Ron Paul supporters walk out

Only 10 of 20 Paul delegates from Maine were seated at the RNC, leading to anger among the libertarian-leaning lawmaker's supporters.

Some members of the Texas delegation are wearing stickers with pictures of the battleship Maine and the words "remember Maine 2012."

In 1898 inflammatory reports about the explosion of the battleship USS Maine in Havana harbor helped draw the United States into war with Spain. Americans were encouraged to "remember the Maine." 

Video of the walkout, courtesy of the Post's Kathleen Parker:

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

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