View Full Version : Question about brokered convention..

02-04-2008, 11:48 PM
In the situation that we go to a Brokered Convention...Couldn't the other candidates delegates play the same card they used in LA when they saw they were in trouble, and combine all their delegates to support one person just to once again rip off ron paul ? Is there anything that would stop them from pulling one final dirty trick? Thanks in advance! =]

02-04-2008, 11:58 PM
It wouldn't be a dirty trick, it would be the convention working. If we have a brokered convention and RP doesn't win, I'd be surprised. If RP wins the convention, lots of neocons who don't understand the delegate system will think it was stolen.

02-05-2008, 12:04 AM
yeah, they can do that, bbut that's why we worked so hard to make sure most of those delegtes were filled with Ron Paul people despite who they are bound too

02-05-2008, 12:04 AM
The way delegates are selected, this is unlikely since you can't force your delegates to vote for anybody but you. We've stacked the deck so we could have delegates when and if a brokered convention takes place.

02-05-2008, 12:04 AM
To win the convention, even if it's brokered, you HAVE to have over 50% of the votes. That's why we need all of us to get our boots on and become delegates. Do whatever you can to get the delegate spot. That is the most important thing in this race right now. That's also why they fear Ron Paul.

02-05-2008, 12:08 AM
Hopefully we'll have enough support that we can beat anything they throw at us.

02-05-2008, 12:10 AM
It's a lot harder to get them all to pick one person than just agree to get together as candidate-to-be-determined. Huck people didn't have to actually vote for Rudy in LA, they just voted "not Paul".

02-05-2008, 12:10 AM
Also, by the time the RNC rolls around the war will be worse, the economy will be worse, and Ron Paul will get a chance to address these issues to the delegates. As we all know Ron Paul can be quite convincing when you actually listen to him, as we can only hope all the delegates will. Ron Paul will have a good chance of being the only electable Republican by the time the convention rolls around, which will hopefully make it easy for those delegates lackadaisically supporting another candidate change their vote.

02-05-2008, 12:19 AM
thanks for all your responses and input! :D