Comment: Ron Paul to blow off Paul Festival for GOP delegates rally

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Ron Paul to blow off Paul Festival for GOP delegates rally

by Mark Wachtler, Independent Examiner

"July 7, 2012. Tampa. On August 26, 2012, the city of Tampa, Florida will simultaneously host two separate Ron Paul rallies. One will be a three-day music and political festival organized by Ron Paul supporters with plenty of organized activities for the whole family. The other event…will have Ron Paul. In a surprising announcement, the popular Republican Presidential candidate made it clear he would not be speaking at Paul Festival, leaving his die-hard supporters feeling betrayed for the second time in as many months.

For quite a while, Ron Paul’s now legendary supporters have been planning a ‘thank you’ rally for their beloved Presidential candidate Ron Paul. With a line-up of speakers that promises to be thee political rally of the summer, Paul Festival as they’ve called it, will only be missing one thing – the guest of honor himself, Ron Paul.

Ron Paul announcement

In an email to supporters yesterday, the Texas Congressman made it abundantly clear that he was holding his own political rally on the same exact day as Paul Festival, in the same exact city – Tampa.

Both events are timed to coincide with the start of the Republican National Convention being held in the same city. The candidate also makes it clear that he will not be joining the long list of speakers at Paul Fest and insists, “This event on Sunday, August 26th, at the University of South Florida’s Sun Dome, will be the ONLY pre-Convention event at which I’ll be speaking, so I hope to see you’ll be able to make it.” Ron Paul doesn’t say if he will make any sort of personal appearance at Paul Festival, only that he will not be speaking there."