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Second day of Republican convention to feature Ron Paul tribute
The Hill ^ | 08/24/2012 | Justin Sink

Posted on 08/24/2012 10:52:44 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

The second day of the Republican convention will feature a video tribute to Ron Paul, the Romney campaign announced Friday.

The film is one of many accommodations for the former Republican presidential hopeful and his network of supporters at the convention. Paul's son, freshman Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), will be speaking on Monday, and the Texas lawmaker himself is planning a day-long rally with supporters on the Sunday proceeding the convention.

"While they certainly disagree on many issues, they have always had, if you watch the debates, a lot of mutual respect between them. Congressman Paul's people came to us and said they'd like to do a small tribute to him, and we said absolutely," said Romney adviser Russ Schriefer during a conference call with reporters.

Paul spokesman Jesse Benton told The Washington Post earlier this week that the campaign has identified 373 delegates and alternates that will be at the convention in support of Paul — a sizable chunk of the 2,286 delegates in attendance. The Republican National Committee and Romney campaign have been working with Paul's supporters in recent weeks to put to bed anxieties that his supporters could attempt to disrupt the carefully scripted proceedings.

"We feel that we're in a good place," said Schriefer. "We know that not everybody is going to agree with us all of the time, but that we'll unite together."

Schriefer also denied that the roll-call vote that will officially nominate Romney had been moved to Monday afternoon out of concerns that Paul supporters could disrupt the tally. The Romney aide said that the schedule change was the byproduct of what could be a difficult transportation situation for delegates in Tampa, where hotels are scattered throughout a large region instead of concentrated in a single area.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 112th; 2012rncconvention; convention; randpaul; rnc; ronpaul; tribute

1 posted on 08/24/2012 10:52:50 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

You should always be nice to the person at work who you think might go postal some day. You don’t want to be on the list, or at least not at the top.


2 posted on 08/24/2012 10:58:51 AM PDT by Skulllspitter
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To: SeekAndFind

If Mittens wants to win it, this is smart. The Paul haters aren’t going to vote for Zero over this, and we need Paul’s bill to audit the Fed to remain out in plain sight.


3 posted on 08/24/2012 11:01:03 AM PDT by To-Whose-Benefit? (It is Error alone which needs the support of Government. The Truth can stand by itself.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Will they read from his racist nutty newsletters? Will they have some Truther loons giving testimonials? Will Mahmoud Ahmadinejad be there to thank him for the support?

At least Romney can thank him for helping for helping to undermine the conservatives in the primaries.


4 posted on 08/24/2012 11:03:04 AM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: SeekAndFind

Better than Jimmy Carter.


5 posted on 08/24/2012 11:03:10 AM PDT by bkepley
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To: SeekAndFind

Did Ron Paul die? How did I miss that?


6 posted on 08/24/2012 11:04:16 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: SeekAndFind

A tribute to Ron Paul is a tribute to cutting spending. I’m all for it. Hopefully Romney will at least do that when he becomes president. If he significantly cuts the size of government, it will be the best “conservative” thing he could do.


7 posted on 08/24/2012 11:04:30 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: SeekAndFind

Was this his payoff to Ron Paul to have a truce during the primary advertising season?


8 posted on 08/24/2012 11:04:44 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Only Obama put a dog on the roof of his mouth. Dogs are friends, not food.)
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To: All

Obama is the enemy, never forget it. As kooky as some of Ron Paul’s statements have been in the past, this is no time to fractionalize and fight. Maybe important alliances can be made. But Zero’s gotta go. Period.


9 posted on 08/24/2012 11:14:55 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: SpaceBar

Then the limited time of the convention needs to be focused on defeating Obama, not giving a tribute to a nutcase.


10 posted on 08/24/2012 11:24:21 AM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: SeekAndFind

When’s the Tea Party tribute scheduled?

Oh ...


11 posted on 08/24/2012 11:57:17 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Conservatism is not a matter of convenience.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Good move. I want Ron Paul to have a place at the table. Except when foreign affairs and the battle to save humanity from radical Muslims are discussed.


12 posted on 08/24/2012 11:58:48 AM PDT by doug from upland (Just in case, it has been reserved: www.TheBitchIsBack2012.com)
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To: a fool in paradise
Was this his payoff to Ron Paul to have a truce during the primary advertising season?

Great question!

It was so conspicuos that RP never went after Romney, but he went hard after everyone else.



13 posted on 08/24/2012 11:59:31 AM PDT by rdb3 (We need Ward Cleaver for President. We already have Eddie Haskell. (ATB))
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To: SeekAndFind

Ron Paul??

How about a Sarah Palin Tribute Day? That’d drive the left nuts instead of making them smirk.


14 posted on 08/24/2012 12:07:13 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Proud2BeRight

bump!


15 posted on 08/24/2012 12:08:19 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: SeekAndFind

Ron Paul for head of the fed in the Romney administration?


16 posted on 08/24/2012 12:09:53 PM PDT by 103198
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To: 103198

RE: Ron Paul for head of the fed in the Romney administration?

I was thinking of that myself.

FED Chairman: Ron Paul

Treasury Sec: Steve Forbes

Defense Sec: Col. Allen West

Sec. of State: John Bolton

Atty. General : Ken Cuccinelli

Homeland Security : Rudy Giuliani


17 posted on 08/24/2012 12:23:45 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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To: SeekAndFind

Good, he deserves it. Ron Paul serves 2 important functions:

1. He helps the GOP focus on fiscal responsibility. Because God knows this went out of the window with the Bush administration. He was for fiscal responsibility before it became cool and nobody rational can accuse him of socialist inclination.

2. He is a magnet for racists, anti-semites, anarchists, conspiracy loons, the-rest-of-the-world-does-not-exist isolationists, and violent anti-government nuts. Helps clear the filth out of the GOP.


18 posted on 08/24/2012 12:33:32 PM PDT by BurningOak (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2830849/reply?c=1)
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To: BurningOak
He is a magnet for racists, anti-semites, anarchists, conspiracy loons, the-rest-of-the-world-does-not-exist isolationists, and violent anti-government nuts.

....and Methodists.

19 posted on 08/24/2012 12:34:51 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator; BurningOak

...and young people.


20 posted on 08/24/2012 12:57:02 PM PDT by NeoCaveman ("If I had a son he'd look like B.O.'s lunch" - Rin Tin Tin)
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To: SeekAndFind

I do hope the tribute details of all his accomplishments during his 11 terms in the U.S. House of Representatives.

That should take all of 15 seconds.


21 posted on 08/24/2012 1:04:08 PM PDT by newgeezer (It is [the people's] right and duty to be at all times armed. --Thomas Jefferson)
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To: SeekAndFind

Did Ron Paul die or something? If not, I don’t see a logical reason for this.


22 posted on 08/24/2012 1:14:25 PM PDT by MEGoody (You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: newgeezer

I think Homeland Security still ought to fall under attorney general duties and make Rudy that - he’s got attorneyship background including being in the fed Gov under Ronald Reagan. We need to cut OUT as many federal depts thus cutting budgetary needs and corrupt fed employees. Top down a 25% fed cut in ALL depts, including the Pentagon...way too many lifers over there who have gotten lazy and liberal...I have a feeling Romney will have the cahoneys to do that with his Bain experience driving him.


23 posted on 08/24/2012 1:17:05 PM PDT by princess leah
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To: Colonel_Flagg
'When’s the Tea Party tribute scheduled? Oh ...'

RIGHT ....and in paticular where's the tribute to SARAH PALIN?....You know Governor Sarah Palin, who has singlehandedly sparked more interest and is responsible for drawing more republican votes than any of the yahoos....invited to this get together...When's the last time any one of them scheduled a speech and 40,000 voters showed up to hear it?.....wait wait wait is that crickets i hear?

http://www.politico.com/blogs/jonathanmartin/0908/Palin_draws_largest_crowd_yet_for_GOP_.html

WASILLA ALASKA'S SARAH LOUISE.... A PLACE WHERE BEAUTY MEETS BRAINS MEETS BRAVERY MEETS HONESTY MEETS FAITH AND ABILITY.... !


24 posted on 08/24/2012 1:21:01 PM PDT by jimsin (g)
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To: SeekAndFind

Very nicely done...


25 posted on 08/24/2012 1:50:31 PM PDT by 103198
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To: BurningOak

and people who who do more than just give lip service to liberty and the constitution.

Oh I could say so much more......


26 posted on 08/24/2012 1:57:10 PM PDT by free_life (If you ask Jesus to forgive you and to save you, He will.)
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To: 103198

RE: Very nicely done...

Feel free to add to the cast...


27 posted on 08/24/2012 2:13:33 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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To: SeekAndFind
OMB: Sarah Palin?
28 posted on 08/24/2012 2:39:45 PM PDT by 103198
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To: SeekAndFind

And the GOP has the audacity to throw a minor nutcase like Akin under the bus?


29 posted on 08/24/2012 3:25:57 PM PDT by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

LOL


30 posted on 08/24/2012 4:01:38 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

“Since its creation in 1913, the Federal Reserve (the FED) has presided over a 98% decline in the dollar’s purchasing power” ~ Ron Paul

“1913 wasn’t a very good year. 1913 gave us the income tax, the 16th amendment and the IRS” ~ Ron Paul


31 posted on 08/24/2012 10:38:39 PM PDT by BrianE ("Dead at 25 buried at 65 the average American" - Benjamin Franklin 1776)
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To: SeekAndFind

That’s BS. Let the guy speak. Also, Gingrich, Santorum, Perry...anybody who has at least one delegate.

Doesn’t matter, really,though. It’ll be raining.


32 posted on 08/25/2012 12:40:48 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard
A tribute to Ron Paul is a tribute to cutting spending.

When has Cut and Run ever cut spending? The ONLY thing he has EVER done is stuff as many bills with as many earmarks as possible.
33 posted on 08/25/2012 4:58:43 AM PDT by John D
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To: SeekAndFind

Honor a loose cannon like Paul but no tribute to Palin...


34 posted on 08/25/2012 11:40:36 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: MEGoody; newgeezer
Did Ron Paul die or something? If not, I don’t see a logical reason for this.

Nor me. The RNC has been awfully nice to Ron Paul since about April. Very accommodating, very polite.

Tea Party and socons and other conservatives? Get lost! See you at the polls -- be sure to vote for us, and stay the hell away from us with your cooties in the meantime!

Whereas a poll of Ron Paul supporters showed that a majority of them would not support the GOP nominee, if Paul were not that nominee. They split four ways, with "stay home" or "vote for Obama" being the leading claims on their voting fealty in November. That's as of about four months ago. A large plurality would actually vote Democratic.

35 posted on 08/25/2012 3:33:19 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: SpaceBar
Maybe important alliances can be made.

Funny you should mention that, because ZERO "alliances" have been offered Texas or Sarah Palin.

Want to re-think your appreciation of RiNO political strategery?

36 posted on 08/25/2012 3:35:51 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: BurningOak

That went out the window before George W.Bush was born.


37 posted on 08/25/2012 3:43:09 PM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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