Arlington, Virginia (CNN) - Ron Paul supporters have a plan.
As they doggedly work the Republican system from the ground up, electing more of their team as delegates to the Republican National Convention, they have a heavyweight plan that's markedly different from the rumors of convention subterfuge and the guess of simply getting their candidate to the podium.
Where was the Tea Party for Ron Paul?
My guess.. being hypocritical at the highest level.
And ... it's not going to happen. What's in it for the Republicans? From a guy that is leaving the House after being a pain in the whatsit for Republicans for years? A guy so old that if he tries to run for president again he's going to be laughed off? A guy with an idiot son that Republican headmasters like McConnell are embarrassed to be seen or even associated with?
What's going to happen is that Paul is going to go in guns-a-blazing in order to get some type of sweetheart deal for himself or his patsy son and Romney is simply going to laugh him off. Because when it comes down to it, it's going to be Romney or no one and if Paul wants to play games, the delegates are the ones that will be sweating, not Paul or Romney. Certainly won't be Paul, and no one else is running.
First time Paul tries to make a move and Romney doesn't automatically jump, it's going to cave in for the Paul supporters and Paul is going to end his career – realistically – the same way as he has the rest of his career – as a joke who has wasted his life for folly.
Everybody who isn't a hateful bigot knows the GOP needs to change. Allowing the radical right-wing to do nothing but obstruct progress creates a death-spiral for the Republican Party. However, Paul's anarchy and 1950s vision is hardly the path they must take. They need to learn tolerance, work toward compromise and guide the party with compassion rather than divisiveness. Stop allowing the Koch brothers and Grover Norquist to think for you. Turn off Fox News.
That is a really good question that Sam raises... Where have the tea people organizations been? They only showed up after Obama was elected and the Democrats started to slow the desent into a recession. Where were they during the early part of the George W. Bush administration? That could have reduced the debt then.