Buzzfeed reports that a Paul and Santorum coalition are bringing a floor fight to the convention today over rule changes that now let the candidate (i.e. Willard Romney) decide which delegates may come to the national convention (i.e. those delegates who are voting for Romney may come).
A coalition of grassroots Republicans are pushing for a potentially distracting and noisy floor fight at the Republican National Convention on Tuesday to undo rules changes that weaken insurgent candidates and state parties.
The group, which includes supporters of Ron Paul and Rick Santorum, as well as some top state party officials who back Romney, is working to oppose changes to the Party rules allow presidential candidates the right to refuse delegates to the national convention.
[...] “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,” said Indiana National Committeeman Jim Bopp in an email to RNC members late Sunday, calling it an “overreaction” to Ron Paul. “And it would make the Republican Party a top down, not bottom up party.”
It’s adorable that this coalition thought the GOP was a “bottom up party” before Mitt Romney purchased the nomination. They just cannot be that surprised that Romney is being Romney with his convention. Lord Romney will not follow your little rules. Lord Romney will change your rules to suit himself, peasants.
The Republican National Convention has been officially Bain Capitalized!
The Raw Story: Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee thinks supporters of Texas Rep. Ron Paul (R) should line up behind presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, despite the treatment they received during this year’s primary season.
Buzzfeed: Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, who starred at the 2008 Republican National Convention and will skip this one, Tuesday morning offered her support to conservatives pressing for a floor fight over attempts by Mitt Romney’s allies to centralize control over the Republican Party. (Some of the parties appear to have reached a compromise in advance of Palin’s missive.)