A tale of two stickers
On May 6, 2012 At 8:26 am
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The one obvious take-away from the first day of the Maine Republican State Convention was that Ron Paul supporters are very organized, much more so than the Mitt Romney camp.
One of the most important matters dealt with at the convention is the election of delegates to the Republican National Convention, to be held in Tampa, Florida, in August. These delegates are pledged to a candidate for the first ballot for the GOP presidential nominee. Maine will send 24 delegates to Tampa:
The chair of the Maine Republican Party;
The two National Republican Party Committee members;
Three delegates selected by the caucus for each congressional district;
And 15 at large delegates.
It is these delegates that are in contention, as having a majority of at least five state delegations would give Rep. Ron Paul power in Tampa.
The Paulians (or Ronulans) prepared a slate of 15 delegates, headed by Gov. Paul LePage. The others were committed Ron Paul supports, and they printed this list onto a sticker that delegates could simply peel and stick onto their ballots. Clever – I’m told that Maine is the first state to do this.
Someone got a hold of one of these stickers, and created a knock-off that looked exactly like the original, except that all the names had been changed to Romney supporters. A young man was seen distributing these stickers after the lunch break, as Ginger Taylor explains in this video:
Fascinating inside politics.