Ron Paul Can't Stop Stumping

GOP hopeful can't 'turn off' enthusiasm
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Apr 26, 2008 11:13 AM CDT
Republican presidential hopeful Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, prepares to sign one of his books as he chats with his supporters Friday, April 25, 2008 at the College of Idaho in Caldwell, Idaho.   (AP Photo/Idaho Press-Tribune, Mike Vogt)
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(Newser) – Ron Paul conceded the GOP nomination months ago, but the Texas representative, buoyed by fervent followers, is still out on the stump, looking to the future. “There is no way I could turn it off," he tells Politico. "I went up to Penn State and had 1,500 people. So it’s just sort of going to go on.”

As he readies a book on his political philosophy, his campaign is pushing for a Republican convention speaking slot. His base will be looking to him in deciding whether to support John McCain or go third-party. He and Mike Huckabee combined drew more than a quarter of the votes in the Pennsylvania GOP primary, which  could be a bad sign for the presumptive nominee.