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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This may make his supporters become even nuttier and more vocal.
Nobody had Romney’s money.
He's the only one actually out there taking delegates away from Romney.
He's the only one out there promoting a sane, conservative fiscal policy.
He's the only one out there refusing to vote for the overreach of the federal government.
He's the only one out there pointing out that out military should be pulled from wherever it's not given ROEs that allow it to fight military battles to protect America by destroying the enemy and then coming home, rather than getting endlessly blown up doing pat-downs as a UN police force.
Nutty? There's about a 100 million American that agree with about 90% of what he says. Your tired meme is an ant against a tidal wave.
Romney had more money, more supporters, and better organization.
One can complain about Romney's scorched-earth rhetoric against Gingrich and others (to say nothing of his own ideological fudgings and missteps) but Romney didn't win on money alone. It was also man-power, hustle, discipline, and brains.
Not a fan of either, but this isn't necessarily a bad thing. If "making his voice heard" means holding Romney's feet to the low-tax, lesser-government fire, then some good will come of it.
He’s the only one out there advocating that we allow Islamic Jihadist to get nuclear weapons.
Romney won by default.
Money isn’t enough. Romney surived a 4 year smear campaign by people who were doing to him what they accused him of doing. It was very methodial. Romney is a tough fighter, a good man. Some people just refuse to see it cause they had their own agenda. This is the first time in a long time the Republican Primary voters got a really tough fighter who didn’t get it handed to him cause of some backroom deal, contrary to all that bull about him being the Establishment pick. There was a concerted effort to stop Romney at all costs, and it fell flat cause Romney is as smart as he is tough. A person doesn’t have to show their hand to be a tough fighter, in fact, the really good fighers don’t. The Republican party is very lucky this time, despite all the efforts to stop Romney. This is the first time in a long time, we have gotten a nominee who the powers that be tried to stop at all costs and failed, That includes Fox News and some others you worship.
We stuck around after the end of hostilities in Japan, Germany and South Korea, and it worked out extremely well. It just stands to reason you would want to exert control over a country after going to war with it and winning to make sure they remake themselves in a friendly form. Simply leaving after the war means risking losing your blood and treasure only to see the enemy reconstitute itself.
Not to mention, we need a military presence around the world as a counterbalance to would-be empires. Wherever we leave creates a vacuum that will be filled in by hostile, imperial powers to our eventual detriment. The Ron Paul foreign policy only works if you believe in pure "peace and love" hippie idealism where everyone would simply "make love, not war" if we completely removed our presence and influence. If you believe that, I'm sure there's an open spot in a Code Pink forum where you can engage with like-minded folks.
More vocal, perhaps. But they reached the pinnacle of nuttiness long ago.
With all due respect,I must ask you if you have talked to the typical Ron Paul supporter.I ask this because the ones that I’ve spoken to around here are a little bit around the bend so to speak.
You just wrote either the most ignorant or dishonest post I’ve ever seen on FR. Most of FOX News, Drudge, Coulter, The Washington Times, many “conservative” radio hosts, and the establishment Republican elites were in the tank for Romney from Day Zero and pushed and promoted him relentlessly. ROMNEY is the one who ran a smear campaign which CONSTANTLY accused the other candidates of the very things Romney was guilty of, namely having a history of liberal positions such as being pro-choice and pro-homosexual-agenda.
Bottom line, Romney simply could not have won his narrow plurality victories in most states without outspending his opponents as much as 20-to-1. He is a Wall Street insider, the most liberal Republican governor ever, and he bought the nomination with lies and smears.
He’s also a political dimwit who doesn’t understand the base or conservative ideology at all. The only reason he was successful in business is because the owner of Bain said he was very handsome and was a good salesman, and obviously wanted to hire him due to his being from a powerful political family.
I'm part of this 100 million. Unfortunately, the 10% includes really delusional stuff like the Jooze conspiring to take over the world and no need to confront Islamofacism, because we provoke it by having our people over there.
Plus, there's a certain element among his supporters that make fascist brown-shirts look like Cub Scouts competing at a pinewood derby by comparison.
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