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New York Times (Blogger) Compares Ron Paul 2008 vs. Ron Paul 2012 Campaign: "A Living Autopsy of the Ron Paul Campaign"

Article Title: A Living Autopsy of the Ron Paul Campaign

The Republican primary has reached an endgame. Mitt Romney has turned his attention to President Obama and the general election. Rick Santorum is trying to remain relevant. And Newt Gingrich has downsized his campaign.

Ron Paul remains mostly an afterthought, electorally – a candidate pushing a message more than a candidacy. By at least one metric – his chance of occupying the Oval Office – Mr. Paul is doing no better than he did in 2008. But by most other yardsticks, Mr. Paul this year has far exceeded the accomplishments of his 2008 campaign, reflecting, perhaps, how much the mood of the country has shifted.

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