Although obscured by the nominations of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan and concerns over a Gulf Coast hurricane, the Republican National Convention is bracing for a contentious floor fight on Tuesday.
At issue is an RNC proposal that conservative critics say is an attempt to silence grassroots conservatives by deciding convention delegates based on the direct results of primaries or even based on the desires of candidates or party leaders.
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Dave Nalle is national chairman of the Republican Liberty Caucus. He said the national party is following the same path as the Democrats did to squelch minority dissent for the party's nominee.
"Romney's going to lose votes. There are Republicans who are not going to vote for him because of this," Nalle told WND.
Nalle said the smarter move would be to allow debate over the nominees, and then the losing side would feel it was treated with respect and allowed to make its case.
He said if the rule passes, conservatives not enamored with Romney may conclude their voices don't matter to the RNC and be tempted to support Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson. Nalle also explains why he thinks his side will ultimately win Tuesday's floor debate.