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Paul Not Given Role at Republican Convention

Examiner: In a political move that defies logic, CNN is reporting that presidential challenger Ron Paul has not been asked to speak at the Republican National Convention in Tampa. Instead, the Romney team has invited Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez and South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley. Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, Ohio Governor John Kasich, Arizona Senator John McCain and Florida Governor Rick Scott will also have prime time speaking roles.

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I have never in my life see such a sham

All Delegates/Alternates were elected according to the Republican rules. They were elected fairly. Now the states throw them out with no reason what so ever. Oh sure they can be seated if they sign a pledge to keep their mouths shut. What ever happened to the First Amendment? I have been emailing this sham to ever one I know and we all need to do the same. This is an outrage to say the least. If we let the Republican Party get by with this then we may as well throw in the towel.
The Delegates/Alternates need to be seated and they do not need a gag order. Ron Paul needs to have his 15 minutes and he needs no one to write his speech for him. Why is the Republican Party and Romney so scared of Ron Paul? Why do they resort to voter fraud? Why are they trying to throw out the fairly elected Delegates/Alternates? The American people need to as them selves these questions. Romney will get the crap beat out of him in the general election. What? Does the Republican Party want Obama to get reelected? It sure seems that way to me.

It's no surprise that the GOP would govern their party

in the same manner they would govern the country.

Toughen up.

What did you think this was an ice cream social cakewalk.

Are you kidding me...

Your really surprised that those with absolute power, exercise it to keep you from asserting yours.

That is basic logic 101.

Watch at the 45:00 mark...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34r7qpWlDMA&feature=player_em...

Well if it does ever come

Well if it does ever come down to that, I think it should be organized. Getting the military on our side should be essential. Many in the military are a Ron Paul supportors. That would be the main objective is perusading the military to join our side.

5 Minutes of Uncompromising Truth From Dr. Paul's Mouth...

....would expose and sink the whole fraternity of corrupt liars in the GOP...and ruin "King" Mitt's coronation ceremony...

Rand

should accept and at the last moment, let his father speak in his place.

Rand won't do that. It would

Rand won't do that. It would upset Beck, Hannity, and Levin and keeping them happy is his main priority these days, dontchaknow.

And again...

When the RNC called me today looking for money, I thanked the phone volunteer for devoting his time to something that he believed in, but sorry, stop right there, the GOP is making huge mistakes. Ron Paul has been treated badly and is not getting to even speak at the convention. A change in party is afoot for this Republican, good day.

Incredible......

They are trotting out the same crooks and phonies this election as they did the last election and just like last election, the Repubs are going to get slaughtered.
Why do I get this funny feeling that mittens is going to have 500 million dollars left over in his campaign fund when this is over?

As barrister posted below:

Here is what Ron has to say about the Convention

Submitted by barrister on Tue, 08/07/2012 - 00:44. Permalink

After reading half the comments on this thread, I decided to check the campaign website, and found this:

http://www.ronpaul2012.com/2012/06/15/important-national-con...

"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul

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Edited Speech

I remember Ron Paul stating that he would like to speak at the convention. but would not be giving an edited speech!

Don't any of you think the good Dr. may have refused to give an edited speech? Maybe he was invited and refused.

No compromise! Remember!

Does not matter about Rand - he sacrificed his base by double- crossing dad. He's toast.

Funny... I don't see Mitt's

Funny... I don't see Mitt's name on the list of speakers... A convention with no candidates?

No Candidates are on the Guest Speaker list.



Hi tdd4ron,

I see from your post that you are paying attention to the details, bravo!
You are correct, there are no Candidates on the Guest Speaker list!

Please see my earlier post below titled:
"Those Who Pay Attention Will Be Rewarded".

In Liberty.


America Rising.
The Constitution Stands.

"That the pen is mightier than the sword would be proven false; if I should take my sword and cut off the hand that holds the pen" - American Nomad

Who is doing the inviting?

The RNC or Willard?

Formerly rprevolutionist

Run 3rd Party Ron or I will vote Gary Johnson

Rand Paul has lost my respect. Period. This guy sold out. I dont care what he has to say. Romney will never get my vote if thats what Rand traitor wants. Ron needs to run third party. Im sick of the 2 party dicatorship. Spreading the message to the end is all that counts win or not. But lets show people that Obama and Romney are both puppets of Goldman Sachs.. I will be very sad if he dosnt run third party because he needs to stick in there till the end... I will vote Gary Johnson if he doesnt run third party. I will NEVER vote for Obama or Romney.

Electric Wire

Looking at your profile page electricwire...



...and this is all that I see:

Recent comments:
Run 3rd Party Ron or I will vote Gary Johnson
RUN 3RD PARTY!!!
Run 3rd Party Ron!
Go Ron Go!
Run 3rd Party Ron PLEASE!!!!!
3rd Party Run

I think your recent comments speak volumes as to your agenda.

In Liberty.


America Rising.
The Constitution Stands.

"That the pen is mightier than the sword would be proven false; if I should take my sword and cut off the hand that holds the pen" - American Nomad

RON PAUL SHOULD OF RAN 3RD A LONG TIME AGO

Look if we are blind to believe that the RNC will have Paul on the ballot or will let him speak we are fooling ourselves.. I had a lot of hope for paul being the Candidate. but that isnt going to be the case Romney will get it. period... its corrupt... I wish paul would annonce his 3rd independent run with Judge Napolitano as his mate... that would of been awesome.... either i will vote Johnson if he is on the ballot or I just wont vote at all.... Peace... are liberty will go to hell anyways Obama or Romney in office... i guess i just lost hope...P.S. Ted Cruz is not a liberty candidate he is just using the "liberty talk" just to get elected.... dont be fooled...

Electric Wire

electricwire I agree with

electricwire I agree with most of what you say but I disagree with you on the judge. IMO, the judge is as phoney as his laugh "haw, haw, haw". I watched his show often and came to the conclusion while watching some of his interviews with members of the establishment that he was playing both sides. Most of the time he supported Ron Paul but on occasion he let his guard down and questioned Ron's viability as a candidate -- either you support someone or you don't.

Ron Paul can't run third party

There are at least six states with "sore loser" laws. "Sore loser" laws prevent a primary candidate from running on another party's ballot. There isn't enough time to challenge the laws in court before the election and there's no guarantee that a challenge would be upheld.

It only takes one to KEEP AMERICANS FREE. Know your duties & rights as a juror. Stop the unconstitutional conviction of innocents in federal custody. The Fully Informed Jury CALL 1-800-TEL-JURY www.fija.org IMMEDIATELY if not sooner. It's that important.

Those Who Pay Attention Will Be Rewarded. This is NOT bad news.



This is not a rejection of Dr. Paul.
This is a list of GUEST Speakers. No Candidate is on the list of...Guest Speakers.

To find Dr. Paul's name on the list of GUEST speakers would be odd indeed.
Dr. Paul is a Candidate, not a guest.

Notice that no other Candidate is on that list either, because it is a list of Guest Speakers.
Past Candidates, yes; current Candidates, no.

Candidates are not guests. Guest are not Candidates.
Guest are invited to speak, Candidates must vie for the privilege by nomination.

One more time. This is a Guest List. No Candidates would ever be on this list.

Put on your thinking cap before you pick up your pitchfork. I mean that in a nice way! :-)

In Liberty.


America Rising.
The Constitution Stands.

"That the pen is mightier than the sword would be proven false; if I should take my sword and cut off the hand that holds the pen" - American Nomad

just wonderin

where does it say guest speaker? thanks

The reason Rand got invited

The reason Rand got invited was because he'll play ball with the establishment. I think it's time to STOP playing ball! We're not here to get along with these losers. We're here to take back our freedom!

"It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from his government." - Thomas Paine

(╮°-°)╮┳━┳ (╯°□°)╯┻━┻ "RON PAUL 2012 DAMNIT!"

Here is what Ron has to say about the Convention

After reading half the comments on this thread, I decided to check the campaign website, and found this:

http://www.ronpaul2012.com/2012/06/15/important-national-con...

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"The more laws we make, the more snares we lay to entrap ourselves."
- Sir Francis Bacon, Nov. 1, 1601

the thing that have to know

the thing that have to know is that is playing with fire... the one thing libertarians want is fair shake... this could bite them hard...

The line that Rand spent much

The line that Rand spent much of the year campaigning for his dad is the biggest whopper of the week. I challenge anyone here to provide evidence that Rand lifted a finger to help his dad at the crucial state conventions in the three months before his endorsement of Romney.

That deserves it's own thread The Shazad

It's AWESOME news!

Done

http://www.dailypaul.com/247818/4-more-speakers-at-conventio...

Having this announced today is somewhat ironic given the weeping and wailing less than 24 hours ago when a few early names were announced. I know it's not Ron, but I imagine those who don't already consider Rand a traitor will be excited.