PRESS RELEASE from Ron Paul 2012 PCC
For Immediate Release: May 15, 2012
Contact: Gary Howard
Delegate Strategy Memorandum
Key strategy document details campaign’s
delegate-attainment strategy ahead of state conventions and Republican
LAKE JACKSON, Texas – The
Ron Paul 2012 Presidential campaign announced today details of its
delegate-attainment strategy as it pertains to bringing hundreds of
bound and unbound delegates to the Republican National Convention in
Below please find the text of the memo, authored by the campaign’s
Chief Strategist and National Campaign Chairman Jesse Benton.
Every day, I see firsthand how humbled and encouraged Dr. Paul is to
have the enthusiastic support of so many who are committed to
revitalizing our country.
Let me be very clear. Dr. Paul is NOT ending his campaign.
As Dr. Paul has previously stated, he is in this race all the way to
the Republican National Convention in Tampa this August.
And he is deeply grateful for every resource he has been entrusted with
to run an historic campaign that continues to defy all expectations.
Looking ahead, our campaign must honor that trust by maximizing our
resources to ensure the greatest possible impact at the National
So while our campaign is no longer investing in the remaining primary
states, we will continue to run strong programs at District and State
Conventions to win more delegates and alternate delegates to the
To this end, our campaign has several positive and realistic goals:
1) Having recently WON
Maine, we believe we can win several more states.
2) We will win party
leadership positions at both the state and national level.
3) We will continue to
grow our already substantial total of delegates.
We will head to Tampa with a solid group of delegates. Several
will be bound to Dr. Paul, and several hundred more, although bound to
Governor Romney or other candidates, will be Ron Paul supporters.
Unfortunately, barring something very unforeseen, our delegate total
will not be strong enough to win the nomination. Governor Romney
now within 200 delegates of securing the party’s nod. However,
delegates can still make a major impact at the National Convention and
All delegates will be able to vote on party rules and allow us to shape
the process for future liberty candidates.
We are in an excellent position to make sure the Republican Party adds
solid liberty issues to the GOP Platform, which our delegates will be
directly positioned to approve. Our campaign is presently working
get several items up for consideration, including monetary policy
reform, prohibitions on indefinite detention, and Internet freedom.
Finally, by sending a large, respectful, and professional delegation to
Tampa, we will show the Party and the country that not only is our
movement growing and here to stay, but that the future belongs to us.
Dr. Paul will begin this new phase of the campaign this Friday by
speaking and holding several events at the Minnesota State
He has also recently accepted an invitation to speak at the Texas
Convention, and we are busy scheduling appearances around other state
As Dr. Paul stated in his message yesterday, this fight is NOT over.
We will continue fighting and expanding, and “we will not stop
we have restored what once made America the greatest country in human