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Posted by on Feb 9, 2008 in Politics | 12 comments

Ron Paul Re-Aligns Himself

From The Caucus:

In a message to supporters sent just before 11 p.m. Friday night, Representative Ron Paul, a long-shot G.O.P. candidate from Texas, basically conceded that he’s not going to win the party’s nomination.

That said, he’s scaling back his campaign — but not entirely.

He said:

With Romney gone, the chances of a brokered convention are nearly zero. But that does not affect my determination to fight on, in every caucus and primary remaining, and at the convention for our ideas, with just as many delegates as I can get. But with so many primaries and caucuses now over, we do not now need so big a national campaign staff, and so I am making it leaner and tighter.

Mr. Paul clearly stated that he will not run as a third-party candidate. Right now, his priorities are serving the residents in his Texas congressional district and winning re-election.

You can read the letter in its entirety here on Ballot Access News.

Were you a Ron Paul supporter? Do you think he did the right thing? What’s the value of his candidacy been, for whom?

And to whom will his supporters now pledge allegiance?