March 10th, 2008
08:40 AM ET
13 years ago

Ron Paul: My 'campaign is never over'


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(CNN)— John McCain may have clinched the Republican presidential nomination last week, but rival Ron Paul told CNN Monday his fight isn't over just yet.

Given the dwindling number of primaries, “It is certainly winding down,” Paul said of his campaign in an interview Monday. However, “If you’re in a campaign for only gaining power, that’s one thing. If you’re in a campaign to influence ideas and future of the country, the campaign is never over,” said Paul who explained he has every intention of participating in the upcoming April 22 primary in Pennsylvania.

Although his campaign has largely been considered a long shot, Paul garnered a legion of enthusiastic supporters and was able to raise more money than many better known candidates in the field.

The Texas congressman also said he is not likely to support McCain because he disagrees with the Arizona senator on several issues. Paul acknowledged his party's unity is vital right now, but said he can’t reject what he’s talked about and supported for 30 years.

Ron Paul is the only Republican Presidential candidate to call for a speedy withdrawal of troops from Iraq. He also opposes the federal income tax and supports limiting federal spending.

- CNN’s Emily Sherman

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soundoff (181 Responses)
  1. tim minnesota

    Another note both Romney and Huckabee delegates are free to vote either Ron Paul or McCain. So we have another 550 delegates are up for grabs.

    March 10, 2008 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  2. ricknhouston

    Hey ! Why don't we think about reopening all of those stateside military bases that Clinton & the Bushs' closed down so our troops can have somewhere to go when we bring them home?. WOW ! Can you imagine what that's going to do for our local and national economy's? Many, many billions of $$$$$ being spent, right here at home, by Americans to Americans in every single aspect of our daily lives.... everybdy wins ... and nobdy else dies!

    March 10, 2008 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  3. Teta

    Fact of the matter is that Its over when we the voters say its over by not voting for Ron Paul. Get real!

    March 10, 2008 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  4. brandon


    March 10, 2008 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  5. Ronny Regan

    John Mcain is not a republican. Ask his buddies John Kerry.....or Ted Kennedy. Or better yet, ask his lobbyist girlfiend.

    There is your 'hero'.

    March 10, 2008 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  6. Ian

    I find it funny that nobody questions the latest stimulus package, or catches the joke. The government gives us money so that we spend it on things in order to boost the failing economy. Wouldn't that mean the economy would do better if we were taxed less in the first place? And if Ron Paul is such a joke, why is the government doing the very things he has been saying will help our economy?

    March 10, 2008 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
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