TAMPA, Fla. -- While Ron Paul is not speaking at the Republican convention, the RNC agreed to air a tribute video praising his role in the party.
"Ron Paul: 22 years in Congress, he's never voted for a tax increase. Never voted or a debt ceiling increase, never waivered, never backed down," the video's narrator intoned at the beginning.
Paul has not endorsed Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan voted for the most recent debt-ceiling increase.
The video then went on to air clips of Republican politicians in the House and Senate, including Sens. Rand Paul, Mike Lee, Mitch McConnell and Jim DeMint, praising Paul's small-government activism.
"The longer we go and the deeper in debt we get the more apparent it was that Ron Paul was right all those years," DeMint said.