Ron Paul Ends 2012 Campaign in Order to Better Focus on 2016 Campaign

I’d forgotten Ron Paul was still even in the race:

Ron Paul won’t campaign in any more primaries, his campaign announced Monday afternoon.

A letter sent from Paul to supporters promised to continue the battle for delegates at state party conventions in order to try to influence the party’s platform, but said the campaign will no longer try to win delegates in new states — an uphill battle now that Mitt Romney is the presumed nominee and most states have gone to a winner-take-all system of delegate apportionment.

“We will no longer spend resources campaigning in primaries in states that have not yet voted,” Paul said in the letter. “Doing so with any hope of success would take many tens of millions of dollars we simply do not have.”

It’s okay — this way he’ll get a jump on everybody else for 2016. The real world can’t keep down a man who rocks internet-polls like this forever:


At least his campaign stayed around long enough to inspire this “bad lip reading” clip.

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