Pat Buchanan played Ron Paul-like role at '96 conventionSubmitted by stu2002 on Thu, 08/23/2012 - 23:15
A major Republican presidential candidate hasn’t endorsed the presumptive nominee and isn’t speaking at the convention. Instead he is headlining his own separate rally nearby.
That describes Ron Paul this year, but it was also true of Pat Buchanan in 1996. Buchanan had received 3 million votes and amassed over 200 delegates in the primaries, finishing second behind nominee Bob Dole. But he wasn’t invited to address the Republican National Convention because of the controversy surrounding his “culture war” speech four years before.