Some Republican National Committee officials and people in the Romney campaign worry that supporters of Ron Paul will cause a ruckus and disrupt the GOP convention in August. However, the quest continues beyond Tampa and beyond 2012. The citizens of this nation have the right and the responsibility of returning power to the states and only electing to office in the general government those men and women committed to restraining themselves with the fetters of the Constitution and upholding their oaths to “preserve, protect, and defend” that document “from all enemies, foreign and domestic.”
Should that happen, perhaps Ron Paul would have had a greater impact on history than any president ever could.
For only the second time in 415 votes, Representative Ron Paul (R-Texas) came out the winner in a floor vote on legislation he sponsored.
Texas Congressman Ron Paul's bill to audit the Federal Reserve Bank easily passed the House of Representatives July 25 by a vote of 327-98. Every House Republican voted for the "Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2011" (H.R. 459) except freshman Rep. Bob Turner of New York, while Democrats were about evenly split.
This was the first time that Paul’s call to the audit the Fed received a stand-alone vote on the floor of the House of Representatives since it was first introduced more than a decade ago.
Undoubtedly, this victory has resulted in a deposit of substantial political capital in the coffers of the libertarian-leaning obstetrician. Then there is the fact that he counts on the unwavering loyalty of legions of supporters who fill to the rafters any hall or auditorium where their leader appears. This rock star-like reception added to the fact that Representative Paul is retiring from Congress is seen by some as a formula for upstaging the GOP’s “presumptive nominee” Mitt Romney.
Although the former Governor of Massachusetts has praised Paul for the passage of the Audit the Fed bill, he has yet to receive the endorsement of the man who, despite having suspended active campaigning, is still a candidate for the Republican nomination for president.
All of this uncertainty is apparently causing concern in not only the Romney camp, but in the Republican National Committee, as well, whose leadership is determined to put on a smooth and unanimous “coronation” of Romney in August in Tampa.
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