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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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Hey may not plan to

But will he turn it down if he is nominated? I think not.

IF this is true...

I will be caused to start crying, again, due to Congressman Dr Ron Paul...all those time I listened to the brush fires of freedom speeches, I could not stop myself from becoming teary eyed...due to the knowledge of how we are exponentially increasing toward a tyrannical totalitarian fascist government that does not hold dear the freedoms that so many fought and died for...

But what really scares me:

“If we lose freedom here, there is no place to escape to. This is the last stand on Earth. And this idea that government is beholden to the people, that it has no other source of power except to sovereign people, is still the newest and most unique idea in all the long history of man's relation to man. This is the issue of this election. Whether we believe in our capacity for self-government or whether we abandon the American revolution and confess that a little intellectual elite in a far-distant capital can plan our lives for us better than we can plan them ourselves.”

- Ronald Reagan

I am not an electronics expert, nor am I even close.


Already installed a fascist government. They just modernized it to include the passing of the ball.

Keepin' it real.

I don't know how...

I don't know how to respond to a Judas. All I can do is shake my head in anger and know one day he will get what he deserves.


He does not need to seek it

he will receive it!

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience"—Pierre Teilhard de Chardin




Why won't Ron Paul and his camp FIGHT to be nominated from the floor... when u have nothing to lose... just GO 4 IT!!!!

I would fight for him if I were in Tampa, FL!

F' the Romney camp. Who cares what they say. Just go for the damn nomination already. We all know that Ron Paul is the ONLY candidate for the job... FIGHT 4 IT... Don't just give it to Mittens...

Stand up and take that f'in nomination from him... MITTENS DOES NOT DESERVE IT!!!

Ron, we are ALL behind u. Just go 4 the nomination!!! Don't let these GOP bastards run u... u have to stand up and RUN THEM RIGHT THE F%^K OFF THE STAGE with your Common sense and grounded thinking!

Love Liberty, be Vigilant

"Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty" (2 Corinthians 3:17)

Faith in God will prevail all things!

Ron's passing the baton...

...to his son. He doesn't want to rock the boat and screw up future opportunities for Rand within the party. As much as it has hurt many of us to see Rand morph into a slightly favorable yet greatly typical politician, the younger reincarnate of his father he is not. The simple fact is that Ron loves his son. He has faith in his son. He's bias, yes. Can you blame him? ANY FATHER WORTH HIS SALT WOULD BE. Ron has opened the eyes and stirred the soul of millions. Thank you Ron. We'll play it out how you wish. But after August 28, the movement will be in OUR hands. Thank you Ron. Thank you Ron. Thank you Ron. But now it is we who have been called to lead the charge.


It's important that we stay the course. Whether Ron Paul wants to lead with his ideas or not, we must send a loud message in great numbers to the GOP and Democrats that millions wants someone to lead with the ideals we embrace. If 10%+ vote for Ron Paul in the general election, it will send a loud message.

Our choices are Liberty, Sound Money, Non-interventionism, Free-Market Capitalism or Romney/Obama, who will give us none.

Ron still has followers?

You mean Ron still has followers?

I stopped giving a sh-t once Ron's p-ssy son Rand sold out supporting evil.
F-ck the GOP.

Don't vote at all.


Then why are you here ?

Did Romney give you 30 pieces of silver ? Or did you settel for 30 pieces of paper ?

Tin Pan

Then why are you even commenting?

Give-up if you can't hack it. Obama or Romney would love your vote.

Benton married into the

Benton married into the family to sabotage Ron's campaign.

We are in this

for the long haul, the very, very long haul. This whole thing only started about 5 years ago. There is a lot of ground work to do in changing peoples minds about what government is and what it is supposed to do, and what is right and wrong. We can't educate a majority of Americans in only 5 years. We can't change out all the state GOP people in only 5 years, and we can't change out the national GOP until the states are changed. We haven't lost, we just haven't won yet.

W Never Would Have Won The Revolutionary War With Benton!

Benton is a stinking 'Benign Dick' Arnold..

Someone needs to kick your "e* fing a#ss...

Why don't you shut the "F" up!

Valore has a bigger set than you....Did someone cut your balls?

Bull S

Yeah, seen it done it heard it. Whatever. Wait and See!


ConstitutionHugger's picture

Whoa, easy there, boy!

Reserving my opinion on this until after Tampa. Fingers crossed.

Pro liberty congresspeople

Have any of you noticed how Ron Paul has been going around and promoting pro liberty canidates for congressional spots? And that everyone is distracted by this nomination to notice he is weeding out some of these establishment hacks.

He may not get the nomination, but he has definetly made a huge impact with the revolution! Ron Paul has brought forth the idea whose time has come!

Democracy is like two wolves and a sheep deciding whats for dinner- Benjamin Franklin

SteveMT's picture

His next book: How not to be a campaign chairman by Jesse Benton

But for the sake of Jesse Benton exiting the political stage, I do not
want the Ron Paul 2012 campaign to end.

The article did make mention

The article did make mention that the Doctor "could" be nominated from the floor.

It sure feels like 2012 has been all about setting Rand up....

Still calling for the big numbers and signs lining the roads in Tampa... Why? Is it to give clout to Rand? Ron is retiring so why would he ask for everyone to go to Florida if he doesn't seek the nomination. If this article is Ron's true thoughts why hasn't he simply dropped out? This has been a crazy campaign to follow.

One thing to keep in mind Ron Paul promised to stay in this until the votes are counted and he has not dropped out.

LOL... That is funny...

LOL... That is funny...

He is afraid to take the shot.

Ive have been thinking this for a wile and its the first time im going to say it...

I think Ron has been a worrier for a VERY long time. BUT, he is not a leader. He just happens to be at a place in time where his message is appropriate

He has said the same himself.

C4L was Ron's idea, but he wanted to use it for Educational purposes only, NOT political.

Life is about a series of things for me, some of the most important are as follows:

1.) Ability to set yourself up for success.
2.) Identify that moment, to take your chance.
3.) The guts to seize THAT moment.

I do not believe Ron has the Guts to seize this moment. He has had the opportunity multiple times to take a course that would change much for our movement; and they have chose to literally sabotage themselves.

This Campaign is officially over imho.

Time to move on, find a new leader. He's a martyr now, nothing more, nothing less. He will live on as the man who did much, who lead us to where we all are now. but we must take control of it now.

Thank you Ron, now step aside, you have proven yourself inable to seize the moment and take the shot.

Down vote this all you want, you know its the truth. He cant take the shot.

Don't stop believing

i agree with some of what you say

but Dr. Paul has NO GUTS? are you serious? that is the most fucking absurd statement i've ever heard. GUTLESS????? wow.

Okay, Maybe No GUTS was/is a bit harsh and

overkill... but the premise still stands.

We've built and built and built and it seams that at every time, the campaign cuts themselves off at the knees, as if to ensure, they come close but no go over the top.

This quote comes to mind, not saying it fits perfectly, or is exclusive to Dr. Paul. I think this is in many of us, at some point or another...

"The only thing standing between you and your goal is the bu11sh!+ reason you keep telling yourself as to why you cant achieve it."

Don't stop believing

The type of leader you're

The type of leader you're looking for is one that I'm not interested in.

If Ron Paul's supporters successfully seize the moment themselves, then Ron Paul will have shown him to be the leader I would like. Not only that . . . if his supporters have victory and think it was all on their efforts, then Ron Paul will be the ultimate leader.

He will have millions of leaders coming after him. That is the true leader.

my favorite comment on this thread yet

Thinking about copying and pasting for the top. You've made me better understand the Lao Tzu quote from the front page a few days ago.

    Ron Paul Picture w/ Lao Tzu Leadership Quote


Ron Paul is a visionary

but he is not a leader. There is a difference.

And so I agree with you. The campaign was over before it even began. It is just now that most of us are figuring that out.

But I disagree that it is time to find a new leader. Be your own leader. Even if you have zero followers - be your own leader.

These are hard truths. I gave you an up vote. But it is a tough crowd here when you challenge the figurehead. People would rather lie to themselves than see the truth.

allegory - ˈalɪg(ə)ri/ - noun - 1. a story, poem, or picture which can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, typically a moral or political one.

What we should be asking is

What exactly is up their sleeves with the Ron Paul rally?

Either big shaker on the horizon or I'm going to feel absolutely betrayed. I've donated over $500 (no small change for me) to get the nomination and public exposure Dr. Paul needed:

I expect a return on the investment.

"Liberty's too precious a thing to be buried in books...Men should hold it up in front of them every single day of their lives and say: 'I'm free to think and to speak. My ancestors couldn't. I can. And my children will."

-Jimmy Stewart

Here we go again

Just like every twist in this road I have decided not to worry about what is going to happen. I intend to support Ron Paul like I always have and see what happens at the convention. I will be disappointed if he were to give in as I just gave 4 times my average money bomb to get the delegates to Tampa. I really hate throwing my hard earned money away. I still have faith. Doesn't seem like he would request more money for delegates to get to tampa if he was not planning on winning. He knows how hard it is to donate I cannot see him deceiving us. It is not his style.

Ron Paul has explained seveal times in emails.

That he does not have anywhere near enough delegates to win the nomination and that the purpose of the delegates going to Tampa at this point is so they can do everything they can to influence the platform and direction of the Republican Party. He hasn't been deceitful, he's been pretty straight-up with us since early June that he will not be the GOP nominee.