One day after Jon Huntsman formally suspended his campaign, Rep. Ron Paul said he has no plans to follow suit.
“To think that debating is not productive?” Mr. Paul scoffed at a press conference here. The Republican establishment might think “so-and-so’s going to win, so we better not discuss the issues anymore,” Mr. Paul said, but “I might just continue talking about cutting $1 trillion out of the budget. I think that’s legitimate.”
Mr. Paul spoke Tuesday at South Carolina’s statehouse, where he picked up the endorsement of three of the state’s conservative lawmakers days ahead of South Carolina’s GOP primary on Saturday. State Sens. Kevin Bryant, Lee Bright and Danny Verdin added their backing to that of state Sen. Tom Davis, who endorsed Mr. Paul on Sunday.
“Some would view some of these issues as extreme, but remember what hero, Barry Goldwater, said ‘extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice,’” Mr. Bryant said at the press conference. “We’re going to have to do some extreme things to turn this country around.”
Mr. Paul called the endorsements “another shot in the arm for the campaign.”