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Ron Paul still in presidential race but no longer campaigning

hayneMichael080311_optBY MICHAEL HAYNE
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
COMMENTARY

It was reported yesterday that longshot Libertarian-minded Republican Presidential Candidate, Ron Paul, is no longer actively campaigning for the GOP nomination.

“Moving forward, however, we will no longer spend resources campaigning in primaries in states that have not yet voted,”said Paul, in a statement released Monday afternoon. “Doing so with any hope of success would take many tens of millions of dollars we simply do not have.” (Source:CNN)

Now this doesn’t mean that Ron Paul has officially ended his quest to seek the presidency and begin money bombs to disrupt the 2016 race. However, the most authentic and genuine of all the Republican candidates will no longer be spending any money on upcoming primaries.

Paul, who reportedly has $1.8 million cash on hand, will still fight to ensure he has sufficient delegates for the Republican convention in Tampa, Fla. in late August.

“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,”adds Paul, in his statement. (Source:CNN)

Upcoming primary contests in Texas, Arkansas, and Kentucky may avail the fledgling Paul campaign, but it seems money for fundraising is pretty much gone.

Paul supporters, who follow the candidate around like he were the 5th Beatle or Ayn Rand incarnate, stubbornly refuse to let the race fall into the hands of the flip-flopping , Northeastern inventor of the healthcare mandate. They have increased Paul’s delegate share in multiple caucus states by inundating state conventions and fighting complex legislative rules with parliamentary tactics. In Nevada, for example Romney won the caucus by 30 points, but Paul took 22 of 25 available delegates. It’s pretty obvious that delegates in Nevada and other states will surely cast their vote for Romney on the first ballot, but Paul supporters are counting on a brokered convention that will result in a second vote. Beyond those circumstances, Paul could land himself a prime speaking slot and give his supporters a permanent erection. After all, Chris Matthews once dubbed them the “droppings of the Republican Party.

Unlike the carefully programmed Romney, who is the product of a today’s superficial and circus-like election process, Ron Paul is authentic and sticks to convictions and ideology, not the GOP talking point of the moment. However, despite the enthusiasm of his supporters, most political observers know that Paul would never run as an independent since all of his unflagging efforts and delegate push is purely meant to set the stage for his son, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul (R), to run for president one day.

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Comments (1)
1 Tuesday, 15 May 2012 20:55
Noddalyn
The last sentence of the last paragraph of your commentary negates calling him authentic in the previous sentence and in the 3rd paragraph.

Either you think:
- all of his unflagging effort and delegate push is "purely meant to set the stage for his son" (last sentence of the last paragaph)
or you think:
- Ron Paul is authentic

Pick one.

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