Paul did get a fair amount of delegates during the run up to the republican national convention.
The Republican party needs to hear more voices even if they don't tow the party line or pander to the tea party faction of their base.
Paul has some good ideas and some bad ones but the party of no better start listening to others outside of their own echo chamber.
The two party system has plagued this country. Our third party candidates do not receive and media coverage. Having somebody who can form his own opinions might bring a breathe of fresh air to the republican national convention. Ron Paul has good ideas and with some media coverage his following would increase.
His ideas were much better than anyone else's on the ballot, and they deserved to be heard no matter what others thought about it. He was and is the smartest guy in the running for the Republicans, why SHOULDN'T he have been allowed to speak and show it? So yes Ron Paul should have been allowed to speak at the Republican Convention.
Yes, Ron Paul should be permitted to speak at the Republican National Convention. When the Republican National Committee announced the last batch of headliners for this month's convention, one name remained noticeably absent from the schedule: Rep. Ron Paul. It appears the decision has been made not to ask the Texas congressman and erstwhile presidential hopeful to take the stage in Tampa. Few members of Congress have had as profound an influence on the direction of the party in recent years as Paul.
Ron Paul should be allowed to speak at the Republican National Convention in order to diversify the ideas within the Republican Party, rather than merely having Mitt Romney tow the party line. I believe that the more ideas and creativity that are injected into politics can only lead to improvements and progress within each party.
If the Republican party keeps running to the right, it will lose more and more general elections. Ron Paul supports are already not going to vote for Obama and probably vote for Romney. Letting him speak from a Republican pulpit will just alienate moderates who Romney could win over.
I'm certainly in favor of Ron Paul speaking. But the Republican party providing him a platform at the RNC just doesn't make sense. Republicans lose votes when they take hard right-wing stances and they don't gain them.