I have to admit I was surprised yesterday when I heard the news that Santorum was dropping out of the race since I know several people who supported him and most real conservatives I know seem to despise Mitt Romney.
Doug Wead had some interesting things to say about what’s next for the Paul Campaign including,
“So, we still have to deal with facts.
Without revealing too much, and keeping in mind that this changes weekly, you would be wise to calculate that Mitt Romney has about 106 delegates less than what the national media is now showing. Santorum, even before dropping out, had about 16 less. This includes adding delegates that the media incorrectly withheld from Santorum and then subtracting its false calculations. Now add 98 delegates to Ron Paul. And you have the real picture of where it stands today.
There is something else. Many of the delegates who have already been selected to go to Tampa and are pledged to vote for Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich are actually Ron Paul activists who were chosen as delegates because they showed up and got elected as such, not because they committed to any of the candidates. We don’t yet have a complete count on any of this but it is substantial. We are in the process of taking over the GOP at many precinct and country levels. And that is translating into power at the state conventions where the delegations are chosen. The GOP establishment is trying to block this by telling their people not to vote for anyone under thirty years of age or anyone who is Hispanic. But our people are filling those delegate slots. Even we can’t keep up with the numbers.”
Read the rest of the article on Doug’s Blog here: http://dougwead.wordpress.com/2012/04/11/what-now-ron-pauls-path-to-victory/