On this last Saturday Republicans from the Third Congressional District♠—ours—met and elected delegates to the Republican National Convention, in Tampa, Florida, 27 to 30 August of this year.♥
When I get the names I will post them, but for right now we know that the "Reagan Liberty Unity Slate" (a Ron Paul organization) got elected. The report I have is that were very well organized, well spoken and respectful. Each of them received at least 100 votes more than anyone else. My interlocutor noted that everyone was warned ahead of time that the Ron Paul people were well organized and prepared to win. They are all under 30 and very loyal to their candidate.
You may well ask about how they will vote. By the Party Rules they have to vote for Mitt Romney on the first ballot. After that it is an open issue. If Mr Romney does not win the nomination on the first ballot, it is going to turn very interesting. That said, I am thinking that by the Convention Mr Romney will have the votes he needs.
Regards — Cliff
♠ When the General Court changes our Congressional District from Five to Three you wonder who they are trying to fool. Another reason to wonder about those boys and girls.
♥ For a little local color, the catch phrase out of MacDill Air Force Base (located in Tampa) used to be "One a day in Tampa Day". During WWII (the big one) there was a flying outfit at MacDill that was disbanded and its assets and people distributed throughout the Army Air Force because they were losing too many aircraft.
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