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Why the GOP Is Scared of Ron Paul and 4 Reasons He Might Still Get the 2012 Republican Nomination
Why would the GOP be scared of Ron Paul but end up nominating him?
Romney and the GOP have demonstrated both poor judgment and poor sportsmanship that might cost them by damaging Romney’s electability among the Ron Paul supporters thus leading to a splitting of votes, which in turn, could cost the GOP the entire election.
Dr. Ron Paul is still in the race for president and is a strong contender for the 2012 GOP nomination.
To be on the GOP ballot Aug. 27, 2012 in Tampa and get a 15-minute speaking slot, a candidate must have won the plurality (majority) of delegates in at least 5 states.
Well, Ron Paul did win the plurality of delegates in 5 states, enough to be eligible for the nomination and a 15-minute speaking slot at the GOP convention. The states he won are Louisiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Maine and Nevada. Then Ron Paul went on to win the plurality in Massachusetts, Romney’s home state and half the delegates in Oregon. Dr. Ron Paul also has around 500 delegates who support him. The exact number of delegates that Romney and Paul have is still a mystery but should be clarified at the convention.
So… Ron Paul won his 5-plus states, he’s on the ballot and writing his speech, right? Not exactly.
“Those of us who really yearn for a return to first principles, the natural law, the Constitution, a government that only has powers that we have consented it may have… are frustrated by the choice between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney,” says Judge Andrew Napolitano, author of the upcoming book “Theodore and Woodrow: How Two American Presidents Destroyed Your Constitutional Freedoms,” Fox Business contributor, and former host of “Freedom Watch.”
Reason Magazine’s Matt Welch sat down with Napolitano at FreedomFest 2012 and discussed the ramifications of the Supreme Court’s ruling on the individual mandate and whether or not there’s a substantive difference between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney from a libertarian perspective.
Held each July in Las Vegas, FreedomFest is attended by around 2,000 limited-government enthusiasts and libertarians a year. ReasonTV spoke with over two dozen speakers and attendees and will be releasing interviews over the coming weeks. For an ever-growing playlist, go here now:
By: Brian Cole
The Republican National Convention, which is scheduled to last from 27 to 30 August here in Tampa Bay, is expected to draw thousands of visitors into the area. By Friday, 10 August, the Republican National Committee had released the majority of the names of the individuals which had received invitations to speak at the upcoming Republican National Convention. Some of these names include in Thursday’s edition of TBO.com include former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, Current Florida Governor Rick Scott, and Current Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi.
Admittedly, the Republican National Committee claims there are a still few speaking slots, including that of the “Keynote Speaker of the Convention” have yet to be filled, and therefore the selection process has not been completed. However, there is one blatant and inexplicable omission from this list of chosen Republican speakers that could cost the GOP millions of votes in November: Republican Presidential Candidate Ron Paul.
According to the rules set forth at the Republican National Convention in 2008, Ron has met the requirements for receiving a fifteen minute speaking slot. However, to this point, the Republican National Committee has chosen to remain silent on this issue. For a list of the speakers that have been invited to the event within the last few days, including many that did not meet the stringent qualifications set forth by the committee, please read this article from TBO.com.
Mandated requirements to secure a speaking slot at the RNC
According to the rules created and adopted by the Republican National Committee, a candidate for President only needs to have received a plurality, not a majority, of the assigned delegates in just five of the fifty states. At the time of publishing this article, Ron Paul had earned the plurality of the delegates in Iowa, Minnesota, Maine, Louisiana, and Nevada, which gives Paul the necessary five states. Paul may have also received a plurality of the delegates in Massachusetts and Colorado, which would bring the number of states to seven. This can be found in the transcripts of one of Ben Swann’s Reality Check segments from July.
By Lori Stacey
It would be quite a brilliant political move if Ron Paul decided to announce a VP choice in the coming days. He could finally steal some huge headlines, especially if he beat Mitt Romney to the punch. It would also remind and inform voters on the fact that Ron Paul actually never suspended his campaign and does qualify to have his name entered into nomination at the Republican National Convention.
There are intense legal battles going on in all or most of the states that Ron Paul has or had a plurality in until recently. Even his strong delegation in Maine is now hanging in the balance as to whether they will be able to be seated at the convention. Considering this state was so boldly wrought with fraud and the state party never finished counting the votes of the caucus and never announced the real winner, it is just a complete additional slap in the face to try to also steal his majority of delegates that were won fair and square at their state convention.
Mitt Romney was greeted by Polish supporters of Texas Rep. Ron Paul as his motorcade passed through Gdansk on Monday. Volunteers from the Romney campaign struggled in vain to use umbrellas to block a large Ron Paul banner from sight, Bonney Kapp of CBS News reports.
The Paul supporters’ sign read, “Polish Choice – Ron Paul Kongres Nowej Prawicy.” Kongres Nowej Prawicy stands for “Congress of the New Right” and is the name of a libertarian-conservative Polish political party founded last year.
A July 28 posting on the party’s website called for displaying a banner in support of Ron Paul during Romney’s visit. The post explains that the party believes Paul would be a better choice for the GOP.
Letter from Former Maine State Director for Ron Paul Campaign
Dear Maine Ron Paul Community,
As you may have heard today, Jan Staples—the Maine Republican National Committeewoman who was defeated for re-election at the 2012 Maine Republican Convention—is striking back.
After her loss at the Maine Republican Convention last May, Jan Staples (along with Peter Cianchette, Chairman of the Maine Mitt Romney Campaign), is now spearheading an effort to unseat the National Delegates who were rightfully elected at that convention. These National Delegates were voted on and properly elected by a majority of the State Republican Delegation. Now, Jan Staples is attempting to undo the democratic process we all participated in during last May’s Convention.
Jan Staples’ attack on the Maine Delegation comes just as we are preparing to fly down to Tampa to represent Maine in less than one month. With hotels booked and flights paid for, this attack hits the 40 elected Ron Paul Delegates and Alternates who have scrimped and saved since May in order to fulfill their elected responsibility of representing Maine in Tampa.
Jan Staples often speaks highly about the need for unity in the Maine Republican Party. Her actions, however, work to fracture and divide us by alienating those Republicans with whom she disagrees.
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By: Mason Buran
The Republican National Convention is quickly approaching (August 26th). For over the past year, avid Ron Paul supporters have won delegate spots in various state conventions across the country. Through this hard-work, Ron Paul will officially be allowed to be nominated for the nominee of the Republican Party.
But true Ron Paul supporters will never back Romney. Personally, I despise what is happening, and have for some time. Should Obama be re-elected and continue the transformation of the U.S. into another failing socialist run empire, I will place all the blame on the GOP, that group that cares more abut agendas and saving face than saving our country, this next 4 years. Remember, both of these sock puppets are owned by the owners of Goldman Sachs, the Federal Reserve and the rest of the power monopoly.
Published on Jun 30, 2012 by JeremyRichterFilm
“Elektable” is a short fictional film about Ron Paul and the amazing political revolution he has inspired. The movie explores truth in the media and how it secretly holds a deep affection for Dr. Paul.
This film features copyrighted content. Feel free to share this official version far and wide but please do not re-edit this film and share online.
On a more serious note, Ron Paul still has a chance to win the GOP nomination. This will only happen if a majority of Americans realize that he is the true champion of the people. No amount of money and blatant blackouts can deny Dr. Paul the nomination if enough people get behind him and his message.
The film was written and directed by Jeremy Richter, a filmmaker from Chicago. Mr. Richter has worked on hundreds of TV commercials, brand films and corporate videos. In 2008, he served as Writer/Director for the full length feature film “Discovering Deerpath” (Rated “G”, 124 minutes, with Bill Kurtis). Mr. Richter has worked directly with a range of celebrities, including Anchorman 1 & 2 star Bill Kurtis, hip hop artist Ludacris, Apollo 8 & 13 Astronaut Jim Lovell, golf Legend Arnold Palmer and World War II icon Greeley Wells (who brought the stars and stripes onto Iwo Jima).