Yet it is Paul - the sole libertarian candidate in a field of authoritarian candidates - and not those that he defeated that announces a suspension of his campaign!
[excerpt] (CNN)Rand Paul, the libertarian-minded freshman senator who was once viewed as a formidable presidential contender, is suspending his White House bid.Paul discussed the matter with staff Wednesday morning and sent out a statement confirming the decision to drop out of the Republican presidential primary."It's been an incredible honor to run a principled campaign for the White House," Paul said in the statement."Today, I will end where I began, ready and willing to fight for the cause of Liberty."Paul, a Kentucky Republican, is expected to instead place his focus squarely on his Senate reelection bid, where he faces a wealthy Democrat, Lexington Mayor Jim Gray, who has the money to partially finance his campaign.Paul finished a disappointing fifth place in Monday's Iowa caucuses, registering just 4.5% of the vote despite placing a heavy emphasis on the state's college towns to bring out younger voters inspired by his libertarian-minded message. He promised that night to continue his campaign.
Note the general lack of media reporting of his decision to be a drop out, that Paul defeated Bush, Christie, Fiorina and Kasich.
Why should it be Paul that drops out and not Bush, Christie, Fiorina or Kasich?
This is even more perplexing when we consider that it occurred just before the primary in New Hampshire, a state known for being more Libertarian.
I cannot believe that Rand Paul would drop out before the crucial primary state of New Hampshire as thousands of libertarians have moved there. Maybe Rand does not have the fire in the belly as his dad had or there are forces at work. I am very disappointed with his decision and this will reflect badly on his senatorial campaign this year- Don Meinshausen
Once again we have a demonstration of the utter absurdity of the staged state primary system with the early states getting to effectively decide the range of candidates, thus violating the Constitutional doctrine of equal protection, by denying voters in the later states the same range of choices?
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