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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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Well I defended you but decided that if I had nothing good to say I shouldn't say it at all. It was something along the lines of: You are wrong - the oil pan is bone dry!

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

Go for it Big Man

Make my day, become headline news with YOUR plan. Better yet, become a virla YouTube sensation!

ok, how about from the parking lot then?..

I admit, at first I felt kinda ticked off but after a few hours of thought on the subject, I am very pleased that I did not critisize anyone and feel 100% confident in Ron and his suporters (particularly the delegates !) As Ron said "the brushfires are lit", unless we just "give up" they cannot and will not be stopped !
I am "still" traveling over 2700 miles to go to Tampa and show my support and to hold signs and I expect those passionate, well organized delegates will once again be instrumental in suprising everyone.
If he is nominated, I believe he "will" except it just as he did when he was called upon during Vietnam.

Tucker47: Bravo!

Please pay no attention to the trolls who lurk here.

YOU are doing the right thing..."they" are without principle.

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

As the Ron Paul train slows to a stop,

Jesse Benton has quietly stepped off and jumped aboard Rand Paul's train. An opportunist, no doubt. Ron Paul has fought a good fight, without compromising. If he has one fault, it's that he just didn't assemble a very good campaign team. I see Ron Paul as a unique politician with unique marketability, but his campaign team fumbled the ball in Iowa by not getting loud over the misconduct there that derailed the campaign for the rest of the season. The RNC and therefore, the State GOP organizations aligned to cheat the Paul campaign at every step and the campaign just didn't do anything about it. In the hands of a professional team, we'd be looking at President Ron Paul in a few months. Sorry, but if it quacks like a duck, and looks like a duck, it probably is a duck.

alan laney

And If Horses were Wishes

Beggars would ride for free.

You've been quite supportive all this time haven't you?

Sarcasm intended.

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

I'll guarentee you one thing

If Benton is any where near Rand and his campaign in 16 he'll not receive a dime or moment of support from me. This guy has sucked enough out of the movement.

There are no politicians or bankers in foxholes.

you hit the nail on the head.

you hit the nail on the head.

Ron Paul 2016

One question:

If our candidate will not seek the nomination from the convention floor, why have we bothered at all?

READ Granger's Reply

And you will be educated...unless you're just a "concern troll".

Thank You Granger!

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

To gain first hand experience

I've been politically active over 33 years, and I had never heard of a central committee. Ron Paul gave me many moments where I looked at myself and thought, "Where have you been your whole life, how did you not know this?"

Well those committees were by invitation only. Ron Paul invited us in, and he invited us to take seats." When I went to my first committee meeting, the two folks there were eating dinner, and they lost their appetite when I said I was into Ron Paul.

Ron Paul's campaign has opened doors that were shut. All those years of petitioning, all those protests and rallys and letter writting.. I look back and think, "You've been misled your whole life." All those awards and newspaper, magazine articles, mentions in books about my achievements only made me feel like the biggest fool.

So for me, Ron Paul's campaign was the greatest educational experience in politics I have ever attempted. The only regret I have is not joining the GOP in 07/08. I was so full of hate and fear about the GOP, I just couldn't, and then when I did finally go, what did I find, two democrats eating lo main in a chinese restaurant telling me they were keeping the seats warm since the Republicans left.

But the truth is, they didn't invite anyone to join, they have been killing the party within, to give us ONE PARTY with many third parties and a NWO.

Thing is, too many of us did not join, but rather thought, as I did in 07/08 the solution was to go third party or Indy. If I refused to do it Ron Paul's way, he would see MY light and do it my way. I was wrong, and so is everyone who is thinking like that. I know, I was there for 33 years and ultimately failed. Now, I feel like I understand how we are set up to fail, and Ron Paul has given us an opportunity to change things.. but folks have to show up to the meetings, get off the streets and into the seats.

Granger: Your Experience

Is worth it weight in Gold....notice I did NOT say FRNs.

And the Trolls here bashing you...it's always the same ones.
The Lawyer4 Rejects...The Plastic Gary Operatives/Traitors.

They "claim" to have fought...but only in their wildest dreams.

They are cowards who cut and run at the sight of adversity.

Granger: You at least have conviction...They never will.

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

Thank you Danton

I don't expect everyone to learn from my experience, but I do know that by sharing my experience a few folks have attended their central committee meetings, and what's so cool about that, is when they come back to the DP to share, they have changed. It's like once they go and they see it for what it really is, it's like, "Wow, is that all it is? We can beat this!" So I don't stop shinning the light on the GOP and what it is because we can take it, and it sure beats Meetup!" Cheaper than Meetup too.

I wish I could go to the RNC in Tampa. I would LOVE to be a guest!

I guess God has other plans for me...

Hey, you know Nonna can;t get into DP? I had to log in today.. you have my email now, so if you ever feel like contacting me... do.

Granger: Will Do!

Thought I saw Nonna on here earlier...very quick glance.
Email ya' later this evening.

Keep up the battle...you're gettin' lotsa flak; and that means:
..................You're Over The Target!.............................

Regards, Danton

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

us nominating him and him

us nominating him and him seeking it, are 2 different things. Dr. Paul is a super troll: Legendary status.

TechGuy: Google This

"Ron Paul: The reluctant Candidate".

Since you are so tech savvy...surprised you did NOT know this.

Ron Paul NEVER aspired to be POTUS, but spent a lifetime fighting for the Constitution and YOUR RIGHTS in his own way.

It's more than you've done...you who dares label him super-troll.

Shame on you.

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

MAYBE, R/P DOES WANT TO BE NOMINATED, BUT HE WANTS

IT TO BE OUR IDEA, NOT HIS. THAT WAY ROMNEY CAN'T BLAME RON PAUL..IT WILL LOOK LIKE THE DELEGATES DIDN'T HAVE ANY CONFIDENCE IN "THE ROMULAN"

And They Don't

Romney has now surpassed the record low for being unpopular as a presumed frontrunner in a Presidential Election Cycle.

The last "loser" was in 1984(?)...Fritz Mondale...a DEMOCRAT.

And we all know how that turned out....Hahah!

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

I truly think

that RP is wanting all his supporters to step up to the plate and nominate him .... cause a little ruckus is necessary - though he himself doesn't want to upset the apple cart - he knows that things can happen. And his supporters are just the people to do it. What is the story where they lifted up the curtain at one of these conventions to let more in? Was that with Goldwater? What was that story - I have it mixed up.

What the HELL??? I just got an email from Ron Paul saying...

...after his speech on Sunday (Aug 26th), he was going to go meet the incoming national (Paul) delegates and he asked us to be out in force to line the road with signs and help welcome them.

But if he's not interested in any kind of nomination then why the dog and pony show?

This whole thing is turning into a JOKE and I.m reconsidering going to Tampa.

I was going to arrange to go, but after reading this I doubt it.

Benton and the campaign strung me along all this time for THIS???

Very disappointing.

This movement is dying fast.

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

Thank you...

I am wondering the same.

The law cannot make a wicked person virtuous…God’s grace alone can accomplish such a thing.
Ron Paul - The Revolution

Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms. Ron Paul

I am thinking twice

I am thinking twice too....though I live relatively close to the event. The official Paul event is especially unappealing. Sure....I'd like to hear Aimie Allen, but listening to Rand talk up Romney would be worse than Chinese water torture. I may go to listen to Johnson who, despite his many flaws, is at least is willing to finght Romney and Obama full throttle.

Read the comments on this

Read the comments on this thread which have received over +20 upvotes and you will get the right message.

Do not get distracted. Forget what Benton is saying.

"Air is the very substance of our freedom, the substance of superhuman joy....aerial joy is freedom."--Gaston Bachelard--

I Think We Out To Nominate Jesse Benton!!

If can bulls#hit Valore into marrying him he can talk his way into the White House...

Big bullsh*iter!

Keeping Ron Paul Silenced Behind The Iron Curtain

. . .this election.

I've been watching youtubes from 2007. Ron Paul was very open and honest with all of us - as to what was happening and how the campaign was going.

That he would be so up front astounded the MSM - and was yet another reason so many became ardent supporters - honesty - openness. He didn't hold his cards to his chest - he showed them to us. When questions from us underlings arose, en masse, he would respond via a personal video. We were "in the loop".

This election? We have that talking head Benton speaking for him. Personally, I don't believe a word Jesse says. I wait to hear it from Ron Paul himself.

However, Ron Paul isn't saying anything, he's not being as forthright, at all. His son, Rand, is being foisted on us as the heir apparent. Rand is not RON PAUL - by any stretch of the imagination.

This newest drivel from Benton reminds me of an important part from BraveHeart - where the clans were so willing to "NEGOTIATE" for scraps from Longshank's table.

Ron Paul, through Benton's spewing, is made to look like one of the negotiators - like he is willing to grovel, bend and bow to get scraps from the RNC/Romney table. Scraps like getting his son into a position of power as a speaker at the Almighty RNC. That bears no resemblance to the Ron Paul I came to know in 2007.

When is Ron Paul going to come out from among that horde of greedy liars, thieves and power mongers to, once again, be up front with those of us who look to him for the truth? Why is everything so secretive this time around? Why are they keeping Ron Paul behind an iron curtain of silence with us? Campaign strategy? Bunk!

Ron Paul deserves prime time - center stage - nothing less. There shouldn't even be a question about it. He deserves to be honored for his great character - his adherence to high principles - his steadfastness to the oath he took to defend and protect our U.S. Constitution - the truth he speaks - his loyalty to the people of the U.S.A.

Anything less than that should be met with vehement cries of foul - so loudly and constant they have no choice but to yield to the Statesman, Ron Paul - and give him the position as a main speaker that he justly deserves.

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

I can think of a character from the Bible

who deserved a lot better than what he got. It took divine intervention to turn the situation around. Unfortunately the world just does not honor or acknowledge truly good men. Actually it actively seeks to destroy them every time.

"Old People Have A Duty To Die And Get Out Of The Way"

. . .so said Governor Lamm of Colorado back in 1984 (http://www.nytimes.com/1984/03/29/us/gov-lamm-asserts-elderl...).

At the beginnings of our country - the elder were revered, looked up to, respected - they were the seat of knowledge and wisdom. They were cherished for what they had learned in their many years.

Now the young, good looking upstarts - with no time and learning under their belts are hailed. They are empty suit sock puppets doing some corporations bidding. If they step out of line with these bankrollers - they are crushed.

What a horrendous mess we have made of this great nation in 200 years.

We have a true Statesman, Ron Paul - whose wisdom and knowledge can spin circles around Romney AND Obama combined. Yet he is disrespected and panned because he is older. Therefore he MUST be senile and should be relegated to a rocking chair at an old folks home, immediately.

Our superficial McWorld only wants to see the pretty people in their thousand dollar suits and slick hair prancing around on a stage - spewing vacuous drivel. Hey - they look good - never mind that everything coming out of their mouths are scripted lies.

The youth see Ron Paul's wisdom, honesty, integrity. His age seems to be a huge calling card with them. Maybe there is hope for the future of the USA, via the youth, who seem to have more sense than their parents.

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

Ron Paul cannot stop 5 states from nominating him

He can not accept it, once he is nominated, but he can't prevent the nomination.

I would suggest if Ron Paul does not want the nomination, nominate someone else that will.

Palin, Or some other Republican (rules state must be a Republican) or anybody else who isn't worried about the party.

How Do You All Feel About Ron Paul Telling Benton He Doesn't

want the nomination? Why doesn't Ron paul put out the mesage he doesn't want to be nominated?

What kind of gutless man has Ron Paul become?

I thought the idea was to go to the RNC and nominate him..

What are the delegates suppose to think when he puts out a statement like that?

Show some balls Ron! Why don't you tell us yourself. We don't want to hear anymore from "The idiot Son In Law" anymore!!

Ron Paul KNOWS what he is up against

Becoming a martyr, or being assassinated, isn't going to solve things. A civil war will be won by tptb.

Ron Paul's message is a guilding light. Ron Paul is not coward, nor is he a fool, he values his life.

Apparently some want a bloody REVOLUTION, and maybe that's what GJ is for? It's NOT what Ron Paul's rEVOLution was ever about. It was always about becoming the establishment you want to have.