Here is a story from Paul Smith inside the New Mexico state convention. Be warned, there are no broken bones or angry voices. But then, this is how democracy is supposed to work.
Here’s the story:
I’ll begin with the great news: this Saturday, the New Mexico GOP Convention elected 20 delegates and 20 alternates to the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida. Of these, the Conservative Unity slate organized by Ron Paul supporters won 8 delegates and 9 alternates!
After the county conventions in May, we Ron Paul folks knew we’d have a strong minority at the state convention—enough for a nice showing, but probably not enough to win national delegates. So in the week leading up to the convention, we formed a coalition that brought together Ron Paul supporters and other grassroots conservative leaders from across the state.
This coalition put together a full “Conservative Unity” delegate slate: 20 candidates for the 20 delegate spots. Of these 20, 15 were Ron Paul supporters, and 5 were proven limited-government advocates