Let’s be honest. Ron Paul is not going to win the GOP nomination for President. But the Ron Paul Revolution is not about putting a 72 year old Obstetrician into the White House anyway. The Mitt Robme campaign is solely about electing Robme to the Presidency, freedom and principles be damned. Same goes for McPain and Pastor Mike, as well as the Democrats, Monday Morning Hill and the American Idol. But Ron Paul has plenty of money to finish this race for the nomination, and he continues receiving donations. Just to continue getting his ideas into the public debate.
So what do you prefer, a Hamiltonian or a Trotskyite? Big Brother or Big Mother? The Libertarian Party is about much more than just offering an alternative, some alternative, to the D’s and R’s. We are the Party of Principle. And while we have plenty of people in the party who carry these principles with considerable honor, Dr. Paul has established a name that is synonymous with libertarian (small “l”). Ron Paul has the name and the money to keep the message front and center as a third party candidate, all the way to November. And in all likelihood, he’ll even be able to enter most of the debates.
We have a choice. We can go the purist route, and nominate George Phillies, or some other party regular, and start all over. Or, we can draft Ron Paul, and keep the name, money, momentum, money bombs, blimps, grass roots support, and youth base.
To me, it’s not a difficult choice at all.