We knew there would be trouble in the right wing's Tampa paradise last weekend. The Romney camp demanded that Ron Paul endorse him if he wanted to speak at the convention. #RNCPowerGrab became a dominant hashtag for the rift today. I settled in hoping to watch a good ole convention fight.
Michelle Malkin and Dean Clancy of Freedomworks are tweeting on the AstroTeaTurfer side (they call themselves "grassroots". For a variety of logical reasons I won't call them that).
Malkin penned a post which chronicles the drama. The chief point is that changes proposed in GOP convention Rule 12 would allow the GOP committee leadership to change rules between conventions - effectively potentially removing power from the delegates who assemble every 4 years.
On Mon. night, trouble brewed:
Tonight, Texas delegates loyal to Ron Paul are planning to loudly
protest the compromise reached on delegate rules. Breitbart News
sources on the convention floor say vast swaths of the Texas delegation
are going to stand up and chant in unison, “No! Heck, no! Don’t change
More on the Rules committee shenanigans is in this
"both of Florida’s Rules Committee members, Peter
Feaman and Kathleen King, have been removed from the Rules committee and
replaced with Romney-appointed delegates"