People don’t walk up and say ‘Oh please drop out.’ People walk up and say ‘I’m glad you’re here. I’m glad you’re talking about ideas. Please stay in.
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Ron Paul is not really the GOP’s problem: It’s his followers, perhaps as much as 15 percent of the general electorate, many of them young, vocal and highly energized. Like Paul himself, they’re not exactly party regulars.
No, Paul and his followers promise to be a lot like that fired employee who, if “handled” incorrectly at farewell, will make it his life’s work to, if not bring your organization down, at least show you how very wrong you were to cut the cord.