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Friday, September 30, 2016

GOP To Air Ron Paul Tribute Video At Convention

The Republican National Convention will feature a video tribute to Texas Rep. Ron Paul on Tuesday in an effort to appease the failed presidential candidate’s fanatical supporters.

The Republican party and the Romney campaign have long been concerned about Paul’s potential impact at the convention because he controls the state delegations from Nevada, Iowa, and Minnesota — and his supporters usually refuse to toe the party line. Earlier this month, Paul certainly didn’t sound ready to cooperate with Team Romney.  He promised to deliver a speech that “the Republican Convention doesn’t want the rest of America to hear” at a “We Are The Future” rally hosted by his campaign on Sunday.

At some point, however, Paul evidently changed his mind and decided to cut a deal.

“Congressman Paul’s people came to us and said they’d like to do a short tribute to him and we said absolutely,” Romney campaign strategist Russ Schriefer told reporters on Friday. According to Schriefer, the video will feature Paul’s colleagues giving “testimony to his principles and dedication to America.”

Unfortunately this means that the video probably won’t contain the most interesting parts of Paul’s legacy. Barring a major surprise, the short video won’t have time to delve into Paul’s long history of publishing wacky videos and newsletters claiming that the United Nations wants to impose a military dictatorship in America, that “malicious gays” deliberately infect the innocent with AIDS, and that Martin Luther King was a socialist pedophile (among many other wild and insane theories.)

But fear not: between Rick Santorum, Donald Trump, and Ted Cruz, Paul’s legacy of homophobia, racism, and paranoid conspiracies will be well represented in Tampa.

AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File

  • Nothing new about Ron Paul, he can’t change his colors but he tries.

  • BDD1951

    I say there’s method in their madness. By the time they finish with their tribute, they may have all republican delegates nominating Paul. Of course, it will never happen but, I sure would like to see it. Paul would be so easy to defeat. Yes, he’s odd but he was my representative for years and I see him only as an “Honest Kook”.

  • howa4x

    The last tribute of a man whos values are a cross between Ayn Rand, the protestant ethic, and Darwins natural selection. He claims he is a Christian but acts like a heathen. His lack of caring for his fellow people is astonishing, and it appears he is devoid of compassion. His America would be a dark place where people were left to die in the street, and if you had no income or a disability then too bad for you. His son a chip off the block questioned the Americans with disability act by saying he would put all wheel chair bound people on the 1st floor.

    There was a song back in the day that said there but for fortune go you or I. This man should be tied to a chair in a room and be made to listen to it till he understands what compassion means!