June 10th, 2008
05:23 PM ET
6 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.


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soundoff (90 Responses)
  1. Gene

    Go Ron Paul... take some of those votes away from McCain. I definitely don't want either of you in the white house.. but I welcome the Republican division.

    June 10, 2008 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  2. s callahan

    Now THAT is going to be something to SEE...i think he'll have a LARGE turnout.....WOW

    June 10, 2008 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  3. Former Republican from KS

    Go for it Ron. I would vote for you over McBush any day.
    The McBush that would keep us in Iraq for a "hundred years" and totally distroy our nation, our economy. Putting Rommy Boy with McBush is only worse. I switched parties at cacus time because of the TOTAL FAILURE of the Bush Admin on every level. They are nothing more than corrupt, murdering liars and idiots.

    June 10, 2008 07:09 pm at 7:09 pm |
  4. HaHa

    Paul dissagrees with McCain's entire foreign policy...much more than just the Iraq war.

    Oh yeh, and he dissagress with McCains's monatary and domestic policies, civil liberties, freedom of speech, right to bear arms, the role of government, a and just a few other things too.

    Other than leaving out those minor details, you summed up why Paul supporter's are so fervent for their candidate pretty well.

    June 10, 2008 07:10 pm at 7:10 pm |
  5. H.Skank

    This is what will offset any Democrat crossing the line to vote Republican....all the anti-war Paul supporters rushing over to vote Democrat and end the war

    June 10, 2008 07:11 pm at 7:11 pm |
  6. Corey, Maryland

    I always somewhat liked Ron Paul. Now I know why.

    Obama Richardson 2008

    June 10, 2008 07:12 pm at 7:12 pm |
  7. NH, TX

    Mmmmh?

    June 10, 2008 07:15 pm at 7:15 pm |
  8. Kevin Collins

    Paul - the only candidate with a deep-seated love and respect for the Constitution.

    June 10, 2008 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
  9. kim portland, oregon

    ...finally, a republican with integrity!!!

    June 10, 2008 07:17 pm at 7:17 pm |
  10. Angela Frazier, Memphis TN

    I say go for it Paul! Give old Grampy McCain and the rest of the Redumbicans some heartburn!!

    June 10, 2008 07:23 pm at 7:23 pm |
  11. Kenneth

    Ron Paul is still running but is not getting any press why is this
    and what will mean at the Republicans convention

    June 10, 2008 07:26 pm at 7:26 pm |
  12. TPaulin

    First McCain tells the Republican primary voters what they want to hear. Now he's telling the rest of the nation, all the while bashing his opponent. Barack Obama started with a dream, but now he's taxing oil companies, letting the subprime crooks get off scott free, all the while bashing his opponent.

    At least there's one alternative that's left the sugar coating at the bakery, the attacks in the schoolyard, and the pandering to the used car salesmen. At least there's one alternative at the republican convention, and for my vote, there's one alternative for president – vote for Dr. Ron Paul.

    June 10, 2008 07:28 pm at 7:28 pm |
  13. Susan, PA

    wow !! never heard of a republican against the war.

    way to go Paul.

    June 10, 2008 07:35 pm at 7:35 pm |
  14. Francis, Hawaii

    What a guy! He should be the Republican candidate so Obama will have some stiff compettion! Guess the machine wins again!

    June 10, 2008 07:38 pm at 7:38 pm |
  15. After further review,Texas

    Go Ron Paul.I have always voted Dem. but hes the only man telling the truth.

    June 10, 2008 07:38 pm at 7:38 pm |
  16. KMAN

    As an Obama supporter ... I truly respect many of Mr. Paul's positions on several major issues and believe he was poorly treated during the primary debates. Good luck to you sir!

    June 10, 2008 07:44 pm at 7:44 pm |
  17. Charlotte

    You go Ron.. If we can get enough voters to pull from all sides Hillary can win a write-in campaign. I will write Hillary Clinton on my ballot in November...

    June 10, 2008 07:45 pm at 7:45 pm |
  18. Think!!

    The main ones that swear they will vote for McSame will be the same ones in here next year blogging and complaining about high GAS, losing their HOMES and their JOBS....

    THIS IS ABOUT THE PARTY AND NOTHING ELSE....

    VOTE- Democratic or VOTE poverty--

    STICK TOGETHER- OR WE WILL BE THE NEW 3RD WORLD

    June 10, 2008 07:45 pm at 7:45 pm |
  19. Ian

    Ron Paul, our last true representative in congress.

    June 10, 2008 07:46 pm at 7:46 pm |
  20. Think!!

    The main ones that swear they will vote for McSame will be the same ones in here next year blogging and complaining about high GAS, losing their HOMES and their JOBS....

    THIS IS ABOUT THE PARTY AND NOTHING ELSE....

    VOTE- Democratic or VOTE poverty--

    STICK TOGETHER- OR WE WILL BE THE NEW 3RD WORLD

    Do not let the GOP use US!!

    June 10, 2008 07:46 pm at 7:46 pm |
  21. Women In California for Obama

    Go Mr. Paul! I would NOT vote for McAdulterer either.

    June 10, 2008 07:51 pm at 7:51 pm |
  22. Kristen

    Is Ron Paul in debt? Maybe he and Hillary should talk about how to run a campaign for a long time with out spending $20million you don’t have.

    June 10, 2008 07:51 pm at 7:51 pm |
  23. Tom

    FINALLY a little bit of press, still haven't heard cnn talk about his book getting to #1 on NY Times bestseller list, but its something

    The rEVOLution continues!

    June 10, 2008 07:55 pm at 7:55 pm |
  24. Yobee

    Ron who?

    June 10, 2008 08:00 pm at 8:00 pm |
  25. BreeAnna

    the REVOLUTION is alive and well!

    June 10, 2008 08:03 pm at 8:03 pm |
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