Well, it seems Ron Paul has finally faced reality.
On Monday, he announced that he will no longer actively campaign in primary states (meanwhile, campaign officials admitted to reporters that they were out of money).
So the "Ron Paul Revolution" is over, right? Eh, not really.
While Ron might be giving up, his supporters aren't. They're grabbing wins in several GOP state contests and snagging delegate spots for the upcoming Republican convention. Two were elected to head up Alaska's Republican party and more Ron supporters beat out Mitt Romney fans for delegate spots in Massachusetts and Nevada. And, Ron plans to make appearances at a bunch of GOP state conventions, which is where delegates are picked.
Unfortunately, even if the delegates or the people that pick the delegates are part of Ron's camp, they still have vote to according to their state's primary results and Mitt won all those states.
So, what's the big deal?
Well, delegates do more than just ceremonially vote for the candidate that won their state's primary; they also influence and help to create party policy and direction for the next four years. So, these wins could essentially lead to Ron's particular brand of Liberation politics gaining more of a foothold in the GOP.
And, even though Ron's too old to run for President in 2016, it would lay the groundwork for someone with similar views and/or ties to him to gain the Republican nomination next time it's up for grabs.
If only there was a younger version of Ron Paul. ...
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