Ron Paul Pulling Back To Focus On Congressional Seat

Ron Paul announced today that he will be cutting back on his national campaign staff, and putting more focus into his congressional seat. Since Mitt Romney has left, Paul feels “the chances of a brokered convention are nearly zero.” In a letter to supporters Paul wrote “that does not affect my determination to fight on, in every caucus and primary remaining, and at the convention for our ideas, with just as many delegates as I can get. But with so many primaries and caucuses now over, we do not now need so big a national campaign staff, and so I am making it leaner and tighter.” Since it is clear that Paul doesn’t have a chance to win the republican nomination, he wanted to make it known that he has no interest in running as a third party candidate as has been rumored in the past. Paul told supporters, “I am committed to fighting for our ideas within the Republican party, so there will be no third party run. I do not denigrate third parties — just the opposite, and I have long worked to remove the ballot-access restrictions on them. But I am a Republican, and I will remain a Republican.” Besides if he keeps up this quest for the president he might lose his real job which is important to him. Paul says, “I have constituents in my home district that I must serve. I cannot and will not let them down. And I have another battle I must face here as well. If I were to lose the primary for my congressional seat, all our opponents would react with glee, and pretend it was a rejection of our ideas. I cannot and will not let that happen.” Paul would like his battle to continue, but has realized if he keeps this stuff up he could lose his congressional race. If that happens he will lose his platform which he has held for so long, and his voice of reason will fade away. He needs that platform in Congress because, “In the meantime, onward and upward! The neocons, the warmongers, the socialists, the advocates of inflation will be hearing much from you and me,” according to Paul. Despite his lack of votes in the primaries and caucuses Paul stays a winner on Presidential Idol, and we wish him luck in his congressional race.

Alan Cosgrove

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