The Ron Paul campaign released a memo Tuesday outlining the campaign's way forward after announcing Monday that the campaign is shutting down operations in upcoming primary states, reports Politico. The memo outlines steps to influence the GOP platform at the convention in Tampa and predicts the Paul will have "several hundred" delegates supporting him.
The memo outlines three goals:
1) Having recently WON Maine, we believe we can win several more states.
2) We will win party leadership positions at both the state and national level.
3) We will continue to grow our already substantial total of delegates
We will head to Tampa with a solid group of delegates. Several hundred will be bound to Dr. Paul, and several hundred more, although bound to Governor Romney or other candidates, will be Ron Paul supporters.
We are in an excellent position to make sure the Republican Party adds solid liberty issues to the GOP Platform, which our delegates will be directly positioned to approve. Our campaign is presently working to get several items up for consideration, including monetary policy reform, prohibitions on indefinite detention, and Internet freedom.
With fears that Paul delegates will try to nominate Paul from the floor, or make a scene as they have at several state conventions thus far -- including this past weekend when supporters in Arizona booed Josh Romney off stage -- the memo stresses the need for a "respectful" delegation.
Finally, by sending a large, respectful, and professional delegation to Tampa, we will show the Party and the country that not only is our movement growing and here to stay, but that the future belongs to us.
The Paul campaign is holding a conference call with reporters Tuesday morning to discuss their plans going forward.