And even though McCain claims he has all the delegates he needs, Ron Paul’s chances are very much intact.
Ron Paul got 16% of the vote in Pennsylvania, his best showing so far. And last Saturday his supporters gained so much traction at the GOP’s Nevada Convention that the convention had to be rescheduled. It’s not entirely clear what happened behind the scenes, but there are strong indications that after counting the initial votes, party officials realized that Ron Paul would have received most of the delegates had they allowed the voting to proceed.
The following Republican primaries are still upcoming:
May 6: Indiana (57 delegates) and North Carolina (69 delegates)
May 13: Nebraska (33 delegates)
May 20: Kentucky (45 delegates) and Oregon (30 delegates)
May 27: Idaho (32 delegates)
June 3: South Dakota (27 delegates) and New Mexico (32 delegates)
What if Ron Paul had a strong showing in several of these states, and a new scandal came out about McCain?
Former supporters of Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee are enraged and disappointed that both of these opportunists have sold out, thrown away their “principles” and kissed up to McCain just so that they’re considered for the VP slot. Many supporters of these candidates will gladly join Ron Paul once they realize that he still has a chance.
Will Ron Paul make history by winning the nomination at the GOP convention, which takes place from September 1 to 4 in Minneapolis-Saint Paul?
There is a possibility, and that’s all we need to know to keep the momentum going and to redouble our efforts.