Post by Ryan Thames on May 22, 2012 15:02:54 GMT -5
The sagging Romney poll numbers relative to the President's numbers and the continuing excitement behind the Ron Paul campaign, has some pundits questioning whether Congressman Paul might actually be a better GOP candidate than Governor Romney in the long run.
Post by John Wilson on May 22, 2012 15:46:17 GMT -5
I think we can all agree that Paul is a better choice than Romney. That ship has sailed. Paul won't get the nomination at the convention. It will cost half a billion (*B* illion) to run against Obama and the RNC is not going to spend it on Paul. They have made that clear. The RNC defeated Ron Paul.
Those delegate counts are estimates based on the straw polls. I agree that it's still a long shot, but there are still some hope. I know for a fact that the Colorado delegate count is not correct on all of the sites.
Post by Ryan Thames on May 26, 2012 12:57:47 GMT -5
Imagine the possibility.....
Ron Paul has had a VERY succesful delegate strategy.
And we know now that there is no legal "binding" of delegates.
Most of the numbers in the count you posted are from an unconstitutional perspective of "bound" delegates based on straw polls that mean absolutely nothing.
The reality is Ron Paul people have gone to the caucuses that actually mean something. And have had great successes themselves being elected as faithful hardcore supporters of Ron Paul.
Santorum and Gingrich have NOT done the caucuses.... Because they are OUT of the muthalovin race.
They have no faithful commited followers. So those delegate spots are all likely filled by Paul and/or santorum people.
I have heard very few reports if any AT ALL that Romney has had enough dedicated supporters to win a majority of delegates in any of these caucus states.
So... You can go ahead and assume.... That ALL santorums numbers and newts numbers belong to Paul. True intellects who supported santorums morals and newts intellegence get the best of both worlds in Ron Paul.so those who pay that close attention to the issues will likely gravitate to Paul.
Then once you add all those to Paul where they belong you get over 500
Then.... You could assume 25% of romneys "bound" delegates are possibly Paul supporters
Putting the race MUCH closer than you might think.
Post by Michael Wells on May 26, 2012 14:37:30 GMT -5
Romney has the least possible chance to beat Obummer. Only votes he has is anti-Obama people. Paul has anti-Obama AND pro-Constitutionalists, along with the largest Dem-to-Rep converts and Independent voters. There is a LARGE percentage that will not vote for Romney or Obama based on conviction