And there was wailing and gnashing of teeth on various internet forums…
Rep. Ron Paul of Texas said Monday he will not compete in primaries in any of the states that have not yet voted — essentially confirming Mitt Romney will win the Republican presidential nomination.
But fear not, he and his minions will still try to make trouble at the convention:
Mr. Paul said he will continue to work to win delegates in states that have already voted and where the process of delegate-selection is playing out. He said that’s a way to make his voice heard at the Republican nominating convention in Tampa, Fla., in August.
But it all came down to money, and he doesn’t have enough.
“Moving forward, however, we will no longer spend resources campaigning in primaries in states that have not yet voted,” Mr. Paul said. “Doing so with any hope of success would take many tens of millions of dollars we simply do not have.”
Translated, he’s not getting donations, which is usually the thing that kills off campaigns.
Farewell, Ron Paul… I look forward to taking your wacky opinions apart when you run again in 2016, and 2020, and so on and so forth.