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Ron Paul Could Still Win Enough Delegates To Deny Mitt Romney The Republican Nomination

Despite what you may have heard from the mainstream media, Mitt Romney does not have the Republican nomination locked up.  In fact, he is rapidly losing delegates that almost everyone assumed that he already had in the bag.  To understand why this is happening, you have to understand the delegate selection process.  Each state has different rules for selecting delegates to the Republican national convention, and in many states the “voting” done by the public does not determine the allocation of delegates to particular candidates at all.  And the truth is that delegates are the only thing that really matters in this race.  In state after state, the Ron Paul campaign is focusing on the delegate selection process with laser-like precision, and it is paying off big time.  At this point, there is still a legitimate chance that Ron Paul will be able to win enough delegates to deny Mitt Romney the nomination on the first ballot at the Republican national convention in Tampa.  If Romney does not have the 1,144 delegates that he needs on the first ballot, then it becomes a brokered convention and anything becomes possible at that point.

Sadly, most Americans have no idea how this process really works.

For example, originally we were all told that Mitt Romney won Iowa.

Then, later on we were told that a mistake was made and that Rick Santorum actually won Iowa.

Well, it turns out that Ron Paul actually won 20 out of the 28 delegates in Iowa.  That is because the process of actually selecting the delegates occurred long after the voting by the public was over.

So what happens if the Ron Paul campaign is able to produce similar results in state after state?

The Ron Paul campaign is very organized, very motivated and they understand the rules of the game.  As a recent Politico article detailed, there are huge amounts of unbound delegates out there that are still up for grabs….

There are roughly 30 states and territories where delegates aren’t bound to a particular candidate. The majority of the other states, according to a number of party officials, call for delegates to be bound for a first round of balloting but not the ensuing rounds.

“The dirty little secret is: At the end of the day, these guys and gals can vote any way they want,” said a Republican who has attended national conventions for decades. “Each state has different (laws) on pledged delegates.”

In many states, the “official” results of voting done by the public mean next to nothing.  The talking heads on television often tell us how many delegates are “projected” to go to a particular candidate, but as we have seen in Iowa and in so many other states, those “projections” are basically meaningless.

A recent Salon article discussed how the delegate selection process really works and how the Ron Paul campaign is using these rules to shake up the game….

In many caucus states, the “official” results that most people saw this winter were from nonbinding straw polls conducted in conjunction with precinct-level caucuses. But when it comes to choosing national convention delegates, the real action is at district caucuses and state conventions. In the past, this distinction hasn’t mattered much, but for the Paul forces – who lack the numbers to win statewide primaries but have the devotion to pack any room, anywhere, at any time – it has offered an inviting loophole. When turnout is small and no one is looking, the Paul folks can win, and that’s what’s been happening in a number of states.

To Paul die-hards, this will all culminate in a surprise for the ages in Tampa, with the political world suddenly realizing that Romney actually doesn’t have the 1,144 delegates needed to win the nomination, thereby allowing Paul to extract major concessions or even steal the nomination for himself.

So could Ron Paul really deny Mitt Romney the Republican nomination?

At this point, nobody really seems to know what the real delegate count is.

Websites such as The Real 2012 Delegate Count are more accurate than most sources in the mainstream media, but even that site has been underestimating the true number of Ron Paul delegates.

Right now, Mitt Romney is not anywhere close to having the number of delegates that he needs for the nomination and Ron Paul just keeps picking up more delegates with each passing week.

For example, a Washington Post article that was posted on Sunday reported that Ron Paul just achieved a stunning delegate victory in Nevada….

Despite former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney’s overwhelming victory in the Nevada caucuses, Texas Rep. Ron Paul has won a majority of the state’s delegates to the party’s national convention later this year in Tampa, Florida.

Thanks to organized Paul supporters, who have been working to increase their candidate’s support at state conventions around the country, 22 of the 25 Nevada delegates up for grabs will be Paul supporters. (Another three are automatic delegates.)

That was a state that Romney supposedly “won”.

It looks like Romney has a real problem.

In state after state, Ron Paul is gobbling up delegates.  The following are quotes from a recent Huffington Post article about what the Ron Paul campaign has been able to achieve in the past few weeks….

-”Sure enough, Paul has already won 20 out of the 24 delegates allocated in Minnesota, by winning a majority of the congressional district contests.”

-”In Louisiana, Paulites “dominated” the congressional district caucuses this past Saturday, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune. Paul’s supporters carried four of the state’s congressional districts, and are guaranteed at least 17 of 46 delegates in the Bayou State, with the potential to pick up more at the state convention on June 2.”

-”The other state that Benton likely has his eye on is Colorado, where the Denver Post reported in mid-April that Paul supporters and Santorum backers combined forces to win a “stunning upset” at the state convention, guaranteeing that about half of the state’s 33 delegates will be for Paul in August.”

And look what just happened in Maine according to USA Today….

In votes leading to the close of the two-day Maine convention, Paul supporters were elected to 21 of the 24 delegate spots from Maine to the GOP national convention in Tampa, Fla.

So Ron Paul is definitely accumulating a huge pile of his own delegates, but even many so-called “pledged delegates” for Romney could end up playing a huge role for Ron Paul.

In some states, Ron Paul supporters have been getting elected into delegate slots that are supposed to go to Romney.  This is highly unusual, and it could really shake things up at the national convention.  As a Salon article recently explained there will be quite a few Ron Paul supporters that will actually be going to Tampa “disguised” as Romney delegates….

Besides the pledged delegates he’s won so far and the extras he’s collecting through caucuses and state conventions, Paul will also have some supporters disguised as Romney delegates. To understand how this works, just consider his campaign’s mischief in Massachusetts, where Romney won 72 percent of the primary vote – and with it, a monopoly on the state’s pledged convention delegates. But to determine who would fill those pledged delegate slots, the state GOP held caucuses recently, and the Paul crowd came out in force, gobbling up 16 of the 19 available positions. In how many other states will this happen, or has it already happened?

But those delegates are required to vote for Romney, right?

Not so fast.

The Ron Paul campaign could actually ask those “disguised” Romney delegates to abstain during the first round of voting in Tampa.  If Romney did not win on the first ballot, those delegates would then become unbound and would be able to support Ron Paul.

In fact, Ronald Reagan considered using this tactic against Gerald Ford in 1976.  The following is from a 1976 article entitled “Reagan Forces May ‘Steal’ Ford Votes”….

“In secret strategy sessions, Reagan aides have toyed with the idea of asking delegates to abstain as long as their state laws require them to honor the primary verdicts.  This would prevent the President from riding up an early-ballot victory.  Then, in subsequent ballots, they could legally switch to Reagan.

Delegates have abstained from voting before.  Back in 2008, at least 14 delegates abstained from voting at the Republican national convention.

So what would happen if the Ron Paul campaign was able to get 100 or 150 “Romney delegates” to abstain from voting during the first ballot in Tampa?

That is a very intriguing question.

And remember, Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich also have significant numbers of delegates pledged to each of them.

So Ron Paul does not need to accumulate 1,144 delegates himself to deny Mitt Romney the nomination on the first ballot.  He just needs to keep Romney from getting to 1,144.

The race for the Republican nomination is not over.

You can find a state by state breakdown of delegate voting rules right here.

It is not too late to get involved.

If nobody gets to 1,144 on the first ballot in Tampa, it becomes a “brokered convention” and anyone can become the nominee – even someone that is not running right now.

So if you are not satisfied with Mitt Romney as the Republican nominee, don’t lose hope yet.

The game is still being played.

It would be a challenge, but if his supporters get energized enough, it certainly is possible that Ron Paul could still win enough delegates to deny Mitt Romney the Republican nomination on the first ballot in Tampa.

And if that happens, anything is possible.

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  • mondobeyondo

    You mean there’s still hope after all?

    (Keep the change.)

    • latinos_for_ron_paolo

      Note to Neo-Cons including the Trailer-trash Twins and current Fed bagman – and “Peace Laureate” : Afghan mercifully swallows juntas. And so with largess and egesta.
      Because while secularizing and genocide masquerade as patriotism; Crony Capitalism that socializes debt – is neither entrepreneurship nor growth.

      They have a problem. That 800-lb gorilla and elephant in the room isn’t Anne and Michelle’s “back door man”, he’s the next President.

      A world statesman and America’s only statesman in a century of Progressive wh0res and psychopaths; his positions are simple truth. Only the healthcare tragedy is complicated – I think myriad subsidies should be unified under a single healthcare plan during the 5-yr interim it would take to return to a free market. However this is better than Neo-Cons and Neo-Liberals not understanding their own speechwriters’ talking points plagiarized from Ron. Think “pro-Life” debaucherer, Bush the Younger – with earpiece – aborting fratboy love-child(ren) and blocking 5,6 state, anti-abortion measures : while murdering the sons of the politically non-connected, and followers of the world’s three, great religions (all Semitic in origin) — some for their oil, all for their industry;
      Shrub and Bolton playing musical chairs with National Guards, doctor-son Cheney on 5 yrs bed rest – Sambo deferred for “close and personal” punjis and point.

      Obviously they only give lip-service to Statesman Paul’s traditional Republican and true Conservative agenda of liberty and prosperity through Free-Market Capitalism [ANTI-protectionism]; because they’ll never be more than Chickenhawk demagogues.

    • LadyLiberty

      Absolutely REAL HOPE!

      Ron Paul Delegate Count Map

      http://www.runronpaul.com/images/Delegate-victory-map.jpg

      Ron has qualified to be nominated at the convention.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EttnVTtsoo

  • Mainuh1

    RP is the last hope for this country.

  • Colin

    Paul has no chance. Its a cool talking point and all that yada yada. You and I know its a selection process, not an elective process.

    Even if Paul were to be elected, does anyone think he has a chance of pushing HIS agenda given the establishment of elites who really control things?

    • knightowl77

      Well he has more of chance as POTUS than he does as a Rep….As POTUS he can educate a lot more of the sheeple….

      As a RP delegate at the County level, we only voted for fellow RP delegates to the state level. Financial problems prevented us from going on to the state where we planned to fight for RP delegates to the national level…

      My hope, was only that the RNC establishment could not ignore RP like they did in 2008 and just totally blow off his ideas…It looks like in 2012 they will at least have to listen to him, before they try to blow him off…
      The establishment/”leadership” of both parties is so totally out-of-touch with average Americans that I hope this shakes things up quite a bit….

      • xander cross

        Sorry knightowl, but since Paul works for Mitt Romeny, how exactly is that change. Typical hyprocrite.

    • Texas Chris

      Paul has more of a chance than Warren Harding had. You know… PRESIDENT Harding?

      And yes, President Paul could in fact make the vast majority of changes he proposes. He can cut departement spending to zero, effectively eliminating them; he canr recall troops as commander in chief; he can pardon for nonviolent crimes; he can veto unbalanced budgets; he can nominate constitutional judges; he can repeal legislation via executive delcaration of unconstitutionality.

      In short, he can limit HIS power to only constitutional authority, force congress to accept their responsibility, and pack the supreme court with strict constitutionalists.

    • http://usconcealedcarrytraining.com Concealed Carry Training

      Agreed Colin, Joseph Stalin said ‘Those who cast the votes decide nothing, those who count the votes decide everything.”

    • Cinderella Man

      Youre such a sore loser Colin, I told you dont cont out RP Youre not insulting my father youre insulting the last hope for a free America. What are you so afraid of that the people of this country want real hope and real change. Us Paul supporters will never be swayed to vote fo Butt Romney or Barry Hussien. We are the true silent majority and all you naysayers be damnmed!!! RON PAUL REVOLUTION GIVE US BACK OUR CONSTITUTION!!!

    • Cinderella Man

      Besides that Colin you still havent put the They Live sunglasses on take off the blinders sheep!! Ron Paul may not win but we will send a message to the NWO that not all of us are going to be their slaves. If you find happiness in slavery be my guest, but dont get in our way the freedom train is coming thru either by hook or by crook dont be butthurt that we are beating them at their own game!!

  • mark

    I like alot of Ron Paul’s ideas. His chances of winning the general election is next to zero. Gary Johnson won the libertarian party spot and they would split many of the votes and Obama gets four more years. I will be more than happy to support Romney as he would make a much better President than Obama. Is he what the country needs? No, but this country will not elect leaders that will make the spending cuts and the tax cuts at the same time. That was the fix for the depression of 1920-1921. Bush tried tax cuts with no spending cuts and that did not work. Obama tried huge amounts of spending and that has not worked. People like the tax cuts, but they do not like the spending cuts as it would hurt for a few years, but the pain will be worse if we keep on kicking the can down the road, when the end of the road comes upon us and we go over the cliff hitting the bottom will really hurt.

    • Michael

      Mark:

      If Ron Paul somehow won the Republican nomination, his chances of beating Obama would be about the same as Romney’s.

      Michael

      • mark

        Will you vote for Gary Johnson or Ron Paul if he can get the nomination? I could vote for either. Johnson needs to get off pushing pot so much as many don’t want more drugs. I know that the drug war has failed and can’t be won, but much of the US has other things to talk about. Whatever happens, we need to get Obama out of office.

        • Cinderella Man

          Mark we all know you Mormons stick togther, sorry man I respect you as a rancher, but Butt Romney is never going to beat Obama! We cant let another John McLame candidate lose this election for us its way too important!!!

      • LiberTEA Patriot

        I disagree – I live in a mostly Democrat/Independent area, and I’m hearing a lot of them say IF we get Ron Paul on the ballot they will vote for him. BUT if we don’t they will be voting for Obama. We’ve seen this same sentiment all over the country. There are a lot of pissed off Democrats as well, but they won’t vote for Romney by their own declarations…

        If you want Obama in another term – go ahead and support Romney. If you want to start fixing our country then it’s time to join the R3volution.

      • Deborah

        I agree with you, Michael. I voted for Obama in 08 (I usually vote democratic). If 2012 is Romney/Obama I will sadly have to pick Obama or just not vote at all. BUT if it is Paul/Obama I will go with Paul bc I trust him more. I think that many swing voters may go in the sam direction.

        • Gary2

          I could also see my way to voting for Ron Paul. I would be hoping that by his fixing the things we agree on the things we do not agree on would be moot. I will not vote for mittens and will vote Obama if it comes down to the 2 of them. It almost seems like the establishment wants Obama to win. Mittens?? Really? thats the best they could come up with? My cat would make a better president than mittens.

          Chex for President! (Chex is my cat)

          • Cinderella Man

            Holy ******* Gary!! Thats awesome I hope our Libertarian asses rub off on you enough that you can regain your sanity man, you know as well as I do if things dont drastically change in this country there will be a full blown revoloution whether its Barry or Mittens. Welcome back to the realm of sanity buddy I hope youre here to stay.

          • Graham

            Gary2:

            Just read your comments… and having just picked myself up off the floor, I’m glad to see you are “coming round” (a bit), for what appears to be the right reasons. This may also give others here some room for similar thoughts!

            You know what I said recently about the modus operandi of American politics. As a “non” US citizen, I still state that Ron Paul is America’s best hope, and that of the world! The global Federal Reserve banking system must be removed… no matter what. That’s a starting point!

            Time can prove me wrong.

      • Sam

        I know the polling supports that statement, but Paul has a TON more crossover support. I believe he’d have a significantly better chance of beating Obama than Romney ever will. According to Karl Rove, Romney doesn’t have ANY CHANCE anyways.

    • MisterC

      Romney did something in 2004 that Obummer has only dreamed about so far. Mitthead signed into law a permanent ban on ‘assault’ rifles. If you own an AR or AK, ect, Obummer and Mitthead may make them illegal nationwide.
      Three candidates:(2 of them “mainstream”)
      Mitt(Lucifer), Obummer(Satan), Ron Paul(Jesus)
      I’m voting for Jesus!

    • Texas Chris

      Look for GJ and the Libertarian Party to endorse Paul if Paul wins the GOP nomination.

      Also, Paul polls better against Obama than Romney does.

  • KYTim89

    No matter who runs against Obama, he is going to lose. No president in American history has sunk as low as Obama. Even W. Bush would be seen as a better president. This is why Obama is going to try every dirty trick in the book to get elected again. A whole lot of dead people will be voting this november and the BPP will be out in full intimidating voters to place a ballot for Obama.

    • KYTim89

      Correction:

      Whoever get the republican nomination will beat Obama. His presidential goose is cooked. America stands on the precipace of economic collapse, and I hope the stars align and Ron Paul gets the nomination and becomne the next president. America needs a doctor, not a lawyer or corporatist.

      • Justa Guy

        You fail to take much into account when you say whoever gets the repub nomination will win. If whoever gets it isn’t Ron Paul, then no, they won’t win. The things you don’t take into account are: 1)No ardent constitutionalist is going to vote for a republican hack stooge, we would rather write in Ron Paul’s name than vote for some “slightly better than Obama” puppet, and 2)There are many independents out there that won’t vote for the phony, anti-”We The People” republican candidate, when they have the opportunity for real change with Ron Paul. I will absolutely never waste my vote on any faux change candidate. It’s Ron Paul, or you’re stuck with Obummer, so take a stand now or try the “lesser of two evils” again and lose to Obummer. Lesser evil is still evil, and that’s not going to get America out of this mess.

  • Richard

    WHAT A BRILLIANT ARTICLE!!!!! On the other site I have just lambasted Michael Snyder for the usual soppy, sappy nonsense that passes for intelligent comment.
    Here I commend him for an amazing renditon of the state-of-play between Romney and Paul A fantastic, lucid and informative account. Really, a masterpiece.
    Thank you.
    But why can’t ALL your articles be like this. Why, why, why… do you have to slump back into those ghastly, tear-jerker, facile comments? What happens to cause your brain to fry?
    PLEASE STOP IT. It demeans your fine intellect and just makes you sound lame and feeble.

    • Michael

      I have my good days and I have my bad days. :)

      Michael

  • Fred Flintstone

    The writer of this Article is Correct, This thing is NOT over. I am a delegate to my state’s convention this Saturday and a RP supporter, The Delegates from my county to State are about 40% RP people. Most of the rest liked Gingritch or Santorum rather than Romney. Mitt should be very concerned. To the Naysayers RP polls as well as anyone against Obama. Regarding foreign Policy (what people who have been exposed to too much lamestream media, most often complain about)_ my mom taught me its not nice to hit someone and take their toys. I think that can also apply to killing people to control their countries resources. It may be time for a little trimming of the social welfare jobs program for low income young males, known as military service. There are no terrorists under my bed, and if there was no one would ever hear about it because, out here, we do not call nine one one. Seriously you have to go 10,000 miles away to someone elses country to “defend America” ?? Gimme a frickin break.

  • Robin

    Ron Paul is your last chance for real change, and boy! do you need it. Otherwise it’s curtains for the US.

    • http://whatreallyhappened.com/ Bush Sucks

      And to make things worse, he probably won’t try to run again, and there’s no successor in sight.
      Some people are putting up hopes for his son, but my impression of him is that he has been corrupted a lot, and is much closer to the banksters than his father.

  • chris

    Ron Paul 2012 ;-)

    Mark, there is a lot of polling data showing Ron Paul beating Obama amongst young people and independants. Those little groups that unfortunately got Obama elected but none the less win elections. Being involved in the Paul campaign (loosely) I can tell you the demographics he attracts are absolutely staggering, gathering young and old, all cultural backgrounds, all races. It’s pretty amazing seeing so many different people gathered under the banner of The United States Constitution and liberty.

    Hardline (R) voters + Independants + energized young people = Nobama 2012

    • chris

      And that’s with the establishment ignoring or trying to destroy him from both sides, (R) and (D) :-D

  • Inittowinit

    All we can do is play buy the rules and see what happens. This is what our Republic is supposed to be!

    A women asks “Well Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?” Dr. Franklin replied, “A Republic Mam, if you can keep it.”

    • http://usconcealedcarrytraining.com Concealed Carry Training

      Founding Father John Adams said “There is nothing which I dread so much as a division of the republic into two great parties, each arranged under its leader, and concerting measures in opposition to each other. This, in my humble apprehension, is to be dreaded as the greatest political evil under our Constitution.”

  • Rowell

    As I’ve said, time and again, it doesn’t matter who gets elected, we’re still going to have the same corrupt government that favors the bankers, the brokers, the wealthy, the corporations and the special interests over the common citizen. Vote them all Out won’t work because most running for office in both parties are already bought and paid for through campaign contributions. The Tea Party candidates elected into Congress have been mostly ineffectual, having been whipped into submission by the GOP. And 2013 looks to be no different.

    It was a good run, but it’s coming to an end. Please pick up your party favors as you depart.

    • mondobeyondo

      If Ron Paul were elected, he might actually make this nation a lot better. Unfortunately, he’s been ostracized as “crazy” by the mainstream media.

      Well, you know what?
      People thought the Wright brothers were crazy, for thinking men could build a machine that could fly.
      People thought JFK was crazy for thinking we could land a man on the moon in less that 10 years’ time. We did that. Too bad Patsy Cline isn’t around to write her follow up song, “Who’s Crazy Now?”

      People were angry at Bob Dylan for going “electric” in 1965. Who’d have thought an acoustic folk singer would play an electric guitar? John Lennon and George Harrison (both members of some obscure British rock group called the Beatles) picked up on it. Oh, did they ever. Within the year afterwards, their band came up with an album called “Help!” Afterwards, another album called “Revolver”. After that, “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.” So yes, Lennon and Harrison were totally insane. Both of them should have been committed to an ssylum.

      By the way, Martin Scorcese (a very famous movie director type guy) has made movies about both Dylan [for PBS, if I'm not mistaken] and Harrison. They are both great motion pictures. The Harrison documentary is still playing in theaters.

      There is still hope for this country. But the sands in the hourglass are running out, and rapidly. And like sands through the hourglass, so go the days of our lives.

      (I know, you’re already ahead of me. I watch way too many soap operas. I’m putting in my DVD of “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” this afternoon.)

      As an aside – “Tomorrow Never Knows”, on the Beatles’ “Revolver” album, was way ahead of its time. Even now, 46 years later, no one has written/played anything close.

      • Rowell

        Sadly, even if Ron Paul were elected, you still have 535 other people in Congress that don’t and won’t follow his ideologies. What good is a new president when Congress will fight him tooth and nail on everything?

        Oh wait, we already have that now. So it will simply be more of the same.

        • Blake Donovan

          Wrong.

        • Groener

          Make it 534; at least Rand Paul will stand for his dad.

      • Tribble

        About him not being able to counter congress. I would not mind one bit if he bullied to undo obama’s/bush’s work the same way they instated it, for his first 6-12 months. He probably wouldn’t do it, but I could let the costly repairs slide for a bit.

  • http://google sequoia

    If you Mormons in Utah and Idaho love your freedoms and independence you should not vote for Mittens.He is a wolf in sheeps clothong hidding under the disguise of the Mormon church.He is from the establishment and controlled by the big banking cartel and big corporations,just like Obummer and Bush was.There is no difference between Obummer and Mittens,because they are both are puppets that have been bought off bythe establishment. They are traitors to the USA. Remeber that Obummer put into law that the government can seize anybodys properties and food storage. The Mormon people are required by the church to store up a years supply of food for emergencies or famines.Now the FEDS can take it all away and put you all in FEMA camps for being potential internal terrorists.Many of you Mormons still have a pioneer spirit and want to be self ssficient and want to be left alone.Most of you are hard working people,and the name the BEEHIVE STATE says it all,because bees are a hard working insect.Mittens will continue Obummers tyranic domestic policies.Mittens if elected may impose MARTIAL LAW just like Obummer can,and he will turn his back on the Mormon people just to keep in power.Obummer and Mittens may sound different in debates,but they are the same.If you Mormons love the constitution and your freedoms, vote for RON PAUL.he is the only hope we have.there are some minor issues I personly might not agree with but the big issues I do. He is pro American,pro constitution and pro America family.He is the true Family values candidate.

  • BettyLiberty

    Ron Paul has a BETTER chance at beating Ogolfer than Rmoney: Pissed off Democrats are not going to go to the trouble of re-registering Republican to vote for Rmoney. There’s virtually no difference between the two, so why should they bother?

    Same goes for Independents. National polls already show that the Independents will go with Ron Paul.

    It is a fact that registered Dems & Inds far outnumber registered Repubs. Only Ron Paul can draw disenchanted Democrats to re-register Republican (Blue Republicans), and get the majority of the Independent vote.

    Your tired, mainstream media-parroted sound bites (he’s unelectable, they won’t let him win, he can’t beat Obailout) are lame.

    • http://urbansurvivalguidesecrets.com Urban Survival Guide

      Hi Betty, I love the Ogolfer and Rmoney nicknames :-)

      • Justanotherblogger

        I prefer O***************** and S********************** Obamney.

  • Leon Haller

    Great article and great website!

    People should support RP as far as possible, but if Romney should end up the nominee, ANYONE who would support Obongo over him is a complete jerk, an utter ignoramus who has not the slightest understanding of any of the problems afflicting the USA. Obongo has nearly ruined the country. Another 4 years, and it may be unsalvageable (if it isn’t already).

    What is destroying America is the self-reinforcing combo of (100% immigration-driven) Diversity + (one man, one vote-driven) Socialism. Anything which slows either side of this juggernaut is good for America. Romney is totally opposed to any sort of illegal alien amnesty, and he knows he’s got to restore some capitalist economic growth.

    Stop fixating on minor issues, like drug laws and assault weapons bans (I do not support the latter, btw, but they are not what’s ruining our future).

    We need to end immigration, and restore the Constitution. The former is a precondition of the latter. If we do not halt the invasion, America’s tomorrow can be seen in California today.

    • Justa Guy

      Romney isn’t going to restore the constitution, so you might as well forget about voting for him under any circumstance.

  • William

    The FIX IS IN!! with the Illuminati controlled candidates for the White House. While I much prefer Paul, he will not be the Republican nominee. It is the failed Obummer against the NeoCon shill Romney who boasts of his friendship with Nuttyahoooooo. Both the failed Obummer and Romney are candidates representing the City of London. it is a Win/Win for the Illuminati, regardless of whether it is the Obummer, or Romney, as the victor. For Americans, it is Lose/Lose.

    • http://thetruthfulone.com/ The Truthful One

      In 1921, J.P. Morgan, Max Warburg and John D. Rockefeller, established the Council on Foreign Relations, whose purpose right from its conception was to destroy the freedom and independence of the United States, and to lead the country into a one-world government.

      This primary front organization allows them to control the heads of virtually every industrial empire in America and every federal agency; who provide the money and
      the influence to elect the CFR chosen U.S. Presidents, Congressmen and Senators; and who decide the appointments of Secretaries of State, and of the Treasury.

      In recent elections they controlled both Bush Jr and John Kerry(both of whom were initiated through the Skull and Bones Fraternity at Yale); Obama and McCain; and now Romney.

      This is how the elite control the U.S. to promote policies that further their agenda. There is no difference between Republican and Democrat, since they both work for the same global goal of a one-world government, one-world financial system and one-world religion.

      Here’s a list of people(including the top news anchors) and companies that are part of CFR. http://thetruthfulone.com/cfr/

  • http://usconcealedcarrytraining.com Concealed Carry Training

    When I viewed this post, the AdChoices text ads at the top left of the page had a message from Ann Romney to “Stand with Mitt’s better half. Donate to the campaign today.”

    It will be interesting to see how the delegate and convention process plays out.

    That would be too funny if Obummer spends tons of cash on ads against Romney, only to have Ron Paul win the nomination.

  • 1% fan

    It’s over

    • http://thetruthfulone.com/ The Truthful One

      “All that is needed for the forces of evil to succeed is for enough good men to remain silent.” ~Edmund Burke

      It’s NOT over my friend! :-)

  • Bob Marshall

    I believe Obama had rather face off against Romney than Ron Paul.

    • http://urbansurvivalguidesecrets.com Urban Survival Guide

      I agree that Obama would rather face Romney, because they are basically the same, so their debates would be standard issue talking points.

      On the other hand, Ron Paul would be excellent at debating Obama because he’s so level-headed and knowledgeable about what’s wrong with the government, the Federal Reserve, excessive military spending, etc.

  • http://whatreallyhappened.com/ Bush Sucks

    While I’d love a Ron Paul victory, the problem is that there’s just too many brownshirts in the Republican party – remember that this is the party that ran Adolf Bush twice?

    If it comes down to a brokered convention, chances are they’ll appoint just about the only person who would do an even worse job than Romney: Jeb Bush.

    If somehow Ron Paul were to come out as the nominee, watch for the mainstream media to scream “stolen election” and “vote fraud”, pointing out he didn’t win the real primaries, and won just because the elites (delegates) supported him even though the people (voters in the primaries according to the MSM) didn’t – effectively turning things upside down yet again. Let’s hope they won’t manage to convince enough sheeple of that.

    FWIW I’m an Independent who usually thinks the Demonrats are an ever-so-slightly lesser evil than the Rethuglicans. I despise the Obomber, but Bush and Romney are even worse. Paul, however, would have my support. So much for the idea that he wouldn’t stand a chance in a general election.

    • Justa Guy

      You and Gary2 are shining examples of why Ron Paul can and should be elected. If you can agree with people at the opposite end of the spectrum on a candidate, that is just about as much proof as anyone needs that he is the candidate “of the people”. Even though the people have some differences, if one candidate can appeal to all for the most part, that is the candidate we all need to have elected. All the other candidates are anti-Constitution, but the Constitution is what the 99% of Americans need, even though they may not even realize it.

  • Diane

    All over the world people are coming together on Ron Paul. Perhaps some disillusioned or hopeless US citizens can’t conceive of an actually honest and sane politician in the White House (like the hope diamond, very rare) but Ron Paul is the ONLY sane choice. It’s HAPPENNING!!!! Go Ron !!!!

  • http://setourchildrenfree.com SetOurChildrenFree

    Ron Paul can beat Obama, and he would make the kinds of radical changes we need in government. Because of this, he will be hated like no president before him – and that’s a good thing.

  • Groener

    Well the world doesn’t work like that.

    The entire world is already ‘preparing’ for a Romney presidency.

    A last minute Ron Paul “hijacking” will undermine the world structure, and to keep the world safe it will be very necessary to give him the Huey Long treatment.

    • Justa Guy

      Who cares about the world? This election isn’t for the world’s benefit. I’m American, and I’m worried about America. If the world doesn’t like it, tough ********** on them.

  • Jerry Alexander

    Colin………Yes!,I do!

  • vince pertoso

    Everyone forgot the old saying, “It Ain’t Over ’til It’s Over”. And it Ain’t over yet. lol

  • Bob G

    Thanks for a great article. I’m 65 years old and have a Master’s degree. I am also a retired Naval officer, and there is much in this article I did not know (or maybe I forgot it.)

  • http://stopneocons.bravejournal.com Winston Smith

    Last night, in NC, with 0% of precints reporting, the media stated that Romney was the winner-not apparent, projected, but flately, the winner……

  • Susan

    Ron Paul: nice guy, however, cannot hold a thought or finish a sentence. Also, any president who will not support Israel will NEVER get my vote.