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Monday, April 9, 2012

Why Ron Paul Should NOT Run as a Third Party Candidate

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