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∞ So is Ron Paul running for President?

I hear alot of people state that we need to stop discussing the Rand Paul endorsement and carry on. This is just a small matter in the liberty movement.
To those who think this is no big issue, I have a question for you.

What shall we carry on with exactly?

Did not Rand Paul state that his dad Ron Paul had ended his campaign for President? In your own individual eyes, is not Ron Paul the current head of the liberty movement?
Have you ever not heard the term, "cut the head and the body will follow" ?

I for one would easily let this issue go, if for not the fact that a Senator, who happens to be the son of the guy I respect most in this world stated that his father (who just so happens to be running for President) has ended his campaign.

If you do not see how a reality such as Ron Paul no longer running for President is a setback of major proportions or even at the very least something worthy of discussion then I do scratch my head and wonder exactly what liberty movement or r3volution u are part of...

So let's start at the beginning. Is Ron Paul running for President?



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No, Ron Paul is no longer running for president.

I received the same email most of the people reading this comment received and in it he pretty much made it clear that under no circumstances will he have enough delegates to seize the nomination. Even if Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich were to give all of their delegates to Ron Paul and all of Ron Paul's 300+ stealth delegates can actually vote for Ron Paul on the first round, Ron Paul would still only have about 950 delegates, far short of the 1,144 required to clinch the nomination. In other words, Mitt Romney has more delegates than Santorum's, Gingrich's, and Paul's (stealth delegates included) combined. So, no. Ron Paul is no longer a presidential candidate.

Now, if a delegate really can vote for whomever he wants on the first round and if there is some way to convince at least 644 delegates to switch their votes to Ron Paul then Ron Paul can win the nomination.

But, as far as the movement goes...Ron Paul lost in 2007 and the movement carried on.

I'm not going to Tampa. I

I'm not going to Tampa. I only recently joined the fracas, only just recently daring to hope again after 30 years of inactive cynicism. If I were slated to go, I would go and I would make a helluva lotta noise. I'd be a pest. I'd make sure that the GOP knew that I will settle for nothing less than the full libertarian platform. That I'm not a compromiser. That compromise is what created this mess.

Yes there is an election going on. There's reason to expend energy in support of Ron, up to and until he caves and endorses Romney, which I don't think will happen.

The key is what happens next. Ron's run has proven that there are many liberty lovers who will passionately support a true blue libertarian. A movement seems to require a leader, someone to coalesce around. Ron has been that leader and will continue to be the elder statesman of the movement. I hope this is the case, at least.

What happens after this campaign is up to us. Me, I'll be waiting, reserving my energy and saving my money for the next big push. Maybe it'll be working to push liberty candidates in 2014. Maybe another presidential push in 2016 for another Ron Paul libertarian.

I just know one thing. I'm not spending a dime of fiat money or a kilocalorie of energy supporting a status quo candidate like mittens, nor will I be doing so on behalf of anyone who thinks mittens is worth supporting.

Accept no compromise.

I must be willing to give up what I am in order to become what I will be. Albert Einstein

In It To Win It!

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I'm through Rand Paul detox now

What I believe, what Ron Paul has given me, will never be taken away. I'll find my way now, Rand can go his way, no big deal for me now.

I will never give up

A lot of confusion and turmoil going on indicates one sole thing. The powers that be have won.We are all shocked,confused,and down right hurt over Rands decision and even more so by his fathers silence.We can only hope it is part of the plan as a weapon of influence and way to hold Mitt accountable.But even then his endorsement still says,"I SUPPORT THE ESTABLISHMENT.In my opinion Rand is guilty of treason against his country & father and will suffer the same consequence as the others guilty of treason. The silence of RP bothers me most.Was he and/or his family threatened? Even if so, is this not a cause worth risking ones life for? I and millions of other true patriots think it is most worthy and are willing to do so at any time. Or, God forbid this be truth,RP has lied and fooled us by design? A Psy op targeted at the mass numbers of young or first time voters?Would he really accept or Cash contributions based on a false hope? Personally i feel a threat was made against the Paul family.
Whatever the reason, sure we would all of loved to have RP in the white house but honestly,does a mass number of free thinkers need a leader? Are we so dependent on Govt. we are incapable of leading ourselves?Whatever the outcome or truth may be, we need to stay strong friends. The R3volution moves on, it has to or they win.And if included in "they" is Dr Paul & Son then that's even more the reason even more reason to forge ahead at an even more aggressive pace.May i share a few quotes of a patriot who didn't sell us out.

A strict observance of the written laws is doubtless one of the high virtues of a good citizen, but it is not the highest. The laws of necessity, of self-preservation, of saving our country when in danger, are of higher obligation.
Thomas Jefferson

or how about this one,

A little rebellion now and then... is a medicine necessary for the sound health of government.
Thomas Jefferson

Like it or not brothers & sisters, our founders knew over 200 yrs ago exactly what would happen to our Republic how it would happen and by whom. They also gave us the tools to fix it and 100% fully anticipated some generation being forced to use these tools. That generation is ours my fellow Americans. If we saw this tyranny happening in another nation who also had a 2nd amendment but did nothing, every one of us would think of them as fools and deserved what they got. It is not another nation however. IT IS US,IT IS VERY REAL AND IT MUST HAPPEN NOW. I have posted a link that best describes the total reality of our situation. PLEASE watch it as many times as you need to for it to sink in. It is short and directly to the point.. I speak not only to RP supporters but to All AMERICANS!!! Make this go viral 10fold.
One last quote from my personal hero before you watch the video. God bless us all and may he be with each of us.

What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure.
Thomas Jefferson

http://www.thecrowhouse.com/tinydot.html

The campaign is still active

No one from the campaign has declared it to be suspended. The delegates are going to the RNC to nominate Ron Paul for President.

for a bit of perspective: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNdjpqUHtvc

Is Rand Paul part of Ron

Is Rand Paul part of Ron Paul's campaign?

No

so then did Rand Paul lie on

so then did Rand Paul lie on Hannity's show or was he misinformed because of a bad connection or... if u do not want to speculate, we can move to the email that the campaign put out

yes he lied

the email was not a concession MSM and those here working for other campaigns spun it as such. Ron Paul's speech the next day proved that not to be the meaning. Watch it yourself.

http://www.dailypaul.com/238185/live-stream-ron-paul-speech-...

Ah, a stunningly passionate,

Ah, a stunningly passionate, in your face RNC, call to arms so to speak. I read a post here about a Romney supporter who burst into tears after his speech crying that they had been duped into support for Romney.

RON PAUL 2012 * Restore America * Bring The Troops Home
http://www.texasuncensored.blogspot.com

so if in ur view Rand Paul lied

then did he lie about endorsing Romney as well? Rand did state that his dad was his first choice..

Rand's not our candidate.

I and you should know he lied about Romney being the nominee & about Romney's positions he supported. Now I don't know if he was under coercion or not. I do know Ron Paul has not quit and getting delegates is the name of the game. Why Rand did such a thing is something to worry about later. It's done I don't know about you but regardless of who Rand supports or doesn't I still want the Constitution back