Friday, May 30, 2008
UPDATE: This is a little video of the crowd, pre-speech.
State organizer Marianne Stebbins said what she wanted was a fair convention and discussed the rules as "needing to be followed". Barb Davis White, candidate for the U.S. House in CD 5, spoke to a very supportive crowd, then Rep. Paul gave a largely upbeat, encouraging speech that focused mostly on thanking his supporters and on the larger battle. If the lookers-on came to hear some bombthrowing, I think they were disappointed.
For coverage of the speech, see Bill Salisbury's report. The convention starts in a few minutes, and I will post during the day as significant news occurs.