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Benton: ‘Dr. Paul will not seek to be nominated from the floor.’

[ Tampa Bay Online: ] - Ron Paul has announced he'll seek a positive, non-confrontational stance from his campaign during the convention, and even will snub some gatherings planned by supporters because his campaign isn't controlling them.

Paul campaign chairman Jesse Benton wouldn't discuss negotiations between the two camps or the timing of [Rand] Paul's speech, but said, "We have been told that it will be a very prominent time." Benton said by email that Ron Paul is not expected to speak, but that Romney representatives "are working with us (on) other ways to recognize and honor Ron at the convention.

"Dr. Paul will not seek to be nominated from the floor," he added.

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why do the disinfo forums keep making their rounds on this site and keep being drug up and regurgitated when first posted over a week ago, but the other posts made one or two days ago that have many positive remarks are buried?
This s hit has been regurgitated for several DAYS and should be REMOVED NOT REGURGITATED then pushed down the readers throats day after day.

"OH NO! He has a SON?" Neoconservatives and Liberals EVERYWHERE!

Rand Paul 2016

While I am at it allow me to get this off of my chest

As a delegate the my state for Ron Paul sends out an email saying we are going to help you with your expenses to the National Convention. You have worked so hard and come so far we want to help. So we are going to do a "Chipin" deal. Now mind you I did not once ask for a dime from any one. I was going to pay my own way even though I am on a limited income. And trust me the expenses will be considerable. But I'm thinking well if they want to volunteer I will except. Chipin has now been running for weeks. Want to know what I have so far received? Eight five dollars. That may buy two tanks of gas before the convention gets here. But no big deal because I never got into this expecting anything from any one. I will still pay my on way. I am in this fight for my country, my self and my grand children. What I am trying to say is fight for your country and your self and forget about any help from any one. Don't expect any one to hold your hand. Just go out and do your job. Don't get all torn up about the campaign and Jesse Benton. Just do your part and let all that other take care of its self. Don't expect any help because if you do you will only be disappointed. Coming on this site and spouting off and complaining will certainly let off some of your stress but it will do nothing when it comes to getting RP the nomination. We all need to put legs on our words other wise they are just that, words and nothing more.

Let me just say

THANK YOU for what you are doing.

Why should we care about Jesse Benton

As a delegate to the national convention I set my sights before my county Mass Prescient Meeting. My goal was to try and get Ron Paul the Republican nomination. I was told that I did not have a hats chance at being elected as a delegate especially in the state I live in. Well guess what I was elected. Since elected I have been told so many times, that I loose count, that RP does not have a hats chance at getting the nomination. Trust me I get nothing to pump me up. All I get is how RP will loose, the same song and dance I got when I decided to try and become a delegate. Now I will move on to the convention. Will RP get the nomination? Beats the hell out of me. But I can tell people what I do know and that is I am not going to give up. I am not going to let some Jesse Benton derail me. I am not going to let people tell me how it is going to go down when they are only guessing. Maybe a good guess but still a guess. I just keep swinging until they knock me out. Who knows I could get in a lucky punch.

Consider the Source People

Both the OP and the newspaper.

Tampa Times is one of a number of news "agencies" that are failing, yet are coming under control of the Romney Operation.

Romney purchased Clearchannel and Premiere networks back in 2008 when he was "promised" the nomination.

Just another step along the way to effect his coronation.

And "Dither" has "bought it".


Guess "Dither" won't be swimming around in Tampa Bay....

"Beyond the blackened skyline, beyond the smoky rain, dreams never turned to ashes up until.........
...Everything CHANGED !!

Be sure


oops edit wrong post

Ron Paul 2016

Moving forward

We/the Revolution wanted a fight. For the last 2 months there has been next to nothing. The forums, chats and everywhere where the revolution was strong and vibrant, it has been withering.

The revolution will continue and it will continue where it should have been the full time with the Libertarian Party. Enough of all of the politics and back room deals with the GOP -- it's done nothing to help liberty.

All of us who have been part of the liberty revolution since 2008 need to honor Paul's work, but it's time to move on.

I've been waiting until after Tampa to start a full push for Governor Gary Johnson who endorsed Paul both in 2008 and 2012 and who Ron Paul has been quoted saying "I can't think of supporting anyone else".

All the 71 million dollar wasted by Benton...if 1/4 of it was spent between now and November it would continue the revolution and have a serious effect on the outcome of the election in November.

No need to wait until 2016. No need to focus on local races, or think taking over the GOP will have any real effect, and no need to write-in Paul which doesn't count in most states. We need Gary Johnson to get to 15% in the polls so he can be in the debates against Obama/Romney. We need Gary Johnson banners over every overpass in the country. It's time to get behind Governor Gary Johnson's campaign to carry on the message of liberty.

Gary Johnson? Hahaha!

That's funny.....really funny.

Just as there have been "infiltrators" in every campaign in history it's also been apparent that "infiltrators" are here also at the DP.

Thank you for illustrating this so "admirably".

To the rest of us:
I suggest focusing on the real issues, and people...NOT on a newspaper article...a talking head...or Jesse Benton.

President Johnson?...hahaha!...oh yeah..."I regret to inform you that I shall not seek, nor accept the nomination for President"....

Gary Johnson: Another Plastic Libertarian.

"Beyond the blackened skyline, beyond the smoky rain, dreams never turned to ashes up until.........
...Everything CHANGED !!

It's all about Rand...

There can be no doubt of that now.

So sad.

Steve Martin
Host, The Aroostook Watchmen Radio Show
Over The Constitutional Radio Network
780 AM in Monticello, 1700 AM in Lewiston, 88.1 FM in Westbrook, 88.1 FM in Orono, 96.5 FM in Brewer, 96.5 FM in Bangor, Maine.

"Truth is an absolute defense to the charge of paranoia."

Politic NOT EQUAL Face-Value

I think we all need to do our parts. Spread the message of liberty, limited government, support our delegates and promote the message that Ron Paul have been promoting.

I don't think we should care much about Benton, Paul Ryan, Romney, or MSM too much because - frankly my dear, I don't give a damn to what they say or do.

The delegates will vote, will nominate who ever they want to, according to them. That is the delegate-process. It's up to all of us to promote to all delegates and support Ron Paul's delegates so that they can win this battle.

Stop talking so much on Benton or Paul Ryan...

I saw the video of the protest of Paul Ryan speech...I call his number 202-225-3031 and told him that I think freedom of speech matters and i will not be voting for him or Governor Romney w/all do respect.

I lived in a communist country before. I have seen the worst of Government. I don't want to see the USA burn the constitution. Long Live Liberty!!!

It is by no means up to Benton

Whether or not Paul is nominated from the floor.

In fact, it is genius to not openly push. The powers that be, the "establishment", the criminal banking cartel/cabal...whatever you want to call them....will do anything in their power to keep Paul or someone of his nature from being elected President. They risk losing all, they risk full exposure with a true American, truth and justice being in the White house. They might very well risk arrest and loss of power and fortune.

Coming in there overtly forceful would entice more effort or scheming from them to prevent it. So yeah, Paul is nothing to worry about. Let the convention proceed. Let America speak.

nominate from floor

Why would Ron Paul need to be nominated from floor when he already has five states? Five or more states will place a name in nomination. Therefore, there will be no need to nominate from the floor and Jesse (despite the flaws he may have) is correct about not needing to nominate from the floor.

The five state plurality rule

The five state plurality rule is how Ron Paul is nominated from the floor.


Hi, I am currently getting price quotes on hiring a plane to fly a banner reading RULE 38 VOTE RON PAUL or NO VOTE ROUND ONE RULE 38 VOTE RON PAUL. I would like to ask fellow Ron Paul supporters what do they think of the idea. I had one person tell me that they don't think people will care to read the banner; therefore, a waste of resources. Any opinions suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Here is a mock up picture obtained from one of the companies.

Some considerations....

First you need to consider the number of Romney delegates that will actually see the airplane banner. It won't be like the Wicked Witch of the West flying and spelling words in the sky, where everyone feels compelled to watch. Delegates might not even all be together outside at the same time. Timing of the banner would be critical - unless you want to pay for it all day long

Next, estimate the percentage of people who see the banner that would be compelled to change their vote. Consider the number of times in your life an airplane banner has affected your behavior.

Finally, determine if the number of changed delegate votes will be enough to affect the nomination. It may not be enough, by itself.

Thank you for thoughtful

Thank you for thoughtful points. Someone else also mentioned that they didnt think it would make much of an impact. I have been requesting quotes for it to fly on Monday through Wednesday, the 27th through the 29th from 8:45 am to 9:15 am. I had one company quote back a $1,000 a day and they will fly for an hour. I think the convention starts around 9 am. I posted on the Ron Paul festival and Gigi Bowman gave me a name of someone to contact. Perhaps this person might be able to help and give directions.

Make It A Stand Alone Post -

. . .see what others think of the idea.

The price of freedom is eternal vigilance. ~Thomas Jefferson

“It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie...the greatest enemy of the State.” ~Joseph Goebbels

Good suggestion. Will do.

Good suggestion. Will do. Thank you.

Good luck


November 6th 2012 I voted for Dr.Ron Paul
"We must remember, elections are short-term efforts. Revolutions are long-term projects." ~ Ron Paul

I think, Do it!

Anything that is promoting Ron Paul and Liberty is a good Idea in my opiion, What if it changes just that one vote that is needed.

Every little bit helps when it comes to Tampa!

Im sure the media would pick up on it.

It's an Awesome idea.

Do it. The world Press will see it and have to look up Rule 38... They'll be reporting on Ron's ability to be the nominee... It's Perfect!


Thanks! I was thinking with

Thanks! I was thinking with all the media there having this banner flying around might be hard to ignore. I also think that it might show support to the RP delegates, encourage them and perhaps others.

just say "rule 38"

the mystery will make them look it up


$1000 to fly a banner for an hour.

How much to mail a printout of rule 38 to every delegate? 2000+ delegates, $1/each with free labor.

I am open for all suggestions

I am open for all suggestions and ideas. I'm just trying to think of a way to reach out and catch Romney's delegates attention. Flyers are a good idea...

John Tate Campaign Manager

"So if the establishment wants a fight in Tampa, rest assured we’re going to give them one.

Currently, our campaign lawyers and staff are furiously working to analyze and craft the appropriate response to the Committee’s rulings, and we’ll be sure to keep you informed as we move forward in the process.

And believe me, we will not sit idly by and watch the establishment run roughshod over Ron Paul’s supporters who were illegally railroaded by the GOP.

We will stand up and fight for all of Ron Paul’s delegates and/or alternates in these four states – and we will not back down."


Maybe the campaign staff should....

...talk to each other occasionally?

"Truth is an absolute defense to the charge of paranoia."

Chuck Baldwin's Warning to Ron Paul

I heard this when it was live..

Chuck Baldwin speaks the truth..There is a great divide between Ron and Rand on foreign policy.

There willl never be another Ron Paul. I hated to see Ron go out this way, having to play second fiddle to his politically ambitious son Rand.
The most disgusting thing Rand has done was to endorse the Romulan.

I'm sure Rands former campaign manager has influenced him greatly. It was a brilliant move on the part of the establishment. They got Rand to believe into the lie. Now the movement has been severely weakened and Rand and Ron are definitely going in different directions politically.

You can not go to bed with dogs and expect to wake up without flees..

What a shame!