…he’s still wrong.
Ron Paul, the patriarch of the libertarian stream in GOP politics, will announce on Tuesday that he is forming a presidential exploratory committee, taking a step to join the Republican nomination sweepstakes.
Paul, who will be 76 in August, has served about 20 years in the House representing districts in Texas, most recently the 14th, which includes Galveston. He is a doctor by training, having served as a flight surgeon in the Air Force and in private practice as a gynecologist.
Ronald Reagan, BTW, was old as heck in office, had Alzheimer’s and was still much younger than Paul when running.
I’m thinking being well beyond mandatory retirement age is probably a detriment to have the new, fresh ideas we need to deal with the 21st century. Ron Paul’s devotees are some of the funniest, most passionate, and least informed (with actual facts…they’ve got TONS of other data) people you meet. The majority is his strongest supporters are truthers, birthers, and anti-gubmint nuts, all of which seem to love Paul’s only solution to every single societal problem: less government.
The sad thing about this ideology is that a) it’s utterly inflexible and b) reality has no bearing on it (which are kinda the same thing). Paul is one those people who actively campaign on how government can’t do anything right, and then does his best to make that come true once elected.
He’s not a serious candidate, at least if you consider some hope of winning a necessity for “seriousness” but given our media’s ability to monetize stupidity (see: Trump, Donald), he’ll stick around for a while and his supporters will lament that his lack of support is because no one really knows what is going on and they are all just sheeple.
The rest of us know that’s exactly why he gets so little popular support and such huge passionate support.