Well the Republican National Committee has thrown a wrench in the works of the Ron Paul Campaign. The congressman so far has been denied a speaking slot at the National Convention at Tampa. Which was fine as they allowed him access to the Sun Dome where he will hold what is being called “We are the Future Rally”. The Rally will be were the Congressman will be speaking along with Congressman Justin Amash, South Carolina State Senator Tom Davis, Barry Goldwater, Jr., along with Jack Hunter and many more. The event is going on from noon until 5pm and was timed so that the attendees many delegates and alternate delegates to the Republican National Convention could attend the celebrate the start of the convention event at Tropicana Field .
But sadly the RNC told the Paul campaign that their buses would have to go through a detailed security search before being allowed to drop folks off at the event at the Tropicana. This would take about 20-40 minutes per bus and would interfere with the transport of these delegates from the Tropicana event to another event the Paul campaign is throwing for his supporters at a restaurant in Tampa.
So many delegates who are Paul supporters will have to make a crucial choice about either going to the Tropicana event that the RNC is putting on and is the host committee’s kickoff of the convention or go to the Ron Paul event at the Sun Dome on the University of South Florida campus.
This is not the only problem the Paul campaign has faced and is still dealing with when dealing with the RNC. There are several states where Paul supporters won the plurality of delegates have had those delegates denied recognition by the Republican Party. These states are Maine, Massachusetts, Louisiana, and Oregon where the RNC in those states decided to change the rules after the elections and attempt to seat other folks as delegates for those states. This battle is going on now in Tampa as the Credentials Committee and sub committees investigate these events and decide on whether or not to seat these elected delegates.
There is some good news though. From what I understand several of our key issues are in the platform for the convention so our message of liberty and freedom are being heard. Some of the notable resolutions deal with Auditing the Federal Reserve, end Indefinite Detention without trial, and a new Gold Commission. The full list should be available soon and as I get a copy of that I will share it with all of you.