Think Freely Media presents Common Sense with Paul Jacob

The Ron Paul 2012 campaign’s caucus-state delegate strategy, discussed here before, aims to work around the candidate’s biggest hurdle: Republican voters. Though Ron Paul has a strong appeal to the young and to independents — constituencies needed to win against a sitting president — older, mainstream Republicans voters aren’t especially responsive to the maverick’s charms. Concentrating on selecting actual delegates at the caucuses, rather than the media-hyped (and electorally meaningless) straw polls, is a clever strategy.

But what’s good for the goose is great for the gander. A video from Washington State shows a self-proclaimed “mainstream” GOP activist offering caucus participants a slate of 31 delegates allegedly divided up amongst Romney, Santorum and Gingrich supporters, explicitly promoted to make sure that Ron Paulers don’t “take over” the party as they did, to his horror, in the Seattle area.

The Ron Paul supporters touting the video call it “election fraud.” Well, “caucus fraud” might be more to the point, considering that the slate offered was rejected by Rick Santorum’s  supporters as a con job. Since then Santorum folks and Paul folks have united. As one Santorum activist put it, “[i]n order for us to win the nomination in Tampa in August, we must deny Romney delegates to that convention. If . . . Romney receives 1,144 delegates before the national convention, it is all over for our campaign. That is the reason why the Senator himself directed us to coalition with the Ron Paul delegates to deny Romney any state delegates.”

Whether as a grand dialogue of ideas or a horse race, this time around the politics is interesting.

This is Common Sense. I’m Paul Jacob.

By: Redactor


  1. Dwight Mann says:

    I support RP fully, as does the military and the youth. What is wrong with the rest of the GOP?
    Time to turn the reins over to the next generation. . .

  2. Brian Wright says:

    So much of the diminishment of Ron Paul and the Freedom Philosophy comes from the controlled media. A few weeks ago I put together a spoof that may even turn out to be true: Ron Paul wins it all, but the media doesn’t cover it.

  3. MoreFreedom says:

    Hi Dwight and Brian, I agree with both of you. At least the MSM is losing its grip on their narrative as Paul has much greater support (and coverage) this year as compared to 4 years ago. Even their non-coverage of Paul has made Drudge headlines several times.

    Our GOP leaders are so out of touch with our soldiers, and continue to promote war (against the soldiers’ wishes and good reasons) is a good indication they aren’t interested in the country, and are interested in their own power. But even this warfare coalition is seeing cracks.

    While I’ll be voting libertarian since I can’t stomach voting for less freedom with Romney or Obama, I have hopes for fiscal conservatives to gain seats in Congress.

  4. Tree Dee says:

    Just a short comment on the sidebar:
    Is that a pile of Cambodian skulls?
    The ones that can be laid at the feet of Daniel Ellsberg and his ilk?
    I’m not a fan of the Nixonites. For instance, I believe that Henry Kissinger should be arrested and sent back to whatever hellish nightmare he spang from in chains.
    But thanks to this Ellsberg creature, and MANY others like him,
    there are a lot of people dead in SE Asia that did not have to die at the hands of Pol Pot and other dementoids that have, and still infest. those regions.
    Still out there Danny boy? This old hippie would like to see you rot.

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