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Bčrghem
02-06-2008, 04:29 PM
http://ronpaul2008.typepad.com/ron_paul_2008/2008/02/ron-paul-nation.html

ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA – With the results of many of the “Super Tuesday” primaries and caucuses now finalized, the Ron Paul campaign is now projecting that it has at least 42 delegates to the national convention secured.

While much of the focus in yesterday’s Super Tuesday contests focused on preference poll numbers, Ron Paul caucus-goers were focused on securing delegates to the national convention. With dedicated supporters and an organization focused purely on securing delegates, the campaign has secured more delegates to the national convention in Minneapolis-St. Paul than caucus straw polls might otherwise suggest.

According to campaign projections, a minimum of 24 delegates were won in yesterday’s contests. When added to projected delegates coming from strong showings in Iowa (4), Nevada (8), Louisiana (3) and Maine (3), that brings the total delegate count to 42 delegates or more.

“Our goal has always been to walk into the national GOP convention with as many delegates as possible,” said Ron Paul 2008 campaign manager Lew Moore. “The number of delegates we won yesterday could very well be the difference in a Convention where no one has a first-ballot majority. With Dr. Paul’s home state of Texas coming up, we feel we can enter the convention with a substantial number of delegates.”

In an agreement first reported by West Virginia television station WSAZ, three Ron Paul delegates were secured through an agreement with the Mike Huckabee campaign at the West Virginia state convention early Tuesday. Ron Paul delegates to the state convention swung their sizable support to Huckabee – putting Huckabee over the top – in exchange for the delegates.

According to campaign projections from last night’s results at least 3 delegates were won in Alaska, 5 delegates were won in North Dakota, 9 delegates were won in Minnesota, and 4 delegates were won in Colorado.

Additionally the results of the Louisiana Caucus may still change in favor of Ron Paul, where an ongoing legal challenge may result in most of that state’s delegates going towards Ron Paul after state GOP officials violated their own rules to improperly put delegates from other campaigns on the ballots.

CorkyAgain
02-06-2008, 05:37 PM
What are the estimated delegate counts for the other candidates?

If Huckabee throws his support to McCain in return for the VP slot, as many expect he will, can they be stopped?

Molly1
02-06-2008, 05:42 PM
Huckabee and Mccain together still don't have enough delegates necessary.

And, I believe Huck has pretty much shot his wad now.

I don't expect to see any more wins from him. Anyone else?

As for Romney, I think he will give his delegates to Mccain when Hell freezes over lol.

It's not going to be pretty at that convention.

spudea
02-06-2008, 05:52 PM
24 delegates out of like 900 something that was up for grabs. Not good.

Molly1
02-06-2008, 05:55 PM
The people doing the counting seem pretty happy with the number they are counting.

That's good enough for me since they are our people.

RonPaulFTFW
02-06-2008, 06:22 PM
McCain has like 60 percent of what he needs and over half of what Romney has.

There is no way anybody can catch him.

I'd say if McCain wins in Virgina/Texas and those states he'll have what he needs, or it'll be so close any other candidate will have to win every other state and vote from there on out... which is impossible.

literatim
02-06-2008, 06:30 PM
McCain will be losing his delegates in Louisiana and Ron Paul will be picking them up.

JordanQ72
02-06-2008, 06:34 PM
What are the estimated delegate counts for the other candidates?

McCain 760
Romney 310
Huckabee 190

I'm not sure why CNN and other media organizations don't just want to come out with the calls, it's pretty obvious though. This is also pretty much how I predicted it would turn out, expect for a 100 delegate flip in California between McCain/Romney. He had some weird surge in the polls during the last 72 hours that I believed was real, guess not.

Hes
02-06-2008, 06:44 PM
For many Ron Paul supporters this is the beginning of a movement, not just an election. Many think it is a very long term project that should look to work on congress, etc... The best things that is happening because of Ron Paul is that he helped to change the debate toward the economy, and helped to get the word out about the small government option. It is exciting because there are a lot of very young, smart, energetic, and creative people that support his ideas. Notice how even when our group was up head to head against Obama (who gets many more total votes and many young votes) we beat him hands down on internet based polls. It would seem that we have the more technologically advanced and energetic group of supporters. This obviously doesn't mean we are winning, but it does mean that we have a chance at building a great organization to begin the long process of getting America back on track.

Considering we are just getting rid of the Republican George Bush, and the fact that Democrats are getting double the turn out of Republicans, it's doubtful that any Republican presidential candidate will have a chance this year in the end anyway. We may just need to lay low and organize for the long haul. At least we now know we are not all totally alone - though we may feel a bit lonely after the election.

Jae0
02-06-2008, 06:58 PM
bump

ronpaulyourmom
02-06-2008, 07:01 PM
McCain has like 60 percent of what he needs and over half of what Romney has.

There is no way anybody can catch him.

I'd say if McCain wins in Virgina/Texas and those states he'll have what he needs, or it'll be so close any other candidate will have to win every other state and vote from there on out... which is impossible.

Huckabee is mathematically out of the race. Romney has to win every state by large margins to win a majority before the convention. The only hope Romney has to win is a brokered convention, and I'd say the odds of that happening at this point are about 5% or less.