As we are closing in on the Republican National Convention, it seems as if the Ron Paul Campaign has conjured up a plan to once again shock the nation. Few acknowledge that fact Mitt Romney has not even been formally nominated, let alone the fact that Ron Paul is still actively campaigning for the nomination. However, the official campaign of Ron Paul and a small Paul supporting grassroots group named LAWYERS FOR RON PAUL are effectively working above the fray in order to make the biggest impact this August. The Ron Paul campaign has not stopped and has something up it’s sleeves come this August.
In a recent interview conducted with Ron Paul Campaign Spokesperson, Doug Wead, It was pointed out that there remains a strategy behind the Paul’s acquisition of several hundred delegates to attend the Republican National Convention in August. Another noteworthy fact is that in a recent article by USA Today, it was noted that Ron Paul’s official campaign has $3,300,000 in cash on hand (June 19th). Furthermore, when Wead was asked about what they are planning to do with the funds he stated, “we have a reason behind getting those delegates and we are not going to release it”. He then went on to comment on the expected atmosphere of the Convention this August. Although the national media in the United States portrays Ron Paul as a radical non-conventional Republican, many international news outlets see Paul as a icon of sanity amongst the seemingly insane. When the RNC gathers in late August many of these international media outlets will be also be convening in Tampa and will accurately depict the deep ideological shift that the Ron Paul movement has swept upon the Republican establishment.
When asked if Ron Paul would have the 5 state majority, Wead responded citing rule 40.
“Each candidate for nomination for President of the United States and Vice President of the United States shall demonstrate the support of a plurality of the delegates from each five (5) or more states, severally, prior to the presentation of the name of that candidate for nomination” – Republican Party Rule 40, Section B
However, Paul supporters must remember that “the RNC can do what they want… if people in Washington can do what they want with the Constitution… the RNC can do what they want with their country club rules” said Wead.
With $3,300,000 dollars on hand in the Ron Paul Campaign, we can only use our imagination for what their strategy is. However, what this points out is that the Ron Paul Campaign is alive and well and is hoping to raise some eye brows this August. We are now officially under two months from the nomination, stay tuned!