Gary North dishes out some interesting reasons why Ron Paul should not run third party and just continue to lay the foundation for liberty activists to takeover the GOP. North, a former Ron Paul staffer in the 1970's, also states "What he has accomplished since 2007 is nothing short of a political miracle."
National politics is a loser’s game today, unless he is building a mailing list for post-election uses. Ron Paul is building such a list. Third party politics in a non-parliamentary system is the leprechaun’s lure of gold at the end of the rainbow. Teddy Roosevelt in 1912 was the last serious candidate to run on a third party. That led to the election of Woodrow Wilson. Taft lost. The Republican faithful never forgave Roosevelt....A third party run is a kamikaze run....What he has accomplished since 2007 is nothing short of a political miracle. He gave voice to ideas that millions of Republicans hold, but which no national Republican had articulated since Robert Taft died in 1953. The non-interventionist genie is out of the bottle. The anti-FED toothpaste is out of the tube. Millions of Republicans from now on will be able to lay blame where it belongs: to the Federal Reserve and the foreign policy Establishment. “We told you so . . . and why.”
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The Tea Party Economist