Ron Paulers Won't Stop Believing

Tampa – As a possible floor fight at the Republican National Convention simmers, a dozen or so Ron Paul backers greeted media members as they entered the security perimeter surrounding the Tampa Convention this morning with signs and chants of support for the Texas congressman. Paul backers of all stripes are unhappy with what they perceive as attempts by the Republican establishment to stifle the strength of their movement by limiting their ability to attend future conventions. Others are still optimistic that the paleoconservative and libertarian icon can secure the nomination today.

“He’s got a very good chance,” said Michael Heiss, cradling a bullhorn.

“I mean it’s a long shot, but of course, of course,” said Dana Costello.

 “Ron Paul winning is a long shot but there is still a chance but when people say he’s got no shot I’d like to remind them that Buster Douglas knocked Mike Tyson the fuck out,” said Heiss.

Late last night it was believed a floor fight would be avoided but Erick Erickson of RedState is reporting that Paul delegates, or “the grassroots” as he calls them, are not happy with any of the agreements.

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  • pip||

    Feeble!

  • John||

    Hold onto that feeeling!!!!

  • pip||

    I should have gone with Feelings.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lf3BNRF9ICc

  • John||

    Just a small town pol, born and raised in South Detroit!!

  • ||

    "I don't need no instructions to know how to rock!"

    Oh wait, that was a Foreigner belt, not a Journey belt.

  • John||

    Six of one, half dozen of the other.

  • Randian||

    "Every time I hear Urgent on the radio I think of that girl's boobs and...covered in vomit."

  • ||

    Carl: Who set this on head games?!?

    Meatwad: It's okay, Carl. Ooohh...wee. Maybe it's not okay. But with computers nowadays, you don't even have to leave the house.

  • Randian||

    Fryman, we are full of religion now. Everyone, please - bow your heads, and pretend to be serious.
  • CampingInYourPark||

    “'He’s got a very good chance,' said Michael Heiss, cradling a bullhorn."

    “'Ron Paul winning is a long shot...' said Heiss."

    Wonder what he's really thinking. Maybe something like "This is a waste of time but yelling through this bullhorn is cool as shit"

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Just what makes that little old ant...

    If you're cradling a bullhorn instead of speaking conversationally through it, you've already failed at life.

  • pip||

    That bullhorn? You didn't cradle that.

    L look forward to:

    That second term? You didn't win that.

  • T||

    Follow me on Twitter for all the latest updates from the floor of the convention.

    I thought I was following you for the fanboi tears of disappointment when your Red Sox crater yet again. Convention updates are just a bonus.

  • John||

    http://cryptome.org/2012-info/.....opless.htm

    Pictures from today's DC go topless protest. Two caveats. Definitely not safe for work and red head in the black dress, roaw!!!!

  • A Serious Man||

    Admit it, you mean the red head in the green dress on the right.

    And I wonder how many of them actually believe in the right to walk around topless.

  • John||

    No. And there is a reason why I didn't go down to that thing. You couldn't just look at the redhead in the black dress. You had to look at all of them. I think the redhead in the black dress believes it. She seems to be really enjoying it as a matter of fact. And I am sure everyone around her enjoyed her enjoying it.

  • A Serious Man||

    And that's exactly why we shouldn't let women walk around topless. Sadly, most don't look like the redhead in the black dress.

    And I don't like the arbitrariness of the issue anyway. If we let them go topless, why not let everyone walk around naked? If you're going to argue that there's nothing wrong with bare female breasts, I don't see why you shouldn't be able to argue the same for the vagina or the penis.

  • John||

    Of course the same is true for men. Ryan Lockte walking around topless is not quite the same as Chuck Schumer strutting his moobs for the world.

    In the end, most people, male and female, need to keep their clothes on.

  • pip||

    It is perfectly legal to be nude in public in San Francisco, as long as you're not being lewd.

  • Voros McCracken||

    Is it cynical of me to think she was a paid model by the group? There's something about her that's off from the rest of the group.

  • John||

    Probably not. If she was, I have to give the fat and old ones some credit. Going down to the local strip club and hiring a pretty girl for the cause would be pretty shrewd of the them. A lot shrewder than I thought them capable of.

  • A Serious Man||

    I think it's a fairly accurate representation of the population you'd expect to see walking around topless. One really hot girl, a few nice looking ones, and mostly meh or worse.

  • Voros McCracken||

    I don't mean her looks, I mean her demeanor. She looks like she's modeling and the others do not.

  • BakedPenguin||

    I think you may well be correct. She certainly knows she's the "presence" of the rally.

  • Pro Libertate||

    I imagine attractive women know that whether hired or actually members of the cause.

  • Randian||

    The true feminists must be going apeshit by now.

    "HAVE RALLY FOR TRUE EQUALITY!"

    ...

    Hot chick gets all the attention.

  • John||

    "I was subjected to the male gaze!!"

    "Oh honey, only the pretty girls get to feel like that".

  • wareagle||

    the thing in the head scarf...is the group trying to kill its own message? Topless is not always a good thing. Fortunately, there is the redhead.

  • Auric Demonocles||

    Definitely not safe for work

    Thanks for the warning dude.

    red head in the black dress, roaw!!!!

    You bastard.

  • Randian||

    inorite?!

  • A Serious Man||

    I think I see Lucy Steigerwald in the back in a green top in picture number 3.

  • ||

    Yup.

  • John||

    It does. But she has her top on. That is rather un Libertarian of her.

  • ||

    Now that's a double edged sword. On the one hand, the red head. On the other, *barf*

  • John||

    The red head is a force of nature. She makes up for the rest of them.

  • ||

    Has to be a hired model. Has to be.

  • Romulus Augustus||

    She's obviously a virgin too.

  • Pro Libertate||

    It's not technically impossible that Paul could win. For instance, Mitt Romney could be on YouTube in ten minutes having sex with five prostitutes at the same time, while taking money to pay for them--also on camera--from a visiting al Qaeda member. That might get Paul the nomination.

    Other than that, the cause that Paul is part of is very much alive and will remain so even after Romney gets nominated.

  • John||

    There is always that lost Romney/Sandusky sex tape. But I think Axelrod plans that as an October surprise.

  • wareagle||

    from the rumors that have circulated about Obama, isn't he more likely to be on that tape?

  • LTC(ret) John||

    Regie Love was not available for comment?

  • pip||

  • Auric Demonocles||

    How often do meteorites hit the Tampa area with the the appropriate amount of energy to kill one person?

  • A Serious Man||

    Maybe he'll die in a freak accident involving a stripper, a live snake, and tequilla. You can fill in the rest of the details.

  • Pro Libertate||

    The tequila is redundant.

  • John||

    Romney is too boring to die like that.

  • Pro Libertate||

    It has occurred to me that a stripper scandal could, in his case, improve his image.

  • John||

    It could. Or maybe a nice mistress from his Bain days. Something to make him seem more human.

  • John||

    He needs to sex tape scandal with either Nicki Haley, Sarah Palin or S.E. Cupp. That would humanize him.

  • Pro Libertate||

    I'd say Palin. If there were a sex tape with him and her, especially with more her than him, I think he wins in a landslide.

  • John||

    It is the 21st Century. You can't be a successful public figure without an internet sex tape. Future generations will wonder at the idea that anyone was ever elected to national office without one.

  • Romulus Augustus||

    But the rumor is that he and Ann Coulter were an item.

  • John||

    Well, that might get him sarcasmic's vote.

  • pip||

    I bet he's still fapping to that tranny car ad from the A.M. links.

  • A Serious Man||

    What if some rich Republican convention-goers hire the stripper with the live snake act, put her in a limo and then things go horribly wrong in a way that results in the limo careening out of control and crashing into the Romney motorcade killing him?

  • Pro Libertate||

    Paul wins!

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

  • Pro Libertate||

    I've been wondering whether the motorcade I ran across yesterday was Romney's. Pretty hardcore, with lots of federal black SUVs.

  • Andrew S.||

    Only if they're male prostitutes.

    Or dead callgirls... whoops, hookers.

  • pmains||

    Well, he may be nominated from the floor, at least. Benton is saying he has the 5 delegations needed.

  • Enjoy Every Sandwich||

    If Ron Paul had had any realistic chance of winning this particular game of 3-card monte, he would have had an "unfortunate accident".

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