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May 15, 2012


Paul's Sneaky Convention Strategy

Ben Jacobs: "Ron Paul's campaign may have undertaken the most passive-aggressive political maneuver in modern political history. While he isn't dropping out of the GOP primary -- or 'suspending his campaign' in the current parlance -- he announced Monday he 'will no longer spend resources campaigning in primaries in states that have not yet voted.' He will still try to win delegates through the state convention process."

"This may seem like an oxymoronic concept; after all, how can one win delegates without winning votes? But the strategy will allow Paul to continue justifying his often raucous efforts to pack state conventions to win delegates for the Republican convention in Tampa."

Politico reports the Paul campaign estimates the Texas congressman will go to the GOP convention with "several hundred" of his own bound delegates, plus "several hundred more" delegates that are bound to Romney but support Paul.














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