Skip to comments.Second day of Republican convention to feature Ron Paul tribute
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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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.
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.
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.
Better than Jimmy Carter.
Did Ron Paul die? How did I miss that?
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.
Was this his payoff to Ron Paul to have a truce during the primary advertising season?
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.
Then the limited time of the convention needs to be focused on defeating Obama, not giving a tribute to a nutcase.
When’s the Tea Party tribute scheduled?
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.
It was so conspicuos that RP never went after Romney, but he went hard after everyone else.
How about a Sarah Palin Tribute Day? That’d drive the left nuts instead of making them smirk.
Ron Paul for head of the fed in the Romney administration?
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
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.
...and young people.
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.
Did Ron Paul die or something? If not, I don’t see a logical reason for this.
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.
Very nicely done...
and people who who do more than just give lip service to liberty and the constitution.
Oh I could say so much more......
RE: Very nicely done...
Feel free to add to the cast...
And the GOP has the audacity to throw a minor nutcase like Akin under the bus?
“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
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.
Honor a loose cannon like Paul but no tribute to Palin...
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.
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?
That went out the window before George W.Bush was born.