Friday, May 30, 2008
The big battle is between the McCain and Paul people regarding the McCain campaign's use of paper signals for their supporters. There are McCain workers with earpieces walking around with hats and it appears yes and no signs. The Paul supporters believe this should be stopped. However, I have also seen and heard from other delegates that Paul supporters pass around cell phones with voting instructions. Less intrusive, I suppose, but it's the same thing. Mostly, I think the morning vote on the rules has made the Paul supporters restive and they are using the coordination of McCain supporters as a way to take out their disappointment, along with some questions on the constitutional rules.
I believe the national delegate elections are coming shortly, to be followed by the decision on endorsing for Senate. Kevin Duchschere, who is sitting two tables away here, has posted on the possibility that the endorsement of Sen. Coleman might not be unanimous. Few things ever are, and while I haven't seen the flyer Duchschere refers to, Minnesota Majority has circulated a flyer like its piece yesterday questioning Coleman's support on the Climate Security Act. It's hardly newsworthy that Coleman votes sometimes unlike hard-core conservatives, not is it surprising that more than a few of those here.
I'm now up to three on the number of former students I've seen here, all unexpected.