GOP Convention Recap; What Will Ron Paul Say on Leno Show?Submitted by DeMolay on Mon, 09/03/2012 - 09:59
In the wake of his “rude” treatment at the Republican National Convention last week in Tampa, several Internet sites are repeating rumors that Ron Paul (R-Texas) will announce a third-party run for the White House.
Adding fuel to this fire is Dr. Paul’s scheduled appearance Tuesday night on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. A representative from the Tonight Show told The New American that it was not their policy to predict or publicize a guest’s purpose for going on the show.
Although during the primaries he repeatedly denied an intent to mount a third-party campaign, Dr. Paul may have reconsidered given the Republican National Committee’s hijacking of the Republican Party at the convention.
The affronts to the Paul campaign specifically and to the electoral process in general were many.
First, the RNC denied credential to ten Ron Paul delegates from Maine, robbing Paul of a majority of that state’s delegation. One disgusted Maine delegate described this decision as a “huge slap in the face.”
Next, as the Convention Rules Committee met August 28, the Romney campaign lawyer, Ben Ginsberg, showed up and pressured members to accept radical changes to the party’s rules governing the binding of delegates and the way rules are to be revised in the future.