Should Ron Paul Stick It Out as a Republican?

I just read an interesting article about whether or not Ron Paul should pursue the Presidency outside of the Republican Party. This is something that I’ve touched on before on this site, including here and here.

Frankly, the Republican Party is an immoral joke. It has been overrun by warmongering, belligerent corporate tools who would run this country into the ground if they could gain more power and wealth – and that’s just what they and the Democrats are doing. The Party is not currently worthy of a candidate like Ron Paul.

I disagree with the author’s assertion that not winning the nomination would mean the collapse of the Paul movement. A high level position in a future Romney Administration (as has been speculated) would put Dr. Paul in the spotlight from time to time over the next 4 to 8 years and get Americans used to someone like him. It would also allow him to continue on in the Federal Government instead of dropping out. He wouldn’t win the war, but he’d win a major battle.

Still, I’d prefer him to run outside of the Republican Party. What about you?

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