Ron Paul supporters get testy at convention

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  1. Mighty Mom profile image77
    Mighty Momposted 11 years ago

    It's been awhile since anyone has mentioned Ron Paul here.
    Evan G. Rogers, the biggest RP proponent, has been MIA.
    Good to see someone raising a ruckus!
    Your thoughts?

    Excerpted from article entitled "Romney Clinches Republican Nomination"
    (Hooray. We no longer have to refer to him as the "presumptive nominee"). … ml?hpid=z1

    ...But the usual happy choreography of a convention roll-call came on a day of headaches for GOP bosses. Unhappy supporters of Texas Rep. Ron Paul, another presidential candidate, booed and chanted as the party adopted rules that could weaken their power in future elections. During the roll call, Ron Paul supporters from Nevada gave their five delegates to Romney with obvious reluctance.

    When those rules were put to the convention for a vote, Paul supporters shouted “No,” and “Seat Maine now!” They shouted down one speaker, and forced Republican party chairman Reince Priebus to wield his gavel and demand order.

    1. Evan G Rogers profile image60
      Evan G Rogersposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      When the Republicans lose in November on a scale unlike anything seen before, they will have only themselves to blame as the millions of Ron Paul supporters cast their votes elsewhere.

      The Republicans have proven themselves to be NOTHING more than a party of establishment "don't rock the boat" tight-wads whose only goal in life is to remain powerful and rich.

      Just like the Democratic Party, the Republican Party has proven itself to NOT care about the Debt, Civil Liberties, Freedom, or even about Peace itself.

      Ron Paul will NOT - I repeat: WILL NOT - be responsible for the horrendous loss in November. The Republicans have made it clear that they do NOT want Ron Paul's voting bloc.

      This means that the Republican Party does NOT want the votes of hundreds of thousands of Democrats who switched over to Ron Paul.

      This means that the GOP does NOT want the Hundreds of thousands of Libertarians, Constitutionalists, and other 3rd party members who switched from their party to R to vote for Paul.

      This means that the GOP does NOT want the hundreds of thousands of normally-wouldn't-even-bother-going-to-the-polling-station voters that were going to support Ron Paul.

      This means that the GOP WILL lose in November.

      Little known fact: the Republican Party just made it so that, in 2016, Mitt Romney will be allowed to pick which delegates are allowed to be seated in the RNC -- this means that ALL CAUCUSES AND PRIMARIES ARE POINTLESS.

      For more information on how the Republicans are shooting themselves in the foot, and have helped start a Counter-Establishment movement that will be a mainstay in American politics for decades to come, please enjoy these videos: … ature=plcp … ature=plcp … corruption … tion-video … convention … at-the-rnc … oman-video … omney-ryan

      1. habee profile image92
        habeeposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        Evan, where ya been?? I was getting worried about you!

        1. Evan G Rogers profile image60
          Evan G Rogersposted 11 years agoin reply to this

          Hubpages is pointless.

          I only came back to see what people were saying about the RNC.

          I was gone for half a year and when I finally came on to simply see what people were talking about, the lead-forum in politics was that BGMall guy's thread with my name misspelled in it.

          Gone for 6 months, still making the headlines.

          I probably won't bother coming back around.

          Have a good life!

          1. Charles James profile image68
            Charles Jamesposted 11 years agoin reply to this


            I am pleased you are well. I was worried about you.

            Something I do not understand about the Paul supporters. The overall votes in the Republican Party system. which allowed registered Republicans and sometimes others to vote, split very much more for Romney than for Paul. So logically Romney should have the nomination. What's your beef?

            Are the Paulites going to take the line that (1) Paul will run anyway even though he lost the R nomination or (2) we are not going to vote for Romney because our man lost or (3) both? In my playground that was called "taking your bat and ball home because you were losing". Don't want to play with you next time round if that's your attitude.

            If Romney loses the election will he still be able to choose the R candidate or is that rule only for sitting Presidents?

            1. Evan G Rogers profile image60
              Evan G Rogersposted 11 years agoin reply to this

              You clearly didn't check any of my links.

              Choosing who will be allowed to point a gun at you is not in any way similar to a child's baseball game.

              Also, even if you "Don't want to play with [me] next time] it doesn't matter. I can't play next time. Romney is allowed to choose which delegates are seated at the 2016 RNC ; Republican Primaries and Caucuses are pointless next election cycle even if Romney loses this November.

              Wake up and look around at what your tyrants are doing to your freedoms.

  2. ptosis profile image67
    ptosisposted 11 years ago

    Ron Paul Won … 38617.html

    Rules require signatures from just five states. But the party changed the rules on the spot. Henceforth, delegates must gather petitions from eight states.... Everyone I asked who was under 40 was there for Ron Paul...the people who "like Romney" are the outgoing seniors.  ...write in Ron Paul if a write-in vote will be counted in your state

    WIKI: a sore-loser law is a law which states that the loser in a primary election can't then run as an independent in the general election. In most states, these laws do not apply to presidential candidates.

    1. Evan G Rogers profile image60
      Evan G Rogersposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Nice article. Unfortunately it won't change a single mind.


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