Will Ron Paul Retirement Upstage Romney "Coronation"?Submitted by MacLib on Fri, 07/27/2012 - 16:18
Friday, 27 July 2012 10:58
Will Ron Paul Retirement Upstage Romney "Coronation"?
Written by Joe Wolverton, II
For only the second time in 415 votes, Representative Ron Paul (R-Texas) came out the winner in a floor vote on legislation he sponsored.
As The New American reported:
Texas Congressman Ron Paul's bill to audit the Federal Reserve Bank easily passed the House of Representatives July 25 by a vote of 327-98. Every House Republican voted for the "Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2011" (H.R. 459) except freshman Rep. Bob Turner of New York, while Democrats were about evenly split.
This was the first time that Paul’s call to the audit the Fed received a stand-alone vote on the floor of the House of Representatives since it was first introduced more than a decade ago.
Undoubtedly, this victory has resulted in a deposit of substantial political capital in the coffers of the libertarian-leaning obstetrician. Then there is the fact that he counts on the unwavering loyalty of legions of supporters who fill to the rafters any hall or auditorium where their leader appears. This rock star-like reception added to the fact that Representative Paul is retiring from Congress is seen by some as a formula for upstaging the GOP’s “presumptive nominee” Mitt Romney.