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06-10-2008, 02:45 PM
RPR: Ron Paul Aims at Having His OWN Convention
by RS Davis
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Hello Freedomphiles! So, the goal was that by doing our thing at the state level, we'd be able to secure enough delegates to assure Ron Paul a speaking spot at the convention.

That didn't pan out. It appears that his unwillingness to back McCain has gotten him blackballed from the event. So, as usual, he took matters into his own hands. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports (http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/news/breaking/s_571996.html):

Maverick GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul has booked an arena in Minneapolis for a "mini-convention" that could steal some of John McCain's thunder just days before he accepts the Republican nomination.

A Paul campaign aide said the Texas congressman hopes to pack about 11,000 supporters into the Williams Arena at the University of Minnesota on Sept. 2, which coincides with the second day of the Republican National Convention at the Xcel Energy Center in neighboring St. Paul.

Paul, 72, will announce details for the rally Thursday at the start of the Texas Republican Convention in Houston.

The campaign hopes the daylong event will "send a message to the Republican Party," Paul campaign spokesman Jesse Benton tells the Tribune-Review...

...Paul's forum probably won't be aimed at hurting the GOP, Shuster said.

He never seemed to be an open opponent of the Republican Party, but more about what the Republicans need to get back to," Shuster said. "This is a golden opportunity for him to do that. The media is all going to be there so it's just a matter of going down the block to see him.

"You know he's going to get his 15 minutes on national news."

I know I'll be watching.

Larry Lee
06-12-2008, 05:38 PM
Any one willing to persevere as has the good doctor Paul has earned our support. He has earned my support many times over. Minnesota is a long ways and a lot of gas, and I don't know if we can get there. If we can then we will, and we will join our voices and our presence with the hundreds and thousands there. We will report back here and tell you what we were witnesses to while America slept through the farce of nominating John McCain.

06-13-2008, 07:53 AM