It is my understanding, from a very reliable source, that the Ron Paul campaign laid off most of its staff nationwide yesterday. I do not know if that means he will suspend his campaign, though I hope he will continue on to the convention to make sure his voice is heard, even if ignored. I have to say that it was my impression that the campaign was poorly run at every level, top heavy with useless six-figure consultants, and frequently unfocused. I spoke at a number of RP events in Northern Virginia but they were generally poorly attended because little effort was made to publicize them. Even a February rally of Veterans for Paul held on the Mall, which I and many other local veterans would have attended, was in no way advertised to reach a wider audience beyond the organizers. I think Dr. Paul could have carried the Old Dominion with a little more effort and I would bet that has also been true in other places. It is such a tragedy because the Paul message of genuine change in how we do business was coming at the right time and creating a great deal of enthusiasm, particularly among younger voters and independents. The blockhead establishment Republicans are only preaching war and big government and it now looks like we will be having more of the same from them or from four more years of Obama. More likely Obama.