Apparently, the will of the voters mean nothing to some supporters of Texas Congressman and GOP Presidential candidate Ron Paul.
An online petition started last week issued an ultimatum to the GOP Establishment demanding they nominate Ron Paul as the Republican Presidential candidate or risk losing all votes for any GOP candidate for any office.
The problem with this scheme, of course, is that the “establishment” doesn’t select the nominee by decree – that is done by voters in the primary process.
The petition, started by Robert Capel and posted at change.org, reads:
I am calling on ALL Ron Paul supporters to sign this petition.
This is an ultimatum to the Republican Establishment:
You WILL nominate Ron Paul as the Republican presidential nominee, or we will vote against EVERY Republican on the ballot & write in the good Dr. come November 2012.
By signing this petition, you are vowing to WRITE IN Ron Paul on the presidential ballot come November. You are also making you voice heard and letting the establishment know that you will not vote for their phoney, propped up candidates in any way shape or form, and further more, will vote AGAINST EVERY SINGLE Republican candidate on the ballot.
It is IMPOSSIBLE for the GOP to win the election without the votes of the several million Ron Paul supporters in this country.
It’s time to put ego’s and party politics aside and do what is RIGHT for this great nation of ours.
Please show your support by signing this petition and let the republican establishment know that we are not going to accept ANYONE except Ron Paul as our next President.
The petition garnered 250 signatures as of January 22.
So far, Paul has not won a single primary or caucus, and finished fourth in South Carolina. According to the Real Clear Politics average for the Florida primary, Paul comes in fourth at 10.3 percent as of January 22.
Nevertheless, some in the Paul camp seem to think that an online petition will make the Republican establishment ignore the desires expressed by the voters and simply name Paul the nominee.
Perhaps they would prefer the election be canceled and the Texas Congressman named the nominee by fiat.
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