Surprise, surprise. The Ron Paul Republicans have been shunned by the mainstream Republican machine in Tampa, and have effectively been stripped of their delegate credentials.
Well, a lot of them, anyway.
And boy are they mad. So mad that they are not going to support Mitt Romney in the 2012 Election.
Again, surprise, surprise.
So they are going to go Third Party again and vote for one of their own, Gary Johnson, who is running for president on the Libertarian Party ticket.
And so here in 2012 we have a wonderful repetition of history. Remember back when Al Gore was running for president and he was opposed by not only Dubya but by Ralph Nader (of the Green Party), sealing the fate of the nation and thousands of US soldiers and tens of thousands of Iraqis and Afghans as Dubya became president because of a Green revolt?
Well what if Johnson gets 5% of the vote that would have gone to Mitt Romney had they treated these recalcitrant (but still Republican) delegates with the respect and inclusiveness that they deserve?
Can it, will it be that easy?