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.


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Tom Brown is a constitutional Republican, based in Pennsylvania, who advocates Austrian economic principles. His blog, TheTGBReport.com, provides analysis of political and economically-critical issues. It focuses on political and economic news that affects your life. Tom is a frequent contributor to the Independent Voter Network website http://ivn.us/ Tom has worked on local, county, and state-wide political campaigns. In addition, he has experience in private industry, doing research for international trade hearings. Favorite figures in history include John Adams, Ludwig von Mises, Murray Rothbard, Barry Goldwater, Ron Paul, and other fiscally-conservative, true free market advocates

11 Responses to “RNC makes Delegates choose between RNC Event and Ron Paul” Subscribe

  1. george h prosser August 20, 2012 at 11:58 am #

    R p must run as third party abandon gop rand retn to fold and welcome

  2. lakawak August 21, 2012 at 1:47 am #

    NO ONE is claiming Ron Paul won Massachusetts.

    • Thomas G. Brown August 21, 2012 at 11:30 am #

      I am not saying he won the popular vote what I am saying is that delegates where selected by the process used by the State Party of Mass. and then when if was shown that a large number where Ron Paul supporters the party decided to change the rules and block them from attending the convention. This doesn't have anything to do with who won the primary in MA but the delegate selection process.

  3. Kathy August 21, 2012 at 4:05 pm #

    At this point in time, since I have heard RP,f rom his lips, say he dosesn't want to be president….could RP andNewt delegates band together and throwall their votes to Newt and get the Romney and Preibus group the hell out of Tampa. Romney had his chance 4 yrs ago and with ALL OF BAGGAGE, will lose to Obama. I feel that RNC WANTS to lose, just like Mc Cain'08, Romney is even campaigning exactly like McCain. This is serious stuff and we ALL are being ignored…thank you for listening…Kathy Bethlehem, Pa

    • Thomas G. Brown August 21, 2012 at 9:55 pm #

      Not possible under the rules unless it goes to a second round of voting. This will not happen as Mitt Romney has enough delegates to easily win on the first ballot.

      • Kathy August 25, 2012 at 4:47 pm #


  4. Kathy August 21, 2012 at 6:27 pm #

    I would think this is a no brainer for the RP DELEGATES…….THEY HAVE RALLIED, SUPPORTED, PARTIED FOR AT LEAST A YR OR MORE.,….THE ONLY JOB A DELEGATE HAS ON August 26, (when the delegates have to gather for orientation and a PARTY) is be at the convenstion…..THAT IS THEIR SOLE
    PURPOSE….if they are "torrn
    between a party and a convention….they should not be delegates!!!

    • Thomas G. Brown August 21, 2012 at 9:52 pm #

      The event on the 26th for the GOP is a party at Tropicana Field Not sure why that should be a priority over hearing what Congressman Justin Amash has to say along with S.C. State
      Senator Tom Davis along with Congressman Ron Paul. The official kick off of the convention will start on Monday.

      • Kathy August 25, 2012 at 4:48 pm #

        delegates need to attend delegate affairs. No time to listen now action…

        • Thomas G. Brown August 26, 2012 at 7:43 am #

          Will be attending all delegate affairs just not the cocktail party being held at the Tropicana As I would like to hear Justin Amash, Doug Weed, S.C. State Senators and meet future leaders of the party. But as I said I am will be at all Conventions meetings, votes, discussions and anything else. The convention now does not start until Tuesday afternoon due to the Tropical Storm like weather. So I will be taking action Kathy no worries their. Thanks you for your comments and appreciate your and everyone who has commented on my latest article.


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