The libertarian charges more than Mike Huckabee. Accepts fiat money.
Paul will segue into a paid speaking gig directly following his exit from Congress.
The Paul era is officially over.
The great libertarian hope mourns. “I think people had enough of me.”
“There are other people who are technically capable of winning because they’re on a lot of ballots.”
A Reason-Rupe poll shows that libertarians (defined loosely) will turn out for Romney after all.
Libertarians and social conservatives stage rival Washington summits. Libertarians can be “very positive,” he says Santorum.
The former pro wrestler and Minnesota governor is on an unconventional book tour. He doesn’t have a cellphone, and he doesn’t fly.
The Libertarian doesn’t mention Romney during a visit to New York to promote his book. Suggests that New York could be a prime place for Ron Paul Republicans to make inroads.
The RNC made it look as though the Tea Party never happened. “They’re trying to help change the Republican Party from the inside,” says Cain.
This time, the Mainers were joined by delegates from several other states. It’s “unscripted, unlike that fiasco in there.”
Sununu unfazed by Paul rebellion at the convention. The party is “unified.”
Pat Kerby isn’t planning on coming back for “the coronation.” The Romney-bound delegate voted for Paul out of protest because of rules changes and the unseating of some Maine delegates.
The unseated Maine delegates didn’t get what they wanted, and the whole delegation walked out. Romney and Paul brass united in their irritation: They’re “acting like three-year-old children.”
Shouting match erupts between Ron Paul and Mitt Romney supporters as the convention unceremoniously votes on Rules, Credentials.
Paul’s last hurrah in Tampa ranged from Julian Assange to the Federal Reserve, a long and at times surprisingly bitter farewell. Compromise never paid dividends but, he promised his supporters, “we will become the tent.”
At a speech today in the Sun Dome at the University of South Florida ahead of the Republican convention, the Libertarian former Republican presidential candidate said if he had been in charge 9/11 wouldn’t have occurred. “Somebody — rather nationally —- said the other day on the Internet ‘if those Paul people had been in charge Osama Bin Laden would still be alive.’ But you know what I think the answer is? So would the 3000 people killed on 9/11 still be alive!”
The 21-year-old national commiteewoman from Maine channels the libertarian movement’s sense of betrayal. Sununu was “demeaning.”
Ron Paul’s legions are ready for war. But the party’s almost over, and they know it.
“We usually do flea markets and things like that.” There’s a certain logic to this.
No speaking slot, but the longtime Congressman will get a video tribute on Tuesday night. Will it placate his people?
In Iowa, the Paul contingent made the leap into establishment politics. A model for the Republican Party — or a cautionary tale?
In a letter being circulated today, 23 state party leaders demand that top party figures allow Paul supporters to go to Tampa. Allegations of “a deal by Mitt Romney’s campaign.”
Even outside the U.S., Paul’s devoted followers give Mitt a hard time.
Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollack, Thomas Kincaide. They’re garbage compared to Davo Dees’s Photoshop creations featuring chemtrails, Ron Paul, a fear of flouride in the drinking water, and other totally sound deology.
He is an OB/GYN, after all.
Paul delegates in Massachusetts had a particularly turbulent fight with Romney backers. In a video, they speak directly to the camera and promise to behave in Tampa.
A spokesman’s move seen as a concession to the libertarian wing of the Republican Party. Meanwhile, Romney plans a trip to Israel.
Spurred by what happened at other Republican state conventions, Nebraska will beef up security measures at its own next weekend.