Sense of An Ending
Ron Paul’s presidential campaign pushed back hard in a new memo this morning on the notion that the Texas congressman is ending his presidential bid.
“Let me be very clear. Dr. Paul is NOT ending his campaign,” writes Jesse Benton, the chief strategist for the Paul campaign, even as he acknowledges that “barring something very unforeseen, our delegate total will not be strong enough to win the nomination.”
Texas Congressman Ron Paul acknowledged the inevitable this afternoon, announcing that he was ceasing to compete in any of the upcoming presidential primaries or caucuses.
“[W]e will no longer spend resources campaigning in primaries in states that have not yet voted,” Mr. Paul wrote to supporters. ” Doing so with any hope of success would take many tens of millions of dollars we simply do not have. I encourage all supporters of Liberty to make sure you get to the polls and make your voices heard, particularly in the local, state, and Congressional elections, where so many defenders of Freedom are fighting and need your support.”
Today, political types were focused on mastering the English language, reading up on Ron Paul and dubious honors. Here’s our roundup of the day’s best Tweets from the campaign trail.
Prolific Tweeter and Fox media mogul Rupert Murdoch is reading a book about Ron Paul and he would like to discuss it with his fellow social media enthusiasts.
“Just reading new book on Ron Paul. Fascinating. Ron sure model of consistency, right or wrong. Any tweeters wish to debate?” Mr. Murdoch wrote on his Twitter page a few minutes ago.
Here is a photo of Ron Paul wearing a backwards hat and waving his hands in the air like he just doesn’t care.
As you can see in the reflection, the hat says “Ron Paul 2012.”
A Ron Paul supporter successfully used the funding site Kickstarter to make “The Road to REVOLution,” a video game based on the exploits of longshot libertarian-leaning Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul. In the game, devoted Paulites can take the role of their hero as they “collect Delegates to ensure your seat as the President, collect Gold Coins to unlock branches of the Federal Reserve where you defeat bosses and progress your quest to end the Federal Reserve.”
Stating The Obvious
Ron Paul’s wife, Carol Wells Paul, is voting for her husband. Ms. Paul made sure her intentions were clear by voting for Mr. Paul in a Facebook poll started by a local NBC affiliate in Richmond, Virginia that asked the question “With Santorum out of the race, we want to know who you would vote for if the election were held today?” Presumably, Ms. Paul was also voting for her husband before Mr. Santorum left the race.
Councilman Dan Halloran has an interesting dilemma.
On one hand, he declared his campaign for congress with a laser-like focus on strengthening the United States’ relationship with Israel and the Democratic-leaning Queens district’s Jewish voters. On the other hand, he’s a prominent local supporter of Ron Paul, who opposes foreign intervention.
Mr. Paul’s beliefs, of course, are hardly consistent with what pro-Israel American politicians typically advocate. For example, he has said Israel should be left to its own devices if Iran attacks it.
A Siena College Research Institute poll of registered voters released today showed Rick Santorum will have his work cut out for him when he and Mitt Romney go head to head in New York State’s Republican presidential primary on April 24th.
“Given their favorability ratings among Republicans, it’s not surprising that Romney has opened a wide lead in New York’s Republican presidential primary,” Siena pollster Steve Greenberg said in a statement. “He is supported by 38 percent of Republicans, with Santorum being supported by 23 percent, Gingrich 13 percent and Paul 11 percent.”
At CNN’s Republican presidential debate in Arizona tonight, the four candidates were asked to describe themselves with one word.