By Richard A. Viguerie
In an effort to keep the power to choose the Republican presidential nominee in the hands of Party insiders, the establishment Republican Party has adopted a vast array of complex, onerous and expensive rules candidates must follow in order to claim delegates to the Republican National Convention.
So what happens when those rules don’t produce the result the Party Godfathers planned?
They ignore the rules or change them after the fact.
In Michigan, the state GOP acted after the close primary between Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum to award Romney an extra delegate to the Convention. And Congressman Ron Paul’s supporters have been finding out in state after state that it is easier to show-up to the caucuses than it is to actually claim the fruits of having the most votes.
In the latest example of a disturbing pattern at Republican local and state conventions and caucuses, Ron Paul supporters turned out …
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