Thursday, May 3, 2012

Is It Mitt Romney's Fault Ron Paul Is Winning Delegates?


As the Mitt Romney 2012 campaign takes on President Barack Obama as though the Republican Presidential Primary is over, the Ron Paul 2012 campaign carries on its well-planned strategy of picking up delegates in caucus states.


Ron Paul's campaign website continues to announce one state after another the delegate wins in Louisiana, Minnesota, Iowa, and Colorado to the chagrin of ant-acid popping establishment king makers in the national and state Republican parties.  Ron Paul's team also alludes to picking up more delegates in other states in the near future, including Mitt Romney's home state of Massachusetts.


While critics may claim that Ron Paul supporters are hijacking the delegate process, the real reason why Ron Paul is able to garner votes could be due to the type of Republicans he attracts: informed, active, and enthusiastic.


Meanwhile, it is no secret that Mitt Romney has had to rely on a huge war chest to decimate his opponents with negative ads while not giving voters a reason why they should choose him other than he is not Obama.  Casual voters who are easily swayed by negative campaign ads was the demographic that the Romney campaign went after to compensate for an otherwise weak candidate with a moderate message. 


Romney had as many bad gaffes as Texas Governor Rick Perry during this election cycle and would have otherwise fallen by the wayside early like Perry but for millions of dollars of Super PAC cash propping up a yawn of a campaign with those signature white shirt and blue jeans singing performances of 'America the Beautiful'.


For a supporter to participate in  the time-consuming delegate process from precinct to county to congressional district to state convention requires belief and commitment to a candidate's message.  Had Romney been able to attract people passionate for his campaign with a strong political message, he would have had no problem picking up delegates commensurate with the popular vote.  As the old saying goes, money can't buy love (even if it can win an election).


Political Commentary.

6 comments:

  1. "the real reason why Ron Paul is able to garner votes could be due to the type of Republicans he attracts: informed, active, and enthusiastic."

    well said

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  2. I've yet to see a Romney "anti-Paul ad" for that matter...

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    1. Probably won't ever see one. Romney is a lot of things, including smart. He won't alienate the revolution.

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    2. What could he attack Paul on? There is nothing no flip flopping, no infidelity, no flaws in policy, so he can't attack his character nor his stances, in fact he is copying Ron Paul's stances on a lot of things.

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  3. Romney's campaign set up seating right behind him while he spoke on tv providing the illusion of large support. One big illusion, and camera tricks is all it is. Bussed in supporters is what he has, not die hard supporters either.

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  4. A vote for Mitt is a vote for Barack.

    Romney should do the right thing and like all other Ron Paul opponents drop out or suspend his campaign so the GOP can win!

    There will NEVER ...... be ..... a Romney administration!
    Romney can NOT ever be our president .... he can NOT win!


    In a three way race Mitt would run THIRD .... wake UP ... GOP old guard.
    Only the most "yellow dog" old guard, dedicated republicans will back Mitt .

    Reliable polls show that 22% of AMERICAN voters will NEVER vote for a Mormon.Probably a unfair prejudice BUT life is not always fair.

    ONLY Dr Paul can attract voters outside the GOP and win the General election.

    If Mitt ran on a third party ticket he would not get enough votes to hurt anyone.
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    The GOP has TWO choices
    1. RON PAUL
    2. LOSE the general election by margins worse than anyone can remember PLUS lose numerous Senate and house seats.
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