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Ron Paul is Out…Sort Of

Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul, beloved by Republicans in Denial since 2008, is no longer spending money on any primary election activities but hasn;t quite thrown in the towel yet. The Washington Post has the full story here.  The paper reports Paul’s fundraising sources have dried up.

From the piece:

“Our campaign will continue to work in the state convention process,” Paul wrote in an e-mail to supporters.“Moving forward, however, we will no longer spend resources campaigning in primaries in states that have not yet voted.  Doing so with any hope of success would take many tens of millions of dollars we simply do not have.”

In the near future, Paul added, “my campaign leadership will lay out to you our delegate strategy and what you can do to help.”

Paul supporters have successfully increased the candidate’s delegate share in multiple caucus states by flooding state conventions and mastering arcane rules.

While Paul has already cut back his campaign significantly, as recently as two weeks ago he was airing ads in Rhode Island and Texas.

So Paul’s half empty small stadium appearance at Cal State Fullerton may have been one of his last big political appearances. Guess Irvine’s Allan Bartlett and the girls at the Moonlight Bunny Ranch are going to have to find a new candidate.