Is the Republican National Committee committed enough to stopping Rick Santorum from gaining the nomination that they will even mess with Texas? Yes. Yes they are.
From Chris Good at ABC OTUS News, via Yahoo:
The Santorum camp is pressing for Texas to change its delegate-allotment scheme from proportional to winner-take-all, which would allow Santorum a chance at snagging 152 delegates en masse, making up some of his deficit to Mitt Romney, and depriving Romney of any delegates in the May 29 contests. The Santorum campaign circulated a delegate-strategy memo on Thursday claiming that the Texas GOP is in the process of making this change.
But an RNC official tells ABC News that to change its delegate rules the Texas GOP would need to obtain a waiver from the RNC’s executive committee, and the official said that’s unlikely.
The article also says that the Texas GOP may go along with the RNC on this, but I’m not so sure. They don’t seem that happy about Mitt Romney dissing them on the debate because Texas is so “insignificant.”
By the way, Rick Santorum won the CPAC Texas straw poll and the Tarrant County straw poll. He’s also endorsed by my compatriot Alice Linahan of Voices Empower. As much as you don’t want to mess with Texas, you seriously do not want to mess with Alice, not to mention Michael Smith.
UPDATE: David Barton explains this for everyone. Texas is a winner-take-all state. It is the RNC that is trying to say otherwise here.