RJC has a positive take on Ron Paul’s convention footprintSubmitted by DeMolay on Fri, 08/24/2012 - 14:28
The National Jewish Democratic Council is bashing the GOP for including a video tribute to Rep. Ron Paul at its convention in light of his views on Israel. But the Republican Jewish Coaltion is putting a more positive spin on the issue of Paul's footprint at the convention.
Talking Points Memo, in an article looking at potential fallout from Israel supporters regarding the video tribute, reports:
The Republican Jewish Coalition barred Paul from a candidate forum last year, citing his “misguided and extreme views.” But the RJC seemed reluctant to even acknowledge Paul’s inclusion.
“We are pleased that Ron Paul was denied any formal speaking role at the convention and that the RNC has worked so that his name will not even be put in nomination,” RJC executive director Matt Brooks told TPM in a statement. “This reflects the broad consensus that Ron Paul and his views are outside of the mainstream of the Republican Party.”