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Ron Paul Is Going to the Republican National Convention, and – Believe It Or Not – It’s Still Possible for Paul to Win

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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

The Des Moines Register reports:

Several Paul loyalists said they harbor hope for getting Paul nominated at the national convention in Tampa in late August.


In order to do that, Paul must have a majority of support from at least five state delegations. With states like North Dakota, Minnesota and others on track, his supporters could then attempt to nominate him from the floor.


Iowa’s 28 delegates are all “unbound,” meaning they can individually decide which presidential candidate to support. To stop Paul supporters from controlling the Iowa delegation, Romney backers in Iowa said they will likely focus on teaming up with Christian conservatives here.

To stop Paul supporters, mainstream Republicans are playing dirty. For example, the Republican National Committee has warned that it may refuse to allow the entire delegation for Nevada to be seated at the national convention for fear that Ron Paul supporters have taken control of the state.

Paul is not backing down.

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Sun, 05/06/2012 - 17:53 | 2401678 Xkwisetly Paneful
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Exactly according to Hoyle,

First  piece of business take over healthcare.

Last  piece of business withdrawal from Iraq.

The dirt is brown, the sky is blue and the earth is round.

But thanks for playing.



Sun, 05/06/2012 - 08:45 | 2400519 falak pema
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If ron paul wins it'll be a bigger upset than Sarko winning this evening in France!

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 06:43 | 2400468 overmedicatedun...
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mittens is so exciting the conservative base is just wild about him (yawn)the gop is in a big hurt the only thing they can beat the drums about is he is not OBuma..just Obuma lyte..the drink that never satisfies.

vote R Paul..and hope the count is a little bit honest (lotta luck there) lets just admit it the election is for show..

the elite reptiles laugh at the whole thing. game set match.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 09:01 | 2400526 Nothing To See Here
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Ron Paul could claim command of the army and restore the Republic after the rigged primaries and elections are done, although he wont because he is a moraled pacifist...

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 08:47 | 2400521 NewWorldOrange
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So essentially this race is between Ron Paul and Barney Mitbama.

Ron Paul 2012

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 10:46 | 2400429 Money 4 Nothing
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That's called "Hope for Change", and it's a very dangerous thing, especially in desperate times. Desperate people with "Hope" will have clouded judgement, "anything to take the pain away" to facilitate their own selfish ideal's of what they percieve "Change" should be.


I wish you were right G.W. But when any Candidate say's the phrase "Return to Contitutional values" I get frightened because they are either admitting ignorance, or admitting...

1. That were not adhearing to the Constitution.

2. Or, that we can return to original Constitutional "values".


1. Is correct.

2. Is patently false.

Know your History of the United States Constitution, and voting decisions become much simpler. Don't vote because it's a waste of time in a Presidential Election. Romney was pre chosen to become the Republican Candidate only almost 17 month's ago before he even threw his hat in the ring. Obama stay's. Please heed my words, the news will be less of a blow.


 My *opinion* after working on 3 Presidential election Campaigns and seeing the "strings".

Another piece of evidence I have that the voice of We the People has been undermined is SKYTL. I just grabbed a quick link, but research further into it.


 On a personal note without being snarkey, find out what's really going on and release your selfish ideal's and the reality of these matters will become very clear.

Don't allow a Paragdime to rent anymore space in your mind, their two wing's of the same bird on the Hill and they do NOT work for your best interest, Holder would have been in Prison on his first hearing if that were true. Do you hear the Mexican Government protesting Operation Fast n Furious? *crickets*. Nuff said.

The only way for all this to work out is..

1. Have Obama arrested for Treason. (he can't be Impeached) because of this little widget still swinging in the breeze. http://www.pakalertpress.com/2012/04/18/obama-lawyer-admits-in-court-birth-certificate-on-white-house-website-is-a-forgery/

2. Have every Bill and EO he ever signed stricken from law.

3. Have Biden live out the last day's of this regime as President. Fuckin frightening concept in itself.

4. November elections, Write in Ron Paul because Romney became the Con-did-fate.

5. Have every Represenative on the Hill except for 7 removed from their seat.

6. Install Represenatives that work for We the People, not The Corperate States of America.

7.. Bankers will collapse the whole system on Pauls head because they love him.

9. COG will be activated.

10. Wish Obama was back in power.

Be very careful of what you "Hope" for. Checkmate is the only word I can conjure right now.

Their only answer, Destroy the rest of the United States to bring about their perception of order and total control. WWIII will not happen, but you will swear it did.



Sun, 05/06/2012 - 21:36 | 2402270 Race Car Driver
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What about #8? What was that one about? Was it more like #7 or more like #9... or was it completely different from both? Was it more pertinent than any of the others?

Where the fuck is #8? This is bullshit.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 02:37 | 2400406 q99x2
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Reality what a neat concept.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 02:28 | 2400399 zebra
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Paul win=freedom win.

you better pray for it.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 03:37 | 2400419 StychoKiller
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Lord, deliver us from Evil.

(be it Decepticrats or Repulbicons!)

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 01:18 | 2400369 world_debt_slave
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I wrote RP in 2008 and will do so again 2012.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 00:58 | 2400362 Body of Lies
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Paul vs Obama ... now that's a race I can believe in. Obama's 2012 slogan "Forward" [into oblivion] vs. Paul's "Forward" [into sanity]

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 00:40 | 2400351 The Heart
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Just wait until ol Ben finds out about this story!

Looks like they caught some guy red handed masquerading as a Ron Paul supporter with a fake delegate credential, and handing out fake slates. He was traced to the romney tables and also they took him to his room and got his real ID. More on the story later hopefully.




Sun, 05/06/2012 - 00:35 | 2400346 Xkwisetly Paneful
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Great column George, nobody could have possibly gotten these points better.

Thanks so much for taking the time.

Tony B

Oh sorry, yea piss more money into that no shot blackhole,

next time you have such inclinations, go light it on fire, has the same effect.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 00:31 | 2400343 tony bonn
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anyone voting for romney or obama is casting a vote for adolph hitler.....the totalitarians are 1 cm away from pulverizing the last vestiges of the republic....it is all over baby

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 00:26 | 2400339 PeaceLover
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If the people could get over the team (dem.-rep.)thing.

Most Left people would see that Ron Paul is more for the People than Obama

Democrats: may  vote for Ron Paul, the ones that have smarts under 30 already favor him.

What did Obama do
Change they(dem's) trusted for looks like this.

  • War's and more money for wars.
  • Health care that is a windfall for the insurance company's (what happened to single payer)
  • The war crimes aren't even talked about in the USA... Look forward ha. unless is a 99%er on some small drug charge.
  • More prisons and raiding the medical marijuana stores
  • No CEO even brought to trial (more of humanity hurt by banks than some war crimes and they get a fine at best)
  • Says "Oh I don't like it" but signed/passed every spy on the citizens law that was brought to him.
  • Thinks he is the supreme secret judge and jury (killings with out trials)

Obama... sure now he is saying we have more work to do.. right after 3 yrs of selling America out to the elite we should believe his broken promises again?

On and on look it up.. Obama only kept promises that fell in his lap

Ron Paul isn't up against Obama he is up against the banks and the war machine and that is a adversary that make Romney or Obama look like kids.

Being a lover of people.. how could I not vote for Paul.
If I was a Christian how could I vote for Romney or Obama I just can't find the Thou shalt not kill white people in the bible. as far as I can find it say Thou shalt not kill. I take that to mean everyone?


Sun, 05/06/2012 - 19:56 | 2402015 Jim in MN
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Paul already polls with a slice of the Dems and majority of Independents.  He would win, basically.  He was always strong nationally and specifically vs. Obama. 

Or to put it in a more amusing fashion:

How many Republicans are going to vote Obama to stop Paul?  The question practically answers itself.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 03:48 | 2400422 OpenThePodBayDoorHAL
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How absolutely correct you are to notice the Obomba didn't even entertain "single payer" insurance. A complete giveaway to fat cat insurance companies that will ensure health care is broken in the US for years to come. I live in a country with single payer and it is fantastic. Instead of one doctor out front and four ladies in the back office trying to figure out insurance billing and copays, the paperwork is a complete breeze. Also much easier for governments to root out fraud.

Anyone entertaining a vote for Obomba because "he's trying to do something about healthcare" is dead wrong.

And I like your emphasis on peace. Peace, brother. There's only one candidate who is anti-war and we know who he is. Not the Peace Prize winner, and certainly not the guy who believes he'll get his own planet when he dies, either.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 02:35 | 2400405 Boxed Merlot
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 as far as I can find it say Thou shalt not kill. I take that to mean everyone?...


The better translation is to not murder.  There is a world of difference between the notion of "kill" and "murder".


The state has always been authorized to wield the "power of the sword". " Religion", on the other hand, including christianity, has deferred this to the state, under the authority of God.


The most evil religion, ironically / paradoxically is atheism or "statism", if you will.  This belief system has been the root cause of more innocent human suffering than "christian" theology throughout history.


Humans are inherently evil.  Get used to it.



Sun, 05/06/2012 - 06:10 | 2400461 Money 4 Nothing
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We did, because our Government represenatives said it's okay. God and Country. Soldiers of God? Frightening example isn't it? After life immunity of Judgement leveled on your soul?

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 06:56 | 2400467 Boxed Merlot
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I agree.  There will be no excuse for the act of murder, whether sanctioned by the state or motivated by individual desire. 

Historically, the state is seen as the legitimate entity for executing justice by way of judicial proceedings that ideally should be made with the absence of malice and for the sake of justice.

When emotion is allowed to overtake justice, vengence and retiribution become personal and over reactions to perceived wrongs escalate into anarchy.

Voluntary adherence to the rule of law is the ultimate definition of civilization, not the desire to exert one's own will coercively over another.

The Stalins, Hitlers, Maos and Pol Pots in history are prime examples of atheistic statism that value man's will as divine and above reproach. 

"Christians" typically suffer along side of other "theists" at the hands of tyrants like these because those in their jurisdictions are loath to defy the state's right to administer justice until it's too late.



Sun, 05/06/2012 - 13:49 | 2400964 my puppy for prez
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If America doesn't currently represent STATISM, I don't know what does!

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 15:41 | 2401338 Xkwisetly Paneful
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 anti statism and facism but my puppy for mullah is pro islamic dicatorship.

honestly, one could not possibly make up the lunacy that inhabits the minds of you things if they set out with that as the sole purpose.


Sun, 05/06/2012 - 16:21 | 2401418 Lednbrass
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What the hell does your first sentence mean?

Talk about lunacy, what a completely insane non sequitur. Either English is your second language or you are seriously fucking batshit crazy.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 17:57 | 2401685 Xkwisetly Paneful
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Batshit crazy it is.

This is an ongoing serial not a static point in time.

Certainly a rocket surgeon, brain scientist could figure that out.

Batshit crazy is opposting statism, fascism et al one day and the next standing up for the mullahs, ayatollahs and the like.


Sun, 05/06/2012 - 00:18 | 2400336 ptolemy_newit
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we are not amerikans and we are telling you now that if you vote for another financial wizard instead of a real leader we will chase you down everywhere in the world.

get your shit together now

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 00:10 | 2400331 dexter_morgan
Sun, 05/06/2012 - 05:58 | 2400440 Money 4 Nothing
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Because we are operating under what's called Admiralty Law.


Basically, they can do what ever the Fuck they want at this point. I tried to explain this after the last EO that Obama signed after NDAA S1867 with civil attatchments, seizing all Industry, Infrastructure and assets [as in humans] of the USA at war time or peace. Few listened and most are still not heeding my warning. Don't wait until the morning your family wakes up on Private Property, and not yours either.


Never forget the language in the NDAA Bill, America to be considered a "Battlefeild". Gearing up for a finacial collapse is one thing, but the next afterwards is the main plot. Say.. something similar to this:


The Eye of "God". Why do you think were having a Global "shut down" and all currency is in arbitrage and Gold purchacing is en vogue? Because you build, or should I say, re-build Nations based on Gold. No coincidence.

Obama is bringing us back alright, just the 19th Century isn't what anyone expected.





Sun, 05/06/2012 - 18:04 | 2401702 Iwanttoknow
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$ for nothing,Excellent point.

Sat, 05/05/2012 - 23:48 | 2400318 woolly mammoth
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Not only do I believe it. I'm helping to make it happen.

Sat, 05/05/2012 - 23:20 | 2400298 cranky-old-geezer
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Bankers control America. 

If they let Ron Paul be elected president we'll know the end of America is at hand, they'll bring down the whole system during his term of office.

So be careful what you wish for. 

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 09:36 | 2400554 Vince Clortho
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I am sure the cental planners have already made contingency plans for the possibility of Ron Paul being elected.  His election would not be cause for them to arbitrarily "bring down the system".  They will attempt to adapt and continue running their enormously profitable enterprise by making whatever adjustments they deem necessary, as they always have in the past.  Ron Paul can begin the process of change, but it will not happen overnight simply because of election results in the U.S.

The more immediate question for the CB's is that the now unstable fiat scheme may soon blow up because of the accumulated weight of its built-in defects.  There is an election in Europe today that may be an important factor in that process.  The results in Europe may well be an indicator of what impact other coming elections may produce.

Sat, 05/05/2012 - 23:52 | 2400321 One World Mafia
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We might see the wrath of the nuke industry.  We might see it regardless come to think of it.

Sat, 05/05/2012 - 23:28 | 2400303 New American Re...
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Fuck'em, bring it on banksta's.   Let's get it out in the open where the people can see you, you bunch of cock roach mutherfuckers, LET'S RUMBLE!!!   Die you Phillistine Edomites!!!

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 05:19 | 2400449 Money 4 Nothing
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I don't have an Apache II Longbow, nor does anyone I know, do you have one?

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 07:36 | 2400479 Al Gorerhythm
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Hasn't stopped the Afghan "insurgent terrists". What ideal will you back if you won't back the Republic and all that it stands for? Remamber that quaint old document that enshrined an idea, that promoted Liberty, property rights based on real and honest money, persuit of happiness and all that? I'm ready, for my kids and yours. Are you just going to blather or what? This is not of our chosing and I get the sense that it's coming, but we have an advantage over the poor Afghan idealist; It's not going to be great press if some snotty-nosed American Apache gunner lines up a group of fellow Americans now is it. His mom and dad might be mulling around in that crowd, not some terrists armed wit AKs. So get ready or get rolled.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 09:36 | 2400511 Money 4 Nothing
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The Ideal I back is that the USA isn't the "best Country in the world" anymore and bought my family American Passports and leave here before the music stops.

Love it or leave it, were out of here. Better opportunities aboud in Countries where all our Industry was shipped too. Found a job in B_____ and still can't find employement here. 2+2=4.

Sat, 05/05/2012 - 22:52 | 2400275 Precious
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It's also possible that you may find a solid gold asteroid in your backyard tomorrow morning.

Sat, 05/05/2012 - 22:48 | 2400267 victor82
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I have thought for some time that out of nowhere Palin will show up and endorse Paul before the convention. Probably in Texas.

The GOP has been dumping on Palin for the past six weeks. I had asked a friend of mine who has a contact in Washington what is going on, and the dumping on Sarah Palin has been coming from both the Bush Family and from people inside Romney's campaign. They don't want Palin around, which is why she rented a storefront down the street from the Convention.

However, the Paultards have been busy little beavers, infiltrating the GOP rules and delegate process and mining the lower levels of the Party for committed delegates. Romney has been basking in his apparent nomination, clueless to the dangers creeping up on him from the Paultard insurgency.

Nobody really likes Mittens. Everybody really believes he's going to lose his ass.

The banksters' caucus that runs the GOP has made such a bloosport out of beating up on Palin, that she has little to lose by moving her people in the direction of Paul. It would have the added effect of increasing the chances of a Second Ballot environment in which all Hell would break loose.

It couldn't happen to a nicer bunch of Cronies.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 12:04 | 2400737 PeaceLover
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Retarded is to fight for the groups that sell the 99% down the river.
anything but Paul is a win for the elite
The citizen united SuperPac is a elite buy out of our justice system.

Winning or saving the country is going to be hard and we need to get the poor out and voting and there are more poor now than ever.

I just saw McCain on ABC Sunday news.. still trying to scare the public.
Worked for Bush..

Funny I don't want *Obomber* Obama any more that McCain does. (I was for Obama, stupid me when he wet on his pastor Rev Jeremiah Wright it seemed wrong if he can't stand for a man that speaks his mind, who is he for we now know HIM SELF true politician will sell us out to get him self elected)

But McCain because he doesn't kill enough, and doesn't take enough civilian rights.
The Ron Paul's group because he has taken to many rights and is the aggressor(bombing civilians) 

On civilian rights how do you think rights feel to a maimed collateral damage missile/drone strike victim.

Seem to me there is a human disconnect in the USA news.


*mistake* but makes you think


Sun, 05/06/2012 - 13:40 | 2400940 Marco
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The problem with RP is that while principled, he just doesn't want to throw the poor a bone. Bringing food stamp and medicaid spending back to 2006 levels ... yeah, that's going to rally the poor.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 13:55 | 2400980 my puppy for prez
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Welfare programs should be taken from the federal level and returned to the state, and even better, the local level, where they can be customized and overseen most efficiently according to the local needs.  Behemoth federal programs are abject failures.  LOCAL is the solution to that.  

Why is this so hard for people to understand?!!!!

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:25 | 2401087 Marco
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What does that have to do with cutting the budget back to 2006 levels?

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 00:31 | 2400342 LowProfile
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"Paultards" -1

Sat, 05/05/2012 - 22:44 | 2400264 Yancey Ward
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It is also possible I will wake up tomorrow with the ability to shit gold nuggets, but I ain't counting on it.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 00:35 | 2400345 Harbanger
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Unless you're a nugget smuggler.

Sat, 05/05/2012 - 22:55 | 2400278 Precious
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I bet your checking though.

Sat, 05/05/2012 - 22:38 | 2400261 Jim in MN
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See, my money's still on the scenario where 'something' happens to Romney before Tampa.  Then the RNC, that is Cheney and Baker and them, can get the dreamy 'Maximum Evil 2012' ticket of Jeb Bush and Condi Rice, then use dirty tricks and the Supremes for the 'win'.

Could Paul complicate that imperial coronation parade?  Sure he could.


Sun, 05/06/2012 - 13:57 | 2400985 my puppy for prez
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I could DEFINITELY see something like that happening, and in fact, it has been whispered about in elite backrooms.

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