Thursday, June 12, 2008

Ron Paul's Revolution is over

Ron Paul somehow captured the imagination of a large group of disillusioned voters (mostly Republican) to work like OT3-level Scientologists to help their guru make it to the White House. Heck, they even had themselves a BLIMP, fer Christ's sake!

From the Associated Press:
AUSTIN, Texas — Republican presidentical candidate Ron Paul will end his campaign Thursday night and announce a new effort to help elect libertarian-leaning Republican to public offices around the country.

Campaign spokesman Jessee Benton said the announcement, expected during a speech outside the Texas Republican convention, was "not a disappointment at all. I think this is really exciting."

Paul's announcement will be a formality.

The 72-year-old Texas congressman won few delegates during the Republican primaries. But he raised millions of dollars online and developed a large, grass-roots following among those who backed his call for end the war in Iraq and smaller government at home.

Supporters have pushed for a speaking role for him at the Republican National Convention in September in St. Paul, Minn.

Paul has said he won't endorse Sen. John McCain, the likely GOP presidential nominee. Benton said that was unlikely to change.

9 comments:

Bob Symmes said...

First thing he'll do with those millions is buy a last name

Bob Symmes said...

The blimp, I suppose, could now be used as a replacement for the dead-heads' pig.....

CT Bob said...

Wasn't that the Pink Floyd "Animals" pig?

Bob Symmes said...

"A pig is a pig is a pig...you can dress it up, but it's still only a pig"

Ain't that right, Senator Lieberman?

Gunner Sykes said...

Ron Paul Revolution over?

Nah, just beginning.

http://www.campaignforliberty.org/

Pigs and blimps.

Heh.

It's not too late for you to quit your lowdown ways and join the side of the angels.

CT Bob said...

Join the side of the angels? Nah, I don't think so...

"I'd rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints"

- Billy Joel

Kaci Lynn said...

Think what you will, BOB. The revolution will go on.Like the song says, "We ain't gonna take it!"
I just love this line from Tommy Lee Jones in "Under Siege" -
Yes, of course! Hence the name: movement. It moves a certain distance, then it stops, you see? A revolution gets its name by always coming back around in your face.....
so welcome to the revolution!

Kaci Lynn said...

It is time we got back to the basics of a government by, for, and of the people. I also have to applaud the supreme court for holding to the constitution and correctly interpreting our second amendment rights. But I will also say as well, "Do a crime with a gun. Go to jail. No mercy, no quarter."

Anonymous said...

I bet you feel pretty stupid now don't you BOB. The revolution didn't end just because a fascist war monger was elected to president. It only got stronger. Someday you'll learn, until then, keep your head in that goddamn hole if you know whats good for you.