Sunday, 25 May 2008

Ron Paul Fights On

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Ron PaulAlthough Senator John McCain has been the Republican Party’s presumptive presidential nominee since early March, Congressman Ron Paul has continued his campaign for president. “Victory in the conventional political sense is not available in the presidential race,” Paul told his supporters in March. Yet he also said that “many victories have been achieved.... The most significant achievement of our months of dedicated efforts has been the degree to which the message of liberty has spread.”

Paul and his supporters continue to use the presidential campaign as a means for spreading their message of liberty, and voters continue to proclaim their support for that message by voting for Dr. Paul, despite the fact that McCain has been the presumptive nominee for months. In the April 22 Pennsylvania Republican primary, Paul garnered 16 percent of the vote, his highest percentage in a primary to date.

The message is also making Ron Paul a best-selling author. His new book, The Revolution: A Manifesto, debuted at number seven on the New York Times bestseller list and then rose to number one the following week. He dedicated the book to his supporters. “I have never been more humbled and honored than by your selfless devotion to freedom and the Constitution,” he wrote. “The American Revolutionaries did the impossible. So can we.” (The book is reviewed in the article "Revolutionary Ideas.")

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