June 10th, 2008
05:23 PM ET
7 years ago

Paul set to hold separate rally during Republican convention

(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.


Filed under: Ron Paul
soundoff (90 Responses)
  1. Rachel

    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.

    June 10, 2008 06:26 pm at 6:26 pm |
  2. Leisa

    yeahhhhhhhhhh! good for you. YOu got my vote!

    June 10, 2008 06:28 pm at 6:28 pm |
  3. Loretta from California

    I'm confused. I guess I have been a TRUE DEMOCRAT for too long.

    June 10, 2008 06:30 pm at 6:30 pm |
  4. Don in Florida

    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.

    June 10, 2008 06:30 pm at 6:30 pm |
  5. Listen Up...

    Gotta love him. Fight the power Paul!

    June 10, 2008 06:32 pm at 6:32 pm |
  6. Richard

    Go Ron Paul!
    Go Bob Barr!
    Go go go, all the way to November! You can do it, we believe in you!

    Obama 08!

    June 10, 2008 06:34 pm at 6:34 pm |
  7. An American

    Those Republicans really need to find some unity in their party? Why hasn't Ron Paul endorsed McCain?

    June 10, 2008 06:36 pm at 6:36 pm |
  8. Matthew

    Ron Paul is an intelligent man. He knows the score. God Bless Him.

    June 10, 2008 06:40 pm at 6:40 pm |
  9. Doreen

    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.

    June 10, 2008 06:40 pm at 6:40 pm |
  10. Mike Birmingham, AL

    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.

    CNN POST THIS

    June 10, 2008 06:46 pm at 6:46 pm |
  11. Real Republican

    Rock on!

    REAL Republicans will vote for a true conservative, Ron Paul.

    June 10, 2008 06:48 pm at 6:48 pm |
  12. michael

    Go Ron!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! No Hillary supporters either. We don"t need you. Go vote for McCain

    June 10, 2008 06:48 pm at 6:48 pm |
  13. The Austrian

    "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:

    Iraq War
    Entire Foreign Policy
    Fiscal Policy
    Patriot Act
    Health Care
    Taxes
    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.

    June 10, 2008 06:49 pm at 6:49 pm |
  14. Patrick

    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.

    June 10, 2008 06:50 pm at 6:50 pm |
  15. Greg in Detroit

    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.

    June 10, 2008 06:50 pm at 6:50 pm |
  16. David Goldman for OBAMA

    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.

    June 10, 2008 06:54 pm at 6:54 pm |
  17. YES WE CAN + YES WE WILL= DEMS IN WHITE HOUSE

    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.

    June 10, 2008 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  18. R. Grayson

    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.

    June 10, 2008 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  19. 1st Mrs. McCain is the HERO

    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.........

    June 10, 2008 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  20. 58 old white ladies for OBAMA

    NOT ENOUGH POLITICIANS DEMOCRAT OR REPUBLICAN

    HAD THE MORAL COMPAS TO SAY NO,

    NO WAY TO THE IRAQ WAR, AS RON PAUL DID.

    June 10, 2008 06:57 pm at 6:57 pm |
  21. Annie

    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?

    June 10, 2008 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
  22. martin

    paul was my second choice ,way after obama,tho.repubs should have chosen him,but,most repubs are warmongers.

    June 10, 2008 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  23. jeff c in San Francisco

    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.

    June 10, 2008 07:04 pm at 7:04 pm |
  24. OBAMA RICHARDSON 2008

    Ron Paul and Paul Wall would make an unstoppable ticket. RON PAUL WALL – FOR THE WHITE (RAPPER) HOUSE

    June 10, 2008 07:05 pm at 7:05 pm |
  25. jason

    Good for you RON PAUL, make a statement, keep up the fight!

    June 10, 2008 07:07 pm at 7:07 pm |
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