RT: After congressional triumph, all eyes on Ron Paul at RNCSubmitted by Peace Gold Love on Thu, 07/26/2012 - 20:26
Mitt Romney is all but certain to secure the GOP nomination for the presidency at next month’s Republican National Convention, but that doesn’t mean he’ll necessarily steal the show. Ron Paul is still expected to make a splash at the upcoming RNC.
Although the Tampa, Florida gathering of the country’s top Republican lawmakers will more than likely lead to former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney formally receiving the party’s nod, Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) is expected to be the center of attention, at least momentarily, with his appearance at the event slated to be his last major engagement before retiring from Congress.
After decades on Capitol Hill, the congressman is walking away from the legislature after November’s election, assuming his resilient and relentless — yet unrecognized by the mainstream — followers cannot coax the GOP establishment into extending their nomination to Rep. Paul. With his appearance at the RNC thus expected to garner fanfare and attention from across the board, the Republican Party is now pondering the possibility of the congressman upstaging the presumptive nominee next month in Florida.
"If I were Romney, I'd prepare for the worst," Republican strategist Ford O'Connell warns Reuters. In their report, Reuters note that Paul’s chance at securing the GOP nod at this point are practically nonexistent, but by neither withdrawing from the race nor extending an endorsement to Gov. Romney, the congressman could very well cause the RNC to be turned on its end.