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Old 09-04-2008, 10:43 PM
 
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You are probably thinking right now that I'm comparing the RNC to the DNC but alas, no can do. I'm comparing the RNC to the Rally for the Republic hosted by Ron Paul.

While in the Xcel center, there were numerous empty seats and an almost gloomy stuttering of events at times, across the river in Minneapolis, the Target Center was filled to capacity with a wildly enthusiastic crowd of Paleo/traditional conservatives, Libertarians, Independents, and sadly... a few tinfoil hat wearing kooks.

Considering Ron Paul's fundraising success during his failed bid for the nomination, it is no wonder that John McCain sought to negotiate with Paul to bring him into the fold and gain access to Paul's massive donor list.

However the RNC pretty well snubbed Dr. Paul and his delegation, only allowing Dr. Paul himself to be seated at the convention. Since he is a 10 term Congressman, he is guaranteed a seat but the rest of his entourage were excluded. In addition, the hubbub is that any delegates who had ANY Ron Paul material such as bumper stickers, books, slim jims or related, were harassed by the Secret Service and their materials confiscated. So much for treating brother Republican's with dignity. Because of this kind of treatment, John McCain very well may lose the state of Nevada which has a huge base of Paul supporters who have vowed to write in Ron Paul no matter what. Give me Paul or give me death is what I recall was said by one.

Here is how Salon wrote about this.
Paul's is bigger than McCain's | Salon News

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Old 09-04-2008, 10:49 PM
 
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Paul got up there and told the truth about the Republican party, and they did everything in their power to paint him as some sort of loon during the Republican debates.
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Old 09-04-2008, 11:33 PM
 
Location: Albemarle, NC
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Old 09-04-2008, 11:34 PM
 
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Oh yeah

whip it out
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Old 09-05-2008, 12:13 AM
 
Location: OC, CA
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I see a big, flashy convention as a cover up for the lack of substance. If you have a lot of things moving and making noise in the backround, it can drown out the poor speeches and make them seem spectacular. I think that Republicans were smart in keeping it small because it wasnt about "how much can I spend on my convention to impress the viewers."

But, I guess the DNC is kind of a sign of the reckless spending Obama will bring to Washington if he is elected. Hey, he held the most expensive Convention in history (with inflation), he will probably spend the most of any president if he gets to Washington.

If it means saving money, lets get rid of these ridiculous "flashy" things.
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Old 09-05-2008, 12:25 AM
 
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I see a big, flashy convention as a cover up for the lack of substance. If you have a lot of things moving and making noise in the backround, it can drown out the poor speeches and make them seem spectacular. I think that Republicans were smart in keeping it small because it wasnt about "how much can I spend on my convention to impress the viewers."

But, I guess the DNC is kind of a sign of the reckless spending Obama will bring to Washington if he is elected. Hey, he held the most expensive Convention in history (with inflation), he will probably spend the most of any president if he gets to Washington.

If it means saving money, lets get rid of these ridiculous "flashy" things.
...You didn't read the original post, did you?

I forgot all about the Ron Paul rally. I wonder if there are videos up yet.
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Old 09-05-2008, 12:31 AM
 
Location: Missouri, USA
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Here are the videos of the Ron Paul rally.
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Old 09-05-2008, 12:40 AM
 
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I see a big, flashy convention as a cover up for the lack of substance. If you have a lot of things moving and making noise in the backround, it can drown out the poor speeches and make them seem spectacular. I think that Republicans were smart in keeping it small because it wasnt about "how much can I spend on my convention to impress the viewers."

But, I guess the DNC is kind of a sign of the reckless spending Obama will bring to Washington if he is elected. Hey, he held the most expensive Convention in history (with inflation), he will probably spend the most of any president if he gets to Washington.

If it means saving money, lets get rid of these ridiculous "flashy" things.
OMG, confirmed blind McBush Follower. Read the post first. Gosh...
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Old 09-05-2008, 12:48 AM
 
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I figured the McCain campaign would do a little more to reach out to his supporters. After pretending to distance himself from the GOP while sticking to their usual talking points, and selecting a far-right running mate who's not going to do much for moderates who aren't going to vote for someone just because she's a hockey mom, he could use the help. But....nope. [mod edited]

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But, I guess the DNC is kind of a sign of the reckless spending Obama will bring to Washington if he is elected.
...the hell? Bring to Washington? What about the current crowd spending money like drunks at a casino and have been doing so for the last eight years?

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Old 09-05-2008, 12:56 AM
 
Location: Missouri, USA
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I gained a lot of respect for Tucker Carlson because of this (http://reason.com/convention2008/show/128598.html - broken link) interview at the rally. I still think he's a douche, but now he's a respected douche.
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