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RON Paul will get a speaking slot at RNC in Tampa per 'RNC Source' (article)

http://www.lsnewsgroup.com/2012/08/08/source-tells-sinclair-...

"Yesterday Sinclair News tweeted out that sources inside the RNC have told us TX Congressman Ron Paul will in fact have a speaking spot at the convention in Tampa. The source said: “The RNC will have Dr. Paul on stage, there is no way the GOP is going shut out Congressman Paul from a role in the convention. To do so would only make it more difficult for the GOP to unite behind Gov. Romney.” “Those who have accused the RNC of shutting Paul out have jumped to conclusions by assuming the first announcement of speakers was the complete list of scheduled speakers,” the source tells Sinclair News. When pressed for a definitive statement the source stated “Ron Paul will be a speaker at the Republican National Convention in Tampa.”

rest at : http://www.lsnewsgroup.com/2012/08/08/source-tells-sinclair-...

however, in an update someone else refused to confirm or deny:

Updated 5:41PM ET RNC Spokesman James Davis returned SN call for confirmation or denial of reports Dr. Paul will be speaking at RNC at 5:38 PM. Mr. Davis would not confirm nor deny our sources statement that Ron Paul WILL speak at the RNC and stated, “we will be announcing more speakers and our Keynote Speaker in the coming days and weeks.” “Other than what has been announced I have no additional information available at this time,” Davis told Sinclair News.

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Could it be? Romney the android Democrat......

Romney the wind-up Democrat, secretly may not have the people's support.....but we would never be able to tell just by watching the media circus outside!!

http://www.bayoubuzz.com/buzz/item/42466-high-noon-for-louis...

Romney involved in ultimate case of insider-trading?
http://www.thewhitehatsreport.com

The minute Ron Paul goes on stage at the RNC

There will be a thunderous chant of "President Paul! President Paul! ..." That will leave no doubt that he has strong support at the convention, and will make it much more difficult for the PTB to shut down his delegates without showing their hand to everyone watching.

I would maybe not talk about that cheer before RNC

the idea of that visual will not be persuasive to them in a way we would like, imho.

Integrity means having to say things that people don't want to hear & especially to say things that the regime doesnt want to hear -RonPaul

What's the big secret?

Can't confirm or deny?

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I am so confused about this speaking stuff

Can someone clear this up.

I thought the nominee ALWAYS gets to speak, I mean, how weird will that look when RP is nominated and he DOESNT give a speech. I thought it was a given the winner always speaks.

Maybe I am wrong and someone can clear this up.

I think

I think that the nominee's are supposed to get a chance to speak. However, if there is a dominant front runner the tradition has been that the RNC cow-tows to the Presumptive Nominees wishes. The Presumptive nominee makes most of the important decisionss at the convention and can deny anyone speaking time who may speak against them or not project a vision of unity behind them.

LOL-

I meant after he has beaten Mittens and IS the nominee. Wouldn't it look weird if RP - rebulican nominee against Obummer - wins - and just goes off to Paulfest and doesn't bother to take the podium at the RNC. I just think that would be in poor taste. Once he wins he should at least say something. no? lmao.

RNC and censoring Ron Paul

RNC and censoring Ron Paul....Seriously, I know Ron Paul conducts himself like a gentlemen but if he gets on stage and goes maverick what the heck are they going to do to him??? at that point he's either going to be their boss or retired.

yep so what does he have to lose?

He's retiring anyway if he doesn't get the presidency so what exactly does he have to lose by going "maverick"? I suspect Paul will be Paul no matter what. He's been consistent his whole life. He has no reason to change now.

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I suspect

that they are negotiating now.

Romney: Your speech must be approved by my editors.
Ron Paul: No thanks. Go ahead and shut me out and feel the effects of a splintered "party".

"Government is the entertainment division of the military-industrial complex". - Frank Zappa

Point is moot: Paul would play nice at the RNC

That's just his style.

At the RNC, he wouldn't challenge Mitt as the RNC candidate. He wouldn't challenge any voting fraud.

He'll just make a canned speech about liberty and talk up audit the fed and couple other bills. Mitt would then come out, pat Paul on the head, say that Paul has some good ideas, and carry on as if Paul never existed.

Paul's presence at the RNC would only help Romney.

I love Paul, but we need a lion.

Lots of us have worried that Ron is just too nice, but

if he gets to speak at the RNC he knows this will be his one big chance to make a huge difference. I think he would force himself to take care of business even if it means being confrontational.

Spoken like a true neo-con

the only thing that makes peace is violence. RP is a statesman - like our founding fathers - educated and gentlemanly.

He is what we need MORE of. We have enough "lions" running this shithole already.

LOL! Who ARE you? Ron is more than a lion, he doesn't compromise

principle. Period. He doesn't have to yell and call names and wave his arms, he just says the truth at all times and doesn't budge.

He will BE nice, and they can count on that, because he is a gentleman, but he won't compromise in his speech.

Integrity means having to say things that people don't want to hear & especially to say things that the regime doesnt want to hear -RonPaul

A Lion huh?

Ron Paul IS THE 800 LB GORILLA

We don't need no stinkin lion.

Ron can not nominate himself.

The delegates do that.

When Ron speaks, thousands of lions roar.

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

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It's my understanding

Ron Paul's event was possible because the RNC worked with his campaign to secure the venue. If that is correct, then the RNC has given Ron Paul a speaking platform, whihc is much nicer than a caged aread for freedom of speach zone.

To my understanding

The RNC was making moves to stop Ron Paul's event and then they backed away from that stance and let it happen. I don't really think you can say that's helping.

Maybe I'm wrong

What do you think?

The event will take place at noon on Sunday, August 26th at the University of South Florida’s 11,000-seat Sun Dome. Yesterday the Ron Paul campaign signed a contract to secure the venue with the approval of the Republican National Committee.

http://www.ronpaul2012.com/2012/06/29/ron-paul-to-hold-major...

That is my understanding as well. And then they took credit for

it.

Integrity means having to say things that people don't want to hear & especially to say things that the regime doesnt want to hear -RonPaul

Is David Axelrod stealing a march on his model Karl Rove?

Forgive me, but I can't make sense of what the RNC is doing; it seems bent on self-destruction. We all understand now why the MSM is helping the GOP to block news coverage of Ron Paul--they too fear Ron Paul's cross-the-board popularity--but if you play this out a bit further, it begins to make strategic sense. If the Obama campaign helps the GOP to keep Ron Paul off the ballot, just think what a field day they will have with the tactics the Romney Campaign had to resort to in order to win the candidacy. It fits right in with the Bain-bastard image they are building for him. So Romney will become famous as the cad who stole the nomination by hook and by crook, and Ron Paul--safely out of the running but with a huge following--will be the national hero crucified by his own party. Is this what Axelrod has up his sleeve? Wow. It could out-Rove Rove.

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hmmmm

I have a prediction--it's a bit silly. I think they will consider having Ron Paul introduce his son, Rand Paul. This will give Paul something to talk about that the RNC can handle.

Just a goofy thought. It's in Rand Paul's political interest to be introduced by someone more "mainstream."

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For the RNC's sake it had better not be something disrespectful

like that.

Integrity means having to say things that people don't want to hear & especially to say things that the regime doesnt want to hear -RonPaul

I'm taking

a wait and see attitude. No way the convention will still be going at 4am the following day of closing it. That's not even real. He doesn't get invited. It's his right to speak. He's running for the nom and Romney needs to apologize to all Americans for stealing every state. We know he did it. The proof is documented. He won nothing. It's not his win anyway. It's Dr Paul's, so you know what the voters want. AND every age group helped to get him there not just the youth. They don't want to admit that because it'll scare the pants off the enemedia and Romney. Mitt can't get 25% support on a good day in a good year so bag him. He seeks power that's all. He doesn't care about us or USA.

Keepin' it real.

Wait and see is how I'm taking it, too.

Don't hold your breath waiting for Willard to apologize for anything. You're right, not only has he not won anything, he will lose come November.

What I want to see is a big turnout for the Veterans March on the RNC. I can't wait to see our loyal veterans stand and salute Dr. Paul in front of the whole world. Sends one hell of a message.

http://www.dailypaul.com/248095/an-urgent-appeal-to-our-vete...

how did this thread get buried?

How did this thread get buried?

thanks

for bumping!

Integrity means having to say things that people don't want to hear & especially to say things that the regime doesnt want to hear -RonPaul

"A speaking spot" doesn't cut it.

Ron Paul better get a prime-time speaking spot televised or the GOP can kiss unity and victory goodbye.