GOP Rule Change Takes Choice Of Presidential Candidate Away From Rank And File Republicans Elite
With Paul refusing to play ball, the RNC moved to reject Paul‚Äôs delegates from Maine and further refused to hear the challenges put forth to the slate of delegates chosen in other states that the Paul folks strenuously believed had been rigged to benefit Governor Romney. One such state was Nevada where the caucus rules were such that all 28 delegates arrived at the convention pledged to cast their nomination votes for Mitt Romney, yet, when polled, revealed that 22 of the 28 intended to cast their vote for Ron Paul.
But there was something else the Committee did to insure that Ron Paul would receive no love whatsoever from the delegates who filled the Tampa convention center‚ÄĒsomething that would get little in the way of publicity but would come complete with serious consequences not only to future candidates but to those who desire to express their choice for their party‚Äôs nominee through the...
Surprisingly, this is a story written this year-- and not 2012. I didn't read all of it, because I doubt if there will be a good GOP candidate in 2016 for President either. But this is nothing new.
" In 1956, Carpenter took the national spotlight. He was a delegate to the Republican National Convention and startled the party by nominating an unknown Joe Smith for vice president instead of Richard Nixon." ---excerpt from: Terry Carpenter. Repubs stop this from happening again.