Why doesn’t he just quit and leave the race to those who actually have a chance of winning?
Paul, of course, wanted nothing to do with reality, be it political or otherwise.
Asked Morgan: “Why don’t you just do the decent thing and quit?”
Responded Paul: “Why don’t you do the decent thing and not pester me with silly questions like that? I mean, that would be decent of you.”
Ironic that Paul tries to take the high road on decency. The man who used racist newsletters to pull himself out of debt in the 70s and 80s and now claims a non-existent mantle of populism abandoned decency long ago.
Like his rabid, but gullible, following, Ron Paul lives in a world of illusion, delusion and deception. He claims his race is not about winning primaries but gathering delegates.
How’s that working? Paul has 71 delegates — dead last in the GOP count. Frontrunner Mitt Romney has 569 — more than half the number needed to secure the nomination.
Yet Paul insists “we’re doing quite well” when it comes to delegates.
The soon to be ex-Texas Congressman claims “it’s way too soon to write anybody off,” but he’s playing his supporters. He appeals only to a minute percentage of voters but he mesmerizes them enough so they continue to write checks and pad his campaign accounts with money that he will not spend for his election but hoard — as he always does — and then funnel through his phony foundations to support him and his family.
That’s the art of the Paul con. It always has been. From the racially-tinged “Ron Paul Political Report” to the doomsday spouting economic screeds, the Paul political machine has passed off fake promises of change to fuel a machine to make money and pad his bank account.
“The Ron Paul political movement, if it can be called such, is running out of steam,” a long-time GOP consultant tells Capitol Hill Blue. “He has a base of 10-12 percent and that’s it. He can’t rise above that level.”
Whenever Paul loses — which is most of the time — he screams “voter fraud.” When the media dares expose his racist past, he claims ignorance of the bigoted scandal sheets published in his name. It’s all part of the con.
Paul is claiming victory in the Missouri caucuses but — like so many of his claims — his take on reality is long on hyperbole and short on facts. No winner is declared in the caucuses. Delegates are not bound to a particular candidate and will cast their final votes in the congressional district conventions on April 21.
The true nature of Paul’s campaign tactics emerged in St. Charles, MO, earlier this month when his supporters tried to change the rules, got rowdy and disrupted the proceedings so much that organizers called in the cops, who busted two of the Paul faithful for trespassing.
Party officials shut the caucus down and rescheduled it for April 10.
The Paul campaign wanted to elect their own chairman of the caucus and change the rules after they were set — another typical tactic.
As a candidate, Paul never stood a chance. His campaign is toast and his ability to influence the ticket or the convention has faded through continued losses and the dilution of overreaching.
But Ron Paul will soldier on, like bottom feeders often do, because dropping out would stem the flow of cash from his money machine.
And money is what it’s all about.
Paul’s campaign isn’t about America.
It isn’t about the Constitution and it certainly isn’t about freedom.
It’s about money. When he cries “voter fraud,” he’s correct is a sick sort of way.
There’s voter fraud every time some gullible fool casts a vote for a phony populist like Ron Paul.