Is Ron Paul through?
Or is that a stupid question? He’s no longer going to “actively campaign” in upcoming primary contests (yes, there are still some states yet to vote). But his campaign denies the Paul campaign is being “suspended,” the fate followed by all of Mitt Romney’s other GOP challengers. Truth be told, Ron Paul was always a different candidate - with a different strategy and, some say, a different goal. What’s remarkable is that Ron Paul is amassing delegates, the product of devoted supporters that have turned out at state conventions and haggled for votes.
So what’s the end game? No one outside of the Paul inner circle is certain, but we do know that he’ll be part of the GOP convention in Tampa, and it looks like he’ll be increasingly hard to miss.
Lois Romano, POLITICO (@loisromano)
Steve Kornacki, Salon.com/msnbc Contributor (@stevekornacki)
Ben Smith, BuzzFeed (@buzzfeedben)
Martin Bashir (@bashirlive)
Rev. Al Sharpton (@thereval)
Jay McInerney, Author, “The Juice”/Best-selling Author (@jaymcinerney)