Did you hear about how Ron Paul was snubbed at the Republican National Convention? (snubbed video)
Ron Paul has said he won’t be running for President again, or Congress for that matter. Whatever his imperfections, I will miss the guy, and I’m not alone. The question is what will become of his many followers.
It’s safe to say that Libertarian Gary Johnson will be on the ballot in Rhode Island, and that he’ll pick up some of the votes that Paul would have gotten if he were on it. Other Paul voters will be divvied up between Romney, Obama, Jill Stein, or perhaps most likely not show up to vote. I fear in particular that many of his young supporters will simply opt out.
Ron Paul’s anti-Fed, pro-peace, and pro-legalization stances have garnered him a large and enthusiastic youth following, and it would be unfortunate to lose it from political engagement. It doesn’t help that the other champion of these causes, Dennis Kucinich, has himself been pushed out of Congress. The last real hope for leadership on these taboo policies is Bernie Sanders in the Senate, and he is no spring chicken himself. Who will keep the independent minded voters involved when all their heroes are gone?
Well, I can’t speak for the rest of the races in the country, but I can offer Paul voters some solace here in District 2. On November 6th, there will be a Congressional candidate who will work for Federal Reserve System accountability and reform, support the legalization of cannabis, work for peace, and call for an audit of the Pentagon. That candidate is me, and if you’re interested in learning more about my platform, I encourage you to visit my website and follow me on facebook and twitter.