Ron Paul Can't Stop Stumping

GOP hopeful can't 'turn off' enthusiasm
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 26, 2008 11:13 AM CDT
Ron Paul Can't Stop Stumping
Republican presidential hopeful Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, prepares to sign one of his books as he chats with his supporters Friday, April 25, 2008 at the College of Idaho in Caldwell, Idaho.   (AP Photo/Idaho Press-Tribune, Mike Vogt)

Ron Paul conceded the GOP nomination months ago, but the Texas representative, buoyed by fervent followers, is still out on the stump, looking to the future. “There is no way I could turn it off," he tells Politico. "I went up to Penn State and had 1,500 people. So it’s just sort of going to go on.”

As he readies a book on his political philosophy, his campaign is pushing for a Republican convention speaking slot. His base will be looking to him in deciding whether to support John McCain or go third-party. He and Mike Huckabee combined drew more than a quarter of the votes in the Pennsylvania GOP primary, which  could be a bad sign for the presumptive nominee. (More Ron Paul stories.)

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