Hard-core Ron Paulers probably won’t like the criticism in the later part of this article, and it’s hard to disagree with the economics of his campaign presented here, but the tone of the article starts out surprising warm from someone in the mainstream media. As Andrew Rosenthal writes in the New York Times:
Ron Paul announced today that he will no longer spend campaign money to compete in states that have not yet voted, which is probably wise. Mr. Paul has spent around $34 million so far to accumulate 104 delegates. That’s $326,923 and change per delegate.
So, I thought, he’s dropping out. Or at least “suspending” his bid, a semantic difference that allows politicians to go on raising money while not actually doing any campaign work. But no, Mr. Paul said in an email to supporters that he will continue accumulating delegates to the Republican National Convention in August. “Moving forward, however, we will no longer spend resources campaigning in primaries in states that have not yet voted,” he said. “Doing so with any hope of success would take many tens of millions of dollars we simply do not have.”
Actually, Mr. Paul has been spending millions without any hope of success for quite some time, and that’s never stopped him before. As he pointed out in his email, this campaign has “been part of a quest I began 40 years ago.” It’s a quest “for Liberty,” apparently.
Shine on, Dr. Paul. Read more: New York Times