Iowa Governor Terry Branstad’s rhetorical act of sabotage against his own state’s Republican primary, with his insistence that a potential Ron Paul victory should be ignored, represents an outrageous attempt to tamper with the election process.
As we reported earlier, Branstad told Politico that a Paul victory in the primary should be dismissed, urging Republicans to ignore the legitimacy of the result if the Texan Congressman comes out on top, which recent polls suggest he has a very good chance of doing. Politico adds that many fear “such a result….would do irreparable harm to the future role of the first-in-the-nation caucuses.”
“People are going to look at who comes in second and who comes in third,” said Branstad, adding, ““If [Mitt] Romney comes in a strong second, it definitely helps him going into New Hampshire and the other states,” comments taken to mean that Republicans should “ignore” Ron Paul, according to Politico’s Jonathan Martin and Alexander Burns.
Branstad’s comments represent a treasonous effort to delegitimize the veracity of his own state’s primary. There are truly no depths to which establishment stooges like Branstad will sink in order to denigrate Ron Paul’s campaign.
Far from a potential Paul victory causing “irreparable harm” to the Iowa primary, as Politico would have it, Branstad himself has already done “irreparable harm” to the sanctity of future caucuses in the state.
Branstad is not only attempting to sabotage Paul’s campaign, he is directly undermining citizens in his own state by openly declaring that their vote is worthless, even though Paul is the current frontrunner.
The Governor has indicated said that he probably won’t endorse a candidate before the Jan. 3 caucuses in Iowa.
However, in an Associated Press interview last week, Branstad said he didn’t think Newt Gingrich “has the discipline and focus to be president”.
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If Branstad is rooting for anyone, it’s clearly Mitt Romney. Prominent Romney supporters are even trying to groom Branstad into becoming a candidate for Vice President under a Romney administration.
“1996 GOP presidential nominee Bob Dole broached the idea of Branstad as No. 2 on the ticket. Dole reportedly called Branstad this weekend to let him know he would be endorsing Mitt Romney for president, and said he’d like to recommend Iowa’s governor as a possible running mate,” reports USA Today.
Branstad downplayed his interest in the role, but said he was “flattered” to be considered.
The GOP establishment is not keen on the Iowa primary because it is actually the most democratic and truly representative out of all the caucuses.
Establishment media pundits have also ludicrously tried to downplay the importance of the Iowa primary despite it being widely renowned as being key to deciding the overall winner of the Republican nomination. Two out of the last three winners of the Iowa primary have gone on to be victorious in the GOP race.
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- Prison Planet.com ” Fox Pundit: If Ron Paul Wins Iowa, It Doesn’t Count (gunnyg.wordpress.com)
- Why Ron Paul Will Win Iowa (gunnyg.wordpress.com)
- Prison Planet.com ” CNN Admits Ron Paul Could Win Iowa (gunnyg.wordpress.com)
- GOP will take off the gloves if Ron Paul wins Iowa (gunnyg.wordpress.com)