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BREAKING NEWS: Ron Paul Still Running For Some Reason
Moore Common Sense ^ | 4/25/12 | Alan Moore

Posted on 04/25/2012 6:35:21 AM PDT by alan8228

Ron PaulEven though Ron Paul continued his losing streak of 0 primary wins in his third time running for president, the soon to be ex-congressman from Texas still vows to continue his futile efforts to the GOP convention:

Rep. Ron Paul will not step aside even if Mitt Romney soon clinches the 1,144 delegates needed to secure the Republican presidential nomination, the candidate said Monday.

"If tomorrow, Romney had the absolute number, I would probably continue in a modified way to maximize the number of delegates to go to the convention," Paul said on CNBC's "Squawk Box," adding that his supporters insist he stay in the running.

A couple of takeaways:

1. If you are still sending Ron Paul money then go into your kitchen, grab a frying pan, and hit yourself square in the face. Then go to your toilet, take out your wallet, empty it into said toilet and flush. You will have made a more worthwhile investment.

2. Now that there is zero chance of Ron Paul ever becoming president, the Paul campaign has shifted their focus to getting as many delegates as possible to the RNC convention in order to influence the Republican Party platform:

[Paul campaign manager Jesse] Benton acknowledged the increasing possibility that Paul would not be the GOP nominee, but made clear that the “secondary goal of all of our political action [has been] getting limited-government, libertarian-leaning folks involved and taking over the party apparatus.”
Part of the plan for doing that is accumulating enough delegates to give the Texas congressman the necessary leverage in Tampa to mold the GOP platform to his taste. By finishing second in the delegate tally Tuesday night, Paul kept his hopes for doing so alive.

This is about the dumbest political goal I've ever heard. The party platform? That's the end-all-be-all for the Ron Paul campaign? Send me a check for $1000 if you think the party platform means anything, anything at all. Assuming these libertarians hijack the party platform and fill it with isolationism, anti-semitism, and a cowardly foreign policy do you think if Mitt Romney is elected president he's going to be bound by that? Do you think ANY candidate will be bound by the party platform?

The platform is a stated set of nonbinding policy positions. It has little to no consequence on any election in the United States and would be changed by a Mitt Romney Administration at the next convention if they couldn't do it sooner. Not that it would even matter but just for the sake of de-crazying (Not a word, I know. Please don't be a nerd and correct my grammar) it they would.

3. There are not as many Ron Paul supporters as his votes would indicate. For instance, in Virginia you could only vote for Ron Paul or Mitt Romney. At that point Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich still had somewhat of a chance left and their supporters voted AGAINST Ron Paul. Mitt Romney still hasn't won over every Republican and there are still protest votes against him in these nominating contests. If Ron Paul went third party most of those votes would disappear immediately.

4. Ron Paul tried this delegate stealing strategy in 2008 and guess what, he did not become the GOP nominee or president.

5. If you actually think Ron Paul will get enough delegates to somehow steal the RNC convention and become the GOP nominee then please reread point #1 and follow through.

Read more from me at Moore Common Sense.


TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: blogpimp; mittromney; ronpaul

1 posted on 04/25/2012 6:35:24 AM PDT by alan8228
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To: alan8228

Uh, because he’s a little crazy?


2 posted on 04/25/2012 6:37:06 AM PDT by snowrip (Liberal? You are a socialist idiot with no rational argument.)
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To: alan8228
Every party has a crazy uncle.


3 posted on 04/25/2012 6:41:39 AM PDT by McGruff (Vote for Newt. The only conservative left in the race.)
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To: snowrip

Nah, it’s strictly financial.

He’s made about $500,000 from this campaign. He’ll run until he starts to lose money.


4 posted on 04/25/2012 6:41:59 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: snowrip

How can you say—3rd Party? Paid for by Soros and the DNC—to make sure he takes 10% off the Republican vote. Watch—they will try to get him in the Debates, Romney, Obama and Paul—to deflect all the negatives Obama has collected. Its a dream—but Maybe Ron Paul will wake up and find he’s being used. We can but hope. The DNC will seek out some clown to run on a 3rd Party ticket —who and if they will have enough juice to make a difference—thats the question.


5 posted on 04/25/2012 6:42:06 AM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: snowrip

Just read a bunch of stuff this morning (written by alterPaulbots) “he still has a chance, there are caucus states to go”, “the election is rigged to keep him out”, “young people are supporting him and they will write his name in if he doesn’t get the nomination”, “voting machines have been fixed to not allow Ron Paul’s votes to register, we have proof”, “he is the only one who understands the constitution, he will prevail”...........and on and on........(I yawn and drink another cup of coffee)


6 posted on 04/25/2012 6:44:27 AM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: alan8228
You're not giving funds so Paul can win anything, you're doing it to divide the party to rid ourselves of this GOPe! I think Paul is a complete looney idiot, but if it divides the GOP/RNC I'm all for him still campaigning and usurping this asinine GOPe shoving Romney in our face!

Newt might not win the primary and looks as though there's no way, however if conservatives can keep Romney from obtaining the 1144 of PLEDGED delegates we may have a chance to take down this horrible rino establishment!

7 posted on 04/25/2012 6:47:05 AM PDT by sirchtruth (Freedom is not free.)
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To: alan8228

His minions have staged a wholesale take over of the Republican Party of Iowa...


8 posted on 04/25/2012 6:47:19 AM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Willard Romney, purveyor of the world's finest bullmitt. | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: alan8228



9 posted on 04/25/2012 6:50:36 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

Ron Paul is not being used. He is doing what his ego wants.......me me me me look at me.........He is using kids old and young) and Soros to feed that monster ego of his.


10 posted on 04/25/2012 6:52:23 AM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: alan8228

Well. When he stops running somebody throw a tarp over him before he starts to stink.


11 posted on 04/25/2012 6:53:55 AM PDT by BigCinBigD
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To: alan8228

Maybe he really wants to be President. Or maybe he wants the exposure for his cause because he is a true bleiever. Or maybe he just has a giant ego and wont let go of it. There are lots of reasons. But I guess it’s easier to make silly pictures and joke about him than actually write a thoughtful article. In that list of 5, all but number 4 apply to Newt as well. Where is the piece on Newt?


12 posted on 04/25/2012 6:54:54 AM PDT by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: alan8228

Maybe he really wants to be President. Or maybe he wants the exposure for his cause because he is a true bleiever. Or maybe he just has a giant ego and wont let go of it. There are lots of reasons. But I guess it’s easier to make silly pictures and joke about him than actually write a thoughtful article. In that list of 5, all but number 4 apply to Newt as well. Where is the piece on Newt?


13 posted on 04/25/2012 6:57:53 AM PDT by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: sirchtruth
You're not giving funds so Paul can win anything, you're doing it to divide the party to rid ourselves of this GOPe! I think Paul is a complete looney idiot, but if it divides the GOP/RNC I'm all for him still campaigning and usurping this asinine GOPe shoving Romney in our face!
 
 
Nope, nope and nope.
 
Paul's goal and his purpose in the GOP race has been to detract votes away from serious conservatives like Perry, Bachmann, Newt and others.
 
Secondly, he is Romney's useful idiot as he draws in the fringe libs and assorted other kooks into the GOP Big Tent.
 
Because the Republican Party coordinated this full frontal assault of Romney and Paul on us conservatives, because they have betrayed us as they did in 2008; I will not be voting for a Repug in the presidential election.


14 posted on 04/25/2012 7:01:32 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: alan8228

Its a cult thing.


15 posted on 04/25/2012 7:04:03 AM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: Last Dakotan

Yep, cult thing indeed. He’ll run til the kool aid runs out. And it never does.


16 posted on 04/25/2012 7:11:37 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright
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To: snowrip

Crazy like a fox. He is still getting donations from the idiots that support him.

I expect he will run third party, and collect even more.


17 posted on 04/25/2012 7:11:51 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Raider Sam

Paul has a very good ground game and feels that the election is not over until the delegates to the convention are selected. While others moved on to the next primary Paul is still at work here in Maine. The state convention is next weekend. No doubt he is at work everywhere that delegates are in play whether the election is over or not. I am a delegate to the state convention, I did not vote for Romney. The Paul campaign has contacted me once so far. In our state delegates to the National Convention are voted at the state convention.

It should be interesting.


18 posted on 04/25/2012 7:12:26 AM PDT by hawgwalker
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To: alan8228

Paul is a kook, but he did beat Gingrich is like 3 or 4 states last night I think. This primary has long since been over. RuPaul is trying to build a movement, but it won’t work since few of his supporters are going to vote for the eventual GOP nominee (no matter who it was) anyway. The Republican party knows this and will never take him seriously because of it.


19 posted on 04/25/2012 7:14:06 AM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: alan8228
2. Now that there is zero chance of Ron Paul ever becoming president, the Paul campaign has shifted their focus to getting as many delegates as possible to the RNC convention in order to influence the Republican Party platform:

The GOP should ignore Ron Paul and his supporters, There is no evidence his supporters will support the candidate of the party even if he gets a part in the convention!!

20 posted on 04/25/2012 7:29:50 AM PDT by ontap
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To: alan8228

The posts on this thread illustrate perfectly why “conservatives” are now saddled with Mittens. They are so easily manipulated...Hope you all enjoy the Mittens/OBamalini race...or is it the Obamalini/Mittens race....or does it making any difference which one wins (other than that Mittens would be a president with better hair and is a little smarter)?


21 posted on 04/25/2012 7:34:58 AM PDT by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: alan8228

Can you say “Ross Perot” ?


22 posted on 04/25/2012 7:36:20 AM PDT by silverleaf (Funny how all the people who are for abortion are already born)
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To: silverleaf
Can you say “Ross Perot” ?

Can you say "Read My Lips?"

23 posted on 04/25/2012 7:36:59 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: silverleaf
The difference is that anyone voting for Ron Paul would either not vote if he were not running or might actually vote for Obama.

I am not concerned about a Ron Paul third party run. He is likely to drawl more loonies from Obama than he would from our candidate.

24 posted on 04/25/2012 7:43:41 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: alan8228

“Ron Paul Still Running For Some Reason...”

Did Harold Stassen need a “reason” to run?

It’s about the journey, not the destination...


25 posted on 04/25/2012 7:46:07 AM PDT by Road Glide
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To: achilles2000
The posts on this thread illustrate perfectly why “conservatives” are now saddled with Mittens. They are so easily manipulated

Oh right. I forgot. All those Ron Paul attack ads against Santorum and Gingrich musta wore off.

26 posted on 04/25/2012 7:46:25 AM PDT by bkepley
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To: bkepley
All those Ron Paul attack ads against Santorum and Gingrich musta wore off.

Paul knows them.

27 posted on 04/25/2012 7:51:53 AM PDT by carenot (We'd rather hold on to the myth than fight for the reality)
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To: bkepley

That’s it! RP “attack ads” doomed - I say doomed! - the Santorum and Gingrich campaigns. Funny, though,...I don’t remember either Gingrich or Santorum expressing any concern about RP ads...I thought they were PO’d at some other guy with a lot of money and support from the R establishment blanketing the airwaves with outright lies. Golly...I must be “misremembering” what happened.


28 posted on 04/25/2012 7:58:11 AM PDT by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: Raider Sam

“Maybe he really wants to be President. Or maybe he wants the exposure for his cause because he is a true bleiever. Or maybe he just has a giant ego and wont let go of it”

I believe it is the former.
And his foreign policy is STILL insane.


29 posted on 04/25/2012 7:58:32 AM PDT by Valin (I'm not completely worthless. I can be used as a bad example.)
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To: achilles2000

I only know that I was prepared to give Ron Paul the benefit of the doubt until he ran all those vicious attacks on everyone not named “Ron Paul” (and by the way...anyone not named “Mitt Romney”) in the SC primaries. The guy’s a scumbag and monomaniac who Gingrich and Santorum wisely chose to ignore.


30 posted on 04/25/2012 8:11:16 AM PDT by bkepley
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To: Jonty30

BINGO
He knew he never had a snowballs chance in hell, but saw nice retirement and lots of publicity for a wlideyed Martian.


31 posted on 04/25/2012 8:13:36 AM PDT by X-spurt (Its time for ON YOUR FEET or on your knees)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Paul's goal and his purpose in the GOP race has been to detract votes away from serious conservatives like Perry, Bachmann, Newt and others.

It may have been, but as stands now it should backfire on him because of the concerted effort by conservatives to take down this GOPe.

Now it's just a question are conservatives going to go for it at the convention?

Remember this, Romney has to get PLEDGED delegates!

32 posted on 04/25/2012 8:40:23 AM PDT by sirchtruth (Freedom is not free.)
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To: snowrip

The GOP has become unhinged and crazy.


33 posted on 04/25/2012 9:31:00 AM PDT by Mozilla (Constitution Party 2012)
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To: Responsibility2nd

“I will not be voting repub....” Please continue to try to dictate the terms of Obama’s replacement, refusing to accept the fact of the two party system and make the best choice to vote. I can remember my step-mom prouding claiming she voted for Snoopy in 76/80 timeframe. Just understand that your voice is your vote. If you dislike the democrats then vote republican or for a candidate who opposes them. At a Tea Party supporter, I try to find the most fiscal responsible person. I hate Romeny, but he will absolutely be more fiscally responsible as president than Obama - not even a trick question. I don’t agree with half of what Romeny stands for, however, I will take him or Obama’s agenda anyday.


34 posted on 04/25/2012 9:37:08 AM PDT by Jumper
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To: sirchtruth
I would rather vote for Ron Paul than the inevitable betrayal of Mittens Romney as he RINOs it up as Potus and ushers in another Socialist DIM-O-CRAT in 2016...

ROMNEY

Firefly Betrayal Pictures, Images and Photos

35 posted on 04/25/2012 9:38:43 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: Mozilla
[ The GOP has become unhinged and crazy. ]

Mitt Romney is the Millard Fillmore of the GOP...

Ladies and Gentlemen, the LAST Republican President...

Ooops, here is better pic of him...


36 posted on 04/25/2012 9:42:54 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: GraceG

Fillmore appointed Brigham Young as the first governor of the Utah Territory in 1850.[15] In gratitude for creating the Utah Territory in 1850 and appointing Brigham Young as governor, Young named the territorial capital “Fillmore” and the surrounding county “Millard”.

WOW had no idea about THIS little nugget...

OR this:
Taylor and Fillmore disagreed on the slavery issue in the new western territories taken from Mexico in the Mexican–American War. Taylor wanted the new states to be free states, while Fillmore supported slavery in those states to appease the South. In his own words: “God knows that I detest slavery, but it is an existing evil ... and we must endure it and give it such protection as is guaranteed by the Constitution.”

I am sure mitt will keep supporting those entitlement programs that are a form of slavery as Mitt will say it is “protected by the constitution” in much the same way Millard Fillmore will.


37 posted on 04/25/2012 9:47:30 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: bkepley

He may not be the perfect candidate, but he isn’t crazy, monomaniacal, or a scumbag. Unfortunately, a similar treatment was given to every leading Mittens alternative by the partisans of candidates who were not leading. The result is Mittens. I hope everyone is happy. Once Huntsman and Pawlenty were gone, I could have lived with anyone but Mittens.


38 posted on 04/25/2012 10:40:32 AM PDT by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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