Ron Paul was on Fox News recently discussing his upcoming counter rally to the neocon Republican convention. The Ron Paul rally is scheduled for September 2nd at the Williams Arena (at the University of Minnesota) in Minneapolis and coincides with the second day of the neocon convention in neighboring St. Paul.
A seemingly glum Neil Cavuto does not appear too excited by the prospect of a counter rally by Dr. Paul. He even asks the (obligatory?) “are you planning on running third party?” question. Well guess what Fox News and neocons… we ain’t voting for McCain and we ain’t going away so get used to it.
The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review first reported on this story:
Ron Paul Plans His Own Convention
By David Brown
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Maverick GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul has booked an arena in Minneapolis for a “mini-convention” that could steal some of John McCain’s thunder just days before he accepts the Republican nomination…
The campaign hopes the daylong event will “send a message to the Republican Party,” Paul campaign spokesman Jesse Benton tells the Tribune-Review. “There is a growing surge of people out there just craving” for a return “to traditional American government, limited government that places personal liberty first and places an emphasis on personal responsibility and essentially gets out of the way after that,” Benton said. “The buzz we get from supporters is that they are very eager to come to St. Paul and very eager to send a strong message.”
Read the rest here.