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Don't forget, Ron Paul is a politician with experience!

The only thing that has me thinking the campaign has truly conceded is hearing all the negative talk on DP and RPF. But if you take a step back and look at the evidence I think it's very clear Ron Paul's team is being VERY strategic.

#1 - Ron Paul has been winning campaigns for many years. He has watched first hand how tricks and fraud affect elections. This has picked up steam in the past weeks as we're winning states. I truly believe he's trying anything he can (including vague language that seems to indicate giving up hope) to keep the pressure off the remaining delegate conventions. If the casual voter believes the lies about him dropping out, they won't show up to contest it.

#2 - There's absolutely no chance that he or his team believe the true delegate count is what the AP is reporting and that Romney is really close to 200 votes away. IF - and this is a very small IF - if he knows something we don't about how it will play out in Tampa (meaning not what we hoped for) then, there's a slight possibility he thinks putting out that flame is the best plan for the future of our revolution. But again, I highly doubt this. They've been reporting all along that we're winning delegates which the AP has ignored, so I simply don't believe they really believe this to be true.

#3 - It is possible that he needs to distance himself from the negative press his campaign is getting regardless if it's justified or not. If he can somehow communicate to his followers to keep up the good work, yet convince the media that he doesn't support such actions then it may be one of those political strategies that will ultimately be in our favor.

#4 - Do you trust him? If you do, there are only a couple possibilities left:
a. He has a master plan like he always has and this is just one more sneaky tricks he's implementing to continue to the ultimate goal of winning the presidency.
b. He knows something very bad that we don't know and he has to steer us away from his presidency yet towards positions of influence. If he is really giving up the Presidency run in his mind, chances are it's because he knows something we don't (his health, threats, GOP trickery unavoidable, etc) and thus he feels it's in the movement's best interest to move on as if he's not going to win.
c. His team is posting this stuff without his approval and he's not talking about it because doesn't want the bad press.

I don't believe "C" is the answer simply because they did obvious errors like using the AP numbers when they know those are simply not true.

I hope "A" is true and think it is very possible.

I have a bad feeling "B" is true. We all want him as President, but if Romney really is better than Obama (even if slightly), then we really do have to focus on getting positions of influence and planning for part 3 in 2016.

If Paul got started in 2008 and he's this popular today, imagine how well his son could do in 2016, especially with us having positions of influence for the next four years.

Do not lose hope people. For the Christians out there we have to remember that no matter what Paul's plans are, we serve a God who's plan will not be thwarted. We can rest peacefully knowing that He works for the good of those who love Him. His Plan is far better than any Ron Paul could have.

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For fuck sake people, Ron Paul knows what he is fucking doing. Do you really think Benton is in charge? and by the way, jesse worked a HELL OF A CAMPAIGN!! More than doubling Paul's support from 4 years ago FOUR YEARS AGO!!!. Get off your high horses paulites, I have donated over 1 grand to this campaign, and I did it knowing that Dr. Paul had a VERY slim chance of being the nominee. I did it for the movement. The political movement. The takeover of the GOP. This is what it is all about. Get it. Got it. Good. We will win. Freedom always wins.

Yes, well said

"I have donated over 1 grand to this campaign, and I did it knowing that Dr. Paul had a VERY slim chance of being the nominee. I did it for the movement. The political movement. The takeover of the GOP. This is what it is all about."

"Alas! I believe in the virtue of birds. And it only takes a feather for me to die laughing."

This is what this

is about for me. I understand that our peaceful movement will take decades. I am willing to go the distance. I am 34, I understand now that change does not happen immediately. patience is a virtue, and virtue is on our side.

I trust Ron Paul

He knows what he's doing, and we know what we need to do. He's a damn smart man who's no doubt turned down millions in legal bribes over the years and dedicated what should be his retirement years to fighting for our freedom. Many people have compared him to Jefferson, but I see him more as a Washington. I'll be following him in whatever path he takes in the coming months and years.

And for the record, I hope the GOP keeps losing until they nominate a freedom candidate... whether that's 2012, 2016, 2020 or 2024.

Not very likely!


a nod's as good as a wink to a blind bat