"Hmmm...Can't decide if I want to watch "Four Houses" or give myself an Icy Hot pee hole enema..." - Blake Shelton
I'm trying to fully understand where the problem is here. If party delegates are selected at the state level, don't the candidates already know how many delegates they have prior to the party convention? And if so, why would there be a need for a rules change unless the issue is removing delegates the presumptous nominee believes won't vote for him/her. I ask because of this part from the article:
Doesn't a vote for him (the candidate) mean a vote affirming his nomination? Unless it's a typo or I'm missing something, I don't see why any Republican candidate would want to boot any delegate who wants to vote for him. I'd think he's want to boot those who would vote against him, i.e., not want him as the Republican nominee.The changes could allow a candidate such as Mitt Romney to boot out any delegates who are assigned to vote for him and replace them.
Can someone who understands the pre-delegate vote process clarify this matter for me? I really would appreciate it.
Last edited by Objective Voice; 08-27-12 at 09:45 PM.
I don't have a dog in the fight either. One way to render both parties null and void is to quit voting for the sumbitches.
Deal Will Likely Prevent Floor Fight at Republican National Convention - ABC NewsA compromise on Republican Party rules will likely prevent a convention floor fight on Tuesday.
Republican National Committeeman James Bopp, who had led a movement to oppose a new delegate rule on the convention floor, confirms to ABC News that he has agreed to a deal on compromise language.
A new RNC rule would have allowed presidential candidates effectively to choose their own bound delegates. States typically determine delegate allotments through primaries, then meet later at state conventions to pick those individuals. Under the new rule, state parties would give up some power to choose, among themselves, who gets to attend future GOP conventions as voting delegates.
Bopp had led a movement to defeat this rule on the convention floor Tuesday.
Instead, Bopp has agreed to compromise language. The RNC Rules Committee will meet Tuesday to approve the replacement language, Bopp told ABC News.
Thank you, Quazi!
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