Skip to comments.Ron Paul Supporters Boo Romney Son Off Stage at Ariz. GOP Convention
Posted on 05/13/2012 12:29:21 PM PDT by Pinkbell
Supporters of Texas Rep. Ron Paul booed one of Mitt Romneys adult sons off the stage Saturday at the Arizona Republican Party convention as he tried to consolidate support for his father.
Josh Romneys speech to state GOP members was cut short by jeers from Paul backers at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, the Arizona Republic reported.
The states convention was to elect delegates for the national convention in August, where the former Massachusetts governor is expected to wrap up the nomination to take on President Barack Obama.
We cannot afford four more years of President Obama, said Josh Romney, the third of Mitt Romneys five sons. We need someone to step in there and turn things around.
Ron Paul supporters at the Arizona GOP convention. (Image source: Arizona Republic)
But Josh had to stop repeatedly as people booed and yelled for Paul, who has continued campaigning in the Republican primary. All other challengers, including Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich, have dropped out of the race, and Romney has a commanding lead over Paul in the estimated delegate count.
But Paul supporters have begun flooding state conventions, recently winning control of delegate majorities in Nevada and Maine.
Josh Romney tried to pacify the crowd by taking a moment to recognize his fathers former rivals. It appeared to have little effect: Telling delegates to vote for his dad as he finished up, the crowd exploded with competing boos and cheers, cutting him short.
According to the Republic, some attendees said they heard Paul supporters chanting outside that Mitt Romney was the white Obama.
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..and people wonder why few can stomach any of paul’s little band of short-bus window-lickers around.
Damn fools. The choice is clear: the Mormon or the Marxist. I’ll take the Morman, thank you.
Ronpaul cultists, classy as ever.
Romney should pull out and save America.
Hear! Hear! Freedom of speech. Let it be!
That’s unfortunate. Not allowing someone to speak is a leftist tactic.
Mark Levin was saying how rude the Ron Paul supporters are, and even invade his Facebook page, and are the worst posters.
Demanding conservatives BOW to Bishop Romney
is a Romney tactic.
ROMNEY IS NOT THE CANDIDATE.
Say that again.
ROMNEY IS NOT THE CANDIDATE.
what’s sickening is that there is more energy and activity from the paulistas than the movement conservatives (who do not even have a candidate left to compete in these grassroots events).
If Romney is not the candidate...who is? We have examined the history of Romney and his flip flopping endlessly. Sadly he is the only one with a chance at stopping Obama. Which candidate do you see as the one who can stop Obama?
I didn’t demand anything and despite your CAPS shouting he is the nominee. Deal with it.
Mitt Romney sucks.
This is like a fist fight between Nazis and Communists - I’m not sure who to root for....
Our local Ron Paul supporters all act like they’ve been off their meds.Stupid and crazy is a bad combination.
Ron Paul: yes on drugs, yes on whores, no on free speech.
It is sad that a guy who has as many good ideas as Ron Paul is supported by a bunch of people who apparently had their political apprenticeships at the knees of Saul Alinsky. True liberterians believe in the free exchange of ideas. These Paul supporters are just fascists playing at libertarianism.
OWS by another name. . .same unwashed and rude morons.
Does Paul ever have rallies of his own, or do his supporters just go and disrupt other people’s? (I have been to several...and it’s a pattern)
Backstabber Romney is NOT the GOP or Libertarian
Romney is the nominee of the GOPe, the DNC,
the Mormons, and the Soros contingent.
Probably the International Legion of Backstabbers, too.
What is sickening to me is the majority of these posters tut-tutting and expressing their disdain for the verbal raucousness of the anti-Romney people at the convention, have no idea what wimps they would be in the eyes of their forbears from the 1700s.
Even the lack of decorum described in the article about the convention in Arizona is relatively mild. My great-great-great-great-great grandfather was throwing rotten eggs and tomatoes at the establishment hacks in town-hall meetings, and his sons were shooting bullets at Loyalists shortly thereafter. The Loyalists later became some of Canada’s finest citizens.
One of the few times I 100% support the Paulbots. Go put on a uniform, Joshie. Working for your deceitful daddy ain’t the same as military service.
Acting like democrats.
But maybe its not an act.
I don’t prefer Romney to Paul, I don’t want either one of them. Romney doesn’t have the delegates and I’ll do whatever I have to do when one of them gets a lock on the 1144 delegates, the NRC is counting delegates for Romney he doesn’t have.
Sadly, I simply can’t pull that lever for Romney. I will be voting for Ron Paul instead—who has zero chance of winning.
What we must do is try to put true conservatives in the House and Senate, hopefully to give whichever guy is the next president far less power.
these paul supporters are going to hurt paul, no one else
I have enough on my plate trying to swallow that a two faced socialist b*st*rd is the last faint hope remaining for excising the marxist malignancy from the White House.
It’s like exchanging colon cancer for prostate cancer.
This is going to be four dark years no matter what comes. I have no patience left for dealing with the likes of Paulestinian Stupicide Bombers
Typical Ron Paul behavior.
Remember when in the debates the candidates (in two different debates) were asked to state what they liked or admired about one of the other candidates?
Ron Paul was the one who couldn’t think of anything. Now that’s a low-class act.
I am so sick of Ron Paul supporters. !!!!!!!
During the 2000 election fiasco, a bunch of us from this very forum drowned out Jesse Jackson, to the point where he was forced to be escorted our of his race-pimp rally without having the chance to utter a single word.
It was GREAT.
I am so sick of Ron Paul supporters. !!!!!!!
No candidates supporters are more obnoxious than many of the Romney supporters.
Voting for the lesser of two evils is what has gotten us to this point.
Nah, the fool is the one who picks the Morman simply because he’s not Obama.
Whatever one thinks of Mitt, this didn’t have any class.
It’s a larger issue, as anyone who gave thought to it would know. It will always, always be a choice between sinners, usually two of them for all intents and purposes. (When the government is on Jesus Christ’s shoulders, it won’t be by a popular vote.) Why have the parties served us up such abysmal candidates, and the better third parties able to drum up so little support that they can’t even equal the size of the vote for a stinky Barack Obama, is an equally valid question.
Ron Paul nuts are a class unto themselves. They have been this way for years. There are other sites I have frequented in the past, and they would disrupt everything, especially online polls.
The only good thing that will result from this campaign (other than Obama being defeated) is that this will likely be the last we see of the Paultards. They’ll crawl back into their bunkers and hovels.
I so look forward to that day.
In all fairness, the Paul backers were behaving themselves for the most part, and they were clearly the majority in the room, until Josh Romney lit a fire under them.
To explain why this annoyed them so much, is because they had put in the work at the ground level, as they have in several states, to insure that, no matter the popular vote in those states, the delegates actually sent to the convention are Paul supporters. This is not underhanded or cheating in any way, just that they took the time to learn the rules in each state, so as to maximize their effect at the convention, no matter who they are supposed to support on the first ballot.
But this meant that at this meeting, there were two different slates of delegate candidates. Those who are supporters of Romney, many of whom didn’t even bother to attend, and were just filling the role of “somebody” who would go to the convention if they were chosen, to cast a “whatever” ballot for Romney; and dedicated and determined Paul supporters. People who care and have worked hard.
And Josh Romney then told this room full of Paul supporters that, “for party unity”, they should elect a slate of Romney supporters instead of going to the convention themselves.
This is little more than the sneering contempt that the onerous Mitt Romney has shown for both Paul supporters *and* conservatives and their ideas, from the very start.
“I don’t like you, and I don’t need you. You are unimportant to me, but you *have* to vote for me because I am the chosen one, and if you don’t, Obama will be reelected.”
To hell with that a-hole. While I do not personally support Ron Paul, though I like a lot of his ideas that overlap with conservative ideas, that only he has the chutzpah to say; I think that conservatives will owe him a GIANT favor if his people can block the onerous Romney from getting the nomination, so that a conservative can.
And that’s important, because by themselves, Paul’s supporters can’t get him the nomination. But just about *any* conservative would be a better nominee and president.
This is really about saving our country. If Ron Paul’s people can help conservatives do that, then they are our brothers.
Ron Paul was the one who couldnt think of anything. Now thats a low-class act.
I'd probably be in mostly the same position. There's nothing I like about Romney.
I thought Paul was in Romney’s pocket? ...Wait,every single candidate was in Romney’s pocket at some point in race.
Then let the majority of the primary voters who voted for him do what?
Oh, I got it, you want a "do over"!
I think I'll just start referring to "Marxist Mormon Mittbots" ~ sounds quite alliterative.
This is really about saving our country. If Ron Pauls people can help conservatives do that, then they are our brothers.
I would never talk bad about Paul ever again!
I didn’t see that with the Cain supporters, but as a Santorum supporter, Newt people showed up in every single thread to trash Santorum and even make comments about his supporters. They continued to do this even when Newt was splitting the votes and Santorum was the only candidate who had even a chance at stopping Romney.
The theatre between these two is on the side of Romney,
of course, hands down.
The actual record between these two is on the side of Paul, in spades, hands down.
So, which matters? The theatre, or the record?
USPS has an employee merit evaluation for non-bargaining unit management and staff folks every year. A percentage of your pay will depend on how you have performed (or kissed butt) in the previous year, and whether or not the boss' boss likes you.
So, it's really important.
There's a self evaluation block. You can check off OUTSTANDNG, SUPERIOR, AVERAGE, BELOW AVERAGE, POOR ~ that's what YOU AS an employee can check off to provide a summary categorization of your performance.
IF you check Average, and your boss thinks you were Outstanding, the management rule is that you cannot get a higher evaluation than the one you picked for yourself.
When this system was first imposed lots of folks thought you could curry favor with the boss by selecting Superior rather than Outstanding. Boy were they fooled.
I never checked anything less than OUTSTANDING. This paid off big time during a two year period when I ended up without a BOSS in the chain of command, so E&LR (personnel) processed my annual merit evaluation with only my own Superior rating!
Paul, as a candidate, is certainly allowed to rate himself Superior and the others as Poor. Why would it be any other way than that?
Here is my question.....just exactly who would serve in a Paul Cabinet?