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Ron Paul Will Not Seek To Be Nominated From The Floor, Because The DELEGATES Seek To Nominate Ron Paul From The Floor.

Jesse Benton's comment, "Dr. Paul will not seek to be nominated from the floor" has stirred a lot confusion among the DPers.

This is understandable, but at the same time EVERYBODY has to remember that the only important thing is to understand that it is the DELEGATES that seek to nominate Ron Paul from the floor.

It is not the job of Ron Paul, but of the delegates. Everything else is distraction. PERIOD!

This is well understood by the highest Up-Voted comments on this thread "Benton: ‘Dr. Paul will not seek to be nominated from the floor.’":

By youjustgotpauled +45 votes: http://www.dailypaul.com/comment/2665567

By Independent_Thought +42 votes: http://www.dailypaul.com/comment/2665257

By mk3suprafy +41 votes: http://www.dailypaul.com/comment/2665505

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Delegates' dilemma

Why in bloody hell, if you believe in anything but totalitarian oppression, would you not denounce the removal of language placed into the NDAA that would have excluded American citizens on American soil? Why mount attack after attack after attack (SOPA, PIPA, CISPA, ACTA, TPP, etc.) on the independence and freedom of the internet, unless you intend to control/spy on all communications, forever? Why would a serious opposition candidate for president never criticize nor even mention these outrageous violations of constitutional government?

Why would Romney's longest list of best principles and promises not mention constitutional rights nor the basic privacy of our homes? Anyone who thinks liberty and democracy can be achieved or served by institutionalizing tyranny is pathologically insane, and deserves neither a moment of our time, nor an iota of our respect nor a dime of our money.

This is the black hole of megalomania that is now swallowing our kids' and grandkids' futures. This is what the Republican party has become, without the liberty movement it is trying so hard to disenfranchise and jettison... trouble is, it might be about to dump its margin of victory, if any!

If Romney is not smart and confident enough to open the big-tent flap and make temporary peace with this rapidly growing, intelligent, dedicated cadre of freedom activists, then he does not deserve to win, and the GOP will be on its deathbed.

Personally, I believe the GOP has rendered itself unelectable until it addresses and exorcises its logical and moral inconsistencies and disowns its war crimes and war criminals (as well as banking crimes and criminals, a.k.a. demons), but I dont think “they” care, at all.

Before even being coronated Romney has proven to be such a horrid campaigner that the party, were it actually planning to win, would be so ready to dump him if there were any alternative. His real job is, probably, to stop Ron Paul, not to beat Obama.

Legally, there is no downside to voting your conscience rather than fulfilling the sanctimonious oath you may have taken to become a delegate, as revealed by RNC counsel in 2008 and illuminated by FOX19 truthteller Ben Swann, on YouTube and DailyPaul. There's no point, and certainly no fun, in not trying to do the right thing for your future, for liberty, and for America. I assure you, it will be more fun to be a changer of history than a victim of it.


"To the morally inverted, war appears as a quick, clear path to the top." -- Preston Parker

As a delegate

i go to Tampa. I vote RP first ballot. The Republican Party throws a fit. My state tries to slam me, put me in jail. Sooooooooooooo what.
I don't think our founding fathers cared what the British thought so I personally do not care what the Republican Party thinks. I love a good fight. It cleans out my pipes and dumps a truck load of stress. So for all of you Robme supporters, bring it on down to Tampa and see how far we the RP supporters back up.

Controversial Comment - Insert Head in Sand Now

Dr. Paul will not be the nominee. You are all focused on an enormous distraction (Election 2012) that is preventing you from tending far more urgent matters right now. I appreciate your tenacity, but it is over and has been for some time. The US Gov't. will not be fixed.

The system is keeping many patriots distracted by this circus. Prepare now!



We must BELIEVE and have FAITH! Nothing can be accomplished without that! Having faith does wonders!

I'm sure we've all heard those kinds of news stories of people being able to lift up cars in order to save their loved ones. That kind of thing defies all logic. Why would someone even bother to attempt to try to lift up a car? Impossible! Well...obviously not. These people must have BELIEVED they could do the impossible because there was NO WAY they were going to let their loved one die. And voila! They saved them.

We have to BELIEVE that we can do the impossible! That we can beat the odds! Faith is so key. We must think ONLY of a favorable outcome. The power of thought is remarkable. We must not let ourselves even THINK about the possibility of failure.

Whenever I waver in this, I picture RP v Obama on a debate stage. It's the most delightful and amusing thought! Gosh, what I would do to see that happen!! Then picture Romney v Obama on a debate stage. They agree on almost everything, what are they gonna debate about? You know, it almost seems like a possibility that Romney could end up endorsing Obama at some point, thus ending the 2 party system!

We'll get right on that

in 2 weeks.

Quote From Ron Paul

Quote From Ron Paul

I like Mitt Romney as a person. I think he’s a dignified person.'
'But I have no common ground on economics. He doesn’t worry about the Federal Reserve. He doesn’t worry about foreign policy. He doesn’t talk about civil liberties, so I would have a hard time to expect him to ever invite me to campaign with him.'

April 1, 2012, on CBS’s 'Face the Nation' about a possible Romney-Paul ticket.


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.


thanks for the email notice..

looks like we now have a Much Clearer idea of what will take place in Tampa. This is gonna be HUGE !

The Real Ron Paul Without Commentary From Jesse Benton:

The Real Ron Paul Without Commentary From Jesse Benton:

'You don’t quit because you happen to be behind. You want to see how you do. And who knows? Maybe somebody will stumble.'

April 23, 2012, in an interview with CNBC’s 'Squawk Box.'

That was an intelligent and realistic statement

On April 23 when hundreds of delegates had not yet been chosen - he would not be making that sort of statement today - 3 months later after all delegates have now been chosen.


Sorry, this got pushed down, but it's too important so posting again:

Ron Paul did not elect you to your delegate position.

State delegates did.

Presumably, in most cases, they elected you to that position with an understanding that you would be nominating and voting for Ron Paul.

You must do your job. If you do not, then you're just another slimey politician who ran for your position to do one thing and then do another.

While we may be Ron Paul supporters and he is our political guiding light, HE DID NOT ELECT YOU TO YOUR POSITION.


That's the definition of "delegate". They DELEGATED their power to you. You must fulfill your promise to those who elected you.

That means you will be PRESENT at the convention 100% of the time. You will do everything in your power to NOMINATE and VOTE FOR Ron Paul.

The campaign didn't elect you, Ron Paul didn't elect you, your state's campaign coordinator didn't elect you, STATE DELEGATES DID. And they are counting on you!

This is were you are wrong

A lot of delegates like myself did not get elected to vote for Ron Paul. But we are RP supporters. If we had let the cat out of the bag we would not be going to Tampa. People have to realize that there are delegates out there who are RP supporters and no one knows it. Most of us will not say one word until after we receive our credentials in Tampa. If more delegates had done this we would be in much better shape now. You have to beat them at their own game and a lot of stealth delegates have done that. So watch Tampa when we finally come out of the wood work.

Well its not over till its

Well its not over till its over, Paulfest here we COME!!!

Dont let me down americans!!

Wait don't change the name to The Daily Delusion

how about the Daily Onion
Some of this Ron Paul will win the nomination HAS to be satire.
Its too funny

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It's Unbelievable Actually

The most common sentiment expressed in here is the belief that if Ron Paul gave a speech in Tampa that all the delegates and party functionaries as well as the great mass of the viewing American public would be utterly awed and overwhelmed. These star-stuck delegates would then switch their votes from Mitt Romney to Ron Paul and the millions viewing on tv would break down in joy and tears at their coming salvation. Barack Obama would then be so intimidated by the contest with Ron Paul that he would become tongue-tied and utterly incapable of campaigning.

Next January, Ron Paul would end all need for US military involvement anywhere, cut the budget without pain or economic disruption, take us back to the gold standard and turn back 150 years of federal government growth dating back to the Civil War - and he would do this without any organizational support in Congress and prior to appointment of any Supreme Court justices.

The Daily Paul is an insane asylum - I liked Ron Paul and I voted for him in my primary but that was before I knew how dangerously delusional his most radical supporters were - they are intolerant of any disagreement and willing to lie, cheat and steal to achieve their objectives - they are a threat to whatever decent remains in our country.

What is unbelievable is

that anyone would think a Romney (aka Goldman Sachs et al) versus Obama (aka Goldman Sachs et al) Election should even be called an Election.



Finally, someone thinking rationally

Thank you for your pointed remarks.

I disagree that the RP hangers-on are dangerous or a threat to the country. Maybe you could elaborate on that last part.

It has become a cult

Masquerading as a political movement. What I find dangerous about them is their utter certainty that they and only they are right on every single issue and that anyone who disagrees with them is a stupid sheep unable to think for him or herself. Well there are many intelligent and good-intentioned Americans who do not agree with the policies of Ron Paul. But the Paulbots treat all others with contempt.

This particular primary season is very indicative of what is dangerous about the RP movement. RP loses primaries then it is due to vote fraud because otherwise he would have won by huge majorities. He wins delegates at caucases and conventions in excess of his popular support because his supporters are so energized. That is of itself not a bad thing but they push hard in doing this - when the other side pushes back they scream foul - makes it seem as if the Louisiana republican convention was equivalent to the Boston Massacre. They have no compunction on employing every ploy and strategy to win - to them the end matters and the means are irrelevant.

Ron Paul himself is hardly a threat to freedom - he is a vocal and consistent advocate for personal freedom. But personal freedom depends upon a sense of tolerance in the country - the RP radicals are anything but tolerant.

Keep pointing fingers

obvious troll is obvious

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

What are you?

You have negative, derogatory names for all those that think differently than you - then what are you? The purveyor of light in a dark world? The only source of truth and wisdom? I don't think so - you are a very small human being whose whole world is coming to an end because your cult is not going to take over the world.

Yes Ron Paul will fly into the convention

riding shotgun in Ben Bernanke's helicopter.

He will land on a special platform center stage and the RNC chairman will hold a voice vote:


The Crowd of delegates roars AYE unanimously.

Raw milk is handed out to the jubilant delegates who chant "President Paul President Paul and End the Fed End the Fed" for a half hour.

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This site should change its name to the Daily Delusion

Yes of course its not over for Ron Paul 2012
The Germans have'nt yet even thought about bombing Pearl Harbor

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A self defeating campaign from beginning to end

Here's where he takes it up the butt with a respectful smile. What was he working for if not to get nominated? Americans have nobody on their side.

"The delegates did it."

"The delegates did it."

Never be afraid to ask simple questions.

Sucks to see so many lose

Sucks to see so many lose heart over the words of a guy we'd already disregarded. I know repeating a statement weakens the point, but I'll add my thoughts to this.. hopefully someone will listen.

Dr. Paul has had to jump through hoops at every turn. It wouldn't surprise me in the least, in fact I'd EXPECT it, if he had to make a concession to the RNC boys, something along the lines of "Okay, give me a prime time speaking slot and allow my message to reach the platform, and I'll back off."

So politically he's playing nice and making it appear as though he'll go to the RNC with a nice speech, and allow Romney his coronation. But the ace up his sleeve is that he knows, regardless of whether he personally tries for it or not, the delegates are going to do what they came to Tampa to do. Romney's delegates are the trust-fund brigade looking forward to the sunshine - Paul's delegates are scrimping and saving to make a difference in the country. Romney's final nightmare is that outside of Ron Paul's control, the delegates will finish the job he started. Hence the situations in Louisiana, Oregon etc.

If he made a concession to the RNC to get his speaking slot, he won't be breaking the deal if the delegates act in spite of him, which is what he's raised them to do. At the end of it all, he'll just smile, shrug, and say "Well guys, the delegates have spoken."

Look, everyone has the right to say what they think.. but in less than two weeks we'll know, rather than be speculating. If you've come this far, keeping the faith for another fortnight isn't going to hurt. What really worries me is that the common-place fracturing that's happening here now, as it did with Rand, will dishearten the delegates who have a job to do in Tampa.

New Zealand is behind every one of you, so is the world. Peace.


I'm voting Ron Paul in November. I'll wear my shirts. I'll keep my signs out. I'll even wear my "I <3 Ron Paul" bracelet long after the campaign ends. He's the only man worthy of being called Mr. President. rEVOLution 2012


If the GOP alienates passionate conservatives like us, then they win. Don't let the GOP win so easily.

In a couple weeks, if Romney is the nominee, do the research on write-ins. You will probably realize your vote will be more effectively used for 3rd-party candidates.

Excellent CLOSE!

"so is the world!"

For the cause of ... STOP using our military might and intelligence departments to kill innocent people the world over(including us!!!), STOP bankrupting them, STOP destroying our work ethic at every turn, and STOP looting their countries because it is totally un-American to do so per our FOUNDING principles and morality ... PLEASE delegates ... nominate Ron Paul!

How about its a good thing that some people

understand reality?

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