Hey if you dont succeed lesson...Ron Paul WINS Maine caucuses..FINALLY!

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    May 07, 2012 10:27 AM GMT
    Yes after the tumult in the initial round in February (remember the weather canceling one of the counties Saturday voting and the state chairman announcing a badly needed Romney win anyway after Santorum upset Mitt in a few states) and which was actually non-binding, Ron Paul's folks kept at it and scored the Texas congressman what I believe is his first ever primary or caucus win as the final round of the Maine caucuses was held this past weekend at the state capitol. And what a win it is: Paul people (I like that!) were elected to 21 of the 24 delegate slots to the GOP national convention in Tampa this summer. This affair too was marked by allegations of cheating with Paul supporter Elizabeth Shardlow of Portland lamenting that "we came here to see democracy in action. We are floored by what happened, absolutely floored to see the cheating." For his part the defeated Romney convention chairman, Charles Cragin, indicated the Paul led delegation may not be seated at the convention because of violations of rules of procedure this weekend in Augusta. Stay tuned.
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    May 07, 2012 3:01 PM GMT
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    May 07, 2012 3:11 PM GMT
    Yay for Ron Paul!
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    May 07, 2012 3:24 PM GMT
    mocktwinkie saidYay for Ron Paul!


    Damn, I almost forgot about him. Could he be keeping any lower of a profile?
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    May 07, 2012 11:44 PM GMT
    By stuffing ballot boxes so I hear.

    Thats what you do if you're a libertarian.
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    May 08, 2012 12:09 AM GMT
    I still wish he had not turned out to be insane. He had so many great things to say, and then so many stupid ones. icon_neutral.gif
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    May 08, 2012 2:02 AM GMT
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    mocktwinkie saidYay for Ron Paul!


    Damn, I almost forgot about him. Could he be keeping any lower of a profile?



    I'm with Mock !!!

    CJ, Ron Pauls team has been working under the radar and doing quite well at stacking up delegates.

    Ron Paul’s “Stealth” Delegate Strategy


    Similar to James Antle’s piece at The American Spectator earlier this week, Rachel Wiener breaks down Ron Paul’s recent successes at The Washington Post:

    Remember Ron Paul?

    He has yet to win a primary. All his other fellow long-shots have dropped out (or will by the end of the day). The Republican National Committee is calling former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney the “presumptive nominee.”

    Yet at state conventions around the country, Paul supporters are increasing the candidate’s support by taking over state party committees and educating fellow Paul fans in arcane rules.

    While at many conventions Romney backers are split between numerous would-be delegates, Paul supporters are showing up in droves and voting with discipline for a delegate slate.

    With a plurality of delegates from five states, Paul supporters could nominate him from the convention floor — the goal of at least some Paul supporters…

    Here’s the latest on Paul’s strength in state committees and conventions:

    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 backers in Alaska were elected as party chairman and co-chairman but failed to change the rules to give Paul the state’s 24 delegates. (He will get six.)

    Paul supporters are a majority in the Iowa GOP’s State Central Committee…

    They dominated the caucuses in Louisiana…

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

    Paul supporters teamed up with backers of former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum in Colorado to get 13 delegates.

    The candidate has also picked up small delegate gains in states where Romney won big — for example, five delegates in Pennsylvania and four in Rhode Island.

    Attempts to replicate these successes are taking place in other states across the country — for example, the upcoming state convention in Nevada…

    When all the various state conventions are over we’ll see how much support he’s gathered — and whether Romney should have paid more attention. 




    As for RP's team cheating to get delegates up in Main, lets remember that it was Romney's team Cheating like hell to try and take the chance of RP's winning from him. It didn't work, so Romney's team that cheated and lied to block the pro Paul area of the state's votes from being counted back in February and they'll just as likely do anything now to save face including lieing to make Paul's team look like the cheats instead of themselves. This is typical of the damn good Christian Right Republicans. Be the first out with the lieing exageration and repeat, repeat and repeat some more until it is believed.

    Anyone doubt me on their tactics, just keep your eyes wide open and watch them, its their most often used Strategy.