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Media Finally Admits Ron Paul Can be Nominated, Benton Plays it Cute

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Finally acknowledging what Ron Paul supporters have been saying all along, that Paul has in fact qualified for the nomination, Tampa Bay Online, the online presence of the Tampa Tribune, has called a movement to nominate Ron Paul "Romney's greatest fear":

"Romney's greatest fear could be a movement to nominate Paul from the floor of the convention, which could happen if five state delegations line up behind him."

The possibility of nomination was previously widely reported in the media to have "ended" in Nebraska. Alternative media has hammered that this is incorrect. At least six states already lined up behind Paul, notwithstanding a court battle in Louisiana. A "plurality" in five states is necessary to qualify for nomination.

The Tampa Bay article ends by quoting campaign spokesman Jesse Benton, saying:

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

The politic language has intrigued many. Candidates often use such wording to deflect speculation without ending it. Paul has attracted the largest audiences of all the Republican candidates so far, and polls well against Obama whereas Romney suffers a deficit. In addition, allegations and statistical arguments for vote-flipping against Paul have been made. It is not clear that convention leaders can stop the nomination of Dr. Paul.


"Media Says Ron Paul Wins Six States, Qualifying for Nomination. Romney Breaks Rules to Deny Speaking Slot," Hubpages.com

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This may sound strange

but is it really up to Ron Paul? Couldn't his delegates push for his nomination in Tampa no matter what RP wants to do?

Exactly. With all due respect one of us WILL nominate

Dr. Paul to be the Republican nominee for the next President of the United States (wow that sounds good!)

The good doctor is free to decline the nomination. But nothing can stop us. We are free men.


A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.
-- Muhammad Ali

Read between the lines...

before you refuse to see the spaces therein...""Dr. Paul will not seek to be nominated from the floor,"...what if he sought to be nominated from afar, where "his" speech could be broadcast in all it's liberty and honesty...think and imagine all possibilities.

Father - Husband - Son - Spirit - Consciousness


Ron Paul can't seek nomination from the floor, as he will not be on the floor.

"seek" is the key word. Translation, I'm not going to walk

into the convention demanding what's mine like a bull in a china shop, because I am a gentleman. However, we do have a democratic process here and...excuse me, my family is here I have to go, no further comment (SMILE BIG AND WAVE..BYE NOW! MORE LATER!)

A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.
-- Muhammad Ali


...Can't stand it, I know ya planned it!.... Sorry I read your post whilst listening to the great Beastie Boys (as a side note, I would have never even given them the time of day if their name was Beast-E BoyZ- god I hate phonetic spellings in our present day culture) doing their song SABOTAGE!

NONVIOLENCE blended with the WILL of the RP delegation will make for a very monumental event, no?

Since when, Jesse Benton? Time to all see him as the liar he is

Once we all realize Jesse Benton is a troll designed to sabotage and misdirect, he will be gone from the campaign like that. His third mistake was saying delegates have no right to withdraw Romney.

The delegates need to toss Benton off for insulting people for not backing Romney. People don't have to back Romney and they won't.

Paul Revere

You know they have a song called "Paul Revere," too? Or I guess you call those songs...

Haha, I love the Beastie Boys, though. Proves white people can rap! ;)

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Of course!

I'm steeped in all of those old-timey Beastie Boys songs!

What 6 States Does Dr. Paul Have?

I know we have Iowa, Minnesota, Nevada (even though they're bound to Romney), Maine is being challenged and we lost Louisiana. So what other states does Ron Paul have?

read the article


Oregon fighting, LA not over, Colorado, Oklahoma, Alaska, Missouri disputed.


also go to real2012delegatecount.com

If the Tampa Tribune has been forced to report it you can bet something is up. As you know the media would rather not report anything about Ron Paul at all.

A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.
-- Muhammad Ali

We also have one other thing to contend with, on these polls....

If we reverse it, and the media is admitting we could reverse it, then if we don't stop the sails underneath the other guy we will see Ron Paul actually finish in third place.

Here's how that works:
At the convention we pull out all stops, tug the rope and nominate Paul. Paul accepts.

The establishment already figured it'd happen.
They don't care anymore, will send Obama on the attack and steal votes.

Meanwhile, the establishment is giddy because they have taken over the libertarian party while we took over GOP.

They now have nearly ALL the Republicans following Gary Johnson, ready to vote for him in all 50 states. Losing the libertarian party is to me more dangerous than losing of GOP.

Because Johnson's ads are so suave, 40% of the electorate has been deceived. They don't know about Johnson's support of the bank takeover, the takeover of Casinos, Federal Government grants and all the times Johnson has been in court for taxes based fraud.

Therefore, the establishment can push Gary Johnson everywhere as a *real* conservative....steal the spotlight from Ron Paul, and allow Johnson to finish either in first place or directly behind Obama.

Then, here comes round two:
Either Gary Johnson or Obama winds up President of the United States. As C.E.O they are now instructed to tell everyone we have a new Federal Reserve system, one based on collateral, much nicer, bla bla bla bla.(Insert drama of aliens land, everyone takes unlimited microchip cards & some other rope a dope so that they can keep the Federal Reserve running to do 'good things' & 1 world currency)

And Gary Johnson becomes the new face of your liberty movement.
Ron Paul is now marginalized because everyone thinks the Federal Reserve is over. They are not told that the taxes now continue.
(This could really happen, if people don't expose the truth..)

Suddenly no one recognizes the threat of the 666 SSN system, all the problems with unlimited credit or fraudulent money and traveling in outer space either.

Thwarting us, Federal Reserve disappears from the headlines..
Means we land right back at square one, knowing that we need to close down the Fed except millions have been put back to sleep.

We can make Tampa the same incident

when the revolutionaries dumped the tea as sign of defiance to the british,except peacefully, anything can happen there so we should direct our energy towards it

The Nebraska lie was the hail Mary to stop the freight train

and it seems to have failed. I noticed having a hard time finding it from a Big Three network news source and it occurred to me that it was so blatant, it could form the basis of a lawsuit against a station which leased the public airwaves. Under FCC rules there are minimal rules for due diligence, since airwaves legally belong to the public.

A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.
-- Muhammad Ali

Gary Johnson supports a 23% excise tax....

Get the picture?
That's a 20% increase for national sales tax.
Most Republicans are not even aware that he supports and voted for that to begin with, this is on a small scale.

Furthermore, what can any President do by executive order?

We know Gary Johnson will absolutely not end the Fed. He will allow it to morph and evolve into something else, support the global tax, takeovers etc and global corporations.

Lauding in the system of the anti-god christ...which you know that most people are going to believe is a good thing.

On the opposite angle, we know Ron Paul will end the Fed, throw Obama in jail for a few months and that's it. Some prosecution, fines & a totally new financial system as far as he'll make silver legal tender again. He will do it by passing several decrees for legalized competing currency: His first executive order would repeal all legal tender law.

Therefore we know ahead of time he will actually end the legal basis for a Federal Reserve. This is why he won't be allowed in the debates with Obama, that and "ending" their piggy bank won't generate profits for ex: healing technology companies. It will be kept as Johnson vs Obama, and for unknown reasons we will hear a plane crash.

They do not want to ever see Ron Paul up there debating Obama....something to ponder. We need to do something about it & push Johnson aside, because anything goes this election.

Tell the whole story, then compare with Mitt and Barack

"Johnson supports ending the federal personal and corporate income tax system and replacing it with the FairTax reform proposal, a national consumption tax on new goods and services.[7] He believes the FairTax would "reboot" the American economy without impacting those at or under the poverty level, who would not be subject to it.[7] He believes that abolishing the federal corporate income tax, which he says is the second highest in the world, would create tens of millions of jobs immediately.[7] Due to his stance on taxes, David Weigel described him as "the original Tea Party candidate".[13]


23% national sales tax while eliminating the IRS. (May 2012)
Get rid of income tax and capital-gains tax. (Feb 2012)
FairTax on all new goods & services, with prebates for poor. (Feb 2012)
FairTax would absolutely reboot the American economy. (Sep 2011)
Replace tax system with a FairTax. (Sep 2011)
Replace job-killing tax code with FairTax. (Sep 2011)
Reduce state personal income tax from 8.5% to 8%. (Jul 2011)
No national sales tax or VAT. (Feb 2000)


and finally...


The whole story

is GJ is every bit as much a CFR puppet as the obamney twins

Listen to what Ron Paul said...

He said Whether I will end the FED it doesn't matter, its going to implode anyway, it has no stability. the free markets, and all the money, and investments will need new room to breathe, its doomed to fail, just like the wars are, and the big bankers, it will implode, it was pre-ordained the day that the FED was created.


A means to an end.

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

This does matter, because Ron Paul can't end it

He can and will remove the legal basis for it existing, which as an indirect consequence will end the Federal Reserve.

He WILL repeal legal tender law, the sole source of it all.

The reason this is so important to distinguish, is because Gary Johnson will never repeal legal tender law. He will NOT end it, and has never had any intention of stopping the Federal Reserve.