Somehow, the bus driver who was to take the conservative members of the Virginia delegation to the Republican National Convention could not find a parking space. He would not stop. He drove round and round, three times.
On board was my old colleague from the pre-Reagan years, Morton Blackwell. He has trained college conservatives for over 30 years at the Leadership Institute. He was opposed to the new Republican rules on delegates. He was on the rules committee. He missed the meeting.
It was just one of those things, one of those crazy things.
Then John Boehner took a vote from the floor on the changes. What do you know? The “ayes” had it.
His teleprompter told him so.
Cell phones spotted it. The videos weer posted on YouTube.
That kept Ron Paul voters out. That kept out all those who are not part of the Establishment.
Here is a video.
It was exactly what I had expected and hoped for. This is great. Ron Paul’s followers will go home furious. They will burrow into local Republican organizations and take them over. It will take a decade. So what?
Ron Paul’s supporters are young. The Establishment is old.
Paul’s people will bide their time. When the Great Default hits, they will be ready.