Tuesday, February 5, 2008

WV Repubican Convention

So today is the day of the West Virginia Republican Convention. This year marks the first year that West Virginia has tried something like this. At the convention delegates who were selected earlier in the year will cast their votes for a presidential candidate. Since it is a new process, it is also a complicated and confusing process. Click here to learn more about the process.
This morning Senator Ron Paul spoke at the convention as well as Mike Huckabee and Mitt Romney. I was looking forward to going to the convention but my grandfather is in the hospital due to complications from an appendix surgery. Early news out of the convention is pretty bad. Ron Paul came in fourth and thus will be eliminated from the next round of voting. The Good news is that John McCain got third. The best news for Ron Paul today would be that no single candidate comes out ahead in all of the national results. It would also be good for WV republicans like myself who feel shafted by the convention. In may we will have a primary will all republicans will get a chance to vote. I have my fingers crossed that nothing will be decided by then.

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