Thursday, August 09, 2012

All that glitters is not gold

Interesting development on a slow news day:
"DUMP ROMNEY" contends that no delegates are actually "bound" by law or GOP rules to vote for Romney and that, to win the White House and toss-up Senate seats, delegates must exercise their right to "conscientiously abstain" from Romney on the crucial first ballot, aiming for a stronger ticket leader in subsequent convention voting rounds.
Nothing to do with Ron Paul. And not exactly a fringe group:
Instead, it's a brainchild of Steve Baldwin, the former chief of the Council for National Policy, a low-profile, well-connected conservative group. Baldwin said the memo was sent out to 20,000 people in politics in media, as well as RNC delegates.

"We’re just saying that Romney has so many liabilities that will be exploited by Obama," Baldwin said in a phone interview. "I don’t have a problems with Mormons personally, but it is a liability issue" among evangelical voters, Baldwin said.
Particularly interesting that it's released on a day when the Mittster's poll numbers are tanking and Karl Rove is nervously posting "rally the troops" tweets. Baldwin's group is basically the old Bush crowd. Trying to decide if it's an internal power struggle or a fake out that validates my favorite conspiracy theory.

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Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

I love it - and I'd love to see it degenerate into an Animal House style food fight on the convention floor. Let the public see what they're really all about.

10:05:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

I'm terrified I'm right about the bait and switch. That would be bad I think. But a food fight on the floor and Romney still holds the nom? Just priceless. Would make the whole silly season crap worth it.

1:20:00 PM  

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