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  • Anonymous

    The republicans could have almost locked up the presidental race with Ron Paul. I am an Obama Supported but would have thought real hard about voting for Ron Paul and would really consider it. 

    • J

       why bet it all on a dying horse

      • Exactly…. a vote for either of the 2 party monopoly anointed candidates is a guarantee for nothing but more of the same. Glad you agree.

        • Mark Kane

           David……go back to sleep cus you know nothing about Dr. Ron Paul, and the movement he has created.

          • Mark… I’m not sure what angle you’re coming at me with, but I’ve been a Ron Paul supporter ever since the 80’s when I watched his special session speeches on the House Floor. My point is, we’ve been played like fools by voting for the lesser of the two party anointed leaders. Just look at the last 30-50 years. Ron Paul is the only candidate hitting at the heart of our nation’s problems… endless wars and foreign occupations coupled with our monetary system which is on the verge of collapse. We only have a few more years to get our STUFF straight before the whole house of cards comes down.

      • Anonymous

        Better than betting on already dead horses!

    • Anonymous

      The way I see it…the GOP still has a choice as to who it will offer up as the next leader of the free world….. At the end of August we will know their choice. It will be either:

      An honest and honorable, peace-loving, freedom fighter…who has won the respect, admiration and trust of the American people

                                                                                  or

      A dishonest, tax-evading, chicken-hawk warmonger who will not release the last 12 years of his taxes and will not come clean with the American people.

      The future of our country will be determined by their choice. One way we bring a little honor and integrity to Washington D.C….the other way things continue as is with corruption in charge.

      One choice and we all win…the other choice …we all lose…..

      God bless Ron Paul and the duly elected delegates from Maine…our thoughts and prayers are with you…..

      • Anonymous

        Very well said.  Thank you.

      • Anonymous

        Now that is about as far from the truth as one can get, and right of of the RP playbook. Since you bought into that, you’ll buy into anything.

  • Anonymous

    I think it so sad the way the politicians run these things…For those of us who are politically naive…all we want is fairness…The Dems worked hard and the case is in court to keep Nader off the ballot…Now the Repugs are at it with Paul, etc…..And unfortunately in the long run…we are left with voting for the evil of two lessers….Many of us will not vote for Obama for obvious reasons…He is first of all a war criminal…Even dropped a drone on two American teenagers in Yemen…

    • Anonymous

       Your definition of War criminal does not comport with your apparent support for Republicans. After all Bush started a completely unnecessary war killing Americans, and Reagan invaded Grenanda.

      • Anonymous

        When did he ever say he supported Bush or Reagan? I guess you don’t know much about Ron Paul supporters do you? I’ve yet to meet one who doesn’t think both Bush and Obama are war criminals, you however, seem to be the typical voter stuck in a left/right paradigm.

        I always think it’s silly to for all of you libs and cons to try and say that ‘just cuz the other guy did it too’ that somehow excuses the bad things your guy did.

        • Not Takin It No Moe

          From your lips to God’s ear!

          I used to ground my children for such idiocy in thinking. But sadly, there is no consequence that many of my fellow Americans will recognize as such.

      • Anonymous

        Bush is no longer president.  Obama is president.  So, if Obama commits the same awful acts as Bush, it is somehow not an issue because Bush did it first?  This somehow smacks of 1st grade ethics.

    • Not Takin It No Moe

      I’m not voting for ANY evil. I refuse to waste my vote by casting a ballot for someone who does not represent ANY of my principles. That is why I will vote third party.

      I will sleep like a baby on November 6, knowing that despite the fact that we will continue our lemming-like march to the sea of unsustainable spending, senseless killing of anyone who disagrees with our government, and endless tribute paid to foreign countries such as Egypt, Pakistan, and Columbia, I have a clean conscience.

      All you tories who think that Romney/Ryan is somehow superior to Obama/Biden, I hope you wake up and change your minds before it’s too late for YOU to have the responsibility of voting for evil.

      I don’t hold out a lot of hope, though.

    •  Most Presidents are war criminals. Reagan invaded Grenada, illegally sent a SEAL team to get Noreiga… Bush I committed several crimes as the head of the CIA, Clinton had the aspirin factory “Ooops”. Bush II, well that’s a no brainer. So it really depends on your point of view as to what constitutes a “war criminal.” Was Reagan right? Depends on how you look at it and who you ask. Clinton, yea he was wrong and said so. Bush II, many think should be rotting in a jail akin to a Russian gulag. Roosevelt sold decommissioned warships as “freighters” to England because Congress would not allow him to support England in the war. A week after the ship sailed, another ship with “scrap metal” that looked a lot like the guns from the decommissioned warship set sail fro England. Roosevelt sold warships illegally to England in other words. War crimes are part of the Presidency.

  • Is there any precedent for cases like this? I’ve never heard of anything like this happening before.

    • Ask any lawyer (outside the GOP committee) about the logic behind signing an affidavit on something that will happen in the future and see what kind of response you get. It’s nonsense is what it is. 

    • Not Takin It No Moe

      There is. But it’s illegal to answer your question honestly.

  • Free and fair elections??? Just look at the ample evidence, including tons of uncut video’s from several of the GOP state conventions where Ron Paul was winning, then in comes the established GOP leadership, breaking and changing rules just to keep the Ron Paul delegates from being seated. Shameful and pitiful. It’s high time we purge the established GOP hacks who have no concern for the rule of law, or even their own rules for that matter. Ron Paul volunteers worked hard, and by the rules, to win the majority of delegates in at least 7 states, to only be cheated out. Enough is ENOUGH.

    • Anonymous

      It is obvious that Romney, the corporate kingpin, and his ultra-wealthy super-PAC backers don’t care about anything except getting power and using it to get what they want.   But for some reason the obvious Greed hasn’t stopped the people of the United States from buying into the trap.

      Tens of millions of people can’t afford a doctor.  We have the wealth distribution of an African dictatorship.

      Wake up, people.  The corporate raiders and Wall Street are just using you.

      • Anonymous

         Just another thief like Obama. Only the name is different, not the aim.

      • Anonymous

         Well, guess who is supporting Obummer. Rich, unprincipled movie actors and ultra rich LBO folks who care nothing about greed, power and stardom. Wake up people, your money is going to fools and the wealth distribution is going to people who have WORKED to earn it.

  • J

     as if paul isnt evil… just how long has he existed in d.c.   … its all a show.

    • Ron Paul is the only veteran in the race and the only one speaking against the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen, and Africa where we have boots on the ground.  Get educated for God’s sake!

      • Anonymous

         Mitt Romney is a draft dodger and Paul Ryan supports the philosophies that inspired Hitler.

    • Kevin Lewis

      Would you appreciate a veteran in congress who 100% of the time NEVER voted to raise your taxes or to make the gov’t bigger? What if he pulled 12 terms (refusing his multi million dollar pension) and ALWAYS voted to protect your rights, freedoms & liberties even voting alone at times? What if the lobbyist hated his guts and he actually took his oath seriously? What if he 100% of the time stood up for your Bill of Rights and not once took a gov’t paid junket? …and never used a teleprompter but just spoke like normal people. What if for some reason the main stream media as a whole misrepresented him constantly and fought hard to black him out? What if he was personally a pro-life Christian who has been married 55 years? Would you appreciate someone like that? Really…
      …would you?

  • The two Romney supporters who lost their bid for the national Republican convention are sore losers who will cost Romney dearly in November not only in the state of Maine but others as well.  How sad!

    • Not Takin It No Moe

      I would go a step further and say that the Maine GOP will be suffering for this for years to come.

      They have lost at least 10% [and possibly up to 20%] of the vote they are so dearly counting on this November. But they have also lost a significant number of current members who will leave the party, both literally and virtually.

      It would serve them right if they were confronted with a third party of some significance. And yes, that will clearly pave the way for a Democratic majority for years to come.

      Place that blame, if you wish, on the Paulites, but we all know who is really at fault, don’t we?

      Who is Romney’s political strategist, Haman?

      • I was at the state delegation. They have lost closer to 40% of the presidential vote if that is indicatimg the direction the Republican party is going in this state. Many of the principaled Republicans will probably vote for Gary Johnson. He may stand a chance of taking this state.

        • Anonymous

          There is zero chance of Gary Johnson winning Maine, absolute Zero. When 90% of the electorate don’t even know who you are, it would be hard to win in Nov. The last time a 3rd party got close to winning this state it was Ross Perot in ’92; and that wasn’t even close either.

      • Anonymous

        Not that I really care, but where did you get your numbers from of those who have or will leave the Maine GOP?

  • Anonymous

    This is right in line with disenfranchising voters, the actual class to be disenfranchised differs state to state. Republicans have not always been anti democracy.

    • Anonymous

      Maybe in your lifetime and mine, but not always.

  • Enough people realize the parties have been oppressing voice and choice of voters, the GOP will be the first to dissolve. The Democratic Party (if there even is one any more) will be destroyed shortly thereafter. People are exponentially finding conciousness, in that whether through OWS or TEA, the two parties are null and corrupt without salvage.

  • Not Takin It No Moe

    What happened to Matt McDonald? I have never read a media report about this issue where he isn’t hogging the microphone. 

  • As far as I am concerned, the disgraceful treatment of concerned and engaged citizens in WA, OR, LA, MA, ME, MO, NV, VA, and many states by the GOP is and will continue to be political suicide, the deathknell of a twisted fraud of a party, and has torched any last thread or hair of credibility left. We are truly on our own Americans, we always were……

    • Anonymous

      Well, if, as you say, we always were, does that mean we were never the “greatest country in the world” because we can’t have always “been on our own” and “the greatest country in the world” at the same time.

  • NadePaulKuciGravMcKi

    both political parties
    DNC and RNC
    Corrupt To The Core

  • Anonymous

    It’s not even worth mentioning  this statement, “Maine GOP Chairman Charlie Webster tried to broker a deal “.  That’s not a deal when one side gets nothing.  Sure they would be allowed to go to Tampa.  In exchange for complying with what amounts to a gag order and voting for someone they despise (Romney), they’ll still get to go to Tampa.  Does anyone even remotely consider this a deal.  Considering RNC has doubled back on its early assertion that no state can bound its delegates to the unity rule and rulings that fly in the face of reason then there is literally zero basis for claims that the Maine slate is illegal.  These people who are filing the claim were in charge ensuring the things they are complaining about didn’t happen.  So are they claiming they weren’t competent enough to run their own convention and therefore they should get to choose a slate of their own???  I’m so surprised that the RNC choose to put off the ruling citing the need for more evidence considering how swift they were in other state decisions against Paul.  I think they realize also that they’ve gone the distance to keep Paul out of the convention they don’t need Maine. 

    • Not Takin It No Moe

      Charlie Webster did exactly enough so that he could say, “Well…I tried.”

      Shameful, simply shameful that this is what the conservatives of the state of Maine believe is the appropriate mouthpiece and leader of their party!

    • Anonymous

      Then why mention it?

  • Tom B

    Look where the American 2 party system got you.16 trillion dollars in debt and you still vote for them?INSANITY!

  • Anonymous

    ??

  • Anonymous

    The RNC is a corrupt entity.

    • The DNC is a corrupt entity.

      • Anonymous

        The DNC AND the RNC are both corrupt.

      • Anonymous

        Oh good one, the Pee-Wee Herman “I know you are, but what am I.”

  • Jon Bradley

    I don’t know who’s going to win or lose the election but I do know one thing, as a life long Republican, I WILL NEVER vote for any Republican ever again. Thank you.

    • Not Takin It No Moe

      Then clearly the Republican Party has already lost, because you’re not the only one.

      I can think of very few scenarios in which I would vote for a Republican. Like if my mother were to run as a Republican or something…

  • Anonymous

    Right from the beginning the GOP Old Guard and the Media have been doing everything they can not to address Ron Paul.
    Just look at the media coverage, even when Ron Paul was ahead of some of the others the media would talk all around him and only mentioned him when there was no way for them to avoid it.

    The sad thing is that Ron Paul is the only modern politician that really wants what is best for the AMERICAN PEOPLE. Even though I don’t agree with everything he proposes, he at least puts the AMERICAN PUBLIC and OUR COUNTRY first and foremost ………………………….. unlike our present president.

    • Anonymous

       Sad but true.
       The mainstream media has been hand in hand with these two thieves( Obama and Romney). They have failed to even attempt a fair reporting policy.
       The one candidate that does has a real desire to try and fix things is shut out. That’s to be expected when Corporate America rules the free press.

      • Anonymous

        They not only control the press, they actually OWN the “unfree press.”  They do not report news and issues, they manufacture the propaganda they wish us to hear for their own benefit!  They give us a choice between their 2 choices.  They win either way.  They have no preference as to whether Obama or Romney wins.  They own them both.  Goldman Sachs is the biggest campaign contributer for each of them.  I always wondered how propaganda was able to influence past societies…now I am getting it!

        • Anonymous

          Obama and Romney are not the thieves…they are the thieves puppets!

    • Anonymous

      When was Ron Paul ever ahead? No, seriously? The revolving door of “leaders” during the primaries changed almost ever two weeks, and endless coverage went to all of them. Yet Ron didn’t get anywhere near 32% polling, which is where Romney was for pretty much the whole time.

      • Endless Press and equal press didn’t go to all of them and who’s polls are you going by. The Media’s, the Party’s Poll? Did you even go online at where Ron Paul spoke at and see the people at his speeches? Obviously they weren’t counted in these polls you speak about. This nomination was and is still being stolen from Ron Paul and if he goes Independent, I will follow and as they say the Independents will make the deciding point.

  • Kevin Lewis

    I have a question for Glenn Adams: He says the Ron Paul people “took over” this convention. How many conventions did the Romney people “take over”?
    The GOP has went to great lengths to break their own rules and to insure millions of liberty /freedom minded voters will not vote republican.  It’s a shame to see our country falling down.

    • There is no taking over. The only people allowed at the state convention are the people eleceted at the delegations. It is litterally impossible to ‘take over’ the convention. These are the people who where chosen to go to the convention. It is done this way to prevent people from taking over a convention. Does it seem strange that the delegation states were predominantly Ron Paul, while the states that had open voting that used voting machines that have been proven to be unreliable went to the person trying to buy the presidency?

      • Anonymous

        It also seems strange that while Romney couldn’t seem to draw flies at his rallies, Dr. Paul’s drew thousands of dedicated supporters, consistantly!

  • it’s very clear that the people want an alternative to Obamney. 
    RON PAUL 2012

    • Anonymous

      Your statement would be more correct if it said “it’s very clear that some people want an alternative to Obamney.”

  • Anonymous

    At the time I write this there were 43 comments.  Not a single one worth reading.  Too bad so many have no touch with reality.

    • Anonymous

      I certainly hope you are not deluded enough to think yours was worth reading!

  • Anonymous

    I thought the Democrats were a nasty, spiteful bunch. But I think the Ron Paul supporters have moved into the realm of idealistic stupidity. Come on, folks, Ron Paul isn’t the nominee. If you aren’t mature enough or caring enough of this country and the electoral system to buck up and support the nominee, then you should just stay home and pout. 

    I’m personally sick of the hate and ignorance coming from the Paul supporters. Ron Paul is a good man with a lot of good ideas, but he could never beat Obama, and he isn’t the nominee. The noise his rabid supporters are making isn’t something that he would want. 

    • Zach Martin

      Good idea, EJ.  I’ll stay home.  Thanks for helping me to straighten it out. Hope you enjoy Obama’s second term.

      • Anonymous

        At least I care enough for this country to vote against Obama. Too bad you don’t have the country’s fate in mind. 

        • Anonymous

          I am afraid “just voting” won’t be enough to save our country. It will
          actually require hours and hours and hours of studying to understand
          just where we are, just how we got here, and just how we will turn
          ourselves on a better course, before voting.  Lovely that people think they have done
          “enough” to take an hour or 2 out of one of their precious days to
          complete what they perceive as their only duty of citizenship…that is
          the reason we are where we are!  This is (was?) a government by the people…which requires the people to put in a sufficient amount of effort to understand issues and budgets.  Since the candidates (with the exception of Ron Paul) give very little information, it is up to individuals to dig for the details.  There are plenty of resources on the internet, but, if you only rely on main stream media, you are not even getting close to knowing the issues.  Google main stream media to find out what tight control a “few mega-corporations” have on the propaganda spewed to us over tv, radio and newspapers.

          • Anonymous

            Agreed. I’d be just fine with a pre-test to determine if the voter knows enough about the issues and the candidates to make an intelligent choice. If they did this, of course, very few people would be voting, but we’d have a lot better group in DC and in the state houses.

          • Anonymous

            Maybe we can add a few simple test questions.  Heres the first:   How many military bases does the USA have on foreign soil?

          • Anonymous

            Less than we had when I retired from the military.

    • Anonymous

      I think your way of base EJ. There are lots of Independents (myself included) who voted for Obama last election, who would vote for Ron Paul. Ron Paul is the only honest man on the stage.
      I am dissappointed in Obama, but would never vote for a flip-flopping weasel like Romney (who wants to permanently enact the assault weapons ban).
      I plan to write in Ron Paul on my ballot, so that I can walk out of the polling booth with a clear conscience.

      • Anonymous

        And when Obama bankrupts the nation, then you can thank your clear conscience. Granted, Romney isn’t the best choice, but he’s a hundred times better than Obama, especially since he’s got Ryan as his VP to keep him straight.

        • Anonymous

          If only there wasn’t the uncomfortable issue that Goldman Sachs backs both Obama and Romney…what choice?

          • Anonymous

            No one is perfect, and Ron Paul fits into that mold. The choices are either Obama or Romney, not Paul, Obama or Romney.

            The question: Will Romney be better for the country or will Obama be better? We already know the damage that Obama has caused, so, for me, there is no question: I will pull the lever for Romney. And even though he’s not my first choice, he’s the only choice this time around.

            Not voting, writing in Ron Paul’s name, or voting for Obama in protest are selfish measures that Paul supporters may live to regret. 

          • Anonymous

            I would rephrase your question to “Will Obama be worse for the country or will Romney be worse for the country.”  And, my answer would be, “Flip a coin just before you vote if those are your only 2 choices.”

          • Anonymous

            Then you don’t know enough about the candidates.

    • Who better to defeat Obama than a Senator who has been in the Federal Government for over 30 years and knows there downfalls? Or a person who was briefly a small state Govenor? A Business man who doesn’t even know there are certain topics you don’t speak about in the Media, like a secret political organization? What is the matter with you people are all so hooked to the money train and so mind control that you can’t think clearly? And Massechuttes don’t take offence at what I said but you are a small state, I lived up in that area, so I now first hand. I’m not saying your small minded people, I’m just saying that Romney doesn’t know enough to be President anymore than Obama and there way of thinking is so close. Except one is driven by Muslimic Communist Platform and the other is driven by Wall Street Capitalism. Stupid is as Stupid does and the sad thing is Stupidity out breeds Common Sense.

      • Anonymous

        But Ron Paul is not the nominee. And even if he was, he couldn’t defeat the Obama propaganda machine. So, we need to line up behind Romney/Ryan and vote Obama out of office. 

        • Anonymous

          And the Goldman Sachs’ of the world go unchallanged because the voters have relinquished and accepted one of the candidates they offer us…I am just not seeing the logic!

          • Anonymous

            Because you’ve been sidetracked by the Goldman Sach’s unsubstantiated rumors. What about the billionaire that owns Obama? I guess that doesn’t make any difference.

          • Anonymous

            Well…see now…that’s the thing…Goldman Sachs is one of the biggest contributors to both Romney’s and Obama’s campaigns.

          • Anonymous

            And about that billionaire that bought and paid for Obama? 

  • Anonymous

    I have two options in this years voting and I’ve gone back and forth quite a bit…write in Ron Paul or put a check mark next to Gary Johnson’s name.  I only wish those were to two main choices so I could have some real hope for a change in the next four years.  Guess there’s always 2016, at least, I hope we’re still able to vote then anyways….

  • Those people who use the argument, “the Republican Party has their own private rules. They can do whatever they want”, should  know that they’re basically condoning election tampering.

    If these GOP weazels are so quick to break and disrespect their OWN
    rules that they made to govern themselves, then what makes anyone think
    they’d care about breaking the rules and laws of society? These are the
    kind of men and women the American people are allowing into power and
    not stepping up to fight back against!

    Americans, the world is begging you to stop this nonsense! Please stand
    up and confront this horrid manipulation of your liberties! Many
    countries need you, the People, to take control and stop the horrible
    acts your governmnent is perpetuating across the world!

  • Anonymous

    The system is broken.
     The only difference I can see between the two candidates is in the spelling of their names.
     Both are in bed with big business and special interests and care nothing for the working man.       Neither one of these jokers has ever held a real job or had to sweat a house payment or a light bill.
     Neither one can be considered middle class Americans. They’re the pampered elite, living off the sweat and toil of those they wish to rule, not represent.
     They lie and misrepresent the facts to suit their own needs. They crave power and wish only to Lord over us, the poor ignorant individual trying to stretch their pay check from week to week.
     They’re so busy making frivolous claims about each other that the real issues that concern us are never discussed.
     I’m sick of the entire mess and can hardly wait until the mass of sheeples in this country finally decide that they too have had enough.
     Sign me up for the revolution please.
     

  • On the left, we have the same dilemma as “republicans”: nobody we really want to vote for. I encourage everyone, “right” or “left,” to check out Jill Stein of the Green Party.
    Just Say No to the “official” candidates from either wing of the Corporate Money Party. Voting for Obomney just says, I like the way things are and want them to stay that way.

  • Anonymous

     First,  they blatantly steal his victory in the straw vote. Now, just to be completely disgusting, they steal his victory in the caucuses…

  • Anonymous

    Oh, the melodrama – the suspense, the, the, the……zzzzzzz. What happens inside the GOP should stay inside the GOP.The party’s rules are not set by any legislature or congress. They’re theirs to make, break and manipulate. Let us know how it all turns out and trot out your ticket, but leave the rest of us out of it. It’s your food fight, kids -go for it!

  • LLS

    My fellow republicans from the Romney camp were most unkind to folks who supported Ron Paul (we “other” republicans who were merely exercising our right to support a candidate of our choosing in a free and open society). They decided we weren’t worthy of respect and thus used dirty tricks, name calling and low brow tactics to intimidate and shut us up. I guess the fact that many of us helped the republicans win back Maine (with our money, votes and hard work) didn’t occur to them or they didn’t care. How were we thanked for our support? I’ve voted republican for over half a century, but if this exemplifies the modern republican, then God help us all. I for one will NEVER vote for any Maine republican who got his hands dirty in the caucus fiasco or this convention fiasco, or any Maine republican who supports Charlie Webster and his band of bullying thugs. Shame on them all.

  • Anonymous

    I volunteered on the NH Ron Paul campaign and was amazed at how many people said they liked him the most but didn’t intend to vote for him because he couldn’t win.  He was blacked out by main stream media (note who owns the propaganda machine of main stream media) and was given little time in the debates (although he said more in his few seconds of time than all of the others put together.)  The elections are not fair and we are steered through big money towards candidates who will support the powers behind the scenes.

    • Ron Paul was blacked out by Mainstream Media because they were bought by one side or the other and there isn’t any controversity with Ron Paul. He states and stands by what he says, he’s not wishy washy and is highly Respected, this isn’t good News because haven’t you notice. If it isn’t bad, it isn’t reported.

  • Anonymous

    After the stunt they pulled at the Rep. caucus, why should they even be seated?

  • Anonymous

    ““I don’t know what’s going to happen,” said Webster, who leaves this week for Tampa as a delegate who hasn’t declared support for a candidate.”

    That right there, is funny. He sure did declare his support for a candidate.

    • Anonymous

      As a registered Republican, I really truly wish Webster would step down. He is not leading the party, and his divisive pandering to extreme elements does more harm than good.

  • Anonymous

    I would have voted for Paul as well had he won the Republican nomination. I now am voting for Obama because Mitt and his VP are so wishy washy not to mention like Bush they are totally out of touch with the common every day American. How can a person who has lived his entire life with a silver spoon know anything about the every day struggles many Americans face. I think if we can cut spending and raise taxes on the rich our children and grand children will have a chance at a desent life. This year’s election will decide if we go broke by 2025. Only the very rich will enjoy things and a depression will be like no other. We need to cut our budgets everywhere especially our defense budget.

  • Why are Ron Paul supporters still clamoring for attention from the RNC?  The GOP platform is meaningless; Romney will violate it at every turn.   We’re finally certain that Ron Paul will not be a candidate so what are his supporters going to do?  Now is the time for Ron Paul supporters to prove they believe in the  Libertarian values and give their support to Gov. Gary Johnson.   It’s the Libertarian agenda we need to support and Gary Johnson is standing on that platform.  Go. to http://www.garyjohnson.2012.com.

  • Floyd D. Flood

    Since Ron Paul’s chance of being a candidate is over, why are his supporters still trying to go up against the GOP powers that be?  They have no chance to advance within the party.  A vote for Romney is out of the question for true libertarians.  So what the Paul people should do is put their support behind Gary Johnson, Libertarian candidate for President.  Gov. Johnson is in agreement with Paul on the big issues that distinguish Libertarians from the major parties: reduction of spending; auditing the FED; ending the war in Afghanistan and legalizing marijuana.  I don’t know what other folks will do, but I’m going to vote for Gary Johnson.

  • Anonymous

    “Cha r LIE Web ster is corrupt.

  • Listening to this whole conversation I have to say our forefathers are turning over in their graves. This is not a democracy it is a republic. The reason we have delegates is because the average American is too busy trying to make a living and watching sports and are not interested enough to get involved in the political process. This is not new. That is why the founding fathers did not create a democracy. Their intention was to govern from the bottom up and that means states controlled many things and were not governed by the Federal Government. Each state in a two party system is supposed to have precincts and they have meetings and then have county  meetings and then have a regional convention then a state convention for each of the two parties. In those conventions they elect party officials and delegates who are people that are interested in the political process and well versed on issues. These people are elected by pcp’s which means party comittee persons. They have earned the right to vote. to guide the party. There are many delegates elected to attend and vote at the state convention for delegates as well as state party officials. The delegates elected at the state conventions are to go to the national convention. In the beginning these delegates were able to vote their concience. Although the general population vote for a candidate of their choice it is up to the delegates that go to these conventions and have earned the right to vote decide who will go to the National convention. This year Romney and Santorum and Gingrich delegates did not show up at the meetings and conventions. The Ron Paul delegates and supporters were passionate enough to show up. They showed up in huge numbers because they believe in Liberty. They are there to change the way our country is going. And they are committed to it. They are running for office all over the country. It will not stop until Liberty is back in this country. The Romney campaign and the old guard republicans have been cheating even states who make their delegates vote for a certain candidate in the first round of votes at the national convention. are breaking the law. The delegates should be free to vote for who they please. If this does not happen in Tampa there may be civil unrest. Ron Paul supporters number in the millions. Romney is a bankers choice Ron Paul is the peoples choice. It is true Ron Paul supporters You can call us Paulites, cheaters of what ever names you can to discredit the american people we will prevail. If Ron Paul does not win the Republican Nod next week The movement will not end. Most will vote for Gary Johnson or write in Ron Paul. We will not support Romney who is one of the worst of the remaining two candidates. He will lose in a resounding defeat and the republican party who has beat up on us for the last year and a half will pay the price. Ron Paul is the only republican who can defeat President (King) Obama.  Simple but true. 

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