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Ron Paul Supporters Still Not That Into Romney

Ron Paul Supporters Still Not That Into Romney

This is supposed to be the point in the campaign season where everyone who opposes President Barack Obama’s reelection works together to support the likely GOP nominee.

But we aren’t quite there yet.  Someone forgot to tell the Ron Paul backers that the primary is over.

This weekend, the Arizona state Republican convention got a little rowdy as Mitt Romney’s son Josh was booed off the stage while he tried to address the crowd.  According to the Arizona Republic, “Hundreds of state GOP members were gathered at Grand Canyon University to elect delegates for the national convention in July in Tampa, Fla., which is expected to select Mitt Romney as the official Republican nominee to challenge President Obama….But Josh Romney had to stop repeatedly as people booed and yelled for Paul, who has continued campaigning in the Republican primary.”

This isn’t the only time a Romney supporter has been heckled at a state convention, and it’s likely not to be the last.  Paul announced today that he will no longer be competing in actual state contests, instead focusing his energies into more state convention delegate grabs — a process that already has won him quite a few supporters traveling to the national convention.

There’s an assumption that once everyone arrives in Tampa, the Paul folk will be appeased in some way in order to get Romney’s nomination done on the first ballot as usual.  But what if Paul’s followers won’t be swayed that easily?  Are we going to see booing at the Republican National Convention as well?

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12:36PM PDT on May 19, 2012

Romney is a pig!!!

8:54PM PDT on May 17, 2012

No matter who you vote for just make sure it's not Obama! Anyone would be better for this country. Mickey mouse, Daffy duck or me, could do better. He is ruining our country. This is his goal! We need change and he has to go!!!
I'm sorry Ron Paul won't make it. He would be so good for our country!!

5:10PM PDT on May 16, 2012

People are so gullible and manipulated by MSM. Ron Paul is the ONLY candidate that ISN'T owned by the 1%, who are the PTB who are trying to take over America. Anyone who thinks Romney will not work for the 1% are pretty brainwashed. But I realize that some of you who are against Ron Paul are probably being paid to be here and say things like you do, in an effort (futile for the most part I would say) to try to keep the rest of us from seeing the obvious. Luckily, most of us are quite aware of what is going on, and your obnoxious and idiotic posts only serve to reinforce, indeed, that Ron Paul is the best and really only candidate who supports the american public and the constitution. Ron Paul, btw, may not approve of abortion, but he is completely aware that neither HE nor any other person in the government, constitutionally, have ANY right to tell everyone else what to do, including whether or not abortions are right or wrong and controllable by the government. He's entirely for getting the government's nose out of the average american's business, as it should be.

8:28PM PDT on May 15, 2012

Of course, Paul, if elected, would work to dismantle everything that stands between corporate America and the return of aristocracy. For every winner, there's hundreds of losers. The winner can then re-enter or continue the competition from a higher position. What happens when one winner, or a small council of winners, wins, and thus controls, everything? This is the logical conclusion of a market state void of rules. Libertarianism will return us to everything the French revolution railed against. Paul will color the return a gentle shade of Baptist for us. Nothing like a religious aristocracy.

5:24PM PDT on May 15, 2012

The footage I'm seeing from some of the state GOP conventions is disturbing. No matter who you like or don't like, I can't see any need for rudeness. Even Paul has asked his followers to tone it down.

A Libertarian US just wouldn't work. Imagine trying to drive from New York to L.A., and along the way people can refuse to sell you food, gas, or lodging because they don't like your skin color, your religion, the bumper sticker on your car, etc., etc. Rugged individualism is ok when there is just 1 person per 10 square miles; in modern civilization, sorry, we have to compel people to cooperate with each other.

4:39PM PDT on May 15, 2012

RON PAUL 2012! why would we support anyone else when they are clearly incompetent?

2:41PM PDT on May 15, 2012

So, most of you all don't like Ron Paul, if you really compair Romney's views he's nothing more than another Obama in different container. We will have another 4 more years of wars thet we shouldn't be in. We will still still be going farther in national debt to military industrial complex spending. We will still be bailing out these too big to fail banks. We will still be hacking away bits and pieces of our Constitution in the name of "false" security. Whether you like it or not, we need to repair our broken country, it's time to take chances instead of continually supporting the status quo. I'm pretty sure this whole election process has already been paid for by the Bankers, but when's it gonna end ? I won't vote for Obama or his brother from another mother Romney, traditional Democrates and Republicans are BOTH the problem.

2:00PM PDT on May 15, 2012

Ron Paul wins on most social issues except on a woman's right to choose, but the results of putting his economic issues in place are one big question mark. Who is willing to take the chance on a possible 1984 where one big oligopoly rules? He is honest however, and is the only politician that dares tell some awful truths we need to hear.

1:48PM PDT on May 15, 2012

progressives and liberals just not that into Obama.

11:37AM PDT on May 15, 2012

Unfortunately, the Libertarians who back Ron Paul must find themselves disappointed in him, too. His recent stand opposing abortion is diametrically opposed to Randian philosophy. Ultimately he's a hypocrite and will compromise his ideals of personal freedom to gain power. His ideals as a fiscal conservative also need to be revised to work in the current world.

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