Supporters of the Libertarian congressman want their man to get an invitation for a primetime speaking slot at the GOP conclave. Their appeals to Maria Cino, chief of convention arrangements, are not subtle. Said one:
"We will converge on Minnesota regardless of whether you invite Dr. Paul, but we would prefer to stay in hotels and attend the convention as members of the Republican Party rather than stay at the YMCA and protest outside as disaffected ex-Republicans. The choice is yours."