The other reasons why Ron Paul has stopped campaigning

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posted on May, 15 2012 @ 09:50 AM
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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.

news.yahoo.com...

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 "future".



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posted on May, 15 2012 @ 10:00 AM
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I bet you're just ecstatic about this news huh? With Ron Paul slowly fading into obscurity, what will be your next assignment? Just wondering....



posted on May, 15 2012 @ 10:03 AM
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posted on May, 15 2012 @ 10:07 AM
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What a shame....we are toast, now....and, if Ron Paul actually endorses that plastic monster, then I will never vote for potus again...(but i will start voting OUT all incumbents..in local elections, and national, congressional elections....until we've purged ourselves of all of these teathuglican horror show characters!)



posted on May, 15 2012 @ 10:09 AM
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I've believed from the start of this campaign that Ron Paul had a slim chance at getting the nomination. That said, I have always stated that what he is doing is just a setup for a much larger movement that Rand will lead in the future. I'm in full support of the libertarian view. I think that this election has been a major success for Ron Paul regardless of whether or not he gets a nomination.

His voice has shaken things up and many people are now aware of issues that weren't previously brought to light. He offered real and different ideas from the status quo and has shown people that there are possibilities outside of the two party mindset.

I look forward to Tampa regardless of where Paul ends up.



posted on May, 15 2012 @ 10:10 AM
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The founding fathers didn't aim for war with their revolution, either. They just wanted a proper voice in the British Parliament, but the brush fires were set and it got out of their hands.

It was rather ridiculous and disrespectful to boo those people off the stage, though.

I'd be nervous, too, if I were in Paul's shoes. Not only for his son's career, but if Ron Paul's movement breaks off into something bigger and it fails, his name will be historically tarnished.
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posted on May, 15 2012 @ 10:12 AM
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We've had a new notable disagreements but I think you have it dead on here. I've always believed Ron Paul to be honorable and honest. One of the precious few who have served any time in a high office and remained that way. I'm no fanatic though, and I agree that he's become downright startled by the extreme of his own creation. I can't see that Ron Paul would ever personally tolerate half the stunts the media report from his more extreme supporters. I can even imagine Dr. Paul taking some of them out back for a firm talking to, like Grandfather's used to do with errant grandchildren occasionally.

His movement and the spirit of what he's worked to create goes beyond him as a single man and the fact he's the first one to say so makes him wise, in my eyes. I hope his followers take a moment to stop yelling, listen to the man they profess to respect and support so much, and follow his lead.



posted on May, 15 2012 @ 10:15 AM
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The movement is bigger than Ron Paul.

I do not believe he is afraid of his supporters.
He might be afraid of his supporters actions under continual suppression.

Occupy socialists are trying to paint libertarians as loud, misogynistic posteriors.

There's a pressure cooker on the stove, and it's starting to whistle a bit and the weight is starting to rattle.

Pressure cookers are interesting- they can be a bit dangerous but my oh my when you are in a hurry for dinner, you can cook a roast in 15 minutes flat. Safely, if you tend it just right.


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posted on May, 15 2012 @ 10:16 AM
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What a pile of [SNIP]!

Ron Paul Has Dropped Out of the Presidential Race … Or Has He?


Does that mean Paul has dropped out? Quit the race? Suspended his campaign? Packed his bags? Returned home to lil ole Lake Jackson, Texas? No, it means quite the opposite. It means that Paul will have more ability to focus on delegate selection instead of the many upcoming winner take all states.
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posted on May, 15 2012 @ 10:17 AM
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From the letter from the campaign

QUOTE: "Let me be very clear. Dr. Paul is NOT dropping out or suspending his campaign."



posted on May, 15 2012 @ 10:18 AM
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I agree, and I am fully aware that not all his supporters are the extreme fanatics...I have talked to many very respectful and dedicated Ron Paul supporters. It's a shame that these types of supporters get drowned out by those that think shouting and hostile takeovers are the way to spread the message of liberty.

Extremist always ruin it for the good members of a group...in any type of group. And in this case, it appears it may be ruining it for Ron Paul himself.



posted on May, 15 2012 @ 10:23 AM
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It's the REPUBLICAN establishment that believes RP supporters are a problem.

The campaign is organized enough to get a message out of how to act. Just orders need to come from Ron Paul and not Hannity.

Are we supposed to believe that Ron Paul supporters are still only 100 people with really fast fingers online?

If 20% of the population gets very loud at the door, do you think it is ok for the other 80% to keep listening to what the tv talking head says and ignore the crowd right outside?

Isn't that what all this is saying? We want you quieter so you can't be counted?



posted on May, 15 2012 @ 10:25 AM
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Here's a thought.

Ron Paul supporters have taken over a lot of the local, county and in some cases, state GOP party machinery. Most of them detest Mitt Romney. How likely is it that they will actively campaign for Romney in the general election. Romeny might just find himself the candidate for a party that exists in name only as far as he is concerned.

What if Ron Paul decides after the GOP convention, to run as a 3rd party candidate? He would then have a heck of a political organization already set up (under the GOP banner). Could this be his real long term strategy?



posted on May, 15 2012 @ 10:31 AM
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posted on May, 15 2012 @ 10:32 AM
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posted on May, 15 2012 @ 10:34 AM
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Woo Hoo! The kids have been dropped off at the pool! Just waiting to hear that big flushing sound when the country goes right down the drain... Time to pack up and move on, somewhere far far away...



posted on May, 15 2012 @ 10:38 AM
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LOL
if only it were true
alas you're just parroting propaganda



posted on May, 15 2012 @ 10:39 AM
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Originally posted by DerepentLEstranger
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LOL
if only it were true
alas you're just parroting propaganda


If it is propaganda...it is propagand coming straight from Ron Paul's campaign.

Did you not see in the article where all this is coming from Ron Paul campaign staffers???



posted on May, 15 2012 @ 10:40 AM
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Originally posted by Novaroc
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Don't talk to me about it...It is Ron Paul that has a problem with his own supporters behavior.

He basically just threw all of you under the bus to protect his son's career.
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posted on May, 15 2012 @ 10:42 AM
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I must disagree. Animosity is being directed where it shouldn't be, and regardless of the goal, "p's and q's" should still be minded at this point. Rash actions could well be the derailing of the movement. You can't just shy away from all criticism and expect to be successful.





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