Republican presidential hopeful Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, gestures while speaking outside of the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, Minn., Friday, May 30, 2008, prior to the start of the State Republican Convention inside.
Ron Paul will NOT be invited to speak at the Republican National convention in St. Paul, Minnesota this September so he will pick up his marbles and move down to Minneapolis for his own “mini-convention.”
Maverick GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul has booked an arena in Minneapolis for a “mini-convention” that could steal some of John McCain’s thunder just days before he accepts the Republican nomination.
A Paul campaign aide said the Texas congressman hopes to pack about 11,000 supporters into the Williams Arena at the University of Minnesota on Sept. 2, which coincides with the second day of the Republican National Convention at the Xcel Energy Center in neighboring St. Paul.
Paul, 72, will announce details for the rally Thursday at the start of the Texas Republican Convention in Houston.
The campaign hopes the daylong event will “send a message to the Republican Party,” Paul campaign spokesman Jesse Benton tells the Tribune-Review.
The ONLY message that ron Paul will send is that he is out of the mainstream of the Republican Party.
Paul’s impact on the GOP this fall = NONE.
But, he will make noise and get his television time in September.