Yes I do! When it became obvious to the RNC that Ron Paul could come to the convention with 400 or more delegates, they got nervous and changed the rules overnight. Their interest is in protecting the Establishment candidate and the status quo. RP had 35 of the 43 La delegates and the new rules implemented the day of the caucuses stipped him down to just 17.
Originally Posted by Golddogs
“If Republicans don’t understand the important aspects of what Ron Paul is saying, we won’t be able to exist as a party, certainly not a majority party…” - Sen Jim DeMint
"In last night's tribute, Senator Jim DeMint of South Carolina said Paul -- who in 1988 ran for president as the Libertarian Party candidate -- had inspired others by "not being afraid of anything," and that he embodied the anti-tax Tea Party "before there was a tea party." Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky said that whether others wanted to admit it or not, "Ron Paul changed the conversation." Son Speaks A few minutes after the tribute, Paul's son, Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky, took the stage. While the younger Paul has been talked about as a possible future presidential aspirant, he has yet to inherit his father's loyal following. He has, though, endorsed Romney, which his father stopped short of doing -- one of the reasons he was denied a speaking spot.
The elder Paul, who announced earlier this year that he wouldn't seek another House term, was Romney's last active challenger in the Republican presidential race. His campaign's grassroots efforts had won him significant convention representation in a handful of states, though Romney forces succeeded in ousting some of the Paul supporters, including those in the Maine, Louisiana and Oregon delegations.
A message from the Gary Johnson Campaign
This week, the Liberty Movement is at a critical juncture
The Republican Establishment gathered in Tampa for its convention is doing two things: Obviously, they are coronating their chosen nominee for President, Mitt Romney – who promises to deliver to America a continuation of big spending, big government, and war.
But while the coronation of Mitt Romney takes place on the stage, the Republican are trying to shut down Liberty at their convention and in their party
As reported in the New York Times
, “Delegates from Nevada tried to nominate Mr. Paul from the floor, submitting petitions from their own state as well as Minnesota, Maine, Iowa, Oregon, Alaska and the Virgin Islands. That should have done the trick: Rules require signatures from just five states. But the party changed the rules on the spot. Henceforth, delegates must gather petitions from eight states.”
At the invitation of supporters of Congressman Ron Paul, Governor Johnson traveled to Tampa in the days before the Republican convention to address the P.A.U.L. Fest. Anyone who was in the room – and there were about 2,000 Liberty advocates in attendance – can assure you that the Liberty Movement is not to be denied!
They can change the rules to keep Dr. Paul from being nominated. They can send their Washington, DC, lawyers to Iowa and file challenges in Pennsylvania and Oklahoma to try to keep Gov. Johnson off the November ballot. But they CANNOT silence the Liberty message that Governor Johnson and Congressman Paul are taking to every corner of America. It is a message that Governor Johnson will keep delivering at every opportunity – with your help today.
When the media learned that Governor Johnson was in Tampa over the weekend, he didn’t have enough hours in the day to do all the interviews they requested. Why the attention? They had heard about Gov. Johnson’s reception at the P.A.U.L. Fest – and they were talking to Republican delegates who are saying Congressman Paul’s treatment at the convention is causing them to take a close look at Governor Gary Johnson
We MUST seize the momentum this week’s events have created. We have a few short weeks to reach millions of Americans via email, advertising, phone calls and social media. When those voters face the reality that the Republicans and Democrats are offering them Mitt Romney and Barack Obama, they will be looking for the choice Gov. Johnson provides – and they need to hear from us
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