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Paul To Skip Florida, Look For Delegates In Nevada, Minnesota [Helps Gingrich?]
The Daily Caller ^ | January 21, 2012

Posted on 01/22/2012 10:22:02 AM PST by Steelfish

January 21, 2012 Paul To Skip Florida, Look For Delegates In Nevada, Minnesota

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Ron Paul will not compete in Florida’s Republican primary, instead focusing on the caucus states of Nevada and Minnesota.

In his victory speech Saturday night after finishing fourth in the South Carolina primary, Paul told supporters he would promote his message as cheaply as possible.

“We will certainly be promoting this in the most frugal way,” he said. “We will be going to the caucus states, and we will be promoting the whole idea of getting more delegates, because that’s the name of the game.”

The campaign has made substantial ad buys in Nevada and Minnesota, both states with February caucuses. Florida is the largest of the early primary states and arguably the most grueling early state in which to campaign. It also has some of the most expensive media markets in America.

The cash-flush Mitt Romney is already running ads there. And Newt Gingrich, though he won the South Carolina primary decisively, is expected to face serious challenges in organizing a strong Florida campaign.

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TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: 4thplacewinner; galvestonsnoopy; iv4victory; ronpaul

1 posted on 01/22/2012 10:22:06 AM PST by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

it has to


2 posted on 01/22/2012 10:22:58 AM PST by wardaddy (I am a social conservative. My political party left me(again). They can go to hell in a bucket.)
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To: Steelfish

Nevada, huh?

Great. That will give him a chance to talk about the benefits of legalizing prostitution.


3 posted on 01/22/2012 10:25:16 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (Nothing will change until after the war.)
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To: Steelfish
In his victory speech Saturday night after finishing fourth in the South Carolina primary,...

Huh?

4 posted on 01/22/2012 10:26:02 AM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Steelfish

It is a closed primary, only Republicans can vote so they aren’t focusing on it. They are focusing on open primary states.

Something else very disturbing I haven’t been able to confirm yet is this (take it for what it’s worth, not the best source)-

http://members.beforeitsnews.com/story/1655/619/The_Ron_Paul_Tampa_Strategy.html

(not going to post as a thread until I find a better source or can confirm this).


5 posted on 01/22/2012 10:31:29 AM PST by mnehring
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To: Steelfish

Which means Paul knows he’s going lose, so he’s looking for as many delegates as possible to leverage them and cause trouble.

The guy is a passive-aggressive fascist.


6 posted on 01/22/2012 10:33:06 AM PST by Free Vulcan (Election 2012 - America stands or falls. No more excuses. Get involved.)
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To: Steelfish

Does this mean he’ll skip the Florida debates?


7 posted on 01/22/2012 10:33:17 AM PST by soccergirl
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To: Steelfish

He’s skipping FLA so he can hang on to as much campaign money as he can. Reason being so he can live off the money after the election. He’ll say its for political stuff but we all know its a scam. Legal scam but a scam nonetheless....


8 posted on 01/22/2012 10:33:23 AM PST by GQuagmire (Pats 28 Ravens 17 on to the Super Bowl)
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To: EGPWS

LRon had a Baghdad Bob speech last night claiming victory even though he came in last.


9 posted on 01/22/2012 10:33:48 AM PST by mnehring
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To: Steelfish

Smart move on on Paul’s part. He got less than 4% of the Pub votes in the 2008 presidential primary.


10 posted on 01/22/2012 10:34:17 AM PST by shove_it (just undo it)
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To: mnehring

Florida is a winner-take-all state. Even a close second gets you zero delegates. This is essentially a Romney-Gingrich match up. It’s a must win for Gingrich. If Romney loses, he still has Michigan, NV and Utah to count on.


11 posted on 01/22/2012 10:35:19 AM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: wardaddy

Remember the straw poll held here where Paul was supposed to win easily, only to be trounced by Cain? If he cannot buy seats at open caucuses, his clout diminishes greatly. It is now clear he is out of money.

Will it help Gingrich? If there are any conservatives in the bunch, it is likely but most of Pauls supporters fall into the Libertarian bunch so who knows?


12 posted on 01/22/2012 10:35:36 AM PST by mazda77 (and I am a Native Texan)
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To: EGPWS

Yeah, I thought that was a weird sentence.


13 posted on 01/22/2012 10:36:29 AM PST by rabidralph
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To: GQuagmire
He’s skipping FLA so he can hang on to as much campaign money as he can. Reason being so he can live off the money after the election.

Yep, this is end game stuff for the Paul campaign.

He'll call for a big fundraising push, right before he throws in the towel.

14 posted on 01/22/2012 10:38:23 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Steelfish

Just stay in Uncle Ron through VIrginia. We want a Paul win in VA!


15 posted on 01/22/2012 10:48:51 AM PST by hoosiermama
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To: dead

Only politician not taking/refusing Congressional pension. ( His devious manipulations by being consistent for decades knows know bounds.)


16 posted on 01/22/2012 10:49:48 AM PST by Leisler (11% GDP of borrowing this year alone, gives 2% ( yeah, right ) GDP boost! Woohoo!)
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To: Steelfish

Skipping one of the most delegate rich states is a strategy??

Weird.


17 posted on 01/22/2012 10:55:34 AM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Leisler
Only politician not taking/refusing Congressional pension.

That is only fair, he has never done anything to earn it.
18 posted on 01/22/2012 10:56:59 AM PST by John D
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To: wardaddy

I would think it might help Gingrich. There are a lot of Ron Paul signs in my town, and if they can’t vote for Paul, they most likely aren’t going to switch to Romney and they sure won’t vote for Santorum. So I’d suspect that if they vote, they’ll vote for Gingrich. Of course, “if they vote” is the key phrase.


19 posted on 01/22/2012 11:03:04 AM PST by livius
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To: GeronL

Didn’t Florida lose half its delegates because it decided to hold its primary early?


20 posted on 01/22/2012 11:03:17 AM PST by Chunga (Ron Paul is a fruitcakey jackass.)
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To: Chunga; GeronL

Yes, Florida has only half the delegates it used to have. It’s still important to win here, of course, but we don’t have the delegate clout of earlier days.


21 posted on 01/22/2012 11:05:10 AM PST by livius
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To: mazda77

“Will it help Gingrich? If there are any conservatives in the bunch, it is likely but most of Pauls supporters fall into the Libertarian bunch so who knows?”

That’s the big question. I tend to think that it will help out a bit. I figure that the Establishment voters are already in Romney’s camp, while the non-Establishment voters are up for grabs...and if that’s true, Newt gets helped.


22 posted on 01/22/2012 11:07:54 AM PST by BobL ("Heartless" and "Inhumane" FReepers for Cain - we've HAD ENOUGH)
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To: GeronL
Paul knows Fla is a closed primary. NO Dems may vote.

Paul also knows very few Republicans have been voting for Him.

Therefore Paul stays out of Fla where he know he will lose badly. Save the Ammo(cash) for the more Liberal state caucuses where he can cause the most damage.

23 posted on 01/22/2012 11:15:37 AM PST by Bailee
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To: Steelfish

In his victory speech Saturday night after finishing fourth in the South Carolina primary,

Victory Speech?? 4th place??
That is a very LIBERAL interpretation of victory!


24 posted on 01/22/2012 11:16:50 AM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: Bailee

I read somewhere on FR that 51% of Huntsman voters in NH were actually Obama supporters.

I guess RP could be the guy they use now.


25 posted on 01/22/2012 11:22:19 AM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: ClearCase_guy

It works quite well for Nevada. Sanctimonious pecksniffery doesn’t go down well in Nevada. Never has.


26 posted on 01/22/2012 11:29:56 AM PST by NVDave
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To: All

All that Paul wants is a prime-time speech to screech his bilge and pass the torch to his son.


27 posted on 01/22/2012 11:58:21 AM PST by ak267
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To: dead

He never threw in the towel in the last election even after McCain won the nomination. It’s all about him, not this country.


28 posted on 01/22/2012 12:03:37 PM PST by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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To: Steelfish

Ron Paul reminds me of the little character in the old Superman comic books who had a long name made up of jumbled letters that you couldn’t pronounce. He would always show up and stir up trouble for Superman. I forget the trick that had to be employed to make him go away, but it had something to do with saying his name. Maybe if we say Ron Paul’s name 3 times, do you think he would disappear?


29 posted on 01/22/2012 12:09:28 PM PST by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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To: Steelfish

Interesting. One RINO vs two conservatives now.


30 posted on 01/22/2012 12:19:45 PM PST by McGruff (Go Nuclear Newt.)
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To: Steelfish
Nevada ... is Harry Reid's son still in charge of the Voting Machines? Is there a Ron Paul / Harry Reid connection?

Follow the money and the marijuana.

Minnesota may backfire on him ... if it's Michele Bachmann Country, it could well be Rick Santorum "Reagan before he was REAGAN" Country, too.

Ron Paul should pack it up. He's the Marijuana smokin' Ross Perot of politics. Messes it up just to mess it up. What we call a spoiler. AND a spoiled brat.

He's a MALE GYN ... Moslems will probably put a FATWAH on him for daring to touch WOMEN ... but not until AFTER he's spewed more anti-Israel venom.

REMEMBER ... whenever Newt says "let me make this perfectly clear" he's using the same Clinton phrase [an Alinsky Tactic right out of Rules for Radicals] and when Bill Clinton used it, 'you all' had the reaction that Bill Clinton was lying through his teeth. Y'all want to believe in Gingrich so much that you don't look at the whole man ... the whole cloth of the man. Chris Christie is correct when he says Gingrich is an embarrassment to the GOP.

If a Football Coach is caught molesting players, are his actions ignored because a group of supporters believe he's a great coach, great speaker, great motivator?

Then WHY are 'y'all' so gung ho for Newt Gingrich?
He's a womanizer ... and he'll make it perfectly clear [Alinsky Tactic] that he's not ... but Georgia residents know what he is ... he smooth talks the young women volunteers ... he did it with many before Marianne and he did it while married to Marianne and he used his mesmerizing ways with women volunteers with Calista ... and she won't be the last. LOOK AT HER when she thinks she's off camera ... her stress is already showing ... she's not a "Jackie look alike" because Jackie Kennedy never allowed the stress to show. Me thinks the "Jackie Look Alike" Newt Gingrich was hinting at when he spoke of Calista was Jackie's ability to ignore and hide John F Kennedy's 'quirks' until AFTER he passed away ... ?

The only truly virtuous man left in this GOP race is Rick Santorum. He may well be the 'dark horse' and the "Reagan before he was REAGAN candidate." Take another look. Santorum is not the 'perfect' candidate, but then, even Reagan was considered imperfect until he became RONALDUS MAGNUS REAGAN.
31 posted on 01/22/2012 12:29:24 PM PST by HighlyOpinionated (I am Roman Catholic, US Citizen, Patriot, TEA Party Alumni, Oath Keeper, Voter, Auburn Fan!)
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To: GeronL
FYI Huntsman is a relative of Romney. The Huntsman fortune is intertwined with Romney’s Bain. IMO Huntsman was a “straw” candidate to keep the ABR crowd from supporting another candidate. Think he would have won if Huntsman was not on the ballot?
32 posted on 01/22/2012 12:33:40 PM PST by hoosiermama
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To: Steelfish

I’m thinking Ohio may just be finally able to help choose the candidate.Our Primary is Super Tuesday March 6.Romeny is not popular here so doubt he could win.


33 posted on 01/22/2012 12:42:03 PM PST by chris_bdba
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To: GQuagmire
He’s skipping FLA so he can hang on to as much campaign money as he can. Reason being so he can live off the money after the election. He’ll say its for political stuff but we all know its a scam. Legal scam but a scam nonetheless....

Yep. Restocks his 'war chest' every four years.

His supporters are so stupid and RP loves it!

34 posted on 01/22/2012 12:44:26 PM PST by houeto
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To: HighlyOpinionated
The only truly virtuous man left in this GOP race is Rick Santorum.

We don't nedd a "truly virtuous" candidate. We need a fightin' scrappin' one that will throw stones right back at the folks throwing at him.

Take another look.

No thanks.

35 posted on 01/22/2012 12:53:24 PM PST by houeto
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To: soccergirl
>>Does this mean he’ll skip the Florida debates?<<

He said last night that he would be participating in the debates. I don’t think Romney has committed to them tho.

36 posted on 01/22/2012 1:48:07 PM PST by CynicalBear
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To: HighlyOpinionated

Newt is the only bull dog to go up against Obama, the media, and the establishment. We need a fighter not a whiner.


37 posted on 01/22/2012 1:50:31 PM PST by CynicalBear
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To: livius
Well, now you have less delegates than Georgia, Michigan or Ohio, correct?

This should put a lot less importance on winning the state, yet the media seems to be touting it as a must-win.

38 posted on 01/22/2012 2:25:35 PM PST by Chunga (Ron Paul is a fruitcakey jackass.)
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To: Steelfish; All

Newt will pull THIS straight:

South Carolina
Florida
Nevada
Maine
Missouri

Game Over!


39 posted on 01/22/2012 3:46:03 PM PST by CainConservative (Newt/Rubio 2012 with Cain, Huck, Petraeus, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Bachmann in Newt's Cabinet)
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