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Ron Paul to quit race.

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It is not official yet, but the rumors are swirling that Ron Paul will be dropping out of the presidential race. On Friday Ron Paul sent a letter to his supporters saying that he will continue to talk about his message but that he would not be continuing his quest for the presidency.

The good thing about Ron Paul is that he was trying hard to keep the Republicans honest, and cut through their rhetoric on the war. And while he raised large amounts of money, and excited a significant portion of the Republican electorate, he was unable to win any Republican primaries or caucuses. In many ways, Ron Paul was the Dennis Kucinich of the Republican party.

One thing that I am hoping comes out of the this early and unnecessary political whittling process which eliminates the best candidates after a few small states hold primaries and caucuses is that the country takes another look at how this process of primaries and caucuses is done. The system is broken and we need to fix it now. As someone from Maryland, who rarely gets any say whatsoever in who the nominee is going to be, I am furious and ready for a massive change in how the primary system works in America.

Hopefully, America has had the largest and most unpleasant civics lesson in history over the last seven years, and now the electorate is steamed up enough to finally demand that something be done about it. Let's hope so.

 

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John Moffett stated:"On Friday Ron Paul sent ... by Nick Stone on Sunday, Feb 10, 2008 at 8:10:29 AM
Sir, the first sentence of your article is incorre... by Nathan Higgins on Sunday, Feb 10, 2008 at 8:51:59 AM
Hey folks, I didn't report this, I am just com... by John R Moffett on Sunday, Feb 10, 2008 at 9:09:38 AM
Yes, thank you for this, for it was your posting w... by G Achin on Sunday, Feb 10, 2008 at 9:46:20 AM
It has become even more evident just HOW the media... by Monte Post on Sunday, Feb 10, 2008 at 9:50:24 AM
Indeed, it was released on AP recetnly that Dr. Pa... by John R Moffett on Sunday, Feb 10, 2008 at 10:04:47 AM
What it sounds like is that he won't drop out ... by Bill Samuel on Sunday, Feb 10, 2008 at 12:35:19 PM
For most of us Ron Paul supportors we know that th... by Rick Theile on Sunday, Feb 10, 2008 at 1:01:42 PM
The guy is winning even when the media tries to la... by Kevin Gosztola on Sunday, Feb 10, 2008 at 2:01:28 PM
You shouldn't report rumors on the Internet.&n... by michael ketcher on Sunday, Feb 10, 2008 at 5:24:28 PM
The Constitution (sic) Party advocated killing dru... by M. Bennett on Monday, Feb 11, 2008 at 12:42:54 AM
Honestly, you call yourself a "Research scien... by Nomen Nescio on Sunday, Feb 10, 2008 at 7:51:52 PM
As sad as it is, I have been reading the pundits t... by MsTweetie on Sunday, Feb 10, 2008 at 7:56:05 PM
I believe Dr. Paul said he would not run as a thir... by M. Bennett on Monday, Feb 11, 2008 at 12:46:59 AM
DID ANYONE EVER THINK THAT THIS IS A TRICK OF MSM ... by RICHARD SHADE on Monday, Feb 11, 2008 at 7:11:38 AM
It's to bad if he does quit. He runs circles a... by Dom Jermano on Thursday, Feb 14, 2008 at 4:17:53 AM