor, Paul loyalists over the weekend helped block more than half of Mr. Romney’s preferred nominees from being named delegates at state party caucuses — even though Mr. Romney won his home state’s primary with 72 percent of the vote. Many state GOP establishment figures, including longtime state Republican National Committee member Ron Kaufman, won’t be going to Tampa in August as official delegates.


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 Ron Paul has shrewdly run an unconventional campaign. He has not simply gone out for the "beauty contests" and "early win" in state primaries. He is wise to the election frauds, corrupted state GOP proceedings, the maligning press and the debate shut-outs. He has gotten his delegates into the GOP convention rules committee, focussed on winning delegates in caucus contests and attracting  vanquished candidates' delegates. The media is loathe to report Dr. Paul is actually coming close to matching Romney's delegate tally. Romney is running on checkbook power. Ron Paul has a veritable army of grassroots supporters, many who are skilled at working the political system. Ron Paul is sidestepping the televised popularity contest bought and paid for by the elitists and is nearing a coup in Tampa by using the old-fashioned nuts and bolts political strategy of winning delegates that most candidates in the age of television have forgotten. Once Paul's delegates are on the open convention floor, in front of the TV cameras, the RHINO will see the full power of the Paulites and be unable to perpetrate their secretive vote frauds against Ron Paul. Run Ron, Run!