you show me good time
I got vote for sale.
Former Arizona governor Jan Brewer is crying like a baby that she was not selected as a delegate to the Republican convention. Is she really such a staunch supporter of Cruz that she is upset she cannot carry water for him?
The real dirty little secret is that delegates to the conventions are on an all-expense paid vacation. First class travel, put up at the best hotels and eating at the best restaurants. When they arrive they receive a ‘swag bag’ of goodies worth hundreds of dollars; then representatives of the candidates visit them with ‘gifts and even money for expenses’ in order to sway their vote. If the convention is contested the ‘incentives’ can get really expensive. Delegate whores have even been known to come away with cruise tickets and golf club memberships.
This is why the people who know and the people with connections compete for the position of convention delegate. It is far more than loyalty to the candidate and party.
Like the Electoral College, the convention delegates, assigned by the party, are the establishment’s attempt to put a thumb on the scale of elections; to be able to counter the popular vote.
Just an observation.
I could be wrong.
Perhaps it is all about Patriotism and the Nation.