People who WERE going to vote for Ron Paul in CA now won't because he quit!Submitted by Minarchist on Tue, 05/15/2012 - 14:50
I've worked hard over the last year, using conversation, email and Facebook, to introduce friends to Ron Paul and his ideas. Dozens of GOP friends and family members have said they will vote for him. One has become a hardcore RP supporter. I showed them how the MSM was treating him unfairly, that the MSM was creating the impression that he's not a serious candidate, but he really is. They believed me... until this week...
Since yesterday's news I keep getting emails and facebook messages from most of these friends now saying they probably won't vote for him in the CA primary because he has effectively ended his campaign.
We were on the crest of the wave and Ron Paul bailed instead of riding it out. Now he will only get a fraction of the votes he would have gotten in CA, TX and who knows where else.
Of course we hardcore supporters will still vote for him. But all these folks who are true Republicans (and have been for years), who don't quite get the whole liberty thing, and are primarily focused on beating Obama, are going to want to unify behind Romney in order to strengthen their chances, instead of support Ron Paul like we will.
If I had seen one TV ad in CA I would have sent in more money, probably a lot more money. But I'm not going to throw my family's money into a campaign that isn't in it to win it.