He went out this evening with a video thank you on his website, here is his video message to supporters:
The news report from Political Radar:
ABC News’ Z. Byron Wolf reports: “Elections are short-term efforts,” Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, told supporters in a Web video tonight. “Revolutions are long-term projects.”
Paul indicated that the 2008 presidential campaign portion of his revolution is over.
An earlier version of this report indicated that Paul would “drop out” of the race. In the video, Paul did not use the words “drop out,” opting instead to say the campaign is “winding down,” and he encourages supporters to still cast votes for him. But he referred to his campaign in the past tense.
“We are still in the early stages of bringing about the changes that this revolution is all about,” Paul said in the video. “Let us hope that we can one day look back and say that this campaign was a significant first step that signaled a change in direction for our country. Our job now is to plan for the next phase.”
If I had to guess, and because Michael said it earlier on the show, I’d bet a lot of his supporters may go to Obama since they had a similar base. Paul himself mentioned many times that he and Obama shared a base constituency.
He had a good run, but I know I’ll be missing the Ron Paul blimp most of all.
Of course, blimps often mean bad news.
So for every Ron Paul supporter who repeatedly told me “just wait until Iowa” in a very angry tone, I told you so. Nothing against Paul, just some of his supporters that would threaten my life for not mentioning him every 5 seconds.