Skip to comments.Ron Paul ends his hunt for votes
Posted on 05/14/2012 12:11:34 PM PDT by Kevin C
Rep. Ron Paul of Texas said Monday he will not compete in primaries in any of the states that have not yet voted essentially confirming Mitt Romney will win the Republican presidential nomination. Mr. Paul said he will continue to work for delegates in states that have already voted and where the process of delegate-selection is playing out. He said thats a way to make his voice heard at the nominating convention in Tampa, Fla., in August. Moving forward, however, we will no longer spend resources campaigning in primaries in states that have not yet voted, Mr. Paul said. Doing so with any hope of success would take many tens of millions of dollars we simply do not have. He did encourage his supporters to still turn out and vote. His decision not to compete for new votes in other states leaves Mr. Romney as the only candidate still actively fighting for voters support.
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I agree, and this is no small thing. That is why I am so strongly opposed to those here on FR working to get Obama re-elected.
A little clue there slick, I can read English...
The things you have said are false, as I have explained.
If you can read then all that means is that your misstatements are deliberate.
You're proud of that?
I sure picked a bad time to take a nap. Sorry I missed this one.
The only campaign going on for 4 years between the primaries was Romney’s campaign to destroy Sarah Palin, who he considered his most dangerous potential opponent in this primary.
Newt did more to hurt Obama’s approval rating during the $2.50 gas leg of his campaign than Romney ever has. Romney just keeps agreeing with Obama and peeping out his weak platitudes about America being the “best hope” or something.
With the money Romney was given by his liberal Wall Street backers, any other candidate could have ran away with the nomination. Romney could barely collect about 40% of the votes with it until his opponents ran out of money and dropped out.
We all saw how tough Romney is. Just like McCain, he was far tougher on conservatives in his primary than he has ever been on Obama. I don’t respect toughness when one of the most liberal Republican governors of all time uses it to tell lies about and beat up on some of our most solid and consistent conservative leaders.
I don't by your explanation. Your posting does not support it.
Newt Gingrich is a “solid and consistent conservative leader”?
Romney has already disagreed with Obama more than McCain ever did.
Who is lying? Willard is for bigger government, is pro-choice, and has embraced Socialist ideologies like global warming.
Am I wrong? Prove it.
Give me some links and I’ll come up with links to counter each one.
Go vote for your liberal scumbag. Don’t think you hold any high ground doing it.
” - - - Best I can tell none of you get it. Ron Paul never been about Ron Paul. It has always been about taking back the Republican party from the corrupt establishment that gives us Romneys and McCains - - - “
The two main points of Ron Pauls Primary Campaign are as follows: 1.) FORCE THE GOP Elite TO HAVE AN OPEN CONVENTION; 2.) Allow the Delegates to vote for a dark horse who did not run in the Primary, such as Col. West of Florida.
If Pauls plan to cut 1 TRILLION dollars in year-to-year Federal spending, AND abolish 5 Federal Departments are the main reasons for Iowa Delegates to thaw out their opposition to Paul, then it might later be said that as Iowa goes, so goes the Nation.
BTW, T is for Texas, Tampa and those of us who are TAXED ENOUGH ALREADY!
Here are some more reasons to vote for Ron Paul in the remaining Primary elections:
1.) It will drive the Liberal Agenda Media (LAM) and their Rove-style political consultants NUTS!
2.) It will deny statistical support to Romney.
3.) It could result in an OPEN Convention in Tampa.
4.) It would irritate the snot out of the GOP-E.
5.) It will put the GOP-E on notice that we think that their RINO Party has done NOTHING since we sent 89 TEA Party men and women to the US Congress in 2010.
6.) An OPEN Convention is our ONLY chance of a successful DUMP ROMNEY campaign.
7.) A superb, true Dark Horse Republican Nominee needs an OPEN Convention to replace Romney.
BTW, did I mention the sheer joy of watching the GOP-Endorsers publicly eating crow?
What the Liberal Agenda Media has never figured out, is that the 2012 National Election will be the last National Election where Campaign topics other than the National Debt will be debated again.
IOW, when the grim reaper of financial reality forces Federal Politicians in both parties to pay the US Bond owners before payments to our Entitlement recipients, it will terminate discussion on the main topics that we chatter about so far in 2012.
This National election is all about the money, your grandchildrens descendants money.
Ron Paul is to old and to disliked as being different from what most voters picture a US President to look and sound like to win the Nomination.
HOWEVER, Ron Paul as an Anbody-but-Romney candidate in Tampa is our last, best chance to have an OPEN Convention in Tampa, and for that alone he deserves our Primary voter support.
Paul has soldiered on through this entire Primary Campaign. Let us help him establish a beachhead on the Shores of Tampa!
A Dump Romney action requires an OPEN Convention.
For those who object to Paul as a Nominee, then treat him as a tired old political soldier who will, with our help, win the Battle to achieve an OPEN Convention in Tampa.
THEN the delegates can win the War, and choose the best Nominee to solve our National Debt Problem.
Remember, this election is all about the money, your grandchildrens descendants money - - - - .
What is the best way that you can use your Primary vote to help the financial future of YOUR descendants?
Romney is running for President on a fiscally conservative, pro-life platform. Whatever he has done in different situations in the past, that is his stated platform now.
By contrast, Obama is running explicitly as a pro-abortion, big-government leftist.
Thus the two choices are not identical no matter how many times you or anyone else claims otherwise.
If you look up that phrase in the dictionary, there should be a picture of Newt there. He is not only A solid and consistent conservative leader, he was THE most important solid and consistent conservative leader the party has ever had outside of Reagan. If you're ignorant about Newt's record in Congress in the 1980s and 1990s then read up on it before you reply.
You say I lie because I state Romney admitted he’s progressive.....Here’s his video...scroll for second video.
In his own words:
” My Views are Progressive”
What is the number one rule in judging a politician? Look at what they actually do, not what they say on the campaign trail.
If you trust Willard, you are an idiot. Hands down...
Johnson and Goode are our only real options and the GOP is yesterday’s news.
Where on earth did you get a stupid interpretation like that? Are you not smart enough to actually read or something?
You're right, Jeff - it IS game over for America.
We're jinked either way, whether with Obama or Romney.
Let's face it - only an idiot or a fool believes that Romney isn't going to be essentially the same thing as Obama. Not only is Romney ideologically very similar to Obama, but I see no reason to believe that Romney isn't going to try to hang onto as much of the "czar" framework as he can; I see no reason to think that Romney isn't going to keep all of the liberty-destroying TSA/random searches/Patriot Act anti-constitutional framework in place. He can, and he will, because guess what - he has absolutely ZERO reason not to.
Conservatives didn't put him where he is, so he is not beholden to us in the least. All these people running around saying that we're "really gonna hold his feet to the fire" and that we're "gonna keep him honest" are just fooling themselves. They're not going to. Romney is going to simply laugh at and ignore them. He has no reason to listen to or care what conservatives think at all, and if you think he does, you're fooling yourself.
Oh boy oh boy oh boy! Romney's got a good platform! Like he's not going to ditch it about ten seconds after giving his victory speech (if he wins). Because, you know, no politician has ever, you know, lied or anything.
All you folks rolling over and reconciling yourselves to Romney are going to be sorely disappointed. You are in NO position to expect, or even hope for anything from him. He owes you NOTHING. And you will find out that you will GET nothing from him. And it's because we conservatives were absolute stupid idiots and refused to rally around a single candidate early on, and let Romney get momentum by winning with 25-30% in early contests.
Face it, Jeff - even if Romney win's, YOU and WE lose.
Time is going to tell. I believe you are wrong about Romney, though I am sure, like Bush, there will be a number of things he does that I do not agree with. Heck, there were things Regan did I did not agree with and he was our best President since Abraham Lincoln IMHO, maybe since Washington.
I believe though thet Romney, if elected, will be a far, far better outcome for this nation than Obama...and unfortunately, that is what we are left with.
If Rommney is elected, I expect eocnomically we wioll make a relative rapid recovery barring some world-wide crisis. I expect our military will be rebuilt and the R&D will fire back yup to keep us ahead.
I expect Obama-Care will be overturned and rendered moot...though it will take several years to root out all of it that is already going into place.
I expect we will have a storng foreign policy. And, I expect we will get far better SCOTUS JUstices than what Obama would choose.
But, as I said, time will tell. The very chance that any of that, let alone most of it, could happen is reason enough to vote against Obama with Romney.
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