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Message from Ron Paul 5/14/2012

NOTE: Please stop creating new threads on this same topic. Stay focused! Become a delegate, go to your conventions!

As I reflect on our 2012 Presidential campaign, I am humbled by the supporters who have worked so hard and sacrificed so much. And I am so proud of what we have accomplished. We will not stop until we have restored what once made America the greatest country in human history.

This campaign fought hard and won electoral success that the talking heads and pundits never thought possible. But, this campaign is also about more than just the 2012 election. It has been part of a quest I began 40 years ago and that so many have joined. It is about the campaign for Liberty, which has taken a tremendous leap forward in this election and will continue to grow stronger in the future until we finally win.

Our campaign will continue to work in the state convention process. We will continue to take leadership positions, win delegates, and carry a strong message to the Republican National Convention that Liberty is the way of the future.

Moving forward, however, we will no longer spend resources campaigning in primaries in states that have not yet voted. Doing so with any hope of success would take many tens of millions of dollars we simply do not have. I encourage all supporters of Liberty to make sure you get to the polls and make your voices heard, particularly in the local, state, and Congressional elections, where so many defenders of Freedom are fighting and need your support.

I hope all supporters of Liberty will remain deeply involved - become delegates, win office, and take leadership positions. I will be right there with you. In the coming days, my campaign leadership will lay out to you our delegate strategy and what you can do to help, so please stay tuned.

For Liberty,

Ron Paul



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"Believe me I want Dr. Paul's

"Believe me I want Dr. Paul's ideas to prevail in this country."

Like which ones ? Surrendering to Islamic savages or calling abortion a States' Rights issue ?

YOU LOST. GET OVER IT.

Well then...

By all means, move on, forget about us and leave us to wallow in our loseriness.

Dumb. Just dumb.

Dumb. Just dumb.

There are many fairly new accounts

making posts folks. Check for yourselves. I would just down vote any suspected trollymollys. Looks like they are up voting themselves to. lol.

There appears to be two

There appears to be two groups of trolls--one group posting the "stay in, don't quit!" messages, and another replying with the "it's over folks, move on..." messages. This is to create confusion, pure and simple.

Most of you Paultards are

Most of you Paultards are stoned 24-7. It's not hard to believe that you're confused.

I wouldn't be so quick to turn off

Potential delegates!!! I myself haven't had that many posts, does it make me less of a believer in the message?? Hell No it doesn't!

Truth be told this is one of the few places on the web where people can get cold hard facts. I refresh this page 1000 times a day just trying to make sure I'm up on all of this stuff.

Additionally, I'd like to point out the fact that today wasn't all good news, and people have every right to be a little disappointed on how his message came accross! People here have gone through great financial strife donating for the cause of Liberty. Moreover, these same people... Both you and I have undoubtedly had heated exchanges with both family members, friends, and in some cases co-workers over our cause.

People are a little angry and perhaps confused at the moment, so the casual reader may now just be signing up to weigh in. I caution ALL OF US to remain CALM, and not fight one another! We are all on the same team and our message for Liberty will prevail!

Signed
- An Active duty Soldier

Wish people would read the

Wish people would read the article, because it makes it sound like Paul is completely dropping out. This article is being spun 100 different ways, which is not good.

Keep Paul's message going and keep it up.
We need a new direction as the current one is not working good.

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EXTREMELY disheartened by today's announcement

Not by the new change in strategy, because it's brilliant quite frankly!

Let me explain. I question the wording of his announcement and timing.

First the wording. How could he not have known that the Media was not going to spin this exactly as they have? He had to have known they were going to do this! So why then, did he not adamantly state "I am NOT suspending my campaign for the Republican nomination" he could have said just that and totally avoided this entire media frenzy on every Major Network! It was bad enough that we barely existed before, but now people will surely think that he's gone. It doesn't really matter though I guess... Delegates will still be elected at the State conventions and that's what really matters. I'm just pissed as hell that he didn't stand up to the MSM with a little more backbone! Like WTF was that????

He did provide motivation and direction to us though...

Regardless, I will still fight for the Liberty of this great nation that u have taken an oath to defend. It's just a little disheartening that he didn't choose his words more wisely. It's almost like he may have done it on purpose... But regardless the RNC will attempt to stop us at every remaining Caucus State remaining as they did just this past weekend. I've personally made a lot of sacrifices for my family to donate financially, and it pisses me off that he's not "sticking it to the man" there are many things that he could have said, but I guess he truly is a class-act.

If I were in his shoes I would call the establishment on every single thing that has been suspicious from the onset, and I'd want the people that were on my side to know that I would fight until the last of air escaped my lungs. I guess that truely is the difference between a Soldier and Politicians though!

Like I said, I will still do everything onmy power to continue what he has started.

I also realize that this isn't over; but for all intents and purposes it kind of is. Yes we could* still pull this off but I think that we all know that the establishment wasn't going to allow it to happen one way or another! Just like they'll fug us in every remaining Caucus State anyways! I'm pissed and I'm venting. I'm sure most of you feel the same way that I do!

Best of luck to all of us in the future... Don't forget, he started this thing, but damn it if we don't finish it ourselves!!

Where does the money go now?

So how will the campaign contributions be spent now. I hope the money will go towards financing the efforts of the grassroots. Some of us, I am sure, are going to need some financial assistance getting to Tampa. I would hope we will get some further communication on this very soon.

The moolah is gone---

Now you can't buy any more crank. Bummer, huh ?

Helping delegates to go to Tampa

I think that's exactly why Dr Paul is stopping campaigning so they have enough money for the delegates funding. It make perfect sense. Just wish he'd told that to the lamestream vultures. See how fast the news spun like wild fire.

I will believe it when I see it

I think it is the right thing for the campaign to fund (even just by gesture) the delegates, but I would not hold my breath.

don't be disappointed

I'm from Prague, Czech Republic, not an American, I see the most important parts of the RP message which came today in my mailbox as this (with my comments}:
"Our campaign will continue to work in the state convention process. We will continue to take leadership positions, win delegates, and carry a strong message to the Republican National Convention that Liberty is the way of the future."
-clear announcement of the continuation of the delegates strategy, the strategy to win the positions in the GOP establishment on the state level and indirectly that the campaign may have secured the speech slot at the RNC for RP ...and so indirectly that it may have put him on the ballot there.

"Moving forward, however, we will no longer spend resources campaigning in primaries in states that have not yet voted. Doing so with any hope of success would take many tens of millions of dollars we simply do not have."
- NOT a DROP from the race, just suspending of spending limited money campaigning IN STATES WITH PRIMARIES - simply they no more want to spend limited finances on campaigning in states where the subsequent election is a subject of blackboxvoting anyway. As we have seen the Primaries are just beauty contests, a theatre made up by establishment MSM and votecount riggers which CAN be then smashed by enthusiastic RP supporters (who see that good people must do something to stop the evil, that the democracy is not just a pasive casting of ballots for candidates the establishment MSM told them to...once 4 years, and that the freedom ultimately means to take own things to own hands) at the state conventions using the delegate strategy. Remember Nevada, Maine...

"I encourage all supporters of Liberty to make sure you get to the polls and make your voices heard, particularly in the local, state, and Congressional elections, where so many defenders of Freedom are fighting and need your support."
-clear appeal to continue the delegates, GOP takeover strategies and actively participate on every political level.

"I hope all supporters of Liberty will remain deeply involved - become delegates, win office, and take leadership positions. I will be right there with you. In the coming days, my campaign leadership will lay out to you our delegate strategy and what you can do to help, so please stay tuned."

-seriously, I'm holding breath to see the delegate strategy upgraded and refinanced.
In my opinion, first, remember Oklahoma, we the people supporting the US Constitution need both the campaign staff and loads of enthusiastic RP supporters - who know that the liberty is not for free and must be fought for with skill and wisdom - possibly at every county and state GOP convention to come!

To sum up my opinion: it's better to spend the money on delegate strategy than on TV-ad's for MSM crap eating sheeple who anyway rarely aren't too lazy to vote in primaries anyway.

To see whether this announcement of (unfavourable but true) financial reality (evoking a dropout from the race) will turn out to be ingenious use of the MSM to put the RP campaign delegate strategy back under the radar and at the same time to secure more from the campaign funding cake for it -not wasting money on primaries campaigns
or
it will turn the supporters away and the campaign will fail.

GOOD NEWS FOR YOU RP supporters:
It is now again entirely up to you!

...and RP writes: "I will be right there with you."
Will you be still there with him?

agree 100%

from Prague? awesome! As an Amercan (Tx/Okla), I am humbled you and so many others around the world are following our work, struggles and successes so closely. We are working hard not to let you down and keep you proud, this truly is a worldwide work and worldwide awakening happening now!

I personally am inspired to redouble my work with our CD group of delegates in the Lone Star State! thx!

The possibility I am creating for ourselves and our lives is the possibility of kinship and freedom!

Go Ron Paul!

~Nadine

Thanks for your efforts

Since I have seen RP giving a speech here in Prague back in 2006 invited then by the Czech President which shares many RP views I thought he can be the right choice for the USA to reclaim there the republic, independence and possibly even the true democracy (of people really actively participating in the governing the country, not participating in ruining it by their pasivity, guilibility and MSM induced stupidity) and prevent the looming economic disaster there. Such a task once achieved by the handful of the "founding fathers" is of course impossible to be done by one man, even as a president of the "most powerful" nation on the Earth, without at least some principled people throughout the whole country paying atention to the roots of the problems and actively taking over the politics on both state and national level puting the people without vision or who are in politics mainly to gain money and power aside. I believe the freedom is where most of the people keep their things in their hands and wisely help those who do not - to achieve the same. It is what I understand under "American" - and not the support for the de-facto military contractors junta regime of endless undeclared wars destabilizing whole subcontinents - "right" - and at the same time by endless spending destabilizing money and the major classes in the society - "left", mingled together.
I dont want to be too ceremonial, but I allowed myself to predict the Paul-Obama race back in 2007 and I still hope my prediction will come true. If so, I would think Obama discredited himself so much among independent voters who last time buyed into his empty slogans and antiwar promises unsincerely evoking MLK spirit, that he would have not much chance to win against Paul in the presidential election (- if only there wouldn't be all the electronic voting machines and their preprogramed election results).
But what I think is important here are the people, the awakened Americans, who only can bring a real change. As Ryan Thurston said in his famous play about 9/11 "The only group capable of stopping the United States government is the people of the United States". That's why, I think, people all over the world should support the RP, not just for his own longlasting bravery in fighting the same Ike warned us about, JFK his brother and MLK died for, but because of the old good ideas of liberty laid down by Franklin, Jefferson and others he helps to awake among people of the USA and around the world - who want it without policestate world debt slavery empire quickly inflicting global demoralization and collapse.
So I'm proud of you Americans in the first line of this battle.

Jan

Actually----

If you support Ron Paul, you're definitely not American.

OMG

A supporter for the only presidential candidate supporting the US Constitution is "definitely not American" (...according to the "Avenging Zionist"). Next time he will likely tell to a Neturei karta supporter he is definitely not a Jew. ;)

Amen!

Amen, tumetuestumefaisdubien! I finally became a member here in order to post some sanity into this discussion and now I have to admit you beat me to it. I think you're exactly right! We mustn't take our eye off the ball, folks. We know the mission. By now we've even tasted scrumptuous victory at the state level. (my thanks to all who have gone before! Your work was NOT in vain!) But we must keep going! Does anyone here actually think that this man would throw in the towel at the pinnacle of effectiveness after having dedicated the second half of his life to this cause? No fathomable way... Just trust that he/ they know what they're doing. The fact that it is unorthodox and runs counter to traditional expectation is further evidence that this is legit. I, myself, anxiously await voting at my upcoming state convention. Never surrender- Ron Paul 2012.

we're all on the same wavelength here

McN, agreed agreed agreed.

Dr. Paul is smarter than all of us and certainly more diplomatic than all of us. He's just pretty much Human 2.0 ;-D

I just recently registered in order to post as well. I have butterflies/energy in my belly... am humbled and this announcement has finely tuned my instincts... @ convention... we inspire camraderie, build consensus and we win! for us all!

~NadineM

Exactly how I interpret it.

Exactly how I interpret it. Why waste money on a primary. Cheating is how it's done, apparently. Too much trouble for what it's worth. I think phase 2 should be our entire focus now. Delegates!! Delegates!! Delegates!! Good luck to all, and give it all you got!!

Absolutely

Ron Paul Has Not Suspended His Campaign

Today from Buzzfeed:

“Asked if this is a dropout, Paul’s campaign manager Jesse Benton said ‘Absolutely not! We are focusing our efforts squarely on winning delegates and party leadership positions at state conventions.”

Watch this clip http://www.ronpaul2012.com/2012/05/14/ron-paul-has-not-suspe...

All you Mittens Romney Trolls can take a walk now! Take the nay sayers with you please!

Ron Paul 2012~

One thing to remember/take away

Is the inevitable truth that GOLDMAN SACHS and LEHMAN BROS. type donors own the election process.

Big money from big suits and expensive haricuts lets you run a more expansive campaign. POTUS is a position friendly to the highest bidder.

Delegate strategy it is then. Let's take it all the way to the hilt.

This is a war of wits.

And give what you can. If you have to skip a night out with friends and give $20 or $40 bucks...DO IT!

Friend to Minarchists, AnCaps, Voluntaryists, Agorists, Constitutionalists, Libertarians, Paul Supporters, Free Marketeers, Jeffersonians, Status Quo Buckers, and Ron Paul Fans.

Pax Libertas. Semper Veritas. Semper Res Publica.

Hes not dropping out: Official Campaign Release

http://www.ronpaul2012.com/2012/05/14/ron-paul-has-not-suspe...

Educate and inform the whole mass of the people... They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our Liberty. -Thomas Jefferson

Greorith Please Start a Thread with your clip

Just so we can get rid of the idiot trolls and sit back and watch the corporate mainstream media panic! lol

Thanks for that clip.......Well done!

this should be its own

this should be its own thread.

Love how he ends it.... "See

Love how he ends it.... "See you in Tampa!"

HMMM..

Not exactly sure about this , but with The Good Doctor playing chess to their checkers, it seems to me that he is gonna destroy the republican brand and the MSM in 1 fail SWOOP, with this message. They will be reporting on Romney and all the while we are working behind the scenes and come August...Bam DR. PAUL is the Republican Nominee!!! Freakin' Brilliant!!!

They won't be able to ignore

Him winning too much. They talked about him winning states a week ago. Even of Fox Noise. When the suspended campaign wins a majority of delegates in a state they will mess their pants. Of course I use the phrase suspended campaign as the media sees it.

Huh--?? Wha---????

Much like the Arabs he so adores, RuPaul didn't win shit.