“Ron Paul: Not Suspending Campaign; Media Spin!”

As senior Paul adviser Doug Wead writes today:

“We are absolutely not dropping out of this race! We are focusing our efforts squarely on winning delegates and party leadership positions at state conventions.”

– Jesse Benton, Campaign Chairman

Ron Paul announced today he would not be competing in the
upcoming primary states, saying that he would focus, instead, on
his delegate strategy. A strategy that is working, by the way, and
transforming the Republican Party. It is something he has said many times since the February 11, 2012 caucus in Maine.

Only this time, the main stream media gave the announcement full attention and treated it like the end of his campaign. Drudge ran it as a front page headline “Ron Paul is out.”

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The national media for years has been saying that Ron Paul is out. So how could that possibly be news? One might ask,“When has the mainstream media ever thought that Ron Paul was in?”

Ron Paul
Ron Paul (Photo credit: Gage Skidmore)

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By ending the primary battles, Ron Paul is signalling to the field that this is the end of hostilities. In primaries you end up tearing each other down. It is millions of dollars spent on negative advertising. In caucuses, as brutal as they may be, you change the Republican Party, you empower the new and challenge the established.

***Our people have been punched, yelled at, lied to and worked until they can hardly stand. But on they come, fighting for their children, fighting for their future, angry at the corruption of the banks, of Wall Street, of the lobbyists, of the congress, of the White House. The battle for liberty is not over. It has just taken on a new phase. It cannot be stopped by the national media. If that were the case it would never have been born in the first place.

And some will say that it is a lost cause, which I will not concede but it does remind me of Clarence Darrow’s famous line, “Lost causes are the only ones worth fighting for.”  Dr. Ron Paul

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