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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Ron Paul to other candidates: Get the hell out of the race

Ron Paul, member of the United States House of...
Looking presidential already     Wikipedia
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Ron Paul on the go      Getty Images via @daylife
Mitt Romney scored a convincing win in the New Hampshire primary, but Ron Paul was no slouch either, coming in second well ahead of the rest the pack. Paul had this to say in his speech on the night of his silver medal win, "I called Governor Romney a short while ago before he gave his talk and congratulated him because he had a clear-cut victory, but we are nibbling at his heels. There was another victory tonight. He had a victory, but we have had a victory for the cause of liberty."

It was a good showing for Paul who frankly has done much better than I would have believed. Still there is a long way to go in the race for the office of president. That's what makes this call by Paul's campaign for everyone, except Romney, to get the hell out of the way, somewhat comical.  Here's the full statement issued from the Paul camp:
"Ron Paul tonight had an incredibly strong second-place finish in New Hampshire and has stunned the national media and political establishment.
When added to Paul’s top-tier showing in Iowa, it’s clear he is the sole Republican candidate who can take on and defeat both Mitt Romney and Barack Obama. 
The race is becoming more clearly a two-man race between establishment candidate Mitt Romney and Ron Paul, the candidate of authentic change. That means there is only one true conservative choice. 
Ron Paul has won more votes in Iowa and New Hampshire than any candidate but Mitt Romney.
Ron Paul and Mitt Romney have been shown in national polls to be the only two candidates who can defeat Barack Obama.
And Ron Paul and Mitt Romney are the only two candidates who can run a full, national campaign, competing in state after state over the coming weeks and months. Ron Paul's fundraising numbers -- over $13 million this quarter -- also prove he will be able to compete with Mitt Romney. No other candidate can do all of these things.
Ron Paul is clearly the conservative alternative to Mitt Romney as the campaign goes forward.
We urge Ron Paul’s opponents who have been unsuccessfully trying to be the conservative alternative to Mitt Romney to unite by getting out of the race and uniting behind Paul’s candidacy 
Ron Paul has the boldest plan to cut spending, a dedication to protecting life, and a lifelong dedication to the Constitution and limited government. He also has the necessary support to campaign nationwide against Mitt Romney.
Our campaign is already planning ahead for South Carolina, Florida, and beyond. Soon Ron Paul will head to South Carolina to begin a feverish round of campaigning.
Ron Paul is in this race for the long haul. And he is ready to fight.
See you on the campaign trail."
And a long trail it is.
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