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Old March 18th, 2016, 07:27 PM   #1
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Ron Paul says GOP deserves convention rule controversy

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Former Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul said Friday that the party outsmarted itself in passing a 2012 rule that he said was aimed at blunting his influence on that summer's convention.

The GOP's "Rule 40(b)" requires candidates win the "support of a majority of the delegates from each of eight or more states" in order to have their named placed on the nominating ballot. The raised threshold -- it had previously been a plurality from five states -- helped to prevent Paul's supporters from upstaging or distracting from the presumptive nominee, Mitt Romney, on national television.

"They did not want my name to come up and so they changed the rules because we had the votes," Paul told CNN "At This Hour" anchors Kate Bolduan and John Berman. "We had the numbers to allow my name to be put into nomination, but they wouldn't do it."

Four years later, the same establishment figures who spearheaded the 2012 rules changes are facing a different kind of challenge: Donald Trump. But this time around, the requirement threatens to undermine a late effort to derail the billionaire front-runner.

"I think it's a bit of an irony and they deserve the problem," Paul said. "They're terrified of competition, and now the establishment has competition that really looks strong and there's a lot of people behind Trump. So this is a big problem for them."
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Old March 18th, 2016, 07:46 PM   #2
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Ron Paul's behavior in 2012 trying to steal the people's vote was unethical at best, illegal at worst.
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I do not understand why the GOP wants to dump Trump. I want the free riders kicked off the bus. You have to pay to ride on my bus.
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I think Ron Paul and Mitt Romney should both go have a nice glass of shut the the fuck up somewhere. Especially Mitt. Mitt had a chance to go again. He would have been the favorite. He chose not to. Now he should shut the fuck up along with the never was Ron Paul. I like Dr. Paul. I agree with a lot of his positions. All he is doing now is Trump lite grandstanding.
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Karma is a bitch, huh?
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Karma is a bitch, huh?
Is Karma the name of the horse the Easter Bunny rides on when he is playing with his pet Unicorn over at the Tooth Fairy's farm?
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Is Karma the name of the horse the Easter Bunny rides on when he is playing with his pet Unicorn over at the Tooth Fairy's farm?
No, it's Megan Kelly's stage name.
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No, it's Megan Kelly's stage name.
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No, it's Megan Kelly's stage name.
Now that would be a show worth watching
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