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If you still think it is terrible that the Paul campaign is having delegate victories even though they are the ones that have been playing by the rules.....Get over it!
The fact is that Mitt Romney seems to have never had the real majority of grassroots support on the ground to begin with. The Romney campaign has been dependent on small groups of loyalists breaking the rules, election fraud, an army of lawyers and dirty GOP leadership that has allowed him to get where he is at in this process today.
Let us not get confused, Mitt Romney has not yet won the nomination! Until and if he ever gets 1,144 BOUND delegates acquired through bona fide data and accurate math prior to the national convention, the primary race is not over. There is now even considerable debate regarding whether any delegate can truly be bound to begin with. According to party rules, there may be legitimate grounds to suggest that no delegate has to vote for any particular candidate and that a complete binding of their vote could actually be against the rules.
The most recent report by the Paul campaign is now calling a continuing battle at the Arizona convention a possible "game changer".
In the latest chaos at the Oklahoma state convention, once again Romney loyalists broke all their own rules and did not even complete the party's business before shutting out the lights and unethically closing down the convention presumably because they were not going to be happy with the results. It even descended into physical assaults by 2 Romney supporters against Paul supporters.
The rabble's success has many establishment Republicans gnashing their teeth, with one sour grapes GOP blogger referring to the Paul supporters as a bunch of “liars, cheats and thieves.”
But the reality is, the Paul folks played by the rules and more of them attended the convention than the other team. As the saying goes, the world belongs to those who show up.
In the meantime, many in the media are scratching their heads wondering, “What was this all about? What do the Paul people want? Don't they know that they've lost; that Romney's going to get the nomination?”
While true that some Paul supporters still hold out hope for a Tampa miracle, the more realistic are already looking well beyond November's election.
They know that in politics you often lose a number of early fights in order to gain experience and grow your movement for the long term.
Indeed, should Ron Paul “fail” in his presidential effort, he will have nonetheless successfully planted the seeds for an emerging “liberty” movement (not quite the same as the “conservative” movement) that will (hopefully) enjoy far greater political victories in the years to come.
Call it Barry Goldwater 2.0.