Ron Paul and the Texas GOP RevoltSubmitted by Michael Nystrom on Tue, 08/21/2007 - 10:54
There is a revolt brewing in the Texas GOP.
Texas conservatives have worked for years to establish a truly limited-government platform according to the original Republican philosophy. When they finally succeeded, their party treated them to a lukewarm handshake and a slap in the face.
Today's party leadership stands for everything but what the Texas GOP platform tries to accomplish - and Texas conservatives just aren't going to take it anymore.
Their plan of action: Stay home in the next election and hand their party a wipe-out loss that will send it reeling and hopefully make the leadership a bit more reflective about the wishes of its base.
At least, that was their un-announced plan until Ron Paul started running for the GOP nomination for its presidential candidate in 2008.
Now, everything looks different.