"They're going to keep him from getting the number one spot because they are concerned."
Paul Joseph Watson, Prison Planet.com
Republican strategist Dee Dee Benkie revealed during a radio show appearance last night that the GOP establishment has resolved to prevent Ron Paul from winning tonight's Iowa primary by offering sweetheart deals to move large voting blocks to vote for Romney or Santorum.
The host of the show refers to state GOP insiders showing "great concern" that Ron Paul is performing well in Iowa because they fear a Paul win would undermine Iowa's position as being the first Republican primary. He implies that influential members of the Republican establishment within the state are offering sweetheart deals to prominent voting blocks in key swing districts in order to "sway" the result and ensure Ron Paul doesn't win.
Despite the fact that this is brazenly unethical and, if bribery was involved, without doubt illegal, the host dismisses such conduct as "just politics".
"Is it possible that the party apparatus here could be silently asking those District Chairmen to start swaying some important caucus members over to the anti-Paul side which may end up being Santorum...do you see a scenario like that happening," he asked Benkie.
"I've talked to the party officials, I know they're concerned about it," said Benkie, adding, "Ron Paul doesn't do us any good in Iowa, doesn't do the country any good, will never get there, so let's figure out what we need to do."