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Swindled: How the GOP Cheated Ron Paul and Lost Themselves the Election by [Alford, Michael]
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I believe  that  2012 was not just another election, that there was, within the GOP a battle for the soul and the future of the  party.  On one side of the line were the status quo Republicans for whom  power is  sometimes more important than principle. On the other side was the liberty movement made up of people from all walks of life who valued priciple above all. The other thing that made 2012 unique was that, for the first time in decades, there was a candidate who really was the inspiration and  standard bearer for so many in the liberty movement; Congressman Ron Paul.
  The struggle that went on  within the GOP  was mostly ignored by the media, but it was the victory of the staus quo crowd, who had the money, but not the hearts, that set the  stage for  the re-election of Barack Obama. Mitt Romney lost not because his opponent was a better candidate, but because the game had changed, and the GOP missed it.
  This issue is still important because unless the GOP changes its mindset, and  returns to principle, they will continue to lose elections. The liberty movement is growing, and the GOP need not  reinvent itself to  be embraced, it need only  actually  do what it says it believes in.

About the Author

Residing in a tiny corner of southeast Georgia, I am the happily married father of four home-schooled children and a street preacher. I am an award-winning political cartoonist and manage a tiny pseudo-farm (populated by chickens, a pony, and a beagle). I also write the occassional book, and sleep when it occurs to me to do so.

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  • Publication Date: January 3, 2013
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This book is a powerful period piece that tells a story about an awful period in American history.

There have been many published news and internet accounts of state by state corruption during the 2012 Republican Primary season. Many people believe Congressman Paul was robbed by the GOP Establishment. This is the first published account that puts all of those reports in one place. That in itself is a valuable public service. Alford also captures the despair that many Ron Paul supporters felt during that tumultuous time. His supporters will feel vindicated as they negotiate this book. Most importantly, Alford reminds us why so many people love Dr. Paul and what might have been had Republicans appreciated the power of the Ron Paul Revolution to restore America.
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I wish this was available on a different format as I don't have a Kindle and don't need another device.

That said, my wife and I were county and state delegates in Missouri, we saw with our own eyes that the fix was in. At county they appointed the Paul delegation leader Sgt at arms and made him stay at the far left of the stage unable to participate in debates. He was also our most knowledgeble with Roberts rules.

At the state convention we had THREE standing counts requiring 2/3rds majority to decide whether to take a lunch break, how long to take and then to cancel the lunch break because it was too long.

We then immediately proceeded to have a SIMPLE MAJORITY vote to give ALL of our delegates to Romney. With no debate, and it was very close.

I could go on, and on, and on, but my learned hate of the GOP makes me ill.

The game is rigged, and the average American does what the TV or radio tells them. It is much better to just turn it off and love your family, which actually makes a difference in the world.
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This book was an eye opener (to someone who is a foreigner) I wonder if I should be doing a review, remembering Churchill's famous telegram to President Roosevelt in 1940 'as a foreigner I should not be commenting on the American elections but I pray for your success'
But here goes: It was a surprise that some states have quite different primary rules to others. To read about all the high jinks such as locking doors to keep Ron Paul delegates out, calling police, not counting votes and even assaulting Paul delegates was quite bewildering. Sounds more like Egypt or Libya than the United States !
The author is right, that after such behaviour, the Republicans deserved to lose the election.
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I suggest this book strongly to every person in the liberty movement.

The book details events that I and others saw unfold but were mainly ignored by major news outlets. Michael provides the reader with a multitude of sources including blogs, independent journalist, vloggers, and photos painstakingly recounting the Republican primary of 2012 and the glaring corruption that occurred from the Iowa caucus to the Republican National Convention. Michael's assessments are true and his narrative, accurate. This is a MUST read for autonomous individuals passionate about liberty.
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The easiest way to cheat someone is to change the rules in mid-game. That's what all the scuttlebutt was when the Republican Party cheated Ron Paul out of the participation he was entitled to at the Republican convention. This book confirms the speculation. There cannot be any political entities more devious than the Republican Party and its hierarchy over the last couple of decades. They showed their true colors. Since Paul was the only chance they had to beat socialist Obama, hopefully they understand that their double-dealing cost them the election. Republicans proved that their philosophy, thru Romney, is the same old big government garbage as the Democrats. They deserved to lose the election.
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This book provided me with additional information as to why Ron Paul did not win the 2012 election. It provided a history of the key state primaries and caucus results, state by state. I can see from this also why the Republicans, if they continue with their current leadership, will not win another Presidential election. And quite possibly begin losing congress and senate seats. Additionally, I can see, after reading this book, how so many registered Republicans, both party-insiders and the average just-registered republican, will be leaving the Republican party and going to the Libertarian party.
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As someone who slowly became a Libertarian by departing the Republican party I left one big exception as someone I would vote for. Ron Paul. I saw in real time what was happening to him and those of us who were his supporters.

What amazed me was how mainstream Fox news watching GOP members were completely oblivious to what was going on, even when their own states were among those with the biggest incidents and even resorted to denial.

Mainstream GOPers need to read this, not try to bring them into the liberty movement - this book really doesn't push that, but to spotlight the corruption in their own ranks. They should be ashamed of how their party acted, back stabbing, last minute rule changes, coordinated plots to keep delegates away, then the shameful begging for votes from us after what they did to us.

Fact is there would be a Republican for president right now had they not crapped all over members of their own party, independents, and those of us in the Libertarian and yes even Democrat parties. They really need their noses rubbed in the facts to keep it from happening again.
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