Originally posted by pistolerooo
I never believed Ron Paul could win the nomination. Ron Paul was running a terrible 4th before people started dropping out. Romney was getting the
majority of the Delegate and Caucus votes so everyone except Paul dropped out. Now, with the use of obscure tricks and and arcane rules, the Paul
supporters NOW believe Ron Paul will WIN the nomination. That pretty sums up the Ron Paul Campaign, right? I heard yesterday that Paul's Campaign was
going to try to get delegate wins in 5 states so Ron Paul would be able to have a place or speak or otherwise maintain some sort of importance at the
RNC Convention. So, are you pushing for a win or a negotiated surrender, at the convention? What's the plan then? Think you can get the VP slot for
Paul? Maybe, you can sell Paul for Secretary of Defense or Secretary of State? The problem is that Paul burned ALL of his bridges and he stated this
was his last go at President, think Romney is going to give Paul a place in the next government? What do you think you will come away with? Based on
what I've seen I really don't see your benefit to Romney, at all. The amount of votes that you would bring to a negotiation (based of Paul's previous
showings) would not be considered a "big stick" so there is a chance that all you will end up with a long ride home.
You Ron Paul-bots can pile on now, make me sound like I don't know what I talking about and make yourself sound real smart. I do hope that there is
someone who will comment about my observations and the questions I've asked.
1) take the straw polls with a grain of salt... they are easily manipulated
2) Ron Paul isn't using obscure tricks or arcane rules... this is how the delegate process works, plain and simple.
3) Ron Paul doesn't need to negotiate for any speaking roles... Just winning majority delegates from 5 state guarantees him speaking time as a nominee
for the RNC
4) I seriously doubt Paul will be offered VP. After 30 years of maintaining his positions on a Constitutional Republic, I seriously doubt he's going
to sell out and take a position that will have no real power to change anything. More likely, he'll continue spreading his ideas without needing any
position in the upcoming administration.
5) There is no way Romney is going to beat Obama. The RNC knows this. Hell, Romney couldn't beat McCain for the 2008 nomination. The RNCs plan is to
let Obama get a 2nd term and come in in 2016 and take over.
edit on 9-5-2012 by kalisdad because: spelling