posted on Jan, 12 2012 @ 01:05 PM
Assuming Ron Paul fails to win the Republican Party Presidential Nomination this should not completely discourage everyone who does support Paul, or
some of Paul’s positions. If you recall the party convention process it goes by allotted delegates, if Ron Paul continues to run all the way to the
convention picking up delegates in most (or all) states he could have a large number of dedicated delegates awaiting him.
When it comes to convention time Paul will likely have more than 200 delegates upon arrival in Tampa, Florida. In doing so this would make him a
person at the convention Romney (assuming he is the party nominee of course) would try to appease or face a backlash which would make the party very
weak and possibly cause a brokered convention.
What could Paul win even without winning? He could earn himself a primetime speaking slot at the convention, something the establishment would not
want, and not only that but by using his large number of delegates he could force the convention into inserting several of Paul’s most critical
ideas within the official party platform, on which the party will have to run.
Some of these very important things could be: elimination of foreign military bases, massive cuts to the military budget, requires the Congress vote
before any war with Iran, an audit of the Federal Reserve, etc… It will not even be just one thing, it would likely be several. This would
immediately anger the establishment but with Romney just wanting to keep the party together he would fall inline.
This would have immediate results for the intellectual revolution started by the good doctor. A new resurgence of a liberty minded form of
Conservatism would arise within the party itself even from just a few new planks being inserted into the platform by Ron Paul’s delegates. Such a
thing has happened before such as in 1976 when Jerry Brown secured a primetime speaking slot after losing to Carter, in 1980 delegates of Edward
Kennedy were able to insert a jobs plank into the platform over Carter’s objection, and in 1988 Jesse Jackson came in second to Michael Dukakis and
was awarded a primetime speaking slot for him and his family.
So, followers of Ron Paul, even if
your candidate does lose the nomination to Romney, Santorum, or Gingrich, you can still have your voice
heard by inserting Paul’s most critical ideas into the party platform and/or having him speak to the nation on primetime at the convention.