1. Excuses

    Ron Paul Blows Off CPAC Summit

    Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, waves to supporters as he takes the stage at his caucus night party Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012, in Golden Valley, Minn. At left is his wife Carol. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

    Jim Mone / AP Photo

    Is Ron Paul slowing down? The Texas representative’s campaign chairman says that Paul was asked to be a keynote speaker at this year’s CPAC conference in Washington, but he turned down the offer to stay on the trail. It doesn’t look like Paul is that busy, however, since he hasn’t held a single campaign event in more than a week. Paul has in fact had a clear schedule since a gathering in Minnesota last Tuesday. Stranger than his break from campaigning, though, is his absence from CPAC which has become a popular event for Paul supporters in past years. 

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