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As Paul’s White House campaign fades, supporters face choices

Ron Paul, member of the United States House of...

Ron Paul, member of the United States House of Representatives from Texas. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

As Paul’s White House campaign fades, supporters face choices

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Posted on Sunday, April 01, 2012 6:42:53 PM by mnehring

Ron Paul’s loyal band of supporters are just accepting now what many have known for a long time: the Texas congressman’s White House bid is fading badly.

Paul’s poll numbers are down and he has no chance of earning the Republican nomination. He is 29 percentage points behind front-runner Mitt Romney in a poll for Tuesday’s Wisconsin primary.

Now, the main questions remaining are whether his followers will switch their allegiance to another candidate, and if Paul can still carry his libertarian banner into the Republican convention in August and beyond….

…He is unlikely to drop out of the race soon, but some of his backers may gravitate toward Romney in the vote for the nomination, Republican strategist Ford O’Connell said, noting that Paul and Romney have maintained cordial relations in the often bitter campaign….

…one thing for sure is that Ron Paul would rather have Romney than (Newt) Gingrich or Santorum,…

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com …

via As Paul’s White House campaign fades, supporters face choices.

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