Speaking about last Saturday’s Iowa Republican convention, National Public Radio (NPR) reported,
“If Saturday’s convention is any indication, Mitt Romney may not be in for smooth sailing at this summer’s national convention in Florida.
“Why the rancor in Iowa? Many longtime party activists say supporters of Texas Rep. Ron Paul are taking over and that tone continued throughout the day. Paul backers will make up all but a handful of Iowa’s 28 delegates going to Tampa.
“Of the 25 delegates up for a vote at the convention, 21 support Paul. They are unbound, meaning they can vote for whomever they choose at the national convention.”
Will someone please help me understand? Is Ron Paul still competing for the Republican nomination for President, or has he dropped out of the race?
I’m a semi-intelligent, semi-informed individual. I follow the news every day. But somehow, despite Rand Paul’s assertion that Romney has won the nomination, I have not heard a definitive declaration that Ron Paul has stopped running.
So, if any of you know, please tell me–is Ron in or is he out?