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Republican Presidential candidate and conservative blogger Andy Martin explains why the “
Andy also explains how rule-or-ruin Republican Party leaders scammed the state out of $50 million in electioneering expenditures
I am getting bombarded by a constant stream of robo-calls trashing Rick Santorum in the March 20th non-existent “
I first went to the Illinois General Assembly as an intern in 1965. I have spent forty-seven years observing and exposing, and fighting, the “finest politicians money can buy.” So I speak with experience.
PART ONE: THERE IS NO “
As this is written on March 15th the national media are promoting frenzy over the “critical”
Herewith a couple lines of preliminary explanation. As my new line says, “I’m a ‘Draft Horse,’ not a ‘Dark Horse’ in the presidential campaign.” Newt Gingrich legitimized my strategy this week when he disclosed his own self-confessed “Draft Horse” strategy. My campaign operates on a “Santorum shoestring.” Think of us as a small but influential boutique campaign, competing against national chain store candidates. While Mitt Romney says it would take an ‘act of God’ for me or anyone but him to win, the Republican Party is so flush with godly voters right now anything can happen. And just might.
Short answer; I’m in the race to the convention to help keep the Republican Party honest. It’s a full-time job. Shovel-ready.
So why did I decide not to invest in putting my name on my home-state
At the statewide level,
So whatever the outcome of the delegate-less “beauty contest” primary “vote,” Romney has probably already won the “primary” by having the stronger delegate slates in the 18 districts.
Romney’s team is led by a statewide official who is a putative candidate for governor in 2014. Because Romney’s “leader” has his own Rolodex and his own network of supporters who are grooming him for statewide office, he was able to round up a strong delegate slate for Romney across the state.
So, yes, national convention delegates will be allocated in 18 separate elections (“We don’t want no stinkin proportional representation in
There is no question that genuine primaries are big business. The
First, the facts.
The current Corrupt-Republican-in-Chief is State Chairman Pat Brady. Brady is a lawyer. As lawyers, we are unfailingly polite to each other. If I am protesting a corrupt Brady event, he sends out a box lunch to make sure my tummy doesn’t hurt. I never make ugly remarks. I protest with a smile. But really,
I strongly urged Brady to obey the RNC mandate and tell the Republican Party State Central Committee, an unelected and sclerotic organization, to allocate delegates proportionately based on the outcome of the statewide vote, in other words to abolish the meaningless “beauty contest.” But the last thing Republican leaders wanted was an open and honest party, or an open and honest primary. They held a “meeting” and voted “no” to proportional representation based on statewide voting.
Republican leaders both within the party structure and at the legislative level work diligently to defeat reform Republicans, and to prevent reform Republican victories. They work to keep “just enough” Republicans in power so their spoils-sharing system with the Democrats can continue. Why encourage people to run for office and win, when those winners might reject the spoils system and start demanding clean government?
To date, reformers such as myself and others have been unable to break the stranglehold which the “Combine Crooks” have on state Republican Party structure. The statewide party is doing so well under Brady they are down to one employee and “lost the lease” to their statewide headquarters. That’s what passes for “success” in the Illinois Republican Party. Total failure.
So—no surprise—the party leaders voted against proportional allocation of delegates for the March 20th election and voted to continue the boss-dominated individual district system of choosing delegates. The corrupt “establishment” glommed on to Mitt Romney not because they like Mitt but because he offered the best opportunity to perpetuate their shrinking power base.
Bottom line: the Illinois Republican Party does not exist to expand the base of the party, or to win elections, but merely to perpetuate the power of a steadily shrinking handful of corrupt politicians and their toadies. That’s why the state committee voted against holding a real primary election in which votes would be allocated on a proportional basis of the statewide totals. They were afraid they would lose!
Republican leaders are only the “party” of their own personal “business” and their own self-perpetuation in office. They could care less what is best for the state.
Sadly, Illinois Republicans rejected a real primary and rejected proportional allocation. They preferred instead to rig and control the primary process through 18 mini-primaries they could handle much more easily than one big statewide vote. Result? The state’s economy lost fifty million desperately needed dollars of pre-primary political spending as candidates refused to invest in a meaningless and delegate-less statewide vote. Thus there is no real primary on March 20th. Romney has already won the delegate battle, and the State of
So why are the national media trumpeting the “critical
[Footnote: additional “at-large” delegates will also be appointed in June, at a “state convention” that is controlled by the Combine Crooks.]
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