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Published on May 5, 2012
Mitt Romney operatives try to divide the votes that Ron Paul supporters were to cast for delegates to the RNC in Tampa, during the Maine GOP Convention. They did so by circulating not one, but two different slates, to make Paul voters think there had been a change in the official list of delegate nominees that were being endorsed by the Ron Paul campaign. And they got caught.
Update: At the convention on Sunday, he was in attendance, and wearing a name tag that read "Charlie" but the last name was covered. He had a green "volunteer" ribbon on his badge.
Addendum: The push continues by the Romney campaign.
Saturday night at the dinner held after the first day, Mitt Romney's brother spoke, asking for "unity" in the party. However the following day it was reported that Mitt Romney had sent their top lawyer to Maine to get the results of the Maine GOP convention thrown out. So much for unity.
The report mentions that Charlie Webster, current head of the Maine GOP complained about the vote. Many of the Paul people are upset with Charlie for the way he ran the caucuses and the way he has belittled the Paul supporters. However...
Following the convention Sunday night, he met with the delegates to the RNC, (including me, as I was elected as an alternate) and said that he knew that there would be a challenge to the Maine delegation (of which he is a member) but that "didn't have anything to do with me," and that he would "fight for this group," and we should just move forward and prepare to go to Tampa. He was very nice, and even seemed cheerful, and he and Linda Bean (of LL Bean) who is a part of the delegation, exchanged hugs and said they had been friends for decades. So we will see what happens.
Stay tuned to Maine.
What happens when the little guys score a victory in big politics? You cheer for them! And then help pay their expenses, cause Pharma sure as heck is not going to do it!
There are a few Maine RNC delegates would could use some help with cash for Tampa. I am good, but when you have actual farmers taking time away to get involved in politics... well throw them a few bones!