Ron Paul: Scaling Back, Still Down With GOP


Ron Paul, in a statement today, announces he's scaling back his presidential campaign in recognition of the impossibility of a brokered convention, will fight strongly to retain his congressional seat ("If I were to lose the primary for my congressional seat, all our opponents would react with glee, and pretend it was a rejection of our ideas. I cannot and will not let that happen"), and will still definitely not do a third party run (which disappoints me, for one). He also reveals he's a secret Trotskyist. (Well, at least in the sense that he hopes his movement will become a "permanent revolution" within the GOP.)

My February reason cover story on the Ron Paul movement.