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Ron Paul Is Going to the Republican National Convention


On Wednesday, the Washington Post tallied Ron Paul’s gains in various states:

At Massachusetts’ state convention less than half of Romney’s 27 chosen delegates won tickets to Tampa. Paul supporters were chosen instead. While all of the state’s delegates are committed to vote for Romney, the delegates get to decide on the party chairman, platform, and VP nominee. …Paul supporters are a majority in the Iowa GOP’s State Central Committee, and he’s set to claim a majority of the state’s delegates despite finishing third in the caucuses.

They dominated the caucuses in Louisiana, carrying four out of six congressional districts with a tie in a fifth. That means 74 percent of the state’s convention delegates will be Paul backers.

In Minnesota, Paul won 20 of 24 delegates allocated at congressional district conventions, and he’s expected to take more at the statewide convention.

Huffington Post notes:

Paul can be nominated from the floor in Tampa by a plurality of five state delegations

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Comment by Powell Gammill
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Two things seem certain:  Romney does not have enough votes to win on the first round.  A second round is going to be a vote coming from predominantly anti-Romney people now released to vote their conscience.  They aren't exactly pro-Paul people either however.  And everyone wants to vote for the winner.  But is could be interesting.  And Paul ought to get a prime slot for a speech before hand.  If he is lucky they will try to dick him instead.

Comment by Joseph Vanderville
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Ron Paul is Going to the Republican National Convention -- yeah, for his hope to die there. It is a good burial ground for a still-born dream of becoming President of the United States. Am I a kill-joy or am I against Ron Paul? No, not even a hair close to either of these. I am just telling the truth ... nothing more than anything else but the truth! One must have the courage and conviction to do it. And that makes me different from any of you who entertains this commercialized idea [to make a profit out of a losing candidacy] based on a falsified campaign slogan that he will be the next President of the United States! It runs against my grain to fool the people this treacherous way! According to the National Institute of Health about 5% of the population are drawn to it, which the New Hampshire newspaper described as Ron Paul supporters from the "lunatic fringe". There is no way that I am making it up ... I am just writing down the truth about Ron Paul as honestly I can, not just writing against Ron Paul, as unfortunately most of you wrongly perceived. I am the good guy -- not the bad guy you flush down the toilet of your spite and contempt. We owe this truth about Ron Paul, to the public. At least one of the good guys in the side of the American people, has to do it. Do I personally like to do it? Not at all. It is more of a good citizen's duty to do it, than just liking to do it personally.