Skip to comments.Ron Paul Supporters Boo Romney Son Off Stage at Ariz. GOP Convention
Posted on 05/13/2012 12:29:21 PM PDT by Pinkbell
Supporters of Texas Rep. Ron Paul booed one of Mitt Romneys adult sons off the stage Saturday at the Arizona Republican Party convention as he tried to consolidate support for his father.
Josh Romneys speech to state GOP members was cut short by jeers from Paul backers at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, the Arizona Republic reported.
The states convention was to elect delegates for the national convention in August, where the former Massachusetts governor is expected to wrap up the nomination to take on President Barack Obama.
We cannot afford four more years of President Obama, said Josh Romney, the third of Mitt Romneys five sons. We need someone to step in there and turn things around.
Ron Paul supporters at the Arizona GOP convention. (Image source: Arizona Republic)
But Josh had to stop repeatedly as people booed and yelled for Paul, who has continued campaigning in the Republican primary. All other challengers, including Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich, have dropped out of the race, and Romney has a commanding lead over Paul in the estimated delegate count.
But Paul supporters have begun flooding state conventions, recently winning control of delegate majorities in Nevada and Maine.
Josh Romney tried to pacify the crowd by taking a moment to recognize his fathers former rivals. It appeared to have little effect: Telling delegates to vote for his dad as he finished up, the crowd exploded with competing boos and cheers, cutting him short.
According to the Republic, some attendees said they heard Paul supporters chanting outside that Mitt Romney was the white Obama.
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Facts and history are not that appreciated, even on our side.
We have folks, out of fear and desperation, cooperating with a socialist on a Republican ticket.
Did ya’ ever think you’d see the day? I thought this could only happen in Germany at train stations.
Here is my question.....just exactly who would serve in a Paul Cabinet? “ <<<
You know who. :) Rand and Ryan and pals.
RP should never have been allowed to run on the GOP ticket, because he’s a libertarian. However, that said, the reason he’s done as well as he has is because he actually has ideas (and some of them overlap with conservative ideas).
The only other one who had ideas was Newt Gingrich, but people like Rush Limbaugh and Ann Coulter turned him into a laughing stock as soon as they could, because he represented a genuine threat to the GOP-e, while RP was obviously a flake candidate.
Also, I think if RP hadn’t run, many of his young supporters would have gone to Gingrich (possibly first to Perry, but Perry unfortunately was never able to fight back well enough when the attacks started). So in many ways, the person we have to thank for this miserable situation, in addtion to the GOP honchos who annointed Romney or were bought by him right out of the gate, is Ron Paul, who confused and diluted the Tea Party vote.
That said, if he can derail Romney, which I still think is possible, we will owe him a great debt of gratitude. Romney stinks almost as badly as Obama, and the “almost” is not enough to make me vote for Romney. I’ll vote down the ticket but not for Romney.
If we can get some good Senators in there who will halt the rubber stamping of Obama’s programs and actually fight for the separation of powers, that might be the best we can do, and it might really make a difference.
Yeah. So much for respecting 1st amendment rights. Isn’t funny how those who preach ‘tolerance’ are the most intolerant bunch?
Like when Obama preached ‘civility’ one week and viciously attacked Republicans the next? Oh wait, that’s happened every week of his Presidency.
Both the Obama and Paul campaigns are making me feel sympathetic toward Romney. Didn’t expect that to happen.
Santorum had no chance, because his ideas were exactly the same as Romney’s but he had the “social conservative” twist. He offered no option except to people who were doing the God vote - the same people who voted for Jimmy Carter, btw - and that’s why he withdrew, because he knew that wasn’t going to be enough to carry him.
Also, I do think he’s going to be Romney’s VP candidate. People are telling Romney to pick Christie or Portman, but he needs the Evangelical vote, and the only way he can get that is by picking Santorum.
The primary is not over. A lot of us are still denied a primary vote. Romney does not represent the vast majority of Republicans and none of us conservatives.
In that way I can understand how they feel, but this is very bad form on their parts.
There are MANY ways to “Deal” with the fact that Romney is the “presumptive” nominee...
One of them is finding a way to throw the convention into chaos in such a way that it results in a brokered convention.
The other way of “dealing with it” is to actively work to make sure a republican socialist never see the inside of the WH as president.
In how many states did Romney actually get a majority?
There were 19 states left when this race was called, all those people were DENIED a voice. They should all ignore the Romney campaign from now on since it has nothing but disdain for them.
I am so freaking glad I don't have to pretend to like a liberal Republican.
I think I understand because I felt the same way once.
I voted for Perot, and elected Clinton, to my eternal damnation.
Right now the battle is against Ultimate Evil, or Whacky Evil. If we do not stop the present totalitarian, nothing will matter in the future. There will be none.
This “Bad form” people keep talking about is how revolutions are fought (or at least started).
I am POSITIVE that many of the time accused the folks who harassed the “the man” back in the revolutionary days of having “bad form”.
This is what it looks like when people are pissed off and want the folks they feel are F”ing things up to STFU and get out of the way.
I’m not voting for Romney. Deduce from that whatever the hell you please.
I’m not voting for Romney. Deduce from that whatever the hell you please.
And give their vote to either Obama or who?
I’m not sure I’d have joined in with the crowd but still...
I don’t think sitting back and playing nice is going to win this country back. Your post brought to mind (probably wrongly) all those “Coexist” decals I see on the bumpers of liberal’s cars.
Ron Paul people acting like Democrats.
I’d leave it blank. personally.
Vote for House and Senate instead.
Romney had a majority in NV, ID, MA, VA, DC, CT, DE, NY, RI, IA, NC, WV. That's 12 out of 40 State & DC Primaries so far. In all other primaries to date, more people voted against Romney than voted for him. Of these states, only ID & WV are strong R states in the General Election. NC is a toss up.
Romney needs to find a way to win the Cain/Santorum/Gingrich/Paul supporters into his campaign if he intends to win. He can't buy the General Election with overwhelming media presence the way he did the primary. And Obama already has an army ready to mobilize. Perhaps smaller and less enthusiastic than 4 years ago but plenty sufficient without serious opposition on the ground. There won't be enough people motivated to vote against Obama to carry Romney. Most will just stay home if they don't feel they have something to vote for.
MYTH ROMNEY and his cowardly kabal of weirdo cultists should be booed off every stage in America, every single time they appear.
People seeking relief from suffering are NOT CRIMINALS.
Is Willie Nelson a hardened criminal? Brain dead lib, yes. Criminal no.
Back in 1776 you would have locked up the entire Continental Congress for herb!!!!
You got something against agriculture? Happiness? Freedom? Flower phobia? Founding Fathers? What gives YOU or ANYBODY the RIGHT to determine what someone ingests? Pluck the beam out of your own eye brother.
Prohibition is a state matter!
From this and other stories we see that a lot of Romney supporters are not enthusiastic enough to show up at the local and other meetings to actually select delegates
He's not that kind of Mormon.
He's not that kind of Mormon.
RP Mitt Romney should never have been allowed to run on the GOP ticket, because hes a libertarian democrat.
What are the names of the Republicans who participated in the Primary but have now withdrawn due to lack of support?
What are the names of the current Republican primary candidates?
Here's a few more questions fer ya:
Newt Gingrich, a former candidate in the 2012 GOP presidential primary, who has withdrawn from the race, has announced that he will support which presidential candidate?
Rick Santorum a former candidate in the 2012 GOP primary, who has withdrawn from the race, has announced that he will support which presidential candidate?
Former Alaska Governer Sarah Palin, never once considered a 2012 GOP primary candidate for the presidency, has announced that she is supporting which presidential candidate?
One would think that the actual candidates themselves would have a better handle on their chances of getting the GOP nomination than John Q. GeronL, don't you think?
Go ahead and bluster all you want, its you Perotistas who supported that egotistical, paranoid little twerp with huge ears who gave the 1992 election to Clinton........
And you're campaigning to do the same thing for Obama.............
His support is tissue paper thin around here ~ a handful of Bourbons at the top maybe, some old business buddies, mormons ~ ? ~, and otherwise he's not popular at all.
The number one problem is the debt. Military leaders have even said the debt is our number one national security problem. Ron Paul despite his other faults would attack the debt problem head-on if he lives up to his campaign promises. He would put actual cuts in the budget. Romney is an ECONOMIC LIBERAL even more than he is on every other issue. He is an out-and-out socialist. He will do nothing to help the debt crisis.
Last I checked, you’re allowed to boo a speech you don’t like just as much as you’re allowed to cheer it. The more booing directed at Romney and his supporters, the better. His nomination would be the worst move the Republican party has made in my lifetime.
The fool is the one who doesn’t recognize how dangerous a second Obama term would be. An Obama with nothing to lose is a nightmare.
Neither Romney nor his FR Mittbots are popular ~ never will be either.
I was just asking why so many FReepers are afraid of Mormons as a whole. The ones I knew were great conservatives
We should never allow a Democrat campaign donor to run in Republican primaries for President.
I don’t care who you vote for you simply inspired a new turn of phrase ~ Marxist Mormon Mittbot.
The race wasn't "called." Romney is still short the 1,144 delegates by 200. Romney picked up 257 delegates since those 19 remaining states started voting. It's not the fault of anyone but the voters if they somehow conclude that Karl Rove telling them Romney's the inevitable nominee means they have to go into the polling booth and pull the lever for Romney despite they're being other choices on the ballot. Nothing was called, the voters still had the right to vote for someone else, and it's no one's fault but their own if they fail to exercise that right.
Absolutely. This whole “primary” has been nuts from start to finish. Actually, of course, I keep hoping against hope that it’s not over yet (but I’m afraid it is).
To quote my favorite You Tube blogger (Mr. L) ....”Ron Paul-qida”
Back in 1960 JFK had gotten 70% of the black vote ~ located mostly in Northern states. It was barely enough to get him elected ~ that was a very tight election against Nixon.
Johnson decided to hold the Democrat base and sliced off a small faction in the Republican party. This consisted of the 30% of black voters who'd voted Republican ~ Johnson gave them the 1964 Civil Rights Act and promised the 1965 Civil Rights Act. Johnson ended up with 97% of the black vote.
Johnson won. Goldwater lost. A number of Social Conservatives didn't vote at all having taken some of Goldwater's insults to them to heart.
Obama could win the same way if even more Social Conservatives don't vote ~
I think the youth vote remains to be won and that's not happening with small things like free condoms and gay marriage. That, so far, is a ploy, and the Democrats have gotten little traction with it.
On the other hand the Republicans could pull in the youth vote with something sound about JOBS. You have 53% of all recent college graduates UNEMPLOYED (Recent meaning last 5 years).
That's Greek levels of unemployment!
I think some have the idea that Mitt by himself is a satisfactory substitute for a programatic plan for job generation, but he comes across more like the personnel director who just turned all those people down for a real job.
Gingrich had ideas. Perry had ideas. Santorum had ideas. Romney has a hairdo.
Guys, I don't think this is going to work ~ Obama's free condoms won't work fur shur, but not offering anything at all won't work either.
If we are stuck with Romney at least get him an entire new team of advisors. So far this SUCKS.
Then don't even attempt to tell the rest of us how to vote........
Whatever the hell that means
I think there's what they call an endemic problem with the brand ~ they sound Conservative but they vote otherwise.
I have seen him in movies and TV shows where pot is made fun of as if its good old fun. Never saw the film where it was about pain control. Its always about telling the kids watching about how much fun it is to be high.
Please shove those beams deeper in your eyes