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"Quit distorting my words…it’s bullshit."
-Rick Santorum confronting a New York Times reporter.
My opinion of him just went up (slightly).
Saturday the 17th: Missouri held caucuses to assign delegates. (The Primary in February did not count.) Missouri has not held a caucus in at least 15 years and it showed. The St. Charles Caucus, which was the largest and had the most delegates to assign, was shutdown after things got too rowdy. Two people were arrested.
The Saint Louis Post-Dispatch reports:
Buddy Hardin, a Romney leader and longtime behind-the-scenes force in GOP politics in St. Charles County, alleged that Santorum supporters and caucus organizers sought to close the meeting after they realized that Paul and Romney backers had formed an alliance to share the county’s delegates.
"Once they realized they didn’t have a slate and they wouldn’t get any delegates, they tanked it," Hardin alleged. He said the shutdown was carried out "to avoid a Santorum embarrassment and loss."
Here is the full article from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Conflict, strategy mark Missouri caucuses.
Here is some video that was taken against procedures (recording devices were not allowed).
Thanks to peethasaur at YouTube for the video. There are more videos about the caucus on peethasaur’s channel.