Friday, June 13, 2008

Ron Paul drops out?

One wonders how this news squares with the announcement of a counter-convention to be staged by Ron Paul supporters, but apparently Dr. Paul has elected to drop out of the race officially. The move frees up campaign money to be funneled into a fund to elect Libertarian Republicans in local elections nationwide. Apparently, it will also be used to launch Ron Paul's new book "The Revolution: A Manifesto".

Personally, I can't help wondering if McCain called up Dr. Paul and had a frank talk about the problems with a counter-convention. It never made sense, other than to stoke Paul's ego. This way, John McCain can say some nice words about Paul at the convention, and maybe even let the guy give a speech outside of Prime Time. This move certainly is more in line with Paul's intention to be the Barry Goldwater of a new Conservative/Libertaian movement.

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