A few hundred delegates sat in the audience as RNC Chairman Reince Priebus called the 2012 Republican National Convention to order Monday and minutes later called it into recess due to concerns about Hurricane Isaac. A large portion of those delegates did not support presumed nominee Mitt Romney but Congressman Ron Paul.
Reason TV was on the scene to talk with Paul-supporting delegates, who represented a disproportionate number in attendance because of their willingness to brave the weather and show up even though party officials assured everyone no official business would occur Monday. Many expressed a willingness to fight for their ideas, and their candidate, on the convention floor in the coming week, despite rule changes that stripped ten Paul delegates from Maine of their seats.
"These conventions are not supposed to be coronations. They are supposed to be fights on the floor," says one Maine alternate delegate.
Approximately 3 minutes.
Produced by Zach Weissmueller and Tracy Oppenheimer.
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