(CNN) - Ron Paul can still deliver large crowds, despite a trailing delegate count and single digit national and state-wide polling figures.
And his campaign is making sure the media is aware.
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The Republican presidential candidate drew an approximately 5,800 person crowd at a campaign rally at the University of Los Angeles Wednesday night, according to a press release from the Texas congressman's campaign.
He held another 6,000-plus event Tuesday night at a town hall meeting at California State University at Chico, the campaign proudly announced.
The 12-term congressman is popular among younger voters and often frequents college campuses.
Paul, who is making his third bid for the White House, currently has 71 delegates, behind Mitt Romney's 657, Rick Santorum's 273 and Newt Gingrich's 137. He would need to win 96% of the remaining delegates to reach the 1,144 representatives necessary to clinch the GOP nomination.
Penn state is also Ron Paul's state. Is msm forgetting this factoid?
As for the gold standard, it appears Paul bought a lot of gold from Glenn Beck's advertisers, and would like to cash in.
Time to give it up Don Quixote!! Close ranks and get on the Romney train to the Whitehouse.
I still don't get where all the news media is getting these delegate estimates from. It has nothing to do with the popular vote.
Paul is true to his convictions, not all of which I share. But his honesty is in stark contrast to the remaining candidates in the GOP race.
a fire draws a crowd too. So does flip flop mitt, people are fascinated by all these looneys.
This simply isn't true. More spin by the MSM. Ron Paul has significantly more than 71 delegates. In delegate terms we've won Iowa, Maine, Missouri, Nevada, and Washington. How about you bring that up to the general population for once? Viva la Intellectual Revolution!!! :D
Not sure why Ron Paul is still in the race. Yes, he draws crowds, but it appears that those crowds don't vote for him.
Nice to know that the party of right is moderating its own candidates to ensure that the chosen one gets the media attention, and the required amount of delegates. That includes the voter fraud that has been eluded to by the RP camp. NICE !
Go Ron. Despite some of your strange Constitutionalist views, you are the only GOP candidate to remain on track and true to your beliefs. For that I congratulate you !!