Ron Paul is a man of the people. He is glad to be part of the liberty movement and proud of what we all have achieved so far. But this is only the beginning. With Santorum out of the race, Ron Paul campaign advisor Doug Wead is now asking the liberty movement for its opinion on what Ron Paul should do now:
You can help us decide. Here are some options. And you don’t have to chose just one. […]
Without revealing too much, and keeping in mind that this changes weekly, you would be wise to calculate that Mitt Romney has about 106 delegates less than what the national media is now showing. Santorum, even before dropping out, had about 16 less. This includes adding delegates that the media incorrectly withheld from Santorum and then subtracting its false calculations. Now add 98 delegates to Ron Paul. And you have the real picture of where it stands today. […]
We are in the process of taking over the GOP at many precinct and country levels. And that is translating into power at the state conventions where the delegations are chosen. The GOP establishment is trying to block this by telling their people not to vote for anyone under thirty years of age or anyone who is Hispanic. But our people are filling those delegate slots. Even we can’t keep up with the numbers.
This means that the convention floor in Tampa will be loaded with Ron Paul supporters. And it means if Santorum releases his delegates many of them will vote for us because they were never Rick Santorum supporters in the first place.
Don’t underestimate the power of money to influence this process. And don’t underestimate the power of money to corrupt this process. […]
Texas is important. We will get no breaks from the mainstream media. So Texas will require television advertising of our own. And that will require money. Watch the next moneybomb closely.
Read Doug’s full post, then vote below.
What Should Ron Paul Do Now?
- Make an all out effort to win the GOP nomination. (41%, 7,593 Votes)
- Prepare for a Third Party/Independent run. (27%, 4,886 Votes)
- Become the anti-Romney candidate and launch an all-out attack on Romney. (17%, 3,110 Votes)
- Stay in the race but don't antagonize the GOP leadership. Make no deals either. (9%, 1,699 Votes)
- Make a deal with Gingrich to block Romney. (3%, 640 Votes)
- Seek a deal with Romney while it still matters. (2%, 456 Votes)
Total Voters: 12,236
(Note: We took the liberty to slightly modify some of the options for clarity purposes.)
Photo by Gage Skidmore.