- Posted August 21, 2012 by
Paul to Rally Day Before Republican National Convention
Texas Congressman and still Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ron Paul will hold a rally in Tampa, Florida Sunday, the day before the Republican National Convention. Paul plans to rally his supporters, the Liberty Movement, in a speech at the University of South Forida Sun Dome.
Paul has never suspended his campaign and continues his Don Quixote quest to win the GOP nomination to face President Barack Obama on November 6. Paul claims he will have 200 delegates at the convention, but according to the New York Times, those numbers are actually 160.
Paul and his movement failed to win a plurality as required by GOP rules in 5 states. If reports are correct, Paul only has 3 states and those are in jeopardy of being seated.
Paul is reported to have sought at least a speaking time at the convention, but so far is not on the agenda. His supporters are still hoping to influence the party platform.
Paul's son, the junior Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, is slated to speak to the convention. The younger Paul has endorsed presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney.
From the Cornfield, while Paul's supporters are loyal, vocal and ardent, it is time to realize it's over...at least for 2012.