Chad, I read your response on TheHayride.com, and I must say, you’re sinking your credibility even more. Usually the leader/spokesperson of a slate will appear as a delegate, not an alternate. In fact, I’d wager to bet that that’s also the case with this Slate. Oops, did I just give you a clue?
Did you ever once try to contact me and ask me if I knew anything about this “Louisiana Conservative Delegation”, especially since you know I run this website Louisianaconservative.com? Did you even consider the possibility that the reason Slate 3 was called the “Louisiana Conservative Delegation” was because they were working with Louisiana Conservative Dot Com? Now here comes another clue, I contacted the person who headed up this slate in February and talked to him about the slate, and it was at that time that I told him that I will give him permission to use the name “Louisiana Conservative”, but that I wanted assurances that we will have a conservative slate, thus the name “Louisiana Conservative Delegation” was born. Now, did you catch the clue Chad? The clue was the words “Him” and “He”, which means you didn’t even get the right gender.
Now here’s something that an investigative journalist might want to investigate, the actual spokesperson of the Louisiana Conservative Delegation sent out emails often and since the beginning. Did you catch that? Don’t just cherry pick one email from a person who is running as an alternate, why don’t you expose the other emails? I’ve got them all, so yes, they exist.
Now, in full disclosure, my candidate was and quite frankly still is, Herman Cain. I am in no way a fan of Mitt Romney. As you know, I was a Ron Paul supporter in 2008. What you may not know is that among the many reasons why I will no longer support Ron Paul is because of the ways of many of his supporters, including how you are acting. I have not been paid in anyway by any of the campaigns, or any individual to support this slate. At the time that this slate was put together, I had not decided on any candidate. Throughout this spring, my candidate was a very lukewarm support of Rick Santorum, though I could have very easily supported Newt Gingrich.
With full disclosure, why not publicly state who you support for President? Have you ever volunteered your time for any of the candidates? How about any of the candidates that are still running, either of them? Have you been paid by any of the candidates? Were you paid by any of the campaigns to put out the flyer? Or did any of the campaigns fund the flyer? What was the motivation of the people who handed out your flyers? Were they Ron Paul supporters or were they paid?
But let’s get into the merits of your flyer. Why did your flyer suggest that some delegates from slates would impact the party platform, while delegates from other slates would not? Did you not investigate this and find out that all elected delegates get to have an impact on the party platform regardless of what slate they were on?
Also, as a former Ron Paul supporter, I recognized a lot of the names that were on “Mitt Romney’s” Slate #1, and I can identify them as Ron Paul supporters in 2008. Did you look at Slate 7 and note that many of those names that appeared on Slate 1 (Romney), also appeared on Ron Paul’s slate 7? Did you report that there was a deal cut between Romney and Ron Paul? Is Ron Paul’s delegation going to flip the switch and support Mitt Romney?
I have not accused you or Ron Paul’s campaign of cheating, and I am not a “sore loser”. I did not run as delegate or an alternate. I wanted to endorse a slate to promote Louisiana Conservative and the Conservative Fifty and did so while supporting candidates that I believed would keep the Republican platform conservative. The majority of voters in Louisiana who rejected both Mitt Romney and Ron Paul, had no reason to show up at the caucus so Ron Paul had an excellent chance of winning.
So Chad, since you incorrectly identified the spokesperson of the “Louisiana Conservative Delegation”, might I suggest a sincere apology is in order as well as an apology to your readers. Chad, as a friend, I’d suggest you quit gloating and recognize that you owe your readers a better explanation of what you did. Give them full disclosure, and one more piece of advice, never get into a fight with somebody who has less to lose than you do.