Rand Paul to Speak at the Republican Convention but no Word on Ron Paul

Gage Skidmore


By the Left Coast Rebel  

Is it possible that some kind of Ron Paul campaign/Romney campaign deal was brokered to give Rand Paul the convention speaking slot in lieu of Ron Paul?

(CNN) The former Pennsylvania senator is one of four Republicans including former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul and Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin, who will be announced Tuesday as primetime convention speakers. They join seven others who Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus announced Monday would address the convention.

Could it be that Republican king makers view Rand as the far-more-presentable alternative to his father to "mainstream" conservative Republican voters? I hope so, because I think Rand has just as much of an ability to take the GOP to the woodshed for its big-government ways as his father does but perhaps in a slightly less acerbic way. Let's hope Rand Paul's speech not only paves the way for the Tea Party/libertarian wing of the GOP but also points out the monumental fiscal conservative failures and dismal record of the Republican party.

I'll be tuning in just to hear his speech but will be hitting frantically rushing to locate the mute button when Rick Santorum hits the stage (yikes).

Go Rand, go!

7 comments:

  1. whoop-de-doo. I can't get so excited when I've been following the deplorable behavior of the RNC toward the process, interfering with the rules, shutting out duly elected delegates, etc. I view the RNC Convention as just a criminal convention, and wouldn't personally want to be apart of it.

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  2. Why would republicans be so stupid as to invite Pope Ron Paul to speak at their convention just he could spend an hour crapping all over the republican party? It's doubtful he'll even endorse his party's nominee over an avowed Communist. Such is the "integrity" of Pope Ron Paul.

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    1. Ron Paul's got more integrity in his pinky finger than the pathetic bunch of constitutional sell-outs packing that convention hall. Many duly elected delegates who followed the rules were shut out by dishonest and power-hungry republicans, who are no more than global liberals wanting to monopolize the power of the State. Oh, and by the way, Mitt and Obama read from the same teleprompter -- all their positions are identical when you get down to it: Universal health care with a mandate: check; gun control, check; policing the world, check; Ben Bernacke and the Fed is awesome, check; both funded by Goldman, Citi, and JP Morgan, check; federal control of education, check; both have been known to say one thing and do the very opposite, check. Get a clue, people.

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    2. I might just say, hear, hear to rm's response to you, Chuck but I want to add something. Are you telling me that you are willing to line up for the republican party, the same party that has done everything in its power to increase the power/scope of Leviathan (especially in recent modern times) but have nothing but ill will and bad things to say about congress's biggest defender of limited govt we've had in decades? Why do you hate limited government so much? I don't support Ron Paul; I support limited government.

      Look in a mirror and get a reality check - you've been duped. The GOP is run by the same cabal. Vote LIMITED GOVERNMENT, not GOP.

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  3. from ABC News three weeks ago http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/07/ron-pauls-delegate-insurgency-ends-in-nebraska/:

    "Nebraska could have given Paul the support of a plurality of delegates in five states; according to Republican National Committee rules, Paul would have been officially eligible as a candidate for the nomination at the Tampa convention. Organizers would be required to grant Paul’s faction up to 15 minutes for a nominating speech."

    Paul actually has the plurality of delegates in seven states and Mitt, instead of focusing on Obama, is working like heck to unseat delegates from Maine. Why would he do that?

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  4. Gee. What if anything you've written were actually true? Now THAT would be a story!

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    1. Great response! Not. I'll be deleting non-responses and/or rude comments from you going forward.

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