3 Tickets Out & What Makes MM Scared of Ron Paul?

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3 Tickets Out & What Makes MM Scared of Ron Paul?

Post by Admin on Tue Jan 03, 2012 5:25 pm

"I will support whoever is nominated unless it's Ron Paul."
Sean Hannity, Jan 3rd, 2012

Texas Rep. Ron Paul finished third in Tuesday’s Iowa caucuses, but that might not be the end of the story for Paul and the Hawkeye State.

First, recall that the Iowa GOP caucuses are about more than picking a presidential candidate; that’s only one part of the process. They also help decide party platform issues and elect delegates to the Republican County Convention — the first step to running as a delegate for the Republican National Convention.

As Business Insider noted, Paul’s huge organizational effort focused not just on getting votes, but on making sure Paul supporters stayed afterward to get themselves elected county delegates — the first stage in fortifying a solid wall of support come national convention time in Tampa, Fla. in August.

Business Insider explained in an exclusive: [emphasis added]

That‘s because Iowa’s Republican caucuses are non-binding — they are technically just a straw poll, so once selected, delegates are free to vote for whichever presidential candidate they choose.
“Part of what we’ve been training the Ron Paul people to do is not to leave after the vote,” Dan Godzich, a senior campaign adviser, told BI. “Stay and get elected to the conventions and get us those delegates.”

In the weeks leading up to the caucuses, Paul advisers pounded the state, making sure supporters knew what to do and organizing slates of delegates so that even if Paul lost the overall vote, he would still be well-placed in the delegate count.

Sources told Business Insider the Paul campaign is happy with the number of delegates it netted. While not providing specifics, the site reported a source said Paul “nailed down the delegates in all of Iowa’s smaller counties, and made a strong showing in several larger ones.”

There are ONLY 3 Tickets out of Iowa, and Ron Paul's got one!
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Ron Paul in 2012!

Ron Paul's Strategy;

Paul's delegate- and caucus-focused strategy means that he will likely punch above his electoral weight. The campaign focused not just on doing well at the caucus, but making sure Paul-friendly humans get nominated as county delegates, so that when the 25-delegate pie is eventually divvied up Dr. No will get more than projected.

Paul has a nationwide focus on caucus states, which are more susceptible to concerted applications of supporter enthusiasm. As The Wall Street Journal observes, "If he is able to win a plurality of just five delegations from any of the 50 states, Washington, D.C., or the five territories, Mr. Paul can vie for the nomination at the Republican convention in Tampa, Fla. That would allow him a seat at the table when the party decides its platform, giving him leverage to push his antiwar and antitax message."
target=_blank>The Bright Side Of Ron Paul's 3rd Place at Reason Magazine


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