Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Whither Ron Paul?

LewRockwell.com's Ryan McMaken, remembering that "there was once a time when libertarians weren't on TV regularly talking about Austrian free-market economics and the evils of war," rightly dismisses the idea of "one presidential election as some kind of end-all-be-all of the freedom movement" — Some Historical Perspective for Ron Paul Activists.

The American Conservative's W. James Antle, III, hopes "for Paul to be able to speak about real limited government and a noninterventionist foreign policy in a meaningful convention timeslot" and suggests that "anything that keeps the momentum going in favor of the GOP’s constitutional transformation is a victory for the Texas congressman" — Is Ron Paul Really Dropping Out?

Sunshine State News' Kevin Derby reports a recent "poll shows that in a three-way race, former Massachusetts governor Romney takes 44 percent followed by President Barack Obama with 39 percent and Texas congressman Paul in third with 13 percent" — Ron Paul Would Be Major Factor if He Went Third Party.

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Blogger Mark in Spokane said...

He's not going to go 3rd party. He is in Goldwater mode now, trying to create a legacy movement within the GOP. And he has an even better standard bearer than Goldwater did with Reagan -- Paul has his own son and US Senator Rand Paul to carry on his fight. He isn't going to cripple his son's political future by launching a quixotic 3rd party candidacy.

As Goldwater himself understood, 3rd parties just don't work in American politics.

May 17, 2012 at 11:49 AM  

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