Ron Paul, stung by a loss in the Maine Republican presidential caucuses over the weekend, says he will fight on for the GOP presidential nomination.
Some of his supporters even argue that he can turn around the Maine results and actually win the state because of an unusual delay in the balloting of a single county. It turns out that an expected snowstorm persuaded Washington County officials to postpone their area's vote until this Saturday. Paul backers theorize they can generate enough support in Washington County to change the state results and give the win to Paul. He lost Maine to Mitt Romney by 194 votes.
The results reversal seems unlikely, partly because Romney could also push his voters to show up Saturday. Also, it's far from certain that the Paul campaign can generate the necessary margin in one sparsely populated rural county after Romney has already been declared the winner of the state-wide contest.
Regardless, Paul and his allies were stung by the loss.
"You know, we were a little bit disappointed last night," the Texas congressman told CBS's "Face the Nation" Sunday, hours after losing Maine. "We did very well up there. But we're going to continue to do what we do, and do the very best and keep accumulating delegates."
He declined to criticize Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts, but did throw some zingers at the other two candidates in the GOP presidential race, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum.
"Their records are far from being conservative," Paul said.