Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) refused to accept the terms dictated by the Republican National Convention planners in order for him to receive a speaking slot.
In an interview with the New York Times, Rep. Paul claims that convention organizers told him he could deliver a speech if the Romney campaign could first vet his speech and if he endorsed Romney for President; two things Rep. Paul refused to do.
Rep. Paul told the New York Times: “It wouldn’t be my speech. That would undo everything I’ve done in the last 30 years. I don’t fully endorse him for president.”
Because Rep. Paul openly criticizes Republican policies, the partty is concerned that he would hurt Mitt Romney’s chances in November.
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Rep. Paul’s followers planned to show up at the convention and try to nominate him for president, from the floor.
To avoid that scene, Rep. Paul struck a deal to settle a debate over the seating his delegates. Instead of a floor fight, Rep. Paul will receive a video tribute created by his supporters.