Posted: 08/30/12 19:03
by Dave Mindeman
Marianne Stebbins is having a problem with Mitt Romney....
Marianne Stebbins—chair of the delegation–said she doesn't think Mitt Romney, named Tuesday as the GOP nominee, is a viable candidate.
“I don’t think Mitt Romney is a strong candidate,” she said. “He represents old ideas and what the party has stood for over the last couple of decades, which is not necessarily what the voters want.”
She said that before she went to the convention....and her experience at the convention hasn't improved her mood.
Word has it that tonight the Ron Paul delegates will stage a loud "walk-in" to the convention. Good reality TV.
Stebbins has been a vocal leader for the Ron Paul faction and as usual, the Romney people are just hoping it all goes away, rather than dealing with this directly. They may regret that.
Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson is getting on some ballots. He already has qualified in Minnesota. The disgruntled Paul backers have a place to go.
Stebbins noted that she has received hundreds of e-mails from Minnesota Republicans that may not support the nominee based on how the Paul backers have been treated.
The slogan is already in place because of how Maine delegates were treated during the credentials process.
You will probably be hearing "Remember Maine" at Ron Paul get togethers across the state.
Minnesota has an internal GOP struggle.