By Dani Cook
On Sunday, Ron Paul shared his reasoning for remaining in the GOP presidential race despite the conventional wisdom that he has no chance at securing the nomination. Paul stated that he is attempting to “save the Republican Party from themselves.”
While Paul agrees it seems likely that Mitt Romney will be the Republican nominee, he said “the votes haven’t been counted“ and ”there‘s no way I’m going to give up on the effort to get the Republicans back to their roots.”
The Texas congressman said, “The truth is, I’m trying to save the Republican Party from themselves because they want perpetual wars, they don’t care about presidents who assassinate American citizens, they don’t care about searching our houses without search warrants, and these are the kind of things people care about.” He was likely referring to The Patriot act, the continuing US involvement in several wars, legislation brought forth by the Obama administration such as NDAA, H.R. 347, the assassination of Anwar Al-Awlaki last September, and so on.
Paul criticized the Obama administration and his fellow candidates by saying they “represent the past,“ He stated his views are ”very, very popular. We represent the future.” “We represent the future about what freedom really brings us: Free markets and sound money and civil liberties and a sensible foreign policy.”
Many wonder if Ron Paul will seek a third party nomination, should he not secure the GOP spot. Conventional wisdom states the Libertarian party would hand him their nomination immediately, should he be willing to accept. The fear remains on the right that a third party candidacy for Paul would mean a win for Obama.
So the question remaining on the minds of many is simple. Will Ron Paul support Mitt Romney should he succeed in securing the republican presidential nomination? When asked Paul said, “I haven’t made that decision yet, I’m still campaigning.” It seems for now that answer will remain a mystery.