Ron Paul Keeps the Revolution Rolling
After Tuesday’s primaries in North Carolina and Indiana, we said that the only thing that will get our attention back on the presidential race is if John McCain announces that Mitt Romney will be his running mate.
But the Globe pulls us right back in with a story about the tenacity of Ron Paul supporters who may make the Republican National Convention more contentious than the never-ending race between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.
Across the country, at state and county GOP conventions, diehard supporters of maverick Ron Paul are staging uprisings in an effort to secure a role for Paul at the national convention in Minneapolis-St. Paul.
Paul supporters do not see themselves as fighting for a hopeless cause, but as members of a new movement founded on libertarian principles. Paul’s newest book, “The Revolution: A Manifesto,” has soared quickly to number one on the New York Times bestseller list.
Actually, The Revolution is at number seven. Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea holds the top spot in the paper’s list of hardcover nonfiction titles. (Supply your own joke).
We think allowing Paul to get up and talk about the gold standard, and closing up shop at military bases around the world at the convention would be good for the Republican party. Republicans openly booing one of their own would get the convention back in the headlines after Obama and Clinton supporters come to blows on the floor of the DNC.