Now Mitt Romney confirms he stole the 2012 RNC nomination,
“In some ways we kind of had to steal the Republican nomination. Our party is Southern, evangelical, and populist. And you’re Northern, and you’re a Mormon, and you’re rich. And these do not match well with our party.”
Ron Paul's principled stands on governing within the Constitution was a handicap in attracting the big-government war-monger Republican insiders. Ron Paul's delegates numbered in the hundreds, and would have been handily outvoted by the delegates aligned with big-government Mitt Romney. There was no mathematical way for Ron Paul to take the nomination. Therefore, preventing Ron Paul's delegate votes from being counted showed the pettiness of the GOP insiders.