Ron Paul’s Secret Plan to Win The GOP Nomination

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Ron Paul’s strategy to win the Republican Party’s presidential nomination to challenge President Obama for the White House in November is quietly proceeding as planned, and after major delegate wins in Colorado, Minnesota, and Iowa this weekend, the “Ron Paul Revolution” as Paul’s supporters call it, has the Mitt Romney campaign and GOP establishment in a panic.

From the beginning, Dr. Ron Paul’s campaign strategy drew many of its lessons from President Barack Obama’s successful outsider bid for his own party’s nomination in 2008: start early, learn and take advantage of the rules and party procedures in each state, outwork the competition, use superior organization and an army of devoted young followers, and appeal to a broad coalition of moderates, young people, liberals, low-income voters, and independent voters.

Back in 2008, despite Hillary Clinton’s anointment by her party establishment, Barack Obama’s reform candidacy outworked, out-organized, and out-planned the establishment candidate, securing the Democratic Party’s nomination and ultimately leading to the White House in November. Today, despite another virtual media blackout, with Fox News asking “Where in the world is Ron Paul?” the answer seems to be: Quietly winning the Republican Party’s nomination state by state, delegate by delegate. Ron Paul’s campaign is speaking through action, not words. It is the mainstream media coverage, more than Paul’s campaign, that seems to be conspicuously quiet.

Oddly enough, for news on Ron Paul’s campaign, interested observers have had to look outside mainstream media sources here in the United States to foreign news sources like Russia Today, which reported Friday that while Newt Gingrich (who will drop from the primary sometime in the near future, leaving only Romney and Paul to fight it out) is $5 million in debt, Ron Paul’s campaign is running strong with millions in funding and zero in debt for previous campaign expenses.

But is the money translating to results? After some recent big delegate wins for the Ron Paul campaign in caucus state conventions across the country, the answer seems to be: Yes. After this weekend, most of Colorado, Iowa, and Minnesota’s delegates to the national convention are locked in, and Mitt Romney failed to secure half of them. If that trend continues, and Mitt Romney cannot secure the 1,144 delegates necessary to secure the Republican Party’s nomination on the first ballot in Tampa, it will lead to a brokered convention, which is exactly what Ron Paul’s campaign needs to win the nomination instead.

In Colorado, Romney pulled 13 delegates, but 13 other delegates will be voting for Ron Paul at the convention. Santorum, who has dropped from the race, secured 7 delegates, and the 3 at-large delegates will likely vote for Romney, putting his Colorado total at 16. In Iowa, Ron Paul’s supporters swept into power over the weekend and essentially took over the entire state GOP. Sources close to the Ron Paul campaign are estimating that as many as 22 of the Hawkeye State’s 28 delegates will be voting for Ron Paul at the national convention. On Monday night, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow blurted out, “I think Ron Paul just won Iowa.” In Minnesota, Ron Paul won in a landslide, taking 20 of the 24 delegates that the state party’s conventions locked in over the weekend.

If the trend continues, and a well-funded, highly-organized, and very energetic Ron Paul campaign continues to sweep up delegates (with a majority of the party’s delegates still up for grabs in large states like California) there is a real and growing possibility that Mitt Romney will not secure enough delegates to win his party’s nomination on the first ballot at the Republican Party convention in Tampa. If this happens, the convention will become a brokered convention and all bound delegates will be “unbound,” allowed to change votes for whichever candidate they choose.

Although it is impossible to determine the actual number without official counts, Paul’s campaign seems quietly self-assured that at this point, many of Mitt Romney’s bound delegates will vote for Ron Paul and hand him the nomination, not because Paul thinks he can charm and persuade them in Tampa, but because the Paul campaign has already stacked each state’s slate of delegates with his own supporters, who have been stealthily getting elected as delegates. There’s no telling how many of Mitt Romney’s currently bound delegates are actually covert Ron Paul supporters ready to turn on a dime after being unbound in a brokered convention and vote for Ron Paul.

And that is Ron Paul’s secret plan to win the Republican Party’s nomination.

And it looks like it might be working.

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  2. boxerpaws60 Ron Paul must be keeping it real secret because it never happens and is not going to happen this time. So he wants to keep his cult deluded. That's up to him. As for the general election-he will never be elected by mainstream america. i think they would just as soon vote for Obama. Sorry ppl. wake up and smell the coffee.
  3. xaqfixx Apparently "motivate people to vote for him" isn't an effective plan, instead legal trickery, ignoring the will of the GOP Members, and hypocritical politicking are the way to go.
  4. W. E. Messamore "Ron Paul Scares GOP With Novel Strategy of Knowing Election Rules" http://www.indecisionforever.com/blog/2012/04/25/ron-paul-scares-gop-with-novel-strategy-of-knowing-election-rules
  5. susan Ron Paul's foreign policy is right on! ...We need to stay out of other's business just like we need the govt to stay out of ours!
  6. AnotherBird Sorry, but even with this strategy Ron Paul is still significantly behind Romney. If Ron Paul put more effort into winning more primaries then he would be doing both half of what his campaign will do. If the numbers suggest that Mitt Romney had secured enough delegates before the convention, there will be no strategy that will help Ron Paul. With Mitt Romney on track to securing enough before the convention, Ron Paul needs to start getting his supporters to vote in such numbers that he wins most of the remaining primaries, if not all.
  7. Christene Gregg LOL his plan was the first thing I read, and he STILL doesnt care about the environment or our food supply or the massive corporations destroying it all. smdh, that being said, Ill keel over dead before I vote for Owebama or MittTwit
  8. Steve Nelson My Fellow Countrymen! This ebook is FREE for ALL! Right Now, you can get a swell New ebook with lots of pics absolutely FREE! It’s called; “100+ Quotable Quotes By & About Dr. Ron Paul~ A Real Amer-I-Can!” Compiled by Steve Nelson This book is available right now at: Smashwords (dot) com So go there and search that title and just download your FREE ebook! Do it Today!
  9. Ashok Alexandar You guys needs to know the plan before bashing him . He is doing good with delegates . Here is the plan http://www.ronpaul2012.com/the-issues/
  10. W. E. Messamore If Ron Paul's chances start looking better and better after more big showings like this, I am starting to wonder at what point the MSM will realize how stupid it'll look if Ron Paul really does win the nomination despite the media's ever-present assurances that he won't / can't win. If Paul makes a strong showing or even some big wins in upcoming contests, it'll be fascinating to watch and see at what point the MSM gets scared and starts to acknowledge the possibility of a Paul win just to save its own credibility.
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Ron Paul must be keeping it real secret because it never happens and is not going to happen this time. So he wants to keep his cult deluded. That's up to him. As for the general election-he will never be elected by mainstream america. i think they would just as soon vote for Obama. Sorry ppl. wake up and smell the coffee.

xaqfixx
xaqfixx

Apparently "motivate people to vote for him" isn't an effective plan, instead legal trickery, ignoring the will of the GOP Members, and hypocritical politicking are the way to go.

susan
susan

Ron Paul's foreign policy is right on! ...We need to stay out of other's business just like we need the govt to stay out of ours!

AnotherBird
AnotherBird

Sorry, but even with this strategy Ron Paul is still significantly behind Romney. If Ron Paul put more effort into winning more primaries then he would be doing both half of what his campaign will do. If the numbers suggest that Mitt Romney had secured enough delegates before the convention, there will be no strategy that will help Ron Paul. With Mitt Romney on track to securing enough before the convention, Ron Paul needs to start getting his supporters to vote in such numbers that he wins most of the remaining primaries, if not all.

Christene Gregg
Christene Gregg

LOL his plan was the first thing I read, and he STILL doesnt care about the environment or our food supply or the massive corporations destroying it all. smdh, that being said, Ill keel over dead before I vote for Owebama or MittTwit

Steve Nelson
Steve Nelson

My Fellow Countrymen! This ebook is FREE for ALL!

Right Now, you can get a swell New ebook with lots of pics absolutely FREE! It’s called;

“100+ Quotable Quotes By & About Dr. Ron Paul~ A Real Amer-I-Can!” Compiled by Steve Nelson

This book is available right now at: Smashwords (dot) com

So go there and search that title and just download your FREE ebook!

Do it Today!

Douglas Gray
Douglas Gray

He's no environmentalist either! Rocky Anderson of the Justice Party wants end to Fed, end to wars, end to military's disgusting budget, etc. A much better candidate!!!

Dean Klein
Dean Klein

He wont win, his stance on foreign policy is just terrible. Which is a shame because I like a lot of his other ideas.

Gerald
Gerald

Why can't the Democrats find somebody like RP to clean house?

mnoyb
mnoyb

It's too late.

The end has already begun for the donklephant (the supposed "2 party system") establishment.

Weather or not Dr. Paul wins the nomination is of no consequence. The Paul campaign and it's supporters are like Navy Seal Team 6 vs the local PTA. We are infinitely more organized, motivated and educated about the election process. We are winning delegates at an exponential rate. We will not compromise on our values when it comes to the convention.

Our message is liberty. The message is infectious and once infected it is terminal. Once a Ron Paul / Rand Paul / Liberty convert we will NEVER switch back. We, just like the special forces are "force multipliers" we "infect" those around us with the message of liberty and those infected go forth and infect more. The establishment can play it's games and squeeze Ron Paul out of this election, but we have Rand Paul a young man cut from the same cloth that has a VERY VERY long political life ahead of him who we will support in exactly that same way as we have Dr. Paul.

So you see establishment, it's already over. The liberty infection takes hold at the very nature of all Americans and human beings...there is but one cure and that is to remove our chains and we are picking the locks right now.

ravensford
ravensford

One clarification needs to be made. This strategy has never been a secret. Ron Paul has referred to getting delegates as distinct from winning meaningless straw polls in interviews during caucus night coverage. Top Paul staffer Jesse Benton has explained the strategy in detail on the Rachel Maddow show. Numerous non-mainstream media Internet postings and thousands of comments to on-line mainstream media postings have challenged the delegate projections. The truth was not hidden. It just did not fit the mainstream narrative.

randpaulreview
randpaulreview

Thank you for writing this honest article about Ron Paul. It's too bad the MSM isn't covering the campaign's huge number of successes but it will be more fun to surprise everyone in Tampa!

Wes Messamore
Wes Messamore

They have a few of their own very principled and independent, reform-minded, anti-establishment kind of people. I think it's only a matter of time before the party of Thomas Jefferson finds its own voice of post-partisan, deeply principled reform. Ron Paul was the GOP's best kept secret for 40 years, but because of the Internet, somehow a lot of people found out about him and realized his views are very close to theirs. Bush actually sounded a lot like Paul (no nation building, a more humble foreign policy) but turned out to be the opposite. Likewise, Obama appealed to that independent-streak in the American people and promised a more humble foreign policy and a return to civil liberties and rule of law. He was even a Constitutional scholar. But like Bush, he's gone the other direction with his administration. After Bush, disenfranchised conservatives found Paul. Maybe after Obama disenfranchised progressives will find a Democrat to coalesce around. The cool thing is that in the end, the disenfranchised are starting to care less about party and personality and more about policy and principle. Maybe they won't need a Democrat to coalesce around by then. Maybe they'll just need an American like them.

W. E. Messamore
W. E. Messamore

If Ron Paul's chances start looking better and better after more big showings like this, I am starting to wonder at what point the MSM will realize how stupid it'll look if Ron Paul really does win the nomination despite the media's ever-present assurances that he won't / can't win. If Paul makes a strong showing or even some big wins in upcoming contests, it'll be fascinating to watch and see at what point the MSM gets scared and starts to acknowledge the possibility of a Paul win just to save its own credibility.

mindymaucelli
mindymaucelli

So very well said.. We love Ron Paul! I wrote him in, in 2008.. I pushed hard then! I am so happy to see MORE people this time and we got down and serious this time. I loved the way things went. Missouri stumbled... We had the delegates initially set to win, but didn't do so well at the convention.. We did try though.