I am a Ron Paul supporter. I want that man to be the president of the United States of America. He’s been doing well lately, much better than most people are aware of. His rallies have been pulling in thousands of supporters all across the country. Recent victories in Oklahoma, Nevada and elsewhere had his supporters riding a high, believing anything was possible. So why did his campaign send out that email yesterday that sounded eerily close to a campaign suspension notice? It was confusing and the media jumped at the opportunity to spread the word that he’s out. Now his campaign is scrambling to clarify the statements. Jesse Benton, Campaign Chairman announced yesterday, “We are absolutely not dropping out of this race! We are focusing our efforts squarely on winning delegates and party leadership positions at state conventions.”
I understand that Ron has been running under the radar for quite some time. Most people thought he was out long ago. The campaign strategy of wining delegates, rather than popular votes, has been clear all along. His supporters know that he’s not spending money to win the beauty contests. So why the email? Some believe that it’s a strategy to throw off the competition. Some believe Paul may have sold out.
Wenzel published an article entitled, “Did Ron Paul’s Team Sell Out?” The comments section is already full of speculation about what Ron is up to. Some think he’s made a deal with Romney. Others deny that this is the case and opt for a more rational explanation.
Doug Wead also published an article where he attempted clarify the matter, “Ron Paul is not OUT! He is UP!”
Unfortunately the media probably won’t be so quick to let the American people know that there was a misunderstanding. From my point of view his campaign just popped its’ own balloon and I, for the life of me, can’t understand why. I hope this is all just a big ploy to further disarm the Romney troops so Paul can cinch the remaining delegates.
In August, when the delegates cast their votes, for the first time we’ll be able to see just how effective the Ron Paul delegate strategy really was and whether this email was a brilliant strategic move or a most unfortunate and untimely gaffe.