Angry Ron Paul supporters disrupt GOP convention in Tampa
Posted by satyrikon στο Αυγούστου 29, 2012
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TAMPA, Fla. — As Republicans tried to show a united front against President Barack Obama Tuesday at the party’s national convention in Tampa, it was clear the bitter party divisions evident in the bruising presidential primary battle have not been resolved.
Supporters of libertarian congressman Ron Paul of Texas and other conservative activists briefly disrupted the opening session, booing a decision to unseat Paul delegates from Maine and institute rules changes they believe will weaken their power in the next election cycle.
The rules changes, approved by the convention on a voice vote, will bind delegates to the results of a statewide vote and reduce the role of smaller state-level conventions where Paul had success.
Opponents of the move said Romney’s operatives and the party’s establishment were trying to freeze them out. Some noted that during the state-by-state roll…
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