Thursday, May 1, 2008

Nev. GOP recesses state convention, angering Paul supporters

RENO, Nev. (AP) -- Outmaneuvered by raucous Ron Paul supporters, Nevada Republican Party leaders abruptly shut down their state convention and now must resume the event to complete a list of 31 delegates to the GOP national convention.

Outnumbered supporters of expected Republican presidential nominee John McCain faced off Saturday against well-organized Paul support ers. A large share of the more than 1,300 state convention delegates enabled Paul supporters to get a rule change positioning them for more national convention delegate slots than expected.

"I've seen factions walk out. I've never seen a party walk out," said Jeff Greenspan, regional coordinator for the Paul campaign.

Delegates cheered earlier in the day as former presidential hopeful Mitt Romney urged support for McCain. Later, though, Paul got even louder applause as he delivered his message of individual freedom and fiscal responsibility.

State Sen. Bob Beers, the convention chairman, was booed loudly as he called for a recess Saturday evening. He said that the party's rental contract for a big meeting room at a Reno hotel-casino had expired and there was too much work left to complete.

State GOP Chairwoman Sue Lowden said the rules change wasn't anticipated. She denied any anti-Paul bias, saying expected slates of national delegates were prepared through a fair and open process by the convention's nominations committee and the party thought the convention would accept them.

1 comment:

Mike Davis said...

Jeff Greenspan was outed recently for "trolling" anonymously on Apparently once his deception was discovered, Chemtrail's fake accounts were banned by the forum, but not before he posted this little pot-calling-the-kettle-black gem:

"I do find it interesting... that you are more interested in the PERSON involved rather than the CONTENT of the post or MATTER at hand. That's because you make things PERSONAL rather than trying to accomplish any goal set before us, because you are a TROLL and cause DIVISION."

Yet another Paultard troll caught in his own web of lies.