Sunday, February 12, 2012

Ron Paul's "Collect Delegates" Strategy for Dummies

MSNBC talk show host Rachel Maddow recently had Doug Wead on to explain what exactly is Ron Paul's path to "victory", at least victory as defined by Ron Paul's campaign. Basically, it's to become a delegate at the precinct level, which then goes to the county, which then goes to the state, where the actual delegates are assigned for the national convention. And even though precincts might've voted a certain way, these delegates will pledge their support to Ron Paul.

It's very creative. There aren't enough caucus states for Paul to win a nomination. But if say, there were three other candidates in the race until the convention, it could lead to the first brokered convention in decades.

If the above video is taken down, it's also hosted on MSNBC's site.


  1. The campaign did a marvelous job campaigning for delegates. I received up to three emails a day asking me to file as a delegate. It seems the rules to qualify in Indiana are simple. You mush have voted Republican in the last primary, which I did, and you can run as a delegate.

    Since most people are apathetic and lazy, and Ron Paul supporters are empowered, self-reliant, educated and will volunteer their time, this is a no brainer strategy for his campaign. Other candidates could not pull off because their supporters aren't likely to do make a real investment in their success.

    I believe the reason Dr. Paul's campaign gave this interview is that the deadlines to file as a delegate have passed. The deadline to be an Indiana delegate was this past Friday.

    I hope you signed up, Matt.

    1. Wouldn't be able to even if I wanted to. I voted D in the last primary (2011 municipal). And even if it was only Presidential, I voted in the D primary in 2008 as well. I picked up an R ballot in 2010 mainly to support Carlos May. Can't remember if I ever voted in a primary before that, but they are public record.

    2. Thanks for the support the last time! I hope I can earn it once again.



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