The Ron Paul followers are buzzing. Some people think his announcement yesterday was him calling an end to his candidacy for the Republican nomination. Others are vehemently saying that is not true. The internet debate is hot and heavy. Some shrew unfriended TBP on Facebook because I dared post a Throwing in the Towel story that was just his actual announcement. Avalon yelled at me. Ron Paul supporters are the most passionate supporters in the country. Everyone knows that. They are also the most intelligent political faction in the nation. They will never say die. And they shouldn’t. His message and solutions are what this country needs. His message of liberty and freedom are eternal.
Ron Paul is a smart man. He knows he will not be the Republican nominee. The establishment chose Romney months ago. The media crowned him months ago. The delegate strategy is brilliant and valiant, but it will not get him the nomination. The Ron Paul people will most certainly cause a ruckus at the convention but the party bosses and the corporate media will make sure the American public does not witness the dissent. Ron acknowledged in many interviews that he is unlikely to win. But that really doesn’t matter. His devoted followers make up approximately 10% of the voting population. This upcoming election is likely to be decided by 2% or 3%. We have the power to sway the election.
Which brings us to the question.
What is Ron Paul’s strategy and plan regarding the 2012 election?
- He still thinks he can win the Republican nomination through a delegate strategy.
- He wants to gather enough delegates so that he can get some of his ideas into the national platform.
- He wants enough delegates so that he can threaten to run as a 3rd party candidate so he gets a major speaking role at the convention.
- He plans to run as a 3rd party candidate.
- He wants to get like minded people into various state, local and Federal positions so that he can set the table for Rand Paul winning the Presidency in 2016.
- He is just throwing in the towel, will throw his support behind Romney, and go off into the sunset.
- Ben Bernanke promised him $10 million in gold if he would drop out.
- Ben Bernanke threatened him with an untimely demise if he didn’t drop out.
- None of this matters anyway, since our economic system will surely collapse during the term of the next president.