OK… I “THINK” I now understand the Colorado FIASCO.
August 2015 – There were 15+ candidates vying for the GOP ticket. At that point, there was ‘NO Leader of the Pack’. And there was no way of knowing WHO would be left standing come Spring ’16. Soooo, the Colorado GOP decided not to hold statewide caucus elections for the office of President.
Their reasoning, or lack thereof, was because in 2012, Santorum had won the ‘Primary/Caucus’ vote [The POPULAR Vote] and wasn’t in the running by the time the National Convention rolled around. Their delegates were ‘BOUND’ to Santorum. Santorum suspended his campaign August 10th 2012 but the GOP National Convention wasn’t until late August — 27th thru the 30th.
SOOooooo, the wise old owls of the Colorado GOP — correction, the BABOONS of the Colorado GOP — decided in August of 2015 to not allow the PEOPLE to have a voice in the nomination process this time around. We’re going to modify the rules so that precinct level Delegates ONLY make that call.
Now, allow me to explain the difference between ‘Delegate’ & ‘Voter’
Delegate = These are your folks that are REALLY INVOLVED in the local political party activities. They attend monthly Committee Meetings all year long, EVERY YEAR, & they set up the booths at local fairs, and enter floats in the various Parades — Locally. They are really INVOLVED. They go to city council meetings, school boards, Planning Commission Meetings, they follow the STATE LEVEL activities as well. These folks are very few in numbers… compared to the masses.
Voter = This is your average John Q. Public. He, or she, works and takes care of the family. Little league games on Thursday evenings, Church 3 Sundays a month, helps little Suzy with her homework 4 nights a week, cuts the grass on Saturdays, cleans the gutters in the fall, maybe even is involved w/ the local Boy’s / Girl’s Scouting troop. There are about 5,000 of these to every ONE Delegate in your average metropolitan area. (maybe even more in some areas)
The ‘Voters’ were shut out in Colorado.
Colorado has 37 delegates in the Republican National Convention. 9 when it comes to the electorial college and the election of POTUS.
In comparison, NC has 72 national GOP delegates & 15 in the electorial college. We have 1,999,511 Registered Republican Voters here in NC (as of April 9, 2016)
Respectfully submitted by SilenceDogood2010 this Twelfth Day of April in the Year of our Lord, Two Thousand and Sixteen.