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Response to Democat (Reply #12)

Wed May 2, 2012, 10:18 AM

25. Endorsement...

If Romney pays off Newtie Poo's campaign debt, it might be as much to get the vendors that donated to Gingrich on his side. Many campaign vendors and operatives only cater to a single party so Romney might not want a bunch of disgruntled vendors in case they are needed in the future.

If Newtie Poo and/or Frothy Mess release their respective delegates, they still cannot force them to vote for Romney. They can keep their delegates pledged to themselves OR release them, making them uncommitted delegates. Many of their delegates were assigned to them as a result of primaries but the delegates themselves chosen at conventions or at cauci with the delegate assigned a first ballot vote. Many Ron Paul supporters actually won many of these spots so if they formally drop out (suspended candidacies are still technically still running) and release their delegates, Paul will suck most of these up.

Overall, the party will basically ensure the debts are paid so other candidates aren't forced into doing business cash-only due to a lack of confidence in candidates paying up.

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