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    Absolutely. There has to be room in the GOP for differing opinions. Otherwise the party is dead. Ron Paul has some stances I don't care for but he's also got some excellent ideas on financial issues.
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    Ron Paul has refused to endorse Romney as the party's nominee. He's also refused to promise not to preach his foreign policy views from the podium, which are diametrically opposite to what Romney and everyone else in the party believes.

    This is not a "free speech" issue. The convention is a publicity event put on by the Republican National Committee, whose goal is to elect Mitt Romney in November. Anything that detracts from that goal will not and should not be allowed.
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    "He's also refused to promise not to preach his foreign policy views from the podium, which are diametrically opposite to what Romney and everyone else in the party believes." And that is just one more reason that I do not consider myself a republican. I and many others like me want a foreign policy that we can actually afford, not one financed on the backs of our children. Most Americans today believe the Iraq war and the Afghanistan war were big mistakes, so perhaps it is time the GOP reconsider what their position on foreign policy is. With 10,000 boomers retiring daily and trillion dollar deficits as far the eye can see, we need to start taking care of matters at home. Here is a suggestion for the GOP, instead of acting as policemen of the world, how about we secure our border as we have S. Korea's border with our 28,000 troops? What good does it do us to fight a global war on terror when we can't secure our own border?
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    The GOP has ignored the limited government libertarian wing of the party for way too long. It is well past the time that we have a government we can afford and not financed on the backs of future generations. I am also glad that Ron Paul has brought the question to the GOP establishment of what should a "conservative foreign policy" look like? Is it conservative to have an unaffordable foreign policy as we have now that includes such things as aid (welfare) to other countries? Is it conservative to borrow from foreign countries then to turn around and defend these very same countries? Is it conservative to go to war with countries like Iraq and Afghanistan that were never a threat to us? What good does it do if we save Anbar, but lose Arizona? Taking care of matters at home never looked so good, but many will then call me an isolationist. Calling Ron Paul an "isolationist" makes about as much sense as labeling your best neighbor a "hermit" because he doesn't do donuts on your lawn or throw bricks through your windows.
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    Ron Paul is the main attraction of the Republican party for any Republicans that are not completly insane, corporate owned or any real conservatives that are still left in America. Republicans are scared to let Ron Paul speak at their little get together, that means someone might tell the truth and we can't have that now can we?
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    I don't see why not...I don't see him as ever being legitimate presidential material, but he brings some good ideas to the table.
    I agree with getting rid of some Department positions and smaller
    government. So, I think he should speak...however, I hope he doesn't pull a Joe Biden, he has a tendency to do that...
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    Ron Paul should be allowed to speak. But he just isn't one of the popular kids.
    Another GOP exclusion. Well, some animals eat their mates, some eat their young.
  • #22
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    Ron Paul, Alex Jones, and Jesse Ventura are true Americans, which is more than you can say about the majority of those affiliated with either of the big-parties...
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    @RAWalker add one more name,maybe gary johnson (aka.gilligan) and a bag of weed, and the stories they would tell would shock the Enquirer.
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    This could be one of the SMARTEST things the republican party could do. Not only should he speak, he should be part of the NEW republican white house
  • #17
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    Some of the "common wisdom" from the punditocracy is that Rep Paul won't speak in part to avoid negative effects on his son Rand, who may well have Oval Office aspirations himself someday.
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    As a Ron Paul fan I am constantly surprised he continues to back the Republican party at all when they give him zero support on a national level. It is great if he can win his district and represent his little area of Texas but the Republican party wants nothing to do with him when he wants to make a Presidential run. Gary Johnson saw the same thing happen to him, which is why he is now Libertarian. The national Republican party, in action, supports nothing Ron Paul stands for and would just be pandering for votes if they let him speak.
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    Yes Ron Paul should be allowed to speak, because he is the only Congressman who isn't in the pocket of the Big Banks and the Fed.
  • #33
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    Not every word. We can disagree on which ones but I'd rather focus on the points that we would agree. He should be allowed to speak at the convention as he did compete right up to the end and did pull quite a few delegates.

    I like a lot of what Ron says. I voted for him when he ran as a Libertarian in 1988 and supported his primary bid in 2008 as well as this year.
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