Monday, May 14, 2012

Ron Paul Announcement Is Much Ado About Nothing

RON PAUL U.S.A. | May 14, 2012
So you probably have heard by now that Ron Paul's campaign is over, finished, kaput, dead.  The mainstream media jumped all over that news like Newt Gingrich on anyone
he's not married to.  Of course, they are completely misrepresenting the facts as Dr. Paul stated them in his letter earlier today.

There was one core piece of news in his announcement today. Simply put, he will no long waste money on advertising and other campaign efforts in states that have not yet voted in the GOP primary.  This is absolutely a non-event in my opinion.  At this point Ron Paul was not going to win the popular vote in any of the remaining states.  Why on earth would he spend millions of dollars trying to do so?  That does not mean that anything else changes, folks.  The primaries will still be held, and Ron Paul wants you to work hard to get out the vote and help him perform well in each contest.  You just won't see the campaign going through the motions of putting out TV spots and spending money in the traditional channels to try and win the beauty contests.

I'm not really sure this information even needed to be officially announced by the campaign, but perhaps they wanted to be honest with Dr. Paul's supporters so there was no misunderstanding.  That certainly would be right in line with the type of honest communication was have come to expect from Dr. Paul.

There are, however, some unanswered questions that remain in terms of Dr. Paul's schedule.  Will he continue to visit college campuses as he has been over the last number of months?  To me, this is critical and is something that I feel he owes to his passionate supporters.  It is a very inexpensive way to maintain excitement on the local level and keep his supporters engaged.  He has said that he will be "right there with us" in trying to win delegates and influence the GOP convention.  Let's hope that means he will continue to be very visible and engaged with his supporters on the ground as he has done so thanklessly for so many years.

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