Kansas GOP Insider (wannabe): Hurricane Rule Change

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Hurricane Rule Change

Tampa -- The big story on the ground at the RNC Convention -- at least among delegates -- is a rule change proposed by Mitt Romney's team.

I don't have a lot of time to go into it now, but I will do so later when I have a chance. Of course, that could be while I'm on the plane home.

In short, Mitt is trying to usurp decades worth of Republican rules to thwart the Ron Paul supporters. It's also an attack on the Tea Party. The proposed changes, specifically Rule 15, would essentially allow the presumptive nominee, in this case Mitt Romney, to stifle dissent on the platform committee and unseat delegates.

Fortunately, it seems that most states' delegates are prepared to stick a knife in the proposed change. I consider the Republican Party a bottom-up party -- meaning the grassroots activists and the people themselves drive party leadership. This proposals flips that idea on its head.

It's disastrous. I, for one, don't think a Massachusetts Republican should tell the Kansas Republicans how things are going to be. In reddest or red Kansas, we have our own ideas, and they should be heard -- even if the presumptive nominee or the Establishment disagrees. Let's have the argument -- not kill the debate.

More later.

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