Tuesday, May 15, 2012

US News makes it clear that Ron Paul won't be endorsing Gary Johnson

Here are the money quotes:

Ron Paul committed to working within, not outside of, the GOP:
He still wants to build the libertarian movement by moving the Republican party in his direction. "Ron Paul has not called off the liberty movement and the transformation of the Republican party," senior Paul adviser Doug Wead told me Tuesday morning.
Ron Paul may not be on the verge of endorsing Mitt Romney, but he's not going to bolt the GOP:
But, at the same time, he doesn't want to jeopardize the nominee's chances of defeating President Obama by encouraging a raucus and unruly insurgency in Tampa. That would set back Paul's objective of advancing the libertarian philosophy in the GOP, of moving his supporters into powerful positions within the party, and promoting his son Rand, a GOP senator from Kentucky, as a future libertarian leader. 
All of which means (although the article does not mention it specifically) that the idea that Dr. Paul might endorse Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson is pretty much wishful thinking.

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