Rule 40.b.. Delegates as free agents, or no nomination for Ron and Newt at the convention

As Chuck Todd reported on MSNBC Monday, rule 40.b, which is quoted by MSNBC to read,

‘RNC rule No. 40 states:
Nominations(b) Each candidate for nomination for President of the United States and Vice President of the United States shall demonstrate the support of a plurality of the delegates from each of five (5) or more states, severally, prior to the presentation of the name of that candidate for nomination.’

This rule will prevent any candidate’s name being submitted that has not received a plurality of delegates from 5 states. RNC confirmed that interpretation today.

This means that without 3 more wins for Newt and 5 wins for Ron their delegates could be free actors at the convention. Rick is still up in the air until the caucuses confirm his selection. Do the math on that basket of snakes!



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This really is a two man race. So despite all the machinations; there is a conservative, and o’ light…

Which do you choose?


edited to add the quote of the rule…