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Paul Campaign To Republican Field: Drop Out, Unite Behind Paul to Defeat Romney

MANCHESTER, New Hampshire—Rep. Ron Paul's campaign called on the rest of the Republican field to drop out of the race and unite behind him in order to defeat Mitt Romney.

“We urge Ron Paul’s opponents who have been unsuccessfully trying to be the conservative alternative to Mitt Romney to unite by getting out of the race and uniting behind Paul’s candidacy,” campaign chair Jesse Benton said in a statement.

Read the full statement below:

LAKE JACKSON, Texas, Jan 10, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Ron Paul tonight scored an historic second-place victory in the 2012 New Hampshire Primary. Below please find comments from National Campaign Chairman Jesse Benton:

"Ron Paul tonight had an incredibly strong second-place finish in New Hampshire and has stunned the national media and political establishment.

"When added to Paul's top-tier showing in Iowa, it's clear he is the sole Republican candidate who can take on and defeat both Mitt Romney and Barack Obama.

"The race is becoming more clearly a two-man race between establishment candidate Mitt Romney and Ron Paul, the candidate of authentic change. That means there is only one true conservative choice.

"Ron Paul has won more votes in Iowa and New Hampshire than any candidate but Mitt Romney.

"Ron Paul and Mitt Romney have been shown in national polls to be the only two candidates who can defeat Barack Obama.

"And Ron Paul and Mitt Romney are the only two candidates who can run a full, national campaign, competing in state after state over the coming weeks and months. Ron Paul's fundraising numbers -- over $13 million this quarter -- also prove he will be able to compete with Mitt Romney. No other candidate can do all of these things.

"Ron Paul is clearly the conservative alternative to Mitt Romney as the campaign goes forward.

"We urge Ron Paul's opponents who have been unsuccessfully trying to be the conservative alternative to Mitt Romney to unite by getting out of the race and uniting behind Paul's candidacy.

"Ron Paul has the boldest plan to cut spending, a dedication to protecting life, and a lifelong dedication to the Constitution and limited government. He also has the necessary support to campaign nationwide against Mitt Romney.

"Our campaign is already planning ahead for South Carolina, Florida, and beyond. Soon Ron Paul will head to South Carolina to begin a feverish round of campaigning.

"Ron Paul is in this race for the long haul. And he is ready to fight.

SOURCE: Ron Paul 2012 Presidential Campaign Committee


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Ron Paul: The Undisputed, Anti-Estab./Romney BOSSMANN!!!!!

Add to the fact that J Benton's announcement is a very bold move..he'll surely GO PLACES with RP at the helm.

When I grow up...I wanna be Ron Paul!!!! :D

Current Delegate Counts

Ron Paul is currently in a solid “top tier” second place.
Santorum is further from Paul, than Paul is from Romney!
Just ONE primary win could easily put Ron Paul out in front!

Romney: IA (7) + NH (5) = Total (12)
Paul: IA (7) + NH (3) = Total (10)
Santorum: IA (7) + NH (0) = Total (7)
Gingrich: IA (2) + NH (0) = Total (2)
Perry: IA (2) + NH (0) = Total (2)
Huntsman: IA (0) + NH (2) = Total (2)
TOTALS: IA (25) + NH (12) = Total (37)

Source IA: http://www.cnn.com/election/2012/primaries/state/ia
Source NH: http://www.cnn.com/election/2012/primaries/state/nh
Note: At time of posting, there are still 2 NH delegates unaccounted for-- not sure where they are going.

Let’s bring on that surge in South Carolina!

Oh snap we're counting delegates!

This is really happening! It's really happening!

Last 2 Delegates in NH

With 12 delegates to assign each 8.33% of the vote should receive a delegate. Gingrich @ 10% and Santorum @ 9% should each be assigned a delegate.

~ Engage in the war of attrition: http://pacalliance.us/redamendment/

Not so. You must receive at

Not so. You must receive at least 10% of the vote to get any delegates. Gingrich and Santorum are both closer to 9%.

Thank you.

Thank you.

~ Engage in the war of attrition: http://pacalliance.us/redamendment/

Can you post a thread with

Can you post a thread with this information, and keep it updated for us? I would greatly appreciate that. Thanks!

End the Fed. End the Wars. Problems Solved. Ron Paul.

Master move


Hey GOP, where's my vote?

Holy Crap!

Benton has some balls, let me tell you.

I can't say I've read a campaign statement this bold in... well, ever.

Get some !!!

Way to go Ron Paul!

Resist the temptation to feed the trolls.

A bold statement...

... and I like it!

Go Ron Paul!


"The greatest mystery of all is truth." - Me, 2009

I'm So Happy To See "Uncle Ronnie" Fired Up!

Man was he stoked!!!

Believe me, Romney can feel Ron Paul running up his back..Didn't Ron Paul run a 9.6 100 yard dash in high school?

This is now a two man race!

This is now a two man race!




WOW!!! Check out the Ron Paul Donation Tracker for Tuesday!!!


Already at $115,000 and counting. Look at the graph spiking in the last 3 hours alone!!!

The RP Grassroots is EXPLODING with excitement and donation their dollars!!!

DONATE NOW and let CNN know that Ron will never run out of money!!!!

Take that Gloria Borger!!!!

Help me understand why

this is linked to a site other than RonPaul2012?

It is in the story Headlined "Ron Paul Celebrates"

the words we are discussing are from Jesse Benton's comments at the end of the article.


Great Article on Paul's N.H. Win!

Help Share the Great News! Spread this Article to Everybody!


New Hampshire to America: Ron Paul is Electable


Following a strong finish in Iowa, Congressman Ron Paul placed second in the New Hampshire Primary. With two victories under his belt, the message from NH is clear. Ron Paul is the electable alternative to Mitt Romney.

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And what a relief...even though I disputed it always!

To have my notes right here of the vote count through the night! I think we won't hear "he can't win"...or "I like what Ron Paul says, but he won't..." to having confirmed what we KNEW (by the Grassroots We the People).

And I am going to bed! Sheets calling my name, and I am EXHAUSTED! I don't know how the Campaign organization is doing it! BUT I'm wearing my RECLAIMING AMERICA SHIRT tomorrow to another Doc appt; and I wear it backwards, so the TEXT if on the front! Is so fun to have the positive responses with my having to do NOTHING but have it on me!

GREAT (in lieu of good) NIGHT...TO ALL...

Susie 4 Liberty

At LAST, someone talking

At LAST, someone talking about how good he has done. Those stupid news pundits--ALL of them are more concerned with 4th place than 2nd,. I shut the whole thing off. It is ridiculous. They should have tons of media falling all over Ron. His speech was great, he was having such a good time..:)

I'd love to see an endorsement!

It would be great to see any of them endorse Ron Paul.

We all want progress, but if you're on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive.

-C. S. Lewis

This is great. Finally

This is great. Finally starting to feel like we have made it to the big leagues. Dont look for the others to drop out and support Paul. Its very obvious that somebody is financing them to stay in the race to try and minimise Paul. They all work for the same poeple....

"If ever time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin."
Samuel Adams


Ron is really stepping up his game with this one. Too bad most candidates are more anti-Paul that anti-Romney. Although I could see Huntsman eventually doing this. Defiantly not Gingrich or Santorum. Far too pro-war.

pro war candidates

I don't know how others can't just smell it on them and see it in their body language. They are bad men, lost souls, angry and hateful.

Proof the rest are not Conservatives

"We urge Ron Paul's opponents who have been unsuccessfully trying to be the conservative alternative to Mitt Romney to unite by getting out of the race and uniting behind Paul's candidacy."

Now if they don't unite behind Paul he can call them all out for not being conservatives!

Please put the official campaign link in the op


November 6th 2012 I voted for Dr.Ron Paul
"We must remember, elections are short-term efforts. Revolutions are long-term projects." ~ Ron Paul


Huntsman said he would drop out if he didn't win New Hampshire ... now Fox News is saying he is moving on to South Carolina ... where is he getting the money for that?
And suddenly CNN and MSNBC are in love with Mitt Romney tonight ... haa haaa haaaa!

they aren't worried about

they aren't worried about advertising when they get free nationwide coverage at these dozens of televised debates.

“Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it’s realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy.”
― Ron Paul

The DNC?

Wall Street banksters? The powers that be are throwing everything they can at Paul.

He needs to keep up the momentum, win as many delegates as possible, distance himself from the other candidates with a high delegate count.

Maybe Gingrich will get a strong 3rd place showing in S.C. behind Mittens and Ron, marginalize Santorum and Huntsman.

Ron Paul can beat Barack Obama. Mittens is Obama's clone.

Take back the GOP and Restore America Now.