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    (CNN) - Rep. Ron Paul will not step aside even if Mitt Romney soon clinches the 1,144 delegates needed to secure the Republican presidential nomination, the candidate said Monday.

    "If tomorrow, Romney had the absolute number, I would probably continue in a modified way to maximize the number of delegates to go to the convention," Paul said on CNBC's "Squawk Box," adding that his supporters insist he stay in the running.

    Paul, who's making his third bid for president, has failed to win a single contest this cycle and trails in the delegate race with 72 delegates to Romney's mammoth 685 delegates, according to CNN estimates. Newt Gingrich, meanwhile, has 138 delegates.

    Even still, Paul compared dropping out of the race now to walking off the track in the third lap of a mile race.

    "You don't quit because you happen to be behind. You want to see how you do," Paul said. "And who knows, maybe somebody will stumble. You can't ever tell."

    Paul pointed to possible delegate gains in next couple of months, when the two largest states-Texas and California-hold their primaries.

    Referring to the current political system as "flawed," Paul acknowledged that his presidential campaign is largely fueled by the wish to influence the national dialogue.

    "Yes, you run to win," Paul said. "But there is certainly no doubt I don't shy away from the fact that it has a lot to do with changing the nature of the debate."

    The longtime congressman from Texas has been campaigning in states that hold contests on Tuesday, especially in Rhode Island and Pennsylvania, in his quest for more delegates. Despite his low standing in the polls, Paul has seen strong fundraising figures, with $10.4 million raised in the first quarter of this year.

    "The market is telling me that this campaign is very, very viable," Paul said. "They want to win if they can, they want to maximize the delegates and they do want to have an impact. That is very important to every single supporter."
    Source: http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com...iref=allsearch

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    CommieTurtle's Avatar
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    I recently did a research project on Ron Paul and I really started to like the guy. The media gives him a really bad wrap and calls him crazy but he's just a sincere person, beliefs aside (which aren't even that crazy or unusual themselves.)
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    I recently did a research project on Ron Paul and I really started to like the guy. The media gives him a really bad wrap and calls him crazy but he's just a sincere person, beliefs aside (which aren't even that crazy or unusual themselves.)
    They are pretty crazy unless you think that there should be a gold standard, and removal of the departments of agriculture and education.
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    Not that bad of a seed
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    They are pretty crazy unless you think that there should be a gold standard, and removal of the departments of agriculture and education.
    Not to mention the newsletters.

    But despite all of this I do have to admit two things about this guy:
    1 He's optimisitc
    2 He's determined
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    Ron Paul wins the spirit cup
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    Not to mention the newsletters.

    But despite all of this I do have to admit two things about this guy:
    1 He's optimisitc
    2 He's determined
    3 He looks pretty good in a hoodie for someone of his age.
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    I voted for Ron Paul in the Republican Primary. If he wasn't on there, I wouldn't have even bothered.
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    White Fusion will love him forever and ever~
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    I don't agree with his views and politics at all but you've got to admire the guy a little.
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    I got to see him in person in Philly this past Sunday. Was an awesome event, despite the rain.

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    Woo! Awesome! Go Ron Paul!

    *flashes man titties*
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    I don't agree with his views and politics at all but you've got to admire the guy a little.
    I'd maybe want to see him win if there was a strong majority of Democrats in congress.

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    Don't agree with most of his viewpoints but he is far more genuine then most Republican candidates.

    You go Ron. Get that convention.
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    3 He looks pretty good in a hoodie for someone of his age.
    Sadly that's one of best qualities out of all the republican candidates.
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    3 He looks pretty good in a hoodie for someone of his age.
    pretty good for someone a third his age wearing a ron paul mask maybe
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    Paul is NOT running to win. He is running to secure delegates, because he knows the convention will do everything in their power to have a unanimous vote to nominate their candidate. If he controls a significant fraction of the delegates, he can force the rest of the convention to modify their platform and make concessions to incorporate his crazy libertarian views. He knows he's never going to be president, his whole campaign is about forcing changes in the Republican party.
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    Man has balls of steel for him going to the convention, even though he'll be ignored by the media.
    He's the only Republican candidate that I actually admire and hope for him to win the Republican nomination, and if by some weird event, even to be president.
    You go get 'em Ron.
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    September 2011
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    But the sad part is that he won't get the party nomination, especially against Romney. Sad, but true. I've been seeing stickers and ads for him everywhere down here. Lawn ads, stickers on speed limit signs, everywhere.

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    Even though he's racist, and batshit insane on the economy standards. He does try to swing the republican party back from batshit country. He's got suprisingly modern views for an old person.
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    He's got suprisingly modern views for an old person.
    If you look deeply into the American Revolution, you'll be surprised that these views are not "modern" at all.
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    Paul, who's making his third bid for president, has failed to win a single contest this cycle and trails in the delegate race with 72 delegates to Romney's mammoth 685 delegates, according to CNN estimates. Newt Gingrich, meanwhile, has 138 delegates.
    That's not completely fair. He won the Virgin Islands Caucus which is technically a contest, as insignificant as it may seem to some people.
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    He's the only GOP candidate I'd love to have a talk with, because he actually believes the shit he says and keeps an insanely level mind, even in the eyes of a bad audience.
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    That's not completely fair. He won the Virgin Islands Caucus which is technically a contest, as insignificant as it may seem to some people.
    Though through some fluke or detail in the Republican delegate system, Romney still got the delegates from there.

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    I got to see him in person in Philly this past Sunday. Was an awesome event, despite the rain.

    Thank you god for making it rain.
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    Thank you god for making it rain.
    Still had 4,000+ people attend.

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    Though through some fluke or detail in the Republican delegate system, Romney still got the delegates from there.
    That's because the delegates aren't required to vote as their people did. In some states they can pledge their vote to whomever they please.

    Just one of the many problems with the Electoral College. Cue the CGPGrey video!

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    Still had 4,000+ people attend.
    4000 too many
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    Don't agree with most of his viewpoints but he is far more genuine then most Republican candidates.

    You go Ron. Get that convention.
    Being genuine doesn't really stand out as a 'good trait' on its own. You could just as easily be a genuine Fascist but I very much doubt many of us here would applaud that kind of person.
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    ''just wondering''
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    The only honorable thing about Ron Paul is hated by the other Republicans. His policies are absolute shit.
    He was against integration because it "infringed on personal liberty" for fucks sake.
    As well as going against the Civil Rights act of 1964.
    Against Abortion (hypocritical bullshit)
    Eliminating Government agencies like Department of Agriculture and Education
    Eliminating the Income Tax (WHAT)
    More power to States, including civil rights etc.

    It honestly hurts my head that people can overlook all these things and say he's a great candidate and completely deny that there's anything wrong with him.
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    The only honorable thing about Ron Paul is hated by the other Republicans. His policies are absolute shit.
    He was against integration because it "infringed on personal liberty" for fucks sake.
    As well as going against the Civil Rights act of 1964.
    Against Abortion (hypocritical bullshit)
    Eliminating Government agencies like Department of Agriculture and Education
    Eliminating the Income Tax (WHAT)
    More power to States, including civil rights etc.

    It honestly hurts my head that people can overlook all these things and say he's a great candidate and completely deny that there's anything wrong with him.
    "Against Abortion (hypocritical bullshit)"

    yeah except he's for the state AKA he won't even touch that
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    The only honorable thing about Ron Paul is hated by the other Republicans. His policies are absolute shit.
    He was against integration because it "infringed on personal liberty" for fucks sake.
    As well as going against the Civil Rights act of 1964.
    Against Abortion (hypocritical bullshit)
    Eliminating Government agencies like Department of Agriculture and Education
    Eliminating the Income Tax (WHAT)
    More power to States, including civil rights etc.

    It honestly hurts my head that people can overlook all these things and say he's a great candidate and completely deny that there's anything wrong with him.
    They look at him, frown, then they look over at Romney, Santorum, and Gingrich. They look back and say "We'll take him!"
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    It is sad, most people who support him do not actually know that much about what he stands for.
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    ''just wondering''
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    They look at him, frown, then they look over at Romney, Santorum, and Gingrich. They look back and say "We'll take him!"
    Then they realize they didn't even look at Obama
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    Then they realize they didn't even look at Obama
    They're Republicans. To them Obama would be Medusa.

    "Chop off its head and put it in a bag!"
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    It is sad, most people who support him do not actually know that much about what he stands for.
    I own and have read all of his books. So at least I am not part of that "most people".

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    ''just wondering''
    Keegs's Avatar
    December 2008
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    They're Republicans. To them Obama would be Medusa.

    "Chop off its head and put it in a bag!"
    Most of the people I hear talking about Ron Paul are younger people who would usually vote Democrat.
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    Most of the people I hear talking about Ron Paul are younger people who would usually vote Democrat.
    I think there was an article written last year that said Ron Paul was the most popular Republican among Democrats. I'll try to find it.

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    I think Paul is the only one that'd make Obama look like an asshole in a debate. (on some things. not shitting on obama)
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    I think there was an article written last year that said Ron Paul was the most popular Republican among Democrats. I'll try to find it.
    Well that's because he isn't a budding fascist
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    It is sad, most people who support him do not actually know that much about what he stands for.
    Personal opinions on life are different from political opinions. I could care less if he doesn't believe in revolution. It's ignorant when people associate that to politics.

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    Hidole555's Avatar
    July 2009
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    Most of the people I hear talking about Ron Paul are younger people who would usually vote Democrat.
    Considering his policies there are many dangerous what-ifs. Axing the Department of Education, for example. This would mean an end to Pell Grants as they're the ones who sponsor them. My public school is already managed (and somewhat funded) by our town, so his idea the Department of Education is directly hampering schools is, from my perspective, misled. I'm not sure of the situation in other states, but for CT I can safely say the State and Locals have quite good control over its schools.

    Despite that, still better than Romney...

    Getting rid of John Huntsman what the FUCK were you thinking Republicans?
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