(CNN) - Ron Paul, the Republican presidential candidate who has said he does not plan on backing John McCain, is planning on holding a day-long rally at the University of Minnesota during the same week the Republican Party is set to hold its convention in Minneapolis.
The news was first reported by the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. A spokesman for the university confirmed to CNN that Paul has “tentatively” booked the venue.
Paul and his legion of supporters disagree with McCain's support of the Iraq war.
Why was noone screaming for ron paul to get out of the race on the republican side, like they were to Hillary on the dems side.
yeahhhhhhhhhh! good for you. YOu got my vote!
I'm confused. I guess I have been a TRUE DEMOCRAT for too long.
As an Obama supporter I really like hearing this. Hopefully he can take votes from McCain the way Nadar took votes from Gore. Turnabout is fair play.
Gotta love him. Fight the power Paul!
Go Ron Paul!
Go Bob Barr!
Go go go, all the way to November! You can do it, we believe in you!
Those Republicans really need to find some unity in their party? Why hasn't Ron Paul endorsed McCain?
Ron Paul is an intelligent man. He knows the score. God Bless Him.
It's a shame that he was not even invited to speak at the convention let alone given main stream media coverage. If Americans were allowed to hear this man speak, John McCain wouldn't stand a chance against him. Too bad Americans were never really given the opportunity to make a choice based on equal air time. Ron Paul is the only one competent enough to be on the ticket. Too bad the powers that control the media are so threatened by someone who actually wants Americans to know and enjoy their constitutional rights.
The RNC is paying bloggers to try and pull Clinton supporters over to McCain.
Don't listen to the same three or four people that flood the Ticker on a daily basis using different names – they are just paid hacks.
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REAL Republicans will vote for a true conservative, Ron Paul.
Go Ron!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! No Hillary supporters either. We don"t need you. Go vote for McCain
"Paul and his legion of supporters disagree with McCain's support of the Iraq war."
Really? That's ALL we disagree on? Let me outline how much we disagree with McCain:
Entire Foreign Policy
And much much more!
Ron Paul, the one the media and rabid neocons have called a lunatic, is the only sensible candidate in this race.
This is real trouble for McCain. McCain should be talking to Paul and trying to gain his support. If Paul gets his loyal supporters to not vote for McCain, McCain is done. While I totally respect Ron Paul's decision to not endorse McCain on principle, he should look at the alternative. Obama with the exception of his stance against the war, is far more removed from Paul's policies than McCain is.
Go Ron Paul! Obama or Paul 08! I think both of these guys are special. I've been amazed by Pauls debates and interviews. He's the smartest person of all of the candidates. Republicans should have given him more air time. Funny they shut out the only conservative of the lot.
YOU GO RON PAUL.
WE NEED MORE LIKE YOU ON BOTH SIDES OF THE ISLE.
PLENTY OF DEMOCRATS VOTED FOR THE WAR AS WELL.
AND THEY OWE US AN APOLOGY.
Good let's everybody get in on raining down on John's day, not that he will win, but as they hail him as the one who took the best beating from the Dems.
Ron Paul would be a good VP for McCain.
He might be able to deliver some of the conservative, fundamentalist, "literal interpretation of the constitution" crowd.
RNC better watch out this guy could ruin your party for the betterment of ...*** ALL ** .. Americans...
Unite for Change...
Carol McCain – the real first lady.........
NOT ENOUGH POLITICIANS DEMOCRAT OR REPUBLICAN
HAD THE MORAL COMPAS TO SAY NO,
NO WAY TO THE IRAQ WAR, AS RON PAUL DID.
Good for Ron Paul. I will be voting for Ron Paul. I will write his name in if his name is not on the ballot.
Who would prefer McCain over Ron Paul?
paul was my second choice ,way after obama,tho.repubs should have chosen him,but,most repubs are warmongers.
Why would any libertarian or independent thinker support McSame?
McCain used to be a little bit of a maverick, a decade or more ago, but he has long since sold his soul to the Bushies and now represents simply a continuation of the last 8 years. Ron Paul's supporters have more reason to back Obama than than Hillary Clinton's backers have reason to support McCain.
Ron Paul and Paul Wall would make an unstoppable ticket. RON PAUL WALL – FOR THE WHITE (RAPPER) HOUSE
Good for you RON PAUL, make a statement, keep up the fight!