Fun, fun, fun in Tampa: Will Ron Paul's name be put into nomination?Submitted by celeste on Thu, 07/19/2012 - 13:59
Nothing has been more boring of late than the national political conventions.
They've been turned into infomercials.
The 2004 GOP convention in New York was a classic in that genre. I could have stayed home and watched it on television and all I would have missed was the Heineken and hot dogs they were giving away in the press area.
The Heineken was cold and the hot dogs were tasty. So that was pretty much the peak of that convention for me.
Tampa could be different if this post at the Daily Paul is accurate (also check this update here).
The post claims Ron Paul could have control of more than enough states to get his name put into nomination.
At that point he would get to make a speech to the crowd.
And that would promise more fun, fun, fun than a Beach Boys concert - and that's a lot of fun, as I described here.
If Tampa is like the prior two Republican conventions, the dominant theme of the speeches will be the urgent need to get us into even more wars in foreign countries of no strategic importance to the U.S.
In the past two conventions, the so-called "neo" conservatives - an oxymoron if there ever was one - sank so low as to have liberal Democrats address the convention solely because they toed the Trotskyite line that calls for Americans to fight an endless war against "fascism."
Characters like Joe Lieberman (2008) and Zell Miller (2004) got up and praised the Republicans for acting like Democrats on foreign policy.
The great mass of Republicans from the red states are too naïve to see through this sort of thing. Even at this late date, some of these people don't realize that neocons like John Bolton are liberal internationalists who are more interested in aiding foreign nations than in pursuing the America-first polices of true conservatives like Pat Buchanan (read his latest piece here in which he debunks the idea that Condi Rice was in any way a conservative).
In fact there are even rumors that Romney would consider naming Bolton as his secretary of state pick before the convention.
In prior years Republicans could get away with such stunts. But this time around there will be enough Ron Paul delegates on the floor to start booing anyone mouthing such nonsense.