- Posted June 19, 2012 by
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Paulites Sue - Claim Romney Doesn't Have the Delegates
A lawsuit has been filed in federal court against the Republican National Committee and RNC Chairman Reince Priebus by 100 of Texas Congressman Ron Paul's supporters claiming that the RNC and Priebus have interfered with delegate selection and their dissatisfaction over rules concerning delegate selection and binding.
The Paulites also claim that presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney does not have the necessary number of delegates needed to win the top of the ticket at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida the last week of August.
"We have nothing to do with it and do not support it," said Paul adviser Jesse Benton, speaking for Paul and the campaign.
This group of Paulites do not seem to be content with having gained majorities in state committees throughout the nation. For these diehards, it seems to be Ron Paul or no one gets the nomination.
The RNC has termed the lawsuit "frivilous".
The Paulites are upset over party rules that bind delegates to the candidate who won the state primary or caucus. The plaintiffs want the court to allow the Paul supporters who are delegates to be free to vote for Paul and not bound by state rules on binding to the person who won the state vote.
The rules have long been established. The rules have worked well.
This small group of Paul supporters, to me, are feeding off sour grapes and upset that things didn't go their way.
You don't change the rules in the middle of an election campaign just because the rules are not in your favor.
I believe the judge should throw the case out.
If the Paulites don't like how delegates are alloted, then they should work within the system to make changes to those rules for future elections at the National Convention.
The action of these 100 is like the little kid taking his bat and ball and going home because he can't beat the opposing team.
From the Cornfield, work the system. Play the game by the rules.
This display is yet another example of why so many who would support the Liberty Movement do not.
It's not Paul or his ideas on monetary policy, but it is what at times seems the petulance and the rabid actions of some of the movement's members who put off moderates, independents and conservatives.
Many may not agree with Paul's stance on foreign policy. But, they would support his fiscal views if some of his supporters would learn to play nice and by the rules.