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Could Ron Paul pull an upset at Republican convention?

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The Capitol Column | Monday, July 02, 2012


Could Ron Paul pull an upset at Republican convention?

Texas congressman and 2012 Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul plans on holding a major rally for his supporters prior to the Republican national convention in August, according to an announcement posted to his presidential campaign website.

The Ron Paul campaign signed a contract on Thursday to secure the University of South Florida’s 11,000-seat Sun Dome for Sunday August 26th, the day prior to the beginning of the three-day Republican national convention, where presumptive Republican nominee is expected to accept the party’s nomination.

“The Republican National Convention is just around the corner, and the establishment is about to find out what you and I have known all along this election season – the future is ours!” Mr. Paul wrote supporters in an email sent out on Friday. “So on Aug. 26, the day before the convention convenes, I hope you’ll join me at a special rally to celebrate how far our message and movement have come this year.”



Ron Paul supporters plan on organizing their own three day Ron Paul festival, leading up to the rally that will feature the libertarian candidate.

During a recent appearance on CNN, Mr. Paul refused to endorse Mr. Romney, as he wants to have a strong presence at the campaign for his thousands of supporters who are expected to show up in strong numbers. Mr. Romney and Mr. Paul have different views of how the Republican party can not only win the general election, but also restore the economic vibrancy of the U.S. economy and reduce the national unemployment rate.

The Texas congressman has amassed a significant number of state delegates. The Republican party’s uniquely binding delegate rules has allowed Mr. Paul to build support, and the strong number of delegates could serve as providing Mr. Paul with credibility among Mr. Romney and the other top Republicans Tampa for the convention.

The Republican National Committee has approved of the pre-convention rally that will feature Mr. Paul, according to his campaign website, which further gives the Texas Republican and his supporters credibility for having their views heard on balancing the federal budget, scaling back government involvement in domestic affairs and drastically reducing the nation’s military presence in foreign countries.

Ron Paul campaign chairman said that the goal of the rally is to set a tone of “professionalism and respect” for the delegates that will be supporting Mr. Paul at the national convention. In recent weeks, both Mr. Paul and members of his campaign team have asked his supporters not to portray a negative or argumentative tone at the national convention, in an effort to make sure that his message for the Republican establishment is not shrouded by negative reports about his supporters.

The Ron Paul rally is not a ticketed event at the University of Southern Florida, so it will be interesting to see how many Ron Paul supporters travel from all over the country to show how much support their candidate has.

by on Jul. 4, 2012 at 10:00 AM
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Sisteract
by Socialist Hippie on Jul. 5, 2012 at 10:25 AM
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Yet they complain endlessly about wanting true change and limited government. NO, they do not.

Quoting gammie:

They would kill him and that is something people don't see to understand. They don't want someone that can not be bought. And he respects the Constitution.

This is why they pick who will run for president. And the people don't have a real choice.

Quoting mehamil1:

Oh Ron Paul. They'd kill him before he would be allowed to ascend the white throne. 



asfriend
by on Jul. 5, 2012 at 10:32 AM

Thank you!    Thank you so much! - (Deputy chief Brenda lee Johnson)

Quoting matreshka:

3. Is Ron Paul a member of the LP?

While Ron Paul is a Republican Congressman, he is also an Honorary Lifetime Member of the Libertarian Party, and he will remain so unless he requests to have his membership terminated. Even if you plan to vote for Ron Paul in the primaries, you too can become a member of the Libertarian Party by clicking here and contributing $25. It will not affect your voter registration, and you can vote in whatever elections you want -- so please join the LP today!

1. Why isn't Ron Paul running on the Libertarian Party ticket?

Ron Paul was the 1988 Libertarian nominee for president. He has said often that he is running as a Republican because he gets in the debates that way. It's up to Ron Paul to decide if he wants to be considered for the Libertarian Party's nomination, and it's up to the delegates at our national convention to choose our presidential nominee.

http://www.lp.org/blogs/staff/lp-monday-message-10-ron-paul-questions

1987 - Libertarians sweep the city council race in Big Water, Utah, winning every seat. Former Texas Rep. Ron Paul resigns from the GOP and joins the Libertarian Party. Seattle convention nominates Ron Paul for president and Andre Marrou for vice president.

http://www.lp.org/our-history

 

Quoting asfriend:

He is not a Libertarian, he says that he has some Libertarian views, but he is a Republican, he has been in the house just about all his life, as a REPUBLICAN.

Quoting matreshka:

The thing that bothers me most about Ron Paul is that as a libertarian he was seeking the Republican nod.  I think he could do a better job changing politics as usual if he continued to build the libertarian party and ran as a true libertarian.

I think that him running for the Republican party was compromising his values for votes, and that is politics as usual.

 



asfriend
by on Jul. 5, 2012 at 10:37 AM

In what way?

Quoting kailu1835:

 Wow.  All I can say is... wow :(

Quoting asfriend:

You're not, but at least you think that you are.

It's a start.


Quoting gammie:

Happy 4th, just fighting to keeps us free.


Quoting asfriend:

I know



Happy 4th to you!









Quoting gammie:

voting for lesser of two Evils is stupidity!!!



Quoting asfriend:

My god, i thought that we had gotten past this nonsense.

 



 


 


gammie
by on Jul. 5, 2012 at 10:51 AM
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Wanting less overnment will be the best for all. That does not mean there will be NO Laws, there will always be laws.
But where government is going now is the wrong way and supportng candidates that take us the wrong way is lossing our Freedoms.
This very simple to understand. And it is very frustrating how some smart women just can open their eyes and just see!!!
Meadowchik
by Gold Member on Jul. 5, 2012 at 11:56 AM


Quoting gammie:

Quoting Meadowchik:




You are right NO person is perfect but the same as the rest is still the same.

The problem is you do not understand freedom.

What part of "government IS the lesser of evils" do you disagree with?" 

The most pressing social issue today is the economy

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TruthSeeker.
by CM Junkie on Jul. 5, 2012 at 12:17 PM

 I don't think so, but one can hope.

gammie
by on Jul. 5, 2012 at 12:21 PM
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Quoting Meadowchik:



Our governments job is to keep us safe from foreign governments.

The part that is telling us what we can eat, live, lots of regulations and pay offs to open up and business, Taking money from some to give to others is stealing. Mitt will tax us for his med.care (just incase you don't know.)

The pariot act is a big one!!

Government knowing everything we are doing is a police state and NOT keeping us safe. Both parties.

NOT respecting the Consistution, both parties.

Men in the white house telling us what is best for us, (both parites) That is not what this country is about.

Our government killing people around the world. Both parites have dones this. (innocent people not terrorists) for greed!!!

Keeping our people in a warfare state like salves, bad education being PC. Both parites have done this.

Our dollar is wrothless over seas, Both parite again.

Rep. congress votes on what O wants.

We can fight back just stop supporting the crimals in our government.

Mitt will not be any different, people do not like him. It took for almost everyone to drop out for him to move up in the polls. (@@) wake up
Meadowchik
by Gold Member on Jul. 5, 2012 at 12:28 PM
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Quoting gammie:

Quoting Meadowchik:



Our governments job is to keep us safe from foreign governments.

The part that is telling us what we can eat, live, lots of regulations and pay offs to open up and business, Taking money from some to give to others is stealing. Mitt will tax us for his med.care (just incase you don't know.)

The pariot act is a big one!!

Government knowing everything we are doing is a police state and NOT keeping us safe. Both parties.

NOT respecting the Consistution, both parties.

Men in the white house telling us what is best for us, (both parites) That is not what this country is about.

Our government killing people around the world. Both parites have dones this. (innocent people not terrorists) for greed!!!

Keeping our people in a warfare state like salves, bad education being PC. Both parites have done this.

Our dollar is wrothless over seas, Both parite again.

Rep. congress votes on what O wants.

We can fight back just stop supporting the crimals in our government.

Mitt will not be any different, people do not like him. It took for almost everyone to drop out for him to move up in the polls. (@@) wake up

So you do agree that government IS a lesser of evils, right?  Therefore Ron Paul would be, too.

Good grief, please don't assume I am asleep.  I am aware and concerned about all those issues, actually, although the dollar is not "worthless" overseas, it is still ironically considered a relatively safe currency by many. Judging from your comments, I know it's a shocker that someone who cares about those things believes Ron Paul is not the most competent choice. Perhaps YOU should wake up to the reality that other people judge the candidates in different ways than you do. ;)

I

The most pressing social issue today is the economy

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gammie
by on Jul. 5, 2012 at 12:37 PM
Quoting Meadowchik:





When you support more of the same than your are asleep!
gammie
by on Jul. 5, 2012 at 12:39 PM
Quoting Meadowchik:


I judge a canidate on what they say and what they have done. That will tell you what they will do and the road they will take. It is very simple.
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