Early returns out of Puerto Rico shows that Ron Paul is getting 1% of the vote from PR’s “Republicans.”
That there will probably be only a few thousand people on a Afro-Chicano island in the Caribbean who agree with libertarian small government principles shouldn’t shock you. I think food stamps constitute a majority of Puerto Rico’s GDP.
In order to vote in the GOP presidential primary in Puerto Rico, voters must sign a “Republican Party of Puerto Rico Affiliation Form” pledging commitment to the ideological principles of the Party.
That’s the good thing about signing a piece of paper: You can do that with your writing hand, then use your other hand to cross your fingers behind your back. When they don’t wind up agreeing with the “ideological principles” of the Republican Party (whatever those are anymore), can the RNC sue them for contract violation? If Democrats try to woo these people who signed this “affiliation form,” can the RNC sue them for tortious interference?
And if Puerto Ricans won’t wind up “standing with Israel,” it might make Glenn Beck, Allen West and Kevin Eder go ballistic.
This whole exercise with this “affiliation form” is stupid to the power of stupid, then again, as Sam Francis would say, it’s the Stupid Party doing it.