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    Posted May 14, 2012 by
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    Then There Was One - Well Sort Of - Not Quite


    The  news just broke. Texas Congressman Ron Paul is not going to actively  pursue the remaining primaries in the Republican presidential nomination  race.

    So...what does that mean?

    Paul  went on to say that he will continue, however, to work the state  convention process to shore up his delegate count. As I have been  reporting, Paul and his supporters in his Liberty Movement have been  taking over GOP State Committtees from coast to coast and gathering  delegates for the national convention to be held in late August in  Tampa, Florida. Those delegates being slated are in states which Paul  did not win. In fact, Paul has won no states to date.

    That hasn't stopped his and his supporters quest to seat delegates.

    Again, what does this mean?

    As  I have noted several times before, Paul's goal is not to be the  Republican presidential nominee, but rather it is a quest to reshape,  reform and take over the GOP from the inside. I believe he has 3 main  goals:

    1. Build his libertarian Liberty Movement

    2. Effect changes in the Republican platform at the national convention in August

    3. Build a springboard to launch a presidential run by his son, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, in either 2016 or 2020.

    Sunday  I asked if over the weekend we saw Kentucky Senator Rand Paul starting  to build a foundation for his eventual presidential bid in talking to  Iowa GOP members.


    In that report I noted:

    I  don't know about anyone else, but to me it is becoming increasingly  more obvious that we are seeing a grassroots organization in the making  that will transform the GOP over the next 4 to 8 years.

    Don't  under-estimate the power building going on state by state by members of  the Liberty Movement and the desire to keep the flame alive even after  the Honorable Gentleman from Texas moves off the political stage.

    From  the Cornfield, while it may appear that Paul is making way for Romney  to clinch the GOP nomination, I do not believe that it will be clear  sailing come convention time.

    Paul  and his supporters will make their presence known and the establishment  party leaders are going to have their hands full trying to figure out  how to adapt to an apparent hostile take-over much like the Evangelical  take-over several years ago.

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