Welcome! Login | Register
 

NEW: Patriots Advance to Super Bowl, Beat Jacksonville 24-20 in AFC Championship—NEW: Patriots Advance to Super Bowl, Beat Jacksonville…

Sunday Political Brunch: Trump’s First Year Report Card—January 21, 2018—Sunday Political Brunch: Trump's First Year Report Card…

What to Watch For: Jaguars vs Patriots - 2018 AFC Championship—What to Watch For: Jaguars vs Patriots -…

Worcester Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for 2015 Murder—Worcester Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for…

Fit For Life: Follow Through - Stick to Your Goals!—Fit For Life: Follow Through - Stick to…

Chamber of Commerce to Host StartUp Worcester Open House—Chamber of Commerce to Host StartUp Worcester Open…

10 Great Things to do in Worcester This Weekend - January 19, 2018—10 Great Things to do in Worcester This…

Massachusetts Loses 500 Jobs in December—Massachusetts Loses 500 Jobs in December

Finneran: Bad Moon Rising—Finneran: Bad Moon Rising

Friday Financial Five – January 19, 2018—Friday Financial Five – January 19, 2018

 
 

GOP Convention: Central Mass Delegates Report from Tampa

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

 

Mark Danko, an alternate delegate from the Massachusetts Liberty Caucus, a group of Ron Paul Republicans, is filing periodic updates with GoLocalWorcester from the floor of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

3:58p.m.: Shenanigans right now. The Virginia delegation boarded an RNC-controlled bus to head to the convention from the hotel. The bus circled and circled with long-time national committee member Morton Blackwell on board.

Blackwell has been leading a charge against rules proposed by presumptive nominee Mitt Romney that would strip state parties of their choice over delegates.

Governor John Sununu of New Hampshire held the rules committee meeting, knowing full well that Blackwell's bus was out circling.

Sununu and company pushed a vote through the rules committee.

Blackwell is a long-time national committeeman from Virginia and is highly respected. He is a Romney supporter, but did not support the Romney-proposed rule. Big trick and slight.

The rules committee passed the rules report without allowing him to arrive. Cannot be proven, but RNC controlled his bus and directed it around and around the convention venue three times.

Blackwell is now trying to whip up a sufficient number of signatures to submit a minority report so that the rules change can be debated on the floor.

What an outrageous power grab.

4:25p.m.: Wow, they just lost control. Boos, "Point of order!", absolutely nuts, screaming "You can't count!", delegates being ignored by the chair.

4:40p.m.: Maine's duly elected delegation just left, screaming "RNC is a fraud!"

5:06p.m.: Overheard on the Section 117 stairwell: "They just killed the grassroots."

5:16p.m.: Texas delegation walking around, not looking very happy. They were really upset with the rules. 

 

Related Articles

 

Enjoy this post? Share it with others.

 
Delivered Free Every
Day to Your Inbox