LawFuel.com – Although Ron Paul has won no contest in the current primaries and holds perhaps 10 per cent of the delegates Mitt Romney has under his belt, he says what is expected of such a pragmatist: winning the presidency isn’t everything.
But Ron Paul’s battle has been about something perhaps even bigger – winning the battle to advance the cause of libertarialism.
As CBS report:
Start with the vote totals. Despite his lack of wins, Paul has consistently won more votes in the 2012 cycle than he did in his presidential run four years ago. In Ohio, he went from 49,027 votes in 2008 to 111,238 votes in 2012; in Michigan, he went from 54,434 votes four years ago to 115,712 votes in this cycle. He more than quadrupled his vote total South Carolina, tripled it in New Hampshire and doubled it in Georgia.
Throughout the campaign, Paul has attracted the sort of crowds that also-ran candidates rarely see, including the 4,600 people that turned out to see him in Champaign, Illinois, on Wednesday. Meanwhile, his passionate supporters have continued to pour money into his campaign, even as Paul’s odds of winning the nomination have gotten ever longer.
So Ron Paul’s battle to win the hearts and minds of thinking Americans may be something that sees his overall success as something well beyond anything the presidency alone could bring.
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