Texas Rep. Ron Paul announced Thursday he is suspending his bid for the Republican presidential nomination to focus his time on building an organization to help recruit and elect “limited government Republicans.”This can't be good news to some of those on the far-Left who were hoping that Paul would stay in the race till November and take away votes from John McCain (ala Ralph Nader in '00 when he played a bit factor in Bush vs. Gore). And while Paul's grassroots following is pretty loyal, but my gut feeling is that since most of them share Paul's pro-life views, they'll eventually get over their overseer's resignation and hop on board the Straight-Talk Express.
“We want to elect constitutionalists, limited government Republicans across the country at the state and federal level,” said Paul spokesman Jesse Benton.
The congressman will speak about his political plans at the Texas Republican State Convention being held in Houston. Late Thursday afternoon, Paul launched a Web site for his new organization where he explained the decision to suspend his presidential campaign and form “Ron Paul Campaign for Liberty.”
“With the primary season now over, the presidential campaign is at an end,” Paul said in the letter. “But the larger campaign for freedom is just getting started.”