Saturday, September 22, 2012

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Butt! it started out so well! 7pm on Tuesday Mitt was leading the polls, but a mere five ours later it was all over but the crying, the acrimony, the finger pointing and the R's wondering how they could lose and some D's wondering how it was they won. It also got me thinking about the election out come and what I had been observing during the run up to November 6th 2012. My theory on the reason Romney lost is actually steeped in the GOP's treatment of Ron Paul in Tampa. The RNC went out of its way to corner, brow beat and otherwise cajole Dr. Paul’s supporters and through changes made on the convention floor the day of the nomination deny them a voice at convention. Thus making it impossible for the Paul supporters to even put Dr. Paul’s name in nomination or to let him speak to the delegates. This was where the R's lost the election, not November 6th, Why and How you ask, well its simple really. The Paul supporters , call them what you will, paulbots, paulies, there's a rather long list of terms for Dr. Paul’s supporters, there was a sharp reaction or realization that came about. I first saw it as early as late April 2012, when Paul supporters realized that they would not have Dr Paul on the ballot for the R's this year. So the reaction started as a meme on facebook and similar sites where they publicly announced they would sit out the November election unless Doctor Paul was the nominated candidate for the Republicans. The common meme was No Paul means No vote. In September I made an effort to reason with the c4l, and other Paul supporting organizations to garner support for the only other Libertarian candidate in the running this year, that...