Ron Paul officially ended his run for the 2008 White House today, according to a personal letter on his website (www.ronpaul.com). Paul had originally run for the Republican nomination and after failing to clinch it, determined he would run as an independent. Paul most notably had been able to stir up passionate interest from a small portion of the youth vote through his uncompromising campaign against raising taxes and expanding federal control. Anything but a conventional Republican candidate, Ron Paul proudly noted that he voted against both the Patriot Act and the Iraq War, while asserting that Roe v. Wade should not be overturned by the Supreme Court.
However, Paul has decided to end his bid after 17 months of campaigning. Asserting that the momentum from his campaign must now be channeled into “long-term efforts” instead of a fight for the 2008 Presidency, Dr. Paul stated that the American people “don’t have to live” in the world that the two major parties “have in store for us.” It seems Ron Paul has no plans to silence himself.