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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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What beautiful words!

Sounds like Patrick Henry, sounds like a veteran who's been in the trenches.

May God bless us.

But I know we are about to receive full wrath of God as the masses of our country have chosen security over freedom. And as Ben Franklin said, when a country does that, they lose BOTH.

I lay down at night each night, and thank Heavenly Father for the opportunity to cuddle my youngest child who now is seven, for the opportunity to go to sleep on a full belly, and to be able to wake the next morning for the opportunity to see my family and resume "the fight".

"It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a rEVOLution before tomorrow morning." - Henry Ford


Tired of this.

Every "movement" like this one has been killed by its own management.

Nothing new here. But most of us who knew about Ron Paul since the 90s came out of the woods to support him, and now we go back.

Come with us if you want to live.

A movement does not have

A movement does not have management. It is a movement by the people...the grassroots. The campaign is separate. Dr. Paul himself has stated many times that he does not control the grassroots. He is merely a messenger to the establishment from the people. We will nominate him and the message will be loud n clear.

My experience:

since the 90s has been that getting movements like this to work is comparable to that old cliche regarding the herding of cats.

Let's face it, brainwashed zombies love socialism, and the neocons have enough moneyed interests to but all the support they need.

But we, we "see" the false paradigms. Run the math. The number of people that can be contained in the FEMA camps is roughly that of the known number of Ron Paul supporters. Democrats worshipping all things Obama and Republicans pumping their fist to the O'Hannitybaugh nexus are all "safe" such that a farmer protects livestock.

But not us. No no. We can "see".

And hence such a quality in place makes us controllable. But we had a system once that was by and for people who were not controllable, and meant to run without controlling people.

But people suck, and always will suck, and they will be a party to robbery and murder and they will do it from behind a curtain in a voting booth - the highest example of cowardice. I have more respect for someone who points a gun at me personally and demands my money.

We need to start looking at keeping each other alive, becoming a "hard target community", or we can argue about this on the train.

Actually, the movement has

Actually, the movement has grown and will keep growing. Maybe not this year or next year but the time will come and liberty will prevail. Stay sharp and buck up camper. We need you out there spreading the love!

I may end up

staying with the Griswalds before Christmas.
- Ed

I think we're all frustrated

I think we're all frustrated by this, but if Ron's campaign manager is publicly stating this, then Ron Paul is clearly out. People need to realize Benton is tooling all of us, and we should demand he step down and return every last dime he made as Ron's 2012 campaign manager.

Puke gag gasp

Was reading the comments on this article. I guess there were some like 10 thousand at this Romney/Ryan rally. The comments are the worse part of it.


Romney has paid 'social media' people to create 'buzz' as if

people liked him. As if the entire 'functional' primary hadn't been between Romney and the anti Romneys with the combined anti Romney's winning.

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

Yes...and the media is our

Yes...and the media is our worste enemy. It creates illusions and detracts people from the truth. So magically Romney is popular now? Ugh!

Why the down vote?

Maybe it's those paid social media people! :p


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

They will see what a real

They will see what a real rally looks like on August 26th! Nobody does it like the Ron Paul supporters!

well im not surprised

The RNC has done Everything in the book to keep RP from getting in. I for one do not believe he is going to grab the Republican nomination. It took me a while but once i heard them taking delegates away who have been officially elected that was it.

The delegates could nominate RP from the floor, if they can get to the floor. The fight for Liberty moves on, to its most Powerful phase yet to come.

His name is Edward Snowden

What is Capitalism?

Still in the race

Dr. Paul hasn't withdrawn officially. So long as there is one atom's worth of possibility that he can be nominated from the floor, it is not over until the fat lady sings. Ron Paul is loyal to his supporters. He isn't actively seeking the nomination but yet he hasn't withdrawn??????
He hasn't said he wouldn't accept the nomination if he is drafted. The delegation doesn't owe it to Ron Paul to get him nominated it owes it to themselves for all the hard work they have done to get it this far. It also owes it to the nation if we want the nation to survive after November. If Benton opens his mouth at the convention he should be shouted down.

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.


I am a delegate, and I will be in Tampa, and I will make my voice heard. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFKZqbGRuxs

Great vid! Show them the

Great vid! Show them the rally of their lives! Nobody does it like the Ron Paul suporters! Let's fill that stadium. No...let's over flow it! Dr. Paul will have to give his speech from on top of the dome where the world will see!

Awesome video!

That gets the blood flowing!

"It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a rEVOLution before tomorrow morning." - Henry Ford


Thank you RP delegate for putting yourself out there to nominate the only alternative to tyranny, death and misery. Everything is on the line. No matter what happens our voices must be heard. Nothing can stop an idea...

"All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent."
Thomas Jefferson


Video. Rocks. Bumpidy.

We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men.
-George Orwell

awesome video

must see !




If he is called on

I believe he'll answer just as he did in back during Vietnam.
The words stated were: will not "seek" from the floor.
Does anyone actualy think that if he is placed into nomination he's acualy gonna say no thanks? I doubt it.

The Ron Paul campaign,

The Ron Paul campaign, including Ron Paul himself, took a significant turn and change of character back many months ago following Ron's "lunch" with Bernanke. Anyone who has been paying attention, and not in denial of reality, knows this is not just Benton and "insiders" of the campaign.

"Ehhh, What's ups Doc?" B.Bunny "Scwewy Wabbit!"E. Fudd
People's Awareness Coalition: Deprogramming Sequence


This right here, knowing the history of the FED and people who die when they go against them makes me wonder... Louis Thomas McFadden anyone?

I think they were tempting him off the trail, that and the news

articles that he had missed so many votes. He hates to miss votes. They promised him if he came back after Romney had (by AP counts) the delegates, it would be productive, I suspect.

Ron always has very low expectations of these campaigns, he's been hitting his head against a brick wall for 30 years, and it has only recently started to make a dent, is how I think he sees it.

WE are the ones who know it is different -- how can he?

But I don't for a moment think he doesn't still want to win all he can win.

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


This is so true! What I wouldn't have given to have been a fly on the wall for that meeting..

“Facts don’t cease to exist because they are ignored.” – Aldous Huxley


As long as RON PAUL does not OFFICIALLY WITHDRAW FROM THE RACE, what do you think his objectives are???

Are you kidding me?

You hear some bs from either side, even our own and you all want to turn back AFTER ALL WE BEEN THROUGH???


As long as he is in the race IT IS UP TO US, NOT HIM, to WIN THIS.

For yourself, for your family, for America, and FOR THE WORLD.



This is a joke

when are we going to change this site to the daily Liberty and stop wasting our time with Ron, he is a coward in my eyes now, he may have been great but this weak display of BS, is wrong. Tell us whats up and stop trying to use us.

Liberty reigns on but Paul does not he has tarnished his name in my eyes I dont see him the same way, he's just a guy who was well educated in Austrian economics, bout it.

He has no principles when the heat is on, its easy to say a no vote when no one cares, when the attention came on he shrank, for better for worse he has shrank from the Liberty mantle.

He helped spread a message, but failed as a mentor

Gary Johnson and future generations here we come

Run to GOP GJ?

Talk about a wolf in LP clothing.

No talk about you, a fucko

I have supported and fought for Ronny since 2007, I put my Sweat and tears into this and feel very let down, he has failed in the end of this process, for reasons just or not, but he will obviously not be nominated if he is of course I would vote for him, But he is not, and he is a COWARD for not SPEAKING TRUTH TO A HIS BASE< FOR LETTING BENTON AND CREW FUCK US ALL, FOR ENDING HIS CAMPAIGNING LIKE A FOOL, DELEGATES IS WHAT MATTERS AND EVEN IF WE NOMINATE HIM, HE'D PROBABLY DECLINE