Cracks in the GOP Continue to Worsen
September 14, 2012 |
2012 may end up being the year of Ron Paul’s revenge. Well, not exactly his revenge, but definitely his followers. Many would-be GOP voters have already pledge to NOT vote for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, opting for either the Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson, or simply not voting. Now its being reported that a few GOP electoral college electors are planning to vote for Ron Paul in spite of his recent treatment by the party.
From the Washington Post:
“They’ve never given Ron Paul a fair shot, and I’m disgusted with that. I’d like to show them how disgusted I am,” said Melinda Wadsley, an Iowa mother of three who was selected as a Republican elector earlier this year. She said Paul is the better choice and noted that the Electoral College was founded with the idea that electors wouldn’t just mimic the popular vote.
That was whole idea of the electoral college in the first place. To select a small handful of educated citizens to cast the votes for a specific state rather than allowing mob rule. It may not be perfect, but it is definitely a better option then allowing uneducated masses to pick the leader of the free world based on how well he walks and talks.
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