All of this talk the last few days regarding what is expected to happen at the SD GOP convention has me wishing I had become a delegate. Conventions are a fun time.
I’m hearing from people that there might be a Ron Paul surprise among delegates attending the convention. No one is convinced they have enough supporters to get anyone elected this year, but there is concern that they will nominate their own candidates at the convention to protest the PUC candidates chosen by Governor Dennis Daugaard and perhaps to make a statement that the RNC delegation should support Ron Paul. And in all seriousness, what is a convention without races?
I’m at a loss about all of this – considering current National Committeeman Dana Randall and challenger Allen Unruh are both very conservative, and I doubt we could find many differences on political issues between them – the differences might have more to do with region or personality. However with Unruh strongly supporting Santorum earlier this year, he is unlikely to be a Ron Paul advocate. This is where I’m hearing there is some concern among Ron Paul delegates. They want a Ron Paul supporter, and that’s why there is persistent talk that we could see a third candidate for National Committeeman emerge, such as Tracy Saboe or Daniel Willard, as a local Ron Paul advocate .
So far on the committeewoman front things are quiet, but word has it there might be the same type of movement brewing.