In 2008, at the same time the GOP was holding their convention in Minnesota, an energetic and massive Ron Paul convention titled the “Rally for the Republic” (RFR) was held across the street. The Ron Paul rally drew over 10,000 grassroots Ron Paul activists from all over the country and speakers from Tucker Carlson, to Doug Wead, to Jesse Ventura, to this year’s Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson.
This year, Ron Paul is doing it again. Except he is hosting the Rally BEFORE the convention. A press release from the campaign was vague about the details, but called on supporters to join him at the University of South Floride before the RNC:
LAKE JACKSON, Texas – 2012 Republican Presidential candidate Ron Paul will hold a major rally with thousands of supporters ahead of the Republican National Convention in Tampa.
The event will take place at noon on Sunday, August 26th at the University of South Florida’s 11,000-seat Sun Dome. Yesterday the Ron Paul campaign signed a contract to secure the venue with the approval of the Republican National Committee.
Details of the event are as follows. Time is Eastern.
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Ron Paul Major Rally
University of South Florida
4202 E. Fowler Avenue
Tampa, FL 33620
The purpose of the event is not 100% clear. It could be a way to send a message to the GOP. If they don’t treat Ron Paul’s delegates with respect at the RNC, the Ron Paul campaign might want them to know he’s got 11,000 supporters down the street ready to make a big deal about it.
In any regard, the effect the Ron Paul rally will have on the RNC is uncertain. But, love or hate him (or don’t care), the Ron Paul convention is sure to be entertaining.
A recap of the 2008 Rally for the Republic was produced by Ron Paul’s “Campaign for Liberty“:
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The "Daily Paul" has been compromised and I would be very careful what is said there and what topics one posts on the site, if any.
MODs have been busy changing forum posts, deleting anything they deem too hostile to other candidates, but really they are protecting their monetary interests and not the interests of liberty..
The site had Japan aid on the front page for two weeks while Paul was having
a money bomb and Joplin was in ruins from the tornados.
All the while being paid to do so.
Every click for Japan aid, DP was paid for.
The site completed its change over when Paul dropped out of site to save money and all Paul supporters should avoid posting there.
I know others have noticed the mischief at the Daily Paul, its time to get the word out.
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The RNC brokers would not be taking place if RP had no chance. I still think he and GJ have a very slim chance but if RP gets on the ballot he has my vote if not then GJ will get my vote
I would LOVE to attend and if I can organize a rideshare from & back to Minnesota I will go with bells on!
If he could only carry 11% of the Tx primary vote where his legions voted with high levels of participation with only a small overall turnout, how could anyone still see him as a viable candidate?
Go Ron Paul. We don't need a tax evader as Republican Nominee.
Romney Tax Deduction for Care and Feeding of Horse More than Average U.S. Household Income
Romney spent $77,000 in 2010, money that was spent on the feeding and care of Ann Romney’s co-owned horse, Rafalca, which will compete in the summer Olympics. The Romneys were able to declare the expenses as a tax-deductible loss.
Support Ron Paul and the Liberty Movement. No more neo-con elites that bankrupt the country for their selfish interests.