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  •  I really thought this would be the year Ron Paul (13+ / 0-)

    would break off and run independent or Libertarian. I suppose it's about his son not needing that as a member of the GOP right now.

    •  From what I can tell Ron Paul leveraged some (16+ / 0-)

      fairly serious deals for his son this cycle.  I keep tabs on Alex Jones (it's always of some benefit to know how close to the edge the fringe righties are) and it is pure comedy gold to listen to him talk about Ron Paul these days.  

      Essentially Ron Paul kept fund raising even after it was clear he wouldn't get the nomination promising a floor fight while at the same time cutting some sort of deal to get his son's star to rise in the GOP. The end game wound up being no floor fight, alot of money going into the Paul coffers that will probably benefit his retirement and Rand in line (that's my speculation, anyway) for a powerful chairmanship if the GOP takes the Senate.  

      The only problem is that the Libertarians fractured over it and alot of them will probably either vote Johnson or stay home.  Seriously, when Alex Jones starts yelling about how he never wants to hear Ron Paul's name again... that's a good sign for the cause of sanity.  

      "If you can find money to kill people, you can find money to help people." -Tony Benn (-6.38,-6.36)

      by The Rational Hatter on Mon Oct 15, 2012 at 10:48:26 AM PDT

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      •  Ron Paul's run was never about Ron Paul (0+ / 0-)

        The man is a relic and never had any real chance of winning. But Rand Paul does in 2016. This run was all about building a network to keep the Paul name going. And Rand Paul has far more power in the Senate than his father has ever had in the House.

    •  Ron Paul used to run as a Libertarian (0+ / 0-)

      Never came close to being elected. So he sold out and ran as a Republican. Got elected. He's been a RINO ever since.

      If it's
      Not your body,
      Then it's
      Not your choice
      And it's
      None of your damn business!

      by TheOtherMaven on Mon Oct 15, 2012 at 05:40:23 PM PDT

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