While the Republican Primary has been over for some time to the people paying attention to the delegate math, some supporters of other candidates have held false hope and continue to send their money to people like congressman Ron Paul.
Colorado Republicans are heading to their national convention with their most conservative delegation in years, as supporters for Ron Paul and Rick Santorum masterminded a stunning upset in electing delegates.
At the state convention in Denver today, Paul forces easily were the most vocal, adding their candidate’s name at almost every opportunity. When Republicans sang “Hey, hey, hey, good-bye” to President Barack Obama, Paul backers changed the words to “Hey, hey, hey, Ron Paul.”
The momentum was painful for Mitt Romney supporters, who had assumed when Santorum dropped out of the presidential race this week they’d have a much easier time in winning Colorado’s delegate and alternate seats to the Republican National Convention in Tampa in August.
Instead, some of the Santorum’s supporters united with Paul’s backers to form the “Conservative Unity Slate” to win a slew of delegate slots. Four years ago, only one Paul supporter was elected to attend the national convention.
“This is a revolution,” said Florence Sebern of Denver, an “unpledged” delegate who was wearing a Paul pin. She was part of the slate.
I feel bad for these people. in a sense i guess they get peace of mind out of their donation in the same way a person who goes to see a “psychic” about a deceased loved one does, but still… sending money to a candidate who has won zero states and has prospects to win zero in the future? why? because they like the Paul family that much and just want to fund them (family members make up a majority of top level campaign staff positions)? oy.
At this point (and at this point last year…) the Paul campaign makes me just think of this: