Three time Presidential loser Ron Paul is – technically – the last “anybody but Romney” contender left in the once crowded list of wannabes for the GOP nomination of President.
Technically because Paul is not a contender.
He never was.
He’s lost twice before. He’s already lost this year. That makes him a three-time loser.
He’s a boil on the American body politic, an irritant in a system where fringe candidates get more attention than they deserve while motivating a small, but loud and obstructionist army of ill-informed, largely ignorant supporters who will believe anything but the truth.
When former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich “unofficially” suspended his campaign Wednesday, Paul said he’s in the race to say, even if presumptive nominee Mitt Romney captures the delegates he needs to secure the nomination.
Said Paul this week:
We’re in the third lap of a mile race. Who knows? Maybe someone will stumble. You can never tell. If tomorrow Romney had the absolute number, I would continue in a modified way.
Mitt Romney could keel over from a heart attack tomorrow and Paul would still not get the nomination. The GOP leadership has enough plans in pace to bring in someone — anyone — but Ron Paul. Some flakes are too extreme even for the GOP.
Romney currently has 685 delegates, more than 10 times Paul’s 63. The former Massachusetts governor is expected to reach the total he needs by late May or early June.
Paul admits he’s staying in the race for the money. If he drops out of the race, he said, “you don’t get any money, you wind up with debt, and you don’t’ get those crowds coming out.”
Yep, it’s always about the money with Paul. From his race-baiting newsletters to his “get rich” investment schemes, money has always been the driving force for his campaigns. The claims of individual rights, civil liberties and strict adherence to the Constitution are merely props to support a money machine that has made he and his family rich over the years.
Capitol Hill Blue examined Paul’s financial reports filed with the Federal Election Commission and found he has a history of ending his Presidential campaigns with millions in the bank and then transferring those funds to one of his “foundations” that are used to employ family members and cronies and fund his lifestyle.
It’s a scam that has worked through the years and continues because of gullible supporters who are willing to contribute to failed campaigns that never stood a chance.
So Paul will remain in the race to milk every last dime possible from the weak-minded who embrace his failed ideas, false rhetoric and misleading hopes.
In actuality, Mitt Romney became the de facto Republican nominee for president when Santorum exited the race. But for some completely unapparent reason, Ron Paul and his campaign have refused to acknowledge what should be common and logical sense. Instead, they march onward with their futile and meaningless campaign while continuing to immorally solicit donations from their similarly blinded supporters.
Immoral? Ron Paul? God, that will send his hysterical supporters into screaming fits. Wang had best change the route he takes to works. Paul’s rapid supporters like to threaten those who dare question the veracity of Saint Paul.
Paul claims he is staying in the race and will not release his delegates because his collection of less than 10 percent will “have an impact on the convention and the platform.”
It’s all part of the con.
How Ron Paul used racist newsletters to get out of debt, get rich (Capitol Hill Blue)
American politics: The art of the con (Capitol Hill Blue)
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