reply to post by OutKast Searcher
I'm also fully aware that Ron Paul's delegate game won't win him the nomination.
You obviously too are in denial.
After the first set of votes, should Romney not get the required delegates to win the nominations, you do understand that there are no more bound
delegates, correct. Meaning that the "delegate game" as you put it, is already won so long as Romney is unable to secure the first vote because Paul
is the only one who has been playing it. Even the bound delegates are known Paul supporters who, after the first vote should fail to choose a nominee,
will then vote for Ron Paul.
The popular vote means nothing in the primaries, and it doesn't have to. We the people are the ones that have allowed ourselves to become accepted to
the rules of each of the two party system, so now we must abide by it and the rules are simple. Warren G. Harding won the nomination and the
Presidency without winning a single state because the delegates agreed to be behind him. Ron Paul did the same thing, albeit he planned it out in a
more defined strategy than the Harding campaign did.
And more power to him. If that it what it takes for anyone who isn't a hand picked establishment candidate to get involved in the system, then do what
Honestly though, to say that it isn't possible, you are truly in denial OK. It has happened before with Harding, and it has come very close to
happening with other nominees in the past, nominees who didn't have such a defined strategy of delegate hunting at the Paul campaign.
Is it a shoe in? Nope. Is he going to clinch in 11 days? I don't see how that would even be possible. There are still the bound delegates and the off
chance that the delegate hunting doesn't keep enough away from Romney to give him the majority needed. I'm pretty sure though that the establishment
realized all too late what was going on which is why they pulled Santorum and Gingrich out now, but I believe it is too little too late. They were
pulling the much needed couple of delegates away from Romney that could have made it easier for him to secure the 1144 but now, with most of the race
off - it is a little too late for that.
Will they release their delegates? Who knows? Either way, it is a double edged sword. Damned if they do, damned if they don't. A good portion of them
will probably go to Ron Paul, but there is the chance that they would give Romney the few needed supporters he needs to clinch this in the first vote.
Time will tell, but the game is certainly not up for Ron Paul and there is a very real possibility of him winning the nomination. Once again, you are
in denial to say otherwise.
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