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BREAKING: Ron Paul to end active campaigning
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Posted on 05/14/2012 12:02:59 PM PDT by mnehring

An announcement from Rep. Ron Paul indicates that the Republican presidential candidate will no longer actively campaign for the GOP nomination, but will continue to work to secure delegates at upcoming Republican state conventions.

"Moving forward, however, we will no longer spend resources campaigning in primaries in states that have not yet voted," said Paul, in a statement released Monday afternoon. "Doing so with any hope of success would take many tens of millions of dollars we simply do not have."

(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; 420; 911truther; 911truthers; apaulling; apaulogia; apaulogist; buhbye; campaign; charliesheen; goodriddance; paul4romney; paulbearers; paulestinians; paulistinians; rino; ronpaul; ronpaul2012; youknowhesnuts
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1 posted on 05/14/2012 12:03:09 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: mnehring

This and GCB cancelled on the same day - we cannot take it anymore.


2 posted on 05/14/2012 12:06:22 PM PDT by edcoil (It is not over until I win.)
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To: mnehring

Ron Paul?


3 posted on 05/14/2012 12:06:40 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: svcw

Who’s Ron Paul??


4 posted on 05/14/2012 12:08:11 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: mnehring

Paul out.

Mass suicide in progress at ZeroHedge.


5 posted on 05/14/2012 12:08:11 PM PDT by SaxxonWoods (....The days are long, but the years are short.....)
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To: mnehring

LOL. The paulbots will refuse to accept this and continue to believe they are winning. If only they can just be a little more annoying at the remaining state conventions. Then there are the other delusion folks who still can’t accept Romney is the nominee and were holding out hope Paul could stop him. The fantasy is over folks, all the candidates are gone accept Willard.


6 posted on 05/14/2012 12:08:40 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: goseminoles; svcw

The guy on Bravo who has the show called “Drag Race”. Was running a vanity campaign to highlight political transvestites.


7 posted on 05/14/2012 12:09:07 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: mnehring

Somewhere in Austin Texas: Alex Jones is sobbing his little eyes out.


8 posted on 05/14/2012 12:09:19 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: mnehring

May it be his last.


9 posted on 05/14/2012 12:10:29 PM PDT by erod (This Chicagoan will crawl over broken glass to vote the fake Chicagoan Obama out!)
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To: mnehring

Not that Paul was a factor, but I’m pissed at the primary system that denies Texas a voice.


10 posted on 05/14/2012 12:10:43 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: mnehring

Haha...


11 posted on 05/14/2012 12:12:01 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: mnehring

What’s the news on Buddy Roemer? Maybe he can prevent a Romination.


12 posted on 05/14/2012 12:12:57 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (/sarc)
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To: humblegunner

Just write me in.


13 posted on 05/14/2012 12:13:16 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: Longbow1969
The fantasy is over folks, all the candidates are gone accept Willard.

Yes! Join the GOPe collective! Embrace your gun-grabbing, fetus-killing liberal candidate! Resistance is futile!


14 posted on 05/14/2012 12:15:15 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
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To: mnehring

So Paul did Not drop out, he has just stopped campaigning like Gingrich and Santorum - isn’t that correct? I guess that means donations can still flood in.
I have always wondered why Paul has not trashed Romney in the same way he trashed Gingrich and Santorum. Wonder if that VP spot is still open.


15 posted on 05/14/2012 12:16:11 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: mnehring

Nobody had Romney’s money.

Newt was right all along.

Romney would buy the presidency if he could.

Let’s see if he can.


16 posted on 05/14/2012 12:16:44 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: svcw
Wonder if that VP spot is still open.

I still wouldn't be surprised if he starts to push for a Rand VP spot.

17 posted on 05/14/2012 12:17:22 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: Longbow1969

actually this is a blessing for real conservatives.

Now focus on kick Hatch out and taking over congress.


18 posted on 05/14/2012 12:18:31 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Longbow1969

actually this is a blessing for real conservatives.

Now focus on kick Hatch out and taking over congress.


19 posted on 05/14/2012 12:18:44 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: svcw

Right. Remember those rumors about Rand Paul for VP?

Also Ron Paul for Secretary of Treasury.


20 posted on 05/14/2012 12:18:53 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: svcw

Right. Remember those rumors about Rand Paul for VP?

Also Ron Paul for Secretary of Treasury.


21 posted on 05/14/2012 12:19:56 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: mnehring

Someone should inform the Paulitarians. Although, they may continue to campaign irregardless. Maybe beyond 2012?


22 posted on 05/14/2012 12:21:30 PM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the Statist)
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To: Leep

I decided to browse one of their forums and there are a lot of calls that this is really proof he is winning the delegate strategy and they should all donate to him now. LOL, suckers.


23 posted on 05/14/2012 12:22:49 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: humblegunner

Texas does get screwed. But I’m mostly bummed because after all .... America needs a good laugh.


24 posted on 05/14/2012 12:25:09 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: mnehring
So, in the end, will he endorse Mitt?
25 posted on 05/14/2012 12:26:50 PM PDT by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: Deb
May it be his last.

Srsly?!


26 posted on 05/14/2012 12:29:07 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: mnehring
I decided to browse one of their forums and there are a lot of calls that this is really proof he is winning the delegate strategy and they should all donate to him now. LOL, suckers.

Remember the media's blather about who "won" Iowa, Romney or Santorum? Well that was the popular vote. Iowa has 28 delegate votes. You know that this whole primary thing is about delegates - right?

Good. Because none less than the Romney team recently admitted that they expect Ron Paul will get 20 out of Iowa's 28 delegate votes.

And that's happening all over the country.

Suckers.

27 posted on 05/14/2012 12:30:20 PM PDT by Talisker (He who commands, must obey.)
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To: mnehring

Vacation over, back to work.


28 posted on 05/14/2012 12:32:21 PM PDT by napscoordinator (VOTE FOR NEWT!!!!)
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To: Servant of the Cross

A contrived photo if there ever was one.


29 posted on 05/14/2012 12:34:07 PM PDT by muleskinner
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To: Talisker

Unless Romney reaches the 1100 threshold and/or if Paul doesn’t reach the majority votes (not delegates) in at least five states, then all his games won’t matter.

Suckers


30 posted on 05/14/2012 12:36:49 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: mnehring

Must sterilize imperfect carbon life forms.

31 posted on 05/14/2012 12:37:46 PM PDT by frithguild (You can call me Snippy the Anti-Freeper)
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To: muleskinner
I'm okay with contrived photos - sometimes.


32 posted on 05/14/2012 12:39:17 PM PDT by Pollster1 (“A boy becomes a man when a man is needed.” - John Steinbeck)
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To: Talisker; All
the Romney team recently admitted that they expect Ron Paul will get 20 out of Iowa's 28 delegate votes.

And that's happening all over the country.

'"Our campaign will continue to work in the state convention process. We will continue to take leadership positions, win delegates, and carry a strong message to the Republican National Convention that Liberty is the way of the future," adds Paul, in his statement.

'[...] Last Wednesday Paul told CNN that he doesn't foresee lending his support to Romney any time soon, and that he's staying in the race to impact the party's agenda. He added that to reconcile his differences with Romney would, at this point, be "pretty hard."

'"It certainly isn't for the reason of disrupting the convention," said Paul, of his push for delegates at state party conventions. "I'm in it for very precise reasons: to maximize our efforts to get as many delegates as we can. I'm still a candidate, and to promote something that is very, very important, that is a change in the direction for the Republican Party."'

33 posted on 05/14/2012 12:44:52 PM PDT by JustSayNoToNannies (A free society's default policy: it's none of government's business.)
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To: mnehring
Now, can we all concentrate on kicking Obama’s ass and all of his suck-ups in congress?
34 posted on 05/14/2012 12:52:10 PM PDT by kempo
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To: onyx
Romney would buy the presidency if he could.

That statement implies that Republican primary voters are stupid, uninformed and gullible enough to believe the ads. obama is going to come at the Republican nominee with a lot more money and a lot more vicious attacks than Romney had. Heat - Kitchen, and all that.

35 posted on 05/14/2012 12:54:20 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: Longbow1969

“The fantasy is over folks, all the candidates are gone accept Willard.”

Actually, all of the candidates were gone the very minute that Newt was taken out.

But hey, I have a winning plan for RINO Romney.

-Quietly take him to a small island where there isn’t ANY possible way for him to communicate with the outside world.

-Lock him in a bunker under heavy guard, so that he can’t even stick a note in a bottle and toss it into the ocean.

-To be humane and to help keep him comfortable, play a recording for him 24/7... the only words he should hear are, “Have you heard the good news”. If he complains that he needs even more mental stimulation, provide him lists of the names of dead people and allow him to baptize them while he waits for the “good news”.

-Provide him with an Etch-a-Sketch so that he can keep track of his thoughts,,, he should only need one.

-Just keep him hidden and gagged until Obama beats himself.

-Romney can’t beat Obama, only Obama can do that now.

See, there is reason for all the Romney supporters to be hopeful.

I am voting for Elmer Fudd... he suports the Second Amendment and he even owns his very own shotgun.

Campaign Commercial:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhoXKvItkM8&feature=related


36 posted on 05/14/2012 12:55:19 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: onyx

I have a winning plan for Romney.... post #36.

It’s a sure winner.


37 posted on 05/14/2012 12:58:19 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: mnehring

Live feed of the Ronpaulians crying...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSWN6Qj98Iw

Oh wait, that’s a video of North Koreans crying over the death of Kim Jong Il.

My bad.


38 posted on 05/14/2012 12:58:52 PM PDT by CounterCounterCulture
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To: mnehring
I've been waiting for this day to finally arrive.

Iran's Mullah's - Hardest hit

39 posted on 05/14/2012 1:06:55 PM PDT by lormand (A Government who robs Peter to pay Paul, will always have the support of Paul)
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To: svcw
So Paul did Not drop out, he has just stopped campaigning like Gingrich and Santorum - isn’t that correct? I guess that means donations can still flood in.

Correct; however, Paul's campaign is not in debt like Newt and Santorum, which is why they have to keep their campaigns technically active, so that they can still fundraise in hopes of paying down that campaign debt (probably also hoping that Romney will help them out).


As for Paul's campaign and the strategy to still seek delegates, it's futile, because Romney has too big of a lead, and most of the delegates from here on out will be allocated winner-take-all and bound to vote for Romney on the first ballot.

There was little chance of Paul actually being able to collect enough delegates to keep Romney from winning on the first ballot, but now that chance is virtually zero.

40 posted on 05/14/2012 1:09:40 PM PDT by Sic Parvis Magna
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To: Servant of the Cross
Srsly?!

What? What do you want?

41 posted on 05/14/2012 1:11:56 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (When we cease to be good we'll cease to be great. Be for Goode.)
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To: humblegunner

“Not that Paul was a factor, but I’m pissed at the primary system that denies Texas a voice.”

What the freak are you talking about?


42 posted on 05/14/2012 1:12:40 PM PDT by traderrob6
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To: Talisker
Remember the media's blather about who "won" Iowa, Romney or Santorum? Well that was the popular vote.

It wasn't even the popular vote, but the caucus vote, which then went to the convention level, etc. In states that use a primary system as opposed to a caucus system, the popular vote determines how many delegates a candidate will receive (and those will be allocated proportionately or winner-take-all).

Because none less than the Romney team recently admitted that they expect Ron Paul will get 20 out of Iowa's 28 delegate votes. And that's happening all over the country.

See my previous post; unless Paul can win states, this delegate strategy will not prove fruitful.

43 posted on 05/14/2012 1:14:16 PM PDT by Sic Parvis Magna
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To: traderrob6; humblegunner

ie, the primary is over before Texas gets a chance to vote. Early voting started today.


44 posted on 05/14/2012 1:14:41 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: traderrob6

He means the candidate is already decided before the Texas primary.

Why should Iowa and New Hampshire decide the candidate? We should have a national primary day.


45 posted on 05/14/2012 1:15:30 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: mnehring
will no longer actively campaign for the GOP nomination.

He's going rogue. The Constitution Party already has our man, and so does the Libertarian. He'll have to get his own party now.

46 posted on 05/14/2012 1:17:06 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (When we cease to be good we'll cease to be great. Be for Goode.)
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ie, the primary is over before Texas gets a chance to vote. Early voting started today.

Coinkidink?

47 posted on 05/14/2012 1:19:03 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: COBOL2Java

The expected republican candidate is pro life and pro 2nd amnendment rights.

If that is the result of a conversion there is no reason to feel bad about it.


48 posted on 05/14/2012 1:21:13 PM PDT by Williams (Nobama)
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To: dfwgator; mnehring; humblegunner

I understand that but considering Ron (psycho) Paul has never been a factor, what does that have to do with the price of tea in China?


50 posted on 05/14/2012 1:35:01 PM PDT by traderrob6
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