This morning at the Gwinnett GOP convention quite a few people announced they were running for delegate to the GOP’s National Convention. Most of these people were people I had never laid eyes on before. Several of them mentioned their desire to influence the GOP’s Platform.
I spoke with a first time attender to the GOP County Convention. This gentleman asked me if the selection of delegates to the National Convention was like voting in Cuba. He wondered just how “high up” the decision was made. I tried to explain to the gentleman that people who become National delegates are people with long records of service within the GOP. The idea that a person can show up for the first time, announce his/her intention to run for National delegate and expect to be elected is preposterous. It’s not because the GOP attempts to freeze people out or screw people, it’s because attending a National Convention is considered an honor. I know people who have been in the GOP for 30+ years who have never been able to attend a National Convention.
I hate to break it to all these people attending the GOP Convention for the first time but you won’t be a National Delegate. It’s not going to happen.