posted on May, 15 2012 @ 09:50 AM
The official word is that Ron Paul has run out of money to be able to campaign in the remaining 11 states. So he isn't going to even court voters in
a fifth of States.
But reports are coming out saying that this isn't the only reason why Ron Paul has decided to pull back on his campaign.
But beyond the financial considerations, senior aides concede that Paul was nervous that the actions of his supporters at state conventions
threatened to tarnish the long-term viability of the movement he spent decades building.
On Saturday, Mitt Romney's son Josh was booed off the stage by Paul supporters in Arizona and at the Oklahoma State Convention last weekend, Paul
supporters booed both Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin and former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty when they urged the state convention delegates to support
Romney this fall.
"The fact is that all of this fighting makes Ron Paul nervous," senior Paul adviser Doug Wead writes on his blog tonight. "Shouting people down is
not Ron Paul's way."
So the other reason he is pulling back on his campaign is because of his fanatical supporters. Good job Ron Paul supporters...you have even scared
away Ron Paul.
But wait...it appears that there is still another reason.
Campaign sources said that the bigger fear is that hostilities will affect Paul's son, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, who is widely expected to seek
the Republican presidential nomination in 2016.
Which is something people have been saying for a long time...he isn't going to do anything that puts Rand Paul in danger of being shunned by the
party. The Republican party doesn't mind Rand Paul...he is moldable...he isn't the stubborn Ron Paul...he is a moldable Paul who will bring in some
new people to the party while still serving the Republican party.
And it looks like the Ron Paul is starting to bend to Romney as well.
Benton has been in discussion with likely nominee Romney's campaign over incorporating Paul's priorities - including prohibiting indefinite
detention for American citizens, protecting internet freedom and limiting the power of the Federal Reserve - into the GOP platform.
There is no reason for Romney to incorporate any of Paul's policies unless he gets something in return...that would be an endorsement.
It really appears that Ron Paul is setting up a Romney endorsement...he has put himself in a tough spot...and he does have his son's career to think
about damaging. I think we will be hearing more and more from his campaign in the coming weeks asking his supporters to calm down and look to the