Saturday, June 9, 2012


The revolution is dead.

Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, finally admitted the inevitable nearly a month after ceasing his active campaign. Paul emailed supporters to say he could not possibly get enough delegates to win the Republican nomination for president.

Paul emailed supporters announcing his push to have delegates at the Republican National Convention in Tampa at the end of August. Yet the candidate wrote, "this total is not enough to win the nomination." Paul wants to have at least 500 supporters at the convention, which is more than 20 percent of the entire allotment. The Texan also requested his supporters "be respectful" of convention process as candidates speak in Tampa.

Ironically, it was Mitt Romney's win in Paul's home state of Texas May 29 that put the front-runner over the top. Romney got all 108 delegates with more than 71 percent of the vote. Paul came in second with almost 12 percent and 172,466 votes. The vote total was one of Paul's strongest showings in the 2012 campaign.

Paul was the last candidate to bow out of the race. He urged his supporters to back tea party conservatives such as Rep. Justin Amash, R-Mich., and candidates such as Kurt Bills in Minnesota as well as Thomas Massie in Kentucky. All three men are seeking election to Congress.

Paul's strategy was to try to earn as many delegates at the national convention as possible. Based upon primaries, caucuses and conventions, Paul has 137 delegates. Paul's campaign set out to "affirm [his] delegate-attainment strategy." Paul stated he won 32 of 40 delegates to the national convention in Minnesota. Supporters also claimed pick ups in Michigan, "denying Detroit-born Romney a clean sweep of his home state."

Sadly, for America, this means that our choice is really no choice at all. Four more years of Barry O, or four years of the same with a different line of bull covering up the same stench of bloated government and sticking it to the Americonned people, who, as long as they can buy cheap iPads made in China, do not seem to care that the rug is being pulled out from under their children's futures.


  1. I think the primary process needs to be re-vampted. We all need to vote on the same day. By the time we had the primary in California, there were no choices.

  2. I hear you, Thea-I still voted for RP even though by the AZ primary it was a forgone conclusion.

    I am sick of voting for someone who I do not want to be president (that would include a vote for Dole, and two for GW Bush). In 2008 I wrote in Ron Paul-not sure where I'll lean this time. Maybe I'll write in Alan Keyes...since I should have voted for him a decade of so ago.


  3. The Revolution as we know it may be dead, but there are a lot of folks out there who still want the change that the Ron Paul movement offered. Maybe not this election, but when the next term is a big screw up maybe someone with the right message will step up to the plate. If the U.S. is still in the game.

    By the way, I voted Ron Paul in the CA primary--my symbolic gesture.

    A Faraway View

  4. Well, Lee, as our fearless President said, "The private sector is doing fine."

    So I guess all those people out of work, or working jobs at half their prior salaries, who are underwater on mortgages....I guess they're all fine!

    Talk about the second coming of Jimmy Carter...