In the past, other Repub candidates who won a significant percentage of the popular vote and delegates were able to significantly influence the Party platform and the issues being debated in the campaign. For example, Steve Forbes pretty much single-handedly made the deficit, which none of the other candidates would even talk about, into *the* primary issue of the campaign. Paul aims to do the same, and he has a good chance of succeeding. The Republican Party will be better for it if he does. Paul is a highly principled man, and his views resonate with a lot of people.
yh RP dropped out looool....explains why he still flying about giving speeches at state conventions
RP is just not wasting money on beauty contests
he has had strong support in just about every delegate convention so he is counting on that
and if u see his rallies he seems to have quite a gathering of eager young voters, which in the last election would have most likely voted for obama
"We want to change the Republican Party," said Chris Stearns, the Virginia state director for the Ron Paul campaign. "We are making sure our people get in positions of leadership -- in the nation, in their state, in their county and city, all the way down to the grass roots level." Libertarians such as Stearns aspire to nothing less than the kind of bottom-to-top takeover that proved so successful for the religious right and anti-abortion forces in the 1980s. Many of the men and women who swept into local party office then inhabit top rungs of the GOP now. And similar to that movement, Ron Paul and his campaigners for liberty are looking down the road.
"This is not just for this term," Stearns told CNN Radio from the southern end of the state, "but four, six or eight years from now."
Oh, and a factual correction on Ron Paul's popularity versus Steve Forbes. In the 1996 Repub primaries, Forbes got 11.41% of the popular vote, while Ron Paul currently has over 10% of the Repub popular vote; pretty close to the same.
So the elected chair was attacked by the police and the Paul supports engaged them? Crazy!!
In Yoda Voice: mmmm, Desperate Paulborg they are try usurp primary winner since cant win otherwise, mmm.
So considering Romney now has enough delegates necessary to prevent a brokered convention, we are busy arguing over this mess because...
Hey, man, you don't talk to the Doctor. You listen to him. The man's enlarged my mind. He's a poet warrior in the classic sense. I mean sometimes he'll... uh... well, you'll say "hello" to him, right? And he'll just walk right by you. He won't even notice you. And suddenly he'll grab you, and he'll throw you in a corner, and he'll say, "Do you know that 'if' is the middle word in life? If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs and blaming it on you, if you can trust yourself when all men doubt you"... I mean I'm... no, I can't... I'm a little man, I'm a little man, he's... he's a great man! I should have been a pair of ragged claws scuttling across floors of silent seas...
I guess for some, the police attacking the elected chair of a party convention and dragging him out is A-okay, so long as he is a supporter of a candidate you do not favor. That is kinda astonishing.