Ron Paul News Roundup for Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Paul to continue Presidential Bid

The Rise of “Ron Paul Republicans”

Will there be More “Hotties 4 Ron Paul”, the Sold Out Calendar? 

The big news this morning is that Ron Paul has announced that he will stay in the Republican presidential race.

And that the “Hotties 4 Ron Paul” calendars are sold out–and there won’t be any more printed.

Also, that more candidates are running under the “Ron Paul Republican” banner–one just announced in Michigan.

Click on Krista to enlarge this month’s Featured Ron Paul Hottie

Repeating what he’d insisted: that Ron Paul will stay in the race.

“I will stay in as long as my supporters want me to,” the Texas congressman said on American Morning Wednesday. “I was very reluctant to enter the race, didn’t think it would last more than a month or two, but to my amazement, we literally got hundreds of thousands of supporters and millions of dollars, and they are still very enthusiastic. And I say as long as the number of volunteers continues to grow, and the money comes in, and there are primaries out there, and they want me to be involved, I am going to stay involved.”

Paul won 5 percent of the vote in Wisconsin and 7 percent in Washington State in yesterday’s Republican primaries. He said he believes his unlikely run has attracted others of similar political leanings who want to run for Congress.

One such person is Linda Goldthorpe of Michigan. She announced plans to run as a “Ron Paul Republican”.

Linda Goldthorpe of Curtis in the Upper Peninsula plans to run in the Republican primary against state Rep. Tom Casperson and conservative Don Hooper, and if she prevails will run as a “Ron Paul Republican” against seven-term Democratic Congressman Bart Stupak.

An outspoken disciple of Ron Paul, Goldthorpe says she has called herself a “pro-life Libertarian” for years.

Libertarians were an important part of the Reagan Republican coalition in the 1980s, but with the election of George Bush and the rise of “compassionate conservatism” –politicalspeak for more big government spending–libertarian concerns of smaller government and less government intrusion seem to have been pushed to the back of the Republican national agenda.

More on Libertarians, Ron Paul’s congressional challenge back home, and the Hotties.

Read rest of story:

Ron Paul: Will Stay in Race, Will Help “Ron Paul Republicans” 

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Ron Paul: Will Stay in Race, Will Help “Ron Paul Republicans”

Mondoreb blogs at Death By 1000 Papercuts. Interested readers can e-mail him at
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