Mitt Romney

Ron Paul Supporters Rattle GOP

Romney may be nominated earlier than expected in order to avoid disruption from the libertarian wing at the GOP convention


AP) WASHINGTON — Republican delegates will begin the roll call vote to officially nominate Mitt Romney for president on Monday at the national convention in Tampa, which could allow Romney to accept the GOP nomination earlier in the week than has occurred at previous conventions.

The formal presidential nomination process will begin earlier than in past years in part because of concerns about supporters of libertarian Texas Rep. Ron Paul, Republican officials said Thursday. Officials are also discussing the impact that Tropical Storm Isaac could have on the convention.