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Ron Paul ends active campaigning but will continue to run for GOP nod

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Congressman Ron Paul has announced that he will no longer be using resources to campaign in primary states, instead focusing all of his efforts on delegate-selection events as he vows to continue to vie for GOP nomination for presidential candidate.

Rep. Paul (R-Texas) issued a statement on his official website on Monday announcing that he will immediately begin to concentrate on collecting delegates at state conventions in lieu of traditional campaigning in states where he will have to compete in GOP presidential primaries.

"Our campaign will continue to work in the state convention process. We will continue to take leadership positions, win delegates, and carry a strong message to the Republican National Convention that liberty is the way of the future," reads the statement.

"Moving forward, however, we will no longer spend resources campaigning in primaries in states that have not yet voted. Doing so with any hope of success would take many tens of millions of dollars we simply do not have.”

Following the bowing out of Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich in recent weeks, Rep. Paul has become the most likely opponent to Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney in terms of taking the GOP nomination. Both men are vying for the Republican Party’s nod so that they can challenge incumbent President Barack Obama during this November’s election.

In Monday’s statement, Paul suggests that by continuing to accumulate delegates, he stands to give Romney a run for his money come the RNC later this summer in Tampa, Florida.

Paul says he will continue to try to accumulate delegates, a strategy that has been considered unorthodox by many but has so far proved to be mostly successful.

“I hope all supporters of Liberty will remain deeply involved – become delegates, win office, and take leadership positions.I will be right there with you.In the coming days, my campaign leadership will lay out to you our delegate strategy and what you can do to help, so please stay tuned,” says the congressman.

CNN reports that, as of April 1, the Ron Paul for President campaign has roughly $1.8 million in the bank—quite an accomplishing statistic given that former House Speaker Newt Gingrich suspended his campaign while $4.5 million in debt.

Last month Paul’s campaign manager, Jesse Benton, told reporters, "I am not going to try to deceive you, and say that Romney doesn't have some advantages…But until he has 1,144 delegates, we are going to press on with our campaign."

 

8 Comments in Response to

Comment by Anonymous
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 Liberty quotes from Ron Paul?  You win the prize for last comic standing!

Comment by Joseph Vanderville
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 Do you understand what “the threat of domestic tyranny” to destroy America is? A politician who wants to change the United States into a country without a Central Bank, and without Income Tax, a politician that would deny the United States of its rightful leadership in world affairs and turn the country into a virtual recluse is a “threat of domestic tyranny” that would destroy the United States of America.

 

 A politician whose distorted perception of liberty and freedom is the liberty and freedom of all Americans to drink raw milk and die of Salmonella, E. Coli and Listeria is a worse threat to freedom than foreign terrorists already are.

 

Only those suffering a worse case of myopia would miss these threats of domestic tyranny to destroy the country like what Ron Paul’s destructive and delusional politics represents.

 

 

Comment by Ben Dover
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Liberty Quotes

"America was founded by men who understood that the threat of domestic tyranny is as great as any threat from abroad. If we want to be worthy of their legacy, we must resist the rush toward ever-increasing state control of our society. Otherwise, our own government will become a greater threat to our freedoms than any foreign terrorist."

—Ron Paul
Ok, everybody - IF you did NOTHING to support Ron Paul, in his Campaign for President, in 2012 - YOU MAY EFFECTIVELY THANK YOURSELVES FOR ANOTHER 4 YEARS!, OF THE INCREASINGLY CORRUPT STATUS QUO, AND ATTENDANT LOSS OF LIBERTY - NOT TO MENTION - FOUR MORE YEARS OF OBAMNEY! I've already donated $200.00 - $100.00 on President's Day - Feb. 20th, and $100.00, on Tax Day - April 15th - so, if you've done more than that, by volunteering, or donating FIAT CURRENCY - congratulations!  IF you haven't - RE-READ THE ABOVE. I will be making another donation on May 17th, an early donation, that otherwise would have been made on JULY 4TH, 2012.  I will likely make another donation on JULY 4TH, 2012. 

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Comment by Anonymous
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Check out Doug Wallace article outing Romney in eNewYorkTimes.com May 14, 2012.  Don't give up on Paul just yet.

Comment by Boston Releigh
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Allow me to join you. As a soldier of good standing, I take my hat off to Ron Paul as a political warrior. Let's give Ron Paul a standing ovation as he quits -- to just close his mouth as he retires, and give the Republican Party a chance to win the coming presidential election. In his retirement, he has this opportunity to nurse his wounds of defeat, and hide the scars of battle that he fought tooth and nail – his Waterloo -- for posterity.

Comment by Bertha Anonimo
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Ron Paul and backers read this smart analytical recommendation coming from JV [see below], with a squinted eye, and I am sure they are thinking even as I write this comment that for want of reason, they will just call him a fool. If they do, then JV is an exception. He is the only wise fool that I know.

Comment by Joseph Vanderville
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Still, it is an unwise decision. The wise decision is to quit now and solidify support behind Romney to defeat Obama. It is inevitable anyway that Ron Paul is going to drop out, as he ALWAYS does every time he runs for president for almost twenty years now. Dropping out of the race is always certain for Ron Paul -- it is not something people expect that he might NOT quit, because he always quit, at least for two reasons:

[1] RP supporters always declare when Paul is losing, that he was not there to win but only to plant the seeds of radical protests against the Government in the name of his own controversial version of liberty and freedom that only his supporters -- revolutionary Libertarians on the fringe -- are excited about, when the truth is, the American people find him and his protests rather strange or odd, to say the least.

To cite just a couple of examples of the many strange and odd ideas Ron Pul espoused are his weird vision, as a self-proclaimed constitutionalist and economist, to recreate America without a Central Bank and without income tax [abolish the Federal Reserves and the Income Tax]; and in international affairs, cut off the United States’ global leadership and turn the country into a virtual recluse. Americans found this incredibly bizarre ideas unacceptable, to say the least!

[2] The second reason why he always quit in the race is that he is an "unelectable" candidate for president, and he knows it. The Main Stream Media, the people and the GOP had never considered him a good material in the list of candidates to ever win the presidential election at all, that is why he is always ignored, snubbed, flouted and any vote in the Republican caucus and primaries is "erase" or doctored to see to it that he will never win by accident.

These are some of the reasons why I am very definitive in my constant declaration -- for his marginalized supporters and backers to know -- that contrary to their delusional belief, Ron Paul can NEVER, NEVER become President of the United States EVEN IF THE CROW TURNS WHITE.

But for Ron Paul to quit at this juncture of the GOP presidential nomination race is appropriate and wise. To win votes in order to defeat Obama is not as easy as picking apples. All Government facilities are under his own disposal and he will use them to kick Romney in the ass.

Romney needs the help of all Republicans if the Republican Party wants to go back to power. But the Republicans will never make it if Ron Paul and supporters continue to weaken Romney by attacking him left and right, instead of dropping off the race and throwing that needed support behind Romney.

But Ron Paul and supporters are revolutionary Libertarians, not Republicans. They don’t care if the Republicans will not make it in the 2012 presidential election. Their priority objectives are at least not similar to if not incompatible with that of the GOP.

Besides, a wise fool never exists. There is no such thing.

 

Comment by Don Duncan
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Perhaps this would have been the best strategy from the start. If nominated he could then use more money for the presidential campaign. It not nominated we can start making plans to escape the coming collapse of America.

 


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