Yet another ABR who pledged to fight all the way to Tampa has called it quits. Ron Paul has said he’d done campaigning.

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  • Whodat

    Hark! CBS/NYT poll out yesterday
    Was most interesting. What it say,
    “Romney now has a slight lead,
    By 3, 46 to 43″, but a lead indeed!

    Can it be, the two liberal most
    “News” clubs from coast-to-coast
    Will actually publish these results?
    Must cause them pain and convults!

    Well, certainly does seem we are
    On our way now; it was once so far
    ‘Twix Obomb and presumptive pick,
    Romney, now our guy’s in it thick!

    And, Paul, poor Ron Paul, at last
    The inevitable has come to pass;
    You were a star to many, now gone nova;
    Your time is up. Get outah here! It’s ovah!

     

    • Anonymous

      And all Ron’s people said: “Fuggeddaboutit!”

      The worst part of those CBS/NYT polls is that while they are blips on the radar, they tend to skew on the Dems side to make the numbers dominate for the Dems. So if he’s losing -3 in a poll run by libs showing the general audience (not most likely to vote or only registered voters), then it’s going to get worse when you dig down into the details.

      Compare these polls with the usual historic patterns entering the summer. Bush Sr (in 88 & 92), Dole, GWB, even McCain all had negative gaps versus their Dem counterparts. Yet by the end of the conventions, the race was on.

      What’s that mean come Sept after the conventions if the trends currently showing in the #’s still hold? You got it – a shellacking like 2010.

      This is why Camp Obama is coming out with every bizarre topic in the book. They need to derail the train before it takes off and leaves them at Station “Hopey Changey”.

  • Whodat

    Hark! CBS/NYT poll out yesterday
    Was most interesting. What it say,
    “Romney now has a slight lead,
    By 3, 46 to 43″, but a lead indeed!

    Can it be, the two liberal most
    “News” clubs from coast-to-coast
    Will actually publish these results?
    Must cause them pain and convults!

    Well, certainly does seem we are
    On our way now; it was once so far
    ‘Twix Obomb and presumptive pick,
    Romney, now our guy’s in it thick!

    And, Paul, poor Ron Paul, at last
    The inevitable has come to pass;
    You were a star to many, now gone nova;
    Your time is up. Get outah here! It’s ovah!

     

    • Anonymous

      And all Ron’s people said: “Fuggeddaboutit!”

      The worst part of those CBS/NYT polls is that while they are blips on the radar, they tend to skew on the Dems side to make the numbers dominate for the Dems. So if he’s losing -3 in a poll run by libs showing the general audience (not most likely to vote or only registered voters), then it’s going to get worse when you dig down into the details.

      Compare these polls with the usual historic patterns entering the summer. Bush Sr (in 88 & 92), Dole, GWB, even McCain all had negative gaps versus their Dem counterparts. Yet by the end of the conventions, the race was on.

      What’s that mean come Sept after the conventions if the trends currently showing in the #’s still hold? You got it – a shellacking like 2010.

      This is why Camp Obama is coming out with every bizarre topic in the book. They need to derail the train before it takes off and leaves them at Station “Hopey Changey”.

  • Anonymous

     Does this mean we can focus on just how badly Romney is going to be destroyed by Obama in November?

    • Anonymous

      What a completely weak response. To answer your question, yes, please do.

      • Anonymous

         Just baiting you. There’s nothing else to say really – the Paul campaign has been focused on the delegate process for awhile now. If anything, this will make it easier to collect delegates while Romney supporters don’t bother showing up.

        • Anonymous

          Yeahhh…. That’s the ticket!

  • Anonymous

     Does this mean we can focus on just how badly Romney is going to be destroyed by Obama in November?

    • Anonymous

      What a completely weak response. To answer your question, yes, please do.

      • Anonymous

         Just baiting you. There’s nothing else to say really – the Paul campaign has been focused on the delegate process for awhile now. If anything, this will make it easier to collect delegates while Romney supporters don’t bother showing up.

        • Anonymous

          Yeahhh…. That’s the ticket!

  • PaulDiggsJazz

    Ron Paul has NOT  dropped out of the race. He remains on the ballot in all the remaining states and his campaign continues.

    All he said was that he was not going to waste tens of millions of dollars buying TV and Radio ad time to win the straw vote, but would concentrate his resources on the delegate selection process. He is winning the delegate selections and that is all that counts.  It is the delegates at the National Convention who choose the nominee, NOT the popular vote. It has always been that way, it will always be that way. That is how Ronald Reagan got the nomination, and that is how Ron Paul will get the nomination.

    The reLOVEution is alive and well. The media is just pissed because they won’t be making any more money off of it so they are trying to twist the message.

    • Anonymous

      That is how Ronald Reagan got the nomination? Really?
      http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/11/GOP_Primaries_1980.png

      Seriously. Saying that Paul will “get the nomination” is embarrassing. 

      From POLITICO: 
      “By announcing that he won’t compete in the remaining primaries, Paul tacitly assured the party that he didn’t intend to disrupt the likely Tampa coronation of Mitt Romney. And he also telegraphed to even the hardest core of his hope-trumping-evidence supporters that he might not, after all, be the 2012 nominee.”

      Apparently the are not able to read the telegraph….

      WHAT ELSE DOES DR. PAUL HAVE TO DO TO CONVINCE YOU PEOPLE?

      LOL

      • Anonymous

        The Pony Express takes a little longer to get there. But Ron paid for the premium circuit, so it will arrive any day now.

    • Jason Wright, Editor

      “That is how Ronald Reagan got the nomination, and that is how Ron Paul will get the nomination.”

      Evidently you know something Paul himself doesn’t.

      http://www.politico.com/blogs/charlie-mahtesian/2012/05/paul-i-cant-win-the-gop-nomination-123491.html

  • PaulDiggsJazz

    Ron Paul has NOT  dropped out of the race. He remains on the ballot in all the remaining states and his campaign continues.

    All he said was that he was not going to waste tens of millions of dollars buying TV and Radio ad time to win the straw vote, but would concentrate his resources on the delegate selection process. He is winning the delegate selections and that is all that counts.  It is the delegates at the National Convention who choose the nominee, NOT the popular vote. It has always been that way, it will always be that way. That is how Ronald Reagan got the nomination, and that is how Ron Paul will get the nomination.

    The reLOVEution is alive and well. The media is just pissed because they won’t be making any more money off of it so they are trying to twist the message.

    • Anonymous

      That is how Ronald Reagan got the nomination? Really?
      http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/11/GOP_Primaries_1980.png

      Seriously. Saying that Paul will “get the nomination” is embarrassing. 

      From POLITICO: 
      “By announcing that he won’t compete in the remaining primaries, Paul tacitly assured the party that he didn’t intend to disrupt the likely Tampa coronation of Mitt Romney. And he also telegraphed to even the hardest core of his hope-trumping-evidence supporters that he might not, after all, be the 2012 nominee.”

      Apparently the are not able to read the telegraph….

      WHAT ELSE DOES DR. PAUL HAVE TO DO TO CONVINCE YOU PEOPLE?

      LOL

      • Anonymous

        The Pony Express takes a little longer to get there. But Ron paid for the premium circuit, so it will arrive any day now.

    • Jason Wright, Editor

      “That is how Ronald Reagan got the nomination, and that is how Ron Paul will get the nomination.”

      Evidently you know something Paul himself doesn’t.

      http://www.politico.com/blogs/charlie-mahtesian/2012/05/paul-i-cant-win-the-gop-nomination-123491.html

  • Anonymous

    Ron Paul’s campaigns remind me of that scene in Forest Gump when Forest RAN RAN RAN for three years, two months, and 16 hours, only to be followed by an unthinking flock of hanger-ons. At some point Forest just stopped running, the flocked stopped, starred, and waited for Gump to speak…”I’m pretty tired. I think I’ll go home now” , said Forest. The followers starred in puzzlement as one asked the obvious question…..”Now what are we supposed to do?”

    ….and just like that. My runn’n days were over.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYndRJU_Lvc

    If you notice the crickets chirping around you, don’t be shocked. The flock have grown silent as they try to figure out where to go from here. My guess is look for the nearest Occupy rally.

  • Anonymous

    Ron Paul’s campaigns remind me of that scene in Forest Gump when Forest RAN RAN RAN for three years, two months, and 16 hours, only to be followed by an unthinking flock of hanger-ons. At some point Forest just stopped running, the flocked stopped, starred, and waited for Gump to speak…”I’m pretty tired. I think I’ll go home now” , said Forest. The followers starred in puzzlement as one asked the obvious question…..”Now what are we supposed to do?”

    ….and just like that. My runn’n days were over.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYndRJU_Lvc

    If you notice the crickets chirping around you, don’t be shocked. The flock have grown silent as they try to figure out where to go from here. My guess is look for the nearest Occupy rally.

  • Anonymous

    And that’s how the reLOVEution ends – not with a bang, but a whimper.

  • Anonymous

    And that’s how the reLOVEution ends – not with a bang, but a whimper.

  • Anonymous

    Jason. Please correct your reporting. The Paulective are all over the web claiming Paul has not dropped out, he is only adjusting his strategy. They still believe this is part of another shroud Ron Paul strategy to win at the convention. Of course, with ALL Other candidates who make such a move it is naturally assumed to be dropping out, but, like Christmas lights in February…they just can’t let it go.

    • Anonymous

      “Remember the Maine (caucus)!”

      • Anonymous

        How could anyone forget?

        • Anonymous

          I’m noticing all is quiet in Camp Paul tonight. Wanna bet the ice cream social for this weekend got cancelled?

          • Anonymous

            Read the POLITICO article and you will see why Ron Paul may be getting out. He, too, has grown concerned by the decorum exercised by his Flock of Numbskulls.

            campaign chairman Jesse Benton told POLITICO. “He wants to convey to everybody and our staff want to convey that we’ll lose more than we gain if we go and we’re disrespectful. Respect and decorum are very important to Dr. Paul.”“You need to give respect to get respect,” he added. “We are confident that there will be mutual respect at the convention. We want to make sure that we take every step we can to make sure that happens.”

            From POLITICO – “In the past few days alone, several incidents cast the campaign in an unfavorable light: Mitt Romney’s son Josh was booed off the stage by Paul backers in Arizona Saturday, and Romney surrogates Tim Pawlenty and Gov. Mary Fallin received similarly rude treatment in Oklahoma. They were the latest in a string of recent disruptions from Maine to Alaska that threatened to tarnish Paul’s legacy and marginalize the ideas he believes will one day dominate the Republican Party.”

            Ironic it is that even Paul has grown concerned that his legacy may be tarnished the fervor of his cultish fringers who follow him at his feet.

  • Anonymous

    Jason. Please correct your reporting. The Paulective are all over the web claiming Paul has not dropped out, he is only adjusting his strategy. They still believe this is part of another shroud Ron Paul strategy to win at the convention. Of course, with ALL Other candidates who make such a move it is naturally assumed to be dropping out, but, like Christmas lights in February…they just can’t let it go.

    • Anonymous

      “Remember the Maine (caucus)!”

      • Anonymous

        How could anyone forget?

        • Anonymous

          I’m noticing all is quiet in Camp Paul tonight. Wanna bet the ice cream social for this weekend got cancelled?

          • Anonymous

            Read the POLITICO article and you will see why Ron Paul may be getting out. He, too, has grown concerned by the decorum exercised by his Flock of Numbskulls.

            campaign chairman Jesse Benton told POLITICO. “He wants to convey to everybody and our staff want to convey that we’ll lose more than we gain if we go and we’re disrespectful. Respect and decorum are very important to Dr. Paul.”“You need to give respect to get respect,” he added. “We are confident that there will be mutual respect at the convention. We want to make sure that we take every step we can to make sure that happens.”

            From POLITICO – “In the past few days alone, several incidents cast the campaign in an unfavorable light: Mitt Romney’s son Josh was booed off the stage by Paul backers in Arizona Saturday, and Romney surrogates Tim Pawlenty and Gov. Mary Fallin received similarly rude treatment in Oklahoma. They were the latest in a string of recent disruptions from Maine to Alaska that threatened to tarnish Paul’s legacy and marginalize the ideas he believes will one day dominate the Republican Party.”

            Ironic it is that even Paul has grown concerned that his legacy may be tarnished the fervor of his cultish fringers who follow him at his feet.

  • Anonymous

    Ron Paul is being smart and focusing on cleaning up in the delegate count.  

    The question will be what will the RNC do to make sure that there isn’t a second round of voting at the convention so that Paul can’t “steal” the nomination.

  • Anonymous

    Ron Paul is being smart and focusing on cleaning up in the delegate count.  

    The question will be what will the RNC do to make sure that there isn’t a second round of voting at the convention so that Paul can’t “steal” the nomination.

  • http://www.politicalderby.com/ Stephen Fountain, Editor

    Whew! For a minute there I thought Ron Paul was jumping on the band wagon and coming out of the closet.

    • Jason Wright, Editor

      “Like”

    • Anonymous

      You may be on to something. Perhaps Ron Paul dropped out after he realized that he would not become the “First Gay President”?

    • Anonymous

      You mean like he believes in the Department of Edjumication?

  • http://www.politicalderby.com/ Stephen Fountain, Editor

    Whew! For a minute there I thought Ron Paul was jumping on the band wagon and coming out of the closet.

    • Anonymous

      You may be on to something. Perhaps Ron Paul dropped out after he realized that he would not become the “First Gay President”?

    • Anonymous

      You mean like he believes in the Department of Edjumication?

  • Anonymous

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  • Anonymous

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