Monday, March 10, 2008

So...what about Ron Paul?

John McCain has reached the magic number of delegates needed for the Republican Party's nomination, and Huckabee decided it was time for him to go...but what about Ron Paul? Paul has been trailing the other candidates throughout the entire Primary season but he is still holding on! His reasons?

"Though victory in the conventional political sense is not available in the presidential race, many victories have been achieved due to your hard work and enthusiasm. We must remember, elections are short-term efforts. Revolutions are long-term projects."

Although he has run as a Libertarian in the past, he says in a video that he has no interest in running on a third party ticket. Although he is still in the Republican race, earlier today his campaign said they were planning to "wind down the race."

Do you think he should run on a third party ticket?


Athelas said...

I would like Ron Paul to run on a third-party ticket. The Republican Party is bereft of any sense of what is right anymore. I will be voting for him in November, not because I expect that he might somehow win, but because I will not throw away my vote again. A wasted vote is a vote for political expediency -- in the end, it really isn't expedient at all, it just violates your conscience while the pundits proclaim a "mandate" that really isn't there. If we would all vote on the basis of ethics and conscience, third parties would actually be a useful part of the process.