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    Ron Paulís Delegate Strategy

    According to the media narrative, Ron Paul lost in Iowa, Minnesota, Colorado, and Maine.According to the Paul campaign, the contests in those states have only begun.
    ďWeíre trying to take delegates and delegations,Ē says Paul national campaign chairman Jesse Benton of the campaignís strategy. ďObviously, we want to do as well as we can in the beauty contests, like Maineís beauty contest, but the most important thing is that weíre electing a majority of delegates as Ron Paul delegates to [COLOR=#216221 !important][COLOR=#216221 !important]state [COLOR=#216221 !important]conventions[/COLOR][/COLOR][/COLOR]

    The Paul campaign calls Maineís caucuses a ďbeauty contestĒ because the Pine Tree Stateís 24 delegates arenít bound. If delegates arenít bound, those delegates can choose to vote for whichever candidate they please at the convention, even if their preferred candidate did not win the state. In other words, Paul could theoretically finish dead last in a stateís caucuses and yet win most or all of the delegates sent to the convention.


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    Ultimately, the odds that Paul could get enough delegates to swing the national convention to a vote nominating him are nil. But the more delegates Paul controls, the more of an impact he can have on determining the at the convention. Furthermore, if it does come to a brokered convention — admittedly an unlikely scenario — the Paul campaign will be ready. Benton refuses to speculate about what the specific odds are that there will be a brokered convention, but does say of the possibility, “We’ve always seen it as more likely than most people would.”

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    That's all true, but I can't help but feel there is a certain grasping of straws at this point. I believe even Paul himself admitted disappointment in the Maine results.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Conley View Post
    That's all true, but I can't help but feel there is a certain grasping of straws at this point. I believe even Paul himself admitted disappointment in the Maine results.
    I feel the same way, unfortunately, so I understand where you are coming from. Still, I'm tryong to be optimistic about the prospects of his ideas if not his candidacy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister D View Post
    I feel the same way, unfortunately, so I understand where you are coming from. Still, I'm tryong to be optimistic about the prospects of his ideas if not his candidacy.
    There's a lot to be said for that. Negativity will often make problems worse but being positive doesn't cost a thing and may help in the long run. No one expected Paul to win and the fact that we're still discussing him when so many other have come and gone (I thought for sure Perry was going to run away with the nomination ) is a testament to the man and his ideas.

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    Very true.
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    This is good news. Plus he knows he can still play king-maker.

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