June 10th, 2008
05:23 PM ET
10 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. Proud American

    Run Paul Run!!!!!

    June 10, 2008 08:05 pm at 8:05 pm |
  2. Alison, FL

    Yes!...with him and Bob Barr on the ballot in November, Obama will win by a LANDSLIDE!!

    June 10, 2008 08:12 pm at 8:12 pm |
  3. HereWeGo

    Where is his picture?????? Put a picture of him so everyone can see. HUM, so the Republicans don't all get along eh????? Interesting...

    June 10, 2008 08:14 pm at 8:14 pm |
  4. M.S. Indiana

    Ron Paul never McCain !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    June 10, 2008 08:16 pm at 8:16 pm |
  5. Linda31

    Go Ron Paul!!! hehe

    June 10, 2008 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
  6. TBM

    I've always liked this guy.

    Represents integrity and honesty in politics.

    June 10, 2008 08:18 pm at 8:18 pm |
  7. Joe

    I am a republican who would of voted republican if Ron Paul was the presuptive nominee. Now I will vote democratic. McCain's military service was lacking and his private life wasn't to much better and his wife is a drug addict who should of went to jail.

    June 10, 2008 08:19 pm at 8:19 pm |
  8. Peter E

    I am voting for Ron Paul. He is the only one who actually listens to the average American and respects our freedom as well as the sovereignity of other nations.

    June 10, 2008 08:22 pm at 8:22 pm |
  9. Brian

    McCain does NOT represent the voice of the Conservatives.... we will NOT vote for someone pandering to the Clintons...... the only good Clinton is an IMPEACHED one. McCain your a traitor!

    June 10, 2008 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
  10. Barry Freed

    Ron Paul is king!

    June 10, 2008 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
  11. Breaker

    Republicans are scared to death. They have no solutions and just causing waves.

    The old american ways are dead – a new america is born.

    Some of them are potsing as former Hillary supporters.

    Don't believe them for a minute.

    June 10, 2008 08:28 pm at 8:28 pm |

    Hmmm you don't say. I wonder who he is backing. There is only one other. The GOP is more divided than the DEMS, this is why McCain and Lieberman are reaching out those out stretched arms to the ANGRY & DISGRUNTAL to try and make up the difference.

    I just hope that stupidity lessons by November for some of our DEMS.

    CMON DEMS wake up!!!!

    June 10, 2008 08:28 pm at 8:28 pm |
  13. WIlly

    Who gives a fresh pile of dog squeeze what this RINO wants to do. Paul just cross over to the democrats and get it over with already.

    June 10, 2008 08:43 pm at 8:43 pm |
  14. Herman in LA

    So it looks like both parties have people that are not willing to back each other but it looks as though the republicans have more.

    June 10, 2008 08:51 pm at 8:51 pm |
  15. D-Weezy - OH

    Go Ron Paul! Run as an independent.

    June 10, 2008 08:56 pm at 8:56 pm |
  16. Tony, Miami

    Go Paul, I democrat completely disagree with McCain's 100 years war.

    June 10, 2008 09:09 pm at 9:09 pm |
  17. Joe

    I think this is one of the few good men who understand what is going.
    that this election is more than spinning, lies and the same old games of deception.
    I am surprised that CNN and other news media did give attention to this Ron Paul.
    -Instead day and night they focus their attention on race card, Hillary and Bill ... Bill and Hill were there in white house for 8 years.
    When they move to New york, people thought they were angel.
    I guest the truth is out.

    June 10, 2008 09:11 pm at 9:11 pm |
  18. Dan

    Let's make sure the GOP understands, we're not going anywhere! No matter how much they continue to try and push us out!

    June 10, 2008 09:13 pm at 9:13 pm |
  19. Henry Miller, Cary, NC


    There are a million or so of us Paulites up for grabs and I suspect most of us will vote for the man who demonstrates the most respect for American freedoms and most closely adheres to the Constitution.

    And, of course, we'll vote against the man who most fails those tests. Can either of you, Senators McCain and Obama, afford to throw away a million-plus votes? I doubt it.

    June 10, 2008 09:21 pm at 9:21 pm |
  20. Demo

    Ron Paul was the only Republican candidate i liked .. wonder why they shunned him ...

    June 10, 2008 09:23 pm at 9:23 pm |
  21. glhf

    That's nice.

    June 10, 2008 09:26 pm at 9:26 pm |
  22. Chris

    As a Democrat and avide Obama/Dem Unite supporter – Paul is actually a respectful Republican.

    He has a lot more integrity than McCain... McCain just had the name recognition =/

    June 10, 2008 09:34 pm at 9:34 pm |
  23. art V

    He is still my candidate

    June 10, 2008 09:35 pm at 9:35 pm |
  24. Jennifer from Atlanta

    Much better candidate than McCain.

    OBAMA 08

    June 10, 2008 09:37 pm at 9:37 pm |
  25. Rational1

    Well, Henry Miller pf Cary, NC, I guess I'll be the sole person to join your blog. Hold on, the crickets are chirping too loudly...........there we go, much better. Where was I? Oh yeah, Obama '08.

    June 10, 2008 09:38 pm at 9:38 pm |
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