Ron Paul's Presidential Endorsement. For Real, This Time.


Two weeks after his "third party alliance" press conference, three weeks after the Rally for the Republic, Ron Paul finally dives in and endorses a presidential candidate. This guy.

Paul's reasoning had a lot to do with Bob Barr's snub of the third party presser.

The Libertarian Party Candidate admonished me for "remaining neutral" in the presidential race and not stating whom I will vote for in November.   It's true; I have done exactly that due to my respect and friendship and support from both the Constitution and Libertarian Party members.  I remain a lifetime member of the Libertarian Party and I'm a ten-term Republican Congressman.  It is not against the law to participate in more then one political party.  Chuck Baldwin has been a friend and was an active supporter in the presidential campaign.

I continue to wish the Libertarian and Constitution Parties well.  The more votes they get, the better.  I have attended Libertarian Party conventions frequently over the years.

In some states, one can be on the ballots of two parties, as they can in New York.  This is good and attacks the monopoly control of politics by Republicans and Democrats.  We need more states to permit this option. This will be a good project for the Campaign for Liberty, along with the alliance we are building to change the process.

I've thought about the unsolicited advice from the Libertarian Party candidate, and he has convinced me to reject my neutral stance in the November election.  I'm supporting Chuck Baldwin, the Constitution Party candidate.

Thanks to commenter GG. My interview with Baldwin is here. But if you want some unfiltered Chuck, go to his column site. You can read opinions like this:

If America wishes to remain a free and independent republic, if this nation truly desires future peace and prosperity, and if we genuinely aspire to remain a blessed and protected land, we must quickly throw off this foolish infatuation with multiculturalism, which is nothing more than an attempt to de- Christianize our country, and humbly return to the God of our fathers!

And this:

Call it what you want—"New World Order," "International Order," "International Community," "World Law." It all means the end of U.S. sovereignty and independence. Americans need to be aware that power hungry politicians from both parties along with money hungry executives from multinational corporations pose a much greater threat to our liberties than any foreign terrorist does.

And this, from 9/14/01:

For nearly a half-century, we have forsaken the moral principles of Heaven. We have legally murdered too many unborn babies. We have too readily accepted aberrant, sexual behavior. We kicked Heaven out of our schools, out of our homes, and out of our hearts. As a result, God is giving us a little taste of Hell.

And so on.

UPDATE: I talked to Barr campaign manager Russ Verney about the tiff.

reason: What's your reaction to Paul's statement?

Verney: That's what leadership is all about: Making decisions. On election day Bob Barr's going to offer a mesage that appeals to Ron Paul's voters, and we're confident we'll win them.

reason: Are you disappointed to lose Paul's endorsement like this?

Verney: No, and this should have been a long time ago if Ron Paul wanted to help Chuck Baldwin. The time to do this was right at the Rally for the Republic, when there was focused attention on what Paul was doing, right in front of the doors of the Republican convention.

reason: Do you regret skipping Paul's press conference and holding your own? That was clearly the impetus for Paul's decision.

Verney: No, it wasn't a mistake. We stand by our position. This is all about liberty, and liberty-minded voters need to know that concentrating their support in the Libertarian Party.