Libertarian-GOP Rift06/05/12 Robert Lorei
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up we'll talk about a dispute between small "l" libertarians and the Republican Party. But first two comments about yesterday's interview with former Congressman Alan Grayson.
tape The Tampa Bay Times reported this morning that: "Supporters of Ron Paul suspect the Republican National Convention is toying with them, and they're taking their complaint to social media, talk radio and anyone else who will listen.
"They've been fighting us all along," said Deborah Robinet, a southern California activist working to organize a three-day celebration of Paul's libertarian ideals on the eve of the convention. "We're Republicans. Do they want to alienate us or do they want to bring us into the fold?"
At issue is the location of Paul Festival 2012, which could bring an estimated 20,000 or more people a day to Tampa.
It would run from Aug. 24, four days after Paul's 77th birthday, to Aug. 26, the day before the convention begins."
Here to talk about the issue is former Libertarian Party candidate for US Senate Alex Snitker. He ran for the Senate in 2010. He now hosts a radio program and is executive director of the Save America Foundation