Las Vegas Sun: "Paul backers give in, graciously"Submitted by primo1 on Sun, 09/07/2008 - 09:47
Washington — In the end, the revolution would be fought from within.
Nevada’s loyal supporters of one-time presidential hopeful Ron Paul, who pushed so hard for a seat at the table at the Republican National Convention, decided when their moment arrived last week to break bread rather than dishes.
On the third night of the convention, when the state Republican Party chairman stood in the hall and announced Nevada would be casting all of its 34 delegates for Sen. John McCain, it was because the Paul supporters made it so.
Paul delegate Chris Bunce said Friday they decided not to spoil the party. Bunce knew Republicans from Nevada, a swing state this election year, wanted desperately to present a unified front for McCain.
The Paul supporters had to decide — make a point or make peace?