My new piece explains the complicated and heated weeklong battle of the Ron Paul brigades against the far greater powers of the Romney-run RNC. Short version: If Romney loses, the next primaries will look much more like the front-loaded, winner-take-all heavy contests of 2000 and 2008. Long version: Rand Paul walking around the convention hall personally appealing for Paulians to behave.
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