Ron Paul supporters question RNC delegate rule changesFargo-Moorhead (WDAY TV) - Local Supporters of Ron Paul are watching the proceedings closely. They are afraid that delegate rule changes will prohibit future grass roots candidates.
Fargo-Moorhead (WDAY TV) - Local Supporters of Ron Paul are watching the proceedings closely. They are afraid that delegate rule changes will prohibit future grass roots candidates.
Don Worcester – Ron Paul Supporter: “This is going to be a top down decision so if you've got a different view and you come through your local caucus in your state and your delegates are chosen and the national committee doesn't agree with those delegates, they can override it.”
At the convention today those new rules went through.
Don Worcester: “Say Romey wins the presidential election; In 2016 if this passes or this goes through the rules committee, basically Mitt gets to choose all 50 states what delegates he wants.”
A compromise was made, though, to allow states with caucuses to keep them as opposed to making every state a primary
David Hallman – Chair, Clay County Republican Party: “I think the caucus is a fair system, however it's many times not representative of what the people want.”
So the unanswered question will be whether Ron Paul supporter that felt slighted will turn out for Mitt Romney in November.
David Hallman: “All activists are opinionated. We go down there, we argue, we fight, we get done, we get our self on one thing and we hug and we go out there and elect our candidates that's what we do.”
From Worcester that support may not be so solid.
Don Worcester: “The Romney campaign needs to understand fully that without Ron Paul's base support it's going to be tough come November.”
Of Minnesota's 40 delegates, 33 voted for Paul Tuesday, while 5 of North Dakota's 28 voted for the Texas Congressman.