I get that political conventions are not really for the original purpose anymore. That's due to the fact that there is invariably someone with enough delegates so that the real business of the event only takes about one hour. the rest of it is just window dressing, a three or four day paid commercial for the nominee. yeah I get it. But even so, I thought it was a bit silly the way the Republican Party shut down the Libertarians today.
Look, Ron Paul only had around 200 delegates. He was no threat to Romney. So why did they stop announcing how many delegates in each state were Ron Paul delegates? I mean, couldn't you just announce the number as sort of a nod to Ron Paul for running a good grass roots campaign? I mean, changing the rules was like going back in a time machine and getting rid of the Ron Paul campaign, or switching it over to the Democratic primary campaign. Except that it did not happen that way. It just felt like Soviet style history editing. Grow up, it happened, Ron Paul got 200 delegates. The world did not stop turning.
I just think it's a bit ridiculous, that's all. Pretending that the Republicans run such a Big Tent, then dropping Ron Paul through the trap door when nobody is looking. What are you afraid of?