Mon Aug 27, 2012, 09:33 PM
Omaha Steve (35,839 posts)
Paul delegates mounting floor fight over new rules
By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER
WASHINGTON (AP) - Rep. Ron Paul's delegates are trying to mount a floor fight over new GOP rules designed to limit the ability of insurgent presidential candidates to amass delegates to future Republican conventions.
They are getting help from other delegates, though it is unclear whether they can rally enough support to challenge the rules on the floor of the convention Tuesday.
Mitt Romney, the party's presumptive nominee, has plenty of delegates to win any floor fight. But the dispute could provide an unwanted distraction for party leaders who would rather focus on promoting Romney and defeating President Barack Obama.
"It's so heavily scripted. This is not the forum in they want to air the proverbial dirty laundry," said Juliette Jordal, a Paul delegate from Minnesota.
FULL story at link.
Read more: http://apnews.excite.com/article/20120828/DA0U0T400.html
Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, speaks at a rally at the University of South Florida Sun Dome on the sidelines of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
Was it wind and water the GOP feared for today?
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Paul delegates mounting floor fight over new rules (Original post)
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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)
Tue Aug 28, 2012, 01:04 AM
Posteritatis (17,288 posts)
5. Yep. Kinda loving this whole mess.
Infighting in the GOP's a good thing, and the Maine delegates were legitimately wronged anyway, so I'm glad they're fighting back instead of just using the same tired furherprinzip that the GOP seems to like so much these days.
Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)
Mon Aug 27, 2012, 11:01 PM
Heather MC (4,809 posts)
3. Peanut Gallery Chant "Fight! Fight"Fight! Fight! Fight!"
I am not going to watch the repug Convention but if there is hair pulling please post it somebody!!!!