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    Rand suspends campaign

    No word from anywhere else yet but they are reporting Rand has suspended his presidential campaign...

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    Last edited by Brian4Liberty; 02-03-2016 at 11:26 AM.
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    No effin' way!

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    It's on their website.

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    "It's been an incredible honor to run a principled campaign for the White House. Today, I will end where I began, ready and willing to fight for the cause of Liberty," Paul said in a statement. "Across the country thousands upon thousands of young people flocked to our message of limited government, privacy, criminal justice reform and a reasonable foreign policy. Brushfires of Liberty were ignited, and those will carry on, as will I.

    "Although, today I will suspend my campaign for president, the fight is far from over. I will continue to carry the torch for Liberty in the United States Senate and I look forward to earning the privilege to represent the people of Kentucky for another term."
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    So is Fox Business.

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    It's the smart thing to do. Curious if he throws an endorsement anyones way before the nomination is decided.

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    MSNBC also reported, with a statement from Rand saying "he will continue the fight" for liberty in the US Senate.
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    If he throws his support to Ted then a deal was made.



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    This saddens me, but is the reality that has been coming for a bit now. I think this is the responsible thing to do, and not waste donor money on a campaign that is not going to be winning.

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    Just saw this on ABC.

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    Well Huffington Post now too, but why not a twitter from Rand ?

    Nice publicity stunt anyway . . . might be a fun day.

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    Wow, how depressing (

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    $#@!, really?
    Non-violence is the creed of those that maintain a monopoly on force.

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    Bummer, but the writing was on the wall. Still happy to have supported him!

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    Take heart:

    "Conservative realists as well as libertarians are apt to be dismayed by Rand Paulís fifth-place finish in Iowa, ahead of Bush by roughly two points but behind Ben Carson by nearly five. Ron Paul had finished third in 2012, with 21 percent of the vote compared to his sonís 4.5 percent this year. But anything short of the nomination is only worthwhile as a learning experience and as an opportunity for further organization, and in that regard Paulís well-wishers need not be discouraged. Though the Republican Party has reverted to a hawkish disposition since 2013, there is still a better-organized counter-neocon faction in the party today than there was in 2003, when the Iraq War began, or even 2006, when Republicans paid the political price for the war. And itís notable that the top finishers in Iowa, Trump and Cruz, while being far from realists or libertarians, are almost equally far from being neoconservatives. The partyís foreign-policy attitudes are more diverse today than they were even in 2012."

    Read the rest - it's a very good take.

    http://www.theamericanconservative.c...ns-with-rubio/

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    They just read Rand's statement on CSPAn. Rep. Ted Yoho was on at the time and man, oh man, did he say some great things about Rand and what he stood for. Said that they were what made America great and that everyone, R or D, should back them. Said he admired Rand and was honored to know him.
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    He did say he would surprise a lot of people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mwkaufman View Post
    It's the smart thing to do. Curious if he throws an endorsement anyones way before the nomination is decided.
    Like it or not he is most in line with Cruz (or rather, Cruz more in line with Rand) so my guess is he either endorses Cruz or he endorses no one.

    My inkling is that he endorses no one especially with how hard he was hitting Cruz near the end there.

    Either way, this news only helps Cruz. I'd say most of Paul's support will go straight to him. Including me. I'm not nearly as distrustful of Cruz as everyone else is here. I'm totally on board with is domestic plan. Not a fan of foriegn policy at all but frankly, I'm more concerned about the death of Capitalism and the rise of Socialism.

    And with that, I'm probably outta here since I know just how much this board hates Cruz, haha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mwkaufman View Post
    It's the smart thing to do. Curious if he throws an endorsement anyones way before the nomination is decided.
    I would imagine not. He'd look stupid endorsing Trump after criticizing him so sharply, and Rand and Cruz genuinely don't seem to like each other. Everybody else is pure neocon. But I guess if he endorses anybody it would have to be Cruz.

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    If he wasn't going to make it into the debate, it made complete sense for him to do this.
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    5 stages of grief...already starting.

    Denial...
    Anger...
    Non-violence is the creed of those that maintain a monopoly on force.

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    Guess I will vote for the Libertarian party or Constitution party.

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    I'm guessing that he would've continued at least into NH if he was to be in the next debate, and that he won't endorse anyone.

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    It's been a tough pill to swallow this campaign cycle, but given the Iowa results and the ever increasing uphill battle it was going to be, this was the right thing to do as much as it pains me to say that. As a whole, the American people just aren't ready to have the power to run their own lives from a posistion of freedom, they'd rather live out of fear.



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    At least Rand will now focus on the Senate race.

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    Deez Nutz it is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by serenityrick View Post

    My inkling is that he endorses no one especially with how hard he was hitting Cruz near the end there.

    Either way, this news only helps Cruz -
    Except he is ineligible . . . so all efforts now to have him in the courts.

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    This election cycle sucked.

    Keep an eye on local and congressional races though there are many good people running.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan2017 View Post
    Except he is ineligible . . . so all efforts now to have him in the courts.
    People still actually believe Cruz is ineligible? lol. Alright then.

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    Maybe Thomas Massie will run in 20020?

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