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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."
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.
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.
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.
Originally posted by DerepentLEstranger
reply to post by OutKast Searcher
if only it were true
alas you're just parroting propaganda
Originally posted by Novaroc