posted on Sep, 2 2007 @ 07:43 PM
Originally posted by Areal51
With all due respect, you raise important questions. However, no one in that video is being questioned with the questions you have asked. Security
certainly is not asking those very same questions.
I've been (in my long and spotty career) security guard at science fiction conventions. Security's job isn't to answer registration questions...
we don't have the data.
We have one mission: if they have the right badge, they can go in. If they don't, they can't come in (thoughtful guards tell them where to go for
credentials but I *have* had an idiot (reporter) spend 30 minute screaming at me that his press credentials allowed both him and his camera in. I
said "not without permission of the convention, sir" and stood my ground.
Once he got his credentials, I let him in. He marched in with a VERY rude and crude comment to me, which I ignored.
Not only that, but their registration materials had already left the building before they showed up. How are they on time and late at
the same time to pick up credentials and tickets which have been removed from the building prior to their arriving on time in order to be late to pick
them up? If they cannot get to a registration table that does not exist, how is it possible for them to know, let alone us, if they meet the criteria
of the questions that you raise? The video at least makes it clear that those who were denied entrance did not even have recourse to clarify their
That was what made me think they weren't elected delegates, but people who thought that if they paid $50 they could vote.
The elected delegates have been through this before. They go with their group of elected delegates from the area and if someone's late, the others
come to fetch them. So... the local Dallas delegates would have carpooled together or taken a special bus, would have stayed at the same hotel, and
would have senior delegates and other party officials to vouch for latecomers. Any latecomer would know the names of the local County Chairman
(nobody was invoking those names), who could vouch for them.
Here's more about it from the Texas State Republican party:
The behavior of the group and the questions they asked made me think they had never been to a convention or caucus before, and that they had not been