Ron Paul, following the conclusion of his son’s 2016 GOP primary campaign, appeared on FBN’s Kennedy to discuss what’s next for libertarians. He urges libertarians and liberty-minded Republicans alike to “forget about the Republican primary, and for that matter Republicans and Democrats.” Paul insists libertarians have nobody to vote for among any of the remaining major-party candidates, and should instead seek out and support “an alternative party” such as the L.P. in spite of hurdles like debate exclusion.
The former Congressman also confirms that he won’t be running himself as a Libertarian presidential candidate in 2016, despite a series of positive references to the party in recent interviews. Paul was the 1988 L.P. presidential nominee, between stints in Congress where he was elected as a Republican. He remains a lifetime member of the Libertarian Party.