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Ron Paul effectively ending presidential campaign


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  • LValfre CHICAGO, IL
    May 15, 2012 4:49 p.m.

    Newsflash .... Ron Paul didn't end his campaign he's ended the spending. He hasn't thrown in the towel yet.

    It's sad that the only ideologies that have a chance to represent in presidential races anymore are those with the money ... aka Romney and Obama.

  • LDS Liberal Farmington, UT
    May 15, 2012 9:07 a.m.

    Sanpete, UT
    LDS Liberal,

    I thought you liked Obama. Or have I misunderstood? I am asking sincerely. Will you really vote for the Libertarian?

    7:35 p.m. May 14, 2012


    I do like Obama, but I am not a Democrat.
    it just so happens that I DIS-like the Republicans more than any other party.

    and I have voted Libertarian every election for the past 32 years.

  • Dadof5sons Montesano, WA
    May 14, 2012 10:31 p.m.

    @ mssr,
    your statement is like saying Carl Marx is just like George Washington! No Mitt is 100% Capitalist and Obama is a Marxisit! Oil and water the two don't mix.

  • mssr Provo, UT
    May 14, 2012 9:58 p.m.

    There in no point in voting for Romney who is almost the same as Obama. RON PAUL!!!

  • TOO Sanpete, UT
    May 14, 2012 7:35 p.m.

    LDS Liberal,

    I thought you liked Obama. Or have I misunderstood? I am asking sincerely. Will you really vote for the Libertarian?

  • TOO Sanpete, UT
    May 14, 2012 7:29 p.m.

    Wally West,

    Actually, sir, I was for Ron Paul at the beginning. I wanted him last time around as well. I honestly was, not just saying that.
    Romney is going to be the nominee so I am going to support that. The thing for me is getting rid of Obama.
    I firmly believe with all my heart and soul, however, that Romney will need to have a running mate that is a staunch conservative like Dr. Paul. I would go for Rand Paul if I were Romney. That's what I'm rooting for.

  • Conner Johnson
    May 14, 2012 7:03 p.m.

    I'm still writing you in Ron Paul!!

  • Dadof5sons Montesano, WA
    May 14, 2012 6:29 p.m.

    Why should he campaign when his looney Libertarians high jack every State GOP convention.

  • Wally West SLC, UT
    May 14, 2012 6:14 p.m.

    @ TOO 2:50 p.m. May 14, 2012

    I'm going to go out on a limb and say you are a Romney-ite.

    If I were Dr Paul, I'd use my delegates as leverage. Until Mitt swore on a stack of Bibles that he would enact sensible (that rules out catering to Wall St, the religious right, or the Tea Party) legislation *if* elected.

  • Jim Mesa, Az
    May 14, 2012 6:10 p.m.

    It is one thing to stand for the white house, but another to sit in the white house.

  • trueamerican Huntsville, AL
    May 14, 2012 5:32 p.m.

    Sure. He can end it now. He made all the money he needs to retire from these presidential campaigns.

  • Hank Pym SLC, UT
    May 14, 2012 4:48 p.m.

    @ LDS Liberal 3:39 p.m. May 14, 2012

    What? Not voting for either of the Ivy League clowns?

    I'd bet Former NM Gov Gary Johnson will get the Libertarian nomination.

    From the research I've done, he seems like a decent alternative or you can always do like Richard Pryor in Brewster's Millions.

  • toosmartforyou Farmington, UT
    May 14, 2012 3:58 p.m.

    @ David King

    In politics, there are no guarantees; maybe in a communist coutry there are, but not here.

  • David King Layton, UT
    May 14, 2012 3:43 p.m.


    Ron Paul and his supporters owe nothing to the Republican party that marginalized him and used under-handed tactics to take away his victories (Maine is a good example). I can't speak for all Ron Paul supporters, but my support is not given away lightly just because someone is the party nominee. When both MItt Romney and Barack Obama support bank bailouts, the NDAA, the Patriot Act, individual mandates, and debt (whether for domestic or military spending) then I know I'll have to vote my conscience and write-in Ron Paul.

    @ toosmartforyou

    Mitt Romney cannot win without Ron Paul's supporters. I guarantee you that. You should be seeking to bridge the divide and reach out, instead of alienating them with condescending remarks.

  • LDS Liberal Farmington, UT
    May 14, 2012 3:39 p.m.


    Ron Paul and Jon Hunstman were the only Republicans worth considering.

    That leaves me with no other options than whoever the Libertarians nominate,
    or that Mormon with Utah roots who's still running for President [Roseanne Barr].

  • Utah Girl Vernal, UT
    May 14, 2012 3:01 p.m.

    Although I would not have voted for Ron Paul, unless he was running against Obama, I want to say that I think he is a classy guy, and that he ran a respectful campaign. He has the courage to say exactly what he believes without apology, and he is very firm in his convictions. I also believe he is right about many things, especially regarding the Constitution.

  • toosmartforyou Farmington, UT
    May 14, 2012 3:00 p.m.

    Nothing brings people to their senses faster than huge debt or expenses, Newt G and Ron P excepted of course.

  • TOO Sanpete, UT
    May 14, 2012 2:50 p.m.

    Now be a real patriot and encourage your supporters to not write you in. Don't let your ego get in the way like the rest of them. Encourage your supporters to stand with the nominee.