Nothing ever – and I mean just about litterally nothing ever – happens at a national convention that one could call, to borrow a term from Missouri candidate for the U.S. Senate Rep. Todd Akin, “legitimate news.” That said, I was surprised on the first night of the convention to find myself in an unexpected floor demonstration where some members of the Minnesota and Texas delegations forcefully voiced their objections to rule changes by the Republican National Committee. The change resulted in the unseating of some Maine delegates committed to casting their votes for Congressman Ron Paul.
Gary Heyer of Chaska, Minnesota is featured in the video above. A countertrend trader and yoga instructor, Mr. Meyer declared himself a supporter of Congressman Paul and of liberty in our conversation that preceded the video taping. “They steam-rolled us,” he stated. “We should get to choose the nominee. Now the nominee gets to choose the delegates. … This is my last day here. These guys are a bunch of fucking thieves.”
Hector Medina, a Texas delegate from San Antionio, is an equally upset opponent of the rules change. Mr. Medina is featured in the video clip below. He and others in the delegation were also enraged that the Convention refused to recognize their call for division – a roll call to determine if the voice vote had in fact reflected a majority of the delegates in the Hall.