In what can only be described as a bit of a cryptic announcment, Ron Paul sort of ended his Presidential campaign.
He said in a statement that the campaign was not going to expend further resources in states that had not had primaries yet, but he would continue to try to get delegates.
From the Hill:
Ron Paul won't campaign in any more primaries, his campaign announced Monday afternoon.
A letter sent from Paul to supporters promised to continue the battle for delegates at state party conventions in order to try to influence the party's platform, but said the campaign will no longer try to win delegates in new states — an uphill battle now that Mitt Romney is the presumed nominee and most states have gone to a winner-take-all system of delegate apportionment.
"We will no longer spend resources campaigning in primaries in states that have not yet voted," Paul said in the letter. "Doing so with any hope of success would take many tens of millions of dollars we simply do not have."
Paul had already scaled back his efforts in states as compared to the heavy spending he'd done in early elections like Iowa, New Hampshire and Nevada, and the timing of his decision means he won't campaign in his home state of Texas, which will vote on May 29.
The letter promises to lay out the campaign's delegate strategy for the Republican National Convention and asks supporters to "stay tuned" for further strategy updates — two words that may make Romney's campaign nervous that Paul's supporters will cause problems at the early September convention.
So what does all of this mean?
Romney has the nomination. We already knew this. Paul will continue an insurgent strategy to gain delegates and have some influence in Tampa at the Republican convention.
Given that Mitt Romney is apparently working with the Republican establishment in Washington towards a Romneycare to replace Obamacare, maybe we should help Ron Paul’s campaign cause some headaches for Mitt Romney and the establishment and send them a message.
We the people are not interested in liberal lite.
Ron Paul will make a wonderful Secretary of the US Treasurery. Good bye Timmy boy.
Ditto on the Huh? Can someone please explain what the Paul supporters are doing with delegates and how this could impact the convention?
Here's an article that explains what Paul's strategy is (or was?): http://theintelhub.com/2012/05/08/ron-paul-terrifies-the-red-and-bl...
Ron Paul would make an okay president. He believes in the constitution. And I have not heard him pushing any darned health care mess.
Romney isn't going to having any Conservative in his Cabinet.. So forget it!! He is a Socialist and the NWO people like Soros and Kissinger will be telling him what to to!
Sally I am not so sure about that.
sally . . . . Do you have any proof of these accusations?
Please enlighten the readers as to your talking points.
Are you saying you want Ron Paul - because I do not. Cause a headache I think Paul does that already. The trick will be for Romney to gain support in the areas he is lacking. The young first and then the rest of us. We are not convinced yet and certainly do not want Romneycare we need strength and the conviction to undo all the damage Obit has done thus far.
I guess I will be voting for the Constitution Party again. Go Constitution Party. YAAAAAY
One less vote to out Obama...
I think you are a Dem in disguise, any vote for any one else will give a vote for Barry.
I do not understand how any one can call Romney a socialist, he is a true capitalist. We need to get behind him now and stop giving more ammo to the Dems, keep this name calling up and we will have four more years of Obama.