The Ron Paul campaign is largely skipping winner take all Florida this week, but is hard at work on its strategy to accumulate national convention delegates. This strategy focuses on caucus and convention states, including Iowa.
Paul benefits in these states, because he has the kind of intensely loyal supporters who will stick around after the presidential "vote" to elect delegates and alternates, and who are willing to spend a day at the next level convention. As attrition peels away the less intense supporters of other campaigns, the relative concentration of Paul support increases, like moonshine in a still.
From the Sunday morning in-box, Paul Iowa chair Drew Ivers:
On January 3, you made a stand for limited constitutional government by catapulting Ron Paul to an incredibly strong finish in the Iowa Caucuses.This has serious long term implications for Republican county, district and state organizations, in Iowa and elsewhere. Look at Iowa's state central committee, and its disproportionate share of Paul supporters.
But our work has just begun.
If you believe in the founding principles of individual liberty, sound money, and constitutional government that made America the freest and most prosperous nation in the world, I need your continued help here in Iowa.
If you were elected on Caucus night to your County Central Committee, or if you were elected as a Delegate or Alternate Delegate to your County Convention to be held March 10, I’m asking you to please email me back and let me know which county and precinct you were elected to serve.
As we seek to restore the traditional small government values of the Republican Party, it’s important we continue to participate in the process that began on January 3.
And that includes participating in your upcoming GOP County Convention.
Participating in this process is the best way you can help Restore America NOW and take our country back.
So please, if you’d like to participate, simply reply to this email and let me know which County and Precinct you were elected to serve.
Once I receive your information, I’ll follow up with you to help you with the next step in this important process.
Together, you and I can Restore America Now!
Dr. Drew Ivers
Iowa Chairman, Ron Paul Campaign
P.S. Participating in the process that began on January 3 is the best way you can help Restore America NOW and take our country back.
So if you were elected on Caucus night to your County Central Committee, please email back and let me know which County and Precinct you represent.
Or if you were elected as a Delegate or Alternate Delegate to your County Convention to be held March 10, reply to this email and let me know which county and precinct you were elected to serve.
This is the most effective way you can help restore constitutional government in America.
The only part of this I can't figure out is: what exactly is Ron Paul going to DO with all those convention delegates?