The Convention Blame Game, Part 2

After I posted “Convention Blame Game” I’ve been on the phone with disappointed delegates eager to describe the mess that was the GOP convention.

But just to show that everyone has a different take, here’s Katja Delvar’s response to Brandon Vick’s email, in which Brandon made it clear the GOP leadership doesn’t blame Ron Paul supporters.

I’ve heard the convention described by lots of adjectives, but this is the first time I’ve seen “quiet.”

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Katja
Date: Mon, Apr 2, 2012 at 12:49 AM
Subject: Re: Columbian Article

Hi Brandon,

Thank you for your reassurance of this fact. I believe you guys did a good job of remaining neutral and not being the driving force of the convention. It is unfortunate that credentialing was so messed up. I ask of you to please contact the Columbian right away and send them this note before I do it for you. I think it should come from you and I have also asked the Santorum campaign to do the same. I would really like to unite these hardworking citizens and grow our party and this will be a good step towards that end.

Thanks for a pretty quiet convention.


On Sun, Apr 1, 2012 at 11:55 AM, wrote:

Hi Katja,

After reading The Columbian article, I thought it only appropriate that I contact you. Although we have not had a debrief yet, I want to relay to you that I, nor the “leadership” of the CCRP, blame any Presidential campaign for the results of the confusion. It is truly unfortunate that our Executive Director was quoted as saying that. It is not the position of the CCRP. My observations were that all campaigns were well behaved, and played within the rules. Obviously, the biggest hurdle of the day was credentialing. It is truly unfortunate that the tone of the Columbian article gave the impression that the blame was to be laid at your campaign’s feet.

Brandon P. Vick

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