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Eighteen-year-old Evan Kenney of Massachusetts got a great start in politics earlier this year when he ran for a spot as an alternate Republican delegate to the GOP presidential convention. He was elected to the spot, beating out the former GOP nominee for governor in the state, Charlie Baker, in a huge upset.
In response, the Massachusetts Republican Party effectively denied Kenney a spot as an alternate delegate, along with fifteen other Ron Paul delegates and alternates, several of whom had also beaten prominent Romney-backing GOP bigwigs.
On The Rachel Maddow Show Monday, Kenney slammed the state party for effectively undermining its own democratic process to deny him a delegate spot. "These are only a few corrupt power brokers who want to keep the power to themselves," said Kenney to Maddow. "The real Republican Party is us."
"You are having to fight tooth and nail to be recognized by main-line Republicans in terms of what you just said," Maddow replied. "But they ought to be happy to have you."
Originally posted by stanguilles7
I hope this sort of thing is a lesson to young conservatives. The GOP is not your friend. Stop believing they will ever change.
I hate politics. It's slimy. Any job where people pander for votes, I don't like. The country has gotten so partisan that if you're not on my side, you're the enemy. The only thing I ever try to support is a third party, like Unity08. We need more parties and more choice.
I never could be a partisan leader - a man of one idea.
Originally posted by Sek82
reply to post by Carseller4
Weakest argument ever.