On one level, this is a shameless political plug. I’ve tried hard to stay away from those, at least at a shameless level 🙂 Lately, however, there are many misconceptions about Ron Paul, mostly due to the media largely promoting either President Obama [CNN, MSNBC, ABC, NBC, CBS, etc.] or Mitt Romney over Rick Santorum [Fox News Channel].
The following is a group of clips that I selected from a campaign letter from Ron Paul, dated today. The selections focus specifically on misconceptions that have arisen out of Super Tuesday [last Tuesday], when a large number of states held preliminary votes.
The media centered, not surprisingly, on Romney and Santorum [as the only viable Republican candidates], but from the below revelations, there is quite a different picture to be painted in reality than the one being painted by the mainstream media.
In this respect, I hope this post will be viewed more as a corrective to the blatant and out-of-control political bias in this country as opposed to a political plug for Ron Paul. Please especially note the last four paragraphs for the heart of what the media is excluding from this story.
[all capitalizations and underlinings are original to the letter and not my own.]
From Ron Paul:
The fact is, just like in many of the earlier contests, very few delegates to the Republican National Convention were decided on [Super] Tuesday. Most will be decided several weeks, or even months, from now at District and State conventions.
While I didn’t win any state’s straw polls [on Super Tuesday], my team expects me to win a plurality of delegates in at least three states, as well as outright majorities in two more of the states that have already started their process.
No candidate for President has even made it one-third of the way toward the number of delegates needed to win the nomination.
With the decisive number of delegates still to be awarded between now and June, and with our activists swarming local and county delegate selections, you and I will surely end up with an army of delegates…
I am vowing to you today that I will keep fighting. I will fight in every convention and every place where delegates will be selected. I will fight until there is a clear winner – not because the media says that’s the end, but because the nomination has been clinched.
By my calculations, that may never actually happen. Even if one candidate starts to rack up a clear advantage, it is unlikely he will have all the delegates needed to win on the first ballot.
And if that is the case, then the hundreds of delegates who support our ideals and my campaign (many of whom may be bound to another candidate for the first ballot or two but then free to vote their conscience), will be unleashed.
They will hold the key to deciding the nominees for President and Vice President, as well as what the platform and policies of the Republican Party will be.
With no candidate even one-third of the way to locking up the nomination, and our campaign set to bank far more delegates then the media acknowledges, now is not the time to back off, back down, or quit.