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Me. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-25-12 10:18 PM
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Trouble Already At Gop Convention
There Was Major Drama At The GOP Convention Friday, And It Ended With John Sununu Fleeing The Building

TAMPA, FLA. The GOP convention doesn't officially start until Monday, but trouble is already brewing between presumptive nominee Mitt Romney and Republicans who are concerned by his campaign making an aggressive power play to control the party.
The drama Friday centered around a contentious meeting of the powerful Rules Committee, where Romney's campaign lieutenants, led by his legal counsel Ben Ginsberg, pushed through several changes that would give Romney broad authority over the Republican nominating process.
According to one source who was at the meeting, the saga ended with former New Hampshire Governor John Sununu, the committee chair, hightailing it out of the building before committee members could submit dissenting minority opinions, or "minority reports."
In an interview with Business Insider Friday night, Maine's newly-elected state committeewoman Ashley Ryan, said that committee members opposed to Romney's plan drafted two minority reports immediately after the meeting, stating their position against the changes. Republican Party rules stipulate that people have one hour to submit a minority report after a meeting of the Rules Committee, and that it must have the support of at least 25 percent of the committeecont.

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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-25-12 10:38 PM
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1. John Sinnuwhiner
He's another GOP whiner.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-26-12 04:44 AM
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2. Of all Republicans, the ones in the Northeast bother me most.
I guess I must be selfish about that, but I seem to resent them more than I do Republicans from solidly red states.

So, yeah, I have a very low opinion of Sununu. However, I do have to commend him for standing up to a power grab by Romney.

With the institution of super delegates (as if Party power brokers did not have enough power as it was), the Democratic Party became even less democratic than it had been before.

I see no reason why either Party should make itself still less responsive to, and responsible to, the average voter.
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