Morning Briefing: June 22nd, 2012
By Steve Deace
Ron Paul for VP?
An obscure rule change made four years ago by the Republican Party has opened the door for Paul forces to cause a major headache for Mitt Romney when he tries to nominate his choice for vice president at the party convention in August. The Republican National Committee could change Rule 40 in the week leading up to the convention, but that would risk the appearance of jamming Romney’s nominee through, and likely cause a subsequent backlash. Republican officials are still waking up to the fact that Paul loyalists — who control the majority of delegates in Maine, Minnesota and Iowa, and have sizable contingents in a number of other states — could very likely enter Paul’s name into nomination for vice president. This would force a roll call vote where each delegate of each state is polled on the floor of the convention. Such a move would transform a symbolic procedure that has taken mere minutes in the past several conventions into a chaotic and time-consuming spectacle that could eat up the better portion of a day. Though Rand Paul has jumped on the party establishment bandwagon, it’s unlikely he currently has the clout within the liberty movement to stop such a gesture, because the Paulistas would probably just throw him overboard for trying to.
Hiring Boom if Obamacare Goes Down?
The Obama Regime launched a pre-emptive ad blitz on June 19, touting Obamacare’s benefits days before the U.S. Supreme Court will announce its ruling on its constitutionality. The ads claim there’s a lot to lose if the law is struck down. But they say nothing about the hiring boom that will result from an ObamaCare defeat. It would give the economy a shot in the arm. If that’s true, would voters this fall give Obama credit for creating jobs his policies actually tried to kill? For more details click here.
Why Impeachment is the Only Way
Former Ambassador to the United Nations and Republican presidential candidate Alan Keyes says “impeachment is the only way” to deal with President Obama after he cited executive privilege Thursday in the “Fast and Furious” scandal.
You can friend “Steve Deace” on Facebook or follow him on Twitter @SteveDeaceShow.