POLITICO Arena: Why is Ron Paul staying the course?

POLITICO Arena asks: Why is Ron Paul bothering to stay in the race?  Is he still influencing national discussion at this time? And will his movement outlive the campaign? Read other responses at Why is Ron Paul staying the course?

BENJAMIN: Based on interviews and public statements, Rep. Ron Paul does not envision winning the GOP nomination. He is intent on going to Tampa with enough delegates to be influential.

Rep. Paul may be key to taking Mitt Romney over the top in exchange for planks in the GOP platform regarding the Fed and monetary policy.

Rep. Paul is not only building a movement — he’s built one. I believe he wants to steer the Republican party back to its fiscal conservative roots. He clearly intends for his “movement” to outlive his presidential campaigns.

Michael Benjamin

Why do think Ron Paul is staying the course? Have your say below.


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A former state legislator turned NY Post editorial board member, thought-leader, public affairs consultant and commentator, columnist and blogger. Michael has appeared on Al Jazeera America Tonight, NY1/Inside City Hall, FoxNews.com LIVE, YNN/Capital Tonight, The Brian Lehrer Show, The Fred Dicker Show, The Capitol Press Room, and The Daily Show. His op-eds have appeared in the NY Post, City and State, The Legislative Gazette, Bronx Times, The Troy Record, Buffalo News, and the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. To schedule speaking engagements, email FOMB08@GMAIL.COM.
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