posted on May, 2 2012 @ 11:21 PM
reply to post by TinfoilTP
The PEOPLE have been privy to these conventions for the past many years. Any and all who will have any desire to be watching, will know enough to know
exactly how the thing works.
And as for a "united party" - the difference between this and Obama / Hilary convention is the fact that Hilary ceded the vote to Obama well
beforehand in the name of party unity. Ron Paul has no intentions and no indication of ceding any vote to or support towards Romney, and he has no
need to - because the majority of those delegates who will be at that convention, be them bound to Romney, Santorum, Gingrich, or Paul himself - WILL
BE RON PAUL SUPPORTERS.
There is no way in HELL they are going to let it go down without a fight and if acclamation is called they will deny the call as you can with any
convention rules. If it somehow gets accomplished, you can bet your ass that they will be loud as all hell with the nays and will not let it go
without a fight. It will be nothing like the dog and pony show that was the DNC in 2008.
reply to post by OutKast Searcher
It is not up to the sole discretion of a few men to make the decisions at this convention, regardless of what you may thing. Thus is the reason for
the rules. According to your OP, it takes two men to suspend the rules... sorry.
As stated in the Official GOP 2008 Convention Rules.
RULE NO. 32 Suspension of Rules A motion to suspend the rules shall always be in order, but only when made by authority of a majority of the delegates
from any state and seconded by a majority of the delegates from each of five (5) or more other states severally.
So, six state majorities of delegates must first agree on a suspension of the rules. Not just "One Romney supporter and than another." That is your
first problem. With all the delegates that will be Ron Paul supporters, this might be a little more difficult than one would imagine.
Not to mention the fact that, as I said, you compare this to a convention where a nominee ceded the election prior to the convention and assume that
all will "go quietly" if acclamation were attempted. This is ridiculous to even imagine, and I hardly doubt that there would be enough support
willing to see the giant debacle it would create should they choose to even attempt such a route with such a split delegation.