Thursday, February 9, 2012

GOP Delegate Allocation Rules

The total number of delegates at stake in all GOP caucus states this year is 462.

Some clame the Ohio race will be key:
"analyst Sean Trende of Real Clear Politics identified Ohio as the key state between a Romney runaway and the possibility of a brokered convention."
To become a delegate for Ron Paul, visit the RonPauldelegates blog for instructions. One wonderfull blunt phrase on that blog:
"Remember, our system of government is a republic and not a democracy. Now you can understand why it’s so important to become a delegate because delegates determine who the GOP nominee is" 
December 23 the RNC released it's final piece of the puzzle in terms of how delegates will be allocated.  Thanks to Frontloading HQ for helping me find it.

Several questions are off course on all our minds:
How many Republican caucuses are there?
Who can participate in these caucuses?
How many Republican Primaries are there?
How many winner-take-all primaries are there?
Who can participate in the winner-take-all primaries?
Who can participate in the not winner-take-all primaries?
Who qualified for these primaries?
To calculate or predict the potential outcome of this complicated chess game there is more to it then just following the partisan pundits.

To become a delegate for Ron Paul, visit the RonPauldelegates blog for instructions. For any and all who want to be a delegate please get familiar with Robert's Rules of Order. This is essential in the delegate process!

Jason Linkins points to another source to understand what is going on. In the meantime, as MATTHEW GAGNON reports, mainstream media is smelling the proverbial rat in Maine:
"Indeed, intrepid gumshoes from the Associated Press, Reuters, Washington Post, Politico and a whole host of other news gatherers are descending upon the Pine Tree State over the next few days, hoping to cover a shockingly interesting race.
So what are these folks from away so excited about? They think Ron Paul might win the Maine caucus. And, it is true, he might. If he does, they’ll have a political story to really spill some ink on."
Columbia's Jo Ann Cavallo 's excellent article puts to bed the easy slogans and myths about Ron and his crew, read it to wash away the tidal wave of propaganda we have been exposed to by folks from all sides of the political spectrum:
“We’ve Been Neo-Conned”: “Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it’s realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy.”
Just make sure you show up on time for your caucus, watch the mess Caucus in Nevada in this video.

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