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3 Key Stories at the RNC Convention: Ron Paul supporters, budget discipline, & social issues

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Published on Aug 28, 2012

Reason's Matt Welch explains the three stories to be on the lookout for during the RNC convention in Tampa, Fl. He says to watch for indicators of what will happen to the Ron Paul movement within the Republican party, how Paul Ryan and his budget plan will be received and what to expect from social conservatives.

About 2 minutes.

Produced by Tracy Oppenheimer and Zach Weissmueller.

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Comments • 41

thespeez
Don't cut your nose off to spite your face! Obama and Romney are cut from the same cloth! Obama will do NOTHING to help anyone out and will usurp the Constitution worse tahn any president in history. He is Benedict Arnold, Vidkun Quisling, Pol Pot, Josef Stalin, Mao Tse Tung all rapped up in one! You're better off voting Libertarian or even Green for crying out loud!
macsnafu
Um, why should liberty lovers support Obama? Voting Obama would be the wrong message entirely. It would simply perpetuate the Two Party Duopoly and encourage the Republicans to be more centrist and statist, not less. 
Boden S
As a supporter I wasn't expecting him to be nominated, but I did expect his delegates that were lawfully elected to be seated. Lawsuits are in order against the RNC and any American in the GOP can file it.
MissyLeyneous
Your comment is boring. Next? >_>
TagRation
why?
tmac9938
because any Establishment Dem or Repub will do those things. liberals in general are lighter on regulating social behavior. that is a true statement.
colemanhill
I disagree for reasons stated. He's just another lesser of evil choices. This time he actually IS wearing sheep's clothing. If he was any good, Paul would've endorsed him by now.
colemanhill
Ok, Johnson isn't a sheeple. YOU are. "We all are share holders in the Fed. Reserve." You kidding me? He didn't say he didn't know the exact laws that were violated, HE SAID NO LAWS WERE VIOLATED. "They just made bad investment decisions." And he could've just picked up a frigging news paper to know some law some where was. He's more than just flawed. He's an establishment plant at best. Baaaaa.
Flizbap
Every candidate truly believes they are doing what's best for the people of this country (though with the Democrats and Republicans that's highly debatable), and the libertarian party (and certain other parties too) have a better than average record of enacting everything they can to enforce personal freedoms, so by process of elimination they're the best party someone who strongly believes in personal freedoms can vote for.
Flizbap
And the constitution party seem pretty intent on setting up the foothold for a theocracy, what's your point? EVERYONE has flaws, we have yet to create/find the perfect leader, and just because Johnson says there is nothing inherently wrong with lending money (there isn't) and just because he doesn't know the exact laws that were violated doesn't mean he's a SHEEPLE or whatever other cutsey name you have for Johnson.
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