Ron Paul planning parallel convention to send GOP a ‘strong message’
I posted the topic of the Ron Paul campaign’s announcement to host a parallel convention over at Al Gore’s Current TV, and the producers selected my submission for a TV newscast. Watch the video below:
After being denied a speaking slot at the Republican convention this summer, former candidate Rep. Ron Paul, who is not supporting GOP nominee John McCain, has decided to stage his own parallel convention in Minneapolis.
“There is a growing surge of people out there just craving” for a return “to traditional American government, limited government that places personal liberty first and places an emphasis on personal responsibility and essentially gets out of the way after that,” Paul spokesman Jesse Benton told the Pittsburgh Tribune Review. “The buzz we get from supporters is that they are very eager to come to St. Paul and very eager to send a strong message.”
Ron Paul appeared on CSPAN and slammed Senator Barack Obama’s message of hope and change as empty rhetoric.