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CS Monitor: Is Ron Paul getting a raw deal from the RNC?

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Is Ron Paul getting a raw deal from the Republican National Committee? That’s the question among some of his committed supporters as Mr. Paul and the RNC near an agreement intended to ensure harmony on the floor at next week’s Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla.

Yes, the developing pact ensures that the Texas congressman, who was among the last to fall out of the GOP race for the party's nomination, will get 17 of Louisiana’s 46 delegates. Yes, Paul’s camp is working to settle outstanding disputes regarding delegates from Massachusetts and Maine.

But many Paul foot soldiers believed that they had already won control of the Louisiana, Massachusetts, and Maine delegations at state party conventions. They feel Mitt Romney’s campaign is now yanking away those victories by charging that they were the result of procedural irregularities.

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Comment by Joseph Vanderville
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Ron Paul and his handful of street stalkers from the "lunatic fringe" are trouble in the Republican National Convention... Mark my words.

Comment by brag
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Superior analysis, JV. I expect trouble in the RNC next week if Ron Paul and followers from the "lunatic fringe" are allowed to attend.

Comment by Joseph Vanderville
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Why this question? Of course the "raw deal" was deemed necessary. But the way this headlined question is posed, as if Ron Paul has any importance at all in next week’s Republican National Convention.

On the contrary, Ron Paul is being ignored by the organizers of the RNC …avoided and as much as possible his presence is not just being avoided but voided.

Think about it … the security committee is bracing for any "disruption" some raw Ron Paul followers were expected to create.

If during the Convention Ron Paul is allowed to attend and permitted to peak or address the nation -- a possibility which the organizers are trying to prevent or avoid -- Obama need not campaign to defeat Romney. Romney’s economic plan for the country will be embarrassed by Ron Paul’s Libertarian Voodoo Economics that would make Americans laugh.

And with Ron Paul’s foreign policy to turn this country into a virtual recluse, coupled with his advocacy of liberty and freedom which include the freedom to drink raw milk and spread the disease caused by Salmonella, E. Coli and Listeria and the freedom of Al Qaeda terrorists in this country to kill Americans and destroy America [he blamed Americans – not Al Qaeda – for that 911 carnage – all on record], Republican diehards will bolt the Republican Party.

Romney’s defeat, and Obama’s victory, is Ron Paul, both in the opposite sides of the spectrum.