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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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GARY KALTBAUM----financial manager---reported Paul dropped out

of the race! He obviously didn't read the statement, just made a knee-jerk reaction about the MSM comments. If Ron doesn't want out, he needs to be very clear about this.

I really wish he'd run 3rd party. At least we would all have his name on the ballot.

I will NOT vote for Romney under any circumstances!

What was the point of this

What was the point of this "release"? It has caused everyone to think he has dropped out and essentially quit. If he has not quit... what was the point of this god damn "release"? Seriously, this might go down as the dumbest campaign "move" in history. WTF?

Yup, even got a nice e-mail

Yup, even got a nice e-mail from a family member saying they'd saw Paul was quitting on Yahoo's FRONT PAGE today and linked me the article!

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/ron-paul-ends-presidentia...

Looks like the campaign's giving up before WE are, or at least SOUNDS like they're getting there. Fuckin idiots. Why don't they just keep their damn mouths shut and let the rest of us do our thing

Wrong

it would only do that if your reading comprehension is poor. there is nothing anywhere that suggests he has ended his campaign. it simply suggests he will not be holding speeches for a while

Grassroots--grow as never before!

Dr. Paul is telling us to continue this fight with all our might. He and his staff are working hard to get the rightful delegates for his campaign on the way to Tampa. How do you think it feels to have thousands of people show up to hear a speech, and then the votes are stolen at the polls. We all know he's won over and over, but the MSM and dirty politics wouldn't dream of giving him and us that impetus and exhilarating hope. They want to continue to trample our dreams and way of life. Remember, the regime (there is no difference between parties) has implemented a hard NWO push even now, and especially after the election. If you think life is grim now, there are no words for what it will be like if we don't stand firm and get this fine, honest man elected. He's asked us all to do our part. Most of us are so new at this. He's been promoting the Constitution, freedom, and human rights for over 40 years with no support. The sleeping giant (all of us who value this way of life) has been awakened. Please, don't give up. Just as when our country began--we have just begun to fight--let us make it so.

Avenging Angel

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Chat from Mitt Central on the subject:

DianaRae_FL: @karenk yes. It's funny. RP quits the race, most likely because he knows he won't win any of the remaining races. He hasn't won one yet, so why spend more money? Instead, he just wants his 'folks' to keep up the disruptions so they can have a 'voice' at the convention.
05/14/12 05:44 PM
DianaRae_FL: Paul has already stated he knows he won't win & even is now referring to his campaign in the "past tense."
05/14/12 05:44 PM
NY REPUB: Ron paul can't win and he knows it. His loony supporters won't give up though
05/14/12 05:45 PM
Copilot: I don't like RP and don't trust him a bit....the type of person to be a useful idiot for Obama

yeah, hearing from my non-Ron

yeah, hearing from my non-Ron Paul friends about it too. Paul's quitting they say. Idiotic campaign announcement. Benton's a fucktard from hell

Chances to win California?

I went to Berkeley and there were a ton of people. I keep telling people to vote Ron Paul in the primary. I hope the people on the fence decide to vote freedom and not just party dedication. My coworkers keep telling me it is over but truly the grassroots have to move from the local level to the national level. This process just seems so long and tedious that the excitement may be waning. I am going to donate no matter what to this next money bomb but in California we also need to rally behind the Senator and Representative. The last names are Williams for Senate and Worman for Representative. Bottom line I feel Ron Paul has an excellent chance in California. He has easily had 30,000-40,000 show up to his speeches. Not sure if that is enough to win a majority of the state but this is the time to really educate about Ron Paul and freedom. Ron Paul 2012 "It's Ron Paul or none of the above." Now I am fired up.

Don't let the msm spin this.

Don't let the msm spin this. Dr. Paul is focusing on the delegate strategy and laying out his resources to support this instead of campaigning for the popular vote which will only strain his and his supporter's resources. Kudos to Dr. Paul for shifting the campaign resources where it matters, the hunt for delegates. Let's focus on these specially in California. Go soldiers of Liberty, fight for your freedom and for the future.

Drudge and the MSM, Romney's shills, has already spun this. Let's send out a barrage of emails to correct this misreporting.

Dr. Paul is in it to win. Take heart and focus on winning the delegates and winning our future.

Bobby?

Bobby Kennedy? What a pile of crap that guy was! "Saint" Bobby was the appointed chief of imperialist brother Jack's team for the assassination of disobedient sovereign heads of state, primarily Fidel Castro. The primary reason for my long-standing support for Ron Paul is, like Ron Paul, I am an anti-imperialist.

Full Throttle

Pale and incomparable to Dr. Paul's lifetime of sacrifice for the banquet of liberty, today marks 5 years for me being officially on the Daily Paul.

I'm starving, like you and MANY American's, for the feast our Forefathers set the table for in the beginning. Liberty beckons unwavering personal responsibility regardless of the outcome from battle to battle.

Do not be discouraged, rather, have courage, Patriots, the Light shines bright in all of us!

ONWARD!

Get Adjusted: From the Womb to the Tomb!

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What a great opportunity brewing!

We now get to meet the die-hards vs the quitters and trolls.

A natural part of the vetting process I guess.

Bombs away May 17th.

Go Dr. Paul!!!

It seems plain to me the Dr.

It seems plain to me the Dr. is not dropping out. He is simply not going to waste money on beauty contests. He has said many times his real goal is to return America to liberty. This can only happen if many many liberty minded people seek and gain offices all across this land from dog catcher to governors. One guy in the White House can only do so much. It will take an army of seated patriots to begin to turn things around. I see nothing discouraging in this message.

Exactly!!

What good is it if Dr. Paul is president and the party is not behind him because "this is not how we used to do it"? You need to pump honest blood in the party base and offices to be able to achieve the common goal. Politicians will not do anything without pressure from the ground, do we really expect spending cuts and the whole package if the congress members does not feel the heat?

This is what the doctor means by 2012 and later.

Executive Orders and the Real Higher Power

We are behind him, and so is God.

Since 1913 there has been a consistent move to make the executive branch more powerful than the other two branches. Obama is taking full advantage of this. The President can make an executive order, and it becomes law in 30 days if not challenged. (for example the martial law order that Obama just enacted) None of this is taught in our classrooms today, so people don't understand what is happening. Therefore, what does declaring martial law for no reason mean? According to history, it can mean dictatorship.

If the miserable members of the Congress and Senate will not cooperate, we vote them out. However, with what is planned across the world this may be our last chance to take such effective action. The entire world is watching, waiting, and encouraging us to win.

Remember, any President can make executive orders, and that includes Dr. Paul. When Dr. Paul is elected, this will notify these rabid power-mongers that we will not put up with their nonsense any longer.

This is OUR country. With God's help, we can save it. It's a late start, but we can still do it. The most amazing thing is when Dr. Paul is elected, we all win--even those who are against him. Believe.

Avenging Angel

I hope they haven't got to him

I hope the criminals haven't got to Ron Paul. They are extremely ugly people like those who have been committing illegal acts at every convention around the country.

Ron Paul's supporters have been carrying the load so far, so we should keep the mommentum going so he can go to the Florida convention with a voice.

Don't let this you. He can still win the nomination if the supporters are strong enough.

Waaayyy

Ahead of you.. hehe

Sorry, voted you down. You

Sorry, voted you down. You are correct when you say the adversaries are ugly people, but to suggest that Dr. Paul would fold is an unjust suggestion.

HE WOULD NEVER DO THAT!

Time to donate!!!

Time to donate!!!

If you are going to donate don't try to do it by phone

Called earlier today and pressed 1 to donate and got a voice mail. Just tried again and got someone to answer this time, but his excuse for not answering earlier in the day was that they are busy and he's been returning calls.

Think about that. This campaign is run so poorly that they can't even answer the phone when someone calls to donate money.

We should have insisted on approval of staff before we supported him so strongly. Oh well...lesson learned for next time you think you have someone worthy of your hard earned cash.

Donations

Don't forget LibertyUSApac.org. Donations are used to support the delegates, grass roots direct mail of super brochures to California, fighting vote fraud and more. No nonsense, get RP elected.

Avenging Angel

You couldn't get through

You couldn't get through because there are so many that are donating to Dr. Paul.

Mods, this is the type trolling we need to get rid of, example:

You're discouraging this forum from donating because..... YOU HAD TO CALL THEM AGAIN. Yet you took the time to post this in spite of having to call twice to donate. You also forgot that you had already discouraged us to donate PRIOR to your "I called too donate earlier today" lie.

I didn't call to donate

I called to complain about this communication from the campaign, but that isn't an option in the menu you get when you call the campaign. All other options would clearly lead to me leaving my information, but I thought for sure a real live person would answer if I pressed 1 to donate money. I was wrong, and that should be disturbing to all. How can you run a campaign effectively if you can't even manage to answer the phones properly?

I just sent an email to the

I just sent an email to the campaign and left them a voice mail pleading with them to throw another money bomb up on the site.

Am going to donate now. Please everyone, donate what you can and let the campaign know we would like an official money bomb to help with this situation!

Hell no

This campaign management sucks..
Rather donate to delegate transportation than to the campaign

I don't understand the angry comments

You expect Dr. Paul who is a 77 years old with all his philosophical view, moral, integrity and the list goes on, do you expect him to speak like you and me?

Have you learned nothing? Have the doctor said that he will do a thing and didn't do it?

Tell me what you don't get out of this:

"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."

1. Our campaign will continue to work in the state convention process
2. We will continue to take leadership positions
3. (We will continue to) win delegates
4. (We will continue to) carry a strong message
5. (We will continue to) the Republican National Convention

Show one example where Dr. Paul took a stand then backed off, then you have the right to be angry.

Understand this

1. What exactly has the campaign done at the state conventions? Provided lawyers, parliamentarians, food, lodging? Nope.

2. There are some folks in Idaho trying to take leadership positions, and what do they get for their efforts? A public scolding via press release from the campaign.

3. How do they plan to continue to win delegates by discouraging the very people who would give up their time and money to become delegates?

4. Strong message? Paul won't even fight back when Romney publicly criticizes the plan to cut $1trillion from the budget. And he certainly has never presented a strong message opposing Mitt Romney.

5. No WE will continue to the RNC and WE will have our say there. Ron Paul doesn't speak forcefully enough for us.

I understand your points and

I understand your points and here is what I wrote earlier in the same thread: http://www.dailypaul.com/233257/message-from-ron-paul-5-14-2...

My answer to point 4 is here: http://www.dailypaul.com/233257/message-from-ron-paul-5-14-2...

I don't feel like writing the same opinions again, sorry :)

It looks like he is slowing

It looks like he is slowing down because the money is getting harder to come by and not for any other reason. Lets keep it going for him and our future.