We are not huge fans of Ron Paul, but numbers are numbers and facts are facts. What is also a fact is that political payback has always been a factor in politics.
There are several mistakes that cost Mitt Romney, as well as several Republicans down the ticket, the election. The election was so close that a change in any one of these mistakes very well could have reversed the results.
The Republican National Committee’s (RNC) expulsion of legitimate Ron Paul delegates from the convention is likely one of those factors.
It is up to the candidate and the party to WIN the votes of the people, no one is entitled to them.
Gary Johnson and Ron Paul got up to six percent of the vote in several states, including enough in Ohio and Florida to win it for Romney? Libertarians also cast enough votes to hand the Indiana Senate race to Joe Donnelly. IF you ever wondered why Marxists from Code Pink work Ron Paul’s booths at CPAC, well now you know why.
At the convention the RNC passed a new rule over the objections of the floor to give the RNC Chairman the power to eject and replace any delegate he wished. Then they took the credentials of Ron Paul delegates who were elected fair and square and escorted them out of the convention and replaced them with hand picked cronies. Would you vote for the party that did that to you? It was totally against the democratic process.
You can be sure that almost every Ron Paul supporter in the country knew very well what happened; if there is one thing that Ron Paul supporters are the undisputed masters of, it is networking.
Note to the RNC: Addition by subtraction usually messes up the math.
How bad is this rule? Under the rule they crammed down the throats of the convention, Ronald Reagan could have never mounted the floor fight against Ford in 1976 which set Reagan up for 1980. Remember the “establishment” GOP hated Reagan.
Later the RNC agreed to modify the rule to make it less severe, but this is absolutely irrelevant. Why? Because they can come out to the floor and over the objections of the floor deem a rule passed at the next convention and do it again and later just apologize for it…again.
Mark Levin has more details on the rule change HERE.
UPDATE – WND’s resident Mensan thinks so as well – LINK.
The other mistakes:
Not standing up the elite media corruption and lies
Not fighting the “Mitt Romney killed a man’s wife” lie
Not fighting the “Republicans want to ban birth control lie”
Not taking advantage of half a dozen opportunities to land hay-makers in the debates
Not having a bold enough economic plan, thus not having a bold policy for people to vote for
Not having enough contrast with the incumbent resulted in a lot of conservative and disillusioned voters staying home
Going “scorched earth” in the primary to cram Romney down the voters throats which most of the base opposed at one time or another; resulting in a lot of conservatives staying home