Ron Paul: The Candidate Who Wasn't There, Yet is Sticking AroundSubmitted by LittleWing on Wed, 04/25/2012 - 13:21
Great article by Brian Doherty!
The Candidate Who Wasn't There, Yet is Sticking Around
Ron Paul is still running for president, and insists he'll continue to be until the Republican Party's convention in Tampa in 2012.
Where isn't Ron Paul?
*This CNN primary delegate chart.
*In this Townhall.com "Veepstakes" poll.
*In this robocall to GOP voters in New York from Vincent Reda, First Vice Chairman of the New York Republican State Committee, claiming that the "the other candidates have dropped out of the race," as reported in Digital Journal.
*And while this chart is no longer there as of this morning, the Cato Institute's David Boaz reported on Facebook last night that:
The Washington Post has a graphic on its homepage and on its Politics homepage reporting the results from Tuesday's 5 Republican primaries. In every state Romney won big, followed by Santorum, Gingrich, and "other" -- and oddly enough, "other" ran second in 3 of the 5 states. Gosh, who could that "other" candidate be? And why wasn't the candidate who ran second in most of the states listed in the Post graphic?
That chart being gone from both front page and politics page, at noon the day after five major primaries, is in and of itself an interesting sign of how quickly news is no longer news in the modern world. (It isn't that they've added Paul to such a results chart; it just isn't news anymore.)
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