“Let us hope that we can one day look back and say that this campaign was a significant first step that signaled a change in direction for our country. Our job now is to plan for the next phase.” – Ron Paul, 2008
Four years ago Ron Paul uttered those words in a video announcement that his campaign would be ‘winding down’. What a difference an election cycle makes. At the same point in THIS election cycle, Paul’s campaign is confident that they will be able to slug it out at the RNC.
“Elections are short-term efforts,” said Paul, circa 2008 “Revolutions are long-term projects.”
Long term indeed and from the looks of it, the planning that began in those days is paying off. After the headline “RON PAUL VICTORY IN MAINE!” a recent Jesse Benton post boldly stated “We are confident that we will control the Maine delegation for the convention in August”. Notice that Ron Paul’s National Campaign Chairman did not say that they controlled ‘a majority’ of the delegation, but rather the whole of it.
Maine gave us a great look at the strategy that Paul’s campaign has employed, which has largely focused on training citizen activists to serve as delegates to the GOP convention. Even as evidence of tampering with the delegate process itself turned up, the fact that Team Paul is claiming the ENTIRE Maine indicates that their delegate-centric approach may be beyond the cancer known as election fraud.
What can We the People do, if the establishment pulls some dirty tricks to prevent our bidding? If We the People control the delegates, then the kinds of shenanigans that are being reported from Washington County, ME may be nullified. As long as Ron Paul stays in the race, the nomination is within his grasp if Paul truly does control not just percentages but entire state delegations.