Ron Paul to run as Libertarian?

He’s got $20 million in campaign contributions, hasn’t spent much of it, and the Libertarian Party has issued an offer for him to participate in their nominating convention in May.

Ex-House member Cynthia McKinney will probably get the Green Party nomination, thus we could have two credible-to-strong third party runs in 2008.

(And I would not count Bloomberg out quite yet either…

As for Nader, if he runs, it will be a non-event and embarrassing to him. He’s done an extraordinary amount in 4+ decades, but it’s time for him to retire before he becomes a parody of himself.)


5 Responses to Ron Paul to run as Libertarian?

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  2. Ten Bears Thu, Jan 31, 2008 at 11:15 am #

    I sorta’ noticed something a bit strange maybe a couple of weeks ago but couldn’t quite put a finger on it ’till yesterday – he’s raising all that cash… but he isn’t spending any of it! What with the way the Fascist party is treating him, hanging on to the war chest is prudent.

    If Clinton/McCain/Paul is the best to be offered, we are well and truly screwed.

  3. Bob Morris Thu, Jan 31, 2008 at 2:46 pm #

    The Libertarian Party has presidential ballot status in 26 states for 2008.

    Of the top ten population states

    CA, TX, FL, GA

    NY, IL, PA, OH, MI, NC

  4. Oneunder Sat, Feb 02, 2008 at 10:36 am #

    One thing that Nader has done from day one is to stay true to himself and is cause. My hat is off to him. Let’s see if RP can do the same. Most people I speak with about him find him far to “radical”. They would have loved John Adams.

  5. Lil John Sun, Feb 03, 2008 at 11:47 pm #

    I’d rather he just won as a republican. It sounds easier.