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Fun, fun, fun in Tampa: Will Ron Paul's name be put into nomination?

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.

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I thought he already was going to be there.

I read the other day the the RNC admitted Ron Paul had won the 5 states required to be eligible for the nomination.

I thought it was a done deal.

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

Dirty water hot dogs and warm beer. Yum.

Wish the convention was in NY again to save me the schlep to Tampa.

NY hotdogs are yummy.

It's Ron Paul or bust for me.

The past GOP conventions seemed like a waste of time and money - perhaps this one will be much, much different.

Here's hoping...

The law cannot make a wicked person virtuous…God’s grace alone can accomplish such a thing.
Ron Paul - The Revolution

Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms. Ron Paul

If Paul is nominated... and if...

If Ron Paul is nominated, and actually won the nomination, look for Gingrich and Palin to lead an exodus into a third party to split the GOP for November! It had been discussed as long ago as three years ago in early 2009, by Gingrich!

There is no fun in fighting evil. Lose the word folks! Enough already!

Fun is what the old guard establishment, party believers, slaves to the Fuehrer Principe, will look for at Tampa. They look at all their perfidious cheating and liberty giveaways as nothing more than having fun... it's a game. They know not the meaning of war! They do not see the pain and death amongst our troops, the loss of life and wealth amidst the electorate, the eminent decay of the garrison state!

It would seem to me that they have never been in a war, or in a battle, in which only by winning could they save their life!

We are in such a fight!

There is no second place in such a day and age as that which confronts America right now, even before the convention, and in which the convention is but the next looming, vicious, desperate battle!

At stake is the loss of all that is precious in this life: liberty, our freedoms, our lives, our children, and all that we have received of the fruit of our labor!

Though the founder's 'God of Nature' providentially knows the end of all, it is for us to be animated in defense of truth and all that is precious. There is for those who have open eyes to see this, no turning back, no second chance, and but one acceptable outcome.

Know this, that though some look to party in Tampa, have fun doing what Germans and Austrians did as darkness settled in for what seemed later to them an eternity, others of us have already stepped over the line of decision! If you do not see the magnitude of the moment, of each day left us until Tampa, then you might have already become part of the problem!

'Choose ye this day whom ye will serve.'


according to the RNC top "lawmakers", that gives a lot of hope that change is coming... not Mr. ChinaJob

"And remember, a half-truth is far more dangerous then a complete lie, because the complete lie is going to be discovered sooner or later - just a little intelligence is needed. But the half-truth is very dangerous, even intelligent people, very intellige

It will not be

Business as usual for the GOP in Tampa. I for one cannot wait !!

"Its easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled."
Mark Twain

Who will nominate Paul? Who will second & Third it?

We need well respected delegates to nominate, second and third, Ron Paul as entry for the first vote for GOP nominee for President of the USA.

imagine their shock and horror

... when they find out the truth about Romney's 60 million profit from disposing of aborted fetuses ...

Where in the world did you come up with THAT one?!


Right here !


"Its easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled."
Mark Twain

Thanks for the link...

I didn't see that - was out of town.


You missed a doosy

"Its easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled."
Mark Twain

I see that! It's hard to catch

if you've missed more than a day :)

Here is how the convention will go if Paul does not speak:

Obama bad. Romney Good. Kill Brown people. Where is Sarah?

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Yep, lol !

The sad truth.

If Wars Can Be Started by Lies, They Can Be Stopped By Truth.