Ron Paul isn’t ready to endorse Mitt Romney
While Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) may have endorsed Mitt Romney, his father, Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) yesterday told CNN’s Wolf Biltzer that he is “not ready” to endorse the GOP nominee; noting instead that his supporters are looking to significantly influence the party’s platform in August at the Republican National Convention:
Rep. Paul conceded last month that he didn’t have nearly enough delegates to win the nomination, expecting some 500 supporters to show up in Tampa. That, however, hasn’t stopped many of his delegates from filing a lawsuit against the RNC that would allow binding delegates to vote for the candidate of their choice from the convention floor in August. The RNC calls it a “frivolous” lawsuit.
I doubt that courts are going to do much to stop political parties from implementing their own nominating rules, so it seems rather pointless. The Ron Paul Revolution was able to gain much more traction this time around than four years ago. Many of his supporters were able to gain a lot of goodwill with Republicans. Unfortunately, a loud minority seem ready to squander it.