Monday, August 27, 2012

Ron Paul turns down chance to speak at Republican National Convention after REFUSING to back Romney

Texas congressman and libertarian firebrand Ron Paul turned down a speaking slot in the upcoming Republican National Convention after GOP leaders had demanded that he fully endorse Mitt Romney.

In an interview with the New York Times, Paul, a long-time vocal critic of the Republican Party, said that he declined to take part in the high-profile event set to begin in Tampa, Florida, on Tuesday after being unable to meet the organizers’ conditions.

The 77-year-old congressman said that convention planners offered him a chance to speak only if he delivered an address pre-approved by the Romney campaign, and insisted that he give ‘full-fledged’ endorsement of the presumptive presidential nominee. Read More