From the Christian Science Monitor:
In fact, they’re not begging at all but pounding at the gates of conventional political thinking. All that’s missing are the torches and pitchforks.
Over the weekend, his supporters took control of the Maine Republican Convention, electing a majority slate of delegates.
In Nevada Paul forces did likewise, winning their man 22 delegates, compared to three for Romney.
Romney won Nevada’s caucus in February with half of the vote, the Associated Press points out. Under party rules adopted last fall, Romney was to get 20 of Nevada’s 28 delegates for the national convention, and Paul was to get eight.
Paul backers say delegates will abide by those rules in the first round of balloting at the national convention in Tampa, the AP reported Sunday. But all bets are off if there is more than one round of balloting, and it remains to be seen whether the Romney campaign or Republican National Committee will challenge Nevada’s delegate results.
Romney wasn’t present at the Nevada convention, but his election lawyers were.
In any case, Paul’s Nevada chairman Carl Bunce told the Las Vegas Sun, “We are sending a strong delegation to Tampa in August.”