Skip to comments.Paul To Skip Florida, Look For Delegates In Nevada, Minnesota [Helps Gingrich?]
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 Floridas 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 thats 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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Great. That will give him a chance to talk about the benefits of legalizing prostitution.
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)-
(not going to post as a thread until I find a better source or can confirm this).
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.
Does this mean he’ll skip the Florida debates?
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....
LRon had a Baghdad Bob speech last night claiming victory even though he came in last.
Smart move on on Paul’s part. He got less than 4% of the Pub votes in the 2008 presidential primary.
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.
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?
Yeah, I thought that was a weird sentence.
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.
Just stay in Uncle Ron through VIrginia. We want a Paul win in VA!
Only politician not taking/refusing Congressional pension. ( His devious manipulations by being consistent for decades knows know bounds.)
Skipping one of the most delegate rich states is a strategy??
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.
Didn’t Florida lose half its delegates because it decided to hold its primary early?
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.
“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.
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.
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!
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.
It works quite well for Nevada. Sanctimonious pecksniffery doesn’t go down well in Nevada. Never has.
All that Paul wants is a prime-time speech to screech his bilge and pass the torch to his son.
He never threw in the towel in the last election even after McCain won the nomination. It’s all about him, not this country.
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?
Interesting. One RINO vs two conservatives now.
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.
Yep. Restocks his 'war chest' every four years.
His supporters are so stupid and RP loves it!
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.
He said last night that he would be participating in the debates. I dont think Romney has committed to them tho.
Newt is the only bull dog to go up against Obama, the media, and the establishment. We need a fighter not a whiner.
This should put a lot less importance on winning the state, yet the media seems to be touting it as a must-win.
Newt will pull THIS straight:
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