There’s a chance Ron Paul won Maine after all.
Maine’s republican party announced Friday that it will recount votes cast in the state’s non-binding GOP caucus, which initially showed a 194-vote victory for Mitt Romney.
The state’s GOP chairman Charles Webster released a statement Friday announcing the party is working “diligently to contact town chairmen throughout Maine” to independently verify the results from each of the counties’ caucuses.
Even if the results don’t change, Romney’s victory is now forever tainted – it hurts less, but it still hurts politically. So, two caucus’ with two recounts both moving away from Romney in the recount. Once is a mistake, twice is at a minimum – stupid. “Amateur hour” on the part of the state parties is the kindest possible understanding of what is going on here.
What I know is that there are a lot of people who really, really do not want Mitt Romney as the nominee. Has to make you wonder, just has to.
Let’s assume for just a minute that my suspicion have some reality associated with them (again – I have no evidence, I’m just speculating here) this is amateur hour for cheating too. So, when the general rolls around and we are up against a Chicago political organization – you know Chicago where they invented votes for the dead and strong arming – do you think shenanigans will help?
There’s an old rule about not stealing from a thief that just might be worthy of consideration at the moment.
UPDATE THE NEXT MORNING: Apparently, Romney is gaining votes as a result of the Maine recount. Which means our local parties really are flat out inept. It is commonly said that Republicans have better things to do than politics, you know, jobs, productivity, that sort of thing. We may indeed have better things to do, but when we do politics we ought least do it well.