John McCain has knocked out the last of his Republican opponents, right? Ron Paul begs to differ. "I'm still involved, nothing has changed," he told MSNBC after successfully defending his Texas congressional seat in the GOP primary. Paul has no plans to drop out and will resume traveling the country preaching his small-government credo. He'd even address the convention. "It would be nice," he said. "They may not want me to."
Paul claims 40 or 50 delegates are pledged to him, but he won't endorse McCain because he lacks conservative bonafides. The national attention means "life will never be the same again," says Paul. “The last two times I’ve quizzed Bernanke, I got national coverage; I get phone calls, people from the trading pits in Chicago react to it. They cheer me on.”