I received the the following email from John Tate (Ron Paul Campaign Manager) earlier this afternoon. I’ve noticed people on Facebook talking about this email from the Ron Paul Campaign quite a bit today, so I thought I’d share it with you all. We have the fight of our lives this month in Tampa, and fight is exactly what the revolution plans to do.
The credentials fight you and I were expecting to have in Tampa has already started.
The Committee on Contests recently issued a ruling on the establishment’s challenge to Ron Paul’s delegates and alternates who were duly elected in Maine, and on our challenges to the outright cheating that occurred in Louisiana, Massachusetts, and Oregon (alternates only).
Despite Ron Paul’s supporters being so clearly in the right in these four states, the establishment is so far refusing to rule fairly and seat our duly elected delegates and/or alternates.
Here’s a brief summary of the bogus challenge made by the GOP establishment against us in Maine, as well as our challenges to the cheating that occurred elsewhere:
*** In Maine, where Ron Paul supporters held a clear majority at the State Convention, the establishment is attempting to unseat the state’s duly elected delegates and alternates – acting like sore losers in the process. The challenge to our delegates in Maine is so bogus that Republican Governor Paul LePage – who is one of the few delegates not being challenged by the establishment – has declared he will not attend the Republican National Convention unless Ron Paul’s delegates and alternates who were duly elected are seated;
*** In Louisiana, establishment “big wigs” used threats, intimidation, and force – literally smashing the bones of one gentleman – to shut out Ron Paul supporters who had a clear majority at the State Convention;
*** In Oregon, the State Chairman blatantly ignored the votes of the Convention, taking it upon himself to replace the duly elected alternate delegates with an “appointed” slate chocked-full of establishment cronies;
*** In Mitt Romney’s home state of Massachusetts, corrupt Party officials changed the rules after the game was over – kicking out Ron Paul’s duly elected delegates and alternates and replacing them with their hand-picked cronies.
As you can see, the Old Guard establishment doesn’t care about cheating, lying, abuse of process, and high-handedness in our Party.
All they seem to care about is maintaining their iron grip over the Republican Party.
But Ron Paul’s number-one goal for the RNC is making sure his delegates and alternates who deserve to be seated in Tampa are credentialed.
So if the establishment wants a fight in Tampa, rest assured we’re going to give them one.
Currently, our campaign lawyers and staff are furiously working to analyze and craft the appropriate response to the Committee’s rulings, and we’ll be sure to keep you informed as we move forward in the process.
And believe me, we will not sit idly by and watch the establishment run roughshod over Ron Paul’s supporters who were illegally railroaded by the GOP.
We will stand up and fight for all of Ron Paul’s delegates and/or alternates in these four states – and we will not back down.
Of course, one would think the Romney campaign would want these conflicts resolved so they didn’t become major issues at the Convention.
But so far they’ve sat idly by on the sidelines.
Hopefully they’ll change their do-nothing approach once they realize we’re serious about going all-out to win these credentials battles.
And remember, nearly 90 major media outlets have already reserved a spot at our “We are the Future Rally.”
So if the GOP goes through with these bogus challenges, they won’t be able to hide behind their iron curtain. They will be exposed by the press.
The good news is, the Committee on Contests’ ruling is not the final word in this fight.
The battle will be decided by the Credentials Committee in Tampa – where we are very organized and prepared to take action.
As the battle rages on over the next two weeks, I’ll be sure to keep you updated on our progress and any new developments that occur along the way.
I hope to see you in Tampa.
P.S. Please keep in mind that we are helping our delegates who are suffering from financial hardship during these tough economic times attend the convention.
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