Romney, Paul Supporters Brawl: OK GOP Convention or OK Corral?

Posted on May 14, 2012. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , |

You decide.

If the Oklahoma state convention is any indication, mainstream Republicans have plenty to worry about come this summer at their convention in Tampa. What happened in Oklahoma made the brouhaha at the Arizona convention also held this weekend look tame, even though Mitt Romney’s son Josh was booed off the stage by Paul enthusiasts.

Oklahoma turned decidely ugly when the Republicans decided to take a voice vote to determine which candidate would get the 25 national delegates and 25 alternates rather than using the traditional and longer method of roll call.

Tensions exploded after the controversial vote went against Paul and a Romney supporter allegedly punched a Paul supporter in the back of the head. In another incident, two women got into a hitting match over the vote.

The convention was then abruptly shut down when the dividers began to close and the lights were turned off, forcing everyone outside.

And from there, the convention reconvened in the parking lot:

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