Yahoo:Ron Paul Faces Long Odds in Last StandSubmitted by meekandmild on Thu, 07/12/2012 - 14:29
Rep. Ron Paul faces long odds in his last chance to win an official presence and speaking slot at the Republican National Convention.
Paul supporters are organizing for the Nebraska state GOP convention on Saturday, which could give the libertarian Republican candidate enough support to grant him a 15-minute speech at the party's August convention in Tampa. Under RNC bylaws, Paul will qualify as a candidate for the nomination in Tampa-and be afforded a speech at the convention-if he can demonstrate plurality support among delegates in five states. Paul controls a plurality in Iowa, Minnesota, and Maine, and he could meet that mark in the still-disputed Louisiana delegation.