One of the early claims made here is that B. Shostak is neutral in the nomination race. Judge for yourself - this is from a Feb.8 YahooNews story, titled "Santorum still faces uphill race in Michigan, state Republican chairman says ":
"Fresh off his triple-state victory Tuesday night, Rick Santorum declared he will be heavily focusing on Michigan's upcoming primary.
But Bobby Schostak, chairman of the Michigan Republican party, made clear Wednesday that his state is still Mitt Romney country through and through.
"I think that he's got a bit of momentum now," Schostak said of Santorum during a roundtable with reporters in Washington. "But, you know, Michigan is kind of home turf for the Romney family and so he's got a bit of a uphill battle in that regard just to get himself situated and positioned."
Schostak added that he does believe the former Pennsylvania senator will find "a lot" of support among conservatives and "make an impact" in the state's Feb. 28 election. But he added: "Is it enough to overcome the Romney family legacy in Michigan? Time will tell."
Schostak earlier noted that tickets sold out in two hours for an event featuring former Massachusetts Governor Romney (whose father served as governor of Michigan), prompting organizers Wednesday to move the location to Ford Field football stadium-- which seats 65,000.
"I think that the Romney campaign will be successful in Michigan," Schostak said. "I don't see a scenario where they're not."
Sounds about as neutral as any of the rest of Michigan's party Romneystablishment, right?
The first few minutes of the video are background stuff, common knowledge. The explanation of how the delegates were assigned starts at about four minutes in. The short version: In early February, when we saw who the leading contenders were going to be, we voted to assign the at large delegates PROPORTIONALLY. PROPORTIONALLY means two voting delegates go to the vote leader, and two NON-voting delegates go to the next highest. (Didn't the Beatles have a song with words like that?) One can only speculate why they kept the plan secret from reporters and the party chairman.