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Mass. GOP moves to invalidate caucus ballots even after Romney won

Ron Paul backers cry foul as Mitt steals his elected delegates - Boston Globe

Even though Ron Paul is no longer in the race, he has some followers who are devoted to his libertarian ideas.

And, even if their candidate did not get the Republican Party nod, they certainly want their ideas considered for the platform that will come out of the convention in Tampa this August.

So, it is not out of the realm of reality that at the Massachusetts Republican Caucus they would attempt to get some of their own on the delegate roster.

Who knew, however, how successful they would be. Certainly not the Republican Party and the Romney people, the latter who failed miserably to get their people on the list, even the delegates to the caucus who come from Romney's home turf. What is an honest politician who claims the high road to do?

To start, the Republican party wants to render the ballots that got the Ron Paul people elected invalid.  Basically, the old boys' network, upset they lost the game, want to take their ball and go home.

Many of these guys are really excited about the Republican party. They’re going to really upset a lot of people.’’
   - Brad Wyatt, Rep. Delegate.
Romney is a shoe in, so his nomination is not in trouble. What is in trouble with this invalidation by the insiders are the ideas that are supported by the Ron Paul crowd.

Apparently, the high road is to negate the votes for someone else when you find you, or the guy you wanted, didn't win. And what is more interesting is that a Romney delegate who didn't get elected is the chair of the committee that will make the final decision.

In other states Ron Paul supporters are doing well, which means his ideas will at least be brought up. Whether or not any are included on any platform will be up to the delegates at the convention. That is unless the rules are changed and the ballots for Ron Paul supporters are invalidated as the supporters prevail.

The Republicans seem to be so anti-Democrat that even the concept of the Democratic process has them running scared.

See the front page story in the Boson Globe here.

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