Sunday, August 26, 2012

INDIGNITY: Ron Paul Delegates Get Nosebleed Seats

More great Jesse Benton negotiations. Ron Paul delegates gets seats behind the delegation from the Northern Mariana Islands.

Politico reports:
The GOP is shoving the Ron Paul Revolution to the margins — of the Tampa Bay Times Forum.
The Republican National Convention seating chart, obtained by POLITICO Sunday, shows the delegations from Nevada, Louisiana, Maine, Minnesota and Oklahoma all located on the outer fringe of the convention floor. Each are states with significant Paul followings.
The delegation for the Northern Mariana Islands, on the other hand, is right in front behind the gang from Michigan, birth state of Republican nominee Mitt Romney. Other groups with pretty good seats include those from the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and American Samoa. None has electoral votes that can impact the outcome of the election.
It’s yet another indignity for the party’s cantankerous libertarian faction for their revered retiring Rep. Paul, R-Texas, who accumulated 177 delegates during his run for the GOP nomination this year.

(ht Travis Holte)


  1. Why would a Paul supporter now go to this knowing that their presence will make zero difference, they're not wanted, will be treated badly, and were sold out by their own? Pay expenses to be around a bunch of sociopathic politicos in the midst of a hurricane? Ha!!!

  2. They should begin the Romney speech with a loud Boo!, and then proceed to file out, one by one, in protest.

  3. Peter Schiff reads an email he got from Jesse Benton calling PAUL Fest "bad news," "fringe element" and "hoping it all goes away:"

  4. I've always been partial to standing up and silently turning one's back on the objectionable person.