Posted Tuesday, May 15, 2012, at 3:16 PM
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Ron Paul will not win the Republican nomination in 2012, but he might be able to shift the policy agenda of the GOP.
That’s the message from the Texas congressman’s campaign, after ceasing campaign spending in remaining primaries and instead focusing on August’s National Convention in Tampa
In a memo that surely disappointed his biggest fans, the libertarian effectively admitted defeat, noting that Mitt Romney has nearly clinched the delegates necessary to be nominated. Instead the campaign hopes to continue winning delegates and head to Florida with what Paul called a “large, respectful and professional delegation.”
While there, supporters will push their agenda of “liberty issues,” including Internet freedom, preventing indefinite detention, and monetary policy reform. Only time will tell if shifting the agenda at the Republican National Convention proves as unrealistic as a Ron Paul presidency. Stranger things have happened.
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