i’m from texas, and have never been a Ron Paul fan – also, i’m an anarchist and i know that voting is for sheeple to feel like they have a “voice” in how they live their lives (more than 90-percent of americans were opposed to the bank bailouts, for instance, and no election was ever held about the u.s. joining the world trade organization, which rules over our government.)
still, the audacity of the corporate-owned media in their treatment of a wily and legitimate candidate for the presidency is alarming. perhaps because rep. paul is no friend of internet censorship laws. who knows…it could be due to his rhetoric about abolishing the federal reserve. for whatever reason, the corporate media is not acknowledging the fact that ron paul’s campaign is running a highly successful campaign to scoop up delegates during the selection process which sends representatives to the party-nominating convention later this year.
Two factors distinguished Ron Paul’s coverage this year: its scarcity and its positive nature.
For much of 2012, the tone of Paul’s coverage was more positive than negative. But the glaring lack of attention in the news coverage reflected a media consensus that despite a loyal following and some respectable primary showings, the libertarian-leaning candidate could not capture the Republican nomination.
From Jan. 2-April 15, Paul was a significant figure in only 7% of the campaign stories. That represented about one-eighth of Romney’s coverage and roughly one-quarter of the amount devoted to Santorum and Gingrich.
from the pew research center
2012 Delegate Count: Scoring the Scorecards
Mitt Romney leads the delegate count by a large margin regardless of what source you trust, but voters likely have wondered who is correct.
To be clear, Romney captured the presumed-Republican-nominee title when Rick Santorum darted from the race, and it became especially clearer when Newt Gingrich said Wednesday that he would officially shut down his run on May 1. That leaves only Ron Paul, and he can’t overcome Romney’s delegate count.
from the street
Actually, Ron Paul Is Secretly Winning A Lot More Delegates Than You Think
In just the last week, Paul locked up 49 delegates, including five in Pennsylvania and four in Rhode Island, two states thought to be firmly on Romney’s turf. In Minnesota, Paul won 20 of the 24 delegates awarded at last weekend’s district caucuses, an impressive sweep that guarantees that Paul will control a majority of the state’s delegation at the Republican National Convention.
And despite staunch opposition from the state Republican Party, Paul took 20 of the 40 delegates awarded in Missouri last weekend, according to campaign chairman Jesse Benton.
In at least five other states — Colorado, Nevada, Iowa, Washington, and Maine — Paul has done remarkably well at county and district conventions, and his supporters are expected to win a big chunk of the RNC delegates at the state conventions later this spring.
from business insider
Party Chair Randy Reudrich is out. (He had already announced his resignation.) The news, however, is who ended up being elected–two Ron Paul supporters. Russ Millette was elected as Party Chair. And Debbie Brown as Vice-Chair. They take office in 2013.
Prior to the election, Reudrich had transferred the State Republican Party’s $100,000 bank balance to Juneau Republicans. Millette takes over immediately as Party’s Finance Chair.
Ron Paul supporters are celebrating the delegate apportiontment from Alaska to the Republican National Convention. Alaska has 24 delegates plus 3 superdelegates. Currently 8 are committed to Romney, 8 to Santorum, 6 to Paul, and 2 to Gingrich.
from the daily kos
A few weeks back, when Rick Santorum was arguing that he could power out delegate wins by organizing the little-noticed state conventions and caucuses, I agreed with him. And then Santorum quit. This left the state delegate pool hot and panting for Romneymentum, right?
Not quite yet. Over the weekend, Minnesota held congressional district conventions. Now, the state’s February caucus — one of the trio of non-binding contests Santorum won early that month — went 45 percent for Santorum, 27 percent for Paul, and only 17 percent for Romney. The Associated Press and other groups went on to estimate that Santorum would win 17 of Minnesota’s delegates, Paul would win 10, and Romney 6. Wrong. Ron Paul dominated the CD conventions. According to a tweet from RNC committeewoman Pat Anderson, Paul took 20 of the 24 delegates available in the CDs.
Ron Paul Wins Iowa 16 Weeks Later
However, on the third revision, Ron Paul has now been declared the winner of Iowa. At first, the numbers did not add up and on MSNBC the GOP chairman in the middle of the night declared Romney the winner. Later, the statement flip-flopped and proclaimed Rick Santorum to win. Now, 16 weeks after Romney’s Iowa presumed win and 14 weeks after Santorum’s Iowa presumed win, Ron Paul has vaulted to the head of the pack in Iowa.
from huntington news
Ron Paul Wins Washington, On Track to Be Nominated at 2012 GOP Convention
The Texas libertarian has based his entire 2012 presidential campaign on the ability to win over state delegates — rather than winning the popular vote. To do this, Paul has utilized an extensive grassroots campaign network to influence local officials, who in turn would influence the higher-up officials. Until recently, this strategy had shown only limited results: the ground-level Paul delegates had not been able to immediately influence the wider state delegate situation. Now, though, caucus states like Washington, Minnesota, and Iowa — each with a complicated system of “bound” and “unbound” delegates — are nominating their delegates to the GOP national convention in Tampa.
from policy mic
Ron Paul vs. Mitt Romney
Now that Santorum has dropped out, the delegates he had are now unbound (they will be if Santorum releases them, anyway). Santorum, alone was the puzzle piece holding people from supporting Ron Paul.
He was the puzzle piece because to some loved his pro-life stance and are worried of Romney’s staggering stance on abortion (also many followed Santorum for his message of Fiscal Conservatism). So with this said, many of his people and delegates are now jet bolting to Ron Paul.
from lemon global news
Brokered Convention likely Romney Nomination in doubt –
April 24, 2012. Des Moines. Two networks yesterday, CNBC and MSNBC, broadcast a little known fact – Ron Paul appears to be winning the Republican nomination for President. When the popular Texas Congressman repeatedly assured supporters that the race was about delegates, not beauty contests, he apparently knew what he was talking about. Now, after three more states locked in delegates to the GOP nominating convention – CO, MN and IA – indicators point to a brokered convention with a possible, even probable, Ron Paul victory.
Mitt Romney in a panic
The only report announcing the news of another Paul victory yesterday was the Doug Wead Blog. That write-up, which included the headline, ‘Romney in a Panic’, was picked-up and reprinted by a number of independent news outlets like RT News and The Daily Paul. Wead’s conclusion is based on a number of factors. First and foremost, Ron Paul continues to win more delegates than Mitt Romney during each state’s respective slating processes. Additionally, the writer points to drastic, last-minute changes to GOP procedure showing an attempt to limit the Paul vote. Some measures include a new poll tax in Washington and robo-calls in New York telling Republican voters that only Mitt Romney remains in the race.
from whiteout press
Ron Paul Wins Louisiana Caucus
Supporters of 2012 Republican Presidential candidate Ron Paul won yesterday’s Louisiana caucus, securing an overwhelming majority of winnable delegates to the June Republican state convention that will affect the weight of the Paul delegation to the August Republican National Convention in Tampa.
Preliminary results from the Louisiana Republican Party indicate that Ron Paul supporters won majorities in Congressional Districts 1, 2, 5, and 6, with a narrow decision having occurred in District 4. This means Ron Paul supporters won about four and a half of the six Congressional District caucus conventions held yesterday.