The Tampa in the TEA-pot might be bubbling over. There are unconfirmed reports that the floor fight for keeping states in control of their own delegates is essentially over. For the GOP base, I think this is a real test of faith. I mean, the price was already enough in accepting Mitt Romney, wasn’t it? You had to think the bill was paid in full.
But now, MittCo wants your future rules as well?
Jim Galloway’s AJC blog re-posts a letter from a Romney delegate in Georgia, who obviously has less enthusiasm after this nonsense. I wonder how she’s feeling after the vote that approved the rules as well.
“Why the change in rules? That is the million-dollar question, and it is fairly easy to answer. There are still those in place in the GOP and on campaigns that would like to use the delegate and alternate seats as rewards for donating large checks to campaigns and the RNC.”
Hot Air has an email from James Bopp (Vice Chair of the RNC):
“This is the biggest power grab in the history of the Republican Party because it shifts the power to select delegates from the state party to the candidate. And it would make the Republican Party a top down, not bottom up party.”
Trickle-down politics doesn’t sound so good, does it?
And while Bopp tries to justify that the GOP had ever been a “bottom-up” party, we really know the truth about establishment on either end. And to be honest, that’ s what I think voters might finally come to terms with across the aisles. We fight so much now, we just let people take our own rules from us.
“…too bad for you.”
Welcome to MittCo. Please excuse our mess while we remodel.