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Ron Paul says he won't quit race
San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 4/6/12 | Carla Marinucci, Chronicle Political Writer

Posted on 04/06/2012 2:19:26 PM PDT by SmithL

GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul, on a three-day campaign swing in California that has attracted overflow crowds, said Thursday his withdrawal from the race is "not going to happen" - and he isn't certain he'll support Mitt Romney should the former Massachusetts governor win the party's nomination.

The Texas congressman, in a meeting with The Chronicle's editorial board, said there may be some "excitement" ahead, including the possibility of a "brokered" convention.

Paul, asked whether he would back Romney if he secures the 1,144 delegates needed to win the Republican nomination, said, "We haven't gotten that far yet. I have no plans to say no or yes."

Paul also left open the door - at least a crack - to declare himself an independent presidential candidate. Asked if he had ruled it out, Paul said, "I have my hands full right now." He added: "I'm in the middle of a process and I want to find out how many delegates we have and whether there's going to be a brokered convention."

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: beserkeley; ca2012; election2012; ronpaul; ronpaul2012; uc

1 posted on 04/06/2012 2:19:41 PM PDT by SmithL
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To: SmithL

I’d forgotten he was still in.


2 posted on 04/06/2012 2:20:45 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Smith & Wesson: The original point and click interface)
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To: SandyInSeattle

Me 2.


3 posted on 04/06/2012 2:26:36 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: SmithL

Useless old f#%t. In my opinion, he’s in this for his own personal satisfaction. Period.


4 posted on 04/06/2012 2:28:53 PM PDT by Clara Lou (ABO! ABO! ABO!)
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To: SmithL
Oh yeah, that wacko is still in the race! Yes, anything to disrupt the republican conviction and bring down this rino establishment is fine by me!

Here's to ya Newt and Paul, I'm 100% behind you for the roof raising!!

5 posted on 04/06/2012 2:32:00 PM PDT by sirchtruth (Freedom is not free.)
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To: SmithL

Paul should run on a separate party line. He does not belong in the other two nor are his issues wanted by either. He should test the waters rather than being ignored. Time for him to sink or swim.


6 posted on 04/06/2012 2:36:12 PM PDT by ex-snook ("above all things, truth beareth away the victory")
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To: SmithL

Who? (He must be making a mint.)


7 posted on 04/06/2012 2:49:28 PM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: ex-snook
Paul should run on a separate party line. He does not belong in the other two nor are his issues wanted by either. He should test the waters rather than being ignored. Time for him to sink or swim.

Paul is a Libertarian, not a conservative or a Republican. He is simply using the GOP label because he knows as a Libertarian no one would pay any attention to him. I'd also like him to quit the GOP. I disagree with conventional wisdom that as an independent he'd hurt the Republican nominee. I think he'd pull more drug addled college peacenik types from Obama than he would right of center voters from the Republican candidate. Pretty much every paulbot I knew/know from 2008 ended up voting for Obama because Paul is not on the ballot.

8 posted on 04/06/2012 2:53:04 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: SmithL

Why wouldn’t RP support the final pick for ‘12 Libertarian Party POTUS? Where’s the surprise?


9 posted on 04/06/2012 3:07:10 PM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (If leftist legislation that's already in place really can't be ended by non-leftists, then what?)
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To: SmithL

10 posted on 04/06/2012 3:17:56 PM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: SmithL
Ron Paul says he won't quit race

ZZZZZZZZ....Snoooooooze.....Snooooore.

11 posted on 04/06/2012 4:00:01 PM PDT by GoldenPup (Comrade "O" has got to GO!!)
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Ron Paul says he won't quit race

In fact, he's PROUD to be a white man. Always has been...

12 posted on 04/06/2012 4:59:30 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Obama: The Dr. Kevorkian of the American economy.)
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To: OrangeHoof
Ron Paul says he won't quit race

...and he won't quit his gender either.

13 posted on 04/06/2012 5:02:04 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Obama: The Dr. Kevorkian of the American economy.)
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Click

14 posted on 04/06/2012 5:19:26 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
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