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Washington Post: Where do Ron and Rand Paul fit in at the GOP convention?

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus has announced an initial list of seven prominent Republicans who will speak at the party’s national convention in Tampa later this month.

But the list, which includes five current and former governors, a U.S. senator, and a former secretary of state does not include either Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) or his son, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.). The list will be built out in the coming weeks, but it’s still worth exploring where the Pauls – two figures with intense national followings – fit in at Mitt Romney’s nominating convention. They can’t be ignored entirely, but featuring them too prominently is also a risky proposition for the GOP.


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US Paymaster ain't writing a check to "Mitt Romney & supporters"

[US Paymaster's window opens bright & early for all payments.]

Mr R supporter: Here are may campaign receipts & invoices. Here is the one for the Convention Center.

US Paymaster: No! I won't pay. You are not producing a Presidential candidate selection convention. I am not writing a check to you nor your buddies. No!

Mr R supporter: But Mitty, my buddy is the "presumptive nominee."

US Paymaster: No! I pay for national conventions that select a presidential candidate. This is America. Kings, Queens, dukes, & czars pay their own way here.

Mr R supporter: You don't understand the process.

US Paymaster: You don't get paid!

Mr R supporter: But wait. We have a big production scheduled for our nominee...

US Paymaster: Next! Next? .... Papers? .... American Boxing Federation? No, sir. You do not qualify as a Presidential selection convention... Tickets to the fight? No!... Next!

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We need some more pro Ron Paul comments on WaPo

it is a good opportunity to spread the word.
Please be practical and not idealistic, we are trying to persuade ordinary GOP people and they are definitely NOT idealistic.

"In the end, more than they wanted freedom, they wanted security. They wanted a comfortable life, and they lost it all -- security, comfort, and freedom. When ... the freedom they wished for was freedom from responsibility, then Athens ceased to be free."

Winner take all

People don't seem to understand that this is not something that will gradually happen. There is no second prize in politics.

It doesn't matter if you come in second place or rank with Rosanne Barr (who is actually an official candidate with some obscure party). Only the winner takes the cheese.

THIS is why why cannot sit patiently and somehow second place will be enough in 2016 (it WON'T be). We have to vote Libertarian now. Sure, we will still lose - but we will show Republican leadership what they must do to win us back.

Hmmm Don't see Romney on the

Hmmm Don't see Romney on the list.... I guess no candidates are invited... They are automatically part of it...

More RP fans

should recognize this..let's just wait and see.

Ron and Rand Paul speaking

Not featuring them at all could be the biggest mistake Romney makes



Frankly its time to leave.

Change your voter registration permanently to Libertarian party, stop letting them count you among their followers.

The past is with the republican party, let it die slowly. If those of us that are liberty minded register as libertarian party then they can use that to get better ballot access, better access to debates etc.. the republicans just take us 15% or so for granted.

I changed my party to libertarian forever. Voting for Ron Paul was my last primary election here in my closed primary state. I don't care. I don't even want to be associated with the republicans anymore.

Maybe when the libertarian party is up to 20% they will realize why they have 20% fewer registered members than the democrats.

No way the libertarian party

No way the libertarian party if you doubled the libertarian party accomplishments in 40 years you would still have next to nothing.... We need change much sooner...

I love the spin...

"He ultimately fell short in Nebraska, where he failed to get the number delegates he needed to guarantee a spot.
But Republicans planning the convention are actively trying to keep the representative — who wasn’t embraced warmly by planners of the 2008 convention — in the mix."

They forget to mention the good hearted republicans trying to keep them in the mix were the same ones no doubt orchestrating the underhanded tactics to keep them out.

Well I feel sad for Rand.

He doesn't get a seat at the "adult table." He sold out his own father and is still a leper to the GOP.

Formerly rprevolutionist

That's idiotic.

That's idiotic.

Thomas Jefferson 1796, 1800, 1804; James Madison 1808, 1812; Ron Paul 1988, 2008, 2012; Rand Paul 2016.

Benton is a shack of sit.

“I can tell you that both Ron and Rand will have an important role in the convention and their supporters and ideals will be well represented,” said Jesse Benton, who managed Ron Paul’s presidential campaign. Benton did not provide further details of what specific role the Pauls want to play at the gathering.

What a bunch of lies

People "could be turned off by the congressman’s out-of-the-mainstream views"? No, the problem really is that Ron Paul's views would get mainstream exposure.

Why do you think the MSM keeps us and Ron Paul out of the public view?

Ron Paul exposes what is wrong with the status quo, and the MSM establishment will never allow that.

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they/we, the people don't fit in!

how do you like them now, rand?

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
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9/11 Truth.

"at Mitt Romney's nominating

"at Mitt Romney's nominating convention"


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Oh that is sad.

Oh that is sad.

Resist the temptation to feed the trolls.

lol, me too!

You saw exactly what I did and obviously had the same reaction. Sick.