Over the last couple of weeks, the Ron Paul campaign has picked up a majority of delegates in Iowa, Colorado, Maine, and Nevada. He’s on pace to also pick up the majority of delegates in at least four additional states…and those are just the sure things. This is all part of a process that actually started over 4 years ago when Paul ran for President and his deputy campaign manager, Debbie Hopper, did yeoman’s work with the grassroots to recognize the intensity and develop this strategy.
The media is now belatedly noticing that this has been happening. It has already succeeded in taking control of slews of local and county GOP organizations, putting at least seven Paul backers on the Republican National Committee, and completely taking over the party in multiple states…and counting.
The question that much of the legacy media is now starting to ask is “Why?” As with so much reporting, they then go on to attempt to answer their own question and fail. The supposition has included…
He still thinks he can win
He’s laying the groundwork for Senator Rand Paul in 2016
He wants a convention floor speech
He want to force Romney to make Senator Paul the veep
He seeks to influence the platform
They want to make floor motions about pet issues
The funny thing about this is that these reporters and opinion makers could know the answer to their own questions if they had bothered to listen. There is no great mystery. Ron Paul, his staff (Full Disclosure: I’m a former staffer to both Dr. Paul and Campaign for Liberty), his activists, and his backers have been talking about this, writing about this, and meticulously implementing this strategy for years! Ron Paul himself has been going on national television and discusses this strategy for months! Heck, they started laying the groundwork by winning local GOP boards and committees in 2008.