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Why hasn't Ron Paul dropped out of the race yet?

666_Maggots~I'm a female! 2012/04/12 20:27:53
Statistically speaking, he would have to gain over 100% of the remaining delegates to win, so why bother staying in?
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  • RageforOrder 2012/04/12 21:21:35
    RageforOrder
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    No one knows the actual delegate count........the news just show estimates.Supposedly Paul has been doing well at the state conventions.

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  • Alien Ramone 2012/04/13 15:28:58
    Alien Ramone
    +1
    He wants to have influence at the national convention. He would like to get planks on the platform related to important issues such as a full audit of the Federal Reserve and reigning in intrusive portions of the Patriot Act. He has the best chance at that, if he stays in the race and has a lot of support and delegates. Romney seemed to be the only candidate who realized that it will be tough to win in the general election without a lot of support from Paul supporters, so he will likely be willing to accommodate some Paul ideas in the platform.

    Some other things to consider about the national convention; Romney doesn't yet have a lock on getting the nomination on the first vote. If he doesn't get over half the delegates then there will be a brokered convention in which most of the delegates, depending on each states' rules, can vote for whomever they want. There are supposedly many delegates for other candidates who are actually Paul supporters who would vote for Paul on the second vote.

    Also, based on a new rule, the RNC will make sure a candidate has the plurality of delegates in at least 5 states going into the convention for them to even qualify for the first vote. Although Ron Paul has only won one caucus by the percentage of the vote, he may have the most delegates in at least five states after the state conventions. Ron Paul increases his chances of qualifying for the delegate count by staying in the race until the convention.
  • Timetraveler 2012/04/13 14:19:30
    Timetraveler
    +1
    who cares what the delegates want! I vote my mind. for the people who are easily led...cut down on the Aspartame in your soft drinks.
  • S and S 2012/04/13 13:35:27
  • David Lindner 2012/04/13 00:18:49
    David Lindner
    +1
    Wrong Paul can only win unbound delegates besides the ones he's won that are attached to him. There are three hundred unbounds
  • rdmatheny 2012/04/12 23:28:10
  • David Lindner 2012/04/12 23:13:44
    David Lindner
    +1
    because hes a delusional old man with senility
  • The San... David L... 2012/04/12 23:30:42
    The Sane One
    +2
    Any facts to back up that assertion, or is that merely an opinion?
  • David L... The San... 2012/04/13 00:16:46
    David Lindner
    +1
    It's common knowledge
  • S and S David L... 2012/04/13 13:36:33
  • David L... S and S 2012/04/13 16:30:20
    David Lindner
    +1
    everyone does know it, but you paulbots are in denial
  • S and S David L... 2012/04/13 16:36:59
  • David L... S and S 2012/04/13 16:39:57
    David Lindner
    +1
    pulled the same what. delegate hijacking? doesnt work in a republican primary. and especially the fact that mitt is leading by over 30 in national republican polls
  • S and S David L... 2012/04/13 16:40:57
  • David L... S and S 2012/04/13 16:55:52
    David Lindner
    +1
    your projections of the ignorance to the fact that ron paul no chance as my ignorance being bliss is astounding.
  • S and S David L... 2012/04/13 18:13:04
  • David L... S and S 2012/04/13 19:05:23
    David Lindner
    +1
    im only giving you back what you give. follow the conversation and see who started this off topic rant.
  • S and S David L... 2012/04/13 19:06:55
  • David L... S and S 2012/04/13 19:08:50
    David Lindner
    +1
    I stated common sense. ron paul is crazy. ron paul is a truther. ron paul admitted to it. hes insane and old. heck, even a vote for ralph nader is putting more coherence in white house than ron paul
  • S and S David L... 2012/04/13 19:11:13
  • David L... S and S 2012/04/13 19:14:33
    David Lindner
    +1
    good, atleast you see the light. http://www.youtube.com/watch?... oh wait! Im here to help you. now drink the big government kool aid because ron pauls KKK kool aid wont get get him a general election, neither will he be able to implement his platforms because liberals and some conservatives in congress will strike him down, hence he will be another lame duck president
  • S and S David L... 2012/04/13 19:17:13
  • David L... S and S 2012/04/13 19:21:29
    David Lindner
    +1
    ok. I find the statement "we have been sold for 200 years" to be incorrect. if that were true, the fed would be around for 200 years, according to your paulbot doctrine. well if you are then vote obama. The sarcasm behind your approach was meaningless because im not for communism either. communism has not even reached 100 years old. The elite always will make the decisions for america. those with the money make the rules. Its called being happy with what you got.
  • S and S David L... 2012/04/13 19:26:50
  • David L... S and S 2012/04/13 19:32:00
    David Lindner
    +1
    communist party started in the earliest 20th century. straight from the horses mouth: http://www.cpimkerala.org/eng...

    socialism began in america under Teddy Roosevelt however, and picked up under FDR. a small amount of socialism IS good. voting fraud has happened since the beginning of america. ron paul however is last so the chances of him being robbed a nomination are slim to none. maine? maine was corrected and mitt still won. theres no evidence of voter fraud in Iowa or Nevada
  • S and S David L... 2012/04/13 21:21:03
  • David L... S and S 2012/04/13 19:15:59
    David Lindner
    +1
    PS age discrimination? poor choice of words to invoke a character assassination. age is a factor in running for president. why do you think you have to be 35 to run. get real.
  • S and S David L... 2012/04/13 19:23:31
  • David L... S and S 2012/04/13 19:26:00
  • S and S David L... 2012/04/13 19:30:06
  • David L... S and S 2012/04/13 20:17:20
    David Lindner
    +1
    did a great job? ah. you support militant dictatorships, that must explain why you would want ron paul
  • David L... David L... 2012/04/13 20:20:18 (edited)
    David Lindner
    +1
    the difference between ron paul and obama is that obama is a communist dictator fashioned running of business and ron paul wants to run the government like hitler. why do you think he wants to repeal the civil rights act and weaken the judicial branch while cutting the government. sound oddly like a direction of the third reich? not to mention the cult like following of ron paul. hitler had a cult too.
  • S and S David L... 2012/04/13 21:21:57
  • David L... S and S 2012/04/13 22:04:28
    David Lindner
    +2
    my work here is done
  • The San... David L... 2012/04/13 22:24:41
    The Sane One
    +2
    His medical history shows no signs of senility-- so I'll ask you once again where you're getting any evidence to back up your assertion.
  • 2789847 2012/04/12 22:39:36
  • RageforOrder 2012/04/12 21:21:35
    RageforOrder
    +3
    No one knows the actual delegate count........the news just show estimates.Supposedly Paul has been doing well at the state conventions.
  • FAWKES' NOOSE ~ ΔTX 2012/04/12 20:48:15
    FAWKES' NOOSE ~ ΔTX
    +1
    He's the guy pushing the UP button over and over at the elevator that says 'Out of Order.'
  • DJPanicDC 2012/04/12 20:39:32
    DJPanicDC
    +1
    No one in the GOP wants him to, if he ran independent or teamed up with Johnson on the libertarian ticket it would destroy Romney
  • Sarah TH Marshall Switcher 2012/04/12 20:34:12
    Sarah TH Marshall Switcher
    +1
    If he's still alive for the next election, staying in the race this time around might make people consider him more next time. It's how it worked this year- in 2008, he was largely ignored, in 2012 he caused quite a stir and was considered a viable candidate.
  • The San... Sarah T... 2012/04/12 20:43:28
    The Sane One
    +2
    He's not going to run again. His son Rand (a Senator) may take up his mantle and run in 2016.

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