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Published: Sunday, May 6 2012 12:05 p.m. MDT

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sisucas
San Bernardino, CA

I keep seeing all these articles about the Paulians trying to get the nomination through flrcing in state delegates. It really bothers me for a little while to think about these back door dealings and I think that I should do something about it; that is until I remember that Ron Paul doesn't have even the slightest possibility of winning the nomination and nothing his supporters do matters at all.

David King
Layton, UT

@sisucas

These are not back-door dealings. No rule has been violated. Everything has been done within the framework of the rules set by each state's party organization. If nothing Ron Paul and his supporters do mattered at all, then you would probably not be commenting about it. The fact is that Ron Paul has a large following among young people (like myself) and we will be the ones in office or becoming party leaders, long after Ron Paul is gone. Ron Paul is calling the GOP back to it's past of limited government and a foreign policy of non-intervention. Given his national following among the young, it must also be the GOP's future if it wishes to remain relevant.

rok
San Diego, CA

What's the point of having nonbinding caucuses or elections?

Dadof5sons
Montesano, WA

To answer the questions of why the Paul followers are doing what they are is simple. If Mitt does not have enough by the time of the National convention. Then Ron can invoke rule 40 sub section B to unbind all delegates. Causing a brokered convention. How ever Mitt will have the magic number come June 5th. What Ron Paul has done is legal nothing back door. If people were more active in their county GOP committees and if they would become a PCO no Paul follower would have gotten sent to the state conventions.

A1994
Centerville, UT

I thought Rick Santorum had the market on pathetic cornered. Guess not.

Furry1993
Clearfield, UT

To sisucas 1:25 p.m. May 6, 2012

I don't recall anyone complaining when Mitt did the same thing in North Dakota. Rick Santorum won the North Dakota caucuses by a double-digit margin and Mitt came in a distant third (Santorum - 39.7%; Paul - 28.7%; Romney - 23.7%; Gingrich - 8.5%), yet shenanigans on the convention floor concerning how the proposed delegates' names were presented to the convention-goers resulted in Mitt walking away with (18 out of the 25 at-large delegates. I presums that offends you just as much as the result of the Maine convention but, somehow, I don't recall complaints about the North Dakota convention . . . something to do with the fact that Romney came out on top in that one perhalps . . .

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