What was it I said when Ron Paul declared he would not continue campaigning in the primaries? Let’s go back:
If you weren’t going to vote for Ron Paul by now, his campaigning in your state wouldn’t change that. And if you were, you still are.
And for Camp Paul, this campaign hasn’t been about winning primaries, but racking up delegates.
So, yeah, like I was saying:
This past weekend, Paul accomplished that goal, winning 12 of 13 delegates at the state GOP convention.
“Victories in Minnesota and other states demonstrate that Ron Paul supporters possess the adaptability, organizational muscle, and unmatched enthusiasm required to continue winning delegates in upcoming contests,” Paul campaign manager John Tate said in a statement.
Paul’s victory means 32 of Minnesota’s 40 national delegates will now be committed to Paul at this summer’s Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. The libertarian-leaning GOP candidate is remaining in the presidential race to compete for delegates in the hopes of shaping the convention and influencing the party platform.
He also recently took all of Maine’s delegates. And who know exactly how many more.
While he may not be campaigning, and while he may not have won a state in the primaries, I still contend this delegate strategy is going to make the GOP convention a national version of the Missouri Caucuses.
I’m not saying his supporters are going to get him the nomination, but they will have an impact on things, and it could get heated.