‘Hopefully they’ve got it out of their system’

Eric Brackey, a Ron Paul supporter who caused a disturbance on the floor  during the 2012 Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on Tuesday, August 28, 2012. (Photo by Michel du Cille/The Washington Post)

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), a key surrogate for Romney, called the Ron Paul protest at the RNC "as expected."

"We march on," said Chaffetz, as he strolled on the floor near the Utah delegation. "Hopefully they've got it out of their system."

Paul's Maine delegates, who lost a bid to be seated, have walked off the floor. But some disgruntled Paul supporters continued to protest in the hallways of the Tampa Bay Times forum. 

Rosalind Helderman is a political enterprise and investigations reporter for the Washington Post.
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