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Minority Report Forces GOP to Back Down, Compromise Raises Difficult Questions | THE JEENYUS CORNER

 

By Angie Davidson
The Unconventional Conservative

Ben Ginsberg, counsel for the Mitt Romney campaign, has spearheaded a blatant grab for power in the GOP that will disenfranchise Republicans around the nation in the next election cycle and beyond. Tonight, GOP leaders and Romney supporters have attempted to extend an olive branch, in light of overwhelming opposition to the proposed rules changes.

These  changes would be disastrous for the caucus states, as well as allowing presidential candidates to hand-pick delegates from wealthy donors, rather than giving grassroots and middle class voters the chance to be a part of the electoral process.

Earlier this week, the Romney campaign and the Republican National Committee stripped several states of elected delegates loyal to Ron Paul in an attempt to exert control over the outcome of the convention. (A portion of the Maine delegation that was challenged and stripped to five is pictured at right.)  On the heels of those actions, rules changes have been proposed that would require all states to either bind delegates proportionately or in a winner takes all scenario, forcing out candidates who didn’t receive as much support as the “presumptive”.

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