Much like they did at the CD6 convention, the Ron Paul supporters tried to flood the delegation at CD3 convention Saturday afternoon.
However, their plans were thwarted by the rules of the CD3 nominating committee.
The potential nominees were immediately disqualified from consideration unless they met with the committee prior to the convention. That doesn’t seem too much to ask, especially when you consider the tremendous commitment of a National Delegate (For starters, it’s a $1,000 just to go to the convention in September). Nevertheless, there were attempts to amend this rule and allow the no-shows to remain nominees, an amendment that was promptly shot down. This sent the “Ronulans” into a tizzy, to the point where one Paul supporter hyperbolically equated the nominating process to a “Russian Democracy.”
As I left the convention I chatted with a guy in my BPOU named Scott, whom also attends the same church as I. He was ranting and raving about how the GOP just changes the rules in the middle of the game. ”Oh, you must be a Paul-bot”, I said. He indeed was. And because I became a McCain supporter after Fred Thompson left the race, Scott proceeded to get in my face and accuse me of "putting security over liberty.” I was quite puzzled by such a remark, given the fact it’s rather difficult to attain liberty if your country is under constant threats of terrorism.
But I digress.
To Scott and the rest of the “Ronulans”, this one’s for you: