Wednesday, January 23, 2008

"Fusion" Ticket Beats Paul in Louisiana?


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UPDATE: Hard numbers here. They highlight the Paul delegates in yellow with the number of challenged ballots at the bottom of each district totals (you will have to click on the ZOOM function to get it big enough to read). The top 15 names in each district become delegates. You don't have to look the list over very long to see that if most of the challenged ballots are indeed Paul supporters then the delegates for Paul will break into the top 15 in a big way.
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We had earlier given you reports that Congressman Ron Paul was dominating the Louisiana Caucus based on multiple reports on the ground. That was in each local parish (county). But very strange things happened when those votes got to the District level. It now appears that the other candidates banded together in a so-called "Fusion Ticket" in order to deny Paul a win. With supporters of Romney, Guiliani, McCain and Huckabee acting as one unit, this "Fusion" ticket was able to acquire more unchallenged votes than Dr. Paul's supporters in all seven of Louisiana's congressional districts. They technically billed themselves as a "Pro-life/Pro-family Uncommitted" slate (a ludicrous label given the presence of Guiliani supporters in the coalition). It is unknown at this time how many delegates belong to each candidate from this ticket.

In some areas, John McCain had more support than Ron Paul. In these areas, it seems delegates for the "Fusion" ticket also served as delegates on the McCain ticket! The same names appear on both lists. They then used aggressive ballot-challenging to delay the counting of hundreds of pro-Paul ballots. When they say it "appears" John McCain won more delegates than Paul you must bear in mind that the balloting was so close that in 6 of 7 districts it is still unclear who the winner is because the number of challenged ballots was greater than the margin of victory. Should those ballots pass challenge, it is possible, likely even, that Paul will have won more delegates than McCain, or anyone except the combined strength of the all-establishment team. Of course, whatever media coverage there is will have safely passed on after announcing "McCain appears to have won the most delegates".

When I listen to most Republican voters, I hear them justify their vote based on which rival it is preventing from winning: "We can't let a pro-abort like Rudy win it", or "We can't let that slick flip-flopper Romney win it" or "McCain and Huckabee are open-borders losers, we can't let them win it." You hear a lot of that, but these are false divisions designed by the establishment to give the masses the illusion of choice. When it comes down to it, when you break down the establishment facade, the real truth was revealed yesterday in Louisiana. There are only two Republican candidates for President this year- Ron Paul and the Rest of Them.

10 Comments:

Anonymous Rick said...

Mark,

It appears McCain is getting alot of endorsements from whats left of the establishment. One thing interesting is Tom Delay said he would sit this one out if McCain gets the nomination and I hear Rush has been letting McCain have it with both barrels lately.

I seen where Duncan Hunter endorsed Huckabee. I don't understand that one.

5:59 PM, January 23, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ron Paul is the greatest presidential candidate to ever come along into the republican side. He actually wants to use the Constitution! i know i know EXTREEEEME!! "Limmited govermnet scares us (little girl voice aka THE AMERICA PEOPLE)" "Who will take care of us?" and the answer is the only person who knows how to take care of themselves. You! We the people, not the government the way it was sopost to be.

THE REVOLUTION GROWS STRONGER!!
Come Join Us and FIGHT!!

9:18 PM, January 23, 2008  
Anonymous Andy in B-more said...

Mary,

Congratulations on being literally the ONLY person on the planet who reporting on this debacle.

If you don't believe me, try a Google search. You won't find much.

Thank you and please keep us posted.

9:25 AM, January 24, 2008  
Anonymous Andy in B-more said...

oops, very sorry, I meant "Mark" not Mary.

ps. Shirley you're not serious.

10:20 AM, January 24, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Drink a little more of the RP Koolaid.

The "Only man who can Save America", try the only psychotic racist running for President.

10:44 AM, January 24, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rick, you forgot to use your name when you posted the above slanderous tripe.

Ron Paul is no racist:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1953623/posts

http://electronpaul.blogspot.com/2007/02/who-will-rally-libertarians.html

1:01 PM, January 24, 2008  
Anonymous Death of a Party said...

"There are only two Republican candidates for President this year- Ron Paul and the Rest of Them."

GOP, R.I.P.

1:17 PM, January 24, 2008  
Anonymous Rick said...

Anon,

It wasn't me who posted Paul is a racist, but I don't disagree with what he said.

3:56 PM, January 24, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What do you think about Walter Williams endorsing Ron Paul? No offense, Rick, but I'm going with Walter on this.

9:52 PM, January 24, 2008  
Anonymous Rick said...

Anon,

I wasn't aware Williams endorsed Paul. I think thats a good pick up for the Paul campaign.

Paul did a good job in the debate last night. He has some really good ideas. I use to listen to a Christian financial advisor, Larry Burkett, that predicted about 8 years ago we were headed for a total collapse in this country within 20 years. I believe we are seeing the beginnings of that now.
Ron Paul has some good ideas that would save this country trillions of dollars.
Primaries are 10 days away and I still don't know who I will vote for, maybe Paul is no worse than the rest.

5:16 AM, January 25, 2008  

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