RON PAUL OUT – Will Not Compete in Remaining States

The doctor is out.

A day after his lackeys booed Josh Romney off the stage in Arizona, Rep. Ron Paul announced that he will not compete in any remaining states in the GOP primary.
The Washington Times reported:

Rep. Ron Paul of Texas said Monday he will not compete in primaries in any of the states that have not yet voted — essentially confirming Mitt Romney will win the Republican presidential nomination.

Mr. Paul said he will continue to work to win delegates in states that have already voted and where the process of delegate-selection is playing out. He said that’s a way to make his voice heard at the Republican nominating convention in Tampa, Fla., in August.

“Moving forward, however, we will no longer spend resources campaigning in primaries in states that have not yet voted,” Mr. Paul said. “Doing so with any hope of success would take many tens of millions of dollars we simply do not have.”

He did encourage his supporters to still turn out and vote.

His decision not to compete for new votes in other states leaves Mr. Romney as the only candidate still actively fighting for voters’ support in the 11 states still to vote. That list includes the biggest prizes on the board — Texas and California.

The Ron Paul website has not posted the news.

Of course, the Ron Paulians have already disputed this breaking news.

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  • Patty

    wow, i JUST NEED TO COPY ALL MY POST ON THE FIRST THREE, HERE.

    WAY TO GO, PAUL!! BEEN WAITING FOR THIS DECISION. NOW, ONWARD TO DEFEAT OBAMA.

    HAPPY DAYS ARE HERE, AGAIN.

  • Adirondack Patriot

    And he was so close to victory!

    Look at all those states he won that are now disenfranchised.

  • mouell

    The PaulNuts will never give up without making a show at the convention. Why wasn’t he wearing his tinfoil hat?

  • Pleasance

    Per CNN Ron Paul has a grand total of 82 delegates. Romney has 919.

  • Patty
  • Patty

    OT cont. #5

    Daily Beast Cartoonist Depicts Israeli PM Eating Obama’s Limbs

    This is the title.

  • donh

    A fine test of Romney’s leadership skills. Obama bought Dennis Kucinich’s yes vote for Obamacare with a joy ride on Airforce One. Dennis and Ron are of the same wave length. All Mitt needed to do was offer Ron a little attention. Maybe ease up on the drug war…. A promise to fire Ben Bernakie . If Mitt couldn’t reach a deal , his competancy would be in doubt.

  • The rabid Paultards over at the Daily Paul are going crazy as we speak. They simply refuse to believe the campaign is over and they say Ron Paul is simply using a different “strategy”. I guess they haven’t factored in the massive amount of delegates Romney will get in Texas and California. I can only keep laughing. The cult of Paul never quits!

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  • Jayne on Left Coast

    I still remember his followers were going to create a “Paulville”, where they could live “off grid.”. They are already way way off the grid.

  • Jeff

    So the tinfoil hat wearing Paulbots are going to try and engage in shenanigans and in procedural moves to create division at the Republican convention. If Paul had any class whatsoever, he would tell his minions to stand down. This is not helpful. This is all about Ron Paul’s ego now and it’s destructive. If we get another 4 years of Barack Obama, the blame will be laid at his feet and he will become the most hated man in America.

  • Louder

    The Ron Paul fight is NOT over you numbskulls! His message has already spread. The fight for delegates is not just going to die because he’s not campaigning for “beauty contests”… You just watch when the news gets out that he won AZ & OK… google the delegate count! RP is gaining FAST!!

  • Pleasance

    #12

    Per CNN Ron Paul has a grand total of 82 delegates. Romney has 919.

    Ron Paul and his ilk would prefer to destroy Ronmey than to defeat Obama. Telling them to grow up is wasted – his followers are brain addled by and rabid for their marijuana.

  • Facauwee Tribe
  • Redwine

    Finally. And those Paulbots had the gall to shout down Josh Romney the other day.
    With malice aforethought, he’ll probably start a 3rd party run just to try to get Comrade Hussein “re-elected”.

    Mitt needs a positively huge margin to cover any shenanigans pulled by Paul and Hussein.

  • Adam

    Don’t you guys know anything? Paul and his delegates are going to march on Tampa and take the nomination by storm (or something like that)!

    They really do think they are going to be able to steal the nomination though. My question would be, if you are somehow successful in stealing the nomination, why would you think the majority of republicans would come out and vote for a guy who can only garner about 7% of the votes in any given state primary?

  • Kaitian

    @12

    He won 2 delegates permanently from Arizona. I’m confused how that will change considering the rules of that state based on proportional assignment which it wasn’t a convention or caucus. Especially the large number of turnouts for Romney were from the large Mormon population that already voted overwhelmingly for Romney in the Republican Primary. Are you basically saying that you’re okay with disenfranchising the voters? As for the Oklahoma Primary, Ron Paul is still a zero there with the same rules as AZ.

  • bg

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    Louder #12 May 14, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    link please,

    thankyouverymuch..

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  • bg

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    re: #18 May 14, 2012 at 4:17 pm bg

    never-mind..

    2012 Republican Delegates

    2012 Republican Popular Vote

    not that i trust any of them 100%..

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  • Max

    I’m an independent and not a Ron Paul supporter (or any other candidate), but Ron Paul has won 11 states in delegate count. While he trails Romney in delegates, it is unclear that Romney can get enough delegates to secure the nomination before the convention, thus it moves to a “brokered convention” where history tells us the leader going into such is at risk of not getting the nomination. While I’d put my money on Romney getting nominated, it is far from assured.

    From my view, Romney is the “anointed one” on the (R) wing, Obama on the (D) wing of the same raptor.

  • bg

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    Adam #16 May 14, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    this distracting magic trick is why they are so hopeful..

    i would laugh, and albeit some of us have no choice, what
    some folks so willingly swallow is a dang crying shame.. 🙁

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  • bg

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    re: #22 May 14, 2012 at 4:33 pm bg

    May 11, 2012

    sorry, this is the correct link..

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  • bg

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    Max #21 May 14, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    re: [Ron Paul has won 11 states in delegate count]

    he has

    link please,

    thankyouverymuch..

    ==

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  • Kaitian

    “it is unclear that Romney can get enough delegates to secure the nomination before the convention”

    How so? California, New Jersey, and Utah are a WTA states which Romney will get 100% of them since no candidate this time are contesting him. 949 Soft Delegates / (796 Hard Delegates) + 172 (California) + 50 (New Jersey) + 40 (Utah) = 1211 Soft Delegates / (1058 Hard Delegates). Texas will probably give Herr Doktor some delegates if he is still contesting against Romney but that’s it.

  • Max

    I don’t have a link handy, apologies, but that RCP link has him with 1 Iowa delegate, when in the end he got the majority, 18 I think, and in Nevada he got 22, but they also show 1, so RCP is incorrect. I think RCP is going by voting or what should have happened in the caucuses, not the actual delegate assignments.

    I have no skin in the game. I’ll look at the ballot come election day and pencil in the oval of the person that most fits my principles (since D’s have few principles, it will be an (I) or (R) person, likely. 🙂

  • Kaitian

    @27 Which again doesn’t matter. Even with the hard delegates, Romney still edges out ahead by a good margin. Brokered convention is impossible at this point.

  • Han Solo
  • Han Solo

    Headline is false:

    There is a strategy shift – The campaign will not spend resources campaigning in primary states but WILL BE focusing on winning delegates in caucus states … Rest assured, he is not dropping out … We must now redouble our efforts. We are doing extremely well, and the chance of a brokered convention in Tampa is extremely good, and the delegates we have collected so far are many hundreds, unlike what the media is lying to us about.

  • Kaitian

    @29 Headline is accurate. You just need to read better.

  • Han Solo

    HERE ARE the actual delegate counts:
    – Paul = 125
    – Romney = 313
    – TBD = 1680

    http://thereal2012delegatecoun

    Also, FYI, the way Paul is doing it is EXACTLY how REGAN got the nomination in 1980.

  • Winston Wolfe

    Learn to spell, nutjob.

    It’s Reagan.

  • Adam

    Really Han, just like Reagan? I wasn’t alive in 1980 but a quick check online shows that Reagan won 44 states with almost 60% of the popular vote. Reagan was the favorite before any primaries or caucuses had been held. So how exactly is Paul doing “EXACTLY” what Reagan did?

  • Valerie

    He said he wanted “influence” not the presidency. I think Ron Paul has found out that he enjoys running for President, especially when his goal is not to be nominated. That way, he can say any ol’ damn thing he pleases.

  • Keyser

    The Paulnuts over on his forum are in such delusional denial that they are trying to say that this is just a new strategy to stay under the radar. Yeah, like he was ever on the radar.

    It makes my brain hurt to try and understand the insanity of these people. I guess in order to understand them you must be insane to begin with.

    These are people who care less about this country. The main motivating factor with them is drugs, drugs and more drugs.

  • Kaitian

    @Han Solo. Unfortunately for you, the delegates have to follow the state’s rules for delegate assignments therefore become “hard delegates” once the election is held. They are not free to choose a candidate after a primary is held within those respective states. It’s nice to play imaginary games, isn’t it?

    The Hard Delegate Count is this:
    Romney – 811
    Herr Doktor – 60

    http://www.thegreenpapers.com/P12/R-HS.phtml

  • Han Solo

    > Unfortunately for you, the delegates have to follow the state’s rules for delegate assignments

    Not true according to RNC Rules. You guys have no idea that what the Paul campaign is doing can actually work because you believe this false assumption.

    Its not over until the vote at the convention.

    “Rule 38” in the Republican National Convention rules states that States and Congressional Districts cannot “bind” their delegates, any delegate is free to vote for Ron Paul at the national convention…bound or not.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDPK4GCprYA&feature=share

  • bg

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    Max #27 May 14, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    thanks anyways..

    i myself am hoping for a ‘brokered” convention..

    however, i believe it really doesn’t matter, as the elite power that
    be finally have the means to place whomever they want in the OO..

    that’s how Obama got there.. 🙁

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  • Adam

    Okay han, ignore my question about Reagan but just know if Ron Paul does somehow steal the nomination all that does is seal the election for Obama. If you really think a guy who can’t get more than 10% of the popular vote in any state in the primaries can unite the party and beat Obama, calling you nuts is an understatement.

  • Kaitian

    “Not true according to RNC Rules.”

    Good lord, you are stupid. Do you know who gets sent to the Convention? The delegates that were elected in those “hard” delegate categories. Therefore, if Romney had won 25 of the delegates as he did in Arizona, all of the Romney delegates that supports Romney gets sent to the convention. Therefore the probability of those delegates voting for Herr Doktor is extremely low.

  • Kaitian

    So therefore at least 811 Romney Delegates are getting sent to the Convention. Herr Doktor only has at least 60 Herr Doktor Delegates getting sent to the Convention.

  • bg

    ++

    May. 14, 2012

    State’s GOP in fight for identity

    [But before there’s too much dancing in the aisles by Paul supporters, it’s important to note that Romney did win 50 percent of the Nevada caucus vote, and under rules adopted last fall, he’s to receive 20 of Nevada’s 28 delegate votes in the first round of balloting at the national convention. Paul will get eight. If the nominating process goes to an unlikely second round, the Paul delegates are no longer bound to vote for Romney, under the rules.

    [..]

    “We don’t have a Republican Party anymore in Nevada,” bemoaned
    Julie Davies of Clark County, a Romney supporter. “It’s been taken
    over by the libertarians.”]

    sorry, but the fools can’t see it was their hostility towards the
    TEA Party, not Ronbats that are supposedly winning the day..

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  • bg

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    Han Solo #32 May 14, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    yeah, right!!

    rotf 😆 mbo!!

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  • bg

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    May 11, 2012

    Look who’s scheming to put unknown in presidential race

    [One week after Walker’s statement last month about his willingness
    to run as an independent on AE’s ticket, a draft committee was
    launched with the express goal of entering Walker’s name into
    nomination at the upcoming AE convention.

    Yoni Gruskin, listed as the co-chair of the DraftWalker.com website and
    committee, called Walker’s candidacy “likely our last chance to ensure a
    serious and sensible third candidate is able to participate in this year’s
    presidential election.”]

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  • Dien Cai Dau

    RON PAUL LOSES REPUBLICAN PRIMARY: Paul nuts hardest hit

    But,but,but….ron paul?
    Waaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh

    Good thing too…I’m almost outta popcorn.

  • Name

    I don’t expect anyone to follow my example. But I feel it’s the right thing to do. Ron Paul has NOT dropped out… He just doesn’t have the funds(nor do I) to compete with the Corporate owned Machine. In Honor of his message and integrity. I am ON MY OWN and of MY OWN FREE WILL closing my bank account. It may not be much but I can no longer Fund the MACHINE that has become so corrupt…BREAK THE BANK…

  • bg

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    Name #47 May 15, 2012 at 6:42 am

    oh, like he isn’t a millionaire??

    that aside, you mean his minions are broke??

    bottom line reality is: Ron Paul was always a joke, he’s what both parties
    would call someone they can bank on and use as a scapegoat depending
    on which way they want the race to go.. iow: a useful fool tool.. JMHO!!

    moral of the RP4P saga.. you can spend all your money
    on Ron Paul, but don’t expect him to spend his for you,
    or perhaps i should i say US..

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  • bg

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    re: #48 May 15, 2012 at 9:21 am bg

    should i say = should say

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  • Bill Cobb

    Romney be a good sport and bail out now. Every one with just half a brain knows you would loose the general election against Obama and unless your plan is to get Obama reelected, which might not be to far fetched, then you should just throw in the towel and let we the RP supporters clean Obama up in November.
    If you will do this we all promise to purchase three of your next books.
    1-How I dodged Vietnam-by Mitt Romney
    2-How to become a Corporate Raider-by Mitt Romney
    3-How to bully a small boy on the playground-by Mitt Romney