Despite a lack of attention from the mainstream media, Ron Paul is slowly picking up delegates across the country in states with the caucus and convention system. “Paulites” have infiltrated the GOP activist structure to produce outsized wins for Paul, and he should have a sizable amount of delegates in Tampa for the Republican National Convention.
Of course, these delegate wins wouldn’t matter if Paul makes the surprise decision to make a third party run for president, which he has said he won’t do. Of course, groups like Americans Elect are surely doing everything they can to inspire a change of heart, and in recent polls, support for a third party run from Paul has been pegged at 13% by Rasmussen and 17-18% by Reason/Rupe.
For more on Ron Paul’s Delegate Wins:
May 6, 2012: End Of The American Dream: Ron Paul Could Still Win Enough Delegates To Deny Mitt Romney The Republican Nomination
May 6, 2012: AP: Paul wins majority of delegates from Maine GOP
May 7, 2012: Independent Voter Network: A Ron Paul Delegate’s Insider View of the Republican Primary Process
May 8, 2012: The Hill: Ron Paul continues fight for nomination, to the befuddlement of observers