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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 ...


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To: mnehring

Will anybody notice?..........


51 posted on 05/14/2012 1:35:33 PM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: Sirius Lee
What? What do you want?

I want this to be LRon's last political campaign. But I'm skeptical(?); and yet hopeful(!).

What? Why So Sirius?

52 posted on 05/14/2012 1:37:50 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: traderrob6
What the freak are you talking about?

Had you noticed that all the candidates have dropped out before we get vote?

Again?

It's been all over the intarwebs and stuff.

53 posted on 05/14/2012 1:39:21 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: Servant of the Cross
I want this to be LRon's last political campaign. But I'm skeptical(?); and yet hopeful(!).

I hear ya. I'm skeptical, too. He said he's ending his pursuit of the GOP nomination. That raises all kinds of red flags.

54 posted on 05/14/2012 1:40:14 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: mnehring

Rand would make a fine VP candidate.


55 posted on 05/14/2012 1:44:29 PM PDT by NE Cons (Was a Hard-Core Perry supporter. Now Hard-Core ABO)
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To: Longbow1969

Ron Paul does have the power to block Romney.

What he never had is the power to actually get the nomination himself. He will benefit another cinderella.


56 posted on 05/14/2012 1:47:45 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they were.)
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To: Williams; COBOL2Java
>"The expected republican candidate is pro life and pro 2nd amnendment rights." <

Thus excluding Romney

"If that is the result of a conversion disgusting lie there is no every reason to feel bad about it"

57 posted on 05/14/2012 1:54:18 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they were.)
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To: humblegunner

You can vote uncommitted in the Texas primary, which is what I will be doing. If enough people do it, then Texas can have a voice.


58 posted on 05/14/2012 2:04:50 PM PDT by Sic Parvis Magna
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To: svcw
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.

I heard Mark Levin talking about a Paul-Romney connection. It was his Feb 23 show. I don't remember what it was. He was pretty upset about it. He's not a fan of either of them.

59 posted on 05/14/2012 2:06:38 PM PDT by stayathomemom (Beware of kittens modifying your posts.)
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To: mnehring

Of course Ron Paul’s ending campaigning.

He’s successfully destroyed Santorum’s chances at the nomination. What else is there to do?


60 posted on 05/14/2012 2:09:38 PM PDT by Jeff Winston
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To: mnehring
I guess the Paulbot aliens can finally return to the mudda ship—didn't do a freaking thing cept give us Romney damn their huge glowing bug eyes, balloon craniums and brain eating oral slits!
61 posted on 05/14/2012 2:10:20 PM PDT by Happy Rain ("Barney and Barry sittin' ina tree...")
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To: Jeff Winston
Yeah, Mitt owes The Nut big time...if he doesn't get his desired Ambassadorship to the Planet Mongo after all he has done for Romney—Mitt would be a despicable welsher!
62 posted on 05/14/2012 2:15:31 PM PDT by Happy Rain ("Barney and Barry sittin' ina tree...")
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To: Gator113


LOL

63 posted on 05/14/2012 2:27:46 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
Game over.

Either on the 22nd of this month, or on the 29th when Texas votes, Romney will clear the 1,144 delegate count threshold and have the delegates to assure his nomination.

I was for Sarah 1st, then Cain, the Santorum, and then Newt. I do not trust Romney's liberal record from a "purest" conservative standpoint.

But when I look at the issues/platform he has established to run on and been committing to these last many months, it is a good platform, and something we can hold him to as opposed to the wretched Obama who is promising more "fundamental change" and destruction to America...in fact, he will double down on it in a second term.

That makes my choice in the contest between Obama and Romney clear.

In order to defeat Obama, which we desperately need, Romney will have to continue gaining support, all over the country.

With Obama actions as President, ongoing as they are towards the far left, I believe Romney will...and I hope it is so.

AMERICA AT THE CROSSROADS OF HISTORY

64 posted on 05/14/2012 2:28:49 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free, never has been, never will be (wwwOh ...now I see..dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: myself6

This isn’t about Romney, this is about the guy far to the left of all of them on Article 2 issues. Paul isn’t just a RINO, he is completely unacceptable as Commander in Chief to our troops.


66 posted on 05/14/2012 2:44:02 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: humblegunner

Not that it much matters, given that CA seems bent on self-destruction anyway, but our primary election also has NO impact on the primary. The two largest states are again denied a voice in the primary selection process.


67 posted on 05/14/2012 2:51:52 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: mnehring

None of these guys are farther left than romney.

I fudge romney by his actions and his actions as governor have been entirely one sided... Socialist side that is.

Have fun choking down Robomney-care.


68 posted on 05/14/2012 2:53:58 PM PDT by myself6
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To: jersey117

Obviously the plurality of Republican voters are stupid, uninformed and gullible. Look at the presumptive nominee.

Of course this also holds for American voters in general. We have the government we deserve.


69 posted on 05/14/2012 2:58:54 PM PDT by noprogs (Borders, Language, Culture....all should be preserved)
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To: Jeff Head

I mean this with all do respect...

Your gonna lose.

Your tactics are based on a faulty premise. Your not playing to win your just feeding the crocodile hoping it’ll eat you last.

I recognize that good people can be misguided.

Even if romney wins the general (he wont), he will govern like the socialist he is, and the republicans in the congress will support him. they may yell a little to save face back home, but they will go along...

YOU are helping to cement us ALL to robomney-care. but I also recognize that you cant even see that is going to be the outcome.


70 posted on 05/14/2012 3:02:20 PM PDT by myself6
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To: mnehring

SILLY FREEPERS PAY NO ATTENTION TO THIS SO CALLED CANDIDATE STOP HE NEVER DID HAVE ANYTHING TO SAY STOP PLEASE SEEK OTHER THREADS STOP ALSO AN ANTISEMITE LIAR ET CETERA DID I MENTION UNPATRIOTIC AVOID THE ZOT FULL STOP


71 posted on 05/14/2012 3:06:44 PM PDT by golux
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To: Williams
The expected republican candidate is pro life and pro 2nd amnendment rights.

Of course! We must believe! It's the only way! I mean, would Romney lie?


72 posted on 05/14/2012 3:11:59 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
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To: mnehring; GeronL

Well this one goes by the way side of Ross Perot.


73 posted on 05/14/2012 3:15:50 PM PDT by Morgana (I only come here to see what happens next. It normally does.)
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To: Morgana

A lot closer to Lyndon LaRouche.


74 posted on 05/14/2012 3:19:03 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: myself6

If Obama is elected there is no doubt, and there is no chance for a good outcome of what he will do to America..

If Romney is elected there is some chance...and I believe it a very good one. You of course appear to believe Rommney is virtually the same as Obama and I believe that is just as wrong headed as it can be.

We’re not going to get it all back at once. We are going to have to scratch and claw our way back, taking the positives we can gain, while ensuring we do all in our power to mitigate any negatives. A conservative congress which we must elect in either case, will help do that.

I have made my positions on the overall issues clear at the following article which I wrote. Give it a read sometime if you want to have a better basis for judguing me outside of the hyperbole you are throwing around.

AMERICA AT THE CROSSROADS OF HISTORY
http://www.jeffhead.com/crossroads.htm

I’ve been involved with this a long time and have been out in the trenches against these statists of all varieties. Another good read would be:

The Stand at Klamath Falls
http://www.jeffhead.com/klamath/

As it is, I will continue to work for all I am worth to try and preserve our liberty for my kids and grandkids sake and do anything I can to ease back away from the precipice we are dangling over.


75 posted on 05/14/2012 3:42:26 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free, never has been, never will be (wwwOh ...now I see..dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: mnehring

Can I still send money?


76 posted on 05/14/2012 4:01:02 PM PDT by SJackson (As a black man, you know, Barack could get shot going to the gas station, M Obama)
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To: mnehring

His minions will still show up at precint meetings and try to dominate state conventions that choose delegates.


77 posted on 05/14/2012 4:03:22 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: SJackson

Yep, they are having a money bum in a few days to prove they are still winning.


78 posted on 05/14/2012 4:07:49 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: CounterCounterCulture

There isn’t a dry eye in Paulville, TX I guess.

You can wiki it.

Think Jonestown.


79 posted on 05/14/2012 4:08:46 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Jeff Head

We won’t be able to hold Romney to anything.

We will have zero influence over him:

We will have already proven that our threats are hollow by electing the leftist in the first place.


80 posted on 05/14/2012 4:13:16 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: mnehring

Ron Paul and Lyndon LaRouche are soul mates


81 posted on 05/14/2012 4:15:13 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: myself6

O and Obama won’t?
I’m voting for the last man standing at the Republican Convention in November..If that is Romney so be it..I want Obama out of the White house!


82 posted on 05/14/2012 4:21:06 PM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: mnehring

Ron Paul who? :)


83 posted on 05/14/2012 4:24:57 PM PDT by LUV W (This space reserved for heroes)
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To: mnehring

I guess he was spending more than he was taking in. He knew he had no chance, but also knew he could take home any extra money. That is what the surrender monkey was after.


84 posted on 05/14/2012 4:26:58 PM PDT by John D
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To: Sirius Lee
. He'll have to get his own party now.

We already know what that will be. "The Blame America First, Anti-America Party.
85 posted on 05/14/2012 4:36:17 PM PDT by John D
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To: MEG33

Would you vote for Obama if he changed parties from dem to republican?

Before you say no, just understand that by supporting Romney you are essentially saying yes. At least the socialist part of Obama.


86 posted on 05/14/2012 4:49:27 PM PDT by myself6
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To: Gator113
"More bweifing?
"More breifing!"



One of the greatest cartoons...evah!

"You're de-spicable!"
87 posted on 05/14/2012 4:54:47 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
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To: myself6

I believe he will be dealing with a much more Conservative Congress if he wins and that will temper him..After all he was Gov of Massachusetts...a very liberal state.


88 posted on 05/14/2012 4:55:01 PM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: Gator113
"More bwiefing?
"More briefing!"



One of the greatest cartoons...evah!

"You're de-spicable!"
89 posted on 05/14/2012 4:55:33 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
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To: MEG33

Then you have learned nothing from history.

I dont mean that as an insult either, just an observation.

Do you really believe that the gop will go against the “leader” of the gop? Truthfully, SOME will, but their NAY votes will be replaced by AYE votes from the dem party.

That is what WILL happen. I mean you can live in happy unicorn super fun fantasy land if you wish, but its not reality.


90 posted on 05/14/2012 5:00:33 PM PDT by myself6
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To: myself6

I accept that you disagree with me.
Please accept that I have read a lot..I know all about the candidates and their positions..My picks did not make it..
I will do as I said..vote for the only candidate that has a chance of beating the Obamantion .


91 posted on 05/14/2012 5:05:21 PM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: MEG33

Thats fine...

But please... join me and others in calling for the GOP to do WHATEVER is NECESSARY during the convention to make sure that Romney does NOT get the nomination.

Only a REAL and tangible show of force is going to keep romney away from the nomination. DO NOT get caught up in the “inevitability” of Romney. Just as with any other “system” their IS a way to legally get something done. If enough people DEMAND a brokered convention over threat of puling support from the GOP after the convention they WILL find a way to drop Romney. Sometimes its a virtue to use any loophole or small procedural tactic to WIN against EVIL because the win is WORTH IT.

Its just sad that so many of you just throw up your hands and give up rather than fight for what is right.


92 posted on 05/14/2012 5:15:11 PM PDT by myself6
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To: editor-surveyor
Ron Paul does have the power to block Romney.

No. Paul can't stop Romney. Never a chance of that from the beginning. Paul can be a nuisance at some of the local and state conventions, but all the sound and fury simply don't add up to near enough delegates to have any real impact.

93 posted on 05/14/2012 5:44:03 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: All
Moneyball--The-Conservative-Strategy-for-Winning-the-Fight-Coming-After-the-Election
94 posted on 05/14/2012 5:44:51 PM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: mnehring

Does anyone really believe that the PTB and their media puppets didn’t hand pick Romney 6 months ago? The others such as Cain, Perry, Paul, Bachmann, Newt, Santorum, Huntsman, Pawlenty, etc were put in the race as frothy icing just to make us little people think we had a choice.

Sorry but that’s the way I see it. The only question now is which Party was chosen to ride the seesaw to the top. It’s a charade and trade-off.

We in swing states typically vote on a black box that magically transfers our vote electronically any which way they want it and there is no paper record or audit trail. Both Parties like it that way too. It gives them the real control. Instead the Parties have made a big deal out of voter ID.


95 posted on 05/14/2012 5:49:42 PM PDT by apoliticalone (Honest govt. that operates in the interest of US sovereignty and the people, not global $$$)
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To: mnehring
HAPPY DANCE! :) :) :)
96 posted on 05/14/2012 6:06:49 PM PDT by Absolutely Nobama (The Right Of You To Be You Is At Stake....Resist Cultural Marxism!)
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To: onyx

“Newt was right all along.”

Isn’t he always ?

The way Paul trashed Newt was disgraceful. Watching that old Jew hater eat crow makes the pain subside a little.


97 posted on 05/14/2012 6:10:12 PM PDT by Absolutely Nobama (The Right Of You To Be You Is At Stake....Resist Cultural Marxism!)
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To: lormand

Me too, FRiend. Me too.

Nanny, nanny, boo-boo!

RuPaul’s legacy is doo-doo!


98 posted on 05/14/2012 6:12:52 PM PDT by Absolutely Nobama (The Right Of You To Be You Is At Stake....Resist Cultural Marxism!)
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To: Absolutely Nobama

LOLOL. I hear you on that! Ole Ron Paul finally ran out of money, too.


99 posted on 05/14/2012 6:25:10 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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Click

100 posted on 05/14/2012 6:46:50 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
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